Dr. Bouchard graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999 and has been practicing small animal medicine since graduation. In addition to her veterinary degree, she has a Masters of Arts in Psychology from McMaster and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. She has valuable experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine. Dr. Bouchard has been a staff member at various emergency clinics and has instructed 4th year veterinary students in emergency medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. She is the author of several articles in both Human Health Administration and Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Bouchard is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She is committed to continuing education.
Hélène's passions outside of the clinic include: aerobic exercises, biking, and listening to classical music and jazz while reading a good novel. She is fully bilingual in both English and French. Hélène is the proud mom of a multi-cat household.
Christine graduated from Seneca College in the Veterinary Technician Program and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2009. She attended Trent University from 2009-2012 where she achieved a BSc in Biology and minor in German. In September 2011, Christine went abroad for one year in Germany and studied at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg. Christine is passionate about working with animals. Outside of work, Christine enjoys playing sports such as hockey, horseback riding, and skiing. In addition, Christine loves to travel, including going up to her cottage. Christine can't wait to meet you and your pet at your next visit!
Joel is a man of eclectic tastes. He likes various types of music, reads regularly (both fiction and non-fiction), and has a taste for old movies. He is definitely suited to his position at the Summeridge Animal Clinic because he has an innate ability to put people at their ease and a finely tuned sense of humour. He has a Masters degree in history and a degree in law. Joel has previously worked as an editor and contributor to various publications and can be seen occasionally tinkering with a new project. Joel is also knowledgeable about historical events and has a keen interest in current events.
Cat owners far and wide know that shedding is something that simply comes with the territory. Most of the time, all you have to do is get out the good ‘ole lint roller to clean up your clothing or furniture. But certain times of the year, you might have to lug out the extreme power-matic […]Read More
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By and large, most cat owners understand that their pets are prone to many of the same health conditions as people. However, you may be surprised to learn that, in addition to medical conditions such as the transmission of zoonotic diseases, cancer, and kidney disease, that hypertension – or high blood pressure – in cats […]Read More