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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.

Doctors

Dr. Steve Scott

Dr. Steve Scott

Veterinarian

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. Scott Robertson

Veterinarian

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. Andrea Stringel

Veterinarian

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. Sarah Logan

Veterinarian

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. Brianne Griffith

Veterinarian

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

Veterinarian

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.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole France

Technicians

Anita McLean

Anita McLean

Registered 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 Hall

Aislinn Hall

Registered Veterinary Technician

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 Hutchings

Whitney Hutchings

Registered Veterinary Technician

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).

Laura Puchacz

Laura Puchacz

Registered Veterinary Technician

Laura was born in North Bay, Ontario but was raised in Ottawa from the age of 2 years old. After graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science, she took a year off to decide what she wanted to do with her degree. Knowing that she’d always wanted to work with animals, she went back to school to become a veterinary technician. She graduated from Algonquin College in 2015 with honours and obtained her registered status the same year.
Having lived in the suburbs for most of her life, Laura and her husband decided to buy their first home away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Since moving to Jasper in 2017, she has discovered the genuine hospitality that small communities have to offer and decided to find work closer to home. Although she has worked in practice for the past 5 years, she is the newest member of the Perth Veterinary Clinic, joining the team in October 2018.

Since becoming a member of the PVC family, Laura has taken steps towards creating a complimentary weight loss program for all of your furry friends. Her passion involves creating solid relationships with clients and setting realistic goals to help your pets lose weight safely. Nutrition and weight loss are the two things that peak her interest the most – along with snuggling all the puppies and kittens that come in. If there’s ever a Golden Retriever in the clinic, you can be sure to find her close by!

When Laura isn’t busy at work, she spends most of her time with her husband Tomasz and their one-eyed Golden Retriever puppy named Jack aka “One Eyed Jack”. Although Jack’s rambunctious nature is enough to keep her busy, she does enjoy the occasional DIY craft project, fishing, reading, and a giant cup of Starbucks coffee!

Christine Love

Christine Love

Registered Veterinary Technician

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.”

-Jane Goodall

Care Team

Lori Clyne

Lori Clyne

Office Manager

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 Norwood

Gerri Norwood

Client Service Representative

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 McLellan

Client Service Representative

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!

Jean Hanna

Jean Hanna

Client Service Representative

Jean joined the the practice in September 2020. With a background in Customer Service, she has a passion for helping both people and their furry companions. Jean recently moved back to Ontario with her husband and is very happy to be calling Perth home. She has two feline fur babies of her own, Pickles and Pancake, who were both rescued.

Jensyn Plunkett

Jensyn Plunkett

Client Service Representative

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.

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”

-Robert Louis Stevenson

Animal Care Team

Rita Merkley

Rita Merkley

Animal Care Team

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.

Katelyn Hermer

Katelyn Hermer

Animal Care Team

Katelyn started at the clinic with her high school co-op placement in February 2018, then began working here in June 2018. She likes to draw, read, and bake in her spare time. She is currently in the veterinary technology program at St Lawrence college. She enjoys the environment and experience she obtains from working at the clinic, and she also enjoys working with the animals and her coworkers.

Lily Hagan

Lily Hagan

Animal Care Team

Lily is a high school student who has been with the clinic since 2018. She is active in many clubs including student council, Relay for Life and the Guatemala exposure trip. She plays most of the sports at school but professes that basketball is her favourite.

Lily enjoys working at the Perth Veterinary Clinic because she loves to learn new things. With plans to pursue a career in the healthcare profession, she is afforded the opportunity to learn lots every day. She also loves the animals and works to make sure they are well cared for while at the clinic.

Alison Eyre

Alison Eyre

Animal Care Team

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.