Meet The Team

Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of West London Pet Hospital in London! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (519) 641-2999 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!​​​

Meet the Veterinarians

Shawn Tucker, DVM

Shawn Tucker, DVM

Dr. Tucker graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in 1996. Not only did he receive his veterinary degree there, but he met his wife Dr. Piera Valenti.

Prior to purchasing West London Pet Hospital in London, Dr. Tucker had worked as an associate in Uxbridge, Fisherville, Wellesley, and Exeter. During that time he developed his interest and skill in canine reproduction, neonatal and pediatric care, avian and exotic medicine and surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Tucker lives in a veritable zoo with his English Bulldog, Bruno, his cat Delilah, and Charlie the cornsnake.

Resident animals at the clinic include a budgie named Stumpy, and a beautiful cat named Annabelle.

Cassandra Jackson, DVM

Cassandra Jackson, DVM
Maternity Leave

As well as looking after your furry ones, Dr. Cassandra tends to the exotic, pocket pets, and birds members of our family. We know that you will love her as much as we do.

Dr. Jackson is an OVC 2017 graduate. She has a special interest in small animals and exotics and has had a love of birds since she was very young. Dr. Cassandra lives in Woodstock with her husband and their menagerie: 1 dog, 2 cats, a panther chameleon, a house gecko and an axolotl. In her spare time she loves to do photography and go hiking!

Nicole Kushner, DVM

Nicole Kushner, DVM

Dr. Kushner graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1994. After practicing veterinary medicine world wide, Dr. Kushner and her family chose London as their home in 2014. She shares her life with her husband, three children, their sweet pup, Vika and fluffy feline, Meena

Tiffany Gaynor, DVM

Tiffany Gaynor, DVM

Dr. Gaynor graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2013. After graduation, she practiced small animal and equine medicine. In 2014 she began practicing emergency medicine before transitioning into full-time small animal general practice. Tiffany hails from Goderich Ontario and enjoys spending her time there during her time off. She also enjoys cooking, Crossfit and spending time with her dog Kiwi and cat Amelia.

Practice Manager

Nicole Kushner, DVM

Sarah Smith

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Receptionists

Denise

Denise

Denise is always happy to greet you and your pet when you walk into the door. She shares her life with her husband, two boys. Along with two German shepherds, Moneypenny & Twiggy, 2 goats, and horses.

Jodie

Jodie

Jodie has been cheerfully welcoming visitors through our doors since 2010. Jodie has been raising English Bulldogs since 1996 and also works part-time at an animal shelter.

Kirsten

Kirsten

Kirsten cheerfully greets all our clients and truly enjoys connecting with them on a professional and personal level. She loves being around animals and being able to help them & their owners in any way she can by showing compassion and empathy to everyone. Kirsten has years of customer service experience. She has always enjoyed pets from a very young age and currently with her cat, Mischa. Outside of work she enjoys time with her family, nature, kayaking, reading, and traveling.


Vet Technicians

Jodie

Mandy Clark

Graduated from Ridgetown College from the Veterinary Technology program in 2004. Mandy loves working with exotics, especially Bearded Dragons, and she has special interest in Anesthesia. She shares her home with a British Bulldog called Mavis, and a number of cats.

Lindy

Lindy Lystar

Lindy knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She grew up with dogs and eventually talked her parents into allowing her to have small creatures. Throughout the years, she has shared her life with many animals from rats and rabbits to turtles and lizards and eventually started a rat rescue. After working in the floral design business for many years, she decided to attend Ridgetown College where she completed her diploma in veterinary technology. Since graduating, Lindy has done a lot of work with horses but has always missed having exotics. She currently shares her home with a Boston mix Tyson, a tripod named Hopper and a Meyers parrot named Sammy. When not engulfed in work, you can usually find her on a nature hike with the dogs.

Jodie

Ingrid Vieira

Graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Ridgetown College in 1997. In 1999 she joined the staff at Nicholls Animal Hospital now known as West London Pet Hospital. Outside of her career, she enjoys her time with her husband, two sons, and their boxer, Xena.

Sarah

Sarah Gingrich

Growing up in a crazy cat family, Sarah always knew she wanted to work with animals from a young age. After a high school co-op placement at a local veterinary clinic she decided to pursue the career. Sarah graduated from St Clair College with the Essex County Veterinary Association award in 2016. After working in London for a year the mountains called her west, she just returned home from living and working as a RVT in Jasper National Park. Sarah shares her life with a crazy pointer vizsla cross, Olive dog who is 6 years old. She also has a three legged cat named Finnegan, and another two cats named Luna and Chappie. Once the time is right she would like to add another ball python into the family as hers recently passed before arriving back home. In her spare time you'll fine Sarah and Olive dog outside frolicking through the bush on an adventure somewhere together.