Dr. John Wilson Veterinarian Dr. Wilson grew up in Brantford, Ontario playing ice-hockey and fishing in the summer. His first job was at a local golf course, followed by a stint at a local small animal clinic as kennel boy while he attended high school, and even milking cows for a summer. He graduated from University of Guelph in 1991 with Honours B.Sc., then from Ontario Veterinary College with his DVM in 1995.
Through the years, Dr. Wilson has worked in the Kingston area, Belleville, Picton and Gananoque clinics until moving to London, England for a year. There he practiced on small animals including rabbits for a year in East London, England. In 2003, he moved back to Ontario to join Dr. Black at the Bayridge Animal Hospital. He became Jay’s business partner in 2007. Dr. Wilson performs a novel technique for repairing ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligaments in dogs called the Tight Rope Technique, which he learned at a course in Boston, Massachusetts in 2007.
Dr. Wilson loves living and working in Kingston and most of all loves meeting, interacting with and helping like-minded people and their pets enjoy that most unique bond they have. He is known for sharing lots of laughter during appointments. He is constantly challenging himself to be the best possible doctor, professional, friend, listener, problem solver and communicator on a daily basis. This is practice for being the best possible person you can be. He loves the collegial atmosphere that has been fostered at Bayridge Animal Hospital and the fun loving, happy personalities that he encounters every day, both with his colleagues and the people who come into the clinic with their pets.
In his spare time, Dr. Wilson enjoys running, road biking, fly fishing, traveling, attending veterinary conferences, learning new languages, and playing ice-hockey in both summer and winter. He has recently taken to tennis and squash and also walks and hikes with “Polo” his Miniature Madagascarian 5 toed racing sloth (joke). Polo is a wonderful mutt adopted from the Kingston Humane Society. Polo is always by John’s side and sleeps upside down next to Katie (Sandra’s dog). Dr. Jeff Kaufmann Veterinarian 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 Associate Veterinarian Dr. Dana Funnell grew up east of Kingston in Gananoque. She has worked in veterinary clinics since 2002 in many positions including kennel attendant, veterinary assistant, receptionist and now veterinarian. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph in 2011, she went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2015. In her first year after graduating she worked in the Ottawa Valley area with large and small animals including cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, chickens, dogs, and cats. She has been at the Bayridge Animal Hospital since the spring of 2016.
Dana and her husband Rick have settled down in Gananoque where they bought their first home. They recently married in the fall of 2019. They enjoy playing trivia, entertaining family and friends, playing board games, golfing, attending concerts and music events, hockey, and checking out local restaurants and breweries. Dana also enjoys hiking, crafting, singing, horseback riding, and travelling.
In 2018 Dr Funnell completed a continuing education course focused on canine and feline abdominal ultrasound in Guelph. She fell in love with one of the course participants, an old orange tabby named Winston. He is now enjoying his retirement residence in Gananoque along with her senior Boston Terrier Cayley, and her grey cat, Fredrick. He’s the one with attitude! Recently Dana and Rick added another dog to their fur family - a three legged Border Collie named Budzo. Dana also has a quarter horse named Victor who she has had since he was just a yearling.
In 2018 Dr Funnell attended the Veterinary Education Today conference in Toronto, where she took a special course centered on canine and feline CPR. In the Spring of 2019 she attended a course focused on canine and feline behaviour and fear free animal handling. Moving forward, Dr Funnell intends to focus on continuing to provide excellent care to our patients. Her special interests include diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery."