Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the veterinary team of Hard Rock Animal Hospital in Timmins, Ontario! We’re pleased to provide a variety of services for your pets. Please call us at 705-264-6400 to speak to one of our caring staff members!

Dr. Kim
Owner Veterinarian

Education: Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, in 1997. I started practicing in the Timmins area in the spring of 1998. I enjoy many aspects of my work including all the lengthy discussions on many health issues like arthritis, nutrition and longterm management strategies for medical conditions. I have a special interest in small animal orthopedics, laser surgery, therapy laser and equine medicine. Apart from work I have a busy family life with my husband Lawrence and 3 kids – Wyatt, Joshua, and Erin. Like most veterinarians, I have many pets. I have an Irish Setter named Vegas, a boxer named Joe, and a black lab named Xena, and 2 horses, Louis and Magoo.

Dr. Ahmad
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Ahmad graduated in 2005 from Suez Canal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in Ismailia, Egypt. At the clinic, he enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, and has experience with large animals from his previous work. Outside of his working hours, he loves spending time with his wife and 4 wonderful kids, and trips back home where he gets to enjoy working on his favourite mango farm.

Debbie
Practice Manager

Debbie began working as receptionist at the Algonquin Boulevard Animal Hospital in 2007 and was instrumental in the switch to our new location and new name. She has a great love for animals and is proud to be working with such a great team striving towards common goals of helping owners and their pets. She enjoys educating clients on the health and well-being of their pets as well as being a part of the many success stories we see daily. Debbie loves going to camp in the summer for some fishing and a bonfire, and spending time with her husband and her pets, Stewie and King Larry.

Michelle
Registered Veterinary Technician

Michelle grew up on a farm in southwestern Ontario. She graduated from Northern College’s vet technician program in 2019 and joined our team in 2021 after an exciting time living in England. She’s our go-to for equine questions, and enjoys her time spent in surgery as much as she enjoys getting to meet all our patients in the exam rooms. Her dog, Jesse, her cat, Kiki, and her frogs, Herman, Tyrion & Ignatius, keep her busy at home. Outside of work, Michelle loves the great outdoors and a good book with a glass of wine.

Vanessa
Registered Veterinary Technician

Vanessa joined the team in 2021 after graduating from Collège Boréal in 2019. When she’s not at work, or spending time with her best friend (her cat), Lexa, she loves travelling back to her hometown of Moonbeam, ON, to be with her family. Ask her about the spaceship!

Savannah
Veterinary Technician

Savannah has been part of our team on and off since 2013. We were lucky enough to welcome her on as a full time vet technician in April of 2015, after her graduation from Collège Boréal. You’ll usually find her getting appointments ready for the doctors, working hard on medical cases, or snuggling every Boxer that comes in the door. Savannah has 2 boxers named Booger and Vera. She also has 4 cats, Millie, Davis, Timmy, and Catbee.

Everard
Veterinary Technician

Everard graduated in 2011 from the University of Agriculture in Makurdi, Nigeria. He’s worked in Dubai as a veterinary surgeon, and in the USA for a time. He loves all things surgery and considers our surgical suite his second home. Everard has a passion for continuing education, and is working on getting his veterinary license in Ontario. When not at the clinic, Everard loves spending time with his kids, reading or watching movies.

Jessica
Technician Assistant

Jessica joined us in August of 2012 and has been a bright, smiling face on our team ever since. Jessica (or ‘Jess,’ but never ‘Jessie’) is unshakable in an emergency, can do doggy nail trims in her sleep, and knows everything about our therapeutic laser. You’ll see her if your pet ever comes in for laser sessions, and we promise you’ll fall in love. She somehow even manages to find time to maintain our entire clinic inventory. Jessica lives with her daughters, her two cats, Michu and Harlow, and her dog, Mokalicious, and enjoys time at camp when she’s not here.

Brianna
Technician Assistant & Receptionist

Brianna joined us in 2021 after graduating from Northern College in 2020. She loves her two dogs, Cali and Luna (“Lou” to her friends). Depending on the day, you may see her at the front desk with a welcoming smile, or in the exam room, assisting the doctor. She loves being here at Hard Rock and working with all the amazing pets, big and small. Brianna likes skiing and is developing her golf game. We’re lucky to have her on the team!

Colleen
Receptionist

Colleen graduated from Northern College in 2011 and comes to us from Whitby, ON and started at Hard Rock Animal Hospital in 2015, when we were still on Algonquin Boulevard. She loves meeting our all our clients and their pets at the front desk and fielding all your phone calls and emails. Colleen has 7 cats, Bartelby, The Goose, Chin Ho, Snerps, Visit, Snapdragon, and Paperclip, and a constant rotation of foster pets. When not in the clinic, Colleen likes video games with dragons in them, talking to her cats, and tirelessly working to perfect her nacho recipe.

Jennifer
Receptionist

Jennifer is a crucial member of the reception team who started with us in 2018. You can find her at the front desk or nearby at the scanner, bent on helping us achieve our clinic dream of being fully digital and paper-free. It’s a long process, but Jen is a tireless warrior. When she’s not here or at one of her kids many, many sports games, she’s snowmobiling, knitting, or honouring her Newfoundland hometown with some fishing (ice or otherwise).