Meet the Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Downtown Veterinary Hospital! Call us at (519) 258-9963 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members and schedule your appointment whether it be a first exam or a wellness checkup, we look forward to hearing from you!

Our Doctors

Team member Dr. Kate Sweetman holding a turtle

Dr. Kate Sweetman

Veterinarian

Dr. Kate Sweetman graduated in 2016 from the Ontario Veterinary College. She shares her father’s interest in taking care of exotic animals and pocket pets as well as a special interest in small animal dentistry.

In her spare time, she enjoys sailing and horseback riding.

Team member Dr. Jim Sweetman with his black poodle

Dr. Jim Sweetman

Veterinarian

A 1981 graduate of Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Dr. Sweetman loves being a Vet and along with seeing dogs and cats, enjoys the more exotic aspect of caring for reptiles, amphibians, fish, and pocket pets.

In his spare time he loves to go fishing and traveling.

Veterinary Support Team

Team member Pam with her dog and horse

Pam

Business Manager

On her days off, Pam loves to horseback ride and play with her Boston Terrier ‘Trooper’.

Team member Shelly with her dog

Shelley

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Shelley received the Veterinary Technician of the Year Award in 2011. Shelley has been working at DVH for over 25 years. She is also a teacher at St. Clair College for the Veterinary Technician program. She has two dogs, her dachshund Tallulah and corgi Moose.

Team member Paula holding her dog

Paula

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) & Hospital Manager

Paula has been working at DVH for over 25 years. She has a chihuahua named Dakota.

Lisa

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Lisa has been working at DVH for more than 10 years. Her pugs, Biggie and Buttons often come to work with her.

Team member Josh with a black cat

Josh

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Josh has been working at DVH for more than five years.

Team member Becky with a large rabbit

Becky

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Becky recently joined our family in the Fall of 2017. She owns a Great Pyrenees named Luke, four cats Victor, Violet, Oliver, and Artemis and one rabbit Graham.

Team member Dez holding two puppies

Deserae “AKA” Dez

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Deserae graduated the veterinary technician program in 2013 and has been working here for over three years. She has two Pomeranians at home, Bella and Sadie. In her spare time, she loves to foster orphan kittens and learn about exotic pets.

Team member Nhi

Nhi

Animal Care Attendant

Nhi is a part-time Animal Care Attendant and is responsible for our hospitalized patients and boarders. She also assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Team member Michaela with her large black and white dog

Michaela

Kennel Care Attendant

Michaela is a part-time Kennel Care Attendant and is responsible for our hospitalized patients and boarders. She also assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians.