Welcome to West Lorne Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in West Lorne ON
Call us at (519)-768-0700

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If you live in West Lorne or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. We are licensed ON veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

West Lorne Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our West Lorne veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (519)-768-0700 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our West Lorne veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for West Lorne pet owners.

At West Lorne Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Yvonne Innes, Dr. Jared Louw, Dr. Sarah Eadie
West Lorne Veterinarian | West Lorne Animal Hospital | (519)-768-0700

173 Main St
West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Yvonne Innes

    More info to come!

  • Dr.
    Jared Louw

    Dr. Jared Louw was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1999. He will happily tell you that he has been a proud Canadian ever since! Jared obtained a bachelor degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Guelph, and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys catching up on TV shows and movies, spending time with his three cats, studying martial arts, and if weather permits spending time outdoors. His love of animals in all forms is readily apparent, but his main veterinary focus is dogs and cats, with some experience with exotics/pocket pets, wildlife, and poultry.

  • Dr.
    Sarah Eadie

    More info to come!

  • Denise Jack
    Registered Veterinary Technician and Practice Manager

    Denise’s life-long passion for animals and nature has resulted in her working in the veterinary profession since 1989.  She became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in 1992, and has been working in small animal and exotic practices in both London and Toronto as both an RVT and Practice Manager. She has since moved to Newbury and couldn’t be happier! She shares her home life with several creatures including; dogs, cats, reptiles, fish, chickens, goats and occasionally wildlife who find themselves in need of a temporary helping hand. When not working she enjoys photography, mountain biking, snowshoeing, hiking and anything having to do with the outdoors.

  • Amy Bhatia
    Hospital Administrator

    Amy was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, and moved to St. Thomas with Dr. Raj Bhatia in August of 2009. She completed her Bachelor of Science honours degree at the University of Guelph in Animal Biology in December of 2007. She has always loved being around animals and educating clients on how they can best take care of their additional family members. Amy loves all the nature and walking areas that the region has to offer. She also enjoys riding her horse, Ralley; walking her dogs, Darla and Sydney; and watching movies.

  • Sarah McGannon
    Assistant Office Manager

    Before moving to Ontario from Vancouver in 2005, Sarah was a Veterinary Assistant for 15 years and I still truly love what I do! I live in St. Thomas with my son Finnley and my furkidlet golden retriever cross Payton. I enjoy gardening, cooking and anything creative and crafty.

  • Rebecca Laemers
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Rebecca has lived in St. Thomas her whole life, but plans to live out in the country with all of her pets. She currently lives with her two Boxers, Keya and Asia, as well as a cockapoo named Griffen and new addition, Hydro, a tuxedo kitten. She graduated from St. Clair College in May of 2016 from the veterinary technician program. Rebecca enjoys hiking and playing paintball in her spare time.

  • Aileen Zylstra
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Aileen is a Registered Veterinary Technician at West Lorne Animal Hospital. She has been employed at our sister clinic in St. Thomas since the summer of 2001 and thoroughly enjoys her job! She has had a love for animals since childhood while growing up on a farm. She has had many experiences with animals and loves helping them out! She shares her time with her husband, Greg; their children Levi, Jude and Anna, their dog Bentley, two Dutch bunnies Ralphy and Carl and their friends. Her interests include playing baseball, sports, reading, scrapbooking and enjoying time spent with friends and family.

  • Celine Desnoyers
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Celine spent most of her formative years growing up in Northern Ontario and has been working in the veterinary profession since the age of 15. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc. in Biomedical Science. Celine then returned to the world of academia graduating as an RVT from Northern College in the spring of 2017. When she’s not busy caring for patients at our hospital, Celine can be found going for long walks with her best buddy Dexter, a handsome Golden Retriever or spending time at home with her hearing-impaired kitty named Edison.

  • Krista Kirkland
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Krista has been working in the veterinary profession since 2007 and as an RVT since 2014. Originally from Guelph Ontario, she moved to Elgin county in August of 2014. Krista earned her B.Sc.H in Biological sciences from the University of Guelph as she originally wanted to be a veterinarian. She then enrolled in the alternative RVT program from Thompson Rivers University in B.C. and LOVED the RVT role. In September on 2016 she started schooling at Fanshaw College to become a Dental Hygienist and really enjoys the mix of working with animals and people.  In the future Krista plans to work both as an RVT and a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She views her RVT career as her ‘fun job’ and can be found spending her spare time  with her three dogs, four cats and two rabbits.

  • Renita DeWaele
    Veterinary Technician

    Renita was born and raised in Springfield Ontario spending her time between two family farms. Growing up, she had the good fortune to be surrounded by a variety of animal friends including; cows, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, peacocks, dogs and cats. She presently shares her home with her three cats; Sylvester, Caramel, and O’Malley as well as her dog Gracie. Renita graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in the fall of 2017. Not only does Renita have a strong passion for veterinary medicine, she also has a very creative side that she expresses through drawing, painting, writing poetry and playing the tenor saxophone. Apparently, this isn’t enough to keep her busy as she also finds time to go camping and fishing with family and friends.

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