Dr. Sims received her Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Guelph in 1992 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1997. Dr. Sims started working at an animal hospital at age of 15, and has done so ever since. She has worked as an associate veterinarian at the Pembroke Animal Hospital since 2000. Dr. Sims goal is to help pet owners prevent any health concerns before they happen, by recommending preventative medicine.
Her experience with animals also includes some smaller companion animals. Dr. Sims has limited experience with rabbits and guinea pigs. She works primarily out of the Deep River Animal Services wellness centre in Deep River. She can be seen for appointments and surgeries in the PAH location on specific days.
Dr. Sims is passionate about helping her clients maintain their pet’s healthy lifestyle. That is why preventative medicine is so important to her. By doing things like early disease detection blood work, she can help reduce emergency vet visits in the future. Blood work enables her to diagnose things that cannot be diagnosed with just a physical exam. This can save pet parents money and unneeded stress. To her, all of her patients are a part of her extended fur-family, and she wants to make sure they are happy and healthy.
Dr. Sims has a four year old Border Collie mix named Bauer, who she loves spending time with. When she is not working with pets, she enjoys time spent with her daughters. They love camping and travelling together. Dr. Sims is very active, she plays hockey and soccer- she even coaches a soccer team. On warm summer days she can be found on her boat with her family.
Dr. Sims attends an international veterinary conference every year, as well participating in continuing education opportunities locally and online. Being part of an AAHA practice means that she is encouraged to continue her education and grow her knowledge in veterinary medicine. This is just another way she can ensure that she has the knowledge and resources to prevent problems, and keep her patients healthy and her clients happy!