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Christina

Christina P.

Practice Manager

Despite the fact that she didn’t get her first dog until age 18, Christina knew as early as Kindergarten that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. While she initially dreamed of becoming a vet, she discovered during her co-op that she enjoyed the role of technician even more. Today, Christina is fulfilling her lifelong mission to advocate for animals, be their voice, help them heal, make them feel safe, and provide the best possible care.

Following her high school co-op, Christina went on to attend the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, where she completed the Veterinary Technology program in 2014. After returning to her hometown of Brantford, she worked at a couple of different clinics before joining the Fairview Drive Pet Hospital team in January 2018. Clinically, Christina enjoys nutrition and helping pet parents make informed decisions on the best food to feed their pets. Her other professional interests include running lab work, taking radiographs, and providing nursing care to hospitalized patients. 

Christina got married in 2018, and the couple welcomed a son in July 2022. Their fur-family consists of three cats: a brown tabby/torti mix named Isla, a black short-haired named Leonard, and a pure-bred Persian named Maurice (a.k.a. Mo Mo); and a dog – a smart-but-lazy mini-Australian shepherd named Oakley. 

In her spare time, Christina can often be found cooking, baking, and trying out new recipes. She also likes to craft whenever she can, and enjoys shopping, spending time outdoors, and sitting down with the family to watch TV or a movie. 


Kayla

Kayla

Registered Veterinary Technician

Like most of her colleagues, Kayla has always had a deep love and appreciation for animals. When she was younger, she aspired to become a vet, but after attending her high school co-op right here at Fairview Drive Pet Hospital, she fell in love with the technician role. With so much variety to the job, and the ability to work hands-on with patients, it seemed like the perfect fit!

After graduating high school, Kayla took a victory lap before enrolling in the vet tech program at Georgian College in Orillia. She completed her field placement hours for both years here at FDPH and officially joined the team upon earning her credentials in April of 2022. Professionally, Kayla has a special interest in blood draws and observing complex surgical procedures. She also loves bundling patients up in blankets and giving them lots of cuddles after surgery. 

Outside of work, Kayla has one fur baby of her own: a cat named Diamond. Her many hobbies include playing soccer, skiing, going to the gym, reading, hanging out with friends, playing board games, waterskiing, and spending time at her family’s cottage.


Michelle

Michelle

Veterinary Technician

By the time Michelle was eight years old, she’d already learned and memorized all the breeds of dog. This fascination with animals is what ultimately shaped her future and motivated her to choose a career in the veterinary field. As a veterinary technician, Michelle gets to live her lifelong dream of working with animals.

Michelle’s journey began as a volunteer at a horse barn. Following this, she participated in a co-op at a local veterinary clinic. She joined the Fairview Drive team in 2018. Clinically, Michelle has a particular interest in dentistry. She also enjoys drawing blood and placing IV catheters, as both are challenging but rewarding.

When she’s not traveling to new places, Michelle can often be found tooling around on her motorcycle or riding her ATV. 


Karlee

Karlee

Client Service Representative

Helping animals isn’t just a job for Karlee. It’s a part of who she is. Growing up, she was always rescuing strays, helping baby birds back into their nests, and scooting wayward turtles and ducks across the road. It came as no surprise, then, that she would ultimately end up working in the veterinary field. Now, she gets to do what she loves every day!

When Karlee was in high school, she took a co-op course and was placed in a vet clinic. She performed so well that she was offered a job once the course ended. After exploring a few other career paths, Karlee made her way back to her true passion: veterinary medicine. Her favorite part of working here at Fairview Drive Pet Hospital is the opportunity it provides for her to help animals in need.

Outside of work, Karlee has a fur baby of her own – a dog named Rosie. Karlee’s hobbies are quite diverse and can change based on how she’s feeling at any given moment. A few of her favorite pastimes include soccer, horseback riding, snowboarding, dancing, reading, and painting/drawing. In other words, she likes to keep herself busy!

A few years ago, Karlee spent some time in Peru, where she discovered an epidemic of stray dogs. While strange and sad to see, she made the most of her time there by giving out crackers, water, and plenty of head scratches and belly rubs. At one point, she was surrounded by a pack of at least 20 dogs, all of whom were friendly and eager for attention. Karlee was more than happy to share the love! The experience only strengthened her desire to continue making a difference in the lives of animals.


Melissa

Melissa

Client Service Representative

A lifelong pet-owner, Melissa has always been interested in learning more about the care of animals. When the opportunity arose for her to join Fairview Drive Pet Hospital, she jumped at the chance. As one of our amazing receptionists, Melissa’s smiling face and friendly demeanor help to welcome clients and make patients feel safe and comfortable.

While she’s always loved animals, this is Melissa’s first experience working in the veterinary industry. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with people and their precious pets. She’s eager to learn and enjoys the fast-paced and challenging aspects of her role. 

Outside of work, Melissa resides with her two daughters and several fur-babies. Her dog Wendel loves to be dressed up and have his picture taken and can hear the cheese drawer open from a mile away. Jones, a blue Russian Siamese mix, likes to make howling sounds as he’s running around the house with his favorite owl toy in his mouth. Then there’s Reedus, an orange ball of fluff who prefers to spend his days lounging in a box and watching the world go by.

During her free time, Melissa enjoys taking Wendel for walks (or maybe it’s the other way around), and spending quality time with her daughters and her parents.


Hannah

Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Even at a young age, Hannah had an inkling that she would one day work with animals. She would often play doctor with her childhood cat. While in high school, Hannah did a co-op at a local vet clinic, through which she had the opportunity to nurse an orphaned baby squirrel back to health. It was from that moment on, she knew she wanted to work in veterinary medicine. 

After her co-op, Hannah attended Northern College’s Veterinary Assistant and Animal Grooming course, which she completed in 2017. She remained up north for a few years before moving back to Brantford where she worked in emergency medicine for a year and a half. In September of 2021, she decided she wanted to work in general practice, and joined the Fairview Drive Pet Hospital team. Professionally, Hannah enjoys puppy and kitten appointments – not just because they’re cute, but because they present the perfect opportunity to educate clients on how to care for their new family members.

Outside the clinic, Hannah resides with her partner, Andrew, and their fur family, which includes a worried-looking cat named Murphy, a mischievous Pomchi named Bella, and the newest addition, Rykker, a Golden Retriever pup who is obsessed with leaves.  

When she’s not busy working or caring for her pets, Hannah enjoys adventuring around Ontario, going for day trips to new places. Her most memorable road trip was to Point Peele, which she describes as the most beautiful place she’s ever seen (at least so far). 


Ty

Ty

Veterinary Assistant

Ty has always had a passion for animals. When she was little, she rescued a mouse from its feline hunter and brought it to her Nana, who helped build a little enclosure. Ty nursed it back to health and released it back into the wild. She remembers being fascinated when accompanying her family dog to the vet and asking lots of questions. She decided back then that she would one day grow up to work with animals herself.

Ty was referred to Fairview Drive Pet Hospital and joined the team in May of 2023. As a veterinary assistant, she enjoys working with clients, providing them with the information and support they need, and meeting their fur babies. She appreciates the opportunity she has each and every day to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets.

Outside of work, Ty is happily married to her husband, Dave, with whom she has two grown sons. Their fur family consists of Mack, who loves treats; Bella, who prefers to be lazy; Blade, who is crazy and loves everyone; Libby, who thinks every little dog is her baby; and Tigger, who only cares about food and will occasionally find time in his schedule to seek out some attention. When she’s not working, Ty’s hobbies include bike riding, attending truck shows with Dave, and spending time with friends.


Frankie

Frankie

Veterinary Assistant

Growing up, Frankie spent most of her childhood outdoors with her sister, playing in the cow pastures, and catching bugs, crawfish, and frogs. One summer, while riding her bike around the campground, Frankie came across a featherless baby robin who had fallen from its nest. For an entire week, Frankie fed and cared for the helpless chick until an arborist was able to come and return it to its nest. She’s been fascinated with animals ever since!

Frankie’s journey into veterinary medicine began when she got a job as a kennel assistant at a quiet, laid-back clinic. Over time, she worked her way up to the role of veterinary assistant. In April of 2024, Frankie joined the Fairview Drive Pet Hospital team and has discovered her true passion in the fast-paced environment. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with patients, and she’s not above bribing them with love and treats to win them over!

At home, Frankie has the perfect mutt named Turtle, who is a big ball of goofiness, loves attacking the hose, and performing tricks—especially playing dead. Turtle gets along well with her small rodent friend, a guinea pig named Jelly S’mores. Frankie’s daughter, an aspiring veterinarian, also convinced her mom to let her adopt her first hamster from the animal shelter at just six years old.

When she’s not busy working or tending to her family (two-legged and four), Frankie is an award-winning competitive rugby player. In early 2024, she traveled with a portion of her rugby team to Savannah Georgia for the Shamrock Rugby Tournament and brought home the first-place trophy in the Women’s A Division. Her other hobbies include reading, listening to music, and just hanging out at home.


Julia

Julia

Kennel Student

When Julia was little, she got her first pet – a fish – and instantly fell in love. As her family continued to adopt additional pets, Julia’s fascination with animals only grew stronger. When her beloved dog crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Julia channeled her grief into a new passion – helping other pets so their owners could enjoy as much time with them as possible. As a kennel student, Julia is taking steps to make her career goals come true.

Julia’s journey began right here at Fairview Drive Pet Hospital, where she completed her co-op in grade 11. Following that, she did some volunteer work and was subsequently offered a summer job as a kennel student. While in school, Julia works at the clinic every Saturday. Professionally, Julia enjoys assisting with surgery prep and getting to be hands on with the animals. She also finds the task of pulling and sorting files to be quite calming.

At home, Julia has several pets of her own, including two snakes – Boo and Cedric, a bearded dragon named Norbert, a lizard named Scorch, a tortoise named Tonks, and a Bichon named Benji. Most of the reptiles enjoys spending their days basking under their heat lamps, although Boo and Cedric prefer hiding under the dirt. Unlike other dogs, Benji is not a fan of walks, and can usually be found lying around, sulking.

Julia’s hobbies include painting and working with clay. An avid swimmer, she spent some time on her school’s swim team and was a member of the Brant synchro club for several years. Her most memorable moment was placing third in a synchro competition and receiving her first medal.


“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

 – Pam Brown