1625 Sherbrooke Street Unit 3
Peterborough, ON K9K 0E6
Phone: 705-745-5550
Fax: 705-745-5502

  • Keeping your pet healthy is important to us.

Our Team

Dr. Kristy Hiltz

pickhiltz1-200x260Dr Kristy Hiltz graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1989, and has practiced small animal medicine in the Peterborough area for over 20 years. In 2009 she opened the Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital. Having the clinic is the fulfillment of a dream: Kristy is particularly concerned about making ethical decisions regarding her practice, and is passionate about pain management and stress reduction to make each visit to the hospital as pleasant as possible for your pet. Kristy enjoys both medicine and surgery, but especially enjoys dentistry and challenging dermatology cases. She attends continuing education seminars, conferences and symposia several times a year, to keep abreast of emerging information and techniques in small animal medicine.

When Kristy’s children were very young, they were involved in a group of young conservationists called Kids 4 Turtles. These young children spearheaded the local movement for turtle crossing signs and turtle conservation, and were the recipients of local and national conservation awards. They inspired her and other volunteers to open the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, which continues to promote turtle conservation in Ontario. Kristy is no longer actively involved with the KTTC, but continues to support this very worthy organization.

When not at work, Kristy enjoys spending time with her husband Dave, and three teenage children. They are all avid divers, and some of their favourite family times have been under water! At home is the usual assortment of rescued animals- Briva the Great Dane, River an young Australian shepherd mix & Mitzy the cat. Whenever she has spare time, she enjoys spending time in her too-large vegetable garden, and is hoping to find more time to pursue pottery.

Dr Rose Bahr

RoseBahr-200x260Dr. Rosemarie Bahr has practiced in the Peterborough area for many years. She has also worked in the US where she continued her studies in alternative therapies. Rose’s aim is to understand the traditional and alternative medical needs of all animals in her care. She has a keen interest in rehabilitative and palliative care and actively seeks ongoing education in new methods and treatments. At home, Rose pursues advanced equestrian training and with her husband, enjoys a herd of horses, a flock of chickens and a household of cats.

Dr. Francesca Small

Dr. Francesca Small graduated with distinction from the Ontario Veterinary College. She also holds a Honours Bachelor of Science from Trent University. As a student she was very involved in community outreach, participating in spay/neuter and animal shelter projects throughout North America. Francesca knows that pets are part of the family and strives to be your “other family doctor.” She has a special interest in dentistry and dermatology. She shares her home in Peterborough with a beloved shepherd/hound mix, Clive, and loves to spent time outdoors with him camping and canoeing.




Dr. Lindsay Prior

Dr. Lindsay Prior graduated her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2008 and she has been working in Peterborough/the Kawartha Lakes since then. Her passions include exotic animal medicine and emergency medicine/surgery. She is passionate about practicing excellent medicine while nurturing the human-animal bond, and strives to make every visit here as positive and enjoyable as possible! Dr. Prior also has a passionate interest in bulldog medicine. If you have a dog with a smushie face, you’ve come to the right place! 😊

Dr. Prior lives in cottage country with her 2 young children and her husband. Their furry family includes a Boston terrier “Ruby”, a Frenchie “Pierre Francois”, and 3 cats—“Molly”, “Matilda” and “Stu.”



Hospital Manager

Jennifer has worked at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital since 2011 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist. Jennifer graduated in 2011 from the 3 year Veterinary Technologist program at Northern College specializing in wildlife rehabilitation.

Jennifer has always had a passion for helping animals and is so happy she is able to make a difference in the lives of your pets. Her specific interests lie primarily in animal nutrition, orthopedic surgeries, and exotic/wildlife medicine.

Jennifer has 2 dogs; Nina and Nellie as well as 3 cats; Oliver, Lily and Tulip. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Andrea became part of the team at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital in January 2014. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from Ridgetown College in 2001, and brings 13 years experience from working in small animal practice. She loves that even with almost 14 years experience there is always something new to learn.
Growing up she had a passion for helping animals, and medicine, so naturally becoming a veterinary technician was an easy choice. She especially has a soft spot for cats. She shares her home with her 2 cats Rizzo and Willow.

When not at work, she loves spending her time with her 2 young children who keep her busy.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Eva is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been happily employed at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital since 2010. She graduated from Seneca College’s Veterinary Technician program and also completed the Advanced Wildlife Technician course. Eva met Dr. Hiltz through their common interest in the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre. Who doesn’t love helping turtles? During turtle season (spring through fall), Eva still helps out at the busy KTTC on a casual basis. Eva enjoys working with all pocket pets and has a special interest in exotic animal medicine.

Eva lives with a goofy, white mutt named “Chilly” and a Orange tabby named “Mr.Kitty.” In her spare time she enjoys outdoor adventures with Chilly, traveling, cooking, craft wine making, reading and hula hooping.



Head Registered Veterinary Technician

Stacey has been part of the Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital team since 2015. Starting as an veterinary assistant, Stacey found a passion in the care of animals. This passion carried her to Seneca College where she graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program in 2015. Stacey loves all aspects of her position at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital. She is very excited to be able to learn and gain experience over the next years to come! Stacey is also gaining experience in emergency medicine at the local emergency clinic in Peterborough.

In her spare time Stacey enjoys going to the cottage, camping, fishing and spending time with her dogs Lemon and Maple!


Registered Veterinary Technician

Amanda joined Sherbrooke Heights in September 2015 as a registered veterinary technician. She graduated with distinction from St.Lawrence college 3 year Veterinary Technology program. Amanda’s goal becoming a Veterinary Technician was combining her love for animals and medial science into a career. Amanda’s goal with every patient is to help provide preventive medicine so your pets can live happy, healthier and longer lives.  Amanda has a special interest in in exotic animals and even completed an internship at a wildlife centre caring for injured and orphaned Ontario wildlife.

When at home, Amanda spends her spare time with her two cats, Pepper and Whisper.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Lindsay graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College in 2014. Lindsay always had a true passion for animals. Working with patients that can’t tell you where it hurts, Lindsay knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could advocate for them. Lindsay strives to ensure all her patients feel comfortable,  safe and secure. Her main goal is to play a big part in helping animals live their best lives possible.

Her love for animals stemmed from growing up on a farm where she had everything from horses to ferrets. Now Lindsay has grown her own family that includes her husband Taylor, daughter Mila and 2 rescue dogs. Reese who came from a wild dog population in northern Ontario, and Wallace who came from Korea saved from a meat farm.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Leanne’s love for animals started from a young age so becoming a registered veterinary technician was an easy decision to make. Weather it was seeing dogs in her neighborhood to watching the wildlife while camping Leanne always surrounded herself with animals.

Leanne’s goal with every patient is to help them have the best experience possible during their time at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital. She understands it can be a scary place and strives to make it as stress free as she can. Leanne finds it the most rewarding when she can help a patient who can’t tell her what is wrong come back to their happy selves.

Even though Leanne is new she is super excited to be a part of a team that is always smiling. Even though she is brand new she feels as if she has joined a new family here at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital.

At home Leanne spends her time with her 13-year-old beagle/shepherd mix named Tanner-rooo! She got this name because she ‘rooos’ when she is excited. She also has an orange cat named Cam which comes from Camel because he drools when he is happy.



Head Client Care Supervisor

Merrill works in our front office and can often be seen greeting our clients and guests at reception, or talking to them on the phone. Merrill has a background in Information Technology but has always wanted to work in a veterinary office because of her love for animals.

Merrill has a shepherd mix named Bonnie, as well as three cats, Sparkie, Henry and Mr. Rico Suave. In her spare time she enjoys reading and trekking through the woods with Bonnie.



Client Care Representative

Carrie enjoys greeting all the wonderful furry patients that come through our door.  Her passion for all animals is what lead her in to a job in the animal care field. In her spare time Carrie enjoys spending time with her rescue dog Bindee. She loves to go boating and adventuring in the country. Carrie also loves to go camping with her family.


Client Care Representative


Humberto has been a part of Sherbrooke Heights since 2013. Humberto has years of experience in animal care and comfort. He ensures that all of our patients and clients receive the best experience in our hospital.

Humberto has a sweet cat Oliver, who is fluent in Spanish. In his spare time he enjoys working around his house, and volunteering in the community.