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Dr. Sandra Taylor has been a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine since graduating from Michigan State University in 1981. Dr Taylor has two sons, and one grandson. She is also mom to two dogs Gemi the Border Terrier and Samson the Doberman, as well as to tabby cats, Rico and Skipper. Her interests in veterinary medicine include pain management, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Tui-Na (massage). Dr. Taylor also enjoys photography, sailing, kayaking and skiing.
Dr. Erin Bristow is a 2013 graduate from Ontario Veterinary College. Erin has two dogs, Scarlett a Doberman and Pavel a Border Collie mix. Dr. Bristow enjoys spending time outdoors hiking with her fur babies, playing Frisbee and doing her own gym workouts!
Sam is our Practice Manager who also over sees billing, ordering supplies and products .She has been an employee of the Lakeshore Veterinary Clinic since 2007. She has had 3 years of experience in the veterinary field prior to joining the team at LVC. Sam has two cats, Joey and Apple, two rescue Great Dane's named Siegi and Molley and a yorkie mix named Dobby.
Heather is a part time receptionist who started at LVC in 2012.She completed the Animal Care program at Sheridan College in 2009. After working in a Veterinary Clinic in Toronto, she has moved back to Sarnia to be closer to family. Heather has a cat named Jasper and a Greyhound, Odie. Heather is also mom 6 pigeons, Kendall, Kylie, Blue, Spooky, Salt and Pepper
Karina is a registered veterinary technician who graduated from the Baker College Flint campus in 2004. Upon graduation Karina worked in a small animal hospital, volunteered at Potter Park Zoo and with Furry Friends Rescue, in the United States for 4 years. Karina has been an employee of the Lakeshore Veterinary Clinic since 2009. Karina has two kitties, Harlow and Truffles, and a rescue Chihuahua named Lupita.
Alex is a registered veterinary technician who graduated from Algonquin College in 2009. After the technician program Alex pursued a diploma in Wildlife Rehabilitation at Northern College in 2010. Alex worked the summer of 2010 in Vancouver as a technician with the Vancouver Aquarium in the Marine Mammal Rescue Department rescuing and rehabbing orphaned, and injured Harbour Seals for 6 months. Alex returned to the Sarnia and has been employed by Lakeshore Veterinary Clinic since 2010, and volunteers at Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation in Mount Brydges on her days off. Alex has two retired racing Greyhounds, Mortimer and Jasmine, a cat named Shea, a ball python named Uncle Ruther, a Chinese Crested, Melman and a Mexican Hairless named Kale.
Erin is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from Algonquin College in 2016. Erin has a deaf Great Dane named Lilly and a rescue kitten named Lalaween (Lala for short). Erin has been apart of the LVC team since started out with us as a high school co-op student, and was soon hired on as a kennel assistant. Erin then went on to pursue her career as a Vet Tech and worked her summers off from school with us. Upon graduation Erin was welcomed back with us at full time Registered Veterinary Technician.
Kurstie is a registered veterinary technician who graduated from St. Clair College in 2012. Kurstie has always been passionate about animals and has known since she was 12 years old she wanted to become a veterinary technician. She has lived on a farm most of her life so she has become very comfortable with a variety of large and small animals. Kurstie has been riding and competing horses since she was a little girl, she has a quarter horse named Stormy and two Rottweilers, Mia and Bandit, and two Jack Russells, Cash and Maddie!
Crystal graduated from the Ridgetown Veterinary Technician program in 2002. She has been working with animals for 13 years at various clinics in Sarnia and Cambridge. She is married and has two children, a girl and boy. Crystal has a siamese cross named Gordon and a Boerboel named Luca. She has been employed with Lakeshore Veterinary Clinic since 2010. Crystal looks forwards to meeting you and you four legged friends.
Ally graduated from the St. Clair College Veterinary Technician program in 2017. She has always had a passion for working with animals. Ally has three cats, Pekoe, Willow and Callie and a Chihuahua named Pablo and a cockatiel named Jake. Ally's bright, cheerful attitude, love and knowledge for all animals makes her a great addition to our team!
Jen started with us as a Veterinary Assistant in July of 2015. Jen has previously worked in interior decorating but has always had a love for animals. Jen has two children, Tyler and Sydnie, and two dogs, Jasmine the Mastiff and Blaze the Shih Tzu cross and two cats, Ryder and Momma!
Hannah has been working at the clinic as a Kennel Assistant since completing a high school co-op placement. Hannah has always had a passion for animals but is currently pursing a career in a different field. Hannah has two dogs, Penny the Mastiff and Georgette the Standard Poodle, she also has two cats, Sally, and Giles, a bunny named Jolly, several fish and a horse named Polly. Hannah and Georgette also volunteer with Therapy dogs International.
Kelly joined the LVC team in February 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. Kelly is well suited for the position as she has a strong love for animals, is always eager to learn new things and has a great eye for the little details. Kelly is a mother of two children, a boy and girl and mom to a lovely kitty named Jager. She enjoys spending her spare time outdoors, hiking and canoeing. She also enjoys reading and home renovations!
Harley is the Official Greeter at LVC. He has been our clinic cat since 2007. Harley was an orphan kitten. Harley's favorite hang out is on the front desk!
Sniper is the Assistant Greeter at LVC. He has been our clinic cat since 2009. Sniper is not an ideal cat for adoption due to his gastrointestinal issues. You are most likely to see him hanging out by the window watching all the people go by, or hiding in the treat shelves!
Cleo has been a part of the LVC family since 2009. Cleo likes to keep to herself and stay away from the public, she hangs out in our VIC area or in the clinic cat lounge but will occasionally make an appearance to help with greeting!
Shwirlz joined the LVC family back in 2013 when she was brought in with a litter of kittens. All her babies found homes but unfortunately due her timid personality she is not an ideal cat for adoption. Shwirlz is very happy to spend her days relaxing in the clinic cat lounge.
Pickles joined our family in 2015. Pickles prefers to spend her days away from the public, she often hangs out in our VIC area or in the clinic cat lounge.
Angel is our newest family member she was adopted into our hearts in 2017. Angel is an 18 year old gal who loves to talk and get pets. She is being treated for kidney disease and thyroid disease, as well a having treatments for pain management including medical manipulations and acupuncture.