Chelsey .S :
From a young age Chelsey has always been a lover of animals and has wanted to work with them, be it large or small. Chelsey has a wide range of experience with animal handling as she has worked with horses on her grandfather’s farm, to caring for her own cats at home.
In 2013 Chelsey graduated with honors from Sheridan College’s Animal Care Program. Shortly after graduating she joined Northpoint Veterinary Hospital’s caring team as a Veterinary Assistant. In 2017 she decided to peruse her career goal as becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Chelsey attended the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in Haileybury. She graduated with honors in 2019 and successfully passed her final examination be become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Chelsey returned to the Northpoint family as our very own RVT/ practice manager and performs multiple tasks within the hospital from taking radiographs to preparing, monitoring and recovering patient for surgeries. Chelsey job also consist of blood collection, running in house laboratory tests, monitoring and assisting with surgeries, caring for hospitalized patients, dispensing medication, providing client education and so much more.
At home Chelsey has 2 cats, 2 rats, a German Shephard/Husky, and a very large gold fish. When she is not working at Northpoint Veterinary Hospital she enjoys going to family outings and spending time with her furry friends watching movies.
Jodie .K :
As long as she can remember, Jodie has always had a huge passion for animals. If given the opportunity, Jodie would own every animal needing adoption. Jodie has been working in the animal field for many years now. She started off at a pet store as the kennel manager and started working in the veterinary field in 2005. She has a gained a wide range of experience since working in this field for the past 14 years. Her duties here at Northpoint include restraint, assisting in surgery and blood collection, radiographs, dispensing medications and helping clients to the best of her knowledge. Jodie has completed several nutritional modules to help clients have a better understanding on how food plays such a huge role in a pet’s nutrition. Jodie currently owns 2 crazy, fun and loveable Boston Terriers named ‘Derby’ and ‘Thor’ and hopes to someday adopt a Bernese Mountain Dog. In Jodie’s ‘down time’ she is kept busy chasing her 2 sons Hudson and Brody around and spending time with her Husband Chris.
Justin .H :
Justin has grown up with animals his whole life and has never been without an animal by his side. He has always been passionate towards animals but didn’t consider the path in the veterinary field until he became a member of the Northpoint team.
Justin has had a wide variety of animals including birds, dogs, cats and he’s even taken care of a couple of baby raccoons. It is never a dull moment for Justin with all the interesting times that he has when surrounded by all of his animals.
Justin is currently at the University of Guelph continuing a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Animal Biology with the goal to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Alyssa P :
Ever since Alyssa was a little girl she was always her happiest around animals. Growing up she had multiple different types of dogs, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents and cats. She knew she wanted to be surrounded by animals the rest of her life. In 2016 Alyssa graduated Animal Care at Sheridan College with honours and is planning on attending the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca. She has experience with almost every type of animal, big or small. Alyssa has been a client at Northpoint Veterinary Hospital for years and decided to join the team. She performs multiple tasks within the hospital from assisting with taking x-rays, daily surgeries, blood work, and dispensing medications. When she is not working at the hospital she is working at a doggie daycare in Schomberg called Bow Wow Country Club and brings along her two beloved dogs, Tequila (Tiki) and Duba.
Alyssa .M :
Alyssa has always loved animals, growing up with them her entire life. She has a number of different dogs, cats as well as reptiles. She currently lives in Barrie ON, and is making the drive everyday to Bolton. She is very passionate about her job and that’s why the drive doesn’t seem to bother her. Alyssa did volunteer and co-op placements in veterinary clinics, as well as the SPCA. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in Haileybury Ontario. She loved being up North, but is much happier to be out of school and working. She currently has two pets, a cat named Carl, and a dog named Winston. Carl is a domestic long hair, white and grey tabby, and Winston is a very lovable and enteric Labrador, Border Collie cross. Alyssa is looking forward to continuing her career as a tech, and can’t wait to further her knowledge. In her spare time Alyssa loves playing ball hockey in the summer and ice hockey in the winter. Outside of sports she loves spending time with her family, and playing with Winston.
Linsday .A :
From a young age Lindsay always knew she wanted to do two things in life, One, to work for Walt Disney and the second was to work with animals. Keeping true to her artistic and caring nature she applied to both animation and animal care when she was faced with “life decisions” on further education. Upon acceptance into both programs Lindsay decided to go with her love of animals as she was already free-lancing as a fairly successful illustrator online.
After graduation Lindsay worked at a local pet store as a small animal and bird expert where she valued educating customers about furry or feathered friends. After a few years working in the pet store, Lindsay moved on to the veterinary field working at a busy practice in Brampton where she first met Dr. Chaudhary. Lindsay learned a lot from him, the other doctors and the staff. Having made lifelong friendships with clients and fellow staff members, Lindsay went on to expand her knowledge in vet care to work in an extremely busy emergency and referral hospital. While working in emergency medicine and referral services Lindsay has had the opportunity to see and assist with many unique opportunities. One of her favorite things was to attend different pet related shows, as part of clinic staff, to educate and help with treating animals who were in attendance (many broken nails were fixed). Over 16+ year’s experience, Lindsay has learned and grown most while working in emergency and referral medicine. It has now come time for her to be back at a small practice where she can develop a patient and client relationship that she has greatly missed while working in emergency medicine.
Over the years Lindsay has met many different animals and breeds; however she does have an affinity for rats, Pugs and Shih Tzu’s. She currently has a “grumpy old man” cat named Carlisle, a lively and rambunctious 1.5 year old Shih Tzu Clover and lastly the youngest of her crew, Nova, a beautiful blue brindle Cane Corso who is a “little” lady.
In her spare time Lindsay enjoys spending time being creative, be it through drawing, painting or sewing. Lindsay is an avid vintage toy collector, mainly focusing on her childhood favourites. On the rare quiet night she also loves to binge the latest episodes of her favourite tv shows or movies. Lindsay can also be found at the occasional Disney or Harry Potter trivia nights at hot spots downtown with her friends.
Jessica .K :
Jessica’s love for animals started at the young age of 8, when she got her first dog. She always knew she wanted to work in a field where she could make a difference by helping animals. Jessica has been a Veterinary Assistant for 3 years and is planning on attending school in the near future as her goal is to become a registered Veterinary Technician. Jessica takes great joy in learning new things that will help her succeed in her day to day job as she is new to the Northpoint family. As a Veterinary Assistant Jessica’s tasks include restraining, assisting with blood work, routine surgeries, in house laboratory testing, radiographs, monitoring after surgeries, dispensing medication and much more. Jessica understands the love our clients have for their animals as she has a few of her own. Jessica cares for her 2 cats Arlo, Archie and her newest family member Diesel, a chocolate lab. Jessica is excited and is looking forward to what her future holds at Northpoint as well as her future career goals.