MEET THE STAFF
Ken J. Storimans, B.Sc. DVM
Dr. Storimans has been a small animal veterinarian since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1985. After graduation, he practiced in Sarnia, Markham and Wells, Maine before purchasing Elmvale Veterinary Hospital in 1988. Dr. Storimans is also the former owner of the Penetang Veterinary Hospital and a founder and co-owner of the Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Dr. Storimans special interests include all aspects of surgery. He recently bought a couple Harleys with his wife and they are both learning to ride. He enjoys the outdoors, salmon fishing and boating as well as spending time with his wife Jessica, children Hayden, Zara and their English Shepherd, Tally.
Stacey Mabbott, B.Sc., DVM
Dr. Mabbott graduated from the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and then completed an internship at a multidiscipline veterinary hospital in Ohio. After her internship she moved to New Jersey where she practiced emergency and a small animal exotic medicine. In 2013 she moved home to Ontario, where she worked in both emergency and small animal medicine. Dr. M. has a special interest in exotic animal medicine and is mom to her three parrots and a Bullmastiff (Breslyn). Dr. Mabbott is involved in a number of groups raising funds to help with a wide variety of charities. This includes working with The Good Guys Dog Carting Group where Breslyn gives rides to children for donations towards these charities. Although currently living in the city she is a country girl at heart and enjoys spending time in nature fishing, hiking and canoeing. Dr. Mabbott is hoping to move out of the city soon.
Andrea Alfred, B.Sc., DVM
Dr. Alfred has been a small-animal veterinarian since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1998. She enjoys hiking and traveling and spending time with her children Erin, Sean and Alan. Andrea often donates a large portion of her holiday time on mission trips assisting in third world countries. Dr. Alfred also has two cats who like to terrorize the clinic when she goes on vacation.
Amanda, RVT and Practice Manager
Amanda graduated from Sheridan College’s Animal Care program in 2007 with high honours as well as Seneca College King City in 2010 and is a registered veterinary technician (RVT). She worked at the Toronto Zoo and has cared for many species in her career such as Orangutans and African Penguins. Amanda has travelled to New York and Dallas, TX to learn Ultrasonography and currently puts her skills to good use at the Elmvale Veterinary Hospital. Amanda enjoys traveling to exotic beaches with her fiance and spending time with her friends, family and her cats "King Henry" "Prince William" and her crazy kitten “Thackory Binx”.
Sam graduated from Georgian College in 2006 and has 10-years experience working as a Veterinary Technician. She previously worked as an agent at the Barrie OSPCA where she investigated complaints about animal neglect or abuse. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and her two children. Sam has two cats: a naughty cat named "Archibald", and a less naughty cat named "Timmy" Sam is also mother to aptly named "Chaos" (Chaos the Canine) who is known to consume any household item he can get his paws on. Sam recently added yet another canine to the household because she likes the chaos. Welcome to "Riggs" another Olde English Bulldogge.
Mandy has recently graduated from Northern College with honours as a Veterinary Technician and joined the team at EVH on May 1st 2019. Mandy wrote her exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in July 2019 and can now call herself a RVT! She has experience working in a small animal practice and a boarding kennel. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, figure skating and being with her family and friends and she also loves to spend time with her rescued lionhead bunny "Precious".
Logan graduated from Northern College Veterinary Technician and Wildlife Rehabilitation program in 2015 with honours and then attained her registry status in August that same year. Logan worked at Elmvale Veterinary Hospital from 2015 to 2016 then moved up North to practice in Temiskaming Shores. The cold and the bears have driven her south again and she has rejoined the Elmvale Veterinary Hospital. In her spare time Logan loves fishing, camping, hiking and cuddling with her 3 grey cats Baby, Lua and Cole. Welcome home Logan!
Scott, Client Services
Scott graduated with honours from Sheridan College's Animal Care Program in 2018. He is working towards becoming a zookeeper, so he can care for as many different exotic species as he can. Scott spends his free time enjoying the great outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Leanne, Client Services.
Leanne is our primary client services team member. Leanne has been managing the front desk since 2003! If you need to place an order, make an appointment or book a surgery chances are that Leanne will be your contact person. Leanne lives on a local beef farm with her husband Trevor and daughter Eva. She’s lived in Elmvale her entire life and prefers the small-town atmosphere and enjoys showing her Hereford beef cattle at fall fairs.
Rachel, Client Services
Rachel has always had a lifelong passion for animals, from volunteering at the Hamilton SPCA in the adoptions unit, to graduating from Guelph University in 2017 in Equine Business Management and Equine Studies. She then studied Equine Massage Therapy and became a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. In her spare time, she spends time with friends, family and her two golden retrievers Molson and Miller.
Jessica, Client Services
Jessica is the fourth member of our client services team and has been with the Elmvale Veterinary Hospital since 2004. She’s been married to Dr. Storimans since 2007 and enjoys traveling, Beagles and hanging out with her husband Ken, son Hayden, daughter Zara and their English Shepherd, "Tally".
Kelly and Jeff Whiteside, Agility & Obedience Trainers
Kelly and Jeff began breeding Shetland Sheepdogs in 1988. They began teaching Obedience and Agility classes after completing a three-year apprenticeship in dog training in 1999 and attended numerous seminars, workshops and training clinics. Under the name Howling Hills Canine Academy, Kelly and Jeff started their obedience classes in their own backyard. Their straight forward and easy to understand approach to dog training became widely known and their business grew rapidly. In 2002, Kelly and Jeff changed the name of their canine training classes to Herdabout K-9 Academy and relocated to the Elmvale Veterinary Hospital.