Our veterinary technicians (animal nurses) are fully trained and registered with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, meaning they are specially trained to handle all your pet’s nursing needs. Our technicians receive annual training and continuing education to stay up to date with the latest advancements in animal nursing and education.
Feel free to stop by and say hello with your furry friend. Our technicians are always eager to give out lots of love, hugs and, of course, treats!
Call us today at 519-569-7902 to speak with one of our caring staff members or email us at [email protected]. First exam FREE for new patients!
RVT, CRP, Office Manager
Dee joined the Westmount Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2011 and is our Head Technician, Office Manager and Rehabilitation Practioner. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University at the top of her class. This earned her recognition from the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians for her academic achievements. Dee has worked in the veterinary profession for over 15 years. She loves caring for all her patients while providing up to date information to their guardians. Dee enjoys surgery and critical care but has a real passion for rehabilitation therapy. Dee completed her Canine Rehabilitation Therapy program at the University of Tennessee in 2012. She now provides rehabilitation and laser therapy to our patients, and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and services. She has also participated in the Fear Free initiative and completed her level 1 training.
When Dee is not at work, she enjoys spending her time doing volunteer work with C.A.A.T. (Canadian Animal Assist Team) traveling to remote areas providing veterinary services to animals that have no other means of care. She also volunteers her time locally with a community outreach program providing veterinary services within our own community.
When she isn’t volunteering; you can find her spending time with her husband, Jeff playing music, spending time with her Australian Cattle Dogs Matilda and Rhys or with Mr. Pickles (her Rex rabbit). The newest addition to the Hanson clan is Mr. Onions, an abandoned Dwarf lopped ear rabbit found on a country road. The whole family enjoys being outdoors , gardening, hiking and camping
Kayla is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined the Westmount family in the fall of 2015. Kayla graduated from Georgian College in July 2015 with honours. Growing up she had a variety of pets from fish and reptiles to pigs and everything in-between. Kayla shares her home with her beloved Tortoiseshell kitty named Jazzy who rules the house. Her Fur (And scale) Family also includes the Family Dog Rambo a German Shepherd affectionally called Beau, and her late fathers Ball Pythons Poison and Ivy.
When Kayla is not working in the clinic, she can be found enjoying her hobbies including Photography, drawing, reading , horseback riding or spending time with her nieces (and nephew to come).
Kayla has a keen interest in patient nutrition and is happy to assist with your fur baby’s nutritional needs with a smile!
“We have more to learn from animals, than animals have to learn from us.”