Integrity, compassion, excellence, professionalism and forming long lasting relationships are ALL important values to ALL of our team members and our approach to veterinary care.

Get to know all of the doctors and staff at the Port Colborne Animal Hospital.


Dr. Heather D. Fretz

Veterinarian/Owner, DVM

Dr. Fretz was born in Port Colborne where she lived for her first five years.…

Dr. Sharon Saxon-Buri

Veterinarian/Owner, DVM

Dr. Sharon Saxon-Buri is a Port Colborne native and a graduate of Lakeshore Catholic High…


Dr. Destiny Locking

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Destiny Locking is the newest member of the Port Colborne Animal Hospital team. She…

Veterinary Technician

Anne-Marie Lemelin

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Anne-Marie graduated with honours from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in 2004.  In…

Kelly Campell

Veterinary Technician (VT)

Kelly has had many years of experience in the veterinary field, in general practice and…

Sara Lee

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Sara is a long time resident of Port Colborne and joined our practice in 2012. …

Talia Chambers

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Talia has lived in St. Catharines for most of her life, knowing she wanted to…

Client Care

Pauline Barnes

Client Care Team

Pauline hails from Wainfleet and has over 10 years experience working in small animal veterinary…

Debbie Costabile

Client Care Team

Debbie is a Port Colborne native and is always happy to meet you and your…

John Smits

Client Care Team

John is native to Port Colborne and has moved back home just over a year…

Veterinarian (Retired)

Dr. Brian D. Wicks (Retired)

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr Wicks graduated in 1969 from the Ontario Veterinary College. After working at Dain City…