Sharon
Hospital Administrator
Hey, my name is Sharon and I am the Hospital Administrator.

I have had the privilege of working here since we opened in 1997.

My career in this field actually began by accident when I was in high school, but happily became my life-long endeavour.

I am passionate about making sure that every animal we see receives nothing but the best care and never leaves without a cookie and a cuddle.

Fun Fact: I like lists. All my lists are organized on a master list, which is alphabetized on a list of master lists.

My Hero: My husband. He is the most thoughtful human being that I know.
Kristi
Customer Service Representative
Hi, my name is Kristi and I am the Head Receptionist as well as in charge of all I.T.

I have been taking care of our clients since the hospital opened back in 1997.

Being able to help animals and their owners in every capacity is what inspired me to enter this field.

I truly believe that animals bring vast amounts of joy into our lives every day.

Fun Fact: I can make balloon animals

My Hero: My mom
Joelle
Customer Service Representative
Hi, my name is Joelle...Jo for short. I am a Customer Service Representative, and I make up pretty much the entire Graphic Arts Department.

I have been spreading joy here since May 2016.

A little white kitten named 'Cream' is who inspired my career path...along with James Herriot.

I firmly believe that, "until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Quote by Anatole France.

Fun Fact: I randomly break out into song and dance....and I will eat pizza anytime and anywhere.

My Hero: Definitely Wonder Woman! (from the Linda Carter days)
Bonnie
Senior Registered Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Bonnie. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I have worked at the Clarington Animal Hospital since 1997, when we opened.

Growing up, I had a love for animals, but it wasn't until my high school co-op in an animal hospital that I knew for sure that this was my passion.

I feel strongly that our pets are an important part of our family. Our fur babies give us so much unconditional love and make our days brighter.

Fun Fact: My favourite musical is The Sound of Music

My Hero: My dad
Chris
Registered Veterinary Technician, Head of Anesthetic
I'm Chris. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician, and the Head of Anaesthetic. I am also considered to be the 'little brother' of the team.

I started working here at Clarington Animal Hospital in October of 2015.

I am the only person in my family to pursue a career in this field, and I love being able to learn something new everyday.

One thing I feel very strongly about is making sure every patient is stress-free, pain-free, and has a fun-filled visit when they come to see us.

Fun Fact: I am a huge gaming nerd

My Hero: Batman, of course!
Tracey
Veterinary Assistant
Hi, I am Tracey. I am the surgical V.A. here at Clarington Animal Hospital

I started here in October of 2017.

When I was younger, I felt very dissatisfied with my career choice. Knowing that I had so much more to offer, I decided to take a leap and enter an Animal Care program. That ignited a whole new passion which has led me to where I am today.

I believe that animals should only know love and kindness, especially when in the care of their veterinary team, because your pets are our pets.

Fun Fact: I love summer, especially camping, kayaking and hiking

My Hero: My mom. She is strong and kind and always has a great outlook on life.
Lexi
Registered Veterinary Technician
My name Alexis, but I usually go by 'Lexi'. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I have been part of the Clarington Animal Hospital team since August 2019.

For as long as I can remember I was always the kid who brought home injured birds, squirrels or whatever critter needed help, then nursed them back to health. I knew this was going to turn into my life long career.

Something I feel very strongly about is that since animals can't tell us if something is bothering them or why they don't feel good, it is my job as a technician to help them, and be their voice. It is most gratifying to send a once sick animal who is now well, back home to their pet parents.

Fun Fact: I am a huge sci-fi nerd.

My Hero: My mom. She is the glue that holds my family together.
Montana
Customer Service Representative
Hey, my name is Montana and I am a Customer Service Representative.

I began my career here at the Clarington Animal Hospital in August of 2020.

The one thing that inspired me to enter this field is growing up watching Zaboomafoo on T.V.

Something that I feel very strongly about is that rats are not a creature to be afraid of. They make fabulous pets, and are incredibly loveable.

Fun Fact: Sharks are older than dinosaurs

My Hero: Aizawa
Lee-Anne
Veterinary Assistant
Hi my name is Lee-Anne and I am the one and only Exam Room VA. I started my journey here at the Clarington Animal Hospital in January 2021!

What inspired me to work here was my intense love for animals. I have had other jobs in my life, but just never felt satisfied without the presence of animals. I continue to be inspired on a daily basis by the people that I work with, as well as the animals and clients I meet.

I feel strongly about always looking on the bright side of everything, and enjoying the little things. Life is too short to miss anything!

Fun Fact: I have had the pleasure of working very closely with elephants!

My Hero: My daughter. Although she is only 6, she has had to face a few big struggles that not even a lot of adults have had to face. She is a smart, strong, bright and happy little girl, who continues to thrive and roll with the punches. She has taught me to truly understand the phrase "when life throws you lemons, make lemonade!"
Dr. Jackie Bosak
Practice Owner, Veterinarian
Hi, my name is Dr. Jackie. I am a Veterinarian, and the Practice Owner.

I have been taking care of furry family members at the Clarington Animal Hospital since November 2006, and been the practice owner since March 2019.

Being a co-op student in an animal hospital back in 1992 affirmed my deep love of animals and I knew I was in the right field.

I feel very strongly about advocating on the behalf of all animals since they do not have a voice of their own. I think that all dogs and cats should be spayed or neutered to prevent many life-threatening diseases, unless they are going to be responsibly bred by a breeder.

Fun Fact: I love sudoku puzzles, baking and camping.

My Hero: My mom. She is the best human I know.


Dr. Carol Cameron
Associate Veterinarian
Hi, I'm Dr. Carol and I am an associate Veterinarian here at Clarington Animal Hospital.

I first started here as a locum in 2011, and I became full time in May of 2016. I enjoy the people I work with and the philosophy we all practice.

Since both my parents grew up on farms, I have happily been exposed to the animals that I love from a very young age, and since I really like science and math, veterinary medicine seemed like a good way to put it all together.

I feel very strongly that every pet deserves an owner who genuinely loves them.

Fun Fact: The fossil remains of the largest penguin species on the planet was unearthed in Antarctica. The fossil belonged to a Colossus Penguin that was over 6 feet tall, weighed 250 pounds, and lived approximately 37 million years ago. This penguin was my OVC class mascot!

My Hero: That's easy. The down to earth, hard working people who have always been there to guide, support and encourage me.......my parents!
Dr. Karen Jung
Associate Veterinarian
Hi, I am Dr. Karen, an associate Veterinarian here at Clarington Animal Hospital. I am also known as Dr. Squishy because of my intense love of squishy-face dogs.

I started here in November of 2016.

In my grade 11 co-op I met a pug with skin issues and it sparked my love for 'squishies' and fueled my desire to help other animals like the vet helped that pug.

I am absolutely convinced that animals make the best of friends due to their unconditional love and non-judgemental attitude.

Fun Fact: I believe that peanut butter is a food group

My Hero: That would be my pugs. We can learn a lot from our pets. They don't dwell on the past or fear the future. They live in the present and see the joy in the smallest of things.
Dr. Bill Mingram
Founder
Dr. Bill Mingram founded Clarington Animal Hospital in 1997. In retirement, he looks forward to traveling and spending time with his family, and he also has big plans for plenty of fishing at the family cottage when the weather is nice.