Dr. McIntosh graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010 and began practice with Prince of Wales Animal Hospital and Algonquin Animal Hospital in May 2010. He also graduated with his B.Sc. (Honours) in biology from Queen's University in Kingston and is no stranger to Eastern Ontario.
Born in Ottawa, Dr. McIntosh moved at an early age to a midsized town north of Toronto, where both of his parents and older sister will swear he had veterinary aspirations since childhood. He worked as an assistant in veterinary clinics throughout high school before attending Queen's and then Ontario Veterinary College, also working at several practices throughout York Region and the Kingston area as a veterinary student.
He has an interest in internal and emergency medicine and is always willing to learn from his coworkers’ experiences and skills. He also has extensive experience in advanced imaging techniques, including infrared cameras, and has presented research on using thermal cameras to detect diseases in pigs at the Centralia Swine Research Update. He is currently interested in seeing what applications the infrared camera can have for small animals.
After the sad and unexpected passing of Dr. Barrie Stewart in 2014, Dr. McIntosh was pleased to buy the practices in 2015. He looks forward to continuing to provide and expand the decades of compassionate care and pet education, combined with his and his fellow colleagues high standards of veterinary medicine.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. McIntosh loves spending time with his wife Elena, his daughter Alyssa, and being taken for walks by his brother-and-sister Great Dane team Athena and Apollo. He also plays hockey recreationally, as well as inner-tube water polo.
See more on CBC News Ottawa about Dr. McIntosh and his advice for protecting your dog from HEARTWORM AND LYME DISEASE.
Tama joined the Prince of Wales Animal Hospital in 1984 as a high school co-op student. She became a part-time employee of the practice after her co-op placement ended, working as a kennel assistant for a short time before becoming a receptionist. She attended Algonquin College and obtained her degree in marketing.
After graduation, Tama became a full-time employee. She continued as a receptionist, eventually becoming office manager. Tama is now the practice manager, responsible for both the Algonquin Animal Hospital and the Prince of Wales Animal Hospital.
Tama is a true cat lover, making her home with two furry felines, Inky and Possum. She also has a golden retriever, Crocket, and a bearded dragon.
In her free time, Tama enjoys spending weekends at the cottage with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys decorating, but who are we kidding? Her favourite pastime is shopping, then more shopping!
Rhonda has been working at the Prince of Wales Animal Hospital since January 1997 when she was hired as a receptionist after receiving her diploma in animal science and medical office administration. Rhonda is now the office manager at Prince of Wales Animal Hospital.
Rhonda is a big fan of the cat family, wild and domestic. Snow leopards are her favourite, and she was fortunate to see a couple of them at a zoo a few years ago.
Rhonda grew up in Ottawa and has no plans of moving elsewhere as she dislikes change and has a fear of flying. Her interests include reading, dance, cooking and especially spending time up at her cottage on the Big Rideau Lake with her family.
A 1990 graduate of the Animal Health Technician program at St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Stephanie joined the Prince of Wales Animal Hospital team in February 1994. Initially going back and forth between Algonquin and Prince of Wales, Stephanie now spends 2 days a month at Algonquin Animal Hospital and the majority of her time at Prince of Wales Animal Hospital. As senior technician at Prince of Wales Animal Hospital, Stephanie enjoys complete control of her work environment.
After losing her mother to breast cancer in 2004, Stephanie and her team The Titty Cats have participated in CIBC run for the cure and have now stepped it up a notch and have participated in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers for the past 2 years. The Titty Cats fundraise throughout the year and are proud to have raised almost $20,000 for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Stephanie usually has to take the week off after the 2-day event to recuperate.
Outside of work, Stephanie and her husband Andrew share their lives with Nellie and Luci, both domestic shorthairs. Stephanie enjoys reading and can be seen with her Kobo® reader whenever she has a break.