|Dr. Jane with "Murphy" and "Tailer"|
Dr. Jane Chasowy D.V.M.
Dr. Jane grew up in the Niagara Region, unknown to her, around the corner from where Dr. Ivan lived, just outside of the small village of Campden. Even though the family farm was a fruit farm, there were always plenty of animals around. Actually, Dr. Jane cannot remember the initial "spark" that led her to pursue a career working with animals, she just knows that she always wanted to be a Veterinarian.
After high school, Dr. Jane began studies at the University of Guelph and after 2 years in a Bachelor of Science program was accepted into the Ontario Veterinary College program and graduated from there in 1978.
After graduation Dr. Jane began working for Dr.'s Fred and Lynda Harris at the Harris Animal Hospital and continued here after Dr. Ivan purchased the practice in 2005. She has now spent almost 35 years practicing medicine here in Woodstock and still thoroughly enjoys coming to work each day. With so many years at the same clinic she has come to know many wonderful people and their amazing pets. During this time, she has been able to help many of these people through sad times when they have lost beloved family members, and happily welcomed new puppies and kittens into their families.
Dr. Jane lives in Sweaburg with her husband Curt, a retired high school teacher and has one daughter Katie who lives and works in Toronto. Away from veterinary medicine her passion is traveling and has organized trips for about 20 close friends.
|Dr. Esther with "George"|
Dr. Esther Duschinsky, D.V.M.
Growing up, Dr. Esther traveled extensively to different countries with her family because of her father's work. During this time her guinea pig "Lisa" and her dog "Lucky" traveled to Paris, Chicago and Egypt with her family. Dr. Esther's love of animals started at a young age and "Lisa" and "Lucky" were both longed for birthday presents. As she grew up, her love of animals grew and she realized that she wanted to work with animals and that she enjoyed science and wanted to become a veterinarian.
It took many years to become a vet, first Dr. Esther went to McGill University and completed a 4 year Bachelor of Science Degree, then she went to the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph graduating as a veterinarian in 1998.
Dr. Esther really enjoys helping people care for their pets. Dr. Esther takes an interest in veterinary surgery and care of sick pets. She enjoys solving medical mysteries since cats and dogs can't tell you what is wrong when they aren't feeling well!
Esther lives in Cambridge with her husband Kevin , her two sons Louis and Henry and her three step-children Brooklyn, Colton and Dakota. Dr. Esther has one cat named "Juice" and her two dogs "Daisy" and "Radar". This is one busy house! In her occasional spare time, Dr. Esther enjoys yoga and hiking on all the Cambridge trails.
|Dr. Ivan with "Skippy"|
Dr. Ivan Zivcic, D.V.M.
While Dr. Ivan was growing up in the Niagara Region, rather than grapes and berries, it was dairy and pig farms - along with their crazy barn cats - that really caught his eye. Always having a keen interest in medicine, it was our domestic animals that he decided he wanted to work with.
Dr. Ivan graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, with his Bachelor of Science Degree, then completed his veterinary degree in the United States in 1992. After working as a veterinary associate in mixed animal practice (dogs, cats, horses, pigs, cows - a mixture!) in New York State for two years, Dr. Ivan became a veterinary practice owner in Woodstock, Ontario in 1994.
At home, Ivan is happily married to Ronnie Jean, a beautiful, hardworking nurse and mother. Together they are raising their two active sons Nick and Andy who are always going to soccer, football, swimming, music lessons - you know the routine. As you may have guessed, the household includes "Mr. Beard" the bearded dragon, "Batman" and "Pinchderk" the hermit crabs, "Goofy" and "Pebble" the doves, "Zuta" the Belgian Shepherd and the orange tabby in charge of the whole mess "Eddie Carlo". They have also added a new addition "Skippy John" who is a chocolate point siamese kitten.