Staff

Owner/ Veterinarian

Sandra Smith, BSc, DVM

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 honored 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.

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Tracy Manley, BSc, DVM

Dr. Tracy Manley always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. As a high school student she started volunteering at a small animal clinic and got her first job there. As an undergraduate student at the University of Guelph, she spent her summers volunteering at a speciality cat clinic in downtown Toronto where she was then hired.

In 2000, Dr. Tracy graduated from U. of Guelph with a major in biology and a minor in psychology, and in 2004, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (O.V.C.) at Guelph. During her summers at O.V.C, she returned to Toronto to work at the Links Road Bird and Animal Clinic where she developed a special interest in parrots, reptiles, small mammals and other exotic pets. In her final summer as an O.V.C student, she spent 6 weeks of her externship learning at an avian and exotic clinic in Miami, and 6 more weeks in Vancouver learning from Dr. Margie Scherk, a board certified feline specialist.

Upon graduation from O.V.C, Dr. Tracy went to work at a small animal veterinary clinic in Keswick, Ontario. In 2016, she and her family moved to Peterborough County to fulfil their dream of owning a farm. In her spare time Dr Tracy can be found working with her husband on their farm, or playing around the county with her three kids.

Dr. Tracy is thrilled to be joining the incredible team at Brealey Drive Animal Clinic, and helping their clients and their furred, feathered or scaled family members to have the best possible veterinary experience.

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Micha Lederman, DVM

Dr. Mike started his animal journey with pets when he was 5 years old.  He began with dogs and continued with rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds.  His journey continued with undergraduate studies in life sciences at Ben-Gurion University and he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 2005.  To continue his progression, he attained his veterinary degree at the University of Kosice, Slovakia in 2009.  While studying he won an award in the 52nd student Scientific Conference of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Slovak republic.  Following graduation, he decided to  come back to Toronto.  He has been following his journey ever since which has brought him to Brealey Drive Animal Clinic where he is enjoying interacting with all the new patients and clients.

In his free time, Dr. Mike likes to be outdoors.  He enjoys participating in sports, hiking and canoeing.

Our Team

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April Brown - Veterinary Technician

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 horse Sissy, her dogs Nash and Kinsley, and cats Dixxon, and Benson.  She enjoys taking Sissy to Mountain trail competitions.

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Rebecca Burke - Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

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.  She enjoys spending time with her dog, Toby and her flemish giant rabbits Little Foot, Petrie, and her cat, Ducky.  She also has a gecko named Spike.  Her little hobby farm is growing.

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Virgil Snowden - Reg. Veterinary Technician

Virgil graduated from St. Lawrence College, in 2020, with an advanced diploma in Veterinary Technology.  With a lifetime love of animals, he is always delighted to learn more and is eager to see which new patients may walk through the door.  He's very excited to now be a part of the Brealey Drive Animal Clinic family.  He looks forward to new experiences and enjoys applying what he has studied in day-to-day practice with patients.

Virgil lives in town with his wife and their two poodles, Remy and Otto, and two cats Mochi and Loki.

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Tonya Howell - Receptionist

Tonya graduated from the St. Lawrence Veterinary Assistance progam.  She has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years and has a huge love for animals.  Outside of work she has 3 school ages daugthers.  A chihuahua, Maxx and two cats, Liv and Maddie.  She is excited to be apart of the Brealey Drive Animal Clinic team.

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Faith Murphy

Faith has been with us for 3 years now. She started off with us as a co-op student from Holy Cross, and she is now working with us part time. She has learned to help out throughout the clinic, always eager to assist in any task and keen to learn more.

She is heading to Trent University Fall of 2021 to start her studies in Health Science. Faith wants to become a veterinarian and meeting the patients that come in the clinic makes her excited for the bright career ahead of her.

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Erica Root - Student

Ricki has been with us since summer 2021.  She is going to Trent University for Nursing.  We are joyed to have her part of our reception team.

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Ella Murphy - Student

Ella has been with us since the summer of 2021, she started off in the pet spa.  As she was working with the pets at the spa she realized that she wanted to work with animals; she has decided to attend Georgian College for their Veterinary Technician Program. Ella has been working at the clinic since that fall of 2021.  Ella enjoys working with the exotic animals that come in and helps Dr. Tracy Manley as much as she can with them. She has learned so much in the little time that she has been with us. But she is looking forward to being well prepared for when she heads off to school in the fall.

Ella is the little sister of our very own Faith Murphy. Ella has a pet dwarf hamster named Otis, who she spoils.

Annabelle

Annabelle - Clinic Cat

Annabelle has been with us since September 2017.  She originally was  adopted from the Peterborough Humane Society, and then came to us.   She has made herself right at home and likes to spend time greeting clients/patients at the door. While clients wait, she will ask for some pets and sit on your lap.  She likes to go out for little explorations outside to bring us back her treasures.  She is our little social  butterfly.

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