Dr. Kim Facey:
Dr. Facey inherited her love for animals from both her parents and from the age of five, wanted
to be a Veterinarian. Her family life included dogs, cats, fish, and hamsters. Her Christmas wish
for horseback riding lessons at the age of thirteen turned into a lifelong passion and she decided
that she was going to be an equine Veterinarian.
During her time at the Ontario Veterinary College, she realized that she loved working with
many species and her first job after graduation in Lindsay was in a mixed animal practice.
She moved to Apsley in the spring of 1994 to be with her partner Gord and took a job closer to
home, working exclusively with small animals. She continued this for 13 years at a wonderful
clinic in Peterborough Champlain Animal Hospital.
Her son Jordan was born in 2000 and she moved to part time work for a number of years and
realized the long drive to work was taking its toll. After leaving Champlain, she did locum work
for four years ( helping out Veterinarians during busy times and when they were on holidays)
while trying to acquire a suitable site for her own practice.
In April of 2009, the doors to Apsley Veterinary Services were opened.
Dr. Facey still has dogs and cats and horses at home, as well as a pot bellied pig named
Harley. She was a founding board member of the Kawartha Veterinary Association and an
original partner in the start up of the Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic.
She enjoys her free time with family at the cottage and hopes to find more time for horseback
riding in the years to come as well as getting back into Search and Rescue training with her
Dr. Rose Bahr:
With more than two decades of experience behind her, Dr. Rose Bahr continues to practice veterinary medicine out of a deep personal commitment to the welfare of all creatures. She has a keen interest in rehabilitative and palliative care and actively seeks ongoing education in new methods and treatments. At home, Rose pursues advanced equestrian training and with her husband, enjoys a herd of horses, a flock of chickens and a household of cats
Dr. Melloney Erwin:
Dr. Erwin graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995.
Although Dr. Erwin is very busy with her Indian River Mobile Veterinary Services, she helps out when Dr. Facey cannot be available. Dr. Erwin has a special interest in acupuncture, herbal medicine and is a certified animal chiropractor. Dr. Erwins current project is a rescue dog from Mexico named Ella.
Kyla - Veterinary Technician:
After completing two years of college and 700 hours of clinical co-op placement, Kyla graduated from Georgian College as a Veterinary Technician in 2013. She then wrote the National Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician which requires her to keep up her education by completing continuing education courses. Since graduating, Kyla has worked at both Apsley Veterinary Services and until Spring 2015 Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic as a part time RVT. Now only working full-time in Apsley she enjoys what spare time she gets outdoors riding her horse or hiking with her dog as well as spending time with family and friends.
Stacey - Animal Care Attendant:
After completing an animal care course, Stacey joined Apsley Veterinary Services in 2010. Stacey has a keen interest in animal behavior and is known as the dog whisperer of our team. Stacey hopes to eventually run her own animal shelter. Her job includes assisting with x-rays, hospital cleanliness, assisting with the restraint of wiggly patients, tending the garden and much more.
Joanne - Receptionist:
A true animal lover, Joanne has been working at Apsley Veterinary Services since January 2012, as a client services representative. She is the smiling face that clients meet as they enter the hospital and she greets every day with enthusiasm. Joanne has been in customer service for 25 years and juggles many jobs at Apsley Veterinary Services from answering phones, assisting clients and office management duties.
Aliceson - Animal Care Attendant
Aliceson has been a proud member of the Apsley Veterinary Services Team since October 2013. Working as an Animal Care Attendant/Receptionist Aliceson has many duties around the clinic that range from customer service, in clinic patient care to the clinic health and safety representative. Aliceson is a nature buff she is at home in the great outdoors with her yellow lab Lilly. She is also an avid community volunteer and has been volunteering for Highlands East Fire Department since 2008, Wilberforce Library launchers Committee and Fire Heritage committee.