Imagine going to work every day to a job that you have wanted since childhood- well, I have that job! I have always had a special interest in animal anatomy and becoming a veterinarian since I was 8 years old. My drive to become a veterinarian was solidified by my childhood family veterinarian, who saved my beloved lab Molly. She had gone above and beyond her call of duty to ensure that Molly was comfortable in her own home, and from that moment on, I wanted to be that person who went above and beyond for animals. I want to be a pillar of strength when people need me the most. When a client comes into their appointment with their pet, I care for their animals as if they were my own. I strive to tailor each visit for that particular patient and make them feel loved, welcomed and safe.
I have two wonderful Labrador retrievers; Georgie and Indy, who are my ready- to- swim, always up for a cuddle, and there for you, family pets. I live with my supportive and funny partner, Kyle, and with our fun- loving, friendly, goofy, adopted Rottweiler, Leonard. My mom always told me: Knowledge is Power, and I live by this every day, to try and learn every day so that I can help as many people and animals as I can.
– Hilary Rodd, DVM
Dr. Rodd graduated with her veterinary degree in 2010 from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She grew up in Newmarket, but spent all of her summers at her cottage on Gloucester Pool near Coldwater. Dr. Rodd volunteered for Orillia & District Veterinary Services when she was completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. She became part of our team here at the clinic when she worked during her summer holidays and the year before she went to Australia. Once she graduated from Murdoch University, Dr. Rodd returned to Ontario where she practiced mixed animal medicine in Midland. She joined our team in 2014 and has a special interest in surgery and internal medicine.