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Our Team

Dr. Tim Keller

Dr. Tim Keller - graduated from the University of Montreal in 1985 and began practicing in Kingston in the same year. He opened Cataraqui Pet Hospital in 1990 as the owner and senior veternarian, followed by opening a satellite clinic, Amherstview Pet Hospital, in 1999. As owner of the family-run Cataraqui Pet Centre, he actively participates in many aspects of the business. The partnership between Cataraqui Pet Hospital and Urban Paws allows Dr. Keller to recommend therapeutic diets for disease-specific problems, as well as premium diets for general health, which include dehydrated, homemade, and raw food. He has special interests in medicine, and nutrition.

Dr. Dionne Paine

Born and raised in Kingston, Dr. Dionne Paine grew up watching Dr. Keller, and the team at Cataraqui Pet Hospital care for her family’s long list of pets. She was inspired to move to the East Coast to pursue her passion for learning about animals. She completed her Bachelor of Science with a Certificate in Animal Behaviour at Dalhousie University. She earned her DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2017. While there, she co-founded the AVC’s Animal Nutrition Club and established its active chapter status with the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. She also earned her Fear Free Certification, which focuses on reducing pet fear, anxiety and stress in the veterinary setting. Dr. Paine is excited to be back in the Kingston region. Joining Dr. Keller and his veterinary team feels like coming home.

Dr. Elizabeth Hartnett

Dr. Hartnett (Dr. Liz) grew up in Kingston and obtained her undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology at Queen’s University. She then moved to Toronto, completed a Masters degree, and began a career in environmental policy. Wanting to do more hands-on work with animals, she spent her Sundays volunteering at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre and soon rediscovered her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Hartnett followed her heart to veterinary school and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. She gained valuable medical and surgical experience in the Greater Toronto Area before moving back home to Kingston and joining our team in November 2020. Dr. Hartnett enjoys trail running, cross-country skiing and camping in her free time. She shares her home with two cuddly cats, Ziggy Stardust and Rainbow, and is the proud “aunt” of a rescue greyhound named Rufus. She can’t wait to meet you and your furry family members!

Dr. Jaime Lawless

Dr. Jaime Lawless is originally from Saint John, New Brunswick. She received her BSc with honours in Biology from Saint Mary's University in Halifax and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI) in 2006. Shortly after graduation she moved to Kingston and has been a practicing veterinarian here ever since! She has earned her Elite Fear Free Certification and is a member of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine. Her special interests include pain management, ophthalmology and internal medicine. In her spare time Dr. Lawless loves to spend time with her family and her kitty, Charlie.

Veterinary Technicians

 

Chery graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at St. Lawrence College in 2002. She has been a VT at Cataraqui Pet Hospital since 2005.  Chery enjoys spending time with her two Pugs, Jelly Eugene and Crispy Rose as well as her kitty, Baby Blue.

 

 

Linda graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at St. Lawrence College in 1991. She has been an RVT at Cataraqui Pet Hospital since 2009.  Linda enjoys spending time with her Boxer, Barley.

 

 

Maureen graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at St. Lawrence College in 1984. She has been an AVT at Cataraqui Pet Hospital since 2009.  Maureen enjoys spending time with her Basset cross, Buster Brown, as well as her 3 cats, Aramis, Mystique and Rogue.

 

Sara graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at St. Lawrence College in 2015. She has been a RVT at Cataraqui Pet Hospital since 2018.  Sara enjoys spending time with her dog Link.

 

 

Trichia graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at St. Lawrence College in 2011. She has been a VT at Cataraqui Pet Hospital since 2011.  Trichia enjoys spending time with her Great Pyrenees cross, Rufus, as well as her 3 cats, Bradley, Kitten & Myrtle.

Veterinary Assistants

 

Ashley graduated from the Veterinary Assistant course at St. Lawrence College in 2005. She has been a Veterinary Assistant at Cataraqui Pet Hospital since 2013.

 

 

Monique graduated from the Veterinary Assistant course at St. Lawrence College in 2014. She has been a Veterinary Assistant at Cataraqui Pet Hospital since 2014.  Monique enjoys spending time with her Dachshund cross, Phebe.

 

 

Kyrsten graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at St. Lawrence College in 2013 and has worked at a rescue shelter and kennel before joining our team in August of 2019. Kyrsten owns a sassy cat and enjoys working and taking care of farm animals as well.

 

 

Karly was a member of the Urban Paws team before starting her journey on the clinic side. She graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program from St. Lawrence in 2015 and started her role at the pet hospital immediately after. Karly has 2 dogs (Maya and Cruz) and 2 daughters. She loves to talk and chat with clients and really enjoy the science/medical part of the role

 

 

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