Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of North Bay Animal Hospital in North Bay, Ontario! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 705-476-8387 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Karen Barnes HBSc, DVM, CCRT, CERP graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1989 and has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery in North Bay since 1992. Her areas of interest include soft tissue surgery, small animal medicine, canine rehabilitation and equine rehabilitation & performance enhancement.  Dr. Barnes is a past president of the Northern Ontario Veterinary Association and director at the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.  In her spare time, she trains and shows her dressage horses, Hadley and Valentino.

Dr. Karl Seidler received his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England in 2003.He also has a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph. His career started in mixed animal practice in Saskatchewan and Manitoba before focusing on small animal work in Ottawa for seven years.  He moved back to his home town of North Bay and has spent the past eight years working in Callander.  He now brings his 20 years of veterinary experience to the North Bay Animal Hospital.  He shares his life with his wife, three daughters, two dogs and during his free time, he enjoys skiing, camping, and fishing whenever possible.

Lori-Ann Busch started working for North Bay Animal Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician after graduating from Ridgetown College in May of 2003.   After 10 years practicing as an RVT she moved into an office administrator position and then Hospital Manager in 2021.   Lori-Ann is valued for her compassion and hardworking attitude. She loves spending time with her husband, two daughters and pets. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, baking, boating and training her dog Mac!

Tracy Powers is the head technician here at the North Bay Animal Hospital.  After graduating from Northern College in 2004 she became part of our team.  Tracy is a hard working member and plays a very important role here at the hospital – she helps keep the hospital running smoothly by training new technical staff, inventory control and equipment maintenance.  Her technical duties include assisting in surgery, running the in-house diagnostic lab, radiography, and patient care.  Tracy keeps active by playing baseball and volleyball.  When she is not working she is listening to music and enjoying a good book.  She is very close to her family – which includes her 4 cats!

Laura Chorney has been working at the North Bay Animal Hospital since she graduated as an RVT in 2008. In 2014 she returned to school and graduated as a RPN. She has a passion for horses and animals and loves being a patient advocate and communicating with clients. When not at work you will find Laura spending time on her 30 acre farm with her husband Jeff, their shared children and their many animals. Laura shares her house with 1 cat and 3 dogs!  The rest of the crew live in the barn.

Kenzie grew up in Belleville, ON with a love for animals. When she was a kid you would find her tending to Robin nestlings, chasing Garter snakes around her yard (lovingly of course), playing with frogs and loving on her cats and dogs. She originally wanted to be a Medical Lab Technician but decided to go to tech school after doing her high school placement at a vet clinic and fell in love with it. Kenzie ventured 7 hours to Northern Ontario, graduated from the vet tech program at Northern College in 2022 and returned to take the Wildlife Rehabilitation program. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her cat Kuro, camping, and baking!

Brooklyn Norton  After spending a few years in British Columbia, Brooklyn moved back to Ontario to attend school.  She graduated from Northern College in 2021 as a Veterinary Assistant, then moved back home to North Bay.  She has always had a huge passion for helping animals and making sure they feel safe.  When not at work you can find her spending time with her family and friends.  In her spare time, Brooklyn enjoys canoeing and kayaking with her dog Mowgli.

Missy Roy

Head Receptionist

Born in Timmins, Missy moved to North Bay in 2016 with her now-husband, Eric. Missy joined the clinic in January 2018. She loves taking care of the clients and their pets! She and Eric enjoy their new hobby farm where they care for their two horses, Marley and Misty, and their two dogs, Jack and Bijou. When she’s not busy doing barn chores she enjoys riding her horses, exercising, and cooking.

Laura Farris is the newest member of the NBAH team!  She grew up in North Bay and enjoys the seasons, lakes and the many outdoor activities North Bay has to offer.  After studying music, majoring in flute, at McMaster University Laura ventured to Korea and China to be an English teacher.  She spent a couple of years abroad before returning to her home town to start her family.  She has 2 beautiful daughters and 3 adorable dogs.  Laura has always loved animals!  When not at work she likes gardening, swimming, skating, hiking and spending time at the family cottage.

Adria Lingley is happiest when she is head-to-toe covered in pet hair and slobber.  Her pet obsession started with a golden retriever names Fergus that never left her side.  Her experience in pet physical therapy, grooming and obedience led her to pursue a career in the veterinary office management at Mohawk college.  At home her social life revolves around her 5 dogs and a cat.  Her self-proclaimed superpower is being able to spot a golden retriever a mile away.  She looks forward to her future at NBAH.

Shawnna Hampson joined our team in September 2021.  She’s travelled around Canada and met her Czech husband while living in Jasper, Alberta.  She is happy and grateful her adventures brought her to North Bay!  In her spare time she likes painting, knitting, eating (“the more carbs the better”) and exploring the great outdoors.  Her and her husband share their home with 2 rescue cats, Misha & Romonka.