Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Darren Stinson, DVM

    Darren is from Lively. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1992. He was a member of the CVO, serving 6 years on the Discipline Committee and 6 years on the Complaints Committee. He has a special interest in Ophthalmology and General surgery.

    Dr. Stinson shares his home with  2 French bulldogs named Buster and Lillee.  He spends his free time outdoors and has a passion for curling.

  • Dr. Marc Marin, DVM

    Marc is originally from Kapuskasing. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1991. In June 1998 he and Dr. Stinson opened the Chelmsford Animal Hospital.  Dr. Marin has served as the CVO President and on the Executive Council.  His special interests include internal medicine.

    'As a veterinarian, I want to ensure pets are treated in a humane manner and I strive to reduce pain when treating, and also before, during and after surgery. Improving their quality of life is always my first concern.'

    Dr. Marin has 2 cats, Kiwi and Lucy, and like most cats they have a peculiar personality.  He spends his free time with his wife and two daughters traveling and at the cottage.  His special interests and hobbies include woodworking, fishing, baseball and golf.

  • Dr. Brittany Jones, DVM

    Brittany is originally from Erin, Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2019. She also holds a Master of Science degree in ecology from the University of Guelph and completed her field research in Churchill, Manitoba, where she worked and lived for 2 years following her graduation. She is an avid traveler and has volunteered on four continents treating animals. She has a special interest in behavior, working dog medicine, and general surgery.

    Dr. Jones shares her home with her German Shepherd Nikka. She spends her free time with her partner and her dog exploring the outdoors and camping. She is an athlete who has played a variety of sports throughout her entire life and is currently in her fourth year playing roller derby.

  • Connie Dagg, RVT
    Practice Manager

    Connie is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and our Practice Manager. She graduated in 1993 from the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. She worked as a Veterinary Technician from 1993 until 2002 when she became the full- time Practice Manager at Chelmsford Animal Hospital.

    2013 marked her 15 year anniversary at the Chelmsford Animal Hospital and she has also been recognized by the OAVT for being a 20 year member!

    'As far back as I can remember, I was intrigued by animal, birds, reptiles and insects.  When I was a child my dresser drawers were almost always home to a lost or injured creature.  Although my parents were not always happy about how or where I housed my lost or injured friends, they were always extremely supportive of my love for them.  I feel so fortunate that I am able to have a career doing what I love and working with people that I enjoy being with on and off the job'

    Connie's zoo includes 2 dogs 'Jack' and 'Gracie' and 3 cats 'Odie', 'Oliver' and 'Ozzie'.  She spends her free time with her husband and 3 kids on Manitoulin at their cottage enjoying the outdoors.

  • Kathryn Digby, RVT
    Assistant Manager / Patient Care Advocate

    Kathryn is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and is currently our Patient Care Advocate, Assistant Manager and Laser Safety Officer. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2000 with a diploma in Veterinary Technology. She gained experience while working at the Ontario Veterinary College performing anesthesia, research, as well as teaching and guiding students with their practical techniques. Kathryn joined our team in 2002.

    'I am very lucky to be in an environment where everyone enjoys working together, we have an amazing team here at the hospital.  Everyone shares the same passion for the people and their fur-babies.  I love the variety of interacting with clients and the different technical skills I utilize everyday.  We strive to ensure healthy pets and happy owners by practicing compassionate and progressive medicine.'

    Kathryn has a female bengal cat named Sushi Yakimoto.  Sushi is amazing with kids, very affectionate, loves to cuddle and is quite the talker!

    Kathryn spends her free time with her husband and her two busy boys, enjoying the outdoors.  Winters are spent at the arena, skiing and snowmobiling. Summers are spent at the cottage, hiking, boating and swimming. She is also on the Chelmsford Animal Hospital Women’s Slo-Pitch baseball team.

  • Amanda Holford
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Amanda joined our team in September of 2013.  She graduated from Northern College in June 2001 and is one of our newest Registered Veterinary Technicians.  Amanda has over 10 years of experience in the Veterinary field and has a passion for client education, surgery and emergency medicine.

    Amanda is mom to 2 young boys and 2 orange tabby cats named Zuma and Ace.

    Amanda enjoys reading and photography. She spends her time with family enjoying the outdoors. Spare time in the summer is enjoyed with her family in southern Ontario at the cottage, fishing, boating and swimming. 

  • Lexy Marcellus
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Lexy is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined our team in 2013.  She graduated from Seneca College in 2008, and gained valuable experience working at an emergency clinic in Barrie.  Lexy's interests include nutrition, dentistry and laboratory techniques.

    Lexy is mom to a dog named Cala, 'the attention-seeker', 4 cats named Izzy, Legoless (the 3-legged kitty)', Sriracha, and the newest addition Atticus.  When not at work she enjoys spending her free time with her husband and new baby, she also loves camping, fishing and reading. Lexy is also a movie buff!

  • Monique Paradis
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Monique joined our team to enable her to broaden her skills in the veterinary dental field.  She is our dental technician who can educate clients on the dental procedures and benefits of oral health and the result is a happier, healthier pet.

    Monique has a senior doberman-rottweiler mix named Chevy who is loyal, smart, active and the protector of the cat and her son.  Her family also has a spunky orange tabby kitty named AJ.  Monique spends her free time with family enjoying camping, hunting, fishing and the great outdoors!

  • Carly Audet
    Veterinary Technician

    Carly is a recent graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College.  Originally from Timmins, Carly relocated to the Greater Sudbury area to join our team.  Carly is a mom to a border collie named Tyson and she spends her free time outdoors enjoying the changing seasons of Northern Ontario!

  • Justine Lindsay
    Veterinary Assistant

    Justine is the newest member of our team. She comes with 5 years of experience working in several clinics across Canada. She graduated from the VOA at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus in 2014. Her free time is spent enjoying her dog Browski, and with family and friends. Justine also enjoys books, movies, volleyball, baseball and hiking.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Chelmsford Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonial

  • "Amazing staff and so compassionate, they took us in on after my little guy was in pain and was super amazing with him! By far one of the most welcoming and knowledgeable vets I’ve been to."
    Sarah M.