Our Mission

At Peterborough Veterinary Services our mission is to provide comprehensive and high quality veterinary healthcare to all our patients. To listen to our clients, identify with their concerns and expand their knowledge, enabling them to provide for their animals a happy and healthy life. To maintain a team of healthcare providers who are continually advancing their skills in veterinary medicine and client service, who are approachable, dedicated and compassionate.

A look at our team…

Veterinarians

Amanda Dame D.V.M.

Amanda Dame D.V.M.

Owner/Small Animal Veterinarian

Amanda Dame graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1996. Since then, she has worked in Vermont and Kingston before settling in Peterborough. Amanda joined the Peterborough Veterinary Services team as a small animal veterinarian in 2003 and took over the practice in 2016 with her colleague Greg Aitken. When she is not helping pets, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats. She loves all things active and outdoors, especially running, cycling, canoeing and skiing.

Greg Aitken D.V.M.

Greg Aitken D.V.M.

Owner/Large Animal Veterinarian

Greg Aitken graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2012. Greg grew up on a beef farm in Wellington County, where as much of his free time as possible was spent with the farm’s cows, sheep, horses, dogs and cats. Jobs at neighbouring farms, involvement in 4-H, and working at the local vet clinic all helped shape him for his future career. There was a two year intermission spent studying history, philosophy, and literature in beautiful Northern Ontario, but the desire to spend a life working with animals and agriculture soon won out. He returned to study animal biology at the University of Guelph in 2008, graduating 4 years later. In 2012, Greg made the move with his wife and three children to Peterborough, where he joined the team at Peterborough Veterinary Services as a large and small animal veterinarian. Greg is now working as a large animal veterinarian and took over the practice in 2016, with his colleague Amanda Dame. In his spare time, he can be found on his small patch of land in Dummer Township, trying to keep an old farmhouse from tumbling down, and happily raising vegetables, chickens, and a growing family.

Lauren Wilson, D.V.M.

Lauren Wilson, D.V.M.

Owner/Large Animal Veterinarian

Lauren Wilson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2015 with a specialty in farm animal medicine. Later that same year, she joined the Peterborough Veterinary Services team as a large animal veterinarian. In late 2020, Lauren became one of four practice owners with her colleagues Amanda Dame, Greg Aitken & Brittney Shaw. Prior to attending vet school, Lauren completed her undergrad at McMaster University in Chemical Biology, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science. Lauren grew up on a beef and swine farm and enjoys working with the large/farm animals. When not working, Lauren likes to spend her time hiking with her dog “Oliver”, camping, skating and gardening.

Brittney Shaw, D.V.M.

Brittney Shaw, D.V.M.

Owner/Small Animal Veterinarian

Brittney Shaw graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2016, after completing her undergraduate degree in Animal Biology. In 2017 Brittney joined the Peterborough Veterinary Service team and in late 2020 became one of four practice owners with her colleagues Amanda Dame, Greg Aitken & Lauren Wilson. Brittney was born and raised in Peterborough and lives here with her husband, Kevin and their Australian Shepherd, Gus. When not working, Brittney loves spending all of her extra time outdoors, hiking with her dog, cottaging, camping, and snowboarding.

Caroline de Haan, D.V.M.

Caroline de Haan, D.V.M.

Small Animal Veterinarian

Caroline de Haan graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1996. After graduation, she worked in the Kingston area for a year and a half before moving to Millbrook with her husband Derrek in 1998. Since then, Caroline has practiced veterinary medicine in and around the Kawarthas’, and joined the Peterborough Veterinary Services team in 2014. When not working as a veterinarian, Caroline is a proud mother to a very busy daughter, and as a family, they enjoy travelling, skiing, and other outdoor adventures. The extended family currently includes 3 very pampered kitty cats.

Alaina Macdonald, D.V.M.

Alaina Macdonald, D.V.M.

Large Animal Veterinarian

Alaina Macdonald graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019 and worked in a mixed animal practice before joining our team in January 2021 to help cover a maternity leave. Originally from the Clifford area, Alaina is thrilled to be joining the team at Peterborough Veterinary Services. She shares a home with her Northern dog Timber and has been adopted by a cat named Arthur. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, writing, and spontaneous road trips. Alaina has a passion for international veterinary medicine, and can occasionally be caught daydreaming about her next trip to Africa.

Morgan Shaw, D.V.M.

Morgan Shaw, D.V.M.

Small Animal Veterinarian

Morgan Shaw graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2020, after completing an undergraduate degree in animal biology. Born and raised in Peterborough, she moved back to the Peterborough area countryside to live with her partner Logan and their beagle Dory. Morgan joined our team in December 2021.  When not working, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Technicians

Lori McRae

Lori McRae

Veterinary Technician

Lori McRae graduated from Seneca College in the Veterinary Technician program in 1990 and has been working as a veterinary technician at Peterborough Veterinary Services since 1991. Lori has trained with Dr. Ian Dunbar (a world renowned animal behaviourist and dog trainer) and had taught puppy socialization classes for many years at our clinic, she now offers private consultations for new puppy owners. When not working, Lori enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, doing yoga, and spending time with her family and golden retriever “Fergus”.

Amanda Redditt

Amanda Redditt

Veterinary Technician

Amanda Redditt graduated from Seneca College in the Veterinary Technician program in 2010. That same year, she became a Registered Veterinary Technician after completing the Veterinary Technician National Exam. After graduating, Amanda spent a year working at a busy 24 hour clinic advancing her veterinary technician skills and patient care. Amanda joined Peterborough Veterinary Services in 2011, and loves working as a RVT and has a special interest in wildlife. When not working at the clinic, Amanda enjoys spending her time travelling, hiking, spending the day out on the lake with her husband Scott and dog “Reese”, and relaxing at home with her cat “Autumn” and rabbit “Cadbury.”

Mallory Gribbons

Mallory Gribbons

Veterinary Technician

Mallory Gribbons graduated from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus in the Veterinary Technology Program in 2019. Later that year she joined Peterborough Veterinary Services. Born and raised on a beef farm just outside of Norwood, she has a strong passion for large animal medicine. When not working, Mallory is often at her family farm tending to her sheep and donkey “Peaches”, but also enjoys spending time with friends and family, going for hikes with her husband and their dogs “Honey” and “Sadie”, atving and anything outdoors.

Stefanie Murray

Stefanie Murray

Veterinary Technician

Stefanie Murray graduated from Northern College in the Veterinary Technician program in 2014 and the Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation in 2015. Stefanie became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2014 after completing the Veterinary Technician National Exam. Stefanie joined Peterborough Veterinary Services as a locum Registered Veterinary Technician in 2016 covering shifts as needed. She is very excited to be working at the clinic full-time for the next year. Stefanie loves working with as a Registered Veterinary Technician and has a special interest in Physical Rehabilitation for animals. When Stefanie isn’t working at the clinic, she is spending time with her fiancé, her 2-year-old daughter, her dog “Trigger” and 3 cats “Quido”, “Landon” and “KC. She also runs her small business making all-natural products for animals and offering mobile laser therapy treatments.

Veterinary Assistant

Karley Morley

Karley Morley

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Karley Morley graduated from St. Lawrence College in the Veterinary Assistant program at in 2018. She then worked in the Animal Care Services department at Queens University for a year before moving back to her hometown, Peterborough. Karley joined Peterborough Veterinary Services in 2020, and loves working and caring for the animals. In her spare time, Karley loves to snuggle up with her chihuahua mix “Lillye”, her two cats “Claude” and “Clement” and her partner Levi to watch Netflix. She also enjoys crafting, candle making, tea making and painting.

Receptionists

Carrie Brown

Carrie Brown

Receptionist

Carrie Brown joined the Peterborough Veterinary Services team in 2003. Her cheery voice and warm smile will greet you as you call or arrive at the clinic. Carrie is also our Health & Safety Coordinator at Peterborough Veterinary Services. When not working Carrie enjoys travelling and spending time with family and fur-babies.

Jennifer Fraser

Jennifer Fraser

Receptionist

Jennifer Fraser has been a member of the Peterborough Veterinary Services team since 2011. She has a strong customer service background and enjoys working with clients of the 2 and 4 legged variety. Jennifer and her daughter help to run their family farm where they breed, raise and show sport ponies. They also have a variety of other animals including chickens, a few sheep and some spoiled dogs and cats.

Cathy Green

Cathy Green

Receptionist

Cathy Green joined Peterborough Veterinary Services in 2020. After many years in customer service and the hospitality industry, she decided to make a change and is really enjoying getting to know all the clients and their pets. Outside of work Cathy enjoys travelling, cooking and reading.

Management

Sue Connelly

Sue Connelly

Office Manager

Sue Connelly graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in 1987 and has been with Peterborough Veterinary Services as our office manager since that time. Outside of work Sue enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. In her spare time Sue enjoys watching her son play hockey and baseball, watching dance events with her daughter and visiting with her grandkittens “Señor & Chiquita.”

LouAnn Brinson

LouAnn Brinson

Inventory Manager/Veterinary Technologist

Lou Ann Brinson was born and raised in the Peterborough area. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in the Veterinary Technologist program in 1988, and joined the Peterborough Veterinary Services team later that same year. Lou Ann became the clinic’s inventory manager in 1992 while still working as a technologist part-time. When not at work, Lou Ann loves spending time with her husband Dan, their daughters Brianna and Dana, “cat kids” Sam and Zoey and “grandpuppy” Nellie. She also enjoys baking, reading and getting together with friends and family.