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Dr. John Wilson
Dr. Wilson has had the good fortune and honour of serving Kingston area pets and their owners for 28 years. He feels lucky to be surrounded by a truly caring, compassionate, intelligent and dedicated group at Bayridge Animal Hospital.
John is proud to be part of a team that is on the leading edge of veterinary technology with the introduction of novel surgical and medical treatment techniques. For common orthopedic, oncological, ophthalmological, dental and dermatological cases. He is trained in regenerative medicine including non-invasive therapeutic cold laser therapy, platelet rich plasma joint injections and stem cell therapy. He is skilled in the use of high definition ultrasonography for gastrointestinal, soft tissue and cardiology cases. Dr. Wilson has adopted “Fear Free” and “Cat Friendly” practices and sees a marked improvement in patient comfort when at the clinic.
“I am excited about all the advancements in medical and information technology and the animal behaviour knowledge we are using in our practice. This makes it easier for owners to access our care team and allows us to provide the best diagnoses and highest quality of care to our patients”
Dr. Wilson sees that our pets bring out the very best qualities in us all. “I love meeting people with their animals. Pets make us all laugh, they’re disarming, they relax us, comfort us, humble us. What a unique bond.” He is driven by the daily challenge of doing the right thing for his clients’ loved ones. Always smiling, he’s known for doing this in a fun loving, humorous way.
He shares his time away from the clinic with his new canine co-pilot “Thor” a silly playful Yellow Labrador Retriever. John regularly travels to wild remote fly-fishing destinations to immerse himself into the rhythm of the natural surroundings and to encounter and photograph other animal species.
Dr. Jeff Kaufmann
Dr. Kaufmann was born in Switzerland but grew up in the Ottawa area. Jeff played a high level of athletics in hockey and rugby which exposed him to a variety of personalities, circumstances, and lifestyles. This eventually led Dr. Kaufmann overseas to study and work in Australia and England.
Dr. Kaufmann has been practicing veterinary medicine for 15+ years since graduating from the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior to that he completed his Bachelors of Science from the University of Guelph, and then received his Master’s from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Kaufmann and Dr. Wilson are proud owners of the Bayridge Animal Hospital. Striving to provide comprehensive, compassionate, care to the pets in the Kingston and surrounding area. Jeff has been part of the Bayridge Animal Care Team for close to 10 years. Jeff is very social and interactive with clients and their pets and enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine including: preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery, and small animal internal medicine.
Jeff and his wife, Lauren own a farm on the east side of Kingston. They live there with their son Joe and daughter Emilie along with their Australian Cattle Dog named Roo and two cats,Toni and Ninja. Jeff enjoys working on the farm and spending time with his family at their cottage on the Rideau Canal; playing hockey in the men’s league in Kingston; and coaching his children’s sports teams.
Something different no one knows about Jeff…he was trained to dart wild animals in South Africa. Some of the animals included elephants, lions, zebras, wildebeest, cheetahs, and rhinos……really comes in handy in Kingston!
Dr. Dana Funnell
Dr. Dana Funnell grew up and now resides in Gananoque, just east of Kingston. Dana has worked in veterinary clinics since 2002 in various positions including kennel attendant, veterinary assistant, receptionist, and now veterinarian. After finishing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph in 2011, she went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015. After graduating she worked in the Ottawa valley in a mixed animal practice setting, working with animals big and small, from cattle and horses, to dogs and cats, including the occasional llama, chicken, sheep, goat and pig! Dr. Funnell joined the BAH Careteam in 2016 as an Associate Veterinarian and has established a roster of loyal clients since then!
Dr. Funnell has a keen interest in learning. In 2017 she completed a hands-on dental training and extraction course in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2018, she completed a canine and feline abdominal ultrasound course in Guelph, Ontario; an area of particular interest. She has also recently become Fear Free Certified, meaning she has been extensively trained to help prevent and manage fear, anxiety and stress in cats and dogs. Dr. Funnell adopts these practices into her visits to minimize and prevent stress experienced by her patients during their clinic visits.
Dana likes to relax by spending time hiking, crafting, singing, travelling and with her horse Victor. Dana and her husband Rick enjoy playing trivia, entertaining family and friends at their home, playing board games, golfing, attending concerts and music festivals, hockey, and dining. They share their home with 2 dogs and a cat. Fredrick, the cat, is the one with the attitude – no surprise! Cayley, their blind senior Boston Terrier, and Budzo, a three legged senior Border Collie love to cuddle up in front of the TV and receive all the love and attention her and Rick have to offer!
Dr. Megan Edwards
Megan grew up in the Kingston area surrounded by dogs, horses, and small mammals. She spent 8 years studying at the University of Guelph and chose to move back to Kingston after graduation. She has spent the first 9 years of her career working in the area and has an excellent reputation for providing care with a very gentle and sincere approach. Megan’s areas of interest include dentistry and internal medicine.
Megan spends her free time training and competing in canine agility with Lyla her miniature poodle, and Gordie her standard poodle. Megan also enjoys hiking, running, biking, and reading.
Dr. Rebecca Palmer
Dr. Rebecca Palmer is an associate veterinarian at Bayridge Animal Hospital. For Rebecca, veterinary medicine is a family affair, and both her parents are small animal veterinarians. She grew up living above her parents’ practice, and quality time at home often meant covering weekend on-call shifts and scrubbing into surgery.
Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Rebecca pursued a joint degree in Biology and International Development at the University of Guelph, where she developed an interest in zoonotic disease and global health. These interests, along with some family ties, pulled Rebecca overseas to the UK where she graduated from the University of Glasgow’s veterinary medicine program in June 2022. At the University of Glasgow, Rebecca furthered her passion for small animal medicine and was the recipient of the Small Animal Practice award for her year. While Scotland will always be her second home, she is looking forward to being back in Canada for the next chapter.
Drawn to the outdoors and with a love of being on the water, Kingston was an easy choice. She feels fortunate to have joined the equal parts knowledgeable and supportive team at Bayridge Animal Hospital. She looks forward to meeting you and the four-legged members of your family!
In her spare time, Rebecca loves getting outside and exploring local trails – whether running, hiking, or on skis! She has a border collie puppy named Clyde to join her on her adventures.