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, Practice Owner
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 serving in Timmins.
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 tought dog obedience classes with the City of Timmins for over 26 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 studied business administration 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 and spending time with her family and their Sheltie, The Mighty Bolt.
Isabelle graduated in 2014 from College Boreal with a diploma in veterinary technician. She did her placement with us then worked at a boarding facility. She joined our team full-time in September 2017.
When she is not at work, Isabelle enjoys horseback riding and hiking. She has a Labrador mix named Mika, a Sheltie named Skye, a cat named Grizou and a thoroughbred horse named Checkers.
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 as well as a French Bulldog named Mable Pancakes.
Alisha graduated in 2019 from College Boreal with a diploma in veterinary technician studies. She did both her high school and college placements with Timmins Animal Hospital and had previously worked at our clinic off and on. She joined our team full-time in March 2019.
When she is not at work, Alisha is the Secretary for the Timmins Fall Fair and an active volunteer for them. She enjoys being outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. She has a Husky/Lab named Diezel, a Labrador Retriever named Juno and a cat named Stella.
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.