Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Team at Kawartha Animal Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario!  As pet owners, as well as medical professionals, we understand the special role your pets play in your family, so we are dedicated to the health and well being of your pets.

Dr. Erin Bond, Dr. Teresa Gutiérrez Perez, Dr. Rick Oliver and our entire medical team at Kawartha Animal Hospital are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. We strive to form a special bond with every pet and family, so we can help you work through whatever may lie ahead for your furry friends. Just know that your family member is in good hands when they are with us.

Our pet hospital offers an open reception room with caring team members that will make you feel at home.  Please do not hesitate to stop by, request a tour or just say hello!

We appreciate your visits and want to be your choice for pet care in Lindsay.

Kawartha Animal Hospital
Dr. Erin Bond

Dr. Bond grew up in Whitby, Ontario and has loved animals since she was a child.  She received her Honours Bachelor of Science, majoring in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

Dr. Bond has been practicing small animal medicine since then in both Ontario and the United States and is passionate about providing excellent care to all of her patients.  Dr. Bond has special interests in dermatology, internal medicine, dentistry, and geriatric medicine.

Dr. Bond lives with her husband Rob, their daughter Marie, their son Alex, and a number of cats and dogs. (It’s hard to put a definite number on it, as it’s always changing. The life of a veterinary professional, there are always new pets.)

Erin’s hobbies include reading, baking, gardening and driving her children to extracurricular activities!


Dr. Bond took over ownership of Kawartha Animal Hospital in July 2021, and loves to promote a positive work environment and community involvement.

Dr. Teresa Gutiérrez Perez

Originally from the Basque region in the north of Spain, Dr. Teresa Gutiérrez from a young age decided on a career in veterinary medicine.

She graduated from the University of Extremadura ( Spain) with a Master degree in Veterinary Medicine.  After moving to Ontario and obtaining her Canadian veterinary license in 2005, she began practicing in small animal medicine.

While she finds multiple aspects of interaction with clients and patients rewarding she especially enjoys the field of emergency medicine and surgical cases.

She currently lives in Lindsay with her husband and dogs.

When not at work she enjoys hiking, bicycling, crafting and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Cheryl MacPhee

Dr. Cheryl MacPhee grew up in the suburbs of Ottawa but has now made the Kawarthas her new home!  She earned a degree in Chemistry from Carleton University before deciding to switch gears to earn her Veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.  Dr. MacPhee enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a keen interest in feline medicine, surgery, and dentistry.

Dr. MacPhee lives in Selwyn with her husband, Scott, her French bulldog ‘Dijon’, her Brussels Griffon ‘Bernadette’, and her 2 cats, ‘Bobbi’ and ‘BamBam’.

Dr. MacPhee is an avid runner and enjoys photography and golfing in her spare time.

Dr. Rick Oliver

Grew up in Paisley, Ontario in a “vet” family as both his parents attended the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). After obtaining a degree at the Ontario Agricultural College in Environmental Biology, he graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from OVC in 1984. His first years were spent working in veterinary practices in Embro and New Hamburg before moving to Lindsay and the Kawartha Animal Hospital. Dr. Oliver has a special interest in homeopathy and is a graduate of the Canadian Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy.

Dr. Rick particularly enjoys seeing the bond between pets and their people, and helping to make it last as long as possible. He is very proud of our hospital and the services that we provide.

He wants everyone to feel at home and is always happy to take clients on a hospital tour. Dr. Rick lives in Dunsford with his wife, Sherry, who also works at the Kawartha Animal Hospital.  The current live in furry family members include “Lilee”, a rescued Shepherd/Husky mix, from the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes, “Finnegan”, a red and white Irish Setter who is the newest family member, “Pumpkin”, a dark orange tabby who just showed up one day and “Waldo”, a rescued stray orange tabby cat who now enjoys winter nights by the fire.  He also enjoys snuggles with two miniature donkeys, “Leroy” and “Jolene”.  They are the cutest backyard pets.

Hannah Nicol
Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Hannah is a native of Lindsay, now living in Fenelon Falls with her boyfriend and their two cats, Sam and Lily. After dreaming of having a career in veterinary medicine, Hannah graduated with honours from Georgian College’s Vet Tech program in early 2017, and became a registered veterinary technician (RVT) shortly after. She spent a month after graduating in Western Australia, volunteering at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. In November 2017, Hannah joined the Kawartha Animal Hospital team. Since then, she has taken an interest in veterinary dentistry and enjoys keeping up to date with the new concepts and techniques. During her spare time, Hannah enjoys painting, gardening, making decor for their house, baking and trying new recipes.
Hannah is a dedicated and passionate team member that is ready to help you and your pet!

Angel Babcock
Registered Veterinary Technician

Originally from the Kingston area, Angel graduated from the veterinary technology program and St. Lawrence College in 2018. She became a registered veterinary technician in the spring of 2019, and has since gained valuable experience working with a many different animal species in both workplace and volunteer positions. In the fall of 2020, Angel moved to the Kawartha Lakes and joined the team at Kawartha Animal Hospital, where she hopes to continue providing patients and pet parents with exceptional care.
Away from the hospital, she enjoys spending time outside hiking or ATVing, and inside with her four legged family members.

Victoria Sedore
Veterinary Technician

Victoria grew up in Cannington, Ontario, and is still a resident. Victoria graduated with honours from Georgian College’s Veterinary assistant program in 2020. Shortly after that, she returned to school to attend Seneca College’s Veterinary Technician program, and again, graduated with honours in 2023. Victoria has always had a love for animals, she currently has two cats at home, Lily and Magic.

Victoria’s hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing, and paddle boarding. On her weekends off, Victoria enjoys spending time with her friends and family. During the week, she is dedicated to taking cared of all of our client’s pets, large and small. Victoria aspires to spend some time volunteering with elephants in Africa. (Hopefully not too soon, we love her here!)

Kylie Kring
Veterinary Technician

Kylie grew up in Cannington and now lives on a small hobby farm in Woodville, with goats, cows, pigs and more. Kylie went to Seneca College for the Registered Veterinary Technician program, graduated with honours and became registered in the summer of 2023. Kylie grew up with a variety of large and small animals and has been riding, competing and training horses for around 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, sports and spending time outside. Kylie currently has many pets of her own including 4 German shorthaired pointers, (her favourite dog breed), a cat named
Stachington and a gecko.

Mel Robson
Veterinary Assistant / Veterinary Technician

Melanie grew up in Milton, Ontario and now lives in Seagrave with her husband Steve, and kids Emily and Harrison. She has been a Veterinary Technician since 1998 and joined our team in 2009. Mel is no stranger to animal care, having owned and worked with both small and large animals for many years, as well as possessing extensive work experience in the Veterinary industry. She loves to interact with clients and their pets, and wants to ensure all of our clients a gratifying experience at Kawartha Animal Hospital.

In 2013, Melanie opened her own pet boarding business where she loves to continue to care for people’s cats and dogs, and works in our hospital part-time.

Her passions include breeding and raising Nigerian Dwarf goats, and Polish chickens on her farm.

Ashley Norris
Veterinary Assistant / Veterinary Technician

Ashley grew up in Cambray, and lives on a small farm. Ashley grew up with a love for animals and knew she wanted to pursue a career in Animal Care. She is currently in school to become an RVT. Ashley loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially loves Cytology and stealing patients for cuddles. In her spare time Ashley enjoys kick-boxing and spending time with her dog, Vel a Rottweiler Mix.

Kaitlin Fitzgerald
Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlin grew up in Omemee before moving to Lindsay with her boyfriend, and her Husky mix, Ryley. Kaitlin always knew she wanted to work in veterinary medicine from a young age. She grew up always having dogs around, and spent years riding and showing at a local hunter/jumper barn. Kaitlin originally worked at Kawartha Animal Hospital all through her high school years, and recently returned to us!

Jessie Balfour
Veterinary Assistant

Jessie moved to Lindsay in 2015 having grown up surrounded by animals in the Hamilton region.  Jessie has had a variety of pets over the years from hedgehogs to horses. Jessie shows tremendous love and compassion for every animal she encounters whether it is a turtle crossing the road or a stray cat looking for a cozy home for the winter. Participating in Trap-Neuter-Return programs and fostering kittens for the humane society, Jessie is no stranger to animal care and wellbeing. With a family of 6 cats of her own, you can rest assured your furry friend is in good hands.
In her spare time Jess participates in Obstacle Course Races, Video games and teaching her cats new tricks.

Samantha Lockhart
Veterinary Assistant

Samantha recently joined us here at Kawartha Animal Hospital. Sadly, she hasn’t submitted a bio for us to publish here, so for the time being, Sam will maintain an air of mystery…

Therese Fischer
Lead Client Services Representative

Therese has only had brief moments in her life without a pet. She has welcomed home many critters over the years, including hedgehogs, guinea pigs, birds, and of course, dogs and cats.

After many years in the corporate world, Therese decided to take some time off, and to fill the gap she started to volunteer at the HSKL where she fell in love with the pet care industry, and never looked back! She loves working with both pets and people, and Customer Relations is the best of both worlds.

Therese lives with her husband and an assortment of pets!

Lynne Florence
Client Services Representative

We are so happy to have Lynne join the Kawartha Animal Hospital team.  Many of you may recognize her as she spent many tireless years working more than full time at the Humane Society.  As far back as Lynne can remember she has always had a passion for helping animals.  Lynne admits that she is shy, but it is this quiet demeanor that makes her so good with pets.  Lynne lives on 100 acres in Kirkfield with her husband Dave.  Her three children are all grown up and the only ones left at home are the four legged kind.

Shannon Stewart-Brassard
Client Services Representative

Originally hailing from New Brunswick, Shannon moved to the Kawartha Lakes from Brooklin in 2013, with her husband Mike and their three children in tow. Her family has been home to several animals through the years, including one cat, five dogs, two guinea pigs, a hedgehog and one garter snake. She currently has two wonderful dogs, named Belle and Dixie.

Shannon’s love of animals began at a very young age. She brought home every stray animal she found, and her family was on a first-name basis with the local animal shelter. She began her working career by volunteering at that shelter, and she has worked in the animal welfare industry on and off ever since! Her continued love and passion for animals is what brought Shannon to her current career with Kawartha Animal Hospital, in hopes of caring for those who cannot advocate for themselves: your beloved pets! Shannon feels proud and honoured to be a part of this incredible group of animal lovers, and we’re so glad to have her!

In her free time, Shannon enjoys fishing, boating, bonfires, nature walks with dogs, and spending time with family and friends, especially when her two oldest adult children come home to visit.


Rob Bell
Practice Manager
Rob originally grew up in Whitby, Ontario, and moved up to the Lindsay area in 2014, with the person who would become his wife, (our very own Dr. Bond!). He lives with Dr. Bond, their two children, and a constantly changing number of cats and dogs. In his spare time, (a laughable term, with two small children in the house!), Rob likes to go dirt-biking, camping, fishing, and is our resident handyman at the clinic, along with his regular administrative duties.