Meet our Health Care Team
Our entire health care team consists of compassionate animal lovers who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of pets.
Dr. Heather Donohue
Dr. Donohue graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2015. She grew up in Kingston, Ontario and spent time working at veterinary clinics and a horseback riding camp. She spent her first few years as a veterinarian at a small animal practice in Renfrew, Ontario. She joined the Grenville-Dundas team and became a practice owner in 2018. She has her silver certification in Low Stress Handling and is passionate about making our patients as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Dr. Donohue’s special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry and pain management. Outside of work, her interests include music, playing sports and spending time with her husband, their son and their Great Dane Bowie in the great outdoors.
Dr. Valerie Lalonde
Dr. Lalonde graduated from the University of Montreal's Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire in 2009. She then completed a one year internship in equine medicine before moving to practice in Muskoka. After her time in cottage country, she moved back closer to home to work with small animals as well. She joined our team in 2020. Dr. Lalonde enjoys preventative medicine and dentistry. It will be her pleasure to do appointments in French as well! She currently shares her country home with her two cats, Sushi and Kimono, her three-legged dog Kona, her husband and their young children. Her current hobbies include gardening, triathlon and archery.
Dr. Chantal Skjonsberg
Dr. Skjonsberg graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island in 2018. She was born in Alberta and spent over 20 years in the Maritimes before settling in Ontario. Dr. Chantal practices small animal medicine exclusively with an interest in ophthalmology and diagnostic ultrasound. She loves all creatures great and small (even reptiles!), but has a special place in her heart for cats. When she isn’t working you can find her tending to her garden, out on the water kayaking, or sipping a hot mug of tea and reading a book.
Our Veterinary Team
Registered Veterinary Technician
Marcia graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College in 2001. She has been a member of our team since May of 2001. She grew up on a hobby farm in Mountain, providing the first steps toward her love of animals and their well being. She now lives in the area with her husband and three children. Marcia has a soft spot for Golden Retrievers and a special interest in nutrition. She has a positive attitude and brings a strong focus to client care and patient comfort. When she is not at the clinic she likes to spend time with family.
Ginette joined our team in 2016 after graduating from the Veterinary Care Technician program at College Boreal - Campus d'Alfred. She is bilingual, funny, easy-going and compassionate with all animals. She is a cat lover and is often called 'The Cat Lady'. Ginette has great talent for animal behaviour and makes sure all our patients are comfortable and well taken care of. She enjoys working in the laboratory and performing dental cleanings. On her time off, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, especially with her fur-babies: Jimmy, Suzie, Lucy and Benji.
Grenville-Dundas Veterinary Clinic, 2643 County Rd. 43, Kemptville ON, K0G 1J0