Unlike humans, most pets seem to be in perpetually good moods. They're ecstatic when you arrive home from work, are always ready to play and enjoy keeping you company whether you're cooking dinner ...View Article
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Meet Our Team
Dr. Darren Stinson, DVM
Darren is from Lively. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1992. He was a member of the CVO, serving 6 years on the Discipline Committee and 6 years on the Complaints Committe. He has a special interest in Ophthalmology and General surgery.
Dr. Stinson shares his home with a black lab named Rydge, and 2 French bulldogs named Buster and Lilles. He spends his free time outdoors and has a passion for curling.
Dr. Marc Marin, DVM
Marc is originally from Kapuskasing. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1991. In June 1998 he and Dr. Stinson opened the Chelmsford Animal Hospital. Dr. Marin currently serves as the CVO President and is on the Executive Council. His special interests include internal medicine.
"As a veterinarian, I want to ensure pets are treated in a humane manner and I strive to reduce pain when treating, and also before, during and after surgery. Improving their quality of life is always my first concern."
Dr. Marin has 2 cats, Kiwi and Lucy, and like most cats they have a peculiar personality. He spends his free time with his wife and two daughters traveling and at the cottage. His special interests and hobbies include woodworking, fishing, baseball and golf.
Dr. Morag Maskery, DVM
Dr. Maskery, originally from Sudbury, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1998. She had practiced small animal medicine in Stratford for several years before moving back to Sudbury in 2006. Morag has special interests in dermatology, animal behavior and feline medicine.
Morag shares her home with her husband and 4 children. She also has a chocolate lab, Reese, a cat named Paprika, and the newest additions, 2 kittens named Peaches and Roo. She enjoys spending her free time hiking with Reese, skiing, traveling and camping.
Connie Dagg, RVT / Practice Manager
Connie is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and our Practice Manager. She graduated in 1993 from the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. She worked as a Veterinary Technician from 1993 until 2002 when she became the full- time Practice Manager at Chelmsford Animal Hospital.
2013 marked her 15 year anniversary at the Chelmsford Animal Hospital and she has also been recognized by the OAVT for being a 20 year member!
"As far back as I can remember, I was intrigued by animal, birds, reptiles and insects. When I was a child my dresser drawers were almost always home to a lost or injured creature. Although my parents were not always happy about how or where I housed my lost or injured friends, they were always extremely supportive of my love for them. I feel so fortunate that I am able to have a career doing what I love and working with people that I enjoy being with on and off the job"
Connie's zoo includes 2 dogs "Jack" and "Gracie" and 3 cats "Odie", "Oliver" and "Ozzie". She spends her free time with her husband and 3 kids on Manitoulin at their cottage enjoying the outdoors.
Kathryn Digby, RVT / Assistant Manager / Patient Care Advocate
Kathryn is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and is currently our Patient Care Advocate, Assistant Manager and Laser Safety Officer. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2000 with a diploma in Veterinary Technology. She gained experience while working at the Ontario Veterinary College performing anesthesia, research, as well as teaching and guiding students with their practical techniques. Kathryn joined our team in 2002.
"I am very lucky to be in an environment where everyone enjoys working together, we have an amazing team here at the hospital. Everyone shares the same passion for the people and their fur-babies. I love the variety of interacting with clients and the different technical skills I utilize everyday. We strive to ensure healthy pets and happy owners by practicing compassionate and progressive medicine."
Kathryn has a female bengal cat named Sushi Yakimoto. Sushi is amazing with kids, very affectionate, loves to cuddle and is quite the talker!
Kathryn spends her free time with her husband and her two busy boys, enjoying the outdoors. Winters are spent at the arena, skiing and snowmobiling. Summers are spent at the cottage, hiking, boating and swimming. She is also on the Chelmsford Animal Hospital Women’s Slo-Pitch baseball team.
Amanda Holford / Registered Veterinary Technician
Amanda joined our team in September of 2013. She graduated from Northern College in June 2001 and is one of our newest Registered Veterinary Technicians. Amanda has over 10 years of experience in the Veterinary field and has a passion for client education, surgery and emergency medicine.
Amanda is mom to 2 young boys and a crazy orange tabby named Zuma.
Amanda enjoys reading and photography. She spends her time with family enjoying the outdoors. Spare time in the summer is enjoyed with her family in southern Ontario at the cottage, fishing, boating and swimming.
Lexy Marcellus / Registered Veterinary Technician
Lexy is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined our team in 2013. She graduated from Seneca College in 2008, and gained valuable experience working at an emergency clinic in Barrie. Lexy's interests include nutrition, dentistry and laboratory techniques.
Lexy is mom to a dog named Cala, "the attention-seeker", 4 cats named Izzy , Legoless (the 3-legged kitty)", Sriracha, and the newest addition Atticus. When not at work she enjoys spending her free time camping, fishing and reading. Lexy is also a movie buff!
Sarah Byers / Registered Veterinary Technician
Sarah joined our team in August 2015. She attended Veterinary Technician program at Northern College where she graduated on the Dean's list in the spring of 2015. Sarah has special interests in Rehabilitation and Client Service. She has 2 dogs, Lyla and Myah, 2 cats, Arlo and Ivy. Sarah is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, and camping with the dogs!
Monique Paradis / Registered Veterinary Technician
Monique joined our team to enable her to broaden her skills in the veterinary dental field. She is our dental technician who can educate clients on the dental procedures and benefits of oral health and the result is a happier, healthier pet.
Monique has a senior doberman-rottweiler mix named Chevy who is loyal, smart, active and the protector of the cat and her son. Her family also has a spunky orange tabby kitty named AJ. Monique spends her free time with family enjoying camping, hunting, fishing and the great outdoors!
Nancy Mourot / Veterinary Assistant
Nancy is our Veterinary Assistant and part-time receptionist. She joined us in 2001, bringing with her over 10 years experience working in a Veterinary Clinic in Elliott Lake. Nancy is pursuing certification in nutritional counseling, her interests include client education and interaction.
"Working here is very rewarding, everyday is a new experience. While working here I have developed strong bonds with clients and their pets. These relationships allow me to compassionately assist clients with end of life decisions for their beloved friends. Easing the stress and anxiety of euthanasia is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling parts of my career"
Nancy shares her life with her husband and black lab, Teal. Teal is happiest when retrieving for her human companions and she does a remarkable job. Nancy recently adopted a new fur baby by the name of Mitiq, a black lab puppy who's name means "eider duck" in the Inuktituk language. Nancy loves spending time with her family camping and enjoying the great outdoors, she also enjoys reading and kayaking.
Konstanze Lamothe / Receptionist
Konstanze moved to Canada from Germany at the age of 9, and speaks fluent German. Although she has a degree in criminology from Carlton University, Konstanze finds creatures of the 4-legged variety more appealing! She has gained valuable experience while working in various veterinary clinics in Ontario. Konstanze is a mom to 2 horses, Moose and Caruso, as well as 2 rescue dogs, Maverick and Pippin. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses and being outdoors.
Jessica Del Veccio / Receptionist
Jessica joined our team recently as a receptionist and has valuable experience in the small animal field. She is the mom of one daughter and 3 pets, a dog named Buddy and 2 cats, Everest and Chloe! She enjoys her free time with friends and family.