Dr. Dave Heaton graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1989 and has been practicing small animal medicine ever since then.
He and Dr. Robbie Heather, also a veterinarian at the clinic, started Three Islands Veterinary Services in Bobcaygeon in 1991.
Dave has 3 children. Samantha, the eldest, has graduated with a Bachelor of Science at Guelph University and completed an Ottawa diploma in Human Medical Ultrasound. She now works full time in Peterborough as a Medical Sonographer. (We could not convince her to ultrasound animals). Eric, who is now 27 years old is a paramedic in Ottawa. Sarah, the youngest, is in her third year of college at Trent studying Human Kinetics with a hope to be a physiotherapist. Dr. Dave and family have lived in the Bobcaygeon area for 27 years. Dave is pictured here with his sidekick, Pickle...who no longer fits in the kayak. Dave's special outside interests include long distance cycling, badminton, canoeing, camping, and kayaking. At the clinic these days, he enjoys most types of surgery, spending much less time doing front office appointments than in the past. He has had a special interest in dog and cat dentistry and oral cancer surgery for many years, performing 100-200 major oral/dental procedures per year.