Dr. Kathy Hrinivich
Opened practice April 2004
Dr. Kathy graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995. She also has an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in
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
Opened Practice April 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
Start date: 09/27/2009
FEB 2014 Appointed to Council for the CVO
The College of Veterinarians of Ontario
Continuing Education: OVMA Conference 2014
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
Start date: 05/10/2010
Languages: English / Dutch
Continuing Education: OVMA Conference 2014
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
Dr. Ellie Baird
Start Date: 07/02/2013
Languages: English/ French
Continuing Education: OVMA Conference 2014
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,
Dr. Luci Rosca
Dr. Anne Sylvestre, BSc, DVM, DVSc, CCRP, Diplomate ACVS/ECVS
Dr. Renee Bourque
Started: Oct. 2016
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,
Dr. Renée is looking forward to meeting you and your pets, and working together to keep them healthy!
Dr. Luke VanRooy
Started: April 2016
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 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 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 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. Nate Tyndall
Stacey, RVT, CVDT
Start Date: 04/15/2004
Continuing Education: AAHA Conference Nashville 2017
Practice Management Track
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. Adding to her fur family (which was one cat named Jeter), she has adopted 3 pets from our rescue program: Shelby, a shepherd cross, and 2 cats, Mats & Crosby.
Elaine , RVT
Start Date: 04/15/2004
Continuing Education: OAVT Conference 2014
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 !
Start Date: 05/25/2010
Continuing Education: OAVT Conference 2017
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.
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.
Meghan , RVT
Start Date: 04/14/2012
Languages: English / French
Continuing Education: OAVT Conference 2015
Meghan is a Registered Veterinary Technician joining our growing technical team. She brings a renewed eagerness to learn and develop her technical skills with us.
She enjoys taking extra time to snuggle the pets that spend time with us in the hospital.
Michelle , RVT
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.
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.
Caitlin joined our team in August of 2017. She 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 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
Start Date: 07/30/2006
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 , CSR
Start Date: 04/24/2012
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 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.
Jade K, CSR
Sophie K, ACA
Emma K, ACA
Animal Care Attendants
Start Date: 04/15/2004
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 , ACA
Start Date: 11/14/17
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.
Start Date: 03/07/2014
Judy is one of our Animal Care Attendants who cares for the many pets and rescued animals at our hospital.
Nancy , ACA
Jessie S, ACA
Pet Grooming -
Pam-Purred Pets Grooming Services
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: email@example.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 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.