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Devoted to Your Pet’s Health & Happiness

UPDATE re Covid restrictions:  1) Masks are mandatory for entry to our premises; 2) Sanitizing before entering reception is required and also encouraged before exiting the building; 3) Only one member per registered household allowed inside; 4) Reception is clearly marked with social distance decals for your safety;

5) We have contactless payments. 

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 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

Our Vets

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. 

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 at Timmins Animal Hospital as a student throughout high school and has been working as the associate veterinarian at the clinic 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. She has four dogs: Raven, a Border Collie; 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 - 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 MacQuarrie

Assistant Practice Manager


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 Butterworth

Office Management


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.


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 Timmins Animal Hospital since 2006.


When she’s not at work, Erin is an active volunteer with the Timmins Ringette Association and is a board member for the Timmins Fall Fair.  She enjoys everything outdoors and spending time with her daughter and husband on their small hobby farm. Erin has a Labrador Retriever named Hoss, a Mastiff cross named Cylus, a German Shepherd named Tishrei and many chickens.

Alyssa McKean

Registered Veterinary Technician


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


When she’s not at work, Alyssa is the coordinator for the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program and is a board member for the Timmins Fall Fair. She spends her spare time doing Rally obedience and other performance dog sports with her dogs.  Alyssa also enjoys horseback riding, which she has been doing since 2003.  She has two Australian Shepherds named Kai and Jedi; an Australian cattle dog mix named Chex and a quarter horse named Billie. 

Melanie Zahra

Registered Veterinary Technician/Reception


Melanie graduated with a diploma in veterinary technician from Algonquin College in 2007 and obtained her RVT status that summer.  She worked in a mixed practice in Chelmsford before joining our team in 2012.


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

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 Labrador mix named Mika, a Sheltie named Skye, 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 as well as a French Bulldog named Mable Pancakes. 

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 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.

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 the clinic, Nobuko enjoys horseback riding, swimming, travelling 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

Sunday - Closed


Please be advised:  the clinic is open every Saturday except on long weekends.   

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