Our Careteam

Registered Veterinary Technician
Debbie grew up just outside of Toronto, where her family always kept Huskies. She was very young when she first experienced the true love and companionship of our animal friends, and she always knew that she would love to give something back. Debbie’s passion simply never quit. Now, she helps pets and their owners daily as a Registered Veterinary Technician!

Debbie calls herself a “lifer” in the veterinary profession—she started knocking on clinic doors to ask about volunteering as soon as she was old enough to hold down a job. She secured her first position in a neighbourhood pet hospital at the age of 18, and has been working in the animal care field ever since. Debbie attended Technician school and became registered, and has since worked in everything from referral hospitals to emergency departments. She finds that she’s happiest in family clinic care, though, and that’s why she was happy to join the Waterdown Animal Hospital team.

Medically, Debbie enjoys everything from anesthesia and critical-care nursing to nutritional counseling and long-term care. Most of all, she loves empowering pet owners to be the best possible parents they can be—nothing beats knowing that she’s made a lasting impact.

Outside of her interests in veterinary medicine, Debbie enjoys rock climbing with her husband, hula hooping, and spending time with her family at home. She lives with her husband, daughter, stepson, and a cuddly grey tabby cat named Medea.
Client Care Specialist
Kim has wanted to help animals in need her entire life, but she never considered the path of veterinary medicine. After graduating with a degree in communications, she came across an opening here at Waterdown Animal Hospital and had a realization: she could use her passion for communicating with others to better the lives of pets at the same time! Now, Kim is a proud member of the clinic’s Customer Service Representative team.

Kim grew up in Burlington, Ontario in a family of six, and now lives in Hamilton. She became a member of the Waterdown Animal Hospital team in April of 2019, and couldn’t be happier to launch her journey in veterinary care right here at the clinic. Kim’s favorite part of the job is connecting one-on-one with each and every visitor who enters the hospital doors—two- and four-legged alike.

When she’s not here at the hospital, Kim likes venturing outdoors for long hikes and spending quality time with her rambunctious cat, Todd.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Kristen’s parents recognized her affinity for animals very early on, so she was fortunate to grow up with all sorts of animal friends—rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, lizards, and dogs among them. Having spent so much time caring for her own pets over the years, it simply made sense for Kristen to transition into the world of animal medicine. That’s why she became a Veterinary Technician!

Kristen is a Waterdown native and volunteered at a local veterinary clinic after high school to get her foot in the door of the profession. Next, she attended Northern College in Haileybury, Ontario to study in the veterinary technology program there. Kristen graduated and became a Registered Veterinary Technician, and then heard about an opening at a wonderful clinic back in her hometown—she didn’t waste any time applying. It wasn’t long before Kristen was a member of the Waterdown Animal Hospital family!

Here at the hospital, Kristen especially enjoys nutritional work and loves to help pet parents better understand the dietary needs of their companions. Most of all, she likes to work hands-on with the area’s pets and help them feel as comfortable and cared for as possible.

When she’s not at work, Kristen can be found hiking, camping, and fishing in the great outdoors. She’s recently discovered off-road dirt biking, and finds that she really enjoys a muddy trail ride! At home, Kristen shares her life with two loveable pets: Zoey, a Rottweiler who likes to help herself to Kristen’s cooking, and a laid-back crested gecko named Norman.
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