Dr. Stevenson earned his veterinary degree from the University of Guelph in 2003. After graduation, Greg practiced in Alberta and New Zealand before returning home to Eastern Ontario.
Greg is a fourth-generation veterinarian and grew up spending time at his father’s veterinary lab in Kemptville, as well as hearing stories about his grandfather and great-grandfather’s adventures in the early world of veterinary medicine in Canada, such as the challenge of using a horse drawn carriage to go on vet calls.
As the owner and founder of Blueberry Creek Vet Hospital, Dr. Stevenson made his dream a reality when he opened a small, one vet practice in Perth in 2012. As the practice and his team grew, they moved into their new custom built hospital in 2020, earned AAHA certification for excellence in practice and were thrilled to be able to expand fear-free and cat friendly principles Dr Stevenson has enjoyed bringing new surgical techniques and state of the art diagnostics into the practice. He feels fortunate everyday to work with the incredibly talented staff and clients who have joined the journey in bringing the practice to where it is today.
Although Dr. Stevenson enjoys medicine and surgery, of all aspects of practice he most enjoys working with pets and the people who take care of them. He feels privileged to play a role in the unique bond between humans and animals. Dr. Stevenson is a volunteer with Turks and Caicos Islands Vets and is proud to support a variety of local community groups and rescues.
Outside of work, Greg enjoys the many outdoor activities offered in Lanark County, such as boating, hockey, skiing and maple sugar making in the spring. Greg lives near Perth with his wife Clare, two daughters and 4 dogs (including two rescue Potcake puppies). His home is made complete with 2 cats and a motley crew of riding and pulling horses.
Colby was born and raised in the Sharbot Lake area and now resides there with his two children Zoey and Lincoln.
From a young age, he was always trying to rescue injured wildlife and nursing them back to health, which led to his interest in the veterinary field. He graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2008 from the Veterinary Technician program and has been working in the field ever since. He has been with Blueberry Creek since 2015, where he enjoys assisting in surgery, performing lab work and managing the inventory.
When he is not at work, he is either going on an ATV adventure with his kids, fishing, or driving in demolition derbies.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Hannah grew up on a dairy farm in the Westport area and has always known that she wanted to turn her love for animals into a career. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2017 and shortly after joined the team at Blueberry Creek. She enjoys the variety of roles that a Veterinary Technician plays in a clinic setting, but has a particular interest in the laboratory aspect, including cytology, hematology and parasitology.
Hannah and her husband Zach live in the Elgin area with their three children, Parker, Cal and Adalie, and a crazy Boston Terrier named Stella. Hannah enjoys crafting, spending time on the lake with family and friends, and browsing Pinterest for her latest DIY project.
Client Service Representative
Brittany’s love for animals began at a very young age. She’s been spotted many times over the years saving injured animals, reuniting pets with their owners or just enjoying the connection she has with every animal she has the chance to meet.
With a diploma in Medical Office Administration combined with being an empath, Brittany was drawn to the veterinary field and continues to educate herself in all things animal related.
Brittany is an extremely proud mother to her daughter Kearra, who shares her passion for animals. The two of them live locally with their German Shepherd dog, Harley. When not at work or home cuddling dogs, Brittany can be found on the trail exploring nature, collecting moss and pretty rocks. Brittany also has a passion for competitive trap shooting and has been known to spend her weekends on the range practicing for her next competition.
Exam Room Assistant
Shevaun moved to Perth in 2016 from Port Perry, where she grew up. Shevaun has always been an animal lover looking after a variety of pets growing up. She currently lives with her 2 dogs, 4 cats and 1 snake. Before joining Blueberry Creek she was a stay at home mom with her 5 children, Colton, Brooklyn, Rogan, Liam and Nolan. Before starting a family Shevaun worked as a PSW and Activity Director. Her passion for animal care steered her towards the veterinary world and the skills acquired in her previous roles are very well suited to her position here at Blueberry Creek.
Shevaun is an Exam Room Assistant at Blueberry Creek. She assists our veterinarians during appointments by scribing medical notes and assisting with patient handling in the exam room and our treatment area. When Shevaun is not assisting a veterinarian, she is supporting the rest of our team throughout the hospital, with patient and client care.
When not at work Shevaun loves to spend time with her husband, Ryan and her children. They enjoy movies, gardening, the great outdoors, sports, gaming and traveling.
Dr. Karin has always loved animals and grew up with an assortment of pets (dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs), and spent a lot of time at a near by horse stable. By the age of 5 she had decided she was going to be a veterinarian and no-one could sway her from that decision!
She obtained an honors Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in nutrition from the University of Guelph in 1992 and then a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998.
She has practiced small animal medicine mostly with dogs and cats, but in earlier years with exotics and pocket pets as well. Dr. Karin has been working in and around the Ottawa area as a locum, and has been working with the Blueberry team on and off since February 2020. Dr. Karin is thrilled to be here more permanently.
Dr. Karin enjoys helping pets and their people live better lives, and strives to make vet visits less stressful for pets and their people, using fear free practices.
Dr. Karin grew up in Ottawa and settled in Middleville 20 years ago, raising 2 boys with her husband. She has lots of interests to keep her busy: baking, scrap booking, painting, crafting in general, sewing, vegetable gardening, preserving the bounty from the garden, autocrossing and volunteering.
Office Manager, Social Media Coordinator
Molly joined the Blueberry Creek team in 2018, shortly after moving to Lanark County from Nottingham, England. As a people person, Molly is passionate about client care. She enjoys greeting clients and pets in reception and ensuring they are comfortable throughout their visit. She also manages our social media, leads our CSR team, manages our in-clinic communications, and enjoys training our existing and new members of the team.
Molly grew up living with English Mastiffs and working with racehorses in a rehabilitation facility. She has since “down-sized” to caring for her Golden Retrievers, Happy and Gypsy and two lovely cats, Jolly and Peanut. She loves her busy lifestyle with her 2 young children, Bella and Finnegan. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends whilst taking advantage of the great outdoors as much as possible.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Bailey grew up in the Perth area and has always had a love for animals. After completing a grade 12 Co-op at Blueberry Creek in the fall of 2018, Bailey fell in love with the occupation and has been working here ever since while she attended Algonquin College for the Veterinary Technician program. She has since graduated with honors in the spring of 2021 and completed the necessary steps to become a Registered Veterinary Technician within the same year. While attending the Veterinary Technician program, she had the opportunity to become Fear Free Certified, which aligns with her goal of creating a more enjoyable visit for your pets.
Outside of work, Bailey is kept busy with her many outdoor interests including snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, and exploring all of the fun things there are to do in the Ottawa Valley. When not outside, Bailey enjoys spending her time with her cat Boo, who she rescued after finding him outside all alone on a cold night when he was only about 6 weeks old.
Kennel & Exam Room Assistant, Infection Control Coordinator
Shayla has been a part of the Blueberry Creek team since her highschool co-op placement in 2014. She was hired that following summer as a Kennel Assistant and has worked here ever since. Shayla now trains the highschool co-op students and new Veterinary Assistants that complete their placement at Blueberry Creek.
She has always loved animals, spending her childhood rescuing injured birds, squirrels and frogs, then nursing them back to health. Although, it was during her co-op placement here where she recognized her true passion for veterinary medicine. She has since graduated from Trent University with an Undergraduate Degree in Honours Biology, and plans to apply to veterinary colleges in the near future.
Dr. Magda was born and raised in Poland and lived in a big industrial city where there were not many animals around. Regardless, she always had a passion for small animals and horses. At the age of 11, she started volunteering at a local barn, where besides riding lessons, she took care of kittens, goats, bunnies, ponies and horses.
Dr. Magda attended and graduated from Equine Reproduction and Horsemanship Boarding School and knew she wanted to be a vet to advocate for the ones who cannot talk. After graduating from the Academy of Agriculture in Lublin, Poland for Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Magda joined her husband in Canada. She settled into the Ottawa Valley in 2012 where she began working with equine patients before shifting her focus to small animals (cats and dogs) in 2016. She joined our amazing Blueberry Creek Veterinary Hospital team in 2022 and shares the same values and love for our patients.
Dr. Magda loves to learn and expand her knowledge, which is constant when working with small animals and keeps her from ever being bored! In her everyday work, she relishes the challenges that the science that medicine brings, but also that she can make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. She treasures the long-term relationships that she develops with her clients as they work together to ensure that the pets they love receive the best care possible, and are always treated with kindness, compassion and respect.
When she’s not at work , Magda likes to spend time with her husband, son and daughter. They have 3 cats, 1 dog and a bunny. She loves horseback riding, swimming, cooking and crafts. She is honoured by the trust placed in her, not only by her patients but also by the people that love them.
Head Registered Veterinary Technician, VA & Co-op Student Coordinator
Amy has always been surrounded by animals, so life in veterinary medicine was a natural fit. She grew up on a dairy and beef farm which is where she can be found these days when she’s not at the clinic. Amy has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 and became a RVT in 2010 after graduating with distinction from the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College. Amy is a Fear Free Certified technician, with her professional interest including client education and general medicine.
When she is not at work, Amy enjoys spending time on the farm with the cows and ponies, her Boston Terrier (Pennie), Lab/Border Collie (Ella), Quarter Horse (Dunny), four fantastic felines, a flock of chickens, and of course, her husband Matt and young children Andrew and Maryanne.
Client Service Representative
Nicole joined the team at Blueberry Creek in 2021, after being a client for over 10 years. Nicole has always adored animals and wanted to work with them; so when the opportunity to join Blueberry Creek presented itself, she knew she had to be part of the team. Nicole has worked in emergency medicine for the last 5 years and understands that a warm welcoming environment is extremely important. Welcoming clients and their pets into the clinic, while making it a positive experience is one of Nicole’s top priorities.
Nicole shares her home with 3 cats (Kit, Ollie and Bjorn), her dog Koda. Nicole’s parents have a hobby farm, so she can often be found in the barn helping (usually snuggling) with goats, cows or pigs. In Nicole’s free time she enjoys hiking with friends, camping and reading.
Tanya has always known she wanted a career that would involve working with animals as this is her true passion. After working a few years in retail at a pet store and volunteering/fostering for animal rescues, she decided to apply for a position at Blueberry Creek Veterinary Hospital. In January 2019, Tanya became a Kennel Assistant and this opened up her eyes to what she really wants to become, a Veterinary Technician. She has continued to complete courses while working, striving to achieve her career goals and especially enjoys learning about animal behaviour.
Tanya and her fiancé, Steven, are proud new parents to their baby girl Elena. They also have 2 fur-babies (Siberian Huskies), Zoey and Blaze. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors and are often gone to the lake, camping, fishing, hiking, and sitting around a bonfire.
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Dr. Diane Walker grew up in Brant County on a family farm that had dairy cattle, then beef cattle, along with horse boarding and broiler breeding. She naturally cared for several horses, a pet cow, rabbits, dogs and cats. As a child Dr. Walker was a very active 4-H member and took part in horse, poultry, gardening and various craft clubs. She loved to have fancy chickens and has showed them at the Royal Winter Fair where one of her Black Banties won a prize.
In 1989, Dr. Walker moved to the Ottawa Valley and currently lives on Mississippi Lake with her husband, 4 rescue dogs and 2 cats. She is very passionate about Fear Free practice, behaviour, geriatric comfort and quality of life for older cats and dogs. She also really enjoys continuing education and helping people learn about their pets.
When Diane is not at work, she is embracing the winter by downhill skiing, snowshoeing, fat and ice biking, and snowmobiling. During the warmer months she enjoys training for marathons, participating in gravel bike race events and stand up paddling.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Kayla grew up in Barry’s Bay, a very small town close to Algonquin Park. She has always loved animals and had many pets growing up. She decided to move to Kingston after completing high school to start a career as a Veterinary Technician.
Kayla attended the Veterinary Technician Program at St. Lawrence College, graduating with distinction in 2012, then earned the title as Registered Veterinary Technologist shortly after. She enjoys furthering her education in nutrition and emergency care.
As soon as they could, Kayla and her husband, Tyler moved out of the city and back to another small country town, similar to the one they grew up in. They spend a lot of time outdoors, fishing, camping, hunting, or just going for walks with their son, Kolton and 3 Great Danes.
Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, Veterinary Assistant
Melissa began working in the animal care field upon graduating with distinction from St. Lawrence College as a Veterinary Assistant. Melissa also attended St. Clair College where she received her diploma in Business-Accounting. She recently obtained her designation as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) with the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.
Growing up in Perth with a large family and lots of animals, Melissa enjoys a busy environment that is often present within veterinary care. She has been working at Blueberry Creek Veterinary Hospital since the doors opened in March 2012. Melissa sees her role as the manager to be a bridge between veterinary medicine and operating a business, focusing on being a constant support to the team to provide opportunities for learning and growth.
Over the years she has fostered and adopted many animals, which currently consist of 2 Golden Retriever/Labs (Jack & Tucker), and a domestic short-haired tabby (Elliott). Melissa loves spending her spare time with her husband and 3 young daughters, often outdoors, whether it be tobogganing in the winter or kayaking in the summer.
Client Service Representative
Though he’s always had an interest in all forms of life on Earth, Pete’s early background had no indication of working with animals. But while doing special effects movie makeup in Toronto, he met his wife Sarah and her diabetic cat Stew. Together, following the medical care plan from a vet, they were able to manage Stew’s diabetes into remission and with constant monitoring and insulin injections, she lived many happy years.
After a move to Kelowna, he found himself adopting 3 rescues: a visually impared cat named Clive Plissken and two Shih Tzu mixes named Tyrion and Buddy. In 2016, upon returning to Ontario and starting their farm Unusual Acres, Pete and his wife decided to work as a foster family for Furry Tales Cat Rescue. Pete cared for and rehabilitated many abandoned and sick cats and kittens. There were also 3 “foster fails”, adopting Myra, Loki, and Floof. With 6 furry family members, Pete became a somewhat frequent client at Blueberry Creek, and was very happy to join the Blueberry team in 2021.
“It’s the dream job I didn’t know I wanted until I had it.”
Pete has no spare time, and if he isn’t fixing a small engine or clearing snow or grass, he’s probably falling asleep in front of the tv surrounded by the animals he loves.
Kennel & Exam Room Assistant
Abby has always shown interest in animals. In elementary school, one of her favorite hobbies was making animal care slideshows for all sorts of pets. She grew up riding and showing horses, alongside her equine partner Steve. She first realized she had an interest in animal medicine after caring for Steve following an accident he had at pasture. She shares multiple pets with her family, dogs Lily and Gus, and rabbit Leonard.
Abby started her high school co-op placement at Blueberry Creek in the Fall of 2021. She has continued to work at the clinic following the end of her co-op. After her grade 12 school year is finished, she has plans to continue her education at university, where she will be enrolled in a science program.