Dr. Liz was born in England and grew up in Ottawa. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007 and worked in the Waterloo area for 4 years, before becoming a partner at Wellington Animal Hospital in 2011. Since 2017 she has continued as sole owner. Her favourite part of her job is helping a sick animal recover along with helping treat and rehabilitate rescue animals.
Liz and husband Jon have 2 girls, a mischievous Doberman named Kia, along with an adorable cat named Gimpy. When she can get away she enjoys travelling, especially to the Collingwood area and England to visit her relatives. She loves running with Kia and curling up on the couch with a good book and one or both of her pets!
Dr. Donna was born in Kitchener-Waterloo and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary Clinic in 1985. She worked for 5 years at a practice in Watford that saw both large and small animals. In 1990 she became a partner at Wellington Animal Hospital and within two years she was the sole owner. In 2011 she welcomed Dr Liz as her partner.
When she’s not practicing veterinary medicine, she loves to work in her vegetable garden on her farm, walk her two golden retrievers (Sydney and Daisy), cook, travel and spend time with her family. She has two sons and a wonderful husband, Phil. She thoroughly enjoys veterinary medicine and loves that everyday brings something new.
Cailynn is a Registered Veterinary Technician and started her Veterinary Technician career immediately after graduating from Cailynn graduated from University of Guelph-Ridgetown Campus in 2016. She is very excited to be starting her career as a veterinary technician here at Wellington Animal Hospital. Cailynn grew up on a small farm in BC which initiated her love of animal health and ultimately lead her to becoming a veterinary technician. She currently lives on a farm outside of Woodstock with her fiancé where they raise sheep and beef. In her spare time Cailynn enjoys spending time with her horses and other farm animals and working on her ever expanding garden with her 4 dogs Duckie, Hans, Misty and Aspen at her side. She also shares her home with 2 rescue cats, Bruce and Meredith.
Registered Veterinary Technicial Team
I'm Alyssa, a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Wellington Animal Hospital. Prior to becoming a Technician I worked at a small animal hospital in Calgary, Alberta as well as volunteered most of my free time with Large Animal Veterinarians and a non for profit spay and neuter clinic. While in school for becoming a Technician I had the opportunity to do quite a few externships with a variety of large and small animal veterinarians.
I absolutely love what I do and being able to come to the clinic every day to see you and your fur babies.
Kate graduated from Georgian College in 2012 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her curiosity and love of animals of all shapes, sizes and textures sprouted at a very young age and a career fulfilling this fascination was unquestioned. She very much enjoys Dentistry and Surgery and finds the most satisfying part about being a Veterinary Technician is nursing ill pets back to health and being able to watch them walk out of the hospital to mend at home with their families. Familiar faces, furry or human are also a nice way to brighten her day. Kate shares her home with her 2 dogs Timber: a Golden Retriever/Border Collie X, WARF rescue Marty: Labrador/Greyhound X, and her cat Tedward.. On her days off she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping or just relaxing on the deck at her Northern cottage.
Laurie graduated from the University of Guelph-Ridgetown Campus in 2013 with distinction as a Registered Veterinary Technician.. After graduation she worked for one year at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in the small animal surgery department. Growing up she gained experience with dogs, lizards, and birds. Becoming a veterinary technician was a natural progression for her as she has been around animals all her life. She now resides in Cambridge with her three cats (Harlo, Phyllis, and Olive). When not being an animal advocate she enjoys camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Kim started at Wellington Animal Hospital in 2009 as an animal care assistant before being offered the opportunity to work as a receptionist, and most recently as office administrator. As a mother of 4, she makes sure her children knew how to love and care for animals as she did when she grew up. Kim's family has one lovable cat named Ludo, and a very hyper dog named Molly, as well as fostering some of the rescues as needed. Kim is an active member in her church, a Girl Guide Leader, and youth leader at Knox KAOS drop in, and is the Human Resource administrator for Knox Kids Camp. Life is never dull around Kim’s household!
Sara has always had a passion for animals & knew at an early age she wanted to work with them. While in high school she started her career as a co-op student at a large and small animal clinic. She then went on graduate from the Medical Lab Technician program at Medix School. She has been with us since the beginning of 2010. Sara has two Nova Scotia Duck Toller Retriever named Raven & Marlowe. She also has three black cats, named Bella, Esme & Monster, who are all rescues. She enjoys horseback riding which she has been doing since she was 10 years old.
Jackie-Prior to joining Wellington Animal Hospital in 2016 as a receptionist Jackie worked for 15 years at the Ontario Veterinary Clinic in Guelph. Born in England, Jackie moved to Canada in 1986. She has many years experience in dog obedience and field trials with her own goldens and with volunteering with the Lions Foundation Service Dogs and Poster Puppy Program . Jackie enjoys family time with her husband, four children, five grandchildren and of course her golden Hannah and cat Mitzy.
Animal Care Team
Sarah was introduced to Wellington Animal Hospital during her high-school Co-op placement. She was hired on part-time as an Animal Care Aide after she successfully completed her volunteer work with us. Her experience at Wellington Animal Hospital has inspired her to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. Sarah loves animals and has owned them since she was a young girl. She currently has three cats: Buddy, Blaze and Thumper and a newt named Nudy.
Nicole-has two mini dachshunds Buttons and Zipper which she treats as if they were her children and loves them to bits. Nicole has had dogs her entire life and has been working professionally with animals since 2006. Her experience includes working at a dog daycare/groomers, as well as a dog walker has helped push her towards her passion and career of helping animals. Nicole enjoys taking her dogs on long walks and cuddling with them on the couch.
Amanda has been volunteering at Wellington Animal Hospital for over a decade. She enjoys working with the animals and thinks the staff are awesome. She has two cats that come in when they need special attention. In her spare time she takes horseback riding lessons. She is also involved with the Special Olympic's curling team.
Customer Care Team
Shirley-Shirley has been involved with animals all her life having grown up on a dairy farm and then running a successful Sport Horse breeding business for 25 years. Through the years she also found time to work part time at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Guelph. She really enjoys greeting clients at Wellington Animal Hospital and meeting their fur babies! Shirley and her husband Rick live in Ingersoll with their australian shepherd, Lexie, and enjoy spending time with family, golfing, curling, and motorcycling. Shirley's favorite pastime is spending time with her grandchildren!
Julia began at Wellington Animal Hospital as a co-cop student in 2017. She was hired as a part-time Animal Care Aide in 2019. Julia has always had a love for animals and is very happy to have a job that involves them. Julia currently has 4 dogs; Preston, Bruce, Olive, & Pearl. On top of that, she has 4 cats; Gracie, Margaret, Ms Cozy, & Pablo!