Our Staff

At Kingsdale Animal Hospital we have over 10 full and part-time employees who are here to help care for your pet.

Dr. Ashley Boultbee

Dr Ashley Boultbee graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1997.  She worked at various practices in Toronto and Woodbridge before becoming the owner of Kingsdale Animal Hospital in 2010.

Dr. Boultbee has lived in King Township her entire life. She grew up in Kettleby and currently lives in Schomberg. Dr. Boultbee feels privileged to have the opportunity to practice in this wonderful community.

Dr. Boultbee lives in Schomberg with her husband Peter and their three children Jacob, Kate and Charlotte. Their family has two cats, Ziggy and George and recently adopted a rescue puppy named Pippa. George is the official Kingsdale Animal Hospital mascot.

Dr. Boultbee enjoys hiking, biking, canoeing, and camping and has recently started horseback riding again after a ten year hiatus. She also enjoys travelling, especially to remote or developing countries. 

In 2008, Dr Boultbee was the veterinarian as part of a team that travelled to Pond Inlet, Nunavut to provide volunteer veterinary services to this remote community. Dr. Boultbee has also participated in two medical mission trips to Nicaragua to provide human medical care to remote communities in that country.

In 2012 Dr. Boultbee joined a six-member team in Mulege, Mexico operating a sterilization and vaccination clinic under the auspices of the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT). Read the full story here. She is currently looking for another opportunity to volunteer her veterinary services to a community in need.

Pictured with Ziggy.

Dr. Boultbee at work with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team in  Pond Inlet, Nunavut Canada

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team is made up of veterinary professionals dedicated to the care of animals worldwide. Their mandate is to have an impact on the safety, health and population control of domestic animals worldwide by providing education, ensuring domestic animals are included in disaster response plans, providing spay and neuter clinics for domestic animals in rural / underserved areas, and assisting in relief efforts after natural disasters.

Dr. Sarah Kramer
Dr. Sarah Kramer grew up in Thornhill and her strong interest in animal health lead her to become a veterinarian.

She studied at the University of Guelph, where she completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoology and then her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Upon graduation she was awarded the Charles Duncan McGilvray Prize for making significant contributions to the Ontario Veterinary College through scholarship and leadership.

Sarah enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but her special interests include surgery, internal medicine, and ophthalmology.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, training for triathlons, cooking and spending time with her husband, their dog, Cutie, and their rabbit, Nibbles.
Dr. John Sowerby
Dr. John Sowerby graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1968. After working for 6 years in Toronto, he bought Kingsdale Animal Hospital. He and his wife Dr. Jackie Jenkins built a house and established a farm near Schomberg where they raised their two sons, Leigh and Robert. They recently became proud grandparents to Jackson, born in October 2015.

Following in their parent’s footsteps, the two boys entered the medical profession but chose the human fields of otolaryngology and urology. While operating Kingsdale Animal Hospital, Dr Sowerby was for 25 years a consultant veterinarian for the City of York Animal Shelter and Toronto Animal Services. During that time he established the first minimum fee municipal spay and neuter clinic in Canada.

Dr. Sowerby has a keen interest in unusual pets and helped his wife establish the Wildcare Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at the Kortright Centre. Though he sold Kingsdale to Dr. Boultbee in August 2010, he continues to be part of Kingsdale and still performs surgery 2-3 times per month. This schedule allows him to spend more time to garden, bird watch and go walking with Jackie.

John pictured with Meg, teaching her to smile.
Stephanie Brown - Registered Vet Technician
Stephanie started out as a client at Kingsdale Animal Hospital and then ended up working here! She has been with Kingsdale Animal Hospital for over 20 years.

Stephanie has a B.Sc from the University of Guelph. She received her ACT (Animal Care Technologist) and RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) qualifications from her training at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. She is a member of the Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine and regularly attends their continuing education lectures.

Stephanie has had a number of pets over the years. Right now, she is the proud owner of Hildebrandt (aka Hildee), a blue tick Coonhound, Gwynevere a rambunctious lab, and a cat named Mayhem.

Stephanie enjoys walking and often participates in fundraising walks and she also enjoys relaxing at the cottage.

Pictured with Hildee and Gwynevere.
Kelly DePiero - Receptionist
Kelly has recently joined the team at Kingsdale Animal Hospital. She and her family live in King City and they have been clients for the past eight years.

Most often, you will find Kelly at a baton competition for her daughter Mikayla or in an arena watching her son Kieran play hockey.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking with trails with her dogs Aussie and Jett and attending her kickboxing classes.

Pictured with Aussie and Jett
Madison Whyte – Veterinary Assistant
Madison recently graduated Sheridan College as a certified Animal Caretaker and joined Kingsdale Animal Hospital in May 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant.

Madison spends much of her day helping the doctors in the exam rooms with their patients, but also has a special interest in assisting in surgery and dentistry.

Her goals for the future include becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.

She is the proud owner of Max, a Pomeranian and Abby, a Labrador Retriever cross. In her spare time you will find her spending time with friends and family or out on long walks with her dogs.

Pictured with Max.
Alex Marshall - Veterinary Assistant
Alex joined the Kingsdale team in September 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. He has assisted in multiple surgeries and enjoys being a part of patient consultations.

Alex graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. He is currently applying to the Ontario Veterinary College and aspires to become a licensed veterinarian.

In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, playing baseball and playing men’s league hockey with his friends.

Pictured with Heidi.
Lisa Couto - Veterinary Assistant
Lisa started working at Kingsdale Animal Hospital in 2012 with an Ontario College Certificate in Animal Care. Under the guidance of Dr. Boultbee, Dr. Sowerby, and Stephanie, Lisa was able to grow as a veterinary assistant and loves being a part of the Kingsdale team.

She loves the one-on-one interaction with each and every pet, and really enjoys chatting with the clients. After 3 years, Lisa decided to further her education so that she could help out more at Kingsdale.

She is currently enrolled in her second year of the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College, but continues to work part time at Kingsdale Animal Hospital.

When she’s not studying, or working at Kingsdale, Lisa enjoys going for hikes, watching horror movies, or reading a good book with her bearded dragon, Amadeus.

Here she is pictured with the happy-go-lucky, Lola.
Sara Wright - Receptionist
Sara has been working at Kingsdale Animal Hospital for over 10 years.

She recently returned part time after an extended maternity leave with her second son. Sara graduated with honours in the Office Administration program at Georgian College a few years ago.

Sara loves working around animals and has two dogs of her own, Ray a blind Cane Corso and Brandi, a very happy Golden Retriever. Sara keeps busy taking care of her sons Aiden and Lukas.

When she is not working or taking care of her family Sara likes to sit back with a good book and relax.
Melanie Worsdale - Veterinary Assistant
Melanie has been a part of the Kingsdale Animal Hospital team since 1992.

She works as an animal assistant primarily on the weekends, as she has a full time job elsewhere.

Her full time job involves number crunching, so she really enjoys her weekends at Kingsdale where she can enjoy the company of our four legged friends.

In her spare time Melanie enjoys being involved in Vintage Racing with her dad.

She is the owner of her lovely Norwegian Forest Cat, Indy. She is also part time owner to clinic cat George and is always threatening to take him home with her.

Pictured with Indy.
Lisa McNeil - Groomer
Lisa graduated from the B-Pro Grooming Academy and has been grooming for six years. Lisa shares her home with her husband, Chris, their three teenage sons, and two dogs, Roxie and Lylah. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, and gardening. Call or email us today to book your dog in with her.
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