Staff and Technicians

Veterinary Technicians

Bridget McCanny

Bridget joined our team in July of 2021 after graduating from Algonquin college. She has a passion for patient care and an interest in genetic conditions affecting patients, as well as hematology. She has an incredibly sweet potcake dog named Willow, who is incredibly loved and often seen at the clinic.

Heather Jackson

Heather joined our team in March 2020, she has previous experience working in referral and specialty practice, and enjoys practicing high quality medicine. She has additional interests in ultrasonography and complicated internal medicine cases. She prides herself on exceptional patient care.

Lindsey Cotter

Lindsey graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Algonquin College. She currently lives in Arnprior with her Golden Retriever named Tucker & cat named Ollie. She has been working in the Ottawa Valley since graduation, with a passion to work with animals of all shapes & sizes. She has lots of energy & has a special interest in surgery. Her interest extends into the post-operative period, as she enjoys helping orthopedic patients with rehabilitation. She enjoys the outdoors & spending time with family and friends on her free time.

Robin Rainer

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Dominique Soucy

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Veterinary Assistants

Sandy Nolan

Sandy has been working at AVS since 2008. Her daughter lives in Alberta and manages a feed store. She has one horse, several duck, two dogs and two cats, one husband and two children. She lives in rural Beckwith. She enjoys working with the animals here, and is an important part of our team.

Paige Comerford

Paige graduated from Algonquin College Veterinary Assistant program in February 2018. She is from the Clayton area and was happy to find a job close to home. She joined the AVS team shortly after graduation. She has a Golden Retriever named Gus and a horse named Eddie. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors. She can be found at the reception desk, or in the treatment area helping to make your pets visit as comfortable as possible.

Danielle Boucher

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Client Care Representatives

Ellen Syme

Ellen is our longest standing staff member, working here since 1992, shortly after the clinic’s inception. She graduated from Sheridan College in 1980. She is well known around town, and is actively involved in her church. She is vital to the operation of the dairy farm she, her husband and her son own, Symcroft Farm. She enjoys showing their holstein dairy cattle. Ellen is the best known staff member here at Almonte Veterinary Services, and can be counted on to enjoy a conversation, or learn about your pet whenever you come into the clinic.

Christine Major

Christine joined our team in July 2019. She is a friendly face at the front desk and can be relied on to greet pets and people alike. Christine has a background in both the veterinary field as well as working in technology. She really feels that she has finally found her calling at Almonte Veterinary Services, and knows that she was meant to work with animals. She is happy to assist you and your furry loved ones with any veterinary needs they may have.

Rebecca Foley

Rebecca grew up on a farm in the Ottawa valley. After graduating from Willis college with a business degree in 2017, she knew she wanted to apply her knowledge and understanding in a atmosphere she felt passionate about and truly enjoyed. 


Rebecca has two children, Braxton and Georgia. She takes pride in teaching them about animal care and shares the love of their many chickens and Maltipoo Caesar. She enjoys spending her time coaching her

children’s sports, playing baseball or in the outdoors!


Rebecca is one of the first of many friendly smiling faces you’ll see at Almonte Veterinary Services , and always ready to strike up a conversation about your pet! 

Jodi McComb

Jodi joined our team in 2016 as part of our reception staff. She’s always happy to greet people with a smile.  Born and raised in the Clayton area, she currently resides there with her husband and two children. She has two dogs, and three cats. She loves animals and can always be counted on to bottle raise a litter of kittens in need. You can find her at the reception desk ready to greet you with a smile.