Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kurt Streib

Dr. Streib was born in Aylmer, Ontario. Following graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1993, Dr. Streib and his wife, Janet, moved to Ottawa where he joined his brother, Dave, in practice at the Orleans Veterinary Hospital. They presently live in Navan in a log home that Dr. Streib took great delight in helping to build.

There are four other members of the household: Two daughters, Arden and Anna; a grey tabby cat, Milo; and a black Labrador, Norm. When not chauffeuring his daughters to their various activities, Dr. Streib plays hockey, which is his passion, and golf.

Dr. Mary Kinch

Dr. Kinch grew up in Oshawa. She began her veterinary career as a co-op student in high school. In 1989, Dr. Kinch received her B.Sc., and in 1993 graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College. Following graduation, she worked in Wheatly, Ontario, for a year. Dr. Kinch moved to Ottawa and joined Orleans Veterinary Hospital in June 1994, becoming a full partner in the practice in 1997. Dr. Kinch has a special interest in ophthalmology and dentistry.

Dr. Kinch is married with three children. Despite her busy schedule, she finds time for Ringette and keeps a faithful running schedule, she also enjoys nice wine and spending time at the cottage. Dr. Kinch has two Jack Russell Terriers at home, Stella and Louis.

Dr. Kirk Als

Dr. Als grew up in the GTA. His love of animals led him to the University of Guelph, Veterinary Medicine program, graduating in 1993. Following graduation, he served as the Director of the Mississauga Dixie Animal Hospital. In 2002 he joined his calssmates, Dr. Kurt Streib and Dr. Mary Kinch, to become co-owner of Orleans Veterinary Hospital. He has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Als enjoys hockey, baseball, golf, skiing and fishing, as well as coaching his son’s minor hockey team. Dr. Als and his wife, Denise, have three children: Adam, Sarah and Anthony. Dr. Als also spends time biking with his beloved Boxer, Marley, who was adopted from the Ottawa Humane Society. Marley is a special Boxer. He loves visiting classrooms and spending time at a variety of school events and Pet Expos. “Marley has been a wonderful addition to the family. He has completed our family and brought us so much love and laughter.”

Dr. Kris Chandroo

Kristopher Chandroo attained his Masters degree in 2000, specializing in the perception of pain in animals. In 2001, Kristopher entered the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at the University of Guelph. As a veterinary student, he organized original studies, presentations, and publications examining cognition and pain perception in aquatic animals. In 2002, Kristopher received the Humane Society of the United States travel award, which permitted him to discuss his pain research at the ISAE International Congress. During the DVM program, Kristopher pursued freelance animal welfare assessment opportunities, and was able to lecture at several conferences across Canada about consciousness in animals, and their ability for pain perception.

After helping to establish a veterinary clinic on Vancouver Island, Kristopher re-located to Ottawa where he continues to practice veterinary medicine. In addition, he has been able to utilize his training in critical analyses of pain perception, and his veterinary clinical skills, in order to advocate for modern, evidenced based treatments for human patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.

 

 

Dr. Venessa Bossé

Dr. Bossé is originally from the Maritimes and grew up in a French speaking family. She received her DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island in 2009. She has been living in Ontario since September 2009. Dr. Bossé has a special interest in Radiology and Internal Medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Bossé enjoys spending time with her husband. She also enjoys running and hiking with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Ruger and spending time with her cat, Joey.

Dr. Katie Lee

Dr. Lee grew up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. She discovered her interest in veterinary medicine after working at a local wildlife rehabilitation center and veterinary clinic. She completed her DVM at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2011 and then went on to complete an internship in exotic, wildlife and zoo medicine. She has been working in a private small animal practice in the Maritimes and is excited about relocating to Ottawa and enjoying the beautiful city.

Dr. Lee is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing softball, volleyball and field hockey. When at home, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with her three cats Quiver, Fox and Scout as well as her Husky Poubelle.

 

 

Dr. Don Caldwell

Dr. Caldwell was born and raised in Ottawa. In 1977, he graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. In 1980, he completed a Diploma in Pathology at Guelph University. Dr. Caldwell has spent most of his working career in the Ottawa region with some short ventures outside the country.

Dr. Caldwell enjoys kayaking, gardening and a good game of bridge. For the last few years, he has been volunteering with the Ottawa Humane Society. Dr. Caldwell and his wife, Sally, live in Ottawa, sharing their home with two dogs and a “few” cats.