MEET THE BLUE MOUNTAIN VETERINARY SERVICES TEAM
We are dedicated to lifelong learning and continually expanding our therapeutic options with the latest veterinary technology and expertise.
DR. TINA GRAY, Practice Owner
After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph in 1997, Dr Gray founded Blue Mountain Veterinary Services in April 1999. Dr. Gray enjoys the interaction with her clients and their four-legged families, and has a special interest in Regenerative Medicine. She is a lifetime horsewoman, raised here in the beautiful Beaver Valley on her family’s farm. When she’s not working or riding, she is an enthusiastic gardener. She lives on the 100 acres that the clinic calls home, with her warm blood Charlotte and a small, but vocal, army of chickens.
DR. OMID AZAD, Veterinarian
Dr. Azad brings with him experience working in an emergency hospital downtown Toronto as well as having had his own veterinary practice for 10 years. Dr. Azad is an avid cyclist and fitness enthusiast. He is happy to be calling Clarksburg his new home and looks forward to enjoying all the area has to offer.
DR. VASILE DZSURDZA - (Also known as DR. "D"), Veterinarian
Dr. Vasile Dzsurdza brings with him over 20 years’ experience in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He has spent many years practicing emergency medicine at an emergency hospital in Oakville. Dr.”D.” is excited to fish the Beaver River!
DR. JENNIFER WOODHOUSE, Veterinarian
Dr. Jennifer Woodhouse graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992. She lives on a farm with her husband Randy and their four girls Hannah, Abby, Bethany and Charlotte. Together they milk 48 dairy cows, have 100 sheep, many chickens and a horse. There is nothing Jen loves more than to spend time with her family.
ANGELA SMART, Office Manager
Angela has returned to us after working many years at Bellbrae Animal Hospital. Angela was with us in our early days and she is excited to be back. She has two 2 legged children (Cameron and Sophia), and three four legged (Hunter, Ronix and Holstein). She spends her free time skiing/snowboarding in the winter and hiking with her family on nice days.
SHELBY COULTER, RVT
Shelby recently moved back to her home in Grey Bruce after 5 years of working in Niagara Falls. Shelby graduated from Georgian College in 2012. Shelby and her boyfriend Gordon happily share their home with their cat BC, dogs Kasha an English Mastiff and Lady an Australian Cattle Dog. They are also the proud owners of 2 horses Dudley and Cola. Shelby is very excited to be joining the wonderful family at BMVS.
KELSEY TROUGHTON, VT
Kelsey was born and raised in the small town of Harriston. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician course at Georgian College in Orillia in 2015. She is currently living in Meaford with her fiance Trevor, their Chocolate Lab Tucker, Long Haired Dachshund Piper and kitties Domino and Roro. Kelsey loves baseball, baking and spending time at the family cottage in Southampton.
MELISSA JONES, VT
Melissa grew up in Clarksburg around the corner from BMVS on her Family's sheep farm. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus in 2016. In addition to many sheep she also has a Lab mix named Glenn. In her spare time Melissa enjoys gardening and spending time with her nieces.
HANNAH FULFORD, Veterinary Assistant
Hannah joined our team as a Co-op student in 2014 and she is now our Veterinary Assistant. Hannah is working diligently to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She lives on a sheep and goat farm and participates in many 4-H clubs. Hannah has 3 cats, Suzie, Stirfry and Tali, Teddy a Blue Heeler Bulldog cross and a pet goat Abby. In her spare time Hannah enjoys playing hockey and training her goats for 4-H.
DEBBIE SMITH, Director of Technical Services
Debbie joined BMVS in September 2008, bringing her special brand of fun and fashion to the clinic. Debbie is a true “people person”, is very creative, and loves being outside gardening. In addition to her daughter, she has a new love – her grey mare, Apple! At home, the Smith family includes Australian Cattle dog Cleo, a bouncy Boxer named Luc and a pug named Fannie.
MELANIE ROBISON, Bookkeeper
Melanie is a local who calls the nearby community of Thornbury her home. She grew up in the Blue Mountains Area, learning to ski when she was quite young. She shares her home with her husband, Harold, and her golden retriever Jasper. She enjoys walking the nearby trails at the waterfront and skiing.
MARY BEGY, Professional Groomer
Mary joined BMVS in 2001, as a professional groomer. Her leisure time is spent with her daughter and husband, and they are famous for their terrific collection of classic cars. At home, the Begy clan includes two cats (Ethel & Etta), a Collie mix named Brock, two Pekingese mixes Dodger and Daisy, several hens and a rooster too!
JAYLA LACEY, Client Care
Jayla has been a client of Blue Mountain Veterinary Services since 1999 and comes to BMVS with over 25 years of customer care experience. She lives in the country with her son Zach, 3 kitties - Royal, Willis & Jujube and a red tailed shark...Sharkie :) Jayla loves pets and people and is looking forward to helping both. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, everything nature, and playing Candy Crush to unwind.
MITCHELL CONN, Kennel Attendant
Mitchell is an avid sports fan. He loves hockey and baseball and excels at both. He lives at home with his family and his Dalmatian Ember.
CLARA PHILLIPS, Kennel Attendant
Clara is a very busy student who participates in the Pursuits program at high school. She has done more hiking and camping than most of us will ever do!
TAYLOR MEESTERS, Kennel Attendant
Taylor is one of our co-op students from Grey Highlands Secondary School. She is also part of our kennel staff. Taylor lives at home and spends her free time with her dog Rocklynn, a Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff) and 6 quarter horses Trixie, George, Spitfire, Zendaya, Bonnie, and Echo. She also enjoys competing in the Western Ontario Team Cattle Penning Association. Taylor hopes to become a large animal vet in the future.
ALICIA MEESTERS - Kennel Attendant
Alicia is one of our Kennel Attendants. She is currently attending Georgian College. In her spare time she loves spending time with her horse Spit Fire playing with cattle, trail riding and competing in the occasional rodeo. Alicia has an infectious smile and we all enjoy having her as part of the BMVS team.
MIKAYLA GOUDIE – Kennel Attendant
Mikayla has joined BMVS as a Kennel Attendant. She lives at home and enjoys spending time with her Australian Shepherd Sadie and Darby a Golden Retriever White Shepherd cross. Mikayla also loves riding her horses Roxy and Dakota. In the summer Mikayla enjoys activities such as 4-h, soccer, team penning, baseball tournaments and the odd rodeo. In the winter she volunteers at Can- Skate Saturday mornings and snowboards whenever she can.
LANA TURCIC-BRANDAU, Volunteer Student
Lana is an Animal Biology undergraduate student at the University of Guelph, currently working towards applying to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Ontario Veterinary College in a couple of years. Lana has always loved animals, having grown up in rural Nova Scotia surrounded by nature, and is especially passionate about wildlife rehabilitation. When she's not in Guelph Lana lives in Wasaga Beach with her mom, dog Luke and boyfriend. She is ecstatic to be volunteering with the amazing team at BMVS.
RACHEL-ALYSE NELSON, Summer Student
Rachel has completed her 3rd year of Pre-medical sciences at McMaster University and is aspiring to go to veterinary school. Rachel lives at home with her 2 golden labs Newman and Stanley, and her 2 kittens Holstein and Bagheera. In her spare time Rachel races dirt bikes competitively, loves hanging out with her family and enjoys helping others stay fit as a personal trainer and coach for the U4-U8 Timbits soccer team in Thornbury.
SLIPPER, Resident Clinic Cat
Handsome Slipper has been our Resident Clinic Cat since February 2010. He is a Domestic Longhair with an unusual taupe color and possible ADHD tendencies. His interests include sleeping on the magazines, greeting clients and intimidating their dogs, and freestyle typing on the reception computers. He has yet to set up his Face book account, but we are sure he will have lots of ‘friends’. Please do not give him your credit card, no matter how hard he begs.
COCO, Resident Clinic Parrot
Coco is an African Gray who lives with us. He loves to whistle, meow, sing and has developed a laugh that sounds very much like Debbie! He doesn't seem to mind Slipper, who pretends Coco is not there. Coco is an entertaining addition to the clinic and loves to make sure everyone knows he is a “pretty bird”!