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 with 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. Dave and family have lived in Bobcaygeon for 22 years and have two great dogs, Maggie and Oliver, and one mischievous cat, Chloe. Dave's special outside interests include long distance cycling, hockey, badminton, canoeing, and kayaking. At the clinic, he enjoys office appointments with clients and pets but especially enjoys all types of surgery. He has had a special interest in dog and cat dentistry and oral cancer surgery for many years, performing upwards of 200 major oral/dental procedures per year.