Dedicated. Compassionate. Talented. The team at Perth is well rounded and passionate about providing a higher level of care. And we care for every pet the right way.
Dr. Steve ScottVeterinarian
Dr. Scott RobertsonVeterinarian
Dr. Andrea StringelVeterinarian
Dr. Sarah LoganVeterinarian
Dr. Brianne GriffithVeterinarian
Dr. Kim McGrimmonVeterinarian
Dr. Caroline HeffernanVeterinarian
Dr. Enise Decaluwe-TulkVeterinarian
Dr. Steve Scott
Dr. Scott is one of the founding figures of the Perth Veterinary Clinic. Perth has always been his hometown. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1983. He spent his first year of practice in Kincardine Ontario before moving home in 1984.
Dr. Scott is a mixed animal practitioner with his primary involvement is in production medicine with food animal clients. Dr. Scott is a graduate of the two year dairy health management certificate program at the University of Guelph in 1993.
Dr. Scott is an active curler and sports enthusiast (football, baseball, hockey, running) and is active in his support of local sports and 4-H programs
Dr. Scott Robertson
Dr. Robertson grew up in the Woodville area in Central Ontario on a beef farm. He has always had a strong interest in agriculture and wanted his career to be involved in that industry. He completed his veterinary degree at the University of Guelph in 1997 and then joined the Perth Veterinary Clinic. In 2002, Dr. Robertson became a co-owner.
Dr. Robertson is a mixed animal practitioner and spends the majority of his working time with farm animal medicine and surgery. He is a keen advocate for optimizing herd health especially after graduating from the two year dairy health management certificate program at the University of Guelph in 2004.
Dr. Robertson and his wife have three children which occupy a lot of their non-working life! If he has a spare moment, he enjoys woodworking, camping/canoeing/hiking, photography and playing guitar.
Dr. Andrea Stringel
Dr. Stringel knew from an early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She grew up near Lindsay, Ontario on a small horse farm. After completing her Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph Andrea gained admission to the Ontario Veterinary College. In 2000, Dr. Stringel graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and began her veterinary career in Linwood, and then in an equine practice in Erin. Here she gained valuable experience in equine reproduction, dentistry, herd health and performance horse lameness.
Wanting to return to the rural countryside, Dr. Stringel joined the team in Perth in 2002. She enjoys the variety of small animal medicine and surgery and equine ambulatory medicine. In 2010, Dr. Stringel became a partner in the practise and is happy to be a permanent part of the Perth Veterinary Clinic team.
When not at work, Dr. Stringel enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She enjoys staying fit and active by running, riding, skiing and hiking. Combining her love of horses and her profession, Dr. Stringel loves breeding beautiful German Oldenburg Warmblood horses on their scenic farm near Merrickville, Ontario. Andrea trains and competes in dressage with one of her home bred horses in her free time!
Dr. Sarah Logan
Dr. Logan was born in Oakville but moved to Lanark County at an early age. Her passion for animals has been life-long, having cared for a plethora of animals species under her roof. At a young age, Dr. Logan’s time was spent first volunteering then working in local veterinary clinics, where she could expand on her love of animals and her passion for their health and well-being.
Dr. Logan attended the University of Guelph, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science prior to being admitted to the OVC. After graduation in 2009, Dr. Logan returned to Lanark county where she joined the Perth Veterinary Clinic as an associate and became a partner in the practice 2016.
Dr. Logan works as a mixed practitioner and expertly splits her time between large and small animal appointments and surgery.
At home, Dr. Logan’s passion for animals is clear where she shares her home and barn with animals of all kinds, including horses, cattle, dogs, cats and any other creature in need of a caring home. After all the chores are done, Dr. Logan enjoys reading, horseback riding, hiking and sharing her passion for animals with her niece and nephew, who love their time spent at Aunt Sarah’s Farm.
Dr. Brianne Griffith
Dr. Griffith is a 2009 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Perth is her hometown where she grew up on a dairy farm. She always dreamed of being a vet from the age she could follow Dr. Scott through the barn and care for all the four-legged creatures on the farm.
After her high school co-op placement at the Perth Veterinary Clinic, she secured a part time job here, working after school and on weekends, at both the Perth and Westport Clinics. Her desire to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine became stronger after her experience with the team at the clinic and she was accepted to OVC after two years of undergraduate study at the University of Guelph. After graduation, she spent 8 years in large animal practice in before returning to Perth in 2017 to expand her career in to mixed animal practice. She became a partner in the practice in 2019. At the Perth Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Griffith splits her time between large animal and companion animal appointments and surgery. She is passionate about providing the best care to animals of all sizes and appreciates the strong human-animal bond that people share with their pets (both large and small!)
Dr. Griffith, her husband and two young daughters live in the country on the outskirts of town and enjoy spending time with all their furry friends, including dogs, cats, pony, donkey and goat!
Dr. Kim McGrimmon
Dr. Kim McGrimmon is a companion animal veterinarian who divides her clinical practice between our Perth and Westport clinics.
Dr. McGrimmon grew up on a farm in Southern Ontario but has lived in the Ottawa Valley since 1993. She has worked at the Perth Veterinary Clinic since 2004. Perth is where she met her husband Todd and enjoys life on her horse farm with her kids, dogs and cats. She enjoys the challenge of managing skin disease and caring for senior pets.
Dr. Caroline Heffernan
Dr. Caroline Heffernan grew up on a Beef farm near Norwood Ontario. She always knew she wanted to be a Vet from a young age. Horses, competitive sports and 4-H were part of her interests growing up.
Dr. Caroline Heffernan completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science at the University of Guelph. She was a member of the Varsity Hockey Team. Caroline graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992 and was a classmate of Dr. Kim McGrimmon, an established veterinarian in the practice. Upon graduation Caroline started working as a Small Animal practitioner in Hamilton. 2002 saw Caroline move West to the Calgary area to pursue showing her horses and work. She worked at Okotoks Animal Clinic for 11 yrs with a wonderful group and then spent the last 6 years working with my “Fish Family” at Fish Creek 24 Hour Pet Hospital in Calgary.
In October of 2020, Caroline moved back to Ontario to be closer to family. Caroline is an avid barrel racer, roper and loves all aspects of horsemanship. She drove cross country with her 3 quarter horses and 2 Australian Cattle dogs – Bubba and Baby Boy.
Working in an emergency clinic setting highlighted the importance of preventive medicine. Education is a key to helping prevent disease and that is an area I love. “My passion if getting to know my patients and their owners and working to keep their pets healthy and happy. I feel blessed to be a part of the Veterinary community and to be part of the Perth Veterinary Clinic Family”
Dr. Enise Decaluwe-Tulk
Enise completed her Bachelor of Science Honours in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph, with a minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. She joined the Perth Veterinary Clinic in 2021, choosing to leave behind city life because she loves making deeper connections with pet owners/producers and being part of the special community Perth has to offer. As much as it was the animals that drew Enise to veterinary medicine, it was their people too.
Although she likes a little bit of everything, Enise’s professional interests include: ultrasonography, feline/canine nutrition, canine anxiety/behaviour, clinical pathology and pain management. And she has a soft spot for pigs and senior dogs!
She lives just outside town with her fiancé and their little pack of strays; a rescue dog named Halifax (“Hal”) and their cat, Handsome Kev (adopted from Perth Veterinary Clinic!). When Dr. Enise isn’t working, she enjoys hiking, crafting (making clothes, embroidery, painting), doing yoga and tending to her vegetable garden. After a long hiatus from hunter/jumper, Enise is hoping to get back in the saddle this coming summer.
Be sure to say hi if you see her in town!
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Anita McLeanRegistered Veterinary Technician
Aislinn HallRegistered Veterinary Technician
Whitney HutchingsRegistered Veterinary Technician
Christine LoveRegistered Veterinary Technician
Anita is a Perthite, born and raised on a farm just outside of town. Anita has been a part of the Perth Veterinary Clinic since 1993 when she completed her high school co-op education program. She then worked in the kennel room, caring for boarding and hospitalized patients. She worked her way through the ranks, working as a receptionist after school and on weekends. Her passion for pet care grew and she attended the St. Lawrence College where she graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program in 1997. In 1998 she happily returned to the Perth Veterinary Clinic and has been a constant presence ever since.
Anita enjoys working with clients and their pets to help them achieve their goals. With her experience and expertise, she is a great resource and keeps the clinic running with all the behind-the-scenes daily tasks required to keep the clinic in top form.
When not at work, Anita enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. As a family, they enjoy hunting, camping and spending time with friends.
Aislinn was born and raised in Perth and loves her hometown. She joined the Perth Veterinary Clinic team in 2014. Aislinn graduated from St. Lawrence college in 2011 with distinction and passed her Veterinary Technician National exam the same year.
The part that Aislinn loves most about her job is surgery and anaesthesia, particularly learning new protocols and practicing new, innovative techniques. She prioritizes animal care, ensuring your pet is as comfortable as possible.
Aislinn horse, Cerino, is her pride and joy. Along with Jase, her “house horse” Great Dane, Max, the fun-loving Golden Retriever, and her Angel cat Peaches, her pet family is a diverse one! All of these guys fill her life with happiness and she enjoys spending her time horseback riding and doing outdoor activities with her furbabies. She also enjoys playing ball and ice hockey and reading in her spare time.
Whitney joined the Perth Veterinary Clinic in June 2015 after her college placement from the Veterinary Technology program in St.Lawrence College. She received her Registered Veterinary Technologist certificate in December 2015 and has been fulfilling her dream to help animals ever since.
Whitney enjoys working with everyone at the clinic from the devoted staff, to the animals and their loving owners. Feline behaviour and medicine is one of Whitney’s interests from day to day and likes helping clients achieve and maintain long healthy relationships with their cats. Whitney also likes working with the team to perform safe anaesthesia to patients who come for a variety of procedures. Outside the clinic, Whitney stays busy with a variety of hobbies which include anything from gardening, horseback riding or even swimming around in a mermaid tail. Most of all, Whitney adores her animal family at home, she has a dog (Yorkie/Maltese cross), 5 cats, a bearded dragon, an Oscar cichlid and a horse (Belgian cross).
Christine joined the Perth Veterinary Clinic team in 2001 as a high school volunteer. She worked as a weekend kennel attendant for many years eventually becoming a full time Client Service Representative. In December 2019 Christine graduate from the Thomson Rivers University Animal Health Technology Distance Program.
Christine grew up outside of Perth and still lives in the area on a small hobby farm with her spouse, their three young sons, 3 horses, 2 dogs and 1 cat. She enjoys fishing and camping with her family and friends and watching her three boys participate in minor hockey during the winter months.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Lori ClyneOffice Manager
Gerri NorwoodClient Service
Mary Ellen McLellanClient Service
Brittany QuinnClient Service
Kahlan BareClient Service
Christine DuhmeClient Service
Kaylie FanningVeterinary Assistant and Client Service
Holly OliverClient Service
Sasha Li-WoodcoxClient Service
Jensyn PlunkettClient Service
Michelle ExnerClient Service and Animal Care
Lily Bowes-ReidClient Service and Animal Care
Alison EyreClient Service and Animal Care
Rita MerkleyAnimal Care
Lori has adeptly managed the Perth and Westport clinic’s administrative services since 1993, dealing with the human resource and finance side of the business. Her skill with suppliers, staff, and clients (and their humans) keeps the Clinic purring like a happy kitten behind the scenes. With deep roots in the local community, her love of four-legged furbabies has translated into a legendary adeptness at placing kittens and connecting animal lovers across the County. Her interests include gourmet cooking, planning social events, and watching crime dramas. It’s difficult to say which takes up more room in her very generous heart: family, friends, or animals – with a husband, two children, scores of friends and neighbours, seven cats and a rambunctious lab.
Gerri joined the practice in February 2011. This job was and is the perfect fit for Gerri, with her combined passion for client relations and customer service along with her love of animals.
Gerri is a graduate of the St. Lawrence College Human Resources & Customer Relations Program.
With her husband and family, Gerri has operated Norwood Family Farm for the past 35 years. The farm is a Fullblood Simmental Cow-calf operation on her husband’s homestead.
Gerri and her family have had numerous fur friends over the years but the most memorable was their beloved Border Collie Nikki, who blessed their lives for 19 years.
Mary Ellen McLellan
Mary Ellen started out at the Perth Veterinary Clinic in the 90s when she had a high school co-op placement with the clinic. She worked as kennel staff for a few years after that and started full time as a Hospital Assistant in the early 2000s. She took some time away from 2010 to 2016 but just couldn’t stay away and is back greeting clients and their pets, helping out wherever she can. Mary Ellen grew up on a mixed farm in the Perth area. She and her husband and 2 daughters live on a local beef farm where the farm work, 4H and enjoying the outdoors take up most of their time. Mary Ellen also is a hobby beekeeper and has always had some horses around, sometimes even finding time to ride!
Born and raised in the Perth area, Brittany grew up on Mississippi Lake. After being a hairdresser for 13 years, she decided to make a career change. With a lifelong passion for animals, becoming a member of the team at the Veterinary Clinic was an obvious choice. Brittany enjoys working and interacting with public. When Brittany isn’t at the front desk, she loves spending time with her husband and five kids. Her hobbies are snowboarding, four-wheeling and boating.
Kahlan is just getting started in the world, but she has worked with the public since she was 15. In that time she’s learned a thing or two about providing excellent service and has developed the ability to resolve customer issues while maintaining excellent relationships. She’s had a whole range of pets from bearded dragons to Great Danes, along with a few cats, birds and rodents in between. When the opportunity to work with animals and the public came along it seemed like a fit. So here she is now helping you and your pets interact seamlessly with the animal care team here at the Perth Veterinary Clinic.
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Jensyn recently graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Science. She grew up riding horses and spending time at her grandparent’s cattle farm. She and her family have been avid supporters of helping stray animals, and have fostered many orphaned kittens through the years – the most recent of which ended up being adopted by her family.
Jensyn recently started work at the Perth Veterinary Clinic following her graduation, and looks forward to a career helping animals.
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Alison Eyre is one of our animal care staff at our Perth Clinic. She is currently in high school and aspires to become a veterinarian. Alison lives on a dairy farm outside of Athens and has grown up watching and learning from the vets at Perth. She currently has four beef and holstein cows of her own, chickens, honey bees, cats and two dogs. She loves animals of all kinds.
Rita has cared for patients of the Perth Veterinary Clinic since 1994.
Rita has always had a love for animals. She grew up spending a lot of time on her Grandparents’ beef cattle farm. Dogs and cats were always household companions, even hamsters and Budgie Birds!!
She always enjoys their outdoor strolls, no matter the weather and is very compassionate in caring for her four-legged work friends on a daily basis as well as her own two Pomeranian Fur Babies.