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. Brooke Janson:
Dr. Brooke decided at the age of 5 that she would become a veterinarian after going to a vet appointment with her family golden retriever Abby. She quickly fell in love with the idea of caring for animals, which only grew when she got her first horse Chaps a quarter horse.
Dr. Brooke attended the University of Guelph where she received an undergraduate degree in animal biology, then a master’s degree working with the cheetahs at the African Lion Safari. After this Dr. Brooke was accepted into the Ontario Veterinary College where she received her DVM in 2014 and focused on small animals.
Dr. Brooke has a strong interest in small animal reproduction as well as behaviour. Brooke’s interest in behaviour started after bringing home her stabyhoun Rubic, who has separation anxiety. So after living in a house with a dog with anxiety Dr. Brooke loves to answer questions and help clients who are experiencing similar challenges.
Dr. Brooke really enjoys spending time with her horse Chaps as well as her dog Rubic and cat Mandy. Brooke’s passions also include photography as well as drawing. Dr. Brooke, has participated in UKC conformation shows, agility as well as rally training with Rubic.
Leanne- Registered Veterinary Technician:
Leanne graduated as an Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010 from Northern College in the small town of Haileybury, Ontario. Since graduating Leanne has gained experience in several small animal practices and has taken a great interest in emergency medicine and surgery. She has a driving passion for companion animals as well as Canadian wildlife conservation. On her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, camping, bird watching, cuddling with her cat and even volunteers with local conservation groups.
Kyla - Office Manager / Registered 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 - Customer Services Representative:
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.