Here at South Tower Animal Hospital, our friendly and professional doctors, technicians and animal care professionals will interact with your pet. Meet the staff below;
Jessica Wardell - Registered Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager
Jessica graduated from Georgian College in 2009. Jessica has 1 cat named Lilly, a 25 year old horse named Jimmy, a 2 year old Collie named Marshall, and a Jack Russell named Lucy. Ducky is the newest feline addition to Jessica's family, and was adopted through Safe Meow. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.
Amanda Ferrell- Veterinary Technician
Amanda graduated from the Veterinary Technician program, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. She joined the team in December of 2019. She is from Cambridge. She has a cat named George at home and in her spare time enjoys photography and spending time with family and friends.
Ivy McCormick- Veterinary Technician
Ivy graduated from the Veterinary Technician program, Northern College Haileybury Campus. She has a Border Collie mix named Eddy, a cat named Bien, and a Ball Python named Bub. She has completed a college co-op with us and officially joined the team Spring 2020.
Zoey Sheppard- Veterinary Technician
Zoey graduated with honours from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College. She has a special interest in physical rehabilitation and is currently working towards her CCRP certification. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her cat Oscar and her two rats, Gus and Rice.
Marion Burnell-Grant - Customer Service Representative
Marion graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours BSc in Biological Science. An avid naturalist, Marion has always had a keen interest in all forms of animal life and was surrounded by a menagerie of different creatures while growing up.
In recent years her career path has gravitated to working with people and their domestic pets. Interests include drawing, writing, hiking and observing the natural world. She lives north of Belwood with her husband, two daughters and an assortment of feathered, furred and finned species.
Pat Mackenzie - Customer Service Representative
Pat joined our team in January 2015, as a part time receptionist. She has many cats that she looks after, both her own and strays that live near her. She has lived in town her entire life, and knows many people from working at a pet store until she joined us at the clinic! She is another of the first people you will meet when coming through the door and always has a smile for everyone.\
Nicole Henry- Customer Service Representative
Nicole joined our team in August 2019. She has worked with both large and small animals. Nicole graduated from Ridgetown College with a certificate in Veterinary Office Administration.
Keshia Boire - Veterinary Assistant
Keshia is the newest member of out team. She worked previously in a veterinary practice, and has decided to join us in caring for our patients! She has two dogs, Willow and Ton.
Peach and Nemo - Clinic Cats
Peach is full of energy and has settled into her role as a clinic cat. She has gotten used to having many dogs come in and is quite often running out to greet clients when she hears the door opening
Nemo joined us from a feral colony in February 2019. He had a severely infected leg, which we had to amputate. He has settled well into his role as a clinic cat, loving to greet clients. He runs to the door when he hears it open. Having three legs does not slow him down in the least!