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DR. BRILL

Veterinarian

Dr. Brill is a 2013 graduate from the Ontario veterinary college and has been fondly named Dr.Brilliant. You will find her delightful, informative and the kindest heart ever. We hope that you will stop by, meet her and share our enthusiasm in welcoming her to our family.

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KATHIE MURRAY

Client Care Coordinator

“Chatty Kathie” as she is fondly called can be found all around the clinic as she is becoming versed in all areas. She is more than a receptionist – she is currently learning how to “wrangle” angry cats as part of her new role! But rest assured wherever she is in the clinic she is chatting and making pets and staff feel at ease!
Kathie has been charming clients with her wit and banter at Fairview Drive Pet Hospital for over 15 years. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and trying to “wrangle” her three boys Tucker (7 year old Golden), Fender (5 year old Golden) and Connor (15 year old human).

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CHRISTINA FITZNER

Registered Veterinary Technician

Christina graduated from the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in April of 2014 and became registered shortly after. She has been passionate about animals since kindergarten. Some of her favourite areas of veterinary medicine are dentistry, lab procedures & building a relationship with clients and their pets. She is keeping herself busy outside of work with planning her wedding coming up this year! She has 3 pets at home: Oakley, a 7yr old Mini Australian Shepherd; Isla, a 4yr old cat that she adopted from school; and Leonard, a 3yr old cat that she adopted as well. She is looking forward to getting to know all of the wonderful clients and their pets at Fairview Drive Pet Hospital!

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MICHELLE BARNES

Veterinary Technician

Michelle Barnes is one of our super talented technicians with approximately 20 years in the "behind the scenes" care of our in-hospitalized pets, as well as grooming, and is a key part of our amazing team! In her spare time Michelle is a Harley riding, tattoo loving, travel lover (sometimes she even lets her husband join her!) Michelle and her Boston Terrier Diesel are pictured here enjoying outdoors and planning the next vacation!

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JENN CROSSMAN

Practice Manager

After the stress of working in the crazy corporate world someone told me I should do something that brings me joy…. So here I am! I left the corporate world full of business travel and high heels – which was exactly what I needed. Keeping clients happy was my job for 30 years – and now the added bonus is that those clients are furry and have 4 feet!  With a strong managerial background, I keep all the administrative tasks on track here at the clinic which takes up a lot of my time – but there is always time for snuggles!
My spare time is taken up by Dallas (8 year old boxer), Maverick (3 year old Doberman) and my new Grandson Wyatt – and anytime left over is offered to the rest of my family!

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LYDIA VARGA

Registered Veterinary Technician

Lydia graduated from the Veterinary Technology - Wildlife Rehabilitation program at Northern College in 2017, becoming registered with the OAVT that same year. After taking some time off from the field to save up for a car she started working here in November of 2020. She has always had a love for animals starting from a young age, always helping strays and wild animals that found themselves needing assistance. Her favourite parts of working in clinic include lab work, patient care, and working with clients to help their pets. Outside of work she spends time with her boyfriend Mark gaming and going for walks on local trails. Her two pets are her dog Roxy and her cat Abaddon, who were both adopted during her time in college. She is looking forward to being a part of the Fairview Drive Pet Hospital team and learning all she can!

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JULIA WILLIAMS

Veterinary Assistant

Julia has been an animal lover since birth, with her family often comparing her to Snow White. Her calm disposition and openly friendly manner have made her a wonderful addition to our team since joining us here at Fairview Drive Pet Hospital over a year ago. She is also a professional artist and enjoys creating digital art, including pet portraits and comics. She loves her kitten, N’miira, who’s name means “no sadness” because Julia believes cats are the best anti-depressant!

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JENNAH WHITFIELD

Veterinary Assistant

Jennah is currently in school for Veterinary Office Management with 1 year to go. She has always known that she's wanted to be in the animal care business since she was little. Jennah is very excited to be a part of our team and learn as much as she can. In her spare time she likes to take her dog Rin on walks and cuddles on the couch while doing school work.

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DR. CROCKATT

Veterinarian

Dr. Crockatt, AKA Dr. Jan is a key member of our Veterinarian team at Fairview Drive Pet Hospital. If you’re looking for kindness and compassion, then look no further than Dr. Jan.