Our Team


Jill Surette, RVT

Jill graduated from Seneca College Veterinary Technician Program in 1997. She spent 1 year working in a small animal clinic before switching to large animals at OVC. She has been working in an equine setting ever since. She can be seen in surgery and bone scans but primarily takes care of hospital administrative duties. She shares her home with her husband Jeff, and daughter Hayleigh. Together they enjoy hiking and camping with their active lab Riley and have recently added a rescue kitten Wrigley to their home.


Alissa Edwards, RVT

Alissa graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2007. Alissa, has worked in both small and large animal medicine. Some of her favourite tasks at the hospital are running anesthesia and spoiling the horses with snuggles!! Outside of work Alissa loves spending time with her family, going to the cottage, boating, wakeboarding and horseback riding. She shares her home with sons Lincoln and Alistair, Louie the Puggle, Tilly the Goldendoodle, Paris the horse, and Tifa the cat.


Sarah Bowen, RVT

Sarah was raised on a thoroughbred racehorse farm and grew up showing hunter/jumper. After graduating from Queen’s University with a BSc (Honours) Psychology, she decided that a career in veterinary medicine was the direction she wanted to take. In 2000 Sarah completed the Veterinary Technician program at St. Lawrence College. She worked as an RVT at Woodbine Racetrack for 18 years before joining the OEH staff in April. She lives in Orangeville with her husband, two kids, their corgi Ali and cat Puddles.


JoAnn Kennedy, RVT

JoAnn graduated from University of Saskatchewan with a BSc.Ag. and became an Animal Health Technician in Manitoba. She worked in Manitoba, Ohio and Kansas in small and large animal practices. After re-writing the VTNE, she became an RVT in Ontario and worked at Woodbine Racetrack. She is now excited to join the team at OEH. JoAnn is married to husband Shawn, and they have two adult children.


Mike Nehaul

Mike is considered a true ‘jack-of-all-trades”. His contribution to the team includes helping with surgical and nuclear scintigraphy cases, recovering horses from surgery and patient management, among others. Mike has always had a high respect for animals and has worked with horses in various capacities throughout his career. His personal interests include playing music, travelling and spending time with his family.