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DR. DAVE HEATON
Dr. Dave Heaton graduated from the Ontario Veterinary college in 1989 and has been practicing small animal medicine ever since then.
He and his wife (Dr. Robbie Heather, also a veterinarian at the clinic) started Three Islands Veterinary Services in Bobcaygeon in 1991.
They have 3 children. Samantha, the eldest, having graduated from a Bachelor of Science at Guelph University and completing an Ottawa diploma in Human Medical Ultrasound, now works full time in Peterborough as a Medical Sonographer. (We could not convince her to ultrasound animals). Eric, who is now 22 years old is currently studying at Algonquin college in Ottawa to become a Paramedic. He periodically returns to Three Islands Veterinary Services to help us out in the summers. Sarah, the youngest, is in her second year of college in Belleville studying Spa Management and Anesthetics. She returns home most weekends to practice her latest skills on her family.
DR. ROBBIE HEATHER
Dr. Robbie Heather is also a 1989 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College.
She is an avid cross country skier, badminton player, bike rider and loves to kayak and take exercise classes to stay in shape. She is a busy weekend mother when her kids return to the empty nest:-)
They participate yearly in the "Ride for Farley" Fundraiser. They bike 100 km to raise money which helps provide veterinary care to owners and pets in need.
DR. JESSICA GONZALEZ
Dr. Jessica Gonzalez is the newest member of our team here at Three Islands Veterinary Services, joining us in October 2017. Jessica graduated from the Ontario veterinary College in 2011. She spent the first 6 years after graduation in Colborne Ontario before moving her way up to Bobcaygeon.
Jessica's special interest in Veterinary Medicine are in soft tissue surgery and dental surgery. Jessica has also spent time working with Vets without Borders in developing countries over the last 7 years.
When Jessica is not busy at work she can be found with her partner Chason and their Huskie Tiko, cat Sofia and their multitude of farm animals. Her special interests are biking, running, skiing and being anywhere outdoors.
Jessica is currently onn Maternity Leave until December 2019 with their first daughter Mackenzie.
Dr. Kate Kelly
Dr. kate Kelly is originally from Peterborough, Ontario and is also a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (2007). She practiced small animal medicine as well as emergency medicine in British Columbia for 5 years before becoming a valued member of the Three Islands Vet team in 2011.
Dr. Kate is a kind and caring doctor whose main interests are helping pets and owners in office appointments and internal medicine. When she's not spending time with her husband Adam, daughters Hope and Mara and her Cocker Spaniel 'Jet', she can be found on the court playing basketball or volleyball.
Dr. Maggie Himann
Dr. Maggie Himann graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1996. She has had many varied experiences in Veterinary Medicine including travelling to Central America for rescue work, practicing in Grand Cayman, working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and working all over the province of Ontario as a Locum (a Veterinarian providing temporary Veterinary services in clinics). She settled in the Peterborough area almost 2 decades ago and has recently moved to Buckhorn.
Although Dr. Maggie has been working at Three Islands Veterinary Services for almost 12 years she hasn't had the opportunity to meet ALL of our clients. She has covered holidays, maternity leaves and sick days, working here intermittently during those years. Dr. Maggie currently joins us again to cover Dr. Jessica's maternity leave.
In 2018 Dr. Maggie was one of the founding partners in Peterborough Veterinary Outreach, which provides wellness care for pets through community partners such as the Mount, and the Wollen Mill. For more information about their program please leave a message for Jan at 249-490-8363
When Dr Maggie is not working, she is exploring the many waterways in this beautiful area via kayak, spending time with her 9 (yes, 9) pets and watching the seasons change from her front porch.