I became a part of the Dunnville Vet Clinic team in January 2011. Growing up in Dunnville, I am excited to be able to put my education and years of managing experience to work in my hometown. I am proud to join such a devoted group of people who show how much they care in everything that they do. In my spare time you will find me playing with my dogs, parenting (or at least trying), and just enjoying my family and friends.
I can be contacted at: Colleen@dunnvillevetclinic.com
I joined the team at the Dunnville Vet Clinic in April of 2013. Previously I worked at a small animal practice. Since working on the farm desk I have enjoyed learning about the large animal side of the veterinary field. I grew up in Dunnville so it is nice to be working in my hometown. I became interested in the veterinary field from learning about it through my grandfather, Harry Vreugdenhil, who was a part owner and worked here for many years. In my spare time i enjoy camping, fishing, spending time with my husband, family, friends, and my dogs, Macy and Lexus.
I can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I started working at the clinic in the summer of 2005. It was always my dream job as a kid. I love working here; everyone is great and I felt like a part of the team right away. I do a little bit of everything, taking phone calls, helping clients, basically whatever needs to be done.
I've had animals my entire life. My first pet was a chicken named Baby. I walked her on a leash and she would go to the park with me and go down down the slide. My dad finally let me have a dog. I have 2 dogs at home now (Shepherd, Shih Tzu X)and I also have 2 birds (Red-Bellied Parrot and a Tucuman Amazon) Needless to say I'm very busy. But when I do find time I enjoy computers, birdwatching and gardening.
I actually started working at the Dunnville Veterinary Clinic when I was still in high school, but times change and I moved to Hamilton to further my education. In 2014, my daughter and I moved back to Dunnville. Now with my husband, we like the slower pace, smaller schools and safer streets. Around the clinic you will find me helping out with our customer care team as well as keeping the shelves well stocked!
I enjoy the outdoors and you will often find me either out walking or jogging, or biking.
Hobbies, hmmm not sure if they would be hobbies or not, just things I like to do. One of those would be decorating, I love to paint and decorate, another is travelling when I can.
It was a combination of spending tons of time with my horse growing up and biology becoming my favourite subject in school, that lead me to take a high school co-op with the clinic. I haven’t stopped wanting to help enhance the lives of animals ever since. This passion for animal care extends into my personal life as well. Along with my husband and 3 wonderful children, we are owned by 3 cats, Feleese, Isa, and Rumble, a ferret named Mr. Wiggles and a very excitable lab, Zeke.
I am proud to greet our clients and patients with a familiar face. Patient comfort is a top priority for me as well as making sure our clients are comfortable with their visits.
I aim to be happy everyday, and hope to make someone else happy too!
I have been working in the Dunnville community for many years in client services. I alway had pets, cats, dogs and hamsters growing up so when the chance to combine my joy of interacting with people with my love for pets I jumped on it! Veterinary medicine is new to me but I have learned quickly that I want every client to leave the clinic feeling good about the care we provided. My husband, 2 daughters, and son get to hear all about my job, while my dog, Jack and 3 cats, Flynn, Shadow, and Oscar enjoy sniffing my scrubs after giving treats to our patients all day.
Life is too short to spend it miserable, so smile, it will always get better!
Every school day growing up I looked forward to my dogs waiting for me to get off the bus. This fond memory led me to the pathway I have taken as a customer care specialist. When the opportunity came up to work in my hometown I was thrilled to join the Dunnville Vet team. Getting to meet and greet our clients, over the phone or in person allows me to help the team provide the best possible experience for them. Once away from work my time is spent with my fiance and pet rottweilers, Zara and Jax.
I've always had a deep love and interest for all types of animals but it wasn't until I started working at this clinic that I discovered a deeper passion for not just the animals but being for there for the clients to help in any way possible. I am here for the clients with welcoming your new pet to the clinic for the very first visit all the way to assisting in their final moments, and every visit in between. I take pride in ensuring every visit with us is as smooth and comfortable as I can and that is something very important to me. My days off from greeting and helping clients and their animals is spent with my own fur-baby, Rhetta!
My two main passions in life are helping people and being around animals. When I realized I could do this for a career, it was obvious that working as part of the client care team at the Dunnville Vet clinic was the perfect fit for me. Born and raised in Dunnville, I have enjoyed helping people while working in the customer service field throughout my careers. My background, although has never included veterinary services, I have vast experience in customer care including instructing emergency care courses and volunteering for my community.
My hobbies include running, baseball, crocheting and spending time with my family. I enjoy seeing all our clients and their pets, and I’m fortunate when I get home to be greeted by my dogs Nader and Ryder. The care I was given while as a client of the Dunnville Vet Clinic is what attracted me to work for such a wonderful team. I look forward to continuing to learn and I strive to make everyone’s experience at the Dunnville Vet Clinic the best it can be.
Since I was younger I always loved animals. Growing up on a farm I have constantly been surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. Although the field of Veterinary medicine is new to me it is a field that has always interested me to work within. I love being able to come into work every day and help our clients leave happy as well expand my knowledge in a field I love. When I'm not working you can find me doing something outdoorsy or I'm with my horse and dogs. I am thrilled to say I get to work as a customer care representative with the Dunnville Veterinary team and our awesome clients!