Biographies

 

Veterinarians

Dr. Karen BarnesDr. Karen Barnes 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 and small animal medicine.  Dr. Barnes also sees patients at our Mattawa office once a week.  Dr. Barnes is a past president of the Northern Ontario Veterinary Association and presently volunteers on the board of directors at the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.  In her spare time, she trains and shows her dressage horse, Hadley.
Dr. Sherri ReaDr. Sherri Rea graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1988. She moved to North Bay in November 1988 and joined Dr Glenn Ouellette in building Lakeshore Animal Hospital in 1990. She enjoys small animal practice especially internal medicine and diagnostics. She has been very active in two veterinary organizations. Since 2003 to present she holds the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Northern Ontario Veterinary Association. From it’s formation in 2001 she has been a director on the Farley Foundation Board, a charity that funds veterinary care for people in need. Her home life balance keeps her energy levels high with tending after her three children and a dog. She maintains her fitness with laps in the pool and lake swims and she recently took up cycling enjoying her first charity Farley Ride in September 2012.
Dr. Glenn OuelletteDr. Glenn Ouellette graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1988. While he excels as a diagnostician his passion is surgery with orthopaedics as being his favourite. He has the distinction of being our hospital’s computer technical advisor and efficiently manages to keep our computer ship on course. Dr. Ouellette has been an active committee member of the Northern Ontario Veterinary Association’s annual conference, and was President for the 2012-2013 term. He balances his career with his role as father to three children and his entourage of pets. His outdoor interests include cycling, and birding wherever life takes him.

Office Administrator

Lori-Ann BuschLori-Ann Busch graduated as a RVT in May 2003 from Ridgetown College and started working for North Bay Animal Hospital shortly after as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She started as office administrator in June 2013.  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 dancing, sewing, gardening and cake decorating.

RVT CREST  Registered Veterinary Technicians

Tracy RimesTracy Rimes 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 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.

 

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October is Farley Month

Come join us

Sunday October 20, 2019

1:30 – 4:30

for a fun interactive seminar

Beyond Words:  Learning the Language of your pets

Speaker:  Carmen Theobald


Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the North Bay Animal Hospital
All proceeds to the Farley Foundation*
Registration is required as space is limited!

 

*The Farley Foundation helps low-income pet owners in Ontario by subsidizing the cost of non-elective veterinary care for their sick or injured pets.  Since its establishment in 2002, the Farley Foundation has disbursed more than $4 million to help 10,000 pets in need.

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