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.
Jessica was born and raised in Kincardine, with 7 brothers and sisters. She first joined the Ripley Vet team in 2011, working as a receptionist in their Huron-Shores office, while graduating from Georgian College for Veterinary Technology. Shortly after, she recieved her registered status.These days, she's working as a Technician full-time in the Ripley office, often helping with appointments, doing lab work, and helping with surgical and dentistry procedures. She continues to work with pet owners experiencing nutritional issues and is always looking to learn more!In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games and cuddling with her cat, Scar.
Brianna joined our team, as a Registered Veterinary Technician, in the fall of 2018. Growing up she always knew she wanted to work with animals and then in 2014 she graduated from the Veterinary Technician program from the University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus. She grew up in London and now currently lives in Ripley with her husband, their son and their dog Fuzzy (who is pictured here) Brianna can be found at the front desk welcoming and assisting clients, or in the back focusing on surgery, anesthesia, or lab work. When not at work Brianna enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, playing piano and horseback riding.
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 Chepstow 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 black lab, 'Cooper', a french bulldog 'Douglas' and a cat named 'Jack'. She has been a technician for 23 years and enjoys her job with all of her heart.
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.
Tracy joined our team at Ripley-Huron Veterinary Clinic in 2014 as a receptionist. She has since went to Lucknow-Huron Veterinary Service, our satellite office. She is married to Dr. Mike DeGroot, and lives in Belgrave Ontario, with three children. Tracy enjoys spending time with her family when not working in Lucknow, including watching her children curl, figure skate and play hockey. Mike and Tracy also have two dogs, Maggie, a black lab and Daisy a Golden Retriever.
Maddie joined our team in the spring of 2019. Coming as a fresh graduate of the Veterinary Office Admin. & Approved Veterinary Assistant from Ridgetown University of Guelph. She grew up in Clifford and now currently lives in Clifford with her boyfriend, cats Milo, Luna & Herb and golden retriever, Bauer. Maddie can be found at the front desk answering the phone and communicating with clients. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, cuddling her pets and helping at her grandparents restaurant.
Kellie grew up in Essex County, and moved to Ripley, her husband's hometown in February of 2020. She has a background in office administration and pharmacy. Kellie enjoys spending time with her 3 little ones and her Australian shepherd, Hunter. She also enjoys crafts, fishing, and cooking