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We Support Pet Health – Veterinary Services for the Timmins Area

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, pocket pets 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, foods for 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, cat or small companion animal? 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

Our Vets

Dr. Ed Butterworth

Veterinarian, Practice Owner

Dr. Butterworth graduated from the University of Guelph with his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1967.

Dr. Butterworth then 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.

When he’s not at work Dr. Butterworth enjoys gardening, woodworking, and working on home renovation projects. Dr. Butterworth has two cats – Slate, Audi and has a golden retriever named Daisy.

Dr. Emily Millson


Dr. Millson received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2008. Emily is also a certified canine rehabilitation specialist from the Canine Rehab Institute.

She worked here as a student throughout high school and has been working as the associate veterinarian at the Timmins Animal Hospital since 2008.

When she’s not working, Emily is either competing with her agility dogs, horseback riding, playing ball hockey, travelling or spending time with her family. Emily has four dogs: Wiley, a border collie cross; Tazer, a border collie cross; Sox, a golden retriever; and Sparrow, a border collie. Emily also has sheep as well as three horses: Dante, a Canadian; Jackson, a paint; and a pony named Tucker.

Our Staff

Edith Butterworth

Practice Manager

Edie has been the practice manager for the Timmins Animal Hospital since its inception in 1974.

When she's not at work she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with family. Edie has two cats, Slate, Audi, and a golden retriever named Daisy.

Rosie MacQuarrie

Assistant Practice Manager


Rosie joined our team in 1988 and has worked in a variety of roles at the Timmins Animal Hospital. Rosie also brings a wealth of animal behaviour knowledge to the Timmins Animal Hospital team.


In addition to working at the Timmins Animal Hospital Rosie has also been teaching 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 shelties, MacGyver and Fancy and her German shepherd, Rawley, as well as various shelties. She is an accomplished dog show enthusiast and sheltie breeder.

Vicki Butterworth

Office Management

Vicki studied business administration and recently obtained certification in both Bowen therapy and POUND group fitness instruction. She was born and raised in Timmins and has held various office positions in the past before joining our team in 2006.

When she is not at work, she enjoys running, cardio boxing, cooking, travelling and spending time with her family as well as their new addition, The Mighty Bolt.

Erin Rathbone

Tech Supervisor

Erin has been in the field since 2001 and spent the first four years working in North Carolina as a vet tech/tech supervisor before coming to Canada in 2005. Erin has been with the Timmins Animal Hospital since 2006 as a vet tech/tech supervisor

When she’s not at work, Erin enjoys everything outdoors and spending time with her daughter and husband. Erin has a French bulldog named Mr. Burke, Erin has a lab named Hoss,a mastiff cross named Cylus, a German shepherd named Tishrei, and many chickens.

Alyssa McKean

Registered Veterinary Technician

Alyssa graduated with her diploma as a veterinary technician from Georgian College in 2011. Alyssa obtained her RVT status in the fall 2011. She was a summer co-op student at the Timmins Animal Hospital throughout her post-secondary schooling, and she joined our team in 2011 after graduation.

When she’s not at work, Alyssa volunteers for the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. She spends her spare time doing canine agility and obedience with her dogs and going hunting and camping. Alyssa also enjoys horseback riding and has been riding since 2003. Alyssa has an Australian shepherd named Kai, an Australian cattle dog mix named Chex, and a quarter horse named Billie. 

Melanie Zahra

Registered Veterinary Technician/Reception

Melanie graduated with her diploma as a veterinary technician from Algonquin College in 2007. Melanie obtained her RVT status in the summer of 2007. Melanie worked in a mixed practice in Chelmsford until joining our team in 2012.

When she’s not at work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Melanie has an American bulldog named Tyson and a cat named Spazz.

Kelli Carleton

Veterinary Assistant


Kelli graduated from the veterinary assistant program at Algonquin College in 2017 and joined our team soon after.


When she is not at work, Kelli enjoys being outside, camping and walking trails around town. Kelli has a flat-coated retriever named Tully, two cats, Nyx and Finn and a bunny named Sheldon.

Isabelle Morin

Veterinary Technician


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 lab mix named Mika, a cat named Grizou and a thoroughbred horse named Checkers.

Sarah Boose

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Alisha Martin

Veterinary Technician

Alisha graduated in 2019 from College Boreal with a diploma in veterinary technician studies. She did both her high school and college placements with us 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 enjoys being outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. She has a husky lab named Diezel and a cat named Stella.

Nobuko Kobayashi-Wright

Veterinary Assistant


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 work, Nobuko enjoys horseback riding, swimming, traveling and reading. Her dog is named Zoe, a boxer mastiff mix.

Timmins Animal Hospital

331 Algonquin Blvd W

Timmins, ON P4N 2R9


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



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