Veterinarians

Dr. Cheryl Osso

Cheryl Osso lived in a variety of places throughout her life, but most recently hails from Brockville, Ontario where her parents still live. Cheryl completed her lifelong dream of becoming a mixed animal veterinarian in 2015 when she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College. She loves animals and owns two rabbits who terrorize any unwanted visitors. In her free time she plays soccer and hockey, bikes, canoes and knits. She is an avid reader, and can often be found curled up with a good book. She has spent the occasional summer raising orphaned kittens, but is proud to say that she found them all homes before she could talk herself into keeping them.


Dr. Stephanie Cote, DVM

Stephanie grew up in Ottawa, skiing and riding horses. She has been working as a veterinarian in the Ottawa area since she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002. Stephanie has a special interest in integrative medicine and has pursued training in acupuncture, osteopathy, and herbal medicine. Stephanie especially enjoys teaching clients how to manage common pet health issues and gives monthly public presentations on a variety of topics. Stephanie lives on a beautiful hobby farm just outside of Almonte, perfect for her family to enjoy all their horses, dogs, rabbits and cats. Stephanie loves meeting new patients and helping owners find practical solutions to keep their pets healthy and happy.


Dr. Ross Goodman

Dr. Goodman graduated from the U of Guelph (OAC 1985 ¬†BCs(Agr), and OVC 1989(DVM). ¬†Originally from Elgin, Ross has practiced in Pakenham, Yarker, and Athens before returning to Almonte in 1991. He and his wife Cindy enjoy being active, especially kayaking in the summer. They also keep active parenting four teenagers: Val (at U of Guelph in Psychology), Sheyna (at Queen’s University in Psychology), Jon (in Grade 11), and Derek (also in Grade 11).