Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Minden Animal Hospital in Minden! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 705-286-2919 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Jenn

Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Jenn has been the owner of the Minden Animal Hospital since 2014. She absolutely loves living in the Highlands, a place where she spent her childhood summers at the family cottage. She did her undergraduate and Veterinary Degrees at the University of Guelph/ Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, graduating in 2009. She is passionate about working with the community and works with several local groups and shelters to improve the welfare of less fortunate animals. She also brings a holistic approach to the practice through alternative medicine such as acupuncture. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter Maddison, together they go running, hiking, biking and cross country skiing. She also has a furry child, a bouvier, named Phoebe.

Dr. Kate

Veterinarian

Dr. Kate was raised in Barry’s Bay, Ontario and has always known she would pursue her passion to become a veterinarian. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. She has since been working in small animal general practice and has a keen interest in surgery and emergency medicine.
Kate moved to the Haliburton Highlands in 2013 and thoroughly enjoys everything the area has to offer. She loves spending time outside, hiking, cycling, swimming, fishing and playing hockey and slow pitch softball. She also loves to read and spend time with her family.
Kate, her partner Ryan, son Ben and daughter Ava share their home with their dog named Maddison and two cats named Pekoe and Earl.

Laurie

Office Manager

Laurie is our new office manager, she is a Humber College graduate with a diploma in accounting. She has over 21 years of banking and customer service experience. She lives with her husband Peter and their three animals, Bo a Chocolate Lab, Lily a Jack Russell, and Holly the cat. Putting customers first is a priority for Laurie. Laurie was looking for a change and wanted to bring her love of animals into her career. She enjoys her time here and is available to help wherever it is needed. In her off hours she enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren as well as camping, fishing, and gardening.

Morgan

Registered Veterinary Technician

Morgan is a 2015 graduate from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician shortly after graduating. Morgan worked as a veterinary technician’s assistant for just over 4 years before enrolling into school to complete the career of her dreams. Morgan grew up and lived in Port Carling until she moved up to Haliburton at the end of 2012. Morgan and her partner Mark raise many fur children, balancing their time between their big dogs and their very large horses. Outside of work, Morgan likes to spend her time outside with her fur babies, horseback riding, swimming and hanging out with her family.

Katie

Registered Veterinary Technician

Katie started as a veterinary assistant and dog groomer before graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College in 2005. She then went on to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She lives with her husband, Scott, and 2 kids, Jonathon and Taya, in Kirkfield. She lives with her many furry friends, namely, Finn a lab cross & Hubert and Simp. You may not find her at the front desk often because she spends most of her time in surgery, dentistry, radiology, the lab, and in the back caring for patients. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, camping, horseback riding, and spending time at home with her family.

Cassidy

Veterinary Technologist

Cassidy started at the Minden Animal Hospital in 2017 as a summer student and moved up to a full time position as a Veterinary Technologist. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2018 with an advanced diploma in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors in her spare time. Cassidy has four animals of her own; Ebonii who is a Border Collie cross and three cats named Whiskey, Pixie, and Chat. You will likely see Cassidy either in the exam rooms or in the treatment area caring for your pets.

Liana

Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

Liana started at Minden Animal Hospital in 2007 as a volunteer and moved up to a full time position as Veterinary Assistant/receptionist. She has a diploma in Animal Sciences. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has two daughters, Caelin and Cora. She has two furry children as well - Tinkerbell who is a three legged Boxer and Pebbles who is a red-bone hound. You will usually see Liana either at the reception desk greeting you as you walk in or in our treatment area helping to look after your pets.

Emily

Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

Emily is a veterinary assistant and receptionist who has been with Minden Animal Hospital since 2010. Everyone seems to know Emily and she remembers everyone's name and their pet as well. She is exactly who you want if you have an urgent or emergent problem as she will get things moving and inform the doctor of all the details. She can be found behind the desk booking appointments, answering the phones, discharging patients or running around in the back of the office assisting the Veterinarians and technicians. When not at work Emily is kept busy with her 2 dogs ``BoDozer`` a black lab, ``Gunner`` a basset hound cross, and ``Remington`` her cat. Her 2-legged family keeps her busy as well! Splitting her time between work and home, Blair her son and McKinley her daughter keep her quite busy.