84 Caradoc St S, Strathroy, ON N7G 2N8, Canada

Meet The Team

  • David Kirby DVM
    David Kirby DVM

    Dr. David Kirby is a graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. For over 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 part 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 orthopedic surgery.

    Dr. Kirby is kept amused at home by the antics of his cat. His outside interests include standard bred horse breeding and racing, and weight and metabolic circuit training at the gym.

  • Doctor Sarah Bassett
    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.

  • Wendy Cullen DVM
    Wendy Cullen DVM

    Dr. Wendy Cullen grew up on a farm in southern Ontario and has always had a keen interest in medicine, how the body works and a deep love for animals.
    After graduating from high school in Dunnville, Ontario, Wendy went first to the University of New Brunswick for Marine Biology and then transferred to Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS with a major in Neuroscience. Following graduation and two years of working in research, she then went on to the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI where she graduated in 2004. Following graduation, Dr. Wendy started her career in equine medicine and small animal practice. After several years of this, she moved back to Ontario and ended up in London. Here she worked both small animal day practice and emergency medicine. Although she found emergency medicine and surgery to be thrilling and fulfilling, Dr. Wendy wanted to spend more time with her growing family and eventually moved primarily over to small animal medicine and surgery.
    In 2018 Dr. Wendy began doing some shifts at the Caradoc Animal Clinic and has been able to develop her surgical skills under the guidance of Dr. David Kirby. Eventually she came to be here full time and has loved it ever since.
    Dr. Wendy lives on a farm outside of West Lorne with her two boys, a dog, 4 cats and several chickens. She enjoys being active with rowing and cycling and various other activities with her family.  


  • Dean: Office Manager
    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 a young Bloodhound, Frankie and 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.

  • VanderVloet: Veterinary Technician
    Krissy Vander Vloet: Registered 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 5 years 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.

  • Sarah Stevens: Veterinary Technician
    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.

  • Mya Delobelle: Veterinary Assistant
    Mya Delobelle: Student

    Mya is a high school student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School aspiring to be a veterinarian. She has been part of the team since 2017 beginning on “take your kid to work day” in grade 9. Aspiring to attend the University of Guelph’s biomedical program next year, Mya is always learning and finding new ways to help around the clinic. Mya has a dog named Mabel and 2 cats named Max and Mason at home keeping her and family members on their toes. When not at the clinic, Mya works hard at school and spends her free time hanging out with friends.

  • Annette Buchner
    Annette Buchner: Veterinary Technician

    Annette grew up in a small town outside of London. After getting a degree from the University of Western Ontario, she decided to return to school to study animal sciences.
    She has worked as a veterinary technician for almost 20 years and joined the Caradoc team in 2016. Annette enjoys all aspects of animal care, but her passion is anesthesia and surgery. 
    Outside of the clinic Annette enjoys being physically active. You can often find her kayaking, running or hiking with her dog. In the summer months she also enjoys travelling on her motorcycle. She lives outside Strathroy with her husband and their dog Kes.

  • Benoot: Veterinary Technician
    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 Reciptionist
    April McArthur: Receptionist

    April is a graduate of the Vet Assistant course at Northern College in 2016. She comes to us from Sarnia, but has recently decided with her husband Ryan to call Strathroy home. April has 2 cats named Bruce and Ora, that keep her on her toes. She spends most of her days reading and playing table top games with her husband.

  • Sydney Smith: Veterinary Technician
    Sydney Smith: Veterinary Technician

    Sydney Smith is one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians. Sydney graduated from University of Guelph Ridgetown Vet Tech program in 2021 and then became a full time member of our team. She has a great passion for the the work she does at Caradoc and is loved by all her patients. Sydney has lived in Mount Brydges all her life and attended SDCI for her secondary education so she is very familiar with the Strathroy-Caradoc community. Sydney enjoys many outdoor activities including riding Dressage with her equine partner Red, and hiking, paddle boarding with her Golden Retriever Juno.


  • Mitchell
    Mitchell Pierrard: Veterinary Technician

    Mitchell is a veterinary technician who graduated in 2023 from Georgian College in Orillia. He enjoys helping people through their pets or directly. Mitchell has two furry friends to go home too named Beau and Bella. In Mitchell's off time he loves going bowling and spending time with friends and family.

  • Madison Oliveira
    Madison Oliveira: Receptionist

    Madison Oliveira started working here as a receptionist in August 2023. She went to TriOS College for Business Administration and graduated in 2022. Madison is always wanting to learn new things. She has a 2 year old Yorkshire terrier named Ozzy that she loves so much. When not at the clinic she loves spending time with family, friends, and her boyfriend. 

  • Chloe
    Chloe Woodiwiss: Receptionist

    Chloe is a receptionist at the clinic who graduated from SDCI in 2023. She will be attending university for a BSc. in Kinesiology in Fall 2024. Chloe loves animals and has been a part of the Caradoc Animal Clinic since 2022 when she started working as a student on the weekends. Chloe has a passion for dance and she is on the competitive team at her studio in London, ON. When at home, Chloe loves spending time with her 4-year-old petite aussiedoodle named Gracie. 


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