Dr. Brian Laing, BSc, DVM


For the past 30 years, Dr Brian Laing has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in the Stouffville/Markham area.

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.

When not working, he enjoys a busy outdoor lifestyle with his wife Christine.  Dr. Laing is the proud owner of ” Orion”  a golden retriever, “Khan” a Himalayan cat  and ” Winston” the African Grey Parrot.