Dr. Grant Boa, DVM
Veterinarian & Practice Owner
Dr. Boa graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and spent a number of years practicing in Guelph. He bought the Beechmount Animal Hospital in 1987 and never looked back. Currently, he divides his time between the clinic and his farm, shared with his wife, multiple horses, B and Trixie the German Short-Haired Pointer and 2 barn cats: Penny Ornelas and Sir William of Orange.
Dr. Jill Blathwayt, DVM
Dr. Blathwayt graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. She joined the practice in 1998. At home are David Puddy, the smartest cat in the whole world and his much simpler sidekick Scout. To avoid the nickname “Cat Lady” a cavalier named Lindy was added to the mix. Dave and Scout continue to adjust to the change in their lifestyle.
Dr. Kirsten Anderson DVM, VSMT, CVA, CCRP, GDVCHM
Dr. Anderson has a degree in veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College as well as a BSc in Human Kinetics and a MSc in Animal Nutrition. She has a great interest in combining alternative and traditional medicine. To this end, she holds certifications in: Veterinary Chinese Herbal medicine, Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Animal Rehabilitation and Veterinary Acupuncture. In her spare time, Dr. Anderson can be found on her small farm along with her husband, their dogs (Quill, Ollie, Luna and Ratchet aka Bat Dog), horses, chickens and a couple of Dexter cattle. Supervisors are Auto and Xena the cats.
Dr. Megan Davis DVM
Dr. Davis graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2010, she moved back home to KW, where she now lives with her young family, 2 dogs and a cat. She has special interests in ultrasound and cardiology.
Dr. Meredith Allum, DVM
Dr. Allum is an experienced veterinarian who strives to demonstrate kindness and compassion to every pet and person she meets. She is well versed in all aspects of veterinary medicine and she works to develop a tailored approach to care that meets the needs of each individual pet and pet owner. Prior to joining Beechmount Animal Hospital, Dr. Allum worked as a veterinarian in Oakville, Ontario for 9 years. Dr. Allum is always keen to continue to learn and she has devoted considerable time to acquiring skills in her special interest areas of ultrasound imaging, endoscopy and minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery.
Dr. Meredith Allum is an active member of the veterinary community and she has held positions on the board of directors for the Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine (2014 to 2018, including president in 2018) and the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (director at large 2017 to 2020).
Education: University of Guelph (BScH 2008), Ontario Veterinary College (DVM 2012)
Emily joined the Beechmount Animal Hospital in the beginning of 2017. She grew up in Ottawa and spent summers working as a zookeeper at the Ottawa zoo. Inspired by her time at the zoo, Emily moved to Sudbury and attended Laurentian University to obtain her degree in Zoology. Her cat Boots recently had to welcome a puppy named Burt. The jury is still out on how Boots feels about her new roommate.
Nicole started working for us last year while she studied at the University of Guelph. She has joined us full time during the summer and her enthusiasm and speed has made her a welcome addition. At home she has a Shih tzu named Zoey and a cat named Suki.
Daniel joined us full-time during the summer to provide extra help while we continue to navigate curbside service. We are quite lucky as he comes to us already experienced having worked at another animal hospital. He has been a great addition to the team, his compassion and humour have been appreciated. When not working, he can be found out on the golf course.
Registered Veterinary Technicians
We are so happy to welcome Kelly back to the Beechmount Animal Hospital Family! Many of you may remember our long time technician Kelly who left us to have two beautiful boys. Now that they are a little bit older, Kelly has rejoined the staff. Because two little boys don’t keep her busy enough, Kelly also has a flock of chickens, a goose named Ferdinand, Seamer the dog and two kitties.
Kaitlyn is the newest addition to our Registered Veterinary Technician pack. Waterloo feels like home to her, as she received her BSc Honours Biology degree with a minor in Chemistry from Wilfrid Laurier University. After that, she went off to Seneca College to become a Veterinary Technician.
She originally set her sights on larger animals working at places like Jungle Cat World, and volunteering at a Canadian wildlife sanctuary, as well as abroad at a cheetah breeding program in South Africa.
Lucky for us she returned home to work with small animals and enjoy her own little “cheetah” Link.
Andrea joined the Beechmount team in 2007. Andrea has recently added Jack, a little tuxedo kitten to be a companion for her beautiful orange tabby cat named Ember. Andrea enjoys spending her free time horseback riding.
Tanya joined Beechmount in 2006. She has two lovely cats Basil and Maraka.
Loocy joined us in 2011. She belonged to a senior who found her difficult to take care of due to her medical issues. Dr. Dodd took a shine to this recalcitrant cat and insisted that she stay. Being dangerously overweight, our first plan was to diet her back. Her huge love of food (particularly fruit) made it difficult but we are pleased to say that she is now half her weight. She started at 22 pounds and she is currently 11 pounds!
In 2010, Tomorrow (also known as TT) was hired for the position of head cat. She came to fill this role from her previous position as a stray at the Humane Society. She takes her job seriously, greeting clients from her basket on the front desk. She also donates her time to allow clients to practice injection technique prior to starting their own pets on insulin to treat diabetes.