Dr. Brian MacCormick
Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Brian MacCormick was born and raised in beautiful Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Brian attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College before transferring to the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, graduating in 1985.

Kind, gentle compassionate care of you and your pet. Dr. MacCormick has been a veterinarian for over 30 years. A career in Nova Scotia with farm animals eventually moving to Ontario developing an interest in small and pet animals. A passion for wildlife has been growing since Brian was a young boy.

Dr. MacCormick purchased this practice 12 years ago and loves working in the Vankleek Hill area. The staff are all permanent, and long time friends and family. Brian feels fortunate to serve clients from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

Dr. MacCormick enjoys the outdoors. His interests have included camping especially as a leader and advisor with Boy Scouts and Wolf Cubs. Scuba Diving in the St. Lawrence River allows Brian to explore shipwrecks as deep as 120 feet. Participating in athletic training, Dr. MacCormick has been part of triathlon teams due to his swimming and biking abilities.

No matter how Brian enjoys his spare time, his beautiful wife and 3 university aged children are always near. They enjoy reading, kayaking, camping, biking, hiking and hockey games together. In the winter snowshoeing and cross country skiing keeps Brian outdoors and active.

The MacCormick family supports local and community events. They sponsor and support the Canadian Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of Canada, 4H, Alzheimer’s Society and Lion’s Club Food Bank Drives. Local animal rescue groups, OSPCA and Animatch. We proudly support the Royal Canadian Legion, Poly cystic Kidney Disease, Farley Foundation, Hilltop Horse show, and the Vankleek Hill Fire Department.

Dr. Kimberley Joyce
Veterinarian, DVM

I am excited to be a member of the MacCormick Veterinary Services team! With a strong love for the human-animal bond, I have a gentle approach to everything I do. I enjoy taking the time to explore every aspect of your companion’s health and healing.

As a 1995 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, I have enjoyed practicing veterinary medicine for many years and feel honoured to join the MacCormick team.

I am truly looking forward to meeting you and your furry loved ones!

Dr. Bob Van Delst
Veterinarian, DVM

I am passionate about pets and their people. Having grown up on my family’s farm (in nearby Finch, Ontario), I’ve been surrounded by animals my entire life. Following graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995, I have had the pleasure of working in veterinary practices in rural, cottage, and urban settings. As a member of the MacCormick Veterinary Services team, I am thrilled to join a community so close to home. With a family that includes my wife, three children, a senior Standard Poodle, guinea pigs, a fish, an Amazon parrot, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi – life is always exciting!

Johanna
Office Manager

Hi, my name is Johanna and I am originally from England. I moved to Vankleek Hill in 1982 and attended Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute for 4 years. I graduated from grade 13 in 1986 and moved to Ottawa to attend Algonquin College. I moved to Nova Scotia in 1991 and got married in 1992. I completed a banking/bookkeeping Certificate in Nova Scotia and went on to be hired full time by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

My family and I moved back to Vankleek Hill in 2002 as my husband and I purchased MacCormick Veterinary Services. I enjoy the challenges and warmth of working and raising 3 wonderful children in this tight knit rural community.

Throughout my childhood animals have played a key role in my daily life. I can’t imagine my life without at least one animal in it. I enjoy reading, camping, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

Kathleen
Animal Health Technician

My name is Kathleen and I am the proud owner of 2 golden retrievers who get me out of bed in the morning, a siamese who just stays in bed and 2 kids who have left the zoo to pursue higher studies.

I have worked as a veterinary technician both in research and clinic settings for over 21 years. I have been at MacCormick Veterinary Services since they opened, every day brings a smile to my face. The small group of close friends with whom I spend my day make every day a great one. Dr Brian and his wife Johanna are the most loving, genuine people you will ever meet. ( they didn’t even have to pay me to say that ) I consider my co-workers like family and we share many laughs, in and out of work.

Many of our clients comment that their pets come running through the doors to see Dr Brian & Dr. Tara. They honestly exude kindness and gentleness that the pets pick up.

Come on in and be part of our family.

Lisa
Animal Health Technician

I was raised in the country in Alexandria with lots of pets in the house, like cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, and birds. I knew from a young age that I wanted to help animals and that they are my passion. Working at MacCormick Veterinary Services has made that dream a reality. I have a cat named Turbo that sleeps next to me every night and a collie named Maya that keeps me active with daily walks.

I graduated from Université de Guelph – Campus d’Alfred as a veterinary technician in 2014 and started working at MacCormick veterinary services in June 2019.

Melissa
Animal Health Technician

My name is Melissa and I was born and raised in New Brunswick. I graduated from Oulton College as a Veterinary Technician in 2014 then worked in Halifax, Nova Scotia for three years before moving to Vankleek Hill in 2017. I have worked in various clinics, gaining experience in exotic animals, intensive care and emergency, and internal medicine. My passion lies with general practice and I was thrilled to join the MacCormick Veterinary Services team in 2020 after three years of working in a large pet hospital in Ottawa.

I have four cats named Abby, Teenie, Seamus, and Toby, as well as a toddler named Myles. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, playing video games, and reading books.

Troubble
Clinic Kitty

Clinic kitty extraordinaire. Trouble is often found sleeping on the nice warm front desk printer. Every now and them you may catch her wandering about checking out the exam rooms or the food room! Be sure to stop in and say hello.