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 has been member of the Port Colborne Animal Hospital team since January…

Dr. Brian D. Wicks (Retired)

Veterinarian, DVM

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

Client Care

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…

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Daina Szczepanowski

Registered Veterinary Techinician

Daina lives and grew up in Welland, and knew she wanted to work with animals…

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…