Doctors

Dr. Kathy Hrinivich

Dr. Kathy Hrinivich

Start date : 01/04/2004

Dr. Kathy graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995. She also has an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, and worked for two years in Lung Cancer Research. She has been working in a Veterinary Hospital for over 30 years and still enjoys every day she spends with animals.
Her passions at work include: helping people and their animal families; constantly striving to create the best work atmosphere for our awesome staff; and helping as many strays and orphaned pets as humanly possible with the resources she has.
Her free time is spent entirely with her husband Neil, her beautifuldaughters, her horses, her beautiful Maine Coon kitties, and her small pack of dogs. She also tries to sneak away to the Kitchener Stockyards as frequently as possible to rescue horses and ponies. Keep your eye on our new website for some beautiful pictures taken by Dr. Kathy - a new budding photographer!

Dr. Neil Kennedy

Dr. Neil Kennedy

Start date : 01/04/2004

Dr. Neil graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995. His passions at work include surgery, dentistry, and unraveling difficult medical cases. 

He has completed surgery courses for Cruciate Ligament Repair, Luxating Patella, Perineal Urethrostomy and Prolapsed Third Eyelid Gland, and is constantly working to excel in this area. 

His hobbies include: woodworking; sports; trail riding; and swimming. He also enjoys spending as much free time as possible with his beautiful daughters and has become quite talented in toenail painting!

Dr. Sarah Thompson

Dr. Sarah Thompson

Start date : 27/09/2009

FEB 2014 - Appointed to Council for the CVO The College of Veterinarians of Ontario

Dr. Sarah lives in Guelph with her husband Andres, daughters Paloma & Isabel, and son Jose. Also included in her family are her microscopic rescue dog Jack and 3 wonderful cats: Kitteny, Bebe and Oliver. After a not-so brief detour through Architecture School, Sarah attended the University of Guelph where she earned her BSc (Biomedical Science) in 1999, and her DVM in 2003. She began her career as a veterinarian working in a clinic in Nelson, BC, and returned to Ontario in 2006.

Sarah enjoys volunteering as a communications coach with students at the Ontario Veterinary College. However, most of her spare time is devoted to hanging out with her family (at thrift stores and good lunch spots in the Tri-Cities). Sarah also enjoys reading (mostly poetry and non-fiction) and sewing items of questionable usefulness, such as stuffed animals and quilts.

Dr. Simone van der Weele

Dr. Simone van der Weele

Start date : 10/05/2010

Languages : English / Dutch

Dr. Simone graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995. Since 1995, she has practiced both small animal and exotic medicine throughout southern Ontario.  

In 2010, Simone returned to Cambridge and joined AHC due to the Hospital's compassion and dedication to the rescue of stray animals within the community.

Residing in the countryside of Guelph with her two children and husband, she also likes to spend all of her free  time hiking and boating among the islands of Georgian Bay.

Dr. Ellie Baird

Dr. Ellie Baird

Start date : 02/07/2013

Languages : English/ French

Dr.  Ellie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010. She also has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience, with minors in Genetics and Anthropology. Clearly, her interests have always been in how science helps to explain and improve the lives of all animals -- two- and four-legged! Her passion for veterinary medicine is driven by the human-animal bond: the profound impact that loving, furry family members can have on our lives.  Her interests include: nutrition, emergency care, ophthalmology, and behaviour.

Her free time is spent with her son Henry and her loving husband Alex, who -- despite his allergies -- not only puts up with the parade of rescued animals coming into their home, but welcomes them with open arms. She enjoys gardening, camping, and outdoor adventures with dogs Quiggley and Scotty, and reading under a cozy blanket held down by cats Ava and Zambuca.

Dr. Luci Rosca

Dr. Luci Rosca

Start date : 01/01/2011

Languages : English / Romanian

Dr. Luci is a very caring veterinarian.  Her compassion shines through every weekend while looking after the many cats and dogs who visit us.  She strives to make the best pet health recommendation and works with each owner to choose the best treatment for their pet.

Dr. Anne Sylvestre

Dr. Anne Sylvestre

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Education : BSc, DVM, DVSc, CCRP, Diplomate ACVS/ECVS

Dr. Sylvestre brings her surgical skills to help the patients and pets in our Safe & Sound Rescue Project at Animal Hospital of Cambridge.

Dr. Sylvestre is a board certified surgeon with the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons.  She was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and then the University of Guelph for several years before leaving academics for private practice.  She spent seven years in a busy mobile surgical practice in Southwestern Ontario.  During this time she was able to really appreciate what the challenges are that general practitioners deal with on a daily basis.  In 2004, she joined others to create a full service, 24/7 referral hospital in Oakville, allowing her to open a rehabilitation centre and service a far greater number of animals.  For the past several years, Dr Sylvestre has also spent a lot of time at the Animal Hospital of Cambridge, helping out with the client-owned and rescue animals.  In 2002 she formed a continuing education business with the focus being on practicality and hands on learning for veterinarians, with some workshops being applicable to technicians as well.    Dr. Sylvestre has since given well over 60 workshops through Focus and Flourish.  She has been invited to speak to many international and regional meetings.  She has published research and clinical papers, book chapters and, electronic books on veterinary surgery and rehabilitation.  Dr. Sylvestre is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.

Dr. Renee Bourque

Dr. Renee Bourque

Start date : 01/10/2016

Member of American Association of Feline Practitioners

Dr. Renee Bourque graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI in 1992. After working in the Maritime provinces for a few years, she decided to make the Dundas area her home! She will join us at Animal Hospital of Cambridge bringing with her a lot of experience. Over the years she has enjoyed working in both general veterinary practice as well as within veterinary emergency hospitals.

Dr. Renée shares her home with two cats, both are Bengals. One of them plays fetch, just like a dog! Both of these cats were adopted through rescue agencies.

Her hobbies include long distance cycling (look for her in the Ride for Farley), culinary pursuits, yoga and gardening.

Dr. Renée is looking forward to meeting you and your pets, and working together to keep them healthy!    

Dr. Luke VanRooy

Dr. Luke VanRooy

Start date : 01/04/2014

From a young age, Dr. Luke fostered his love of animals while growing up on a small dairy farm in the Niagara Region. Perusing this passion, he graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014. He started practicing in the Hamilton area after graduation, and then joined the Animal Hospital of Cambridge team in April 2016. At work, he enjoys teaching pet owners about preventative medicine topics:  vaccines, dental health, weight maintenance and environmental enrichment. Outside of work, he enjoys hockey, portaging, cycling. Dr. Luke is an avid fan of all things science fiction and fantasy. He has three pets: Daphne the dog, Ness the cat and Eevee the rabbit. 

Dr. Kristi La Pointe

Dr. Kristi La Pointe

Start date : 01/08/2015

Dr. Kristi grew up just outside of Montreal, Quebec.  She has always had a love for animals big and small growing up with cats, dogs and horses. She completed a bachelor of Science and then went on to work for a pet nutrition company for 3 years prior to going back to school for veterinary medicine.  She is a 2012 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College.  Her special interests are veterinary nutrition and dermatology.

In her free time, Dr. Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, and their 2 dogs Tucker and Toby. She has also kept her love of horses and enjoys horseback riding.   Robin is her equine partner of over 15 years at her family's farm in Erin.

Dr. Anna Skorobohacz

Dr. Anna Skorobohacz

Start date : 16/10/2016

Dr. Anna graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012 and began practicing small animal medicine in Burlington shortly thereafter. Her passion for animal welfare began at a young age and has only intensified in her years as a veterinarian. 

Dr. Anna’s hobbies include bee keeping, hiking, and bird watching – she has had the opportunity to visit China, Colombia, and the Caribbean to catch a glimpse of her feathered friends!  She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, and makes sure to head north to cottage country every summer. Dr. Anna also loves to spoil her two kitties, Lyla and Charlie, making sure there is a cat tree in every window and a comfy bed in every room of the house (much to her husband’s dismay).  

Dr. Kaitlyn Krizmanich

Dr. Kaitlyn Krizmanich

Start date : 07/07/2017

Dr. Kaitlyn Krizmanich graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016. After graduation Kaitlyn completed a one-year small animal internship at a Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital. Ever since she was young Kaitlyn has had an innate love for all animals and an interest in the sciences. She completed three years of the Arts and Science Program at the University of Guelph and then attended the Ontario Veterinary College to pursue her dream career of becoming a veterinarian. While in veterinary School Kaitlyn had the opportunity to participate in Global Vets. She traveled to Thailand and volunteered at an Elephant Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center and at a dog and cat rescue.  Kaitlyn ended up bringing back her dog, Sami, from Thailand who now much enjoys her new life! 

In her spare time Kaitlyn enjoys hiking, camping, the outdoors, running, cycling, playing volleyball, traveling, and walking her dog Sami. 

Dr. Meredith Murphy

Dr. Meredith Murphy

Start date : 22/09/2017

Dr. Meredith Murphy joined the Animal Hospital of Cambridge in September of 2017. Her desire for building and strengthening the human-animal bond developed during her adolescent years working at a petting zoo on a local apple farm. This laid the groundwork for so many of her life adventures which included: working with conservation teams in Botswana Africa, studying endangered dolphins off of the coast of China, to wrangling horses in the Colorado mountains. Dr. Murphy’s love for animals and their ability to vastly enrich the human experience is what drew her to a career in Veterinary medicine. She joins the Animal Hospital of Cambridge thankful to be a member of such a welcoming and inclusive team in a constantly diversifying community. During her spare time Dr. Murphy enjoys woodworking and hiking. In the summers you can find her camping with her family and their 7 year old Golden Retriever "Henry".
 

Manager

Stacey

Stacey

Start date : 15/04/2004

Facilities,Finance, & Administrative Manager

Credentials : RVT, CVDT

Stacey graduated from Seneca College in 1995 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician the same year. She completed the Canadian Veterinary Dental Technician program through St. Lawrence College, by Dr. Fraser Hale, DVM, in 2000. Stacey helped open our clinic in 2004.

She is also one of our Hospital Managers who strives on a daily basis to ensure that Animal Hospital of Cambridge is providing the best care for your animals. She has adopted 3 pets from our rescue program: Shelby, a shepherd cross, and 2 cats, Mats & Crosby. 

Elaine

Elaine

Start date : 15/04/2004

Lead Technician Supervisor

Credentials : RVT

Elaine graduated from Seneca College in 2001 as a Registered Veterinary Technician, and also holds a diploma in Fish & Wildlife from Sir Sandford Fleming College (1999). Elaine is a wonderful technician who has a special interest in birds and exotics. She works hard on a daily basis to ensure that your animals are happy and comfortable while in our care. 

She is a self-professed bird fanatic, and is currently owned by several birds, including: 2 brown-throated conures named Loki and Boo, and Clementine, a green-cheeked conure. Also keeping her company at home are two Siamese cats, and Paris the dog (who, incidentally, was a rescue through our clinic!). Elaine and her husband enjoy spending time with their two son's and hope to survive the toddler years!

Kayla

Kayla

Start date : 25/05/2010

Customer Service Supervisor & Patient Coordinator

Credentials : VT, VOA, Manager

Kayla graduated from Ridgetown with a VMOA (Veterinary Medical Office Administration) diploma in May 2008. She then went on to Georgian College and graduated from their Veterinary Technology program in 2010.   In the fall of 2015, she accepted a new role as one of our hospital managers. Kayla has a vast array of animals living in the country, including 2 goats named Cookie and Sugar.

She has 3 cats, Kyler, Autumn and Sassy, as well as a  Weimaraner  named Prue who is always up to no good .....  She is so cute ... she get's away with it.  She was a rescue from our rescue program in 2012.

Makayla

Makayla

Start date : 14/04/2014

Marketing & Human Resources Manager

Credentials : BSc, Manager

Makayla's passion is animals and medicine.  She strives each day to ensure all of our clients receive the best service and the hospital is running smoothly.  The staff is grateful for her assistance every day.   She adopted a boxer from our rescue program who she now calls "AJ", and likes to spend time with her horse during her spare time.

Veterinary Technicians

Amanda

 Amanda

Start date : 01/10/2007

Credentials : RVT

Amanda is a dedicated Registered Veterinary Technician who has an extreme love for pugs. She shares her life with her husband and 2 children who keep her very busy.  

Ana

Ana

Start date : 21/01/2013

Languages : English/ Spanish

Credentials : RVT

Ana has been working in the Veterinary field since 2001. She obtained her Veterinary Technician diploma from Saint Lawrence College in 2005, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician that same year. She loves and cares for animals, enjoying all aspects of being a technician.

Ana enjoys spending time with her husband, her children, her Jack Russell X Beagle dog named Prometheus, and her two cats, Coco and Cloudy. Since becoming part of our team in January 2013, she has adopted Zoodle, a Jack Russell Terrier from our rescue program.

Ashley

Ashley

Start date : 09/05/2013

Member of American Association of Feline Practitioners

Continuing education : OAVT Conference 2015

Credentials : RVT

Ashley is a Registered Veterinary Technician who has joined our technical team.  During the week she is raising her first child, a happy baby girl.    You will see her around the clinic every other weekend.  Ashley graduated from Ridgetown College in 2011. She comes to us from a cat-only clinic and therefore posses excellent feline skills.  She is our "CAT WHISPERER", understanding how to read their needs and how they want to be handled.   She loves meeting new people and helping clients with whatever she can.  

Meghan

Meghan

Start date : 14/04/2014

Languages : English / French

Credentials : RVT

Meghan is a Registered Veterinary Technician.   She brings a renewed eagerness to learn and develop her technical skills with us. She has a special interest in photography and helps maintain our Instagram page.

She enjoys taking extra time to snuggle the pets that spend time with us in the hospital. 

Michelle

Michelle

Start date : 24/05/2014

Credentials : RVT

Michelle graduated June 2014 from the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus as a Veterinary Technician.  She recently obtained her RVT status in September of 2014 and is eager to keep learning.  Her main areas of interests in her role as a technician are dentistry and anaesthesia.   At home she has  2 dogs named "Holmes" and "Lacey" ,as well as 4 cats including "Lenny", "Apple", "Lily" and "Vinny". She recently adopted her new puppy "Lacey" from AHOC and will not be surprised if there are more adoptee's to come in the future. Outside of work  Michelle likes to bake, snowboard, read and go for walks with her dogs.

Michele

Michele

Start date : 29/01/2016

Credentials : RVT

Michele joined our team of Registered Veterinary Technicians in 2016 and is one of our hospital managers.  She has a true love for all shih tzu's.   She is currently fostering one of our rescue dogs "Koda" ( a shih tzu of course)  who suffered massive injuries from a previous dog attack.  With some extra TLC from Michele, Koda has made a full recovery.  She would love for Koda to find the right home with someone to love him.   

Jade

Jade

Start date : 14/05/2016

Credentials : RVT

Jade began her time with Animal Hospital of Cambridge as a Co-op student this past spring. She proved to be such a hard working and caring person that we asked her to join our team.

Jade grew up exploring the haymows of her uncle's barn for kittens, caring for and socializing them; in hopes of finding them homes. When she began attending Ridgetown College for Veterinary Technology, her father pursued hobby farming and consequently she shared her room with a duck incubator when home for the holidays. Jade graduated in June of 2016, and completed her registration in August that year. She is excited to be a part of our growing technical team and the opportunities to grow as a technician.

Taylor

Taylor

Start date : 31/10/2016

Credentials : RVT

Taylor recently joined our team in 2016 after graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in April 2015. She has always had a love for all animals and lets that passion shine through in her work. 

In her free time, Taylor can be found travelling the world and exploring new places, adventuring outdoors, camping, reading and spending time with her family and beloved dog Jack.

She feels lucky to be able to work with such compassionate and dedicated professionals and looks forward to meeting you and your pets! 

CarlyAnne

CarlyAnne

Start date : 05/12/2016

Credentials : VT

Carly obtained her Veterinary Technician Diploma from Ridgetown College in 2013, and is currently completing a Bsc. in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph. Her goal is to become a Veterinarian, but in the meantime she pursues every opportunity to build her skills and knowledge of veterinary medicine. 

Her home is shared with her handyman boyfriend Kyle, and their furry gang of 2 cats - "Pie” and "Nugget”, and 2 dogs - "Buddy” whom Carly adopted from her Veterinary Technician program’s animal colony, and their newest addition "Hazel”, a puppy adopted from our Rescue Program at AHOC.  

Caitlin

Caitlin

Start date : 09/08/2017

Credentials : RVT

Caitlin takes special pride in the care she gives to our patients and rescued pets. She is currently raising her new puppy Archie, a lab cross.

Devon

Devon

Start date : 16/10/2017

Credentials : RVT

Devon joined our team in October 2017. He will be completing the VTNE exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician this spring. Like many on our staff, Pugs are his favourite breed.

Customer Service Representatives

Paula

Paula

Start date : 30/07/2006

Paula is one of our wonderful, part-time receptionists who has been with us since July of 2006.  She has a Rotti X, Georgia, a Jack Russel Terrier, Tillie and 2 of our rescue cats Diesel and Cato. Along with her love of our furry friends she has a love of our feathered friends, in particular, chickens and keeps staff well supplied in fresh eggs.  She raises rare and heritage breeds as her hobby on her farm that she shares with her husband Mark. She works hard each day to make sure appointments flow efficiently so you will have an enjoyable experience for both you and your pet.

Audrey

Audrey

Start date : 28/04/2013

Audrey is one of the friendly faces you will meet when you visit us at the clinic.  She is eager to follow through with any requests you may have.  Audrey had many years of experience working in the veterinary field which is truly her life passion.   She loves serving the community and is a huge help with fostering our rescued pets.

Courtney

Courtney

Start date : 19/12/2016

Credentials : VA

Courtney is very passionate about helping animals and enjoys comforting them when they are recovering from surgery.  She plays a big part in helping our rescued pets.   

Rachal

Rachal

Start date : 24/04/2012

Rachal is the newest member of our veterinary reception team. Rachal Wiles has graduated from the University of Guelph, majoring in biological sciences, and will then pursue further education to become a veterinarian. She comes to us with many years of experience working in veterinary clinics. She will be one of the cheery customer service representatives greeting you at reception during the summer months.

She enjoys working with our rescue dogs and fostering them to give them a homey experience, aiding in their adopt-ability. (Thank you, Rachal, for going the extra mile -- though the happy wagging tails is all the thanks she wants!) She currently owns 2 pug crosses named Bella and Baxter.

Jill

Jill

Start date : 01/08/2015

Jill worked behind the scenes at AHOC when she was in high school, and has rejoined the team as a CSR in training.  

She will greet you with a bright smile and is eager to help our clients. At home she enjoys spending time with her daughter and her dog Tobi, a min pin Chihuahua cross.
 
Jill is currently on maternity leave with her son Leo.  Congrats Jill!

Vicky

Vicky

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Vicky is one of the friendly faces you will meet when you walk in the door.  She joined our customer service team in 2016 and in a short period of team has become an important part of our every day procedures running efficiently.  

Vicky has a love for creatures big and small and enjoys showing her paint horse, winning many ribbons.

Kelly

Kelly

Start date : 12/09/2016

Kelly has been a big part of our hospital for many years.  She is a huge animal advocate.   She fosters many of our rescued pets, nursing them back to health with lots of TLC.  Kelly looks forward to serving and building relationships with our pet parents.

Ashley

Ashley

Start date : 07/01/2017

Ashley is one of the friendly, knowledge customer service representatives that is here to serve you and your pets needs.  She will be happy to book you an appointment the same day you call.  Need information on services or pricing?  Ask for Ashley.

Terri

Terri

Start date : 14/04/2014

Terri is one of the friendly faces at reception you will meet when you visit our hospital. She has a special place in her heart for Chihuahua's and Pekingese.

Jade K

Jade K

Start date : 14/09/2017

Jade is passionate about pets and people. She volunteers her efforts with our Safe and Sound Rescue Project, helping to connect people with adoptable pets.

Sophie K

Sophie K

Start date : 11/09/2017

Sophie is part of our CSR team and works hard to ensure your pets needs are met and all of your questions will be answered.

Emma K

Emma K

Start date : 26/09/2017

Emma is part of our CSR team and is one of the smiling faces you will meet in reception. She has grown up around all kinds of pets and is passionate about providing you the best service to help you with yours.

Animal Care Attendants

Sharon

Sharon

Start date : 15/04/2004

Sharon is Dr. Kathy's mom (however, she is like a mom to all of our staff and is loved here very much), and she has been helping at the clinic since we opened in 2004. Sharon cares for all the pets in our hospital and gives extra love to our rescued puppies and kittens. She often provides foster care for those who need surgery or longer term care. She owns a "pack" of small breed dogs and one cat who keep her busy. She is always available to help when someone calls. 

She has spent her life working with animals and providing nursing care for those in need. Her hobbies include: gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

Charlene

Charlene

Start date : 14/11/2017

Charlene is looking forward to doing something that she loves every day... working with animals.  She treats all pets like they are her own, making sure they are comfortable during their stay with us.

Judy

Judy

Start date : 07/03/2014

Judy is one of our Animal Care Attendants who cares for the many pets and rescued animals at our hospital. 

Nancy

Nancy

Start date : 07/12/2015

Nancy is one of the caring people who gives your pet comfort during their stay in our hospital. She thoroughly enjoys spending time talking to each pet as she works away during her day.

Pet Grooming

Alexis

Alexis

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Credentials : Groomer, RVT, BSc.H.

Alexis is an RVT and groomer who graduated from Seneca College from the Veterinary Technician Program with honours in 2016.  She also has a Bachelor of Science degree with honours majoring in  Animal Biology from the University of Guelph.     She has been working with animals for the past 6 years, grooming part time for the last 4.
 
She has four cats; Lucifer,Lucky,Titten, & Pumpkin.  Her lab x is named Toro.  In her free time she enjoys playing soccer and going on hikes with her dog.

Pam-Purred Pets Grooming Services

Pam-Purred Pets Grooming Services

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Pam has been grooming pets for 20+ years. She has joined the team at the Animal Hospital of Cambridge to look after all of your pets grooming needs.  Pam grooms both dogs and cats. 

Call or text Pam at 226-499-1140 to book an appointment. 
You can send an  email to:  pam-purredpets@hotmail.com
with any questions or to request an appointment.

Pam has very flexible drop off and pick up times. Call today! Accepting new clients daily.
See grooming pictures on her Facebook site.

Ryan

Ryan

Start date : 22/08/2017

Ryan is looking forward to meeting you and your pet. He has been grooming for over 10 years and can groom all breeds. If you have questions about pet grooming, Ryan will be happy to help. You can book an appointment by calling 226-989-8691.