Meet Our Team

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Dr. Jenny Kungl
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and
Owner of Norwich Veterinary Services

I was born and raised at the west end of town. As a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, my first position was with a mixed animal practice for 5 years.  It suited me well as my grandparents were local dairy farmers, and my family home was a menagerie of cats, dogs, birds, pocket pets, fish and always a majestic horse.

As my husband Curtis and I started our own two-legged family, I accepted a position at a small animal clinic for approximately 5 years while our boys, Wyatt and Lane, were growing up.  In 2015, I had the fortunate opportunity to return to the village of Norwich and work alongside the previous owners.

As the owner of the Norwich Veterinary Service, our team cares about providing high quality medicine for your companion animals and small ruminants (goats).  We enjoy serving the residents of Norwich and our surrounding communities, and are known for our excellent customer service and community involvement.

 

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Dr. Kathi Kirby
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Kathi was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, before graduating from Ontario Veterinary College in 1980 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Since then, she has worked as a small animal practitioner in London and area, coming to Norwich Veterinary Service in 1991 to fill a maternity leave position. She loved working in Norwich so much (the clients, patients and staff are great!) She never left.

Since Dr. Kungl has taken over the reigns at Norwich Veterinary Service, Kathi is excited to continue working with the exceptional staff and colleagues at the clinic.

Kathi lives in London with her husband Doug, and although her 2 sons Brad and Phil have flown the coop, she still has her wonderful cat Stanley and 4 budgies to keep her company. She enjoys attending ‘Nature London’ meetings and outings, as well as hiking, bird watching, gardening, travelling, and reading.

 

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sarah DePaulo completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph, and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019. Throughout her university years, she worked many different positions in small animal veterinary clinics.

She now lives in Cambridge with her 2 furballs, Fireball and Pip.  She has worked at the Norwich Veterinary Service since June 2019 and so far her favourite part of the clinic is the amazing clients and staff! She loves the close knit community in Norwich and is excited to become a part of it! Dr. Sarah is interested in exploring more surgical cases as well as continuing to learn about the weird and wonderful cases in veterinary medicine. While not at the clinic she can be found outdoors camping, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. She aspires to travel to every inch of the world! She also enjoys visiting with family or relaxing at home with her fiance and the kitties.

 

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Rebecca Garinger
Office Manager and Registered Veterinary Technician

Rebecca graduated from Ridgetown College and worked for many years as a Registered Veterinary Technician before transitioning into a managing role. Rebecca loves working in a small community and the variety of work that her role takes on.

She enjoys practicing her technician skills at the back and talking to clients about nutrition or behaviour, especially puppy socialization and training tidbits. Rebecca is greatly involved in office tasks and inventory management.  “One of the greatest things about my role in the clinic that I am able to dive into multiple areas keeping me on my toes at all times.”

Outside of work Rebecca enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, three children, and her pets Looch and Squeakers!

 

 

 

Our Registered Veterinary Technicians

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Gayle Topham
Registered Veterinary Technician

Gayle is one of our fantastic RVT’s who has been a part of the Norwich Veterinary Service team since 2014. After graduating from Ridgetown College, Gayle was happy to be back working in the community she grew up in.

Around the clinic Gayle enjoys working in the lab, viewing parasites under the microscope and nursing our in-hospital patients back to health.

In her spare time, you can find Gayle kickboxing, curling and spending time with her family, friends and adorable pooch, Mya!

 

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Alisha Vande Goor
Registered Veterinary Technician

Alisha graduated from Ridgetown College after it was her dream to work in the veterinary field since she was 7 years old.  Alisha grew up in the Norwich area on a small dairy farm with her 6 brothers and 1 sister.

Alisha enjoys working with clients and patients to reach their weight loss goals, after successfully completing a weight loss journey with her own dog Spunky!

In her spare time, Alisha enjoys working on the farm, shearing sheep and cutting firewood. She also enjoys making music, swimming, fishing and going for nice walks in the woods with Spunky while bird watching.

 

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Meghan Jones
Registered Veterinary Technician

Meghan Jones has joined the team at the Norwich Veterinary Service as a Veterinary Technician.  She graduated from the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in 2019. She lives in Ingersoll with her 2 dogs, Harley and Mia,  1 cat, Louie, 2 birds, Sammy and Pippi, 1 bunny, Snickers, and 1 horse, Chance.  She loves being able to utilize and continue developing skills that she has learned in school. Meghan enjoys interacting and building relationships with clients and patients, and ensuring all their questions are answered to their satisfaction. “I love being part of such a close knit, supportive team. The small town/community aspect is so warming and welcoming.”  Meghan has a special interest in animal nutrition including weight management and specialty diets. She loves looking under the microscope at parasites, cytology and anything new and interesting. “I’ve been dreaming of working in the veterinary field all my life and am so excited to be making that dream a reality!” When Meghan is not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with family, going out for a trail ride or working in the sand ring with her horse. Meghan also can be found showing her horse on the weekends or reading a good book or watch a movie.

 

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Sue Balint
Animal Health Technician

Meet Sue, also known to some as “Mama Sue!”

Sue loves working as a team to care for the pets of our community.  She enjoys encouraging the staff members and bringing smiles to everyone’s faces.

At home, Sue cares for her horse and pony, Magic and Cooper, her cat Peaches and her many laying hens and roosters!

In her spare time Sue enjoys growing fruits and vegetables on her property, working in her gardens, tap dancing and watching musical theatre performances!

 

Our Support Staff

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Jackie Clements
Customer Service Receptionist

After working in office administration and customer service in the realty business, Jackie is now taking on the world of veterinary medicine!

She is often referred to as “The Chihuahua Lady” because of her soft spot for those little feisty dogs and being the proud owner of two of them herself.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys going to garage sales, thrift and antique shops to find old hidden treasures and bring them back to life.  She is a mother to 3 wonderful children, 3 dogs Fiona, Cooper and Tink, 2 cats Mocha and Walter and a parrot named Pretty Girl!

 

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Deb Smallman
Assistant / Customer Service Receptionist

Deb is a voice that clients often hear on the phone, the girl that is up on the ladder fixing something or assisting the technicians by holding the patients or doing bloodwork and radiographs.

Deb has knowledge of dogs.  She has been around kennels and has bred Golden Retrievers for many years.  She enjoys her 2 golden retrievers and her 4 cats that she has kindly taken in for clients that could no longer care for them.

Her ability to help out whenever she is needed has made her an integral part of the everyday routines at the clinic.

 

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Andrea Mayer Padfield
Customer Service Receptionist

Andrea Mayer Padfield is one of the smiling faces you will meet as part of our Customer Service Representative team.  She has been part of our team since September 2018. Andrea attended the University of Waterloo where she graduated with a BA in Psychology, and a minor in Gerontology.  She also received a diploma in Human Resources. As a newcomer to the field, Andrea enjoys learning as much as possible with every new patient as well as building relationships with our clients.  It is Andrea’s goal to help each client and their pets to feel as comfortable as possible. “I have really enjoyed getting to know our clients and their pets over this past year. I love that I get to meet and interact and snuggle when possible, with all these adorable pets each day!”

She spent most of her career working in Human Resources for a large corporation in Waterloo.  She made the decision to stop working and stay home with her young family after she had her first child.  After 8 years of being a stay at home parent, the opportunity of working part time with the amazing team at Norwich Veterinary Service arose it was the perfect time as her youngest started school.

At home she has a full house including 3 children and 12 pets (3 indoor cats Sookie, Vampire Bill and Thomas; 2 dogs Ruby and Murphy; 3 outdoor cats Rusty, Marble and Cheddar and 4 chickens).  While not at the clinic Andrea loves spending time with her husband and three kids, friends and family. She enjoys being outdoors and taking the kids to all of their sports and activities! She can also be found volunteering with various programs at the school, and helping with various teams around the community.

 

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Spike posing on behalf of his camera shy owner,
Devon Cowbrough
Custodian

Devon has been apart of our staff since 2008 but has grown up at Norwich Veterinary Service her entire life!

Devon is up bright and early each day in order to keep the clinic clean and ready to go.  She enjoys working in an environment where she can see animals brought back to health and she loves the variety of patients that visit.

In her spare time, Devon plays a wide variety of sports and enjoys being adventurous in the kitchen by cooking new foods for her family and friends to try. She has 3 pets of her own; a Boston Terrier named Spike, and her two cats Creepers and Scraggy.

 

 

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