Dr. Sarah Silcox
Dr. Sarah graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College in 1997. Following graduation, she worked at a busy, multi-doctor, small animal practice where she continued to learn, and fostered an interest in complementary therapies. In 2001 she completed the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy and soon after, left general practice and opened the first Integrative Medicine House Call Practice in the Durham Region. In 2004, she became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and in 2010 completed her certification in Animal Chiropractic . Most recently, in 2015, she added the benefits of therapeutic laser treatment to practice.
In addition to Integrative and House Call practice, Dr. Sarah is an experienced emergency veterinarian, having worked part-time the Animal Emergency Clinic of Durham Region for over 15 years.
After helping numerous patients and their owners through the end-of-life journey, she felt particularly blessed to be able to offer palliative care to three of her own pets during their final months, and began thinking of ways she could offer the same services to her clients.
After 13 years of operating her Integrative Medicine House Call Practice, she is now focusing her energy on providing in-home palliative care for her patients, as well as support for her clients that are going sharing this journey with their pets.
One of Dr. Sarah's area of interests, includes research into the potential benefits of using medical cannabis for pets. While she continues to follow the developing research closely, she also continues to advocate for including pets as patients under new regulations which would allow improved access to species-specific studies, and access for pet owners to obtain this potentially beneficial herbal medicine.
When she is not working, Dr. Sarah spends her time at home with her husband and two dogs, Blackberry and Wallace. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and starting home renovation projects.
Dr. Lisa Bowes
Dr. Bowes is a 2009 graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown P.E.I. She has been practicing companion animal medicine since graduation and excells at communicating her medical recommendations to clients and helping put nervous pets at ease. She has never met a kitten that she didn't love.
Lisa enjoys all aspects of practice and has a special interest in acupuncture and chiropractic (she is Certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and Chiropractic) and pain management.
Originally from a small town in Nova Scotia, Lisa now calls our area home and along with her husband, Corey, she seems to always be busy working on home renovations. Their home is shared by three very well-loved cats, Samuel Sasscat is a handsome Buff Tabby, Princess Zoey is a pretty little Calico and Baby Ruby the Tortoise Shell beauty. Their dog, whose name is Skills, is a Whippet/Jack Russell/Border Collie and an active addition to the family. Lisa is also an avid horse-back rider and she loves to spend time at the farm with her thoroughbred, Hailey, and her pony, Maddy.