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Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the veterinary team of Mitchell Veterinary Services and Pauly Veterinary Clinic in Mitchell and Milverton! We’re pleased to provide a variety of services for your pets! Please call us at Mitchell Veterinary Services – (519) 348-9711 or Pauly Veterinary Clinic – (519) 595-8888 to speak to one of our caring staff members!



Dr. Angela Gerretsen, D.V.M.


Dr. Angela Gerretsen graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995. Angela joined Mitchell Veterinary Services in 1998. She grew up on a dairy farm and continues to farm with her husband. Angela’s main focus is on small animal medicine and surgery. She enjoys working with people and their pets assisting with the deep bond that exists between them. Angela works 1-2 days a week at Mitchell Veterinary Services and spends the reminder of her time working at our sister clinic, Coventry Animal Hospital. She has completed courses in ultrasound and dentistry and enjoys attending veterinary conferences to keep up to date on the latest knowledge available. Currently she is studying different aspects of Traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture and herbal medicine. After hours she enjoys spending time with family, their dog Toby, and cat Lucy along with several pet goats. She also loves gardening, kayaking, hiking and reading. Witnessing daily the relationship between clients and their pets motivates me to continue to develop my knowledge and skills. I believe adding animals to our lives makes us better and healthier people. It has been a blessing to work with such dedicated and compassionate clients and team members over the years.

Dr. Rick Knill, D.V.M.


Dr. Rick Knill graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1988 and joined Mitchell Veterinary Services in 1990. Rick‘s main focus at the clinic has been in the area of dairy health management. In 2001, he initiated the use of ultrasound technology in bovine reproduction in the practice. Rick achieved a certificate in Dairy Health Management from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004. He has developed expertise in other ruminants such as sheep, goats, water buffalo and alpacas.


Dr. Justine Rudniski, D.V.M.


Justine graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at Guelph in 2011. She worked on the Southern shore of Lake Simcoe in a mixed animal practice and joined the Mitchell Veterinary Services team in November 2012. Although she grew up in Toronto, she has always preferred a rural lifestyle. Justine spent her childhood summers at her grandparents’ farm in Shelburne, which led to her aspiration to become a veterinarian. She has completed courses on companion animal dentistry and ultrasound and has an interest in Internal Medicine. Justine really loves cats and has two brown tabbies, Tory and Ninja. She bottle-raised Ninja through the humane society in Walkerton while she was on her externship and never ceases to be amazed by his human tendencies. When she’s not at the clinic, Justine enjoys gardening as well as swimming, road biking and running, in an ongoing effort to train for triathlons.

Dr. Cathy Hoshel, D.V.M


Dr. Cathy Hoshel grew up on a hog farm in Perth county. She obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from the University of Guelph prior to attending Veterinary College. Cathy graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003 and practiced at a rural mixed practice for many years before joining the Mitchell Veterinary Services/Pauly Veterinary Clinic in 2020.
From energetic puppies and kittens to grey-faced seniors, Cathy enjoys supporting the relationship between clients and their pets at every stage of life.
Outside of work, Cathy shares her home with 3 cats and one dog (who wishes at least one cat would play with him). For many years she was a member of a dog performance show team based out of Elmira. She enjoys training in dog sports and will happily discuss dog sports with anyone who will listen!
Cathy will spend the majority of her time at the Pauly Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Keeley Baker, D.V.M.


Dr. Keeley Baker, joined our Mitchell Veterinary team May 1, 2022. She grew up on a cash crop farm in the small rural town of Thorndale, where she developed a great understanding and respect for the agricultural industry. She loves all animals large and small, and is looking forward to her coming career as a small animal practitioner. In her free time she enjoys doing crossfit, spending time outdoors and being with her family and dog, Kilo! Her hope is that she can bring the best veterinary medicine to all your animals and do it with a smile on her face. She cannot wait for the adventures, experiences and continued learning that this first year in practice will bring her!

Dr. Kayla Skubowius, D.V.M.


Kayla graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2019. She spent her first year out of school practicing at a small animal hospital in St. Thomas before joining Coventry Animal Hospital in September 2020. Kayla grew up in the small town of Shakespeare outside Stratford and had always wanted to become a veterinarian from a young age. She has a special interest in Feline Medicine and has three cats of her own: Luna, Ellie and Dexter. In her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Graham Dingwell, D.V.M.


Bio Coming Soon!

Registered Veterinary Technicians/Veterinary Technicians, Mitchell Veterinary Services

Sally Little

Veterinary Technician

Sally is one of our Veterinary Technicians and works at our Mitchell clinic. She graduated from St. Clair College in Windsor. Sally has a special interest in the benefits of massage therapy and rehabilitation.
Sally and her two children share their home with dog, 3 cats, a rabbit and a gecko.

Katrina Terpstra, R.V.T.

Veterinary Technician

Katrina is a veterinary technician, she graduated from Georgian College in 2023. Katrina grew up on a farm in the Atwood area. She enjoys spending time with her dog Sawyer and her other hobby farm critters which currently include chickens, geese, ducks, horses and cats. Her hobbies include horseback riding, gardening, and doing various arts and craft prjects.


Crystal Pawitch

Office Manager

Crystal grew up in Huron County. She has always been surrounded by animals and the outdoors. She graduated from Ridgetown College in 2000 with a honours certificate in Veterinary Office Administration. She joined us in 2001 as our receptionist and has evolved to the Administration Department. In her spare time Crystal enjoys photography and spending time with her family. She and her family have a cat (Cutie) and a Golden Retriever (Chloe).

Receptionists, Mitchell Veterinary Services

Erica Roney


Erica started with us a few years ago as a student, she then became a part time receptionist. She went off to school and has graduated from Fanshawe College in 2019 from the Executive Office Administration course. When she is not at work she enjoys working on the farm, raising her cattle and goats. Her hobbies are riding horses and ringette.

Makayla Beuerman

Receptionist - Part time

Makayla has grown up with a love of being around and working with animals, especially her pets Reese, and Noodles. Makayla hopes to pursue a career in the veterinary field, she is currently attending Ridgetown College, she has almost completed her VOA program and will be continuing on to the Veterinary Technician program.

Pauly Veterinary Clinic

Shelly Crabb

Office Manager

Shelly joined Pauly Veterinary Services in 2004. From assisting clients over the phone and in person to aiding the veterinarian in examinations and surgeries, she does it all.
Working with pets and their families and seeing the bond between them is definitely a perk for Shelly. On the large animal side, she does the scheduling and data entry of herd healths.
When she is not at the clinic she is busy working at home with her husband Geoff on the family dairy farm and her two children Anastasia and Greg.

Bev Jantzi


Bev is a receptionist at Pauly Veterinary Clinic in Milverton. She grew up in Kitchener but has lived in the Milverton community for about 25 years. She is very outgoing and enjoys helping people with their pets, purchases and requests at the clinic.
Bev is very involved in her church and community. She is a director of the Milverton Agriculture Society. Bev and her husband Brian, have four daughters, two cats and a dog. As if that isn’t busy enough, Bev plays ball and manages a synchronized skating team.


Katrina Bolinger


Alyssa Bridge


Josie Walker