Our Team

Meet the Team

Meet our team of caring professionals. Pet care brought to you by people who care.

Why Choose Us

We’re pet owners, too. We know the joy of falling in love with a new pet, the comfort of spending time with faithful friends and the pain of saying that final goodbye. We want to work with you, as partners, to strengthen and enjoy your relationships with your beloved pets.

Faye Whyte (she/her)
DVM
Dr. Faye earned her honours DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1999, after completing her B.Sc. at the University of Toronto.

Upon graduation, this ‘army brat’ returned to the Kingston area to work as a small animal veterinarian. She became the practice owner at Richmond Veterinary Clinic in 2007 and opened Land O’Lakes clinic in Northbrook in 2011. She is a huge proponent of low-stress handling of our patients. Dr. Faye loves making sure the team at the clinic has great equipment to work with in a beautiful facility. And coffee.

Her home is just north of Kingston, shared with cats, a dog, and her family. She enjoys creative writing and knitting, and keeps trying but failing at camping.

    Heather DeMille (she/her)
    DVM
    Dr. Heather is our cat whisperer. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI, in 1995, after earning her B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph in 1991.

    She began small animal practice in the Kingston area shortly after graduation, and joined our practice in 2003. Since then, she has developed a special interest in surgery and feline medicine, loves continuing education, and has been a member of the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) since 2011. She is currently studying advances in diagnostic imaging.

    Her perfect workday would be challenging surgical cases interspersed with kitten visits and the odd grumpy old cat. With a little music on the side.

    She is an accomplished weight lifter, loves to travel with her family and can be tempted to sit still with dark chocolate, a cat on her lap and a good book.

      Jennifer Weeks-Llera (she/her)
      DVM
      Dr. Jennifer graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2008. She pursued a veterinary internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Florida and worked in the Chatham area before settling in Kingston and joining our practice in 2015.

      She finds her work most rewarding when she can alleviate stress and pain in her patients and educate their owners regarding pet health. She has a special interest in behaviour problems, and has the patience and dedication to work through complex medical diagnoses. She is also taking CE so she can utilize our ultrasound equipment to help our patients.

      In her off hours, you might find her introducing her daughter to equestrian sports or enjoying rally obedience, agility and scent detection with her dogs.

        Sam (she/her)
        RVT
        Samantha has been with RVC since she started as a high school co-op student in 2008. Since then, she completed her studies at St. Lawrence College, obtained her RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) designation, and relocated to Alberta and back again.

        Sam finds great satisfaction in the long-term relationships we build here with patients and their people. She enjoys her days in the surgical suite, but can also be found making time to give that special pet their favourite treat. She’s our go-to gal for nutrition recommendations and does a great job keeping the special order and backorder lists straight.

        When she’s not here, Sam loves to spend time with her family, relaxing at the cottage, and sharing her love of horseback riding with her daughter.

          Krista (she/her)
          RVT
          Krista is one of the smiling faces you’ve seen working with us since 2011. She graduated from St. Lawrence College and became registered as an RVT in 2008. She worked in Ottawa and Belleville before joining our little team.

          She loves working with our patients in the surgical suite, and is the one who can keep everyone organized. No matter how hectic the day, she doesn’t lose her cool and is always advocating for our patients and their owners. One of her greatest rewards is to make a pet more comfortable and improve their quality of life.

          Krista loves to garden, read and spend time with her family. She’s also a boss cake maker.

            Hannah (she/her)
            RVT
            Hannah joined us as a St. Lawrence student during the pandemic, and we are so happy she stayed with us after graduating and earning her designation as one of our RVTs in 2021. As a native of the Kingston area, we’re sure she’ll agree that it’s worth the drive to Napanee!

            Hannah is always there, quietly making sure the doctors stay on time, that the lab work is completed and our patients are comfortable in and after surgery. One of the rewards of this work for Hannah is supporting pet owners through difficult times.

            She is an avid golfer, and loves to spend time with friends and family. Maybe a little travel, too. So far, she only has one dog, but we’re working on her 😉.

              Breanna (she/her)
              RVT
              Breanna has a B.Sc. in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph, and earned her VT advanced diploma from St. Lawrence College in 2023. A native of Napanee, we are so excited she returned to work with us as one of the Registered Veterinary Technicians caring for your pets.

              She’s been a great addition to our team, helping to make sure our laboratory and procedures rooms run smoothly. Bre enjoys advocating for patients and educating clients about their pets’ health.

              When she’s away from the office, Bre enjoys camping and hiking with her dogs. Check out www.hankiesnpaws.com where she combines her design flair, photography and her sewing skills to make unique products for you and your fur family.

                Mandy (she/her)
                VT
                Mandy graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at St. Lawrence College in 2007 and worked in the Kingston area before joining us in 2020.

                She is always ready to help out, can switch into emergency mode in the middle of a stride and can tire out even our most energetic veterinarians. The most rewarding part of the job, for Mandy, is working with senior patients, improving their quality of life, and helping keep them more comfortable at home.  She also looks after our growing collection of plants.

                She is a foster fur-mom extraordinaire, giving care and a temporary home to more than 50 dogs and 2 dozen cats, so far. She also loves reading, crocheting and other fibre arts, and regularly takes her dogs for long forest walks.

                  Erin (she/her)
                  VA
                  Erin has been with us since 2012, when she earned her Veterinary Assistant designation from St. Lawrence College.

                  She’s always ready to learn how to use new technologies, especially something that can help our patients and clients. She helps keep us organized, and can lighten the darkest days with her sense of humour.

                  A big fan of the TV series ‘Friends’, she even named one of her cats, ‘Chandler Bing’, after her favorite character. Erin also enjoys spending time with her family and taking her dog for walks.

                    Kerisa (she/her)
                    VA
                    Kerisa has been with us since she attended St. Lawrence College and joined us as a student for her co-op. When she graduated with her Veterinary Assistant diploma in 2015, we were thrilled that she joined the team.

                    Kerisa knows how to fix almost anything. She’s always cheerful and ready to lend a hand to help keep our patients comfortable and our clients happy. Her best days are when she sees a pet improving with our care.

                    She is an artist, and loves the outdoors. You might find her painting, out on the lake or snowmobiling, depending on the season.

                      Hailey (she/her)
                      VA
                      Hailey is another team member who joined us during high school. She did her co-op with us, then came back again in 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant, after graduating from the program at St. Lawrence College.

                      With her quiet demeanour and training in low-stress handling, Hailey is able to soothe nervous dogs and even the spiciest of cats. She is a huge asset in the examination room.

                      Hailey has several cats and a dog. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with them, doing bead work and relaxing at her camp.

                        London (she/her)
                        VA
                        Originally from Whitby, London graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at St. Lawrence College in 2019. She joined us in 2021, and has quickly become a valued member of the team.

                        She loves working in our inpatient and surgery areas and has amazing results working with dogs with attitude. She gets great satisfaction helping pets, knowing she’s played an important part in relieving their pain and making their lives better. She also entertains us in her role as in-house DJ, with a playlist for every mood.

                        London is very active in sports, playing golf and baseball, as well as spending time outdoors with activities like hiking and fishing. She loves to travel with her family, and this dynamo even has her own business called Buss Stop Bakery.

                          Leah (she/her)
                          VA
                          Leah has a background and training in culinary services, but her love of animals won out and she completed her Veterinary Assistant training at St. Lawrence College in 2023. She worked with us part-time as a kennel attendant before joining us in her current role.

                          You may see her smiling face in the outpatient area, as she does her best to keep the veterinarians running on time. She believes the most rewarding part of the career is that we get to make a difference in animals’ lives!

                          When she’s not at work, she enjoys crafting, streaming shows and hanging out with her friends.

                            Alison (she/her)
                            Client Care Representative
                            With a varied background including a diploma in Fire Investigation from Durham College, experience working in a dog boarding kennel and with large animals, Alison is one of the voices on the phone and the biggest smile at the reception desk.

                            Although new to veterinary medicine, her thirst for knowledge and quickness on her feet make her a perfect addition to our team. We’ve learned that the bigger the smile, the bigger the problem she’s working hard to solve. Alison enjoys helping owners and pets figure out their problems and watching the animals grow!

                            She loves to spend time with her family and pursuing a lifelong passion working with and riding horses.

                              Jenn (she/her)
                              Client Care Representative
                              We are so happy Jenn joined us when she moved to the area from Peterborough in 2023 as we expand our client care team. With a background of 20 years in the veterinary field, she also has training as a Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant and experience as an Activity Director in a retirement home.

                              Jenn joined us with a smile, and is eagerly meeting our clients and patients while learning a new software system and a unique type of scheduling. We so appreciate her drive to find a way to help any client who needs us.

                              When she’s not at work, Jenn spends time hiking with her dog, painting, knitting and travelling the world.

                                Robin (she/her)
                                Cleaner
                                Robin joined us part-time in 2016, and we are so happy she did! With 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, she’s great at multi-tasking and adapting to change.

                                She focuses on making sure our beautiful facility is clean, tidy and odour-free. She also takes the time to look after her co-workers, all of whom she treats like family.

                                In her down time, Robin likes to relax at home with her family and (growing) clowder of cats.

                                  Lucas (he/him)
                                  Student
                                  Lucas is currently working his way through the veterinary assistant program at St. Lawrence College. He’s been with us since 2022 as a part-time student, and we are so happy he’s here.

                                  If Lucas is on duty, you might hear a jaunty whistle near the end of the day as he helps keep the facilities clean and tidy. He enjoys the opportunity to help beloved pets in need and is a great team member.

                                  When not at work or school, he enjoys road-tripping, time with family and hobbies like gardening.

                                    Alexis (she/her)
                                    Student
                                    Alexis has been a student working with us part-time since 2018. She has her B.Sc. in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph, and is currently in the Veterinary Technologist program at St. Lawrence College.

                                    She’s one of the voices on the phone and smiling faces at the reception desk, as well as a wizard with computers. Alexis is interested in any new cases or problems and wants to see how we solve them. She loves to hear stories from our clients of pets who recover, and how grateful they are that we could help them.

                                    Outside of work, she loves to spend time at the barn with her horse, binge-watching tv shows, or sleeping.

                                      Sydney (she/her)
                                      Student
                                      Sydney is in the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College and has worked with us part-time for several years, originally starting in the gardens outside. Born while her mother was in the DVM program, she’s literally been around veterinary medicine all her life.

                                      Her joy in this work comes from seeing a sick pet recover. She also enjoys watching the action in our surgical suite and seeing the pets grow up! Sydney is one of our computer whizzes, and works reception on weekends.

                                      An avid reader, especially of fantasy and adventure, she also likes spending time around horses and horseback riding. She makes some of her own clothes and enjoys painting. Her current big project is a mural on her wall at home.