206626 Hwy 26 Meaford – 519.538.4898

20 Balsam St. Collingwood – 705.446.3556

About Our Team

Animal Hospital Professional Staff

Dr. Ardis Ardiel

Ardis graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1983. She practiced in Toronto for several years before moving home in 1988 and taking ownership of the then Meaford Animal Clinic. Her dream of a larger, spacious hospital became reality in 1997 with the opening of our current location 1 mile east of Meaford. The Collingwood location was added in 2005. Ardis’ areas of special interest include orthopedics, trauma and endocrinology.


Hootie is our mascot!!  He is a persian with many health issues (hence the reason he lives here)! He is a sweetie who loves attention from the staff as well as clients.  He has an affinity for canned food and he loves to cuddle with children!!!


Rebecca joined our team in early 2013.  Prior to that, she completed the Veterinary Assistant Program at Georgian College.  Rebecca works as a receptionist/assistant primarily at out Collingwood location but, also works in Meaford on occasion.  In her time away from work Rebecca enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with her 2 Cocker Spaniels.

Dr. Cindy Lennox

Cindy graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science. She then graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1988, with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her special interests include cardiology and ophthalmology. Cindy worked for 8 years in the U.S. at 3 large multi-veterinary practices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts before joining our team.


Lauren is a Veterinary Technician and Receptionist who works primarily at our Collingwood location. Lauren has been with our practice since 1979, her many years in the business make her a valuable asset to our team.


Connie is a Veterinary Technician and also the Hospital Manager. Connie obtained the title of Canadian Veterinary Dental Technician in 2001, making her 1 of 9 in North America at the time of graduation!


Courtney joined our team initially as a high school student in 2005.  She left us for a period of time to further her education and returned as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2013!  Courtney is an avid horseback rider who also enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 legged pets in her spare time!

Get In Touch.

If you have a question or would like to make an appointment for a consultation, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!