Client Care Specialists
Cynthia 1999- present
Cynthia has rejoined our client care specialist team part-time after an extended maternity leave with her second son Eric. Cynthia has been with Guelph Animal Hospital since 1999 and is excited to see all the familiar clients and pets as well as meeting all the new ones.
In her spare time (which is limited these days), she enjoys reading, playing monster trucks with her two boys, Richard and Eric, and having dinner out with her hubby Greg.
Katie joined the Guelph Animal Hospital team in July 2014 as a full-time Client Care Specialist and transitioned in 2016 to work in our treatment area as our Veterinary Technician working hand in hand with our RVTs and DVMs. In 2018 Katie will be starting her formal education toward becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician, and we are so excited to challenge her learning. In 2009 she attended the University of Guelph and studied Zoology. Katie went on to work at African Lion Safari as an Animal Care Attendant, where she worked hands on with lions, giraffes, rhinos, and many other exotic animals.
When Katie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, and their three cats, Zoe, Eddie and Sir Odin. She loves playing the piano, spending time with her family, and watching old Disney movies (her favourite is the Lion King).
Angela joined our team in November 2015 with a house full of senior pets in her care Momo 10yrs-rescued from house fire at 8 weeks of age, Chip -10 year old beagle/spaniel, also epileptic, Matilda aka Tilley – Beagle that is almost 15 years old now, adopted from GHS after waiting at the shelter for 6 months to find her forever home. The two beagles bonded immediately and while Momo loves his canine siblings, he is absolutely the head of this pack. In her spare time you can find Angela spending time with her pets and spouse Rob, as well as enjoying running, music, comedy, reading.
Angela’s pets have utilized many services her at Guelph Animal Hospital including manual therapy adjustments which have helped keep all three of her senior pets in great shape. She’s also looked after their oral health care needs with all three having dental surgery in the last year. Angela and Chip are working with Dr Smolkin with an alternative herbal solution therapy- Angela will keep us all posted.
Jillian joined our team in November 2016 and has most recently been cross-trained to help in treatment as a Veterinary Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys playing ringette, baseball and taking Loki for a swim or hike. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends however Loki gets top billing. Loki is a 5.5 year old Labrador X Golden. Full of personality, affectionate and well behaved service dog flunkie. Loves to carry around his bowl, and the occasional shoe. Will swim for hours, or snuggle on the couch with you, always a good boy! Jack Daniels – 6 year old Persian with a permanent grumpy face. Don’t be fooled though, Mr.J.Daniels is typical, if I fit I sit personality, continually purring and will snuggle at his leisure. JD loves to play!
With the help of our medical team Jack Daniel’s had eye & dental surgery and found his forever home with Jillian. Together Jillian and the DVMS have been working closely to find the proper diet for a “healthy digestive” system– we are all happy this grumpy faced cat is “regular”.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
Diana has been with the Guelph Animal Hospital team since 2005 as a full-time R.V.T. after graduating from St Lawrence College in Kingston. Diana has a keen interest in hematology (blood work) and anesthesia. Toward the end of 2010 Diana took on the added challenge of becoming our Lead Technician, adding additional administrative tasks to her role to help further assist in making sure that each pet receives the same high standard of care. In her spare time, Diana enjoys camping, reading and spending time with her cat, “Eddie” and new addition Reese, a fun loving rescued Doberman puppy.
Stacey 2010 – present
Stacey joined the Guelph Animal Hospital team in 2010. She worked previously as a dental assistant but decided to go back to school to pursue her true passions in the veterinary field. After graduating from Georgian College in 2007, Stacey worked for 3 years at a small animal practice in Brantford. Looking to expand her veterinary experience, Stacey worked for a few other clinics in the surrounding area. Nothing seemed to fit perfectly so Stacey applied for a position at Guelph Animal Hospital. After a working interview, Stacey fell in love with the clinic and we fell in love with her!
When she’s not at the clinic working hard, Stacey can be found at home with her Husband ‘Mark’ and Daughter ‘Brooke’ along with her furry ones “Preudence” the pug, “Pinot” the cat , and her yellow lab “Vera” In her free time Stacey enjoys reading, cooking/baking, camping, and hiking.
Julie joined the Guelph Animal Hospital team in July 2017. Since joining our team it is hard to recall what life was like without her! In her spare time Julie enjoys hanging out with her animals, paying sports(soccer & snowboarding) as well a spending time reading.
In the near future Julie will be parading her four legged family members in to meet our Veterinary team, two dogs Shaq and Winston as well as two cats named Sunny and Zeppelin. All were adopted from shelters and they are the best companions she could ever ask for.
Sara joined the Guelph Animal Hospital team in August of 2014 as their Boutique Specialist. She brings a variety of experience to her new position from both retail and veterinary industries. She has managed a pet store, overseen a doggie daycare, and worked in the small animal wards of the Ontario Veterinary College. She loves greeting all of the clients who come through the door and helping them find the perfect product for their pets!
Outside of work Sara is an avid horseback rider and is working on improving her dressage skills. At home in Cambridge she lives with her husband Brad and their little dog Buffy.
The Puppy Tutor is Here!
Leslie, The Puppy Tutor
Leslie originally started at the Guelph Animal Hospital in 1991 after graduating with honours from the VT program at Seneca College and achieving a Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto. After spending many years with us, Leslie switched to an exclusively feline environment at the Guelph Cat Clinic and tried her hand in the research industry in a facility involving pet nutrition. Following a two year stint at the research facility, she rejoined our team in the fall of 2008.
Leslie also has a special interest in canine and feline behavior and attends behavior and training seminars annually. She has been an obedience instructor for over 20 years, and is a licensed obedience judge. Leslie competes in obedience and agility with her Miniature Schnauzers and has several titles in both. In fact, she is ranked both provincially and nationally! This led to her new venture in 2013 when she decided to leave her technician role with us to start her own behaviour business in 2013. You can still see Leslie here during puppy kindergarten and occasionally helping us out when we need it.
Leslie lives in Guelph with Scotty and 4 Miniature Schnauzers. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, golfing and bike riding. She is also an avid reader and is keen on any murder mystery suggestions that you can throw her way