Our Staff

Becky

My name is Becky; I am a Registered Veterinary Technician from Algonquin College in Ottawa. I graduated in June of 2009 and I started my career at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital as a co-op student as a requirement for my graduation. I felt that I learned so much from my experience here that I joined the Westbridge team full time after my placement. Now, I have stepped up as the full time head technician, and some of my responsibilities are to take radiographs, administer and monitor anesthetics, and to provide a caring and nursing environment for our patients. I especially enjoy watching the sick animals recover and meeting all the new puppies and kittens. I also have a special interest in veterinary dentistry, and enjoy keeping up to date with the latest advancements and techniques. As such, I am currently working towards acquiring a VTS (veterinary technician specialty) in veterinary dentistry.

I own a 6 year old, bed-hogging, ball obsessed, bundle of energy Springer Spaniel, named Madison who currently lives with my parents. I now share my life with David (another technician here at WB) and our young Doberman Pincher, Houston. We like to spend our weekends taking Houston on long hikes with us along the Bruce Trail, as well as showing him in various dog shows to work towards his Canadian championship. I also enjoy scuba diving, and I am a certified open-water diver.

David

I’m an aspiring veterinarian currently working in hopes of eventually obtaining my DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside the four incredible doctors that make up Westbridge Veterinary Hospital for over 6 years, and I’m extremely proud and fortunate to be a member of their team. I have a special interest in internal medicine, anesthesia/analgesia, emergency medicine and ultrasound – I spend a lot of time keeping current with the latest ideas and information in these particular fields through reading various texts and veterinary forums. I have recently re-kindled a former passion for reptiles, and now own a Ball Python and Hogg Island Boa Constrictor. I share the love and companionship of my Doberman, Houston, with my girlfriend Becky (learn all about her above :P), who I consider a very special and important member of my family. Outside of veterinary medicine, my primary interests are similar to those of any other male in his twenties; I enjoy weight lifting, playing sports, enjoying nature, and really any activity where I can have a good time and be my goof-ball self.

Corrin

I obtained my position here at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital as an Animal Care Attendant in Nov. 2008. My initial intent was to pursue visual arts in post-secondary, but after working in the veterinary field I fell in love with my work. I have never had a more fulfilling and interesting job than working with the animals and staff at Westbridge and happily redirected my career choice. I graduated from the Sheridan college Veterinary Technician program and obtained my RVT in the summer of 2012. I have not abandoned visual arts and continue to draw, sew and craft as a past-time, or when my male blue Burmese cat permits me to!









Rachael Rachel

Hello! My name is Rachael. I lived and worked as a technician in the Yukon for 2 years and moved back to Ontario in 2012 to be close to family. I volunteered with my clinic up North to do the “vet checks” for all the sled dog teams running in the Yukon Quest which further developed my love for huskies and “sport dogs”. I Graduated from the Seneca College Vet Tech program in 2010, and became an RVT in 2012. I have been working in clinics for the last 10 years. I am always looking for something new and exciting to learn. I have 2 pets – a 1.5 year old Greater Swiss Mountain dog who is a ball of fun and a 12 year old kitty at home who rules the roost. I love reading, hiking mountains or hiking anywhere really (of course with the pooch). I play baseball in the summer, and am also very interested in animal behavior. I am currently in a
program to become a “Fear Free Certified” technician which teaches low-stress handling
techniques for our wonderful patients, and will then be working towards getting my dog-trainer
credentials. I hope to become an RVT, VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behaviour).









AndiOur lovely client care receptionist, Andi!

My name is Andi. I have been working here at Westbridge since the Spring of 2010. Since I was a child I have had a deep love for animals. As well as learning from the Doctors and my fellow staff, I have also taken courses in Veterinary Terminology as well as Animal Nutrition. I have learned so much since working here and just want to continue expanding my capabilities. What impressed me most about Westbridge is the compassionate people that work here. They have truly become my extended family.
Before working here I worked on Cruise Ships for a number of years and was fortunate enough to have travelled much of the world. Having settled down, I now live with my devil-kitty, Cajun, my spoiled rotten Lhasa Apso , Rocky, our latest feline addition, Lance, and my husband Giles.

I made a promise to my husband when I started working at Westbridge, that I would not turn our house into Noah’s Ark… but with so much furry sweetness that walks in the door everyday, it becomes harder and harder to keep that promise ;).


Kim

I am a recent immigrant to Ontario from the US. I grew up in Michigan, where I attended Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technology program. During this time, I also worked with a wildlife rehabilitator “learning the ropes” of wildlife rehabilitation. I spent about ten years operating my own wildlife rehab centre near Grand Rapids, Michigan, before moving to Florida. I lived in Florida for six years, where I operated a ferret rescue/shelter.

Over the years, my family and I have rescued and re-homed numerous cats, dogs, ferrets, rats, rabbits, parakeets, and other animals. We’ve also adopted many pets of our own, including dogs, cats, ferrets, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and others. We currently live with two dogs and four cats.

I feel privileged to be able to work at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, where I am part of a team of gifted and talented professionals.


Ashley

My name is Ashley and I am the Head ACA. I have been working at Westbridge Veterinary hospital since 2009.

Since I was nine years old, I have been actively involved with pure-bred dogs through conformation dog shows, obedience, grooming and breeding programs. I have successfully shown a variety of breeds as well as my own dogs to their Canadian Championships. I have also been privileged to represent Canada internationally at Crufts in Birmingham England, become a top junior handler in Canada, and win the Breed at the prestigious Westminster Dog Show in New York City. I contributed to a family owned breeding kennel of Golden Retrievers under the guidelines and rules of the CKC.

Currently I am continuing to compete at a higher level by working, conditioning and training my own dogs in hopes of attaining conformation and working titles.

Throughout my years of dog handling, breeding, and personal pets, I have grown a special interest in canine behaviour and dealing with canine cancers.

I share a home with 3 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, 1 Norwegian Buhund, 1 Golden Retriever and 2 cats.


Karen

I’m a graduate from Sheridan College’s Animal Care program in 2011. Work placement at Sheridan
brought me to Westbridge where I was immediately comfortable in the team/family atmosphere. It is a
pleasure to work with this group of wonderful professionals. My prior education was as a Forest
Technician and a Fish and Wildlife Technologist at Sault College. The time in between has taken me down
many paths, including: international travel, land surveying, raising a family, lifeguarding and
photography. I enjoy using my photography within Westbridge, taking the Glamour Shots during Spa
Days as we raise money for the Farley Foundation. My family has cared for many pocket pets including
hamsters, gerbils and a hedgehog. We currently enjoy the company of our cat, Savita.









Katie

My name is Katie and I graduated high school in 2010. During my last year in high school I was lucky enough to have the wonderful opportunity to complete my co-op here at Westbridge Veterinary Hopsital. Fortunately for me I was asked to join the always exciting Westbridge team, shortly after completing my co-op hours. Since then I have had the privilege to be working as an Animal Care Assistant, and loving every minute of it. In the near future I plan on going to school to become a Veterinary Technician. Gypsy, Jekyll, Spencer, and Taz, are just a few of my little monsters, which I can always rely on to keep my life eventful and full of love. When I’m not at the clinic I’m either Wrestling, doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or taking part in one of my other favourite sports. .






AliciaAlicia, an animal care attendant at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, an animal clinic in Mississauga

My name is Alicia and I’m currently in high school. I started out at Westbridge as a co-op student exploring a possible career choice. Throughout my placement, I had the opportunity to learn more than I could have ever hoped for. Working alongside a passionate team of professionals only made my placement much more enjoyable. Finishing my co-op hours was bittersweet, as I thought my time working at Westbridge was finished. However, I was absolutely delighted when I was invited back to join the team as an Animal Care Attendant. Now, my responsibilities consist of keeping our patients safe and comfortable while their health is being attended to.
At home I live with my sweet, spirited Bernese Mountain Dog, Maui, and my spoiled Lionhead Dwarf Rabbit, Shadow. Outside of school and work, I enjoy reading, playing competitive soccer, bike riding, and going on long hikes with Maui – except when he starts chasing after deer!