Veterinarians

Together, these veterinarians, technicians, and staff members bring enthusiasm to our Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Patricia Lechten, a graduate from the Veterinary College of Missouri, moved to Canada to practice veterinary medicine in the 1980’s. She has always had a keen interest in canine reproduction, and is a memebr of the Society of Veterinary Theriogenologists.Dr. Lechten keeps her plate full sitting on numerous boards, committees, and volunteering to help others in need- like becoming one of Barrie’s “12 Ladies in a Tent” this summer. She recently travelled to Ocho Rios Jamaica to help the stray dogs with care. In February she will be venturing to Todo Santos, Guatemala through “Vets without Borders” to help control pet population and rabies
control. You can catch Dr. Lechten on CP24’s “Animal House Calls” as a guest speaker from time to time. Believe it or not – she still makes time to read and bake, and brings her baked goods in for the staff! Mmmm love her banana chip muffins!

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Dr. Lindsey Rogers is a great addition to our veterinary team but may not be a new face to some. Dr. Rogers spent a summer with us learning as much as she could as a veterinary student and is now back as one of our full time veterinarians. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Veterinarians, and earned the following awards; the Andrew Smith Memorial Award top honors of graduating class 2011), F.W. Schofeild Prize in Pathology, and the Summit Pharmaceutical Prize in Clinical Pathology. Dr. Rogers has a keen interest in Small Animal Rehabilitation and is currently pursuing a specialty in that department. She attended the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida several times learning all about Canine Rehabilitation. She is excited to be a member of our team and looks forward to caring for your furry friends.

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Dr. Elyse Hauer received her Doctor of veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, and also holds a degree in Biology from Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Prior to joining the team at Allandale Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Hauer participated in the Humane Allaince spay and neuter program aimed at reducing pet overpopulation. She has also been involved in British Columbia summer camps designed to help children develop respect and compassion for animals. While she enjoys all aspects of this field she has a keen interest in geriatric care and pain management medicine. In her free time Dr. Hauer enjoys hiking, reading, and trying to keep her newly adopted dog, Keira, out of trouble. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. Alan Poon was born in Toronto and joins our team after having a uniquely British-influenced education. He attended Queen`s University where he obtained his B.Sc. (Hons) in Life Sciences in 2008 before obtaining his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, U.K. in 2012. He is also a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

During his veterinary education, Dr. Poon developed a strong interest in small animal surgery and exotics and is looking forward to furthering his experiences with creatures big, small and even smaller!Away from veterinary medicine, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, watching movies and is an avid volleyball player and skier.

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Dr. Stephanie Pierre knew since she was a young girl that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her dream came true this spring when she graduated with distinction from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, ON. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph before applying to vet school. Her special interests include surgery, emergency medicine, behavior and building relationships with pets and clients.

Dr. Pierre has recently moved to Barrie with her boyfriend and their corgi, Lizzy. They enjoy spending their time working on projects around their new home and exploring what the city has to offer. Her hobbies outside of work include softball, volleyball and travel. She has volunteered at a variety of shelters and rescues around the world, and looks forward to continuing that passion with the Allandale team.

Dr. Elaine Murphy was born and raised in Cork in the south of Ireland and can be heard before she’s seen with her characteristic Irish accent. She just received her veterinary degree from UCD, Dublin in June and was on a plane to Canada shortly after! She has an interest in Small Animal Behaviour but wants to explore all aspects of general practice before specialising in any particular area.

Sadly, she had to leave her 3 dogs Kaiser, Murphy and Fred back home in the capable hands of her parents and is yet to start her animal family in Barrie. In her spare time, she likes to go hiking and to the movies and is really looking forward to her first Canadian winter to hit the slopes. She is equally petrified to experience the cold and snow that Barrie has to offer, as growing up in Ireland, she is only used to the rain!

Growing up New Jersey, Dr. Manesis knew that all he ever wanted to do was to help animals. He started his journey going to La Salle University in Philadelphia where he majored in Integrated Science, Business & Technology, and minored in Biology. His studies then took him overseas to the Emerald Isle of Ireland where he graduated from the University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Manesis then followed his passion for surgery and emergency medicine by completing an Internal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY.

Aside from veterinary medicine Dr. Manesis enjoys boxing, as well as other sports, cooking, and spending time with his furry family, a 3-legged cat “Jackie” and Shih-Tzu mix “Ray”. Having always been a devout Yankees fan, he is still (reluctantly) getting used to switching his alliances to the Toronto Blue Jays! Dr. Manesis is looking forward to meeting your furry companions.