Staff

  • Dr.
    Tracy Vink-Taylor

    Dr. Tracy graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998 and joined our team in the spring of 2018. With her years of experience, she also brings a passion for enriched learning. She is always one of the first to register for additional courses and meetings to keep current on the ever changing world of veterinary medicine. Dr. Tracy's main passion is companion animal medicine & surgery. She has a strong work ethic and a great desire to be the best veterinarian she can be. Her knowledge and enthusiasm are great assets to both our team & our patients! Her special interests are Soft Tissue Surgery, Endocrinology and Neurology. When she's not at the clinic, Dr. Tracy enjoys reading, running, spending time with her family, her dogs Jersey & Taz and Hubert the cat.

  • Renita DeWaele
    RVT

    Renita was born and raised in Springfield Ontario spending her time between two family farms. Growing up, she had the good fortune to be surrounded by a variety of animal friends including; cows, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, peacocks, dogs and cats. She presently shares her home with her three cats; Sylvester, Caramel, and O’Malley as well as her dog Gracie. Renita graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in the fall of 2017. Not only does Renita have a strong passion for veterinary medicine, but she also has a very creative side that she expresses through drawing, painting, writing poetry and playing the tenor saxophone. Apparently, this isn’t enough to keep her busy, as she also finds time to go camping and fishing with family and friends.

  • Ashley Reeves
    RVT

    Ashley was raised in the small hamlet of Frome Ontario. She was fortunate to grow up surrounded by many cats and a Blue Heeler named Foster who spent his days chasing/herding the cattle at the neighbouring farm (unbeknownst to the poor farmer!). Ashley graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in the fall of 2017. She recently moved to Belmont with her four cats; Harry, Toojay, Tux and a sassy torti named Miss Kitty. Ashley’s family and friends affectionately refer to her as a Crazy Cat lady and she even has a pair of ‘cat’ Converse sneakers to prove it! Since she loves spending time outdoors hiking and enjoying campfires, her dream is to live in the country with a pet pig, donkey and (yes) even more cats!

  • Christine Vaessen
    RVT

    Christine has been working closely with people and pets since she graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at University of Guelph in 2005. She is dedicated to quality customer service.  Christine love’s connecting with clients in supportive and meaningful ways.  She has continued working part time with Seniors in the London area.  Christine enjoys the outdoors and staying active with her pets.  Christine trail rides with her Quarter Horse 'Archer', He is a gentle boy who comes when he is called and loves to cuddle. Her Duck Tolling Retriever 'Nova' is a very affectionate girl, she loves to swim, go on hikes and play fetch.  Christine also enjoys dancing, gardening, making tie dye clothing and has a special interest in manual SLR camera photography. 

  • Sarah McGannon
    Assistant Office Manager

    Before moving to Ontario from Vancouver in 2005, Sarah was a Veterinary Assistant for 15 years and she still truly loves what she does! Sarah lives in London with her son Finnley and her furkidlet golden retriever cross Payton. She enjoys gardening, cooking and anything creative and crafty.

  • Amy Bhatia
    Hospital Administrator

    Amy was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, and moved to St. Thomas with Dr. Raj Bhatia in August of 2009. She completed her Bachelor of Science honours degree at the University of Guelph in Animal Biology in December of 2007. She has always loved being around animals and educating clients on how they can best take care of their additional family members. Amy loves all the nature and walking areas that the region has to offer. She also enjoys riding her horse, Ralley; walking her dogs, Darla and Sydney; and watching movies.

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Belmont Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed