David Kirby DVM
Dr. David Kirby is a graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. For 40 years, Dr. Kirby has pursued his passion for veterinary medicine with the attentiveness and dedication that is required to be a truly outstanding medical and surgical practitioner. Dr. Kirby can be found at Caradoc Animal Clinic full-time.
Dr. Kirby keeps current on veterinary medicine, in particular, two of his special interests – surgery and emergency medicine – by attending continuing education seminars and workshops. His specialty being orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Kirby and Donna are kept amused at home by the antics of their three kitties, Gemma, LL Cool J, and the most recent addition, Salt. Outside interests include standard bred horse breeding and racing, and weight and metabolic circuit training at the gym.
Sarah Bassett DVM
Dr. Sarah graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College, in scenic Prince Edward Island, in 1998. After two years of mixed animal practice in Midland ON, she decided that 3:00am calvings and wrestling huge bulls were not really her true calling. Dr. Sarah then moved to the London area to work at a small animal & exotics practice. In February 2011 Dr. Sarah joined our Caradoc Animal Clinic and has loved it ever since.
Dr. Sarah lives near Ailsa Craig on a family farm with husband Paul, and sons, Johnny and James. They have a large 4-legged family which keeps the boys (and adults) busy and entertained. On the farm there lives three dogs, three cats, three horses and two fish. The non-humans include Junior, the senior Jack Russell Terrier; Bea, the Bull terrier; Mr. Big, the German Shepherd; Mojo, Orangie and Turnip, the felines; and Bonnie, Rockstar and Bones, the equines. The hockey loving kids have named the fish Drew Doughty & Sid the Kid. Both boys love hockey, so most of Dr. Sarah's spare time is spent at various arenas around the area. Dr. Sarah loves coming into work at Caradoc Animal Clinic and seeing all the happy (and not so happy) patients and their people.
Meena Srivastava DVM
Dr. Meena has practiced in Strathroy since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2001. She and her husband share their home with five furry feline friends, Milo, Miss Agatha, Hippo-pot-a-Moose, Merv, Donkey and Turtle. Canine family member, Bun-Bun was a rescue puppy when Dr. Meena was doing a vaccination program in Northern Ontario. 'Being part of the community has given me the opportunity to get to know my clients and develop friendships that I am truly grateful for.'
Dr. Meena is an Insanity/Asylum workout fanatic and also enjoys the occasional trip to Vegas.
Pam Dean: Office Manager
Pam has numerous years of experience working in Veterinary Clinics. She has worked at clinics in both England and Canada and has been a resident of Strathroy for the past 15 years.
Pam lives with her husband and two teenage children as well as her one eyed pug, Zoey and two cats, Tony and Kitty. In her spare time she is seen running and cycling around town and enjoys competing in Triathalons.
Krissy VanderVloet: Veterinary Technician
In 2005, Krissy graduated from the Veterinary Medical Office Administration course at Ridgetown College. Deciding that she wanted 'more!', she enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at St. Clair College in Windsor. Krissy moved to the Strathroy area just over a year ago. We would like to think it is because she really wanted to work at Caradoc, but it may have had something to do with the fact that she was engaged, now married, to Paul who lives just outside of town :) Krissy loves every aspect of being a technician. In particular, her areas of concentration are pet nutrition, surgery and client relations.
When she is not in the clinic, you will find Krissy hard at work on the farm. Krissy, husband Paul, their 2 dogs, Little Debbie a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Bailey the lab, live together on a dairy/horse farm. In addition to husband and dogs, Krissy has 6 horses (Corky, Lacey, Tea, Mugsy, Hannah, and Sugar), and 2 pet goats, brothers Roger and Dodger. Krissy could not imagine a day without animals.
Sarah Stevens: Veterinary Technician
Sarah graduated from Ridgetown College as a veterinary technician in 2001. She has worked in several small animal clinics, as well as for a veterinary microbiologist. Sarah also worked for 9 years at an equine surgical referral hospital. A year and a half ago, Sarah joined the Caradoc team on a part-time basis. Luckily for Caradoc, Sarah now spends more than part-time hours at the clinic. Sarah's areas of expertise include pet supplements and our webstore.
Sarah has a number of pets which include two German Shepherd Dogs (one white, Kya, and one black, River), two cats (Maverick and Jester) and a horse (Alante). Like most veterinary technicians both of her dogs and cats are rescues.
Charlotte Lackey: Veterinary Technician
Charlotte is a graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Ridgetown College, University of Guelph in Ridgetown, Ontario. Following Ridgetown, she completed a month-long externship at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital where she worked with domestic pets as well as exotics/zoo animals.
Charlotte has gained valuable experience while working in London at various small animal practices. She loves to learn and keep current with new techniques and information. She lives in London with her husband Des, sons Seth and Griffin, cats Sadie and Hadley and a Service Dog for Seth through Autism Dog Services. Charlotte enjoys running and yoga, gardening, crocheting and jewellery-making, and spending time with her family.
Bethany Timmers: Veterinary Technician
In April 2010, Bethany graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in Haileybury, ON. RVT( Registered Vet Technician) since September 2010. Born and raised in Strathroy, she knew since she was very young that she needed to help animals. Married to her husband Andrew, she has two daughters, Anabelle and Evelyn, and 3 'fur-babies' Cecilia (8 year old Yellow Labrador), Eli (4 year old Chocolate Labrador), and Dio, Orange tabby DSH.
When not at the clinic, she loves to spend time with her family hiking, swimming, and horseback riding. Also, likes to attending continued education seminars in nutrition, reproduction, and prevention.
Annette Buchner: Veterinary Technician
Annette has been a veterinary technician for over 10 years. She worked for many years in London prior to coming to Strathroy. She has a BA in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Western Ontario, and attended Sheridan College where she studied animal sciences. She enjoys being physically active and is a motorcycle enthusiast. Annette lives in London with her husband Chris.
Chris Benoot: Veterinary Technician
Chris is a Veterinary Technician graduating from the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus. He enjoys anesthetic monitoring and dentistry and takes pride in caring for all pets.
He lives with his wife and son as well as his extended pet family of two dogs and two cats. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing drums and spending time with his family.
April Brethauer: Vet Assistant
April is a recent graduate of the Vet Assistant course at Northern college. She comes to us from her home town of Sarnia. April lives with her other half as well as two cats. During her spare time April is seen around Sarnia playing frisbee and catching the sun.