Dr. Bob Perry
My love for animals started early in life when I had several pets as a child. Good veterinary care was not available in the part of India where I grew up. When poor care resulted in the death of one of my cats, a desire to be able to help animals started. Reading the James Herriot books convinced me that veterinary medicine was the profession for me.
I began my practice of veterinary medicine in 1991 and my love for animals continues. I am a general practitioner with my work covering farm and pet animals including some exotic animals.
In order to stay current in the ever-changing field of medicine I am a member of several organizations such as the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners, and the Society for Theriogenologists.
Continuing Education is very important for me. I follow the daily discussion lists of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Society for Theriogenologists. I attend many of the conferences and seminars held by the associations listed above. I have also taken some certificate courses including Orthopedic Plating and Small Animal Ultrasonography. I am also certified to perform PennHIP x-rays.
To contact me by e-mail, DrBob@dunnvillevetclinic.com
Dr. John Las
Prior to my graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010, I completed my undergraduate studies in Animal Science at the Ontario Agricultural College. Upon graduation from OVC in 2010 I was fortunate to be hired immediately by Drs. Reid and Perry. It is a privilege to work and consult with the other veterinarians in a team-oriented practice.
My interest for animals began at a young age on my father's small cow-calf hobby farm. After the cattle were sold my father encouraged me to ride along with his veterinarian Dr. Henk ten Oever for take a kid to work day in grade 9. The experience I had that day reassured me of what I wanted to do for a career.
I practice mixed animal medicine and provide service to both our large and small animal clients, which brings variety to my career. I enjoy working with our producers ensuring the health, productivity and welfare of their animals.
I am an advisor to our Dairy producers for CQM (the Canadian Quality Milk program) an on-farm food safety program to ensure the safety of meat and milk leaving our dairy farms and entering our grocery stores.
Continuing education is important to me, so I am an active member of the OABP, AABP, IAFAS where I stay up-to-date with current thoughts and practices in bovine medicine and surgery. I am also a member of the Niagara Peninsula Veterinary Association, which allows me to attend evening lectures on current topics in small animal medicine.
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Dr. Kadri Uukkivi
I joined the team at the Dunnville Veterinary Clinic in May 2007, following my graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Prior to receiving my veterinary degree, I received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, and a Master of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Guelph.
I bought into the practice in July of 2012. My interests in veterinary medicine are broad. I spend most of my time working with our dog and cat patients and their families, but also enjoy the large animal side of our practice, where I work mostly with cattle, horses, and small ruminants. I have a special interest in small animal surgery and ultrasonography.
In my time away from work, I enjoy playing volleyball, cycling and running. I have 2 Old English Sheepdogs and 2 cats to keep me busy as well.
I can be contacted at: DrKadri@dunnvillevetclinic.com
Dr. Jennifer Thompson
I grew up on our family dairy farm, located just outside Cayuga, and it was this upbringing that lead to my interest in veterinary medicine. From an early age I was involved with the care and well being of the animals on the farm and I was heavily involved with many farm organizations including 4-H and Junior Farmers.
I graduated in 2002 from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, and moved to the Ottawa Valley with my husband, Drew. I worked at a mixed animal practice for 6 years there, doing mainly large animal work. My husband and I and our 3 girls then moved back down to Cayuga in 2008 to be closer to the family farm. I started working with the Dunnville Veterinary Clinic in May 2009, where it has been a pleasure to get to know the clients and I look forward to getting to know those I have yet to meet.
I can be contacted at: DrJenn@dunnvillevetclinic.com
Dr. Tom McQueen
Dr. Tom graduated from the University of Guelph Veterinary Medicine program in 1982. Most of his career has been in mixed animal practice, recently focusing on large animal. He joined our team in 2005 after the closing of his previous vet clinic in Fisherville. Tom is actively involved with the Haldimand Cattlemen Association and has been part of Agstravaganza for many years. When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, Edith.
Dr. Sherry Smith
Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, through early exposure to Morgan Horses, Holstein Cows, pigs, dogs and cats on our family farms, I developed a great love for animals. In 1990, I graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc in Psychology/Neuroscience. In 1992, while taking courses at Acadia University, I researched the presence of the raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons in Nova Scotia with the Department of Natural Resources. In 1995, I graduated from Acadia University with a MSc in Entomology; I researched The Insect Species Complex in Wild Apple and Hawthorn Trees Adjacent to Commercial Apple Orchards in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia'. Upon graduation from the Atlantic Veterinary College, in 1998, I began practicing in Yarker, ON in a mixed animal practice.
For 13 years, I practiced mixed animal medicine in south eastern Ontario. During this time, I was involved with sheep and goat associations in the area. In August 2010, I spoke at the International Goat Symposium in Stratford, ON, on foot trimming and dehorning goats. For many years in south eastern Ontario, I was involved with the Lennox-Addington County 4-H Association.
In October 2011, I left Campbellford Veterinary Services due to the closure of the large animal part of the practice and began practicing at the Dunnville Veterinary Clinic. I enjoy greatly the variety of mixed animal practice. I believe continuing education is important and attend evening lectures, conferences and read veterinary journals and articles on a regular basis to stay current in topics in large and small animal medicine.
I am a member of the Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario, Ontario College of Veterinarians, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and Ontario Association of Bovine Practioners. I am a CQM advisor for our dairy producers. I am also an accredited Veterinarian for the CFIA Scrapie Flock Program and for the OMAFRA Sales Barn, Meat Inspection and Emergency Slaughter Programs. This spring , I have also joined the Haldimald County 4-H Association and will help lead the sheep club.
I appreciate enormously the warm welcome I have received from the team and clients of the Dunnville Veterinary Clinic and look forward to the challenges of veterinary medicine and life in southern Ontario.
I can be contacted at: DrSherry@dunnvillevetclinic.com
Dr. Cassie Brown
My interest in veterinary medicine started when my kindergarten class toured a local veterinary clinic. From that point on any time our family pets visited the vet, I was there! During my junior and senior high school years I spent as much time as possible around animals, riding and training my own horses, milking cows, weighing pigs as part of diet and nutrition study, and volunteering in local small animal clinics.
I completed a science degree at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2008. I started vet school at the Atlantic Veterinary College that fall and graduated in the spring of 2012.
I was very fortunate to start working with the Dunnville Vet Clinic that spring. I have enjoyed getting to know many of the DVC clients and their four legged family members during my time here, and I look forward to meeting many more in the future.
I can be contacted at: DrCassie@dunnvillevetclinic.com
Dr. Marissa Weaver
I have always dreamed about helping animals and their owners since I was young. I began volunteering at local veterinary clinics while I was in high school and have had the pleasure of spending my summers working and learning in a variety of small animal clinics in Hamilton, Toronto, and Guelph.
I moved to Guelph from my hometown in Haldimand county to attend the University of Guelph and graduated with honours from the Bachelor of Science program with a major in Animal Biology. I was accepted into the veterinary medicine program at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012 and have thoroughly enjoyed learning as much as I can about all of the domestic species that we interact with. It is hard to pick an area of vet medicine that I am the most interested in, but dermatology, dentistry, and theriogenology are just a few of my top interests.
I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to spend two months of the summer between 3rd and 4th year learning from the amazing vets and support staff here at the Dunnville Veterinary Clinic. During that time, I had the pleasure of meeting many of DVC's wonderful clients and patients. I also had the opportunity to expand the scope of species that I was interested in treating from primarily dogs and cats to include cows, horses, small ruminants, and the occasional pot-belly pig!
After having such a wonderful experience at DVC, I was ecstatic when they offered me a position as a mixed animal practitioner after graduation. My family and I (my husband, our two daughters, and our two pups (Ruby the Boston Terrier and Floyd the Boston/Pug mix)) are very excited to be living back in Haldimand County for many reasons, including being closer to family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing those clients that I had the chance to work with in the past as well as building relationships with those whom I have not met yet.
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Dr. Scott Vandermolen
During my time at the Ontario Veterinary College, I completed my externship here at the Dunnville Veterinary Clinic. Over my two-month placement, I fell in love with the clinic, staff, and clients I was fortunate enough to meet. I graduated from the OVC with distinction and awards in radiology, and I joined the Dunnville Vet Clinic team in May of 2018.
My interest in animals began in my childhood with family pets, hayrides at Uncle Porky’s farm, and visits to Happy Rolph’s in St. Catharines. As I developed a keen interest in science and Biology throughout highschool, I decided to combine my love for animals and science in the pursuit of a career in veterinary medicine. Throughout my studies at the Ontario Veterinary College I developed an interest in large animals and the role that animals play, both in the Canadian economy, and the everyday lives of the people who care for them. I practice mixed animal medicine, and I couldn’t be more proud to serve the people of Dunnville and the surrounding areas.
I believe that one should never stop learning, and for that reason I am a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Niagara Peninsula Veterinary Association. Membership with these associations affords me the opportunity to stay up to date in the ever-advancing field of veterinary medicine.
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