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Krissy VanderVloet

Krissy VanderVloet: Veterinary Technician

In 2005, Krissy graduated from the Veterinary Medical Office Administration course at Ridgetown College.  Deciding that she wanted "more!", she enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at St. Clair College in Windsor.   Krissy  moved to the Strathroy area just over a year ago.  We would like to think it is because she really wanted to work at Caradoc, but it may have had something to do with the fact that she was engaged, now married, to Paul who lives just outside of town :)  Krissy loves every aspect of being a technician.  In particular, her areas of concentration are pet nutrition, surgery and client relations.

When she is not in the clinic, you will find Krissy hard at work on the farm.  Krissy, husband Paul, their 2 dogs, Little Debbie a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Bailey the lab, live together on a dairy/horse farm.  In addition to husband and dogs, Krissy has 6 horses  (Corky, Lacey, Tea, Mugsy, Hannah, and Sugar), and 2 pet goats, brothers Roger and Dodger.  Krissy could not imagine a day without animals.

Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens: Veterinary Technician

Sarah graduated from Ridgetown College as a veterinary technician in 2001.  She has worked in several small animal clinics, as well as for a veterinary microbiologist.  Sarah also worked for 9 years at an equine surgical referral hospital.  A year and a half ago, Sarah joined the Caradoc team on a part-time basis.  Luckily for Caradoc, Sarah now spends more than part-time hours at the clinic. Sarah's areas of expertise include pet supplements and our webstore.

Sarah has a number of pets which include two German Shepherd Dogs (one white, Kya,  and one black, River), two cats (Maverick and Jester) and a horse (Alante).  Like most veterinary technicians both of her dogs and cats are rescues.

Charlotte Lackey

Charlotte Lackey: Veterinary Technician

Charlotte is a graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Ridgetown College, University of Guelph in Ridgetown, Ontario.  Following Ridgetown, she completed a month-long externship at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital where she worked with domestic pets as well as exotics/zoo animals. 

Charlotte has gained valuable experience while working in London at various small animal practices.  She loves to learn and keep current with new techniques and information.  She lives in London with her husband Des, sons Seth and Griffin, and cats Sadie and Hadley. They are excited to be welcoming a Service Dog for Seth through Autism Dog Services  in the fall of 2014. Charlotte enjoys running and yoga, gardening, crocheting and jewellery-making, and spending time with her family.

Bethany Timmers

Bethany Timmers: Veterinary Technician

In April 2010, Bethany graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in Haileybury, ON. RVT( Registered Vet Technician) since September 2010. Born and raised in Strathroy, she knew since she was very young that she needed to help animals. Married to her husband Andrew,  she has two daughters, Anabelle and Evelyn, and 3 "fur-babies" Cecilia (8 year old Yellow Labrador), Eli (4 year old Chocolate Labrador), and Dio, Orange tabby DSH.

When not at the clinic, she loves to spend time with her family hiking, swimming, and horseback riding. Also, likes to attending continued education seminars in nutrition, reproduction, and prevention.

Annette Buchner

Annette Buchner

Bio coming soon!


Kim Buchanan: Vet Student

Caradoc Animal Clinic is proud to say that Kim is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  She has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Science, both with Honours Specialization in Biology from the University of Western Ontario.   Although Kim is "far away", thanks to social media, we are able to keep in touch with her and follow her progress.  We are very proud of Kim!  Way to go Kim!!  Kim continues, in her spare time, to assist with Caradoc's social media sites. 

One of Kim's great pleasures is to run with her chocolate lab, Marlee.  Unfortunately Marlee is still in Canada.  Kim is able, to foster animals in Melbourne while they find their forever homes.  So far, she has fostered dogs, cats and birds!

Mary Brown

Mary Brown: Kennel Assistant

Mary has recently joined the Cara team. She is a hard working, motivated and is preparing for a vocation in veterinary medicine.  Her goal is to become a veterinarian.  Mary is learning about veterinary medicine in the best way possible - from the ground up.  She will definitely be an asset to her chosen profession.

Emma Riordan

Emma Riordan: Volunteer

Emma is another of Cara's volunteers.  She is a quiet presence who is able to work diligently at the many tasks required of her.  She helps us out two afternoons a week, and we are very grateful for her dedication. Thank you Emma.


Tim and Stella

Tim MacKinlay

You will probably never meet Tim in person.  He is "the guy" who works behind the scenes.  It is with Tim's expertise and knowledge that Cara's IT systems work as well as they do.  Tim often works after hours and on weekend to keep us up and running.

Stella is the newest member of Tim's household.  She is keeping them busy, and they wouldn't have it any other way.


Abhi Mathews

Abhi Mathews: Pre-Vet Student

Abhi has lived with and been surrounded by animals his entire life. So working with animals was just a natural progression to and extension of his love, passion, compassion, and eagerness to learn about veterinary medicine. Abhi says that Cara has taught and continues to teach him the importance of caring medicine, conduct and ethics in every facet of our profession. We are showing him the ropes, from the ground up. Being a good veterinarian is not just about medicine and surgery. It is also about knowing how the clinic runs, how it is managed, how to treat staff, and how to talk to people and relate to their pets. So, Abhi gets to do it all - wash floor, scrub instruments, trim nails, pack surgery instruments, prep for surgery, recover animals, assist in appointments, the list goes on. Abhi is currently working on his Physics degree at Western (UWO), with hopes of entering veterinary medicine afterwards. Abhi has a wonderful attitude and a positive outlook on life. He finds that veterinary medicine is an extremely interesting and fun-filled field with endless potential. Abhi is a welcome addition to the Cara Family and to veterinary medicine. 

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