210 Pinebush Rd., at the corner of Pinebush & Franklin.

Our Staff

DOCTORS

Dr. Louise Langlais, DVM

Hi! I’m so looking forward to meeting you! I’m one of the veterinarians who will look after your pet, and the medical director of Hespeler Animal Hospital.

I’ve wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember. I graduated from the University of Guelph in 1986 with my degree in veterinary medicine, and I also have a post-graduate degree in Clinical Pathology. That means I can read fine needle biopsies in-house, rather than having to send them to an outside lab. Our clients love that, because they don’t have to wait as long to get an answer about that scary lump, or about what’s causing the infection in their dog’s ear!

I chose to become a veterinarian because I like meeting people, love working with animals, and wanted the challenge that a career in medicine can offer. I think it’s great that every day is different. I’ve worked at several vet clinics in Brantford, St. Catharines, and at two emergency clinics in the Toronto area.

I enjoy teaching, so I also mentor students interested in applying to the veterinary program.

I own and have been at Hespeler Animal Hospital since it opened in 1989. My hobbies include cycling, hiking, backpacking, reading, skiing, paddling, and computers. I have two children, a wonderful spouse John, and two cats Stitch and Tino.

Dr. Jennifer Gibson, DVM

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Dr. Jennifer graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995 and has been happily caring for the pets and families at Hespeler Animal Hospital since 2003. She loves her long-term, friendly relationships with the dogs, cats and people who come to us for their care. She has a high school aged daughter and a son in university, so she relies on her work for fun and sanity. 😉 She spends her happiest times with her long-suffering husband and her little dog Hazel, whom she adores. She also enjoys walking dogs in her neighbourhood as well as swimming, cycling and running for long distance triathlons and kayaking and hiking in Haliburton.

 

 

VETERINARY NURSES

Robin

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Robin graduated from Medix in 2007 and is a certified MGLA/T. She has been here with us at Hespeler Animal Hospital ever since her graduation. Her favorite pastime is spending time with family and friends. She loves the outdoors and gardening. She has two wonderful daughters as well as two fur babies: Mortimer the Shihtzu, and Benson her kitty cat. She has always had a love for animals and enjoys working with them. Robin is compassionate, witty , and a great mentor for many of the staff.

 

 

Alex

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Alex started volunteering in 2014 and joined the reception team in 2016. She is currently attending Ridgetown College in the Vet Tech program and hopes to one day work with large and small animals. Her tabby cat Zoë is a little snuggle machine, even though she’s sometimes forced to wear (highly embarrassing) adorable costumes. When Alex isn’t at the clinic, she enjoys horseback riding and writing fantasy novels. Alex comes across as being shy, but she has a fantastic sense of humour and can respond with the funniest zingers!

 

 

Heather

Heather joined our team in 2019. She’s currently in fourth year of biological science at University of Guelph, where she is hoping to get accepted into the veterinary program. She previously worked at a dairy farm and found a passion for working with both small and large animals. When she’s not at the clinic she’s normally spending time with friends and family, studying or cuddling her roommate’s kittens, Boo and Spot (if they let her).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEPTIONISTS/VETERINARY ASSISTANTS

Nikki

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Nikki is a graduate from the University in Guelph, with a degree in Biology. Nikki started volunteering at Hespeler Animal Hospital when she was still in school. She’s a quick learner and quite fearless. Nikki currently works at our clinic, but also just graduated from nursing and works at a local boarding kennel.

 

 

 

Shayla

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Shayla a wonderful addition to the Hespeler Animal Hospital family; her arrival to the team has been quite serendipitous. You can usually find her at reception, working incredibly hard or cuddling pets that are here visiting for the day. When she’s not kissing snouts and scratching bellies, Shayla enjoys spending time with her young daughter and other family, listening to music and DIY projects. She graduated from Conestoga College as a Social Service Worker, but has taken a break from caring for humans in order to help with the care of their beloved pets..

 

 

Kitty

Kitty graduated with a Biology degree from the University of Guelph in 2017. She started as a volunteer at our Myers Road clinic many years ago and we quickly realized with her amazing work ethic and easy-going nature, we had to hire her! Kitty always has a smile on her face and is happy to help everyone who might need her. She has moved on to a full-time job in the human nutritional supplement industry, but still fills in on occasional Saturdays or when we are really stuck for fill-in staff. See what we mean about that work ethic?

 

 

Andrea

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Andrea is currently enrolled at the University of Guelph studying Animal Biology. She first started out as a volunteer at the Myers Road clinic in 2016 and has now moved on to helping out at the clinic as a part-time receptionist! Outside of work, Andrea enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her friends, family and, of course, her pets – a sweet Shihpoo named Lily and her beloved betta fish, Fire.