Our Doctors and Staff

It is a great responsibility to guide the health and well-being of your companion animal. We cherish the opportunity to work together to provide education, support and exceptional patient care to you and your pets. Our hospital is a caring and dynamic environment, where people truly love what they do. The team looks forward to meeting you soon!

Veterinarians

Dr. Harron

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Following graduation in 1994 with a specialized honours degree in Bio-medical Science, Dr. Harron graduated with honours from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. Gaining a wide variety of experiences, she practiced veterinary medicine for companion animals in a private practice and with the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital. In 2007, she and her family moved to the beautiful Orangeville area to join the Dufferin Veterinary Hospital team. It was with great excitement that she became a partner in the Dufferin Veterinary Hospital in 2009. With a special interest in rehabilitation therapy, she thoroughly enjoys all aspects and daily surprises of small animal veterinary practice. It is with compassion and enthusiasm that she looks forward to becoming your “other family doctor”—to help you enrich the quality of life for your animal companions. When not desperately trying to keep up with her two young children and bouncing Boxer dogs, her other interests include gardening, downhill skiing and trying not to fall off her S.U.P.

Dr. Wilson

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Dr. Wilson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1972 and began his professional career at Dufferin Veterinary Hospital. In 1973 Dr. Wilson became a partner in the practice. For the first handful of years, he worked as a mixed animal practitioner then chose to focus exclusively on small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Wilson lives in Orangeville and enjoys a wide range of outdoor pursuits. He is often found in the companionship of his wife and his dog, Oakley.

Dr. Pugh

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After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in April of 1972, Dr. Pugh was employed for four years in a mixed animal veterinary practice in Forest, Ontario. In January 1976, he moved to Orangeville and worked as an associate before becoming a partner of Dufferin Veterinary Services in 1977. Limiting his practice to companion animals for the last 25 years has been very rewarding as he enjoys the staff and clients that he has met over the years at Dufferin Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Pugh and his wife live in the Town of Mono where they have a larger acreage, which allows them to raise purebred Hereford cattle and provides a place for their Corgi, Lizzie and their cat, Gordo to run and hunt. The Pughs have two children and two grandchildren. Dr. Pugh is a member of the Orangeville Lions Club and the Orangeville Agricultural Society, and a Director of the Ontario Hereford Association and the Canadian Hereford Association. For nine years he led a 4H veterinary science club in Dufferin County. Dr Pugh enjoys the sport of curling and the occasional tour on cross country skis.

Dr. Voyame

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Dr. Voyame has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. She lives in Orangeville with her husband and two sons. She spends her spare time reading, boxing, watching Coronation Street and walking the beautiful trails of the Headwaters countryside with her trusty dog Lisa.

Dr. Clayton

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Dr. Clayton grew up locally, in Amaranth. She completed both her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Guelph with honours. After graduating in 2012, she practiced at a small animal hospital in Elora. In July of 2013, she joined the team at Dufferin Veterinary Hospital. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including horseback riding, skiing, camping and hiking. She shares her home with her husband, their mixed breed mutt Teddy and his feline side kick Cookie.

“I am very excited to join all of the wonderful staff at Dufferin Veterinary Hospital! It feels good to be practicing so close to where I grew up. I look forward to meeting you and your four legged companions at either the Orangeville or Shelburne offices.”

Practice Manager

Samantha

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Samantha has been in the veterinary field for the past 19 years starting as a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist and moving forward into becoming an Office Manager. In March 2012, Samantha earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager designation. Samantha is responsible for daily operations of the practice, co-ordination of Health and Safety program and Inventory management. She has an interest in animal behavior and is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers and dreams of opening a canine training and boarding facility. She is also a member of the Dog Gone Safe group and promotes the “Be A Tree” Program, in educating primary school students in preventing canine bites.

Sam’s menagerie consists of three cats and two dogs: Payton, Emmitt, Blue, Sykora and Steeler, (all named after a sport theme). In her spare time she enjoys training her dogs, playing Hay Day on her iPad, listening to music and watching movies of all genres.

Office Manager

Debbie

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Debbie has been a part of the Dufferin Veterinary Hospital team for more than 22 years. Hired as a Customer Service Representative in 1993, she accepted her current position as Office Manager in 2006.

Due to family allergies, unfortunately Debbie does not own a dog or cat, but owns a cheeky white cockatiel named “Phil”. Debbie is also caring for her daughter’s rabbit “Penny” while her daughter is teaching in London, England.

Debbie has lived in Orangeville for 30 years with her husband, 2 sons and 1 daughter (now grown and on their own). Debbie has no qualms about being an “empty nester”.

In her spare time, Debbie loves to go to her family cottage. She enjoys reading, and is trying (in vain) to master the Spanish language. Hasta luego!

Veterinary Technicians

Lisa, RVT

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Lisa joined Dufferin Veterinary Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician in May 2009. She is an honours graduate from Georgian College in Orillia. She is passionate about veterinary dentistry and works diligently to educate clients on the importance of maintaining their pet’s oral hygiene. She strives to create a friendly and educational environment for clients and their furry babies.

Lisa enjoys motorcycling and has become a crazy cat lady with 5 feline friends!

Tabitha, RVT

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Tabitha is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined the DVH team in March 2012. Tabitha has been working in veterinary hospitals since 2004 and graduated from the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus in 2008. Tabitha is passionate about every aspect of her job and has a special interest in rabbits and small mammals. At home she has a crazy spaniel named Shortie, 3 rambunctious cats and a thumper of a bunny named Charlie.

Aside from being passionate about her career, Tabitha also enjoys baking, hiking with her pup and camping with her family.

Aimmy, RVT

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Aimmy first started working with animals on her parent’s horse farm, and her first job was mucking stalls. She graduated from Northern College's Veterinary Technician program in 2007 and then started her career as a Veterinary Technician at Dufferin Veterinary Hospital. Since then, Aimmy has proudly achieved Registered Veterinary Technician status during her time with the Dufferin team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her horses Tex and Tyler, and has a crazy cat named Spaz at home.

Client Service Representatives

Lorie

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Lorie is a Client Service Representative with 13 years of experience. She became a member of the Dufferin Veterinary Hospital team in 2008 and shares her time between assisting at the Orangeville and Shelburne Clinics.

Lorie shares her life with a few different species, including the two-legged variety. She is crazy about Chihuahuas and is currently owned by four of the little darlings as well as some other scaled, furry and feathered friends.

Lorie spends her spare time running half marathons and completed her first full marathon in October 2009. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, cross country skiing, playing squash, travelling, fancy restaurants and wine.

Trish

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Trish joined our team as a Client Service Representative with 13 years experience. Originally a city girl, she now loves living the country life with her husband and their 9 year old cat Abby. Abby is a bit on the wild side, therefore, Trish's dream to have a home full of pets is not an option. She is always happy to greet our clients and their pets, and she will love your pets like they are her own.

When not working, she loves gardening, bicycling, hiking and camping. She has a passion for gorillas, and likes to visit Charles and his family at the Toronto Zoo. She also loves watching action movies, Supernatural, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs!

Ingrid

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Ingrid has been with Dufferin Veterinary Hospital since October 1990 as a Client Service Representative. She is the proud owner of Rupert, a boy in a dog suit, and four cats: Boots, Simon, Blue, and Puddleduck, otherwise known as "The Duck".

Elaine

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Elaine was a client at the Caledon East Veterinary Office for almost 20 years prior to becoming an employee at the Dufferin Veterinary Hospital in 2005. Elaine is the go-to person at the Caledon East Veterinary Office as a Client Service Representative.

When not at work, Elaine has been actively involved in her community through the Caledon East Block Parents, Brampton Power Squadron and the 892 Snowy Owl Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Elaine and her husband have two Shetland Sheepdogs, Skye and Star.

Kathy

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Kathy has also been a client of the Caledon East Veterinary Office before joining the team at Dufferin Veterinary Hospital in 2006. She is currently employed as a Client Service Representative at the Caledon East Veterinary Office. Kathy is an active member in her community and is Vice President of the WLU Alumni Choir which she helped found at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Kathy’s interests include music and sailing and she lives in the country with her husband, two children and her mini cat Dinkie.

Roisin

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Roisin is a Client Service Representative who joined the DVH team in May 2012. She recently graduated from the Veterinary Administration course from University of Guelph Ridgetown. At home she has a goofy dog named Barley and a nurturing cat, Tabby. Aside from being passionate about animals she also enjoys photography and traveling. Her warm smile always brightens our day, as it will yours!

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