Veterinarian and Practice Owner, DVM
Education: Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph University
Pets: Ava - a gentle and playful lab/golden retriever, Leif - an independent Schipperke and Toby - an adorable Corgi cross
I am a 1995 graduate of Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Growing up we would spend weekends on Georgian Bay and it was a dream to live in the area. After graduation my husband, Earl and I, our two tabby cats and Labrador retriever moved to Wasaga Beach. We have lived in the area for over 25 years and raised 2 sons, now away at post secondary school. We also have 3 dogs; Ava is a gentle Golden Retriever cross, Leif is a spunky Schipperke and Toby is a lovable but unusual Corgi cross (he looks like a Bernese Mountain dog with legs that are too short!). In my spare time I am often hiking the Bruce trail with my canine entourage. This area has so much to offer and we love to get out there and appreciate it.
I opened River Road Animal Hospital in June of 1998 with the primary focus as preventative care for pets. The hospital has grown over the past 20 years to a staff of 10 great compassionate animal lovers that provide the care they would want for their own pets. We have a team approach to health care and our talented and caring staff pursues continuing education and certification. By focusing on preventive medicine, we can identify areas of health concern before they become serious health problems.
I enjoy practicing in a small community because it gives me the time to know our patients well. Being in a more rural area, it was important to make all aspects of veterinary care available at the clinic. We offer a complete in house laboratory with laser analysis, surgical suite with anesthetic and monitoring equipment, digital radiology, ultra-sonic dentistry and radiology, electrocardiograph, electrocautery, ultrasound, orthopedic surgery and VIN membership to allow for consultation with specialists in every field.
I have a special interest in dentistry, senior pet care, ultrasound and pain control and palliative care. I am interested in new developments and attend continuing education in dentistry, pain management and anesthesia, compassionate care and ultrasound. I am also interested in tick borne disease, such as Lyme disease and have attended the International Lyme and Associated Disease conference. I love cats and have experience with breeding Himalayans and Birmese and am a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
We welcome new patients and would be happy to answer any questions you have or give a tour of our clinic. You can also contact me directly at [email protected]
Interest in Preventative and Senior medicine, Dentistry, Ultrasound, Soft tissue surgery, Tick-borne Disease, Cushing’s and Endocrine Disease and Continuing Education in New modalities in veterinary care
Hobbies – Hiking with my dogs, skiing, boating, Waterskiing, Scuba and Knitting
Leif is a Schipperke – a type of Belgian Spitz. He is happy to greet anyone at the front desk that has a treat for him. Leif comes to work most days with Dr Kelly.
Ava is our active Golden retriever cross that loves to hike, swim and retrieve sticks. In her free time she tries to get her housemates Toby and Leif to play with her.
Toby is a Corgi cross – possible Cardigan Corgi and Bernese mountain dog. He may be short in height but big at heart. We are Toby’s fourth and permanent home. He is so happy to spend his time hiking and sneaking up on the foot of the bed.