Welcome to West Lorne Animal Hospital
Serving West Lorne, Rodney, Ridgetown, Dutton, Glencoe, Newbury, Wardsville and surrounding areas 
Call us at (519)-768-0700

dog with stethoscope

If you live in West Lorne or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our small animal veterinarians enjoy 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 furry friends 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, family-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting any one of our veterinarians.

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 pet’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 our pet owners.

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


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

173 Main St
West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Yvonne Innes
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Yvonne attended the University of Guelph to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (and as a bonus to meet her husband) and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998. She has always been surrounded with a household full of pets since she was a kid, and she decided by the age of 5 years old that she was going to become a veterinarian. Yvonne has worked at a variety of small animal practices in southwestern Ontario throughout her career. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with clients and patients in the exam rooms and her special interests are internal medicine, preventative health, and nutrition. You will quickly notice that Yvonne’s casual rapport and fun sense of humor are usually pretty contagious. Yvonne shares her home with her husband, 4 kids, 2 dogs, a guinea pig and a zebra finch. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, being a taxi and spectator at all her kids sports and activities, and any extra free specks of time you will find her doing something active outdoors, preferably at the beach!

  • Dr.
    Jared Louw
    Veterinarian

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 4 children and 2 dogs, Bentley and Maggie. Her interests include playing baseball, camping, reading 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 canine companions or spending time at home with her kitties Ghost and Cheddar. 

  • Heidi Flavien
    Veterinary Office Administrator

    Heidi has been working at West Lorne Animal Hospital since the beginning of 2019, and she knows it's where she's meant to be. She has always had a genuine love for ALL animals, ESPECIALLY chickens! She says they are feather covered baby raptors. Heidi's chickens names are; Charming, Kessel, Ace, Perch, Nessie, Mamma Mere, Tim Bit, Swiss, Mozza + 18 more who are patiently awaiting to be named. Heidi has a cat named Nala, who is a beautiful long haired princess. Heidi has been married for 2 years to her best friend Michael who is originally from the island of St. Lucia. Heidi loves Jesus, swimming in the ocean, playing soccer, and eating avocados. Heidi does NOT like potatoes.

  • Agnes Docherty
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Agnes has been involved in animal care for a number of years through helping out on her grandparents' farm, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center, and working in veterinary clinics. Growing up, there was never anything else she wanted to do. She has always had a love for animals and even as a young child knew it was her dream to help them. Agnes graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Ridgetown College in May, 2019 and became a fully registered technician shortly after. Now, Agnes is the proud mama of a sassy cat that she rescued as a kitten, and a sweet little beagle who also graduated from Ridgetown College. In her spare time, she loves reading, spending time with family, and playing video games with her husband.

Featured Articles

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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West Lorne Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed