About

Our Team

Our team is proud to partner with your family veterinarian in providing a medically current, advanced, high standard of care in a compassionate manner. Our focus is on a team approach to patient care that emphasizes the importance of communication between our patient’s families, their family veterinarian, and our staff team to provide seamless continuity of care

Emergency

Dr. Sabrina Iliopoulos

Dr. Sabrina Iliopoulos

Dr. Iliopoulos graduated from the University of Guelph with her veterinary degree in 2015 and began her career working in a mixed animal practice in southwestern Ontario. She joined the London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in 2017. When not in the clinic, Sabrina likes to spend her time outdoors enjoying all that the seasons have to offer from snowboarding to canoeing. She shares her home with her many animals - Tiny, Jeff, Mylo, Gus, Allistar and fiance, who practices veterinary medicine in London as well.

Dr. Johanna Johnston

Dr. Johanna Johnston

Dr. Johnston joined the Emergency Department team at the London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013.  Through her university years, she worked and volunteered at several veterinary practices in Canada, and abroad, and found that emergency medicine is what interested her most. 

Outside of work, Dr. Johnston can usually be found on her hobby farm with her boyfriend and their sheepdog named Mortimer, two cats named Gobbles and Hedwig and pet chickens Paget, Somerset, Gimpy and Henrietta.

Dr. Shayna Kaschak

Dr. Shayna Kaschak

Dr. Kaschak graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science, Honours degree. She then went on to graduate from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. Dr. Kaschak has always had a passion for emergency medicine, so after obtaining her DVM degree, she completed a one year small animal emergency and critical care internship at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center. She then joined our hospital’s Emergency Department team as an Emergency Veterinarian.

Dr. Jacob Keitel

Dr. Jacob Keitel

Dr. Keitel was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and from a young age had a a sense of appreciation for all animals. He has a wide range of experience with animals big and small from horses and cows to reptiles and birds. Dr. Keitel completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and continued on to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College.

Over the course of his university career, Dr. Keitel spent time volunteering and working with a number of veterinary practices, community outreach programs, international veterinary initiatives and spay/neuter campaigns as well as the intensive care unit of the Ontario Veterinary College, which would be the foundation for his interest in emergency medicine.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Keitel enjoys travelling and likes just about anything sports-related and outdoors. He also has two dogs and a cat of his own.

Dr. Jennifer Lillywhite

Dr. Jennifer Lillywhite

After graduating from Western University in 2002 with an Honours Bachelor degree in chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Lillywhite continued her studies at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and graduated with honours in 2006.  Following graduation, Dr. Lillywhite gained experience in general practice before joining the Emergency Department team at London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in 2007.

Dr. Jennifer Whitehead

Dr. Jennifer Whitehead

Dr. Whitehead graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2000 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology. She then attended the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, where, in 2004, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduating, Dr. Whitehead has gained several years of experience in small animal medicine/surgery, feline specialty practice and emergency and critical care. She is very happy to be a member of the team at the London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital.

 

Internal Medicine

Dr. Katharine Woods

Dr. Katharine Woods

Dr. Katharine Woods graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) in 2008 and practiced companion animal general medicine in Ottawa for two years before returning to the Ontario Veterinary College to complete a residency in small animal internal medicine.  Dr. Woods became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) in 2013.  She has since worked as a Term Assistant Professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (University of Saskatchewan) and as a small animal internist in Montreal.  Dr. Woods has an interest in immune-mediated and respiratory diseases.  In her free time, Dr. Woods enjoys hiking, soccer, and hockey.

Neurology

Dr. Isabelle Ducharme

Dr. Isabelle Ducharme

Dr. Ducharme graduated from the University of Montreal in 1990 and then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. After her internship, she worked at the University of Montreal as a clinician in internal medicine where she developed her interest in veterinary neurology. She pursued a residency in neurology at the University of Guelph and attained her ACVIM, Neurology. Dr. Ducharme divides her time working for a Specialty/Referral Hospital in Michigan and with us here at London Regional Vet. Dr. Ducharme has a keen interest in seizures, diagnostic imaging, electrodiagnostics and neuromuscular disease. Dr. Ducharme shares her London home with her husband and two daughters. Her extended pet family includes her dogs Sylva and Abby.

Surgery

Dr. Gary Bouck

Dr. Gary Bouck

Dr. Bouck graduated from the University of Guelph in 1991. In 1992, he completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Darien Animal Hospital in Connecticut. He then returned to Guelph for a Residency in Small Animal Surgery which he completed along with his graduate degree (Doctor of Veterinary Science) in 1995. During his graduate studies, Dr. Bouck pursued research in canine elbow conditions. In 1996, he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and established the veterinary surgery referral practice in London. His focus since then has been on earning the confidence of referral veterinarians through good communications and excellent patient care. Dr. Bouck has special interest in orthopedic surgery including fracture repair and joint procedures, but enjoys the challenges in all aspects of canine and feline surgery. Personally, Dr. Bouck leads a busy family life with his wife and two daughters. He is an accomplished sea kayaker and also enjoys cycling, snowboarding and photography. His extended pet family includes his dogs Max and Karma.

Dr. Adam Ogilvie

Dr. Adam Ogilvie

Dr. Adam Ogilvie grew up in Prince Edward Island. He graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006, and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2010. Following graduation, Dr. Ogilvie completed a Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency at the Ontario Veterinary College, and was subsequently accepted to a 3-year small animal surgery residency at the OVC. Dr. Ogilvie completed his surgical residency in 2014, along with his Doctorate in Veterinary Science. Dr. Ogilvie attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2015.

Dr. Ogilvie has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair), traumatology, and orthopedic surgery. He currently lives in London with his wife.

Diane Storey, BA, CPA, CMA

Diane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo in 1999. Two years later, she obtained her designation as a Certified Management Accountant. After working in the manufacturing industry and human healthcare for many years, she managed a small animal Veterinary Hospital in St. Thomas, ON for 7 years before joining the team at the London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital as the Hospital Business Administrator.

As Hospital Administrator and Practice Manager she is confident your pet will receive excellent medical and preventive health care. She is proud of our hospital and of being a part of an educated team that is dedicated to the care of our patients.

In her spare time, Diane enjoys gardening, reading and cuddling up on the couch with one, or more, of her pets.

Cathy Cavanagh RVT, VTS (ECC)

Cathy graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Centralia College of Agricultural Technology in 1992, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician the same year. She has worked in several general practices and research facilities in the area, including the London Veterinary Emergency Clinic. In 2000, Cathy started more specialized training while working in the Intensive Care Unit at the Ontario Veterinary College. She successfully completed the requirements for her Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care (VTS, ECC) in 2006. Cathy returned to London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in 2013 and is the Associate Manager of the Emergency Department and Technical Services. She is proud to be part of the amazing team that allows us to provide a medically advanced high standard of care for patients, in an emergency and referral environment.  Cathy enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking with her 2 mutts, Meka and Jazz.

 

Judy Pincombe

Judy grew up in London and attended both Fanshawe College and U.W.O., after which she attended the Australian National University. She worked for 15 years in Social Work with a passion to someday work with animals and their families. She joined our team with 8 years’ experience in the Veterinary industry. As an Associate Manager at London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital, Judy oversees the operations for Referral and Client Services. She shares her home with Oliver, an extremely sweet Shih Tzu, and 2 cats who were adopted a few years ago.

Judith Emery, BA, MLS, RVT, CCRP

Judith completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Library Science at the University of Toronto and worked for the Provincial Government for a few years before realizing that Veterinary Medicine was her true calling. She returned to school and graduated from Ridgetown College, University of Guelph in 2002 and obtained her RVT designation soon after. In 2012, after working in both private and emergency practices in Ontario and Nova Scotia, she joined the staff of the Emergency Department at the London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital. After qualifying as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2013, she joined the Surgery and Rehabilitation Department. Judith is now a Rehabilitation Therapist at London Regional where she strives to give post-surgical, injured, geriatric and palliative patients the best care possible. When not at work, you can find her gardening, playing the Celtic harp, hiking, cycling, knitting or just hanging out with her four-footed companions.

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The Hospital is dedicated to providing a medically current, advanced, high standard of care in a compassionate manner. We practice a team approach to patient care, emphasizing the importance of communications between our patients’ families, their referring veterinary teams, and our staff in a supportive, respectful, and honest professional relationship to provide seamless continuity of care.

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The greatness of a nation can be judged by the
way its animals are treated

Mahatma Gandhi