Dr. Barbara Drewry
Dr. Drewry received a B.A. in English Literature and a Post Graduate Degree in Speech Pathology. She worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto as a Speech Pathologist for 12 years before entering vet school. In 1993, five years after graduating from OVC, she purchased Royal City Animal Hospital. When Barbara isn’t hard at work at the clinic she enjoys literature, art and music. She adopted a little girl from China named Katherine in 1999. She is the owner of two cats, Clover and Lilly, and a Golden Retriever named Teya.
Dr. Nickey Brown
Since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999, Dr. Nickey Brown has been practicing veterinary medicine in the City of Guelph. In 2001 she became a partner at Campus Estates Animal Hospital. Her professional interests include medicine, emergency care, exotics, dermatology and working with the wildlife that has come through the door! She enjoys getting to know each of her patients, and their human counterparts personally – it’s one of her favourite parts of her job.
When not busy at the clinic, Nickey can be found with her husband Tim, and children Emily, Liam and Matthew. She enjoys spending time with her family in hockey arenas, dance studios and on the tennis court. Their animal family members include three dogs, Lincoln and Koda, and the new addition Lila as well as Cindy the cat. Koda and Lincoln are proud to be blood donors for some of the patients that come into the clinic.
Dr. Marco Mazzocco
Dr. Marco Mazzocco received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 from the Ontario Veterinary College. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph.
After graduation he completed an intership in small animal surgery, medicine and critical care at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Ontario Veterinary College. During this intense year of medical training he got the chance to work with world renowned specialists in surgery, internal medicine, critical care, cardiology and oncology.
He has continued his training in Florida and at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in minimally invasive surgery and has brought endoscopy and laparoscopy to private practice in Guelph.
His furry family includes two yellow Labrador retrievers and two rescue cats.
Lisa graduated from the veterinary technology program at Ridgetown College in 1999 and soon after, attained her Registered Veterinary Technician status and began working here at Royal City Animal Hospital. Around the clinic she is known as ``The Cat Whisperer`` as she has as a magic calming touch that seems to make patients of all kinds feel at ease. Lisa enjoys learning and improving her skills and has completed countless continuing education courses in areas such as physical therapy, dentistry, advanced surgical and nursing care, and feline behaviour to name a few. She is a big advocate of RVT's and has been actively involved with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians. In her ``spare time`` she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, creating awesome cakes (check out Sugar High Cakes on Facebook!) and various crafty endeavours.
Beth graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Ridgetown College in 2016. Prior to obtaining her diploma she worked for several years as an Animal Care Aide in both emergency and general practice before deciding to become an RVT.
Lauren is fairly new to the veterinary clinic world but she comes from a lifetime of raising race horses with her family. When she is not at the clinic she can usually be found at the barn!
Marnie recently completed her BSc in Animal Biology and is currently a research assistant at OVC. She spends her Saturdays here at Royal City assisting our fantastic clients and their pets!
Makayla can be found both at the front desk helping 2 legged friends and in the back helping 4 legged friends. She recently obtained her BSc in Animal Biology and hopes to attend OVC to become a veterinarian.
Christarin is currently studying animal biology at the U of G and hopes to one day become a veterinarian.
Blair has recently left our Royal City family to start her own family. A beautiful baby girl will be arriving soon. We will miss having Blair with us but she will be a fantastic mom if her love and compassion for animals is any indication!