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 13 year old, bed-hogging, ball obsessed 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 Dalmatian, Everest. We like to spend our weekends taking Everest on long hikes with us along the Bruce Trail, as well as showing him in various dog shows to work towards his Canadian grand 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 share the love and companionship of my dalmatian, Everest, with my wife Becky (learn all about her above :P). Outside of veterinary medicine, my primary interests are similar to those of any other male in his thirties; 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).



Victoria

Hello! I’m Victoria. I graduated from the Sheridan College’s Veterinary Technician program in June of 2017. Before I found my love of small animal care, I explored my interest in the outdoors by studying as an Environmental Technologist.

In my spare time I enjoy camping, cottaging, canoeing, drawing, and cooking. However, playing with my dog, Barry, and cuddling with my bunny, Uno, take up most of my time.











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.


Rosa

My love of animals and the right opportunity has led me to pursue a career with the amazing Westbridge team since the summer of 2016. I bring over 25 years of customer service experience.
My passion for animals goes way back to my childhood where I grew up with several dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and chickens.
I am always happy to greet our clients and their pets and assist in any way possible.
Outside of work my passion is to care for my family, cook, garden and travel.










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. .






Kaleigh

Hi! I’m Kaleigh. I was fortunate enough to start my journey at Westbridge as a co-op student. I was hired as an Animal Care Attendant out of my grade twelve co-op in April 2017.

I was unsure what I would pursue in post-secondary, but my co-op placement with Westbridge showed me that I wanted to make a career in veterinary medicine. I am currently attending Seneca College for Veterinary Technician and hope to get my registered status shortly after graduation.

Aside from school and work. I am a Scouter with 7th Brampton Cub Scouts and an avid equestrian. I also enjoy hiking and camping.

If I’m not out working or exploring a part of the Bruce Trail, I’m at home spending time with my three domestic shorthairs; Simba, River and Eleanore.



Mariah

Hi there! My name is Mariah and I started my job as an Animal Care Attendant at Westbridge in October of 2017. I was then trained to assist with the Receptionist team. Prior to Westbridge, I have been in the animal industry for 6 years, as a groomer. I really enjoyed my work but I felt like I needed more so decided to go in the field of Veterinary medicine. I took this amazing job opportunity at Westbridge, where they welcomed me with open arms and into their work family. They are so caring and passionate about what they do.

Outside of work I enjoy the great outdoors: hiking, camping and fishing. But there is nothing better than spending an afternoon with my two amazing dogs, Rika and Rayko!