Timmins Animal Hospital has been a full-service animal hospital since 1974, providing medical and surgical care as well as preventative care for dogs, cats and horses. We have always emphasized preventative health care for our patients and this remains our focus to this day.
A significant part of preventative health care is good nutrition. We provide nutritional consultation for our patients and carry a wide range of pet foods from the most reputable pet food producers in the industry, for both healthy animals as well as animals with medical conditions needing specialized diets.
Although preventative health care is our primary focus, we take veterinary medical and surgical cases too. Our animal hospital is equipped for diagnostic imaging (radiography and ultrasonography) to aid in the diagnosis of internal conditions and for assessing orthopedic (bone) disease and injuries. We also provide veterinary dental services.
Are you looking for a full-service animal clinic in the Timmins area for your dog or cat? Timmins Animal Hospital invites you to call us about scheduling your pet’s first exam and becoming one of our registered clients.
Meet the Timmins Animal Hospital Team
Dr. Ed Butterworth
Veterinarian, Managing Director
Dr. Butterworth graduated from the University of Guelph with his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1967. He opened the Timmins Animal Hospital in 1974 after spending two years working in a small animal practice in Chicago, Illinois and a year working in a mixed practice in Pickering, ON. In 2020, he celebrated his 53rd year in the veterinary field and 50 years of service in Timmins and the surrounding area. He still loves the profession and plans to continue to offer his expertise for many more years to come.
When he’s not at work, Dr. Butterworth enjoys gardening, woodworking, and home renovation projects. He owns two cats – Audi and Willow, a Ragdoll.
Practice Manager - Retired
Before retirement, Edie was the practice manager for Timmins Animal Hospital since its inception in 1974. Besides overseeing the day-to-day business requirements, she also conducted various other tasks as needed, including reception and lab.
Edie enjoys cooking, gardening, puzzles and spending time with family. She has two cats, Audi and Willow.
Rosie joined Timmins Animal Hospital in 1988. She has worked in a variety of roles and brings a wealth of animal behaviour knowledge to the team.
In addition to working at the clinic, Rosie has taught dog obedience classes with the City of Timmins for 33 years.
When she's not at work, Rosie enjoys her camp in the summer and time with her family. She also likes spending time with her dogs, Fancy, a Shetland Sheepdog, and Rawley, a German Shepherd, as well as various shelties. She is an accomplished dog show enthusiast and owner of Rivermyst Registered Shetland Sheepdogs.
Vicki earned a diploma in Business Administration - Marketing and is certified in both Bowen therapy and POUND group fitness instruction. She was born and raised in South Porcupine and held various office positions before joining Timmins Animal Hospital in 2006.
When she is not at work, Vicki enjoys biking, cooking, travelling, attending live concerts and spending time with her family and their Sheltie, The Mighty Bolt.
Sarah graduated from St Lawrence College in 2015 with a Veterinary Assistant diploma. She volunteered at a variety of jobs in the field until joining our team in September 2017.
When she is not at work, Sarah enjoys knitting, silk screening and other arts and crafts. She has two cats named Derpy and Sweet Pea and a French Bulldog named Mable Pancakes.
In Japan, Nobuko obtained a Master of Agriculture in Animal Science and worked as a researcher at both the Research Institute for Animal Science in Biochemistry and Toxicology at the University of Tokyo Hospital. She also dabbled as a writer for a publishing company for the dairy industry. After moving to Canada in 2001, she worked as a vet assistant in Vancouver and as a stable hand in Timmins.
When not at the clinic, Nobuko enjoys horseback riding, swimming, travelling and reading. Her dog is named Zoe, a Boxer Mastiff mix.
Vanessa graduated from Collège Boréal in May 2021 with a diploma in Veterinary
Technician Studies. She soon after joined our clinic for a full-time position in July.
When not at work, she enjoys horseback riding, hunting, fishing and spending time with family. She has two 2 dogs, a Lab named Roxy and a Pomeranian mix named Koda.
Courtney joined our team as a full-time receptionist in July 2021. She graduated from Northern College in 2019 with a diploma in Pre-Health Sciences and attended the BSCN program, also at Northern, the following year. She has had a forever dream of becoming a vet tech and working at a veterinary clinic. As COVID-19 put a halt to her plans to attend the Veterinary Technician program, she will do so in 2022.
When not at work, Courtney enjoys being outdoors hunting, camping, fishing and hanging out at the cottage. She has an 11-year-old Labrador Retriever mix with German Short-haired Pointer named Hatchet, two 13-year-old Golden Retrievers named Ace and Marley, and recently adopted a 3-month-old rescue DSH kitten named Moose.
Natalie attended Collège Boréal to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a veterinary technician. Her hard work and dedication awarded great honours along with her diploma in Veterinary Technician Studies.
Natalie joined the clinic in October 2021, already having several years of experience in a variety of animal hospitals in the province. Her knowledge allows her to utilize all of her skills and provide our clients with the care they deserve.
After hours, Natalie goes home to her two cats, Lola and Cranberry.
Emily graduated from University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in 2014 with a Veterinary Office Administration Certificate. She worked as a full-time veterinarian receptionist and assistant for four years in the Niagara Region. She eventually chose to pursue a career as an advisor in the banking field. After a few short years and a move to Northern Ontario, her love of working with animals called her back.
Emily joined our team in January 2022 and with her past knowledge and skills, has been an incredible asset to our team. At home, she and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors camping, hunting, fishing or gardening. They are kept busy on their small hobby farm, “Agnew Acres”. Emily has several dogs of her own, but you can often find her accompanied by her faithful Golden Retriever, Riley.
Isabelle graduated in 2014 from College Boreal with a Veterinary Technician diploma. She did her placement with us, worked at a boarding facility then joined our team full-time in September 2017. Isabelle left Timmins for Sudbury in August 2021, but returned at the end of the year. She re-joined our team in January 2022 and we are happy to have her back!
When she is not at work, Isabelle enjoys horseback riding and hiking. She has a Lab Mix named Mika, a cat named Grizou, a Sheltie named Skye and a Thoroughbred named Checkers. Her recent addition is a Sheltie named Tony.