Get to know our team
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REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
JACK OF ALL TRADES
Bill Doran is the Whitehills Animal Hospital’s “jack of all trades.” He joined the Whitehills team in 2011. Before that, he had many years of experience in the service industry. Billy enjoys exercise, being active, and following politics. He and his wife Jane have a Domestic Short Haired cat named Buster at home and keep busy with their grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
MJ works as a part-time Kennel Assistant here at Whitehills Animal Hospital. She started as a co-op student in the summer of 2022 and joined the team after her co-op was done. MJ attends St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, where she will be graduating in the spring of 2024. MJ adores spending time with her yellow Labrador, Quincy, who she will read, walk, and nap with.
Amanda Lynch is a Kennel Assistant here at Whitehills Animal Hospital. She started at Whitehills in the fall of 2019. She has a Boston Terrier Pug named Olivia, two cats, and a horse name Ollivander. Amanda is currently a grade twelve student at Saunders S.S. and hopes to pursue an undergrad in the sciences. When Amanda is not working or at school, she can often be found at the barn or with friends.
Lucas Veillon is a Kennel Assistant here at Whitehills Animal Hospital. He joined Whitehills in 2016 as a co-op student and returned to the clinic in the fall of 2021 to work full-time and gain veterinary experience. He graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in the spring of 2021. He will attend Vet School at St. George’s University on the Island of Grenada in 2022. Lucas has four cats (Gus, Felix, Milo, and Lincoln) at home and a husky named Lola. When he is not working or in school, Lucas spends his time coaching his sister’s soccer team, golfing, skiing, and watching hockey!
Brittany joined the Whitehills family in June 2019. She has worked with animals in several environments, including pet stores and dog grooming. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jeremiah and their animals (Frankie, the Husky mix, and Houdini, the cat). She loves reading, going to concerts, and in the warmer months, spending time on the waters of Georgian Bay with her family.
Jessica Reeves started with Whitehills Animal Hospital in 2006. She is the first person you will meet at Whitehills and will always greet you with her cheerful smile. Jessica and her family share their home with a rambunctious cat, Vino, and a German Shepherd, Raven.
2002 was a milestone year in Katie’s life; receiving a diploma in Veterinary Technology from Ridgetown College, passing the exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician, and landing the first job in a mixed animal hospital.
After 17 years of working in a rural practice, Katie’s gaze shifted toward the city of London. In March 2020, Katie joined the fantastic team at Whitehills Animal Hospital, where her passion for this profession continued to grow.
Katie’s leisure activities include reading, music, and helping her significant other with his hobby farm and horticulture business.
Kendra joined our Whitehills family in July 2018. She grew up on a pig farm in Watford, where she found her love for animals — she was always bringing critters home! Kendra attended St. Clair College in Windsor, graduated in June 2017, and earned her Registered Veterinary Technician certification. She moved to London in May 2018 and adopted a kitten named Stanley. Kendra enjoys going to the gym, hanging out with friends, and relaxing with Stanley. She has enjoyed meeting many of our wonderful patients so far.
Maria joined the Whitehills Animal Hospital team in November 2015. She attended college at Northern College in Haileybury, Ontario, and graduated from the veterinary technician program in 2010 and the wildlife rehabilitation program in 2011. When Maria and her husband are not outdoors camping, canoeing, or hiking, they spend time with their two cats, Theodore and Winston.
Alonna graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Ridgetown College in 2002 and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam the same year. After working at a mixed animal practice near Sarnia for four years, she was thrilled to join the team at Whitehills Animal Hospital in 2007. Alonna enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her husband, two children, and Standard Poodle “Carly.”
DR. NICOLE KUSHNER
Dr. Nicole Kushner graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994 and started at Whitehills Animal Hospital in November 2021. Previously, Dr. Kushner worked in a wide range of small animal practices in Ontario, Alberta, Singapore, and North Carolina.
Dr. Kushner enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and three children. She has a high-energy dog named Vika and a cool cat named Elliott. She loves sports, exercise, travel, and reading. Dr. Kushner is excited to meet all the wonderful pets and their owners at Whitehills Animal Hospital.
DR. TOM OSTER
Dr. Tom Oster is Whitehills Animal Hospital’s “Commander in Chief.” He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1989. After graduating, he spent one year in a mixed animal practice in Northern Ontario. After a few years of relief work around the province, Dr. Oster settled at the London Veterinary Emergency Clinic. After five years at the LVEC, Tom decided to go on the road again. He spent time doing locum and emergency work throughout Canada and Asia before returning to London and joining the Whitehills team in 2003. He became a practice owner in 2004. Dr. Oster has a real zest for knowledge and enjoys learning new and innovative things in the veterinary field. He found the love of his life on one of his trips to Asia. He was married in 2011, and he and his “witty and supportive” wife have a “pretty cool” young son and a “sweet, strong-willed” daughter. Dr. Oster spends much time with his family, and they especially enjoy going to the YMCA together. He is very close to his sisters, nieces, and nephews (both human and furry). Dr. Oster also loves cycling and travelling to locations with “bad roads and good people.” He is never one to say no to a good adventure.
DR. LYNN LAM
Dr. Lynn Lam graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Scotland in June 2012. Before joining the Whitehills Animal Hospital team in February 2017, she worked in a small animal clinic just south of London. Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Lam had known from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian and help animals. She received her Bachelor of Science in Bio-Medical Science from the University of Guelph before entering vet school. Dr. Lam has a wide diversity of experience, from working with mice in a laboratory setting, lambing sheep in Northern Ireland, and working on a dairy farm in Scotland, to working with rhinos in South Africa. Still, she has always known her passion was working with small animals. Dr. Lam enjoys attending veterinary conferences and expanding her knowledge through continuing education with a keen interest in feline medicine and preventive care.
She now lives in London with her husband, their two sons, five cats, and two dogs. In her spare time, she likes to read and watch movies. Dr. Lam is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, British Small Animal Veterinary Association, and American Association of Feline Practitioners.
DR. CHRISTINA PARKER
Dr. Christina Parker graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012. Born and raised in London, she has had a deep love for animals since she was little (she used to dress head-to-toe in 101 Dalmatian gear as a young child.) That love of animals never faded, leading Dr. Parker to complete her studies and veterinary degree in Guelph. She worked at two other veterinary practices in London prior to joining the Whitehills team in September 2022.
Dr. Parker has many areas of veterinary medicine that interest her. After adopting a lab-mix (Dash) with multiple behavioural needs, animal behaviour has become a keen interest of hers. She also enjoys dentistry, complex internal medicine cases, and treating skin conditions. Dr. Parker’s biggest joy is creating lasting connections with clients and their four-legged companions.
Dr. Parker resides in London with her husband, two children, and a small collection of pets. She enjoys gardening (with a passion for pollinator plants), reading, camping, and eating delicious food in her spare time.