The Staff

Ashley Jones R.V.T.

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Ashley is our head technician. She helped open the animal hospital along with the doctors in 2007 and knows the clinic inside and out.

Ashley successfully completed the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College in 2006. She is fully trained in parasitology, cytology, hematology, radiography, and anesthesia. Her duties include taking medical histories, performing laboratory tests such as urinalysis and blood counts, dental prophylaxis, preparing tissue samples, taking blood samples and emergency care. In addition, Ashley is responsible for hospital inventory, client orders, maintaining legal documents up to CVO standards and regular maintenance of surgical equipment.

Ashley has a passion for all animals and loves getting to know new clients and their pets. She will treat your pets like her own. She has quite a collection of her own including a boxer named Jarvis, a Schnug named Mia and a small clowder of cats: Ohana, Paul and Stitch

 

Kylee Bohm, Receptionist

Kylee Bohm

Kylee Bohm

Kylee is another one of the first people you are likely to meet when you bring your pet to our hospital.  She will make you and your pet feel comfortable while she assesses who you need to see and make that happen as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Kylee was destined to work with animals since she was six years old and her best friend was a cat named Star. As a child, she was obsessed with the movie the Lion King.

Kylee’s duties include answering the phone and responding to emails, booking appointments, greeting owners and their pets, and managing patient files.

 

Damian Mason – Veterinary Assistant

Damian Mason

Damian Mason

Damian performs many different daily tasks in our hospital. You may find him greeting you with a smile on his face as you come into the clinic, evaluating your pet in the exam room, or discussing take home plans. He is an invaluable behind the scenes member of our team with duties that include feeding the animals which are staying with us, weighing animals, taking temperatures, giving medication, cleaning cages, and providing care before and after surgery. Damian is often the contact via email to address any questions or concerns that you may have.

Damian loves to go exploring with his golden retriever, Logan. He also has a bevy of cats.

 

Ashley Estabrooks R.V.T.

Ashley Estabrooks

Ashley Estabrooks

Ashley graduated from the veterinary technician program at St Lawrence College in 2016. She works closely with the doctors in surgery; assisting with the preparation, monitoring and recovery of your pets. She also is trained to evaluate pets when they come in for appointments, takes blood and perform a variety of laboratory analysis.

Ashley’s love for animals started with her first pet Scooter, an overweight black cat that was her sidekick growing up. She has always known she would work with animals and embraces the connection she gets when she works closely with a patient. She appreciates how much happiness they bring to her and our clients.

 

 

Hila Bredenkamp R.V.T.

Hilla

Hila Bredenkamp

Hila graduated from the veterinary technician program at Seneca College in 2003. She worked at a busy emergency and referral practice in Toronto, and has an interest in cardiology and critical care. She has also worked in Britain as a veterinary nurse and as a dive master in the Bahamas. She loves to travel.

She works closely with the animals from admission to sedation, surgery and recovery. She is trained to evaluate pets when they arrive for appointments, take blood and perform a variety of laboratory analysis.

Hila’s first pet was a Belgian Sheepdog named Zappa. Once she started riding and working with horses, she was destined to work with animals.

 

Rebecca Thornhill : Kennel Assistant 

Rebecca Thornhill

Rebecca Thornhill

Rebecca completed a grade 11 Co-op program at our clinic in 2015. She was such a great student and so enthusiastic and wonderful with the animals, that we asked her to stay on part time while she finishes high school.

Rebecca helps keep everything clean and comfortable for our clients and their pets. She helps to set up for surgery, holding pets for procedures, walks the dogs, helps with grooming and petting the animals.

She has always known that she wants to have a career with animals. Her favourite Christmas present was her first dog Meika, a Golden Doodle.