David Kirby DVM
Dr. Kirby maintains an active presence on Twitter. Follow him @DavidKirbyVet and check out our clinic updates @CaradocAnimal.
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 is kept amused at home by the antics of his two kitties LL Cool J and Salt. His 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.
Wendy Cullen DVM
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.
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 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: 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.
Haylee Nutter: Veterinary Assistant
Haylee is a veterinary assistant who is aspiring to further her education in veterinary medicine at the University of Guelph. She is currently taking her BSc Undergraduate Degree in Biology and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Haylee has been apart of the Caradoc team since 2016 when she started as a student volunteer in high school. Haylee was apart of the varsity women’s rugby team at Laurier, and loves going to the gym and spending time with friends and family. Haylee has a 5-year-old golden retriever – border collie mix named Mitsy who constantly loves to play fetch and cuddle while watching Greys Anatomy.
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 and their dog Kes.
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 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.
Kendra Sneddon: Veterinary Technician