Dr. John Wilson Veterinarian Dr. Wilson has had the good fortune and honour of serving Kingston area pets and their owners for 25 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 long-time partner Krista. They enjoy sitting lakeside watching and listening to the rhythms of nature. They also travel to beautiful wild fly fishing destinations, where Krista regularly out fishes him. Alas, since their resident Finches, Flying Squirrels and Foxes are not keen on the concept of human companionship they’re patiently waiting for a good dog, in need, to come into their life. 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."