Meet Our Team

Our Staff is an important part of our clinic family. Not only will your pet receive great medicine but we truely love our jobs and love the patients we care for.

  • Dr.
    Paul O'Neill
    Paul grew up on a mixed animal farm that backed onto Pigeon Lake in the Kawarthas. He remembers his father keenly observing animal behaviour. He had two uncles and an older brother who became veterinarians. He decided he wanted to follow in their footsteps. He graduated in 1984 and worked in a mixed animal practice as did his wife Barb. They have been in Gananoque since 1987. He enjoys small animals and is especially interested in behaviour, birds, pocket pets and exotics. To keep young he flies small planes, plays hockey and tries to keep up with his kids' sports.

  • Dr.
    Barb O'Neill
    Barb grew up in Thornhill with 2 brothers a sister and an assortment of pets. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was 2. She graduated in 1984 from the Ontario Veterinary College where she also met her future husband. She came to Gananoque in 1987 and has been there ever since. She lives with her 4 children, husband, and again, a variety of pets. She loves to cross country ski with their Standard Poodle 'Cheena', horseback rides regularily and is very happy in her career especially surgery and opthalmology.

  • Dr.
    Armita Parandeh
    Dr. Armita first graduated from Vet College in Kerman Iran in 1999. After seeing North American Veterinary magazines she decided this was the level of medicine she wanted to practice. In 2002 Dr. Armita immigrated to our area with her husband Kasra & son Amir. She then began the V Step process to become a Veterinary in Canada which she completed in 2009. 2010 was an eventful year with completing the Dental Program at University of Guelph and welcoming her daughter Nadia to the family. Dr. Armita continues to show her focus with the pets she cares for and has a strong interest in Surgery, Dentistry, and Internal Medicine. When not at work Dr. Armita enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, hiking and traveling. Dr. Armita spends the majority of her hours in clinic at our Parkdale Animal Hospital.

  • Dr. Jessica

    Dr. Jessica was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. She had always want to become a vet, so she attended the pre-veterinary program at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now Dalhousie University). Upon graduation with her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, she went on to study veterinary medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. She graduate in spring 2018 and made the move to Brockville to join our hospital! Dr. Jessica's passion is finding solutions to the problems that face her pet patients. She loves interacting with her patients and improving their lives. Dr. Jessica makes her home in Brockville with her partner, Brent, and their two pets: Moffat the Siamese, and Copper the mixed breed dog, both who were rescued through the PEI Humane Society. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, baking and hiking. 

  • Lori Miller
    Office Manager/Veterinary Technician
    Lori's first memory of helping an animal was when she was five. She caught a fish that had a cut and promptly bandaged it and released it! Her first love was horses and although she is currently horse free she and her daughter spend time riding together at a local barn. Lori was raised in Rockport and graduated from Seneca College in 1986. She is pleased to have been with both clinics since we opened the doors and enjoys the connection people have with their pets. Lori and Tim live in Gananoque with their kids. They share their home with a very vain Beta fish named Cuba and active border collies Fly (the sweet gentleman) and Oz (the college room mate).

  • Tracy Gaskell
    Registered Veterinary Technician
    Tracy can't remember when there weren't animals in her home. Her parents bred poodles and to help add to the family, she was a child who brought home all the strays and fixed them up. Her compassion for pets led her to St. Lawrence College where she graduated in 1994 and began working in the Brockville area. Tracy's knowledge and big smile was a welcome addition to our team in 2008. Tracy, Tim and her boys Damian, Dawson, & Darius live in her family home in Lyn. Tracy fills her time outside of work attending to busy sports schedules and renovating her home. Although her home has been filled with every type of imaginable pet over the years, Tracy now lives with her Malmute Winter and Maple the fun loving, kong retreiving Pointer. Her two cats are the adventrous George and Lilly the diva. Although Tracy can be seen at both of our clinics she spends the majority of her time at our Parkdale Animal Hospital.

  • Kathy Elliott
    Veterinary Technician
    Kathy was raised in the Montreal area and has traveled and lived almost everywhere across this country! She graduated from Vanier College as a Vet Technician and has a BSc from the University of Guelph. Kathy and her husband Jim along with their children Kendra and Braeden have enjoyed all sorts of animals and have truly had Old MacDonald's farm. She has been working at Parkdale Animal Hospital since 2002 and loves meeting pets and people. Her sense of humour is a welcome addition to our work day. Kathy and Jim are currently empty nesters living in North Augusta who have extra large fur kids with her two kindly black Newfs Sammy and Teara. To keep the dogs in line she has Mimi the feline ruler. Kathy has a strong interest in Speed Skating locally & nationally that started with her children participating in the sport. She was even a manual timer for Long Track Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

  • Kristen Coligan
    Veterinary Assistant
    Kristen was raised in Brockville and has always shared her home with many pets. She knew from an early age that her career would involve caring for pets. She graduated from St Lawrence College with distinction in the Veterinary Assistant program in 2012. Kristen came to work with us part time after being here on work placement through the college. She currently shares her home with two cats Tub Tub & Munchkin and a very socialable rat Alex. In her personal time Kristen enjoys grooming pets, swimming and camping. Her wonderful smile can be found at both our Gananoque Veterinary Clinic and Parkdale Animal Hospital where she enjoys helping pets get the care they need.