Our Careteam



Lyrel joined the Guelph Cat Clinic team in May 2018 as a receptionist. She graduated from Western University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. After working in pet specific retail jobs she realized how much she loved working with animals so as a result she is currently enrolled in Sheridan’s veterinary receptionist program while working at the clinic.

At home Lyrel has 2 mixed breed dogs Alaska and Bruno, as well as her cat Snickers (and 2 betta fish!) In her spare time she enjoys playing with the dogs, baking, cooking and reading.

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Vet Assistant

Meagan joined our team in June 2017 as a vet assistant/receptionist. She has one black cat named Millie, whom she recently adopted from the Guelph Humane society in August 2017. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Laurentian, where she received her degree in science with honours in zoology. She is now completing a 1-year animal biosciences masters program at the University of Guelph, where she will be working on horses for her special project. Meagan aspires to be a veterinarian one day and is applying to the OVC program at the University of Guelph. She has a passion for all animals and especially enjoys working with feline friends. 



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Vet Assistant/Receptionist

Madeline joined the Guelph Cat Clinic team in June 2015 as a kennel attendant/receptionist. After realizing her passion for animal care she attended Northern College to obtain her Veterinary Assistant certificate in 2017. She then returned to the clinic working as a Vet Assistant/Receptionist. Madeline has surrounded herself with animals all of her life, as a child she lived with multiple pets and helped with the rearing of a young orphan squirrel and the rescue of a carrier pigeon. Later she worked in several pet stores focused in the pocket pet sections. At home Madeline currently lives with 2 cats, 1 dog and 2 pet rats.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Mason, a 2014 Registered Veterinary Technician graduate of the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, joined the Guelph Cat Clinic in November of 2015. Prior to joining the Guelph Cat Clinic team, Mason, who has a B.Sc. (Biology) also from the University of Guelph, has worked in the radiology department of the Ontario Veterinary College as well as an exotic and small animal clinic in Waterloo. Always having an interest in feline medicine, Mason is finding the Guelph Cat Clinic a “purr-fect” fit.

Currently, Mason shares his home with his eight-year-old cat, Kiki, who was found on the University of Guelph Campus. Oustide of the clinic, Mason is training in competitive kickboxing and plans to compete at both the local and provincial levels. In addition to kickboxing, Mason also enjoys rock climbing and cooking, as well as playing video games. 

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Registered Veterinary Technician

Michelene graduated as a veterinary technician  from the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in 2015 and joined the Guelph Cat Clinic team in the spring of 2017. It was as a mature student that Michelene, who always facinated by animals, attended the program and truly discovered her passion was really directed towards feline medicine.

In her spare time, Michelene enjoys Table Top Role Playing games such as Dungeon’s and Dragons, as well as playing video games. She and her husband share their home with two rescue cats: Lady and Stormageddon, and their mixed breed dog: Sabine. 

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Cheryl joined our team as a receptionist and animal care aide in January 2009. She has four cats: Calvin, Leo, Guinness and Willy. Cheryl has a B.Sc. (Biology), B.A.hon. (Psychology & Neuroscience) and M.Sc. (Biomedical Science) from the University of Guelph. She also works at the university part time as a laboratory technician. Some of her other hobbies include playing hockey, fish keeping, playing with children, baking cheesecakes, knitting and sewing sock monkeys.

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Clinic Cat

Timmy joined us in December 2008, when his owner, a long-time client, passed away suddenly. He has taken up permanent residence as the King of the Kitty Condos, and supervises the vacationing cats staying with us when the rest of the staff has gone home for the night. He also enjoys helping out at the reception desk, and you can see him most days in his favourite spot – on the counter where everyone can admire him and give him a scratch.

Timmy has been diabetic since 2008 and bravely takes insulin injections twice a day. He is also a real foodie and loves to be around when the staff is feeding the guests of the Kitty Condos, just in case a crumb of food should happen to fall on the floor!

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