Meet Our Team

Veterinary Care in
St.Catharines, ON

We are a small animal veterinary clinic located in St. Catharines, Ontario. We have been providing love and exceptional medical care to cats & dogs in the Niagara Region since 1994. At Huntington Animal Hospital we LOVE what we do! We focus on individualized preventive medicine because we believe it is easier to stay well than to get well. We specialize in veterinary acupuncture, rehabilitation, and pain management. We enjoy working with pet owners to keep their animal family healthy and pain-free.

We welcome our Niagara neighbours to our hospital and we look forward to getting to know all members of your family.

Our Promise

At Huntington Animal Hospital our clear purpose and mission are to create an environment where you and your furry family feel welcome, comfortable and part of our family. It is our goal to provide you with the best treatment recommendations and resources necessary to care for your furry family to keep them well. We will always assist you in understanding the costs of veterinary medical care and will provide estimates for treatment and services when requested.

Dr. Tanya Lowrey


Dr. Tanya Lowrey grew up in Niagara on the Lake and currently lives in St. Catharines with her husband, 2 daughters, 2 dogs (Bella and Honey), and 1 cat (Nori). Her love for animals is obvious, she will go above and beyond to ensure all animals are treated with compassion and love.

Dr. Tanya joined Huntington Animal Hospital in 2010 and became an owner in 2012. Dr. Tanya graduated from the University of Guelph in 2005 with a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Upon graduation, she was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.

Dr. Tanya began her career working at the Niagara Veterinary Emergency Clinic where she gained valuable experience caring for animals in an urgent and critical care setting. She now commits herself to continuing education and is currently practicing acupuncture and rehabilitation at Huntington Animal Hospital.

Dr. Tanya spends her free time walking her dogs, practicing yoga, running and rescuing animals.

Professional Interests: Acupuncture and Rehabilitation, Pain management, Internal medicine, Soft tissue surgery, Rescuing and re-homing pets

Dr. Lisa Hutchison


Dr. Lisa Hutchison grew up north of Toronto in a small town called Stouffville. She currently lives in Beamsville with her husband, son and a mixture of “land of misfit” animals.

She began her journey into veterinary medicine at a very young age. At the age of 6, she decided that she wanted to help take care of animals. At 13, she began working part-time at a local veterinary clinic and was captivated by the profession.

She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1998. Initially she started out in mixed animal medicine for the first year and a half in a small town south of London. A change in career direction brought her to the Niagara region and she then spent 6 years at the Niagara Veterinary Emergency Clinic where she honed her surgical and emergency medicine skills. During her tenure there, she did some locum work in the area, including some time at Huntington Animal Hospital.

Because of the long hours, she then decided to change up her career direction to allow a better life/work balance and to start a family. Since then she has been enjoying small animal preventative medicine in general practice. She joined the Huntington Animal Hospital team in 2013. She has since found her “tribe” within this clinic due to its family-like atmosphere.

Dr. Lisa is Level 2 Fear Free certified and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, yoga, glamping, and crafting.

Professional interests: surgery, pain management, acupuncture/rehabilitation, ophthalmology, dentistry.

Dr. Angela Granacki


Growing up in Fonthill, Dr. Angela always knew she wanted to be a vet, subjecting her dogs, horse and various pocket pets to routine “examinations” on a regular basis.  Nowadays, she lives in St. Catharines with her crazy but sweet Bullmastiff Drogon.

Dr. Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from McMaster University in 1998, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004, with some time off in between working at the Wildlife Forensic Lab at Trent University.  Throughout vet school, she worked in the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit, learning directly from their talented and knowledgeable staff.

After graduation, she moved back to the Niagara region and has been working in small animal practice ever since, joining the Huntington team in 2021. She is a Level 2 Fear Free certified practitioner and is invested in ensuring that all pets are handled with dignity and kindness and in a minimally stressful way beginning from their very first visit.

When not at work, you will find her being walked by the dog, with her nose in a book, or trying out new recipes (half of which are destined to fail, but this doesn’t stop her from trying).  She’s also a pretty big Raptors fan and can spend hours discussing the team (so don’t get her started).

Professional Interests:  Internal Medicine, Oncology, Dermatology, Behaviour and Anxiety Management

Dr. Jenny Mc Spadden


Dr. Jenny was born and raised in Niagara and has practiced small animal medicine in the region since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005.  Dr. Jenny is a Fear Free Certified Practitioner.

Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys hiking, making pottery, writing and spending time with her family.  The McSpadden family share their home with several critters including the lovable Havanese, Pepper Potts.


Practice Manager / Registered Veterinary Technician

Holly started working in the Veterinary field as a kennel attendant back in 2008. She later moved to Ottawa where she spent several years working as a Veterinary Assistant at a large Veterinary Emergency and Referral center.

She first came to Huntington in 2017 to complete her Vet Tech co-op placement. Following her graduation from the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College, we happily welcomed her back to Huntington to work with us. During her first few months here, she achieved her Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) status. She also spent a short stint working in the Biomedical Research field where she earned her Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) status, while still working part-time here at Huntington. We welcomed her back as our full-time Practice Manager in 2021, although she can still be found working with your furry family members around the hospital.

In her spare time, you can usually find her baking, reading, and spending time with her family. Holly lives in Niagara on the Lake with her young family and they share their home with rescue cats; Fergie and Bruce.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Kristin graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Seneca College in 2007. After graduation she moved back to her home town of Fort Erie to begin her career. After five years of experience, Kristin joined the Huntington team in 2012. Her contagious smile and caring personality help make Huntington Animal Hospital a lovely place work.

Kristin and her family share their home with a rescue dog named Bolt. When not at work, you will find Kristin outdoors!


Registered Veterinary Technician

John has been working in veterinary clinics for over 21 years. He graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2004. John has spent most of his veterinary career working in emergency and specialty medicine.

Prior to joining Huntington Animal Hospital in 2016, he was working at the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital in the ICU and Internal Medicine departments.

John is our resident ‘dog whisperer’ and handyman! He shares his home with his rescue cat Melvin.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Victoria graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College in 2021 after completing her Bachelors of Science in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph. Victoria joined Huntington Animal Hospital as a student and we are pleased she returned after graduation. Victoria grew up surrounded by a variety of family pets and knew she wanted to enter the veterinary field from a young age.

Victoria shares her home with her two rescue dogs Perry & Tonks, orange tabby Garth, corn snake Nigel, and cockatoo Cooper. Victoria enjoys being outdoors and spoiling all of our husky patients!


Registered Veterinary Technician

Michaela has been working in the Veterinary field since 2006. She first met Dr. Tanya in 2009 when they worked together at the emergency clinic. Michaela joined the Huntington team in early 2021.

She grew up in the Niagara region on a farm and has always been surrounded by animals. Her and her family share their home with a couple horses and three dogs (Benjamin aka Mashed Potato, Cassius, and Millicent).


Registered Veterinary Technician

Katrina graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2017. After 3 years of experience, Katrina joined the Huntington team in 2022. Katrina has always grown up with animals and dreamt about being a Veterinary Technician as long as she can remember.

She enjoys caring for animals in any way possible. Katrina and her husband own two quarter horses named Sandy and Rocky. In her spare time, she enjoys riding, cooking and performing her violin.


Office Manager / Reception

Melanie joined the Huntington Animal Hospital team in 2010. She enjoys getting to know clients and their pets and keeping things organized.

She lives with her husband Cliff and their three dogs Banner, Thea (bully mixes) and Bruno (French Bulldog). In her free time she likes going for hikes, reading and spending time with family.



Sarah has been working with animals since she was 15. Sarah joined the Huntington Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2015. Her love for animals started at a very young age. She loves connecting with clients and their furry family members and she couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.

She currently lives in St. Catharines with her husband Steve and their two dogs Whiskey and Hank. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, yoga, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.



After completing an English degree at Brock University, Beth’s path took her through several jobs before she began her career in the veterinary field in 2001.  She joined the Huntington team in October 2021. Her journey has always incorporated her love of animals, including horseback riding, an interest in dog training and a love of nature, as well as her job.

Currently, Beth shares an active life with her husband, teenage son, Rottweiler Leonardo and two cats.  She is an avid reader and sports fan, and enjoys running, hiking, gardening and camping.


Veterinary Assistant

Alisha graduated in 2011 from Seneca College with her Veterinary Technician diploma in hand. She has grown to learn the many ins and outs of the veterinary world and has been known by some as a “jack of all trades”, taking on any new challenge presented to her. Her love of animals started young when she attended a summer horse back riding camp. That one week became many and led to working on a horse farm and competitive showing, years later. Alisha has worked in the field since graduation but began a new journey with Huntington in March 2023.

Alisha is Fear Free Certified. She shares her home with her fiancé and their loveable rescue cat, Jack. They also have a new addition; a cuddly and smart German Wirehaired Pointer named Gunther. When not working she can be found finishing projects on her home (that never seem to end), cooking new recipes (thanks Pinterest!), or grabbing a coffee with friends.


Clinic Cat

Bobbi was originally found by the humane society in 2014 as a stray kitten. They soon realized that Bobbi was not like other kittens, as he had trouble walking. Originally it was suspected that maybe Bobbi had been hit by a car or gone through some other trauma, however when radiographs at Huntington Animal Hospital revealed that Bobbi’s bones were all intact, he was diagnosed with a neurological disease called cerebellar hypoplasia. This is a congenital condition that is a result of underdevelopment of the cerebellum which is in charge of balance and coordination, and leads to Bobbi’s distinctive swagger. Bobbi’s favourite hobbies include chasing zip-ties and investigating the latest cat carrier designs of all of our feline patients. Bobbi is generally very friendly, but has also earned the nickname “Bad Bobbi” for occasional unexpected bites of people and food bags!