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Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Parry Sound Animal Hospital in Parry Sound! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 705-746-5271 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Peter Jones DVM
Owner, Veterinarian

Animals have fascinated Dr. Peter Jones for as long as he can remember—he still recalls his father’s silly conversations with the family dog, which would always end in a bout of laughter and praise for the loyal four-legged companion. Dr. Jones’ early admiration for pets would deepen into an intense passion for keeping the special bond between human and animals alive and well. For him, one career choice simply made sense: veterinary medicine!

Dr. Jones is originally from Pembroke, Ontario, and began his animal-care career as a teenager when he took a part-time cleaning job at the local pet hospital. He was often alone with the hospital’s patients, and it was there that he learned firsthand how to care for pets the right way. Before long, he was committed to becoming a veterinarian himself.

Dr. Jones attended the University of Guelph and graduated from Ontario Veterinary College with his veterinary degree in 1988. He started his career as a licensed veterinarian in Kingston, Ontario, and also practiced in Saskatchewan for three years before coming to the Parry Sound community with his family in May of 1992.

Here at the clinic, Dr. Jones is particularly fond of seeing the relief and happiness on a pet owner’s face when their loving companion returns to them. He also enjoys the constant learning experience that his profession provides; he likes to say that change is the one constant in his field! Dr. Jones is proud to work with his talented and compassionate team, which he truly considers his second family.

Dr. Jones and his wife, Kim, have two grown children named Christopher and Meaghan. When he isn’t spending time with his family or tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Dr. Jones enjoys curling, swimming, biking, and participating in triathlons. He completed his biggest race yet, the Ford Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico, in 2010!

Dr. Ian White DVM
Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Ian White has fond memories of taking his own pets to the veterinarian’s office as a young man; seeing the professionals care for his animals left a permanent impression on him. Combined with his love of science and technology, as well as his desire to perform worthwhile work that helped others, Dr. White came to one conclusion: a career in animal medicine was his true calling!

Dr. White grew up in Cambridge, Ontario, but spent many of his childhood summers here in Parry Sound after his parents bought a small cottage in the area. He earned his veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College, and worked in the University’s animal science division during his schooling while volunteering in as many nearby animal hospitals as he could. Dr. White’s connections with the Parry Sound community led to him performing locum work for Dr. Alan Christie, Parry Sound Animal Hospital’s original owner. When Dr. Christie retired, Dr. White gladly accepted ownership duties—he’s happily been caring for the area’s pets ever since.

In his time away from work, Dr. White enjoys spending time with his family and staying fit by jogging and practicing karate. He has even obtained his black belt after years of intense training!

Dr. Kit Lee DVM

Dr. Kit Lee grew up in Toronto with her parents and younger brother, where she developed an affinity with nature and animals early on. Her parents made a point to instill the notion of proper pet care in Dr. Lee and her brother—she’s thrilled to care for animal companions as a licensed veterinarian here at Parry Sound Animal Hospital!

Dr. Lee earned her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, and has been practicing in Parry Sound ever since graduation. She joined the Parry Sound Animal Hospital team in 1999 and has a special passion for geriatric care; she loves being able to “tune up” a pet as they age! Dr. Lee also enjoys the variety of her work—on any given day, she may serve as a general practitioner, surgeon, counselor, dentist, or pediatrician.

In her time away from work, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and loves to hike, snowshoe, and kayak with her dog Piper.

Lesley Ferris
Veterinary Technician

Lesley spent a lot of time as a child helping her father, who dealt with various medical problems. The experience led Lesley to a career in medicine, but she knew that she wanted to focus on animals! After the first week of her co-op career placement at a veterinary clinic during high school, Lesley was hooked—animal medicine was just the thing for her.

A Toronto native, Lesley was hired on part-time at the clinic she was placed in during high school, and then attended Seneca College to study veterinary technology. After graduating with honours, she was hired back by her original employer and began her Veterinary Technician career.

Lesley was married in 1995, then moved to Parry Sound and started working for the local animal shelter. After taking a few years off to stay at home with her two children, she joined the team here at Parry Sound Animal Hospital in 2002 and has been happily serving the pets and animal owners of the community ever since. Lesley particularly enjoys parasitology, and suspects that her love of the subject came from her college professor, who managed to make studying parasites quite fun!

Lesley and her husband, Percy, have two wonderful children named Michael and Tess, and also share their home with a loveable standard poodle named Jerry. As a family, they enjoy snowmobiling and spending as many hours as they can on the trails during the wintertime. In the summers, the Ferris family can be found at the beach, where they like spending time on the water and barbecuing with Lesley’s extended family.

Brandie Pavuk
Registered Veterinary Technician

Brandie has adored animals ever since she was young, and always knew that she would love a career that allowed her to work directly with pets. When her educational placement during high school landed her here at Parry Sound Animal Hospital, Brandie quickly realized that a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect fit!

Brandie is originally from Carling, and attended Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario to study veterinary technology. After graduating with high honours in 2011, she passed her national exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She continued working here at the clinic for a short time before securing full-time employment in Barrie.

After a few years in Barrie, Brandie returned to Parry Sound and re-joined the Parry Sound Animal Hospital family in the fall of 2015. She has developed a special fondness for dentistry work—cleaning plaque and tartar off of a pet’s teeth can make such a huge difference in the animal’s demeanor, and Brandie loves being a part of that transformation! She also enjoys learning as much as she can about veterinary medicine, and regularly takes continuing education courses to keep up-to-date with the latest medical advances.

Brandie lives with her two dogs Cruze a hyper Boston terrier and Rogue a rambunctious French Bulldog as well as a few chickens!

Melanie Cameron
Registered Veterinary Technician

Melanie graduated Georgian College in 2020 and became an RVT shortly thereafter. Melanie has had a love of all animals from a young age which inspired her to become a Veterinary Technician. Originally from Toronto she has now moved to the Muskoka area permanently with her loving and adorable Beagle Roxy and husband Ryan.

Justine Kalbe
Veterinary Technician

Justine has always loved animals and especially rescued ones. Justine has a dog named Buckley from a shelter in Kirkland Lake and a kitten named Tinkerbell from a shelter in New Liskeard. She graduated from Northern College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2024 and has big plans to become registered with the OAVT. Justine was born and raised in Parry Sound and grew up exploring the waters of Georgian Bay at a family cottage. Her hobbies include photography, hiking, and backcountry camping. Justine would like to learn more about exotic and large animal medicine throughout her career and maintain advocacy for shelter animals.

Melissa Randell
Client Care Representative

Melissa was born and raised in the Parry Sound area. After having worked as a pharmacy assistant at a local pharmacy for many years, Melissa was excited when the opportunity to mesh her love of animals and her knowledge in customer service presented itself. Melissa joined the Parry Sound Animal Hospital team in 2018 and this has allowed her to pursue her passion and love of animals.  Melissa has always had pets of her own to care for and truly believes in pets being our greatest companions and deserving of the utmost care and attention. Melissa not only works at the Parry Sound Animal Hospital, but has also been a client of the clinic for many years to care for her own pets. Melissa helps with intake, customer service, appointment scheduling and other customer service related needs. Her friendly smile is usually the first thing you will see upon entering the clinic as she is ready to make your appointments and visit as pleasant as possible. Melissa prides herself on making both the animals coming in for care, as well as the pet’s owners feel at ease and in the best of hands. Melissa spends her free time enjoying outdoor activities with her family which includes her husband, her two young boys and her three dogs, Bear (French Bulldog), Cooper (Boxer), and Sadie (Golden Retriever/ Labrador Retriever mix).

Danielle Dudycz
Client Care Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Danielle joined the clinic in January 2022 after moving to Parry Sound. She is an aspiring Veterinary Technician from the London Area. Danielle has always had a love for all animals. Danielle enjoys adding a personalized flair to every client and patients experience at our clinic. Danielle moved to Parry Sound to be closer to her family. At home Danielle enjoys playing and caring for her Border Collie Mix Lucy and her 2 cats Sid and Chubby. Danielle loves being out in nature hiking all the great trails in the area and doing other outdoor activities.

Vanessa Strobl
Client Care Representative

Vanessa grew up in Hamilton, Ontario but would visit her grandmother in Carling during the summer. In 2018, Vanessa and her husband moved to the Parry Sound area.

As a child, Vanessa always wanted to be around animals but was not allowed to have any animal companions, so she and her sister would sneak in neighbourhood cats, much to their mother’s surprise.

After graduating from high school, Vanessa attended the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, where she graduated from the Veterinary Medical Office Administration program. She then worked at a few small animal clinics in Southern Ontario as a Veterinary Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant.

Her home is ruled by two felines Tobias and Lucas as well as a sweet 2 year old mastiff mix, Athena.