Sydenham Veterinary Services

We are a family-owned veterinary clinic that has provided exceptional veterinary care for almost 50 years!

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  • Mon - 8am to 6pm
  • Tues - Thurs - 8am to 8pm
  • Fri - 8am to 6pm
  • Sat - 8am to noon
  • Leslie Reade, D.V.M.

    Leslie spent much of her childhood alongside her father here at SVS.  It is where her passion for veterinary medicine began.  She earned her BSc from McMaster University and then graduated from the University of Guelph in 2000 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but has a particular interest in orthopedic surgery.


  • Jack Chubaty, D.V.M.

    Jack has had a busy life to date. He attended the 1988 Olympics with the Canadian Flatwater canoe team and was also a member of the Canadian Men's Dragon Boat team at the world Dragon Boat Championships. His first career was as a high school teacher, but he soon developed an interest in companion animal medicine.
    In 1999 he graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and he joined Sydenham Veterinary Services in 2002. Jack has a special interest in Ultrasonography and Endoscopy.

  • Cherri Waddingham, DVM

    Cherri graduated from OVC in 1997 with an interest in ICU and internal medicine. Having grown up in the Sydenham area she decided to move home and build her career locally.  She soon began working at Sydenham Veterinary Services on a part time basis as well as other local clinics.  During this time, she also taught at St. Lawrence College in the Veterinary Technician Program.  After 8 years of teaching, she decided to devote her time fully to practicing medicine at Sydenham Veterinary Services.


  • Peter Gould, DVM

    Dr. Gould began his career in Belleville in 1991, followed by just over 4 years on the road serving as a locum vet.  He and his wife built and operated the Brealey Drive Animal Clinic in Peterborough from 1997 to 2017.  They moved to this area to be closer to their grandchildren and build a retirement home.  He is thrilled to be serving the pets in this area!


  • Jenny Theriault, Head RVT

    Jenny grew up in the Kingston area and graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in 2003. She joined the SVS team in 2003 and is currently our head technician.


  • Kim Doucet, RVT

    Kim has been a part of the Sydenham Veterinary Services family since 1997 when she worked part time as a receptionist while completing high school and her BScH from Queen's University.

    She graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Lawrence College with Distinction in 2009 and started as an RVT with Sydenham Veterinary Services immediately after.

  • Meredith Barnard, RVT

    Meredith graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2010 and joined our team in May of 2015.   


  • Krista Scott, VA

    Krista graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2012. She worked at the Kingston Humane Society for 6 years before joining our team here at SVS in 2018.


  • Peggy Vankerkhoven, Receptionist

    Peggy comes from a background in nursing and business administration. She has had a love for animals from a young age and is continuing her education in dog training and animal psychology. 
  • Crystal Rumbolt, Groomer

    With a deep passion for dogs, Crystal started to pursue grooming in 2012 through a course at St. Lawrence College.  She continued onto shadow, assist and learn from multiple other groomers.  Crystal has enjoyed attending multiple seminars including Pet First Aid and has an interest in learning more every day.  She is currently studying Animal Reiki (using energy and compassion for healing) which she hopes to offer in the future.  She also has interest in Canine Esthetics (skin care in dogs).


  • Megan Smith, Assistant Groomer

    After exploring many career avenues Megan decided her true passion was for animals. In 2011 she attended the grooming course at St. Lawrence College.  This led her to the clip joint where she joined Crystal as an assistant groomer.  After growing up in the South Frontenac area she decided to give back to the community as a volunteer firefighter.

    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 2023
  • Taylor Drake, Hospital Assistant

    After working with us here as a high school student and graduating from Sydenham High School in 2015, Taylor went on to attend Queen's University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Geological Science.  She missed us so much she returned to be our Jack of all trades.  She assists with many different tasks around the clinic and we couldn’t do it without her!

    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 2023
  • Emma Stanton, Receptionist

     Emma is working her way towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.  With the first three years under her belt she is taking some time off to gain some working experience.  Luckily for us, she found her way to Sydenham Veterinary Services and has been an excellent addition to our team! 
    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 2023
  • Kathleen Furber, RVT

    Like many of our staff Kathleen grew up in the Sydenham Area.  She graduated from Sydenham High School in 2016.  She went on to earn a diploma in Police Foundations and Social work at St. Lawrence College.  Through her love of horses’ she realized that she would be happier working with animals.  She recently graduated from St. Lawrence College and passed her VTNE making her officially an RVT.

    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 2023