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If you live in Ripley, Lucknow, Kincardine, Port Elgin or surrounding areas, then we welcome you to our website to find a veterinarian. 

Dr. Annika Rear & Dr. Mike DeGroot are licensed veterinarians, treating both large and small animals. Your pet's health and well-being are very important to us.

Ripley Huron Veterinary Clinic is a full service companion and food animal hospital and will care for emergency cases as well as routine medical, surgical and dental situations. The veterinarians are experienced in many types of conditions and treatments. Beyond pet care, we make our vet clinic environment comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm for your pet to relax in the waiting room, looking forward to meeting his or her own Ripley-Huron veterinarian.

We have a number of resources available for you to learn how to take better care of your animals. Browse around and look at our articles. The best ongoing veterinary care for animals is appropriately balanced nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question, call (519) 395-2906 or e-mail us and we'll promptly get back to you.

The Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic is very easy to get to; a pleasant drive from everywhere; and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for our clients. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. Mike DeGroot

Dr. Annika Rear

 Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic | (519)395-2906

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Annika Rear
    Co-Owner

    Graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006, Annika came directly to the Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic to start her career and continues to be a cornerstone of the team. Born and raised in the rural Kincardine-Ripley area, Annika has enjoyed being able to come home and work with the large diversity of species and clientele this area has to offer. In her spare time, she likes reading, walking, riding and volunteering with non-profit charities and organizations.

  • Dr.
    Mike DeGroot
    Co-Owner

    Dr. DeGroot was born and raised on a pig farm near Zurich, Ontario. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006 and has since worked in mixed animal practices for 5 years. Mike has been with the Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic team since 2010. He currently resides in Wingham with his wife, Tracy, and three children. When he isn't working, his hobbies include playing hockey and baseball.

  • Jessica Newman
    Veterinary Technician & Receptionist

    Jessica graduated received her diploma in Veterinary Technology from Georgian College in 2011. in 2011 she also started working as a receptionist/technician at the Huron Shores Veterinary Service in Port Elgin - a satellite office of the Ripley Huron Veterinary Clinic. Jessica owns three cats - 'Scarface', 'Zoey' and 'Sophie', whom she loves very much. She grew up with three brothers and four sisters on a farm in the Kincardine area. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, playing video games and playing the piano. Jessica is currently working on earning her 'registered' status as a Veterinary Technician.

  • Debbie Braun
    Veterinary Technician

    Debbie graduated in 1988 from Centralia College of Agriculture Technology from the Animal Health Technician program. She grew up on a beef farm near Bluevale and her love of animals started at a very young age. She worked at the Seaforth Veterinary Clinic for 10 years before taking a 7 year leave of absence to raise her 4 children; Nicole, Alexa, Lucas and Zane. She started with the Ripley Veterinary Clinic in 2004. She is actively involved in community activities and loves to volunteer and be involved in many community programs. She recently accepted a position on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Easter Seals Society. She lives in Whitechurch with her partner, Jay, and her 4 children, as well as with her step-children Damen, Amber and Jordan part-time. Her love of family includes all her children but her pets are also one of her greatest loves. She has a black lab, 'Cinder', a Shihtzu, 'Oliver', and a cat named 'Jack'. She has been a technician for 23 years and enjoys her job with all of her heart.

  • Robyn Bridge
    Registered Veterinary Technician & Groomer

    Robyn has been working at the Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic since 2000. She graduated from Niagara College with a diploma in tourism marketing in 2005; however decided that the field of veterinary medicine is where she wanted to be. She then attended a pre-health course at Fanshawe College before going on to complete a full time correspondence program through Thompson Rivers University. Robyn completed her correspondence program in conjunction with the Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic and graduated in December 2010 as an Animal Health Technician. Robyn enjoys working as a technician, but also enjoys grooming at our Ripley and Huron Shores offices. She enjoys travelling throughout Canada and to warmer countries during the winter months in her spare time.

  • Jayne Ritchie
    Receptionist

    Jayne joined our team in 2001 as the receptionist at the Lucknow-Huron Veterinary Service, a satellite office of the Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic. She has always enjoyed chatting with people and loved working with animals both large and small. She is married with 2 children, 1 dog, 1 barn cat and a few dairy cattle. Jayne and her husband recently retired after more than 25 years operating a 40-cow dairy operation. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, gardening and decorating.

  • Wendy Annett
    Veterinary Assistant

    Wendy graduated from the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph with a diploma in Agriculture in 1996. She has worked as a Veterinary Assistant since 1997. Wendy has several years of working experience in veterinary clinics as she has worked at 3 other veterinary practices prior to starting with the Ripley-Huron team. Wendy and her husband have a beef farm near Mildmay, and she is the proud mother of 2 beautiful little girls. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, baking and walking with her German Shorthair Pointer.

  • Slinky
    Clinic Cat / Princess

    Slinky has helped run the Ripley-Huron Vet Clinic since 2007. Her favorite activities include begging for treats, grooming herself, and lying on the front desk so everyone can pet her.  If not found lying at the front she can be found curled up in a warm corner of the clinic or running around outside.  

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Location

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Ripley Office

Monday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Huron Shores Veterinary Services

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Lucknow - Huron Veterinary Services

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed