From the time she was 6 years old, Dr. Alison has wanted to become a veterinarian. Although born in Toronto, she spent her early years in her father’s home state of North Carolina. At the age of 8, she moved back to Canada and spent the rest of her childhood in Niagara Falls. Her highschool weekends were spent working at a local vet clinic where she received amazing mentorship from both the technicians and Dr. Ron Mergl.
Dr. Shearer has been fortunate to always have animals as a part of his life, from growing up with parents that bred and raised Old English Sheepdogs, to working on the family farm with sheep, cattle and horses. Even during university, the company of a couple cats helped break up the arduous task of studying.
Dr. Chloe grew up in Northern Ontario in a rural community with a small town vibe. Both parents were local physicians and Dr. Chloe spent many an afternoon waiting for babies to be born so she grasped the unpredictability of medicine at an early age. Her love of animals was cultured by the family 'zoo' which consisted of the typical and not so typical such as lovebirds, turtles and horses. Her love of horses takes front seat in any spare time Dr. Chloe has, as well as a spirited game of soccer and travelling to exotic locations around the globe.
When Dr. Lauren graduated from OVC in 2005, she soon realized two important facts that she wasn't taught in school. First, most Labrador Retrievers are as energetic as a caffeine-fuelled toddler. Second, cats tolerate you only when you are doing exactly what they want. These truths help keep her professional life interesting.
Dr. Tracy has been with the clinic for many years. She graduated from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. She married a rugby playing Canadian in early 2000 after meeting on The Village Lions Rugby Team in New York City. They moved to Ontario over 15 years ago. She is now a dual citizen and so happy to be close to her husband Christopher’s hometown of London. She has two teenage children, Cael and Hailyn, and a menagerie of pets including a Basset Hound mix named Arwen (“Winnie”). She joins cats Milo and Ferguson as well as guinea pig, Amethyst, and axolotl, Alex.
Dr. Courtney grew up near Stratford Ontario and throughout her childhood she cherished relationships with many family pets including two rambunctious huskies. Throughout high school, with her love for animals and medicine, there left little doubt she would pursue veterinary medicine.
Dr. Mahsa grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Her love for animals started with an orange rescue cat name Tara. Taking Tara to the veterinarian at the end of her days, Dr. Mahsa quickly realized that veterinary medicine was her passion.
At this time the clinic will remain open, but with some critical adjustments with how we operate in order to help keep our community and our staff healthy.
We are still available to see our patients, however, we will be practicing "hands free" appointments. We will have you bring your pet to the main entrance of the clinic and place your pet in between the double doors and a staff member will bring your pet into the clinic.