Dr. Cornell joined the Aldergrove team after completing an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Sacramento, California in 1993. A native of Lachute, Quebec, Dr. Cornell graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992. In 2004, she proudly became the owner of Aldergrove and has never worked with a more skilled team. Although she loves all animals and can never pick a favourite breed, her passion is working with cats. She has 5 cats of her own, along with her beagle, Bono and her weimaraner, Yodi. She is also the mother of two amazing children.
Dr. Cornell's primary interests revolve around gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders in pets, and she received her certificate in endoscopy/coloscopy/laparoscopy in 2000. She also completed a course in ultrasonography in 2009. Her goal is always to provide the highest level of care for her patients, and in that pursuit maintains high standards for the technology available at Aldergrove as well as the competency of the rest of the team.
Andrew Oster, DVM
Dr. Andrew Oster graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007. After working with pets and farm animals for 3yrs, Dr Oster relocated to Barrie and was pleased to join the Aldergrove team. Andrew has a beautiful wife, Yvonne, lovely daughter Abigail and a furry cat named Monkey. Andrew also had the pleasure of representing Veterinarians as a winning contestant on Are you smarter than a 5th grader.
Moira Trant, DVM
2008 was her 30th class reunion marking her graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. She has never regretted her choice of career and she still loves coming to work. Her husband and four children, (two sets of twins), are very grateful she's able to endulge her passion for animals at work and that she doesn't have to bring them home. Veterinary medicine has changed dramatically in the past 30 years. We are better able to maintain our pet's health with increased pain control, safer anesthetic options, better diagnostic tools and newer surgical techniques resulting in longer and better quality of life. One of the greatest things that has changed is the team approach to veterinary care. This includes the front desk staff, the technicians, kennel staff and other support help which make my job much easier and more effective.
Heather Lacey, DVM
Dr. Lacey joined the clinic in March 2012. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007 and worked from the time of her graduation in a companion animal practice in Port Elgin. Her special interest in veterinary medicine is internal medicine and she enjoys participating in continuing education seminars and conventions.
When she is not at work, Dr. Lacey enjoys spending time with family, traveling, playing hockey, fitness training and scuba diving. Dr. Lacey lives in Barrie with her husband Mike and beautiful daughter Claira. They share their home with 2 pets : Monty, a Labrador Retriever, and Malcolm, a dometic shorthair cat.
Candice Hibbs, DVM
Dr. Candice Hibbs graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010. Since graduating, she has practiced companion animal medicine. In May of 2012, she joined the Aldergrove Animal Clinic. She is thrilled to be pursuing a career in a field that she is truly passionate about .
Dr. Hibbs is a Barrie native and is pleased to be working in a clinic so close to home. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, running, reading and playing sports. Dr. Hibbs also enjoys spending time with her ever so loveable Labrador Retriever, Finley.
Wayne Murray, DVM
Wayne was born in Walkerton and grew up on a farm in the Grey-Bruce area. He attended the University of Guelph and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1976. After several years of small animal practice in Toronto, in 1980 he purchased the Mullen Small Animal Clinic in Walkerton. At that time this was the only dedicated small animal hospital in the area and as such served a wide area of Grey and Bruce. He practiced there until 1993 and also raised a family of three. In the 1990′s, he operated a sheep farm near Mildmay and provided veterinary locum services to practices in the area. In 2003 he joined the North Heritage Animal Hospital in Owen Sound and continues to serve as an associate veterinarian at that hospital to this day. He lives in Georgian Bluffs with his wife Dr. Karen Dupont who is also a local veterinarian and is close to his daughter Heather in Barrie who graduated from OVC in 2007. Of course there are a few pets that reside with him too. He has been an active member of the Grey Bruce Veterinary Association since it’s inception and founded the annual GBVA hockey tournament in 1980. Over the years, he has served various positions with the GBVA executive including president from 2007 to 2010. He has also been actively involved in a GBVA sponsored project that provides veterinary and surgical services to remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario. He is still actively involved in hockey including the GBVA team as well enjoying snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking, kayaking, going to the YMCA,
as well as relaxing with a crossword, book or good movie.