DR. JONES QUICK FACTS
Degrees: Honours BSc Wildlife Bio, U.of Guelph & DVM, Ontario Veterinary College 2001
Certification: CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and Colorado State University 2017.
Special Interests: Anesthesia/ Analgesia, Dentistry, Soft Tissue Surgery, Sport dogs, Rehabilitation Therapy, and Small Mammal Care.
Dr. Karyn Jones, Veterinarian/ Cert. Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Dr. Karyn Jones joined the team at Ajax Animal Hospital as a veterinarian in 2001. It seemed meant to be since she has worked with us since 1987 as student veterinary assistant while attending Ajax High School.
Dr. Jones' passion for veterinary medicine also includes involvement in Professional Associations, Editorial/Advisory Boards, including 2 terms as the President of the Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association and ongoing advisory positions at the OVC Primary Healthcare Centre, OVC Pet Trust and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.
Becoming a veterinarian reflects a life-long fascination and dedication to the well-being of all animals. After achieving an honours degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph, Karyn spent two years as the coordinator of a wildlife education and rehabilitation centre in Ottawa.
During her time at OVC, she pursued her special interests in Pain Control and Anesthesia, Soft Tissue Surgery and Exotic/wild animal medicine. Her dedication to providing dental care for pets is unique and an important part of her practice. She also loves the challenge and reward of caring for Sport Dogs and addressing their unique medical needs.
In 2017, melding and building on these interests, Dr. Jones completed her training at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and Colorado State University to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Conveniently, the Rehabilitation Service includes an assessment room, exercise gym and underwater treadmill next door at Ajax Animal Rehabilitation!
Karyn cherishes the time that she spends with Scott and Wyatt. Their home is shared with Ilene and Trynity, two gorgeous 3 legged cats (both AAH adoptees)! You may have already met Zelda, her adorable long-haired miniature dachshund (who comes to work every day with her mom)!
DR. FINDLAY QUICK FACTS
Degrees: Honours BSc Kinesiology, BMath, U of Waterloo & DVM, Ontario Veterinary College 1981
Special Interests: Cardiology, Soft tissue surgery and Feline Medicine
Dr. Barb Findlay, Veterinarian
Dr. Findlay started her post secondary education at the University of Waterloo and graduated with an Honours BSc in kinesiology and a B Math. She then attended the University of Guelph and obtained her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. Barb has always been active in pursuing Continuing Education opportunities and is dedicated to constantly updating her skills and knowledge. She has been a kind, thorough and compassionate member of the Ajax Animal Hospital veterinary team since 1981. Dr. Findlay has mentored many veterinarians and we are lucky to have her.
Barb's special interest is Cardiology and she enjoys soft tissue surgery. She is also known as a very calming influence for cats who are afraid of traveling to the animal hospital. We call her our "cat whisperer" and it is true that feline patients are definitely fond of Dr. Findlay.
Barb shares her home with her husband Peter, a retired pilot, daughter Kristy (who is now a Veterinary Student at Ross University!) Their very well loved cats Jack Benny and Norman have recently welcomed the active and playful tabby kitten named Betty White to the feline part of their family. All of her cats have been Ajax Animal Hospital adoptees. When not at the hospital, Barb likes to spend time visiting her daughter at university and she can also be found traveling, enjoying a game of golf with her family, or in the outdoors hiking.
DR. EHRLICH QUICK FACTS
Degree: DVM, Ontario Veterinary College 1992
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Behaviour, Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine and Rabbits/Rodents.
Dr. Mimi Ehrlich, Veterinarian
Dr. Mimi Ehrlich arrived at the Ajax Animal Hospital fresh from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992. She left a
career as a computer operator to go back to school as an adult as she cannot imagine any vocation that could be
more rewarding than her current one because it allows her to play a key role in nurturing the Human Animal Bond.
Her special interests include Behaviour, Internal Medicine, Ultrasound, and Emergency Medicine. She also enjoys
looking after the special needs of pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats). Her husband, Frank, was the motivating factor in Mimi's career choice as he first introduced her to the possibility of cats as pets! Her cat family includes Faith & Courage (a mother and son) and most recently a silver tabby named Gemma joined their home. They are all beautiful rescue cats, and it seems that Mimi spends much of her spare time cleaning up cat hair and serving her beloved furry family members ("Dogs have owners, cats have staff").
Her other interests include karate (she holds a second degree black belt!), and making home-made sushi and chocolate. She also has a love of adventure travel ranging from scuba diving to canyoneering. Mimi is dedicated to teaching and has played an important role in the lives of many future veterinarians through her mentorship and enthusiastic approach to veterinary medicine. She also uses this skill to help pet parents address behaviour and health problems in their beloved pets by providing knowledge and concrete plans for home care.
Recently, she has pursued additional training in the "Fear Free" Method of Veterinary Care and has helped our team become even more inviting for our patients!
DR. BARNES QUICK FACTS
Degrees: BSc, U of Guelph,
DVM, Ontario Veterinary College 2015.
Special Interests: Pain management and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, palliative care, behaviour and Giant Breed Dogs
Dr. Devon Barnes, Veterinarian
Dr. Devon Barnes has been a member of the AAH team since 2007 when she started with us as a student veterinary assistant. She completed her BSc at the University of Guelph and her veterinary medicine degree at Ontario Veterinary College. She joined the team of DVMs in the spring of 2015.
While she definitely loves all creatures great and small, Devon has a particular affection for giant breed dogs and pocket pets, though goofy male cats always make her laugh here and in her home. Her medical interests lie in rehabilitation and pain management techniques, palliative care and emergency medicine. She also loves to work with working and sport dogs. Devon is committed to fear free medicine in the clinic and is certified in low stress handling.
Devon and her husband, Will, are the parents of two adorable little girls, Adeline and Grace. You may
have seen one of Grace & Addie's smiling visits to the hospital to see their mom at work! In her rare moments of free time, Devon enjoys baking, hiking, travelling and spending time with her family. The pets that are fortunate to own her are a gorgeous German Shepherd named Oakley, her beautiful and slightly clumsy Great Dane x Mastiff named Norah and three very handsome cats named Jude, Kevin and Eddie.
Dr. Hering Quick Facts
Degrees: BSc, McGill University,
DVM, Ontario Veterinary College 2003.
Special Interests: Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Soft Tissue Surgery & Dentistry
Dr. Kasia Hering, Veterinarian
Originally from Montreal, Dr. Kasia Hering started her post-secondary education with a B.Sc. in Resource Conservation from McGill and when she was volunteering at the Toronto Wildlife Centre she decided that caring for animals was what she wanted to do! Kasia is a 2003 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College and during her studies she pursued the opportunity to travel with a Veterinary Outreach Project to collaborate with veterinarians and study Harpy Eagles and Sea Turtles. She even received an award from her classmates for the person who received the most out of her Global Vets experience in Venezuela - A Husband! Her travels have lead her to learn how to also speak Spanish, German and French.
With many years of experience in both companion animal practice and emergency hospital work, Kasia brings a calm and caring manner to her patient care and client communications. She has special interests in Ophthalmology, Soft Tissue surgery and Veterinary Dentistry. In 2019, Dr. Hering completed training in a Surgical Procedure to treat dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture.
Kasia and her husband Jose have two beautiful daughters, Aniela and Lili. They share their mom's love of animals and keep their parents busy with dance lessons, sailing and alpine sports! Their rescue pets are named Molly, the active and playful Yellow Lab cross, Mo, the gorgeous grey Long-haired cat and the baby of the family, Otto (who looks like Mo's mini-me). When she gets a chance to travel now, she loves to spend time at the beach and at home, she enjoys trying out new recipes (the AAH team loves when she brings them in to share!). Interesting fact - Kasia is an accomplished accordion player and she was in a Ska Band "back in the day".
Dr. Patterson QUICK FACTS
Degree: BSc, U of Guelph
DVM, Ross School of Veterinary Medicine 2017.
Was an RVT (Seneca College) before starting Vet School
Special interests: Soft tissue surgery, Dentistry, Pain control, Pediatrics and Preventive care.
Dr. Lindsay Patterson, Veterinarian
Dr. Lindsay Patterson joined the AAH veterinary team in September of 2018. Lindsay grew up in King City, Ontario where she was introduced to veterinary work during high school. She earned her B.Sc. in Animal Biology from University of Guelph with a goal to pursue veterinary medicine. Upon graduation from her undergraduate program, Lindsay went on to study in the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca. After working as an RVT for some time, she decided to go back to school to become a veterinarian.
Lindsay’s educational journey has allowed her to travel to South Africa to complete a 3-week externship as a Vet Tech Student where she participated in community outreach programs and work with local wildlife. She also lived in the Caribbean on St. Kitts during her pre-clinical time at Ross University. She enjoyed the experience of completing her clinical year at Michigan State University and she graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
Soft Tissue Surgery and Dentistry, Pain control and rehabilitation interest Lindsay. She stresses the important role of Preventive care and because of her love of Pediatric Medicine, she enjoys helping puppy and kitten clients get off to a good start.
Lindsay and her partner Jay make their home in Courtice with their Lab/Husky mix Halo, Caribbean rescue cat, Nike and their newest addition Triscuit the nearly-tripawd kitty. In their spare time, they enjoy camping, hiking and hitting the winter slopes to ski or snowboard. Lindsay’s other not so secret pastime is playing Xbox.
Dr. Kristy Rebek, Veterinarian
Dr. Kristy Rebek essentially grew up at the Ajax Animal Hospital, following in the footsteps of her mom, Dr. Barb Findlay. She spent many years shadowing our vet team, and officially started working with us in 2014 as a veterinary assistant, receptionist, and occasionally a technician, before starting as an associate veterinarian in 2022. However, she technically had her first job with us at the age of 8, addressing and mailing out our heartworm reminder letters.
Kristy earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England in 2022. Prior to this, Kristy completed her BSc (Honours) at the University of Guelph. Kristy has special interests in internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, soft tissue surgery, and chelonian medicine.
While in vet school, Kristy worked as a teaching assistant for the anatomy and pathology courses at Ross Vet School, was actively involved in sea turtle research with the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, and published articles for the British Veterinary Association. She held a leadership position with VIDA, an organization providing pro-bono preventative medicine and spay/neuter services in St. Kitts and Nevis, and was a member of the Veterinary Business Management Association, surgery club, and kennel companions club. She also travelled to Spain to complete an intensive surgical course during her clinical year.
Kristy has a buff tabby cat named Norman and a Kittitian terrier named Denzel. In her free time, Kristy enjoys travelling, dancing, and hiking with her dog. She also volunteers with Community Veterinary Outreach, providing pro-bono veterinary care to the pets of the homeless and vulnerably housed in Toronto and has spent time with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre’s Turtle Hospital, providing medical and rehabilitative care to injured turtles. Kristy is looking forward to her new role as associate veterinarian and is excited to provide our patients and clients with dedicated and compassionate care!