Dr. Alison Jones grew up in Thunder Bay, and knew from a very young age that veterinary medicine would become her life’s passion. A side-track led her to an eight year career as a registered nurse, working in the ICU at two busy Toronto hospitals. Eventually, though, Alison’s veterinary dream reclaimed her, and she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1997. Since then, she has worked predominantly in Wellington County, but also loved the 1 ½ years she spent at a busy practice in Halifax, NS.
As a breeder and exhibitor of Great Danes since 1992, Alison naturally developed a special interest in canine reproduction, and has spent much of her career refining her skills in that area. In addition, she is an experienced and meticulous soft-tissue surgeon, but enjoys all aspects of her chosen work.
During her off hours, Dr. Jones relaxes on long walks in the forest with her two Great Danes, with whom she also spends time in the show ring.
Dr. Andrea Malatestinic grew up with dogs and horses in her heart and soul in the suburbs outside of Saint John, New Brunswick. Her childhood was spent either riding and showing horses and ponies, or by her mother’s side in the dog show world breeding and exhibiting Newfoundlands and English Cocker Spaniels. After graduating from high school, Andrea left the Maritimes and made her way to Ontario where she spent several years training and competing in the Equestrian discipline of 3 Day Eventing which eventually earned her a spot on the 1992 Canadian 3 Day Event Team Long List. With her sights on a more stable career, Veterinary School soon beckoned and she attended the Ontario Veterinary College graduating in 2002.
Following graduation, Andrea was blessed to have the opportunity to work at both an Equine Performance Horse practice and a breeder/dog show oriented Small Animal practice in Hillsburgh Ontario. With her interests equally divided between horses and small animals, she eventually made the difficult decision to focus on Equine Veterinary practice and for 17 years was a successful Equine Performance Horse Veterinarian in Southern Ontario. But the draw to go back to Small Animal Practice was strong and given the opportunity to join forces with Dr. Alison Jones again, Andrea joined the Alma Street Animal Hospital family in June 2019.
Andrea is devoted to promoting Pure Bred dogs and brings years of practical experience to small animal veterinary medicine. She is a passionate exhibitor and breeder of Bullmastiffs, and is proud to have owner- handled her dogs to many prestigious wins in both Canada and the United States. Her interests in small animal practice are in internal medicine, lameness, acupuncture and canine reproduction.
Kerri graduated from the VT program at Seneca College in May of 2016, and has been working at Alma Street Animal Hospital since we opened our doors in March 2017.
She has always had a love and passion for animals and has wanted to work with them since she was a little girl. She has a special interest in critical care as well as canine reproduction. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sports (hockey in the winter, fast pitch in the summer), and spending time with her family and friends at her cottage on Georgian Bay.
Kerri currently lives in Guelph with her husband Nick, her rescue dog Zeppelin, and two cats Henry and Oliver!
Michelle is a proud graduate of Ridgetown College’s Veterinary Technician program and has been working as an RVT in small animal clinics for over 15 years. Michelle is a loving pet mom to a goofy Dachshund named Hundley and to a spoiled Ragdoll Kitten named Yoshi.
Michelle, her husband and two young boys can often be found camping, hiking, geocaching and enjoying local parks, trails and events.
Julie is a more frequent face as of 2019 but began helping out at ASAH on a locum basis in 2017. She graduated from Ridgetown College in 2008 and has been working in small animal practice, emergency and referral hospitals ever since. Julie is passionate about emergency and critical care and has been working in the Ontario Veterinary College Intensive Care Unit since 2011, but she enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field.
Stef is the newest member of the Alma Street team. She has worked 10+ years in the equine world and has always been passionate about animals, but has now decided to pursue working with small animals.
She has a corgi and mini aussie mix puppy, who is a momma’s boy, named Hunter, and a sassy but loving tortoiseshell cat named Isabel, who both reside with her in Oakville. In her free time, you can catch her at her farm coaching and braiding horses, or on a hike, exploring new trails with Hunter!
Fiona is currently a student veterinarian at the Ontario Veterinary College, class of 2021, and afterwards, hopes to pursue a specialty in small animal reproduction. She decided to become a veterinarian at the age of 4, and since she first learned how to talk, she still has not stopped talking about her passion and desire to help all animals. Fiona does not yet have any pets of her own, however, she is a proud foster mom to many kittens for the Guelph Humane Society. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, camping, and getting Starbucks!
Savannah is a student at the Ontario Veterinary college, class of 2023 while not entirely sure what she wants to do after she finishes her 4 years, she does have an interest in mixed animal practice and reproduction. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was very little and has been working hard ever since to make sure that dream comes true. She loves all animals and hopes to be able to make a difference in their lives in anyway possible. When she does have some down time she likes to go on short walks with her senior Bernese Mountain Dog named Cadbury, relax with some yoga, hiking and most recently learn how to play hockey/skate.
Waylon came to join our team in January 2019, after retiring from his role in Claw Enforcement, defending the streets of Quebec. He is paw-sitively passionate about all things related to food, especially chicken, and every day he makes sure the girls are not a meow-ment late for lunch, which he starts reminding them about at 9:00am! Waylon has been a meow-nificent addition to our team at Alma Street, filling our days with purr-iceless laughter and claw-some memories. In his time off, he enjoys taking long catnaps in the sun, and eating as much chicken as he can steal off the kitchen table when no one is looking.