Sandra Smith, DVM, Bsc
Dr. Sandra (Sandy) has always had a special bond with animals from a young age - she aspired to become a veterinarian at age 5! She grew up in Toronto and was very lucky to pursue her dream - she attended the University of Guelph where she graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was, then, accepted at the Ontario Veterinary College and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999. She was honoured with 2 awards while enrolled in the veterinary program - Animal Welfare and Behaviour award and the Externship award. Dr. Sandy has been involved in veterinary medicine since 1984 - she has worked at various small animal practices as well as at Woodbine Racetrack to gain equine experience while attending school.
Dr. Sandy has worked in the Peterborough area over the past 11 yrs. She recently purchased Brealey Drive Animal Clinic as the next progression in her career. She is very excited to meet all the new pets and people - she strives for excellence in veterinary medicine while providing compassion and kindness for all.
In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her family while boating on the waterways. She also enjoys walking her 2 dogs, Cowboy and Russell, spending time with her cat, Domino and riding her horse, Maddie.
Rose Rumney, DVM, Bsc
Dr. Rose graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in the spring of 2017. Rose grew up on her family's farm near the town of Midland in Simcoe County. With both of her parents working as veterinarians she was exposed to a wide variety of animals from a young age, and quickly learned to love veterinary medicine. Rose attended the University of Guelph from 2008 to 2017, completing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology followed by 4 years at the Ontario Veterinary College. After graduation she worked in Midland as a mixed animal practitioner.
Rose has recently moved to Peterborough and is excited to join the staff at Brealey Drive Animal Clinic for Thursday and Friday appointments. While Rose enjoys all aspects of working with cats and dogs she has a particular interest in caring for geriatric pets and helping them to maintain a good quality of life as they enter their golden years.
When she is not busy working Rose is an avid reader, outdoor enthusiast and amateur naturalist, enjoying activities such as fishing, skiing, hiking and gardening. Having recently moved to Peterborough she is excited to learn more about the city and its surrounding area.
Meet the Team
These are the ladies who would be helping with your every need here at the clinic.
April has worked as a veterinary technician since 1993, and has appreciated honing her skills since. April has been with Brealey Drive Animal Clinic since 2004 and enjoys her job tremendously. She continues to further her knowledge in veterinary medicine through continued education. She has always worked with animals and cannot see herself doing anything else.
Outside of work she enjoys time with her two children, her horses Sissy and Danny Girl, her dogs Nash and Dennis, and cats Miss Mew and Maggie. She enjoys taking Sissy to Mountain trail competitions.
Jesse has been working in the veterinary field since 1998, and builds on it with continued education. She has been around veterinary clinics since she was born, observing and working in her father’s veterinary hospital in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Growing up with a vet for a dad, and being around animals her whole life, it came as a natural choice to make caring for animals a career.
Outside of work, Jesse also enjoys spending time on the family farm with her dog, Hammi, cat Hotdog "Hottie". During the warmer months she loves riding her Appaloosa horses, Gigi and Floyd. As well as participating in Adventure races and 5ks.
Rebecca graduated from St. Lawrence College (2011) with a degree in General Arts and Science (certificate in Veterinary Assistant). She became interested in the field at a young age, growing up on a hobby farm with a variety of animals. In her time at Brealey Drive Animal Clinic she has been keen to learn as much as possible.
She still enjoys spending time on the hobby farm, and spending time with her family, her dog - Edge and her rabbits (Flemish Giants) - Chubby & LuLu.
Meet Annabelle our new resident cat
If you would like a tour of the facility at any time. Please feel free to give us a call and we can certainly arrange a time for you.