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Dr. Brian Laing
In 1980, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph and his DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1984.
Upon graduating he received the K.W. Kennel Club Award for small animal medicine and surgery and the P.V.U. Award for small animal medicine, surgery and fluid therapy. Dr Laing did a two week rotation at the Animal Medical Centre, the world’s largest hospital for small animals and a leading center for veterinary medicine and clinical advances.
In 2015, he received the prestigious Ontario Veterinary Medical Association’s ‘Award of Merit’. Click here to watch the OVMA award presentation video or here to read the article in the Stouffville Tribune. To read the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association blog about why he was selected for the award, click here
After working for a year in a mixed practice in Paris Ontario, he bought a Stouffville veterinary clinic in 1985 with Dr. Peter Weidelich. They changed the name to Town & Country Animal Hospital.
He has a special interest in surgery, particularly orthopedic surgery, and as such performs 95% of all surgeries done at Town & Country Animal Hospital.
Furthermore, he is the creator of ‘Best Doggone Diet’, a nutritional App that he developed to help owners help their dog’s at home to either maintain or lose weight safely.
Dr. Laing has been invited to discuss veterinary issues on TV shows such as ‘Your Pet, Your Vet’, and the CBC evening news and is the resident veterinarian of ‘Daytime’, a daily morning program.
Dr. Laing is actively involved in his community. He was past president of the MLEAC, sat on the LSCA Lake Management Stewardship Plan and currently sits on the Science Committe of the MLRA. He also helps out annually with Ballantrae Lions’ fundraiser.
Dr. Brendon Laing
Brendon has a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University (2009) and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Guelph (2013). He is also a recipient of the prestigious Small Animal Surgery Award from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. After graduation, he joined his father in practice at Town & Country Animal Hospital, making them a rare father-son team.
When Dr. Laing isn’t serving the pet community, he spends his time with his wife, Cassandra, and his dogs Olive & Watson. He has always had a passion for travelling, and has been involved in previous years with Global Vets – an organization devoted to the care of animals around the world.
In the summer of 2011, Brendon’s passion for animal brought him to Thailand where he did 6 weeks of volunteering at an animal shelter, a marine conservation and an elephant sanctuary.
Dr. Melissa Pinto
When Dr. Melissa is not at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Joey, and her two cats, Mariah Hairy and Beatrix. She also loves taking on new challenges. Most recently, she began dancing hula and loves learning more about Hawaiian culture through its most celebrated art form.
Dr. Jessica Leader
Graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013, Dr. Leader has developed interests in preventative medicine, endocrinology, and cardiology. She has a particular love for senior cats and dogs and loves keeping them healthy well into their golden years.
At home, Jessica’s love for animals is evident in her two cats, Harry and Ron. Starting out as foster rescues, they were quick to become “foster fails” and claim their forever home. When she’s not working as a veterinarian, you may find her enjoying a good book and cup of tea, or relaxing with her lifelong hobby of piano.
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Registered Veterinary Technician
She took a chance and dropped off a resume after she moved to Stouffville. Once we saw her credentials and met her in person, it was an easy decision to hire her. Not only is she knowledgeable and efficient, she believes in giving back. Every fall, she runs and does fundraising for the Terry Fox event.
Carrie shares her home with Byron, her golden retriever mix, Gibson her cat and her partner Chad. When she is not at the clinic, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors camping and mountain biking.
When she is not greeting everyone at the reception desk or assisting our veterinarians, you can find her with her family. She is the wife to her hubby Brandon, mother to her two kids, Zach and Kassandra. She is a proud pet parent to her her bouncing gazelle Rottweiler “Kaeden, her energizer bunny American Bulldog “Tundra, her Chihuahua cross “Lily”, her two cats Oscar and Esme and her many many frogs.