Dr. Amy Jackson
Dr. Amy Jackson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in both general and emergency practice. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, particularly the challenges associated with emergency medicine and internal medicine cases. Dr. Jackson and her husband, Jason, have 3 daughters that keep them quite busy. Her family also includes 2 cats and Stevie, a Border Collie x, a rescue from northern Ontario. If she has any free time she enjoys reading, hiking, gardening and yoga.
Dr. Peter Sponagle
Dr. Peter Sponagle grew up in Ivy, just outside of Barrie, on a beef farm. As a youngster he raised and showed beef cattle and rabbits. As a teenager, he worked on horse and beef farms around Ivy. Dr. Sponagle's interest in veterinary medicine came from seeing how the farm vet could work with a variety of species. After graduating from Barrie North Collegiate Dr. Sponagle attended the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 1995. Dr. Sponagle was on staff at emergency clinics in Kitchener and Illinois, before returning to Barrie in 2002 to raise his family. He has provided relief work for area veterinarians since 2003 and has been at Mapleview Animal Clinic since 2011. Dr. Sponagle has a particular interest in endocrinology and emergency medicine. Dr. Sponagle and his wife, Sara, have 3 daughter and 2 dogs - Nelson (an American Staffordshire Terrier), Nezumi (a Caribbean rescue - possibly Dachshund x Chihuahua aka a "chiweenie"), and 2 cats - Agamemnon (Aggie for short) and Pippin. In his spare time, Dr. Sponagle enjoys cooking, running, cross country skiing, playing hockey and baseball and repointing the stone walls of his 150 year old farmhouse.
Dr. Sara Ayres
Dr. Sara Ayres knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She grew up with dogs, rode horses during her teens and spent a summer working on a dairy farm. She spent countless hours reading and re-reading the stories of James Herriot - it was through his eyes that she was introduced to the art and science of veterinary medicine. Dr. Ayres graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992 and worked in a small animal clinic in Oakville until 1994. She then returned to the Ontario Veterinary College and completed a one-year internship and a three-year residency in small animal surgery and was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. She completed a one-year fellowship in surgical oncology (the surgical treatment of cancer) at the University of Illinois in 2001. Dr. Ayres was the primary author of the chapter Tumors of the Head and Neck in the recently published textbook Veterinary Surgical Oncology. Dr. Ayres was a staff surgeon at the Ontario Veterinary College from 1998-2000 and 2001-2002 prior to moving to the Barrie area, where she has provided referral surgery services since 2003. Dr. Ayres and her husband, Peter, have 3 daughters (a theme at Mapleview Animal Clinic) and 2 dogs - Nelson (an American Staffordshire Terrier), Nezumi (a Caribbean rescue - possibly Dachshund x Chihuahua aka a "chiweenie"), and 2 cats - Agamemnon (Aggie for short) and Pippin. Dr. Ayres also enjoys pilates, hiking, kayaking and photography and strives to improve the gardens of her 150 year old farmhouse.
Kaylyn grew up in Scarborough and has finally settled in Midhurst with her partner Jeff, her 2 wonderful children and their Standard Poodle Sandy. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over 25 years and is thrilled to have joined the team at Mapleview Animal Clinic in January 2023. Kaylyn was a practice manager of a veterinary hospital in Toronto for many years and more recently owned a pet services business in Newmarket before selling it after relocating to Barrie. Her love of animals drew to her to the industry after graduating with a Business Management Degree and is grateful to have been able to integrate the two throughout her career. She also enjoys snuggles and walks with her dog, golf, curling, reading and weekends at the lake.
Kim knew at a young age that she wanted to be a voice for animals. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 1995 then went on to spend many years working in two small animal clinics in Newmarket, in a variety of roles - animal nursing, hospital management and client service. Kim’s passion for pet nutrition led her out of the clinic environment and into a three year position at Rayne Clinical Nutrition, offering a veterinary diet to those pets with severe allergies and complicated medical conditions. But she very much missed working directly with dogs and cats and their people. Kim was thrilled to join the amazing team at Mapleview in June of 2020, doing what she loves best, working in client care as an advocate for pets and pet parents. Outside of work, Kim shares her home with 2 teenage daughters (it really is a theme at MAC!) and 4 rescue pets, 2 dogs and 2 cats. Kim loves spending time with the whole gang at her family cottage, and enjoys swimming, hiking and reading.
Alison was ecstatic to join the Mapleview family in April of 2023. Alison made the move from Brampton to Simcoe County in December of 2021 and is loving it here. After moving she welcomed two mastiff crosses and two cats to her family. Alison decided to step away from her career as a funeral director after 20 years and return to a career working with animals and the people who love and care for them. In her spare time Alison enjoys spending time out on the boat with her husband and daughter, fishing, reading and dabbling with makeup.
Brit grew up in beautiful Muskoka where she learned to work with animals big and small. She gained experience working at various horse farms, and volunteering at a grooming facility and veterinary clinic. Her love of horses and working with pets inspired her to start a career in the veterinary field. In 2013 Brit graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Ridgetown College. Shortly after finishing school she gained her Registered Veterinary Technician status and began working at a veterinary clinic in Bracebridge. In 2015, Brit and her husband Sean moved to Innisfil. She then joined the team at Mapleview Animal Clinic. Brit enjoys spending her spare time riding her horse Kiwi and playing with her puppy Nala and cat Cheeto.
Rachel joined Mapleview Animal Clinic in 2018. Rachel grew up with dog and cats and knew from an early age that she wanted a career working with animals. She obtained her Veterinary Technology degree from Georgian College and completed both her Co-Op terms at Mapleview Animal Clinic. Rachel gained a great deal of knowledge and experience during her practicums. Shortly after graduation, she completed her certification exams and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2018. Rachel is keen to continue her education in order to provide the best care possible to the patients of Mapleview Animal Clinic.
Rachel and her partner, Joe, have recently moved to Ramara Township and are “parents” to Lucy and Peanut, both rescue cats, and Duke, a rambunctious Giant Schnauzer.
Ingram started working with animals 15 years ago at a working farm/boarding high school. Since then he has worked at several Veterinary Hospitals as a technician. Ingram was thrilled to join the Mapleview family in 2022. He has always loved helping animals and couldn’t imagine a career doing anything else. Ingram, his wife, and son moved to Barrie from Massachusetts with their 2 dogs Layla and Fiona. Ingram is experienced in anesthetic procedures as well as preventative care. In his spare time Ingram enjoys computer gaming, snowboarding, skateboarding, and hiking.
Jessica grew up surrounded by animals, in the beautiful countryside of Springwater Township, where she took an active role in ensuring their health and wellness. She ended up landing a management opportunity and worked in leadership for over 10 years, even though she dreamed of working with animals in veterinary medicine one day. Jessica finally took a leap of faith to follow her dream and pursue a career where she would be able to make a positive impact in the lives of animals and their owners. Jessica returned to College, graduated with honours from the Veterinary Technician Program at Georgian College and soon after, she completed the VTNE exam to achieve her Registered Veterinary Technician status. Along with her commitment to the client experience, Jessica enjoys many areas of veterinary medicine including preventative care, dentistry, rehabilitation, senior and geriatric care. Jessica joined the team at Mapleview Animal Clinic in 2023 and has interest in gaining her dental specialty in the future. In her spare time loves traveling, movies, getting the change to have a cup of tea or coffee while watching a sunrise or sunset, swimming and just being by the water which can bring a sense of peace and happiness. Jessica also adores spending time with her sweet, sassy and energetic Australian Shepherd and lovely elderly rescue cat.
Allison grew up just outside of Orillia in the Country before relocating further North to New Liskeard where she was a successful graduate of the Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician Programs at Northern College. Allison is an accomplished Veterinary Technician with 8 years of experience in an active Clinic setting before joining the Mapleview Animal Clinic team. Allison has a passion for Canine Behaviour Modification and is a Certified Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Allison enjoys spending time with friends and caring for family as well as enjoying summers on the waters of Georgian Bay.
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Animal Care Attendants
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Lauren is a highschool student and started volunteering at Mapleview in 2022 and was later offered the position of Animal Care Attendant. She has grown up on a farm locally which is where her love of animals was born. She owns and cares for a variety of animals including horses, sheep, cats, rabbits, chickens and a Llama. In her spare time she enjoys showing sheep at local fairs, horseback riding, and playing music.