Doctors

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. 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. 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. 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).    Cat advocate.

Dr. Danielle Sample

Dr. Danielle Sample

Start date : 08/05/2017

Credentials : DVM

Dr. Danielle Sample graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011.  For six years she worked at a busy companion animal/equine practice near Hamilton.  Danielle is a very welcome member of our Animal Hospital of Cambridge team.    Her interests include preventive healthcare, medicine cases, senior pet care, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

 

In addition to veterinary medicine Dr. Danielle is also certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy through the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre and is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors.     She enjoys combining VSMT with traditional veterinary care to help her patients live long healthy lives.

 

Dr. Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband, her beautiful  little girl, two cats  and their dogs.    I her spare time she enjoys riding horses, gardening and pottery.

Cat Advocate.

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".

Dr. Kristina Toth

Dr. Kristina Toth

Start date : 01/06/2018

Dr. Kristina Toth graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2017. Prior to veterinary school she graduated from the University of Guelph Bachelor of science, honours program with a minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences.  She completed a one-year small animal internship at a Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Indiana where she worked alongside various veterinary specialists and delved deep into emergency medicine.   

For many years she has been deeply fascinated by and fortunate to have been involved in the health care of many different species at a variety of small animal and mixed animal clinics as well as zoological and aquatic institutions. Dr. Kristina has come to truly enjoy working with clients and their pets to help them live enriched and healthy lives in addition to supporting clients through difficult times. 

In her free time she enjoys going to the gym, traveling, spending time out-doors and being with friends and family. 

Dr. David Sheehan

Dr. David Sheehan

Start date : 22/07/2019

Languages : English

Dr. David Sheehan was born and raised in Cork, Ireland and graduated from University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and  moved to the greater Toronto area shortly afterwards-after 2 years in Toronto, Dr. Sheehan moved to Guelph . Dr. Sheehan is currently doing a Master's in Public Health at the University of Guelph.

Dr. Sheehan is an avid rugby player, having played rugby in high school and at college level for the UCD Veterinary School Rugby team. His hobbies include skiing, surfing and spending time outdoors, hiking or fishing.   Dr. Sheehan’s pets include two rescue feral cats : Denzo ( 7 year old domestic short hair  cat), Jack ( 6  year old domestic short hair cat) and a Flat Coat Retriever named Charlie.

Dr. Melissa Gohier

Dr. Melissa Gohier

Start date : 14/09/2020

Languages : English/French

 

Dr. Melissa is originally from Montreal, Quebec and is one of our bilingual Doctors! She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2018 at the University of Montreal, followed by an internship in a referral and emergency center in Laval Quebec.  She continued working there for over a year before moving to Ontario. As a vet, she loves emergency medicine and dermatology. In her spare time, Dr. Melissa enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, and cooking (and eating of course)!

Dr. Quinn Marshall

Dr. Quinn Marshall

Start date : 01/06/2020

Dr. Quinn is a 2020 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, and joined the Animal Hospital of Cambridge shortly thereafter.  Dr. Quinn lives in Kitchener with her two cats, Beau and Mouse. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, traveling, hiking, horse back riding, and playing the guitar.
 

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 2 cats, Mats & Crosby and a chihuahua named Ringo.   Cat advocate.

Elaine

Elaine

Start date : 15/04/2004

Lead Technician Supervisor

Credentials : RVT

Elaine graduated from Seneca College in 2001 as an 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 a flock of 9  birds. Among the flock is Loki - a brown-throated conure that she hand raised from a baby and who is now over 22 years old!  In her spare time Elaine enjoys being outdoors with her family at the cottage -swimming and kayaking, watching movies, reading a good book and of course - bird watching!

Amanda

 Amanda

Start date : 01/10/2007

Lead Technician Supervisor

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.    Amanda is a cat advocate.

Veterinary Technicians

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

Credentials : RVT

Ashley graduated from the University of Guelph Ridgetown College in 2011. She has been working at AHOC for 8 years now and has a special interest in surgery. Currently Ashley is working towards her Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in anesthesia and analgesia with Dr. Gibson, our orthopedic surgeon. When not at work Ashley spends her time at home with her husband, two daughters and 2 noisy siamese cats.  

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. 

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.   

Olivia

Olivia

Start date : 07/05/2019

Credentials : RVT

Olivia graduated from Seneca College in 2019 and has been working at AHOC ever since! When she is not at work she loves to read, cook, and spoil her 3 dogs!  

Ting

Ting

Start date : 09/09/2019

Credentials : RVT

Ting graduated from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown College Campus, with a diploma in Veterinary Technology in 2019.  Shortly after she became an RVT and joined the Animal Hospital of Cambridge. Ting was drawn to this profession because of the human-animal bond that we share with our furry friends. She has a special interest in animal behaviour and psychology, nutrition and caring for surgical and hospitalized patients. Ting is the proud cat mom of Becky - a grey tabby cat whom she describes as purrfection!  When she is not working, you can find her teaching her cat new tricks, drawing, playing sports and guitar.

Lisa

Lisa

Start date : 03/09/2019

Credentials : RVT

Lisa is a 2009 graduate of University of Guelph’s Veterinary Technician Program at the Ridgetown Campus. She is originally from Northern Ontario and enjoys everything about the North. Lisa enjoys hiking, riding her horse Okey and spending time with her dogs Jake and Kokie. Lisa also enjoys writing for pet related magazines and being crafty at home with DIY projects.

Jade P.

Jade P.

Start date : 17/05/2020

Credentials : RVT

Jade graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Seneca College in 2020 and also holds a Degree in Environmental & Resource Studies from Trent University (2015).  Her favorite things to do at work are diagnostics in the lab, and comforting patients in the ICU. When not at work, Jade's hobbies include camping, karaoke, canoeing and napping with her 2 cats - Kovu and Dutch. 

Alison

Alison

Start date : 09/06/2020

Credentials : RVT

Alison joined the wonderful AHOC team in June 2020. She was born and raised in Regina, SK and after high school moved to Toronto to study animal physiology at the University of Toronto. After several years of working in various vet clinics as an assistant, she fell in love with the RVT profession, specifically with all the roles RVTs hold day to day -  radiography, anesthesia, blood collection, nursing critical patients back to health, and the list goes on! After graduating from U of T, she attended the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and graduated in June 2020. Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with Sesame (her spunky tortoiseshell cat), practicing yoga, binging Netflix, reading and traveling to new countries & trying new cuisines with her partner!

Emily H

Emily H

Start date : 30/06/2020

Credentials : RVT

Emily graduated from Georgian College's Veterinary Technician Program in 2018, passed the VTNE in August of the same year and became an RVT.
In her free time she loves to go hiking, spending time at her cottage, reading (one summer she read 15 books in 2 months!), downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, and being out on the water in the summer.
At work she thoroughly enjoys anesthesia and emergency and critical care. She loves taking care of hospitalized patients, watching their progress and developing bonds with those animals during their stay with us 

Kayla

Kayla

Start date : 06/07/2020

Credentials : RVT

Kayla graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Northern College, and also received a certificate in Companion Animal Rehabilitation during her time there. In her spare time Kayla enjoys horseback riding (as she owns her own horse!), and also spending time with her dog and cat.

Rayne

Rayne

Start date : 20/07/2020

Credentials : RVT

Rayne graduated from the St. Clair College Veterinary Technician program in 2019 and became an RVT shortly thereafter , working mostly with cats and dogs. Rayne has a strong passion for anesthesia and loves to be in surgery! She has two dogs at home- a beagle and a golden retriever, and we try to spend as much free time as possible out in the sunshine! 

Amanda A.

Amanda A.

Start date : 10/08/2020

Credentials : RVT

Amanda is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated in 2018 at Georgian College. Her favourite part about being an RVT is that she gets the opportunity to keep learning new skills! She also enjoys prepping and monitoring patients undergoing general anesthesia as well as collecting samples for clinical pathology. Outside of work, you would find her spending time with her Australian Cattle Dog 'Winry' either curled up on the couch with a book or out on the trails with her sisters, brother in law and their dog 'Stella'. Any spare time left she dedicates to writing short stories for the Seaside Stories Podcast.

Customer Service Representatives

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.

Rachal

Rachal

Start date : 24/04/2012

 Rachal graduated from the University of Guelph, majoring in biological sciences.  She comes to us with many years of experience working in veterinary clinics. She is one of the cheery customer service representatives greeting you at reception.   She currently owns 2 pug crosses named Bella and Baxter.

Lesley

Lesley

Start date : 01/06/2018

Lesley is a proud mama of 2 amazing kids and 10 fur and feather babies -  good thing she lives out in the country!  She enjoys playing soccer twice a week and loves travelling, canoeing, camping and anything outdoors.
Lesley is one of the smiling faces you will see up in our reception area.  She loves to help out our clients and their pets with anything they may need.

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.

Madison

Madison

Start date : 01/10/2019

Madie started at Animal Hospital as our of our helpful ACA's, but has since moved on to a CSR position and is planning on pursuing a career in Veterinary Technology next year! She has 7 animals, including 4 cats, and 3 dogs that keep her busy!  Madie loves welcoming in new patients and getting to see all their cute little faces!

Shannon

Shannon

Start date :

    Shannon originally went to school and completed her MOA (Medical Office Assistant), but then decided to join the veterinary field instead after graduating - and she has been loving it since 2016! Shannon has a 17 year old Shih Tzu named Molly at home, and enjoys doing crafts, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Shannon loves learning new things about the veterinary field and is always striving to increase her knowledge to serve our clients better.


Animal Care Attendants

Anila

Anila

Start date : 01/07/2018

Anila is a hard working part-time Animal Care Aid. In her free time she loves  spending time with her 4 dogs - Snowball, Oreo, Cinnamon and Ginger.  She loves baking and cooking in general, and helping out the animals in our care whenever possible.

Sam

Sam

Start date : 01/01/2018

Sam is one of our super hard-working ACA's.  She spends a lot of time with our in clinic pets and makes sure they are all clean and comfortable while in our care.  Sam graduated from the University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus, in 2011 for Agriculture (Equine).  Sam's hobbies include jewellery making, writing, and she is currently learning ASL (American Sign language)! Sam is Level 1 Fear Free Certified and is a Cat Advocate.

Gracie

Gracie

Start date : 13/01/2019

Gracie is one of our part-time ACA's and loves looking after the animals that visit our hospital.  She works with many of our rescues and enjoys making their time spent with us as welcoming and enjoyable as possible. Spending time with animals is her favorite thing to do!   Cat Advocate.


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. 

Pet Grooming

Alexis

Alexis

Start date :

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 grooms both dogs and cats.  She is definitely a cat advocate,  in her spare time she fosters many cats and kittens.
 
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.