Team

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.

Veterinarian/Owners

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…

Veterinarian

Dr. Destiny Locking

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Destiny Locking has been member of the Port Colborne Animal Hospital team since January…

Veterinarian (Retired)

Dr. Brian D. Wicks (Retired)

Veterinarian, DVM

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

Client Care

Alyssa Kramer

Client Care Team

Originally from Port Colborne, Alyssa has spent the last five years studying Kinesiology and Business…

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. He obtained his Veterinary Assistant Degree from Northern College…

Pauline Barnes

Client Care Team

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

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Anne-Marie Lemelin

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Anne-Marie was born and raised in the Niagara Region. Her veterinary career began in high…

Lisa Proveau

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Lisa grew up in the town of Ridgeville, out in the countryside. She’s always had…

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…

Veterinary Assistant

Alison Taylor

Veterinary Assistant

Alison has lived in the Port Colborne area for most of her life. Even from…