Veterinarians

Karla Josephson

Karla Josephson

Veterinarian

I am a 1993 Ontario Veterinary College graduate, and have been working at Ostrander since then.

I enjoy surgery, small animal reproduction and dabbling in horse, avian and pig medicine.

My husband and I have two beautiful, active sons, as well as three dogs and a horse.  In my spare time, when I’m not tending to them, I enjoy traveling, reading, biking and gardening.

Julie Boutin

Julie Boutin

Veterinarian

I have been a part of Ostrander Veterinary Clinic since 1995, first as a co-op student and then as summer help.

In 2002 I graduated from Ontario Veterinary College and came to work at Ostrander again. My growing family consists of a variety of pets.

In my spare time I enjoy camping with my husband and children, gardening and bead crafts.

Julia Hodgins

Julia Hodgins

Veterinarian

I have been with Ostrander Veterinary Clinic since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005.

I grew up on a small farm and am interested in companion animals, as well as food animals, camelids, and horses.

Outside of practicing veterinary medicine, I enjoy spending lots of time outdoors with my family, as well as cooking, gardening, and reading. The numerous animals on our hobby farm are often subjects of another interest: photography.

Sharon Howard

Sharon Howard

Veterinarian

I am a 2002 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College and I am excited to with the Ostrander Veterinary team.

I enjoy the challenge of a busy small animal practice that provides ample opportunity to implement the skills I already have, and continuing to grow and learn through experience. I am also excited to be returning to the large animal side of practice where I can reconnect with my rural farming background.

I enjoy spending time with my children and being outdoors participating in a variety of activities such as rowing, cycling, running and yard work.

Greg Oliver

Greg Oliver

Veterinarian

I joined the Ostrander Veterinary Clinic in May 2017 as an associate veterinarian.  I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree and continued my education at the University of Guelph, where I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College.  I have been a part of the Ostrander Veterinary Clinic since my student externship, and now as a veterinarian.  

My professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and I have a strong interest in dairy and pleasure equine medicine.  Outside of the clinic, I am an avid golfer and I enjoy playing pick up hockey.  I also have a very lively Sheltie, named Coors, who is always by my side. 

Veterinary Technicians

Nancy Pellow

Nancy Pellow

Veterinary Technician

I graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Centralia College in 1986 and practiced in Woodstock for several years before joining the light-hearted team at Ostrander.

My husband Greg and I farm in the Ingersoll area, sharing our home with our cats Marvin and Fluff, as well as numerous barn personalities.

In what spare time the farm and work allow, I enjoy my bounteous vegetable garden, ATVing and spoiling my nieces and nephews.

Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Ridgetown College in 2002, receiving a diploma in Veterinary Technology. I’ve been working at Ostrander Veterinary Clinic since 2002 as a full time RVT and enjoying every minute of it!

My favourite leisure activities include reading, playing guitar, listening to heavy metal music and spending time with my dog Sharlotte.

Sharon Atkinson

Sharon Atkinson

Veterinary Technician

I graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at St. Clair College in 1977.  After many years of working full time in vet clinics in Woodstock, Cambridge, and Aylmer, I now enjoy working part time with the team at Ostrander. This gives me more time to enjoy some of my hobbies, which include landscaping, wood working and stained glass. I live in the Langton area with my husband Corey and my 4 cats.

Larissa Matos

Larissa Matos

Veterinary Technician

I graduated from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus in 2010, and received a diploma in Veterinary Technology.

 My main interests are animal nutrition, Haematology, and Parasitology. In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, photography, baking, shopping, and going to the movies. I have four cats named Snoop, Big Kitty, Rubbins and Prica.

Bailey Vandenbrink

Bailey Vandenbrink

Veterinary Technician

 I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and graduated from St Clair College. I started with Ostrander as a co-op student and have continued to work with them as I completed my education and training. I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, snowmobiling and being with my dog Brewskie.

Natasha Adcock

Natasha Adcock

Veterinary Technician

I joined the Ostrander Veterinary team permanently after graduating from Georgian College.  I started with Ostrander in high school for my co-op hours, and continued to work with them throughout college for placements  and summer help. In my spare time I enjoy reading, fishing, hiking, camping, and spending time with my dog Harley.

Nikki Vanderheyden

Nikki Vanderheyden

Veterinary Technician

I’m a graduate from Ridgetown College and am thrilled to be a member of the Ostrander team. I joined the team in October 2015 and have been looking forward to going into work ever since. I have always had a deep love for animals and I am excited to start my new career as a veterinary technician in this exciting and ever-changing industry. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking and spending time with my little Chihuahua Porkchop – who is a Ridgetown Graduate herself!

Administrative

Mary Lou Barrett

Mary Lou Barrett

Reception

I have been involved in Veterinary Medicine for 34 years, and also own and operate a Bed & Breakfast for pets. I have numerous pets of my own, which I enjoy very much, including dogs, cats and horses. My interests include horseback riding, camping and hiking, as well as spending time with family & friends!

Monik Collins

Monik Collins

Purchasing

I graduated from Seneca College as an Registered Veterinary Technician and started working at the Ostrander Veterinary Clinic. I then moved on to work at the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union which is a part of my lifelong hobby of pigeon racing. I moved back to the team at the Ostrander Veterianary Clinic in 2010 to take over the inventory management. I have two daughters, who both keep my husband and I very busy. We enjoy many activities together, including camping, hockey, baseball, and pigeon racing. We have a menagerie of animals including dogs, a cat, a parrot, pigeons, a rabbit, several fish, a turtle, and some chickens!

Pam Pooley

Pam Pooley

Reception

Since graduating in ‘72 from Centralia College, I have been involved in the veterinary field. For the past 23 years I worked alongside my late husband Don in our equine practice near Embro.

I enjoy life on my farm with the horses, dogs and cats, gardening and spending time with my four grandchildren. I am very happy to be part of the great team at Ostrander Veterinary Clinic.