Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Queen Street Veterinary Services in Kincardine, ON! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (519) 396-3647 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Heather White, Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Heather Swanson


Dr. Heather graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2008 and opened the original practice on her farm, Gordon Lake Veterinary Clinic, later that year. After an overwhelming response to the new clinic, Dr. Heather worked to open a new location in downtown Kincardine in early 2009 – Queen Street Veterinary Services. Dr. Heather is also certified in Spinal Manipulation (more commonly known as chiropractic care) for both small and large animals. When not working as both a business owner and veterinarian, Dr. Heather loves to stay active within our community with her 3 children. Her furry family consists of Nina, the every so sweet Pomeranian, and her beloved cat Blue.

Vicki Lapratt, Hospital Manager


Hospital Manager

Vicki graduated from the veterinary technician program at Seneca College in 1995. Before joining us in 2016, she worked for many years in the veterinary industry in Toronto. Vicki is an all-around animal lover with 6 pet hens, 2 cats, 1 rooster and 1 dog. Her dream would be to have a hobby farm. Vicki loves being able to interact with our clients and patients every day!


Jennifer Farrell, Practice Manager


Practice Manager

Jennifer began working at Queen Street as a receptionist in 2009 and became our Practice Manager in 2013. Before becoming part of our team, Jennifer was a dairy farmer for 25 years! Some of you might recognize Jennifer from the Kincardine Pipe Band where she serves as Pipe Major. Make sure to give her a friendly smile when you see her marching down the streets during the Saturday night Pipe Band Parade during the summer! When not at work, she gets lots of cuddles and love from her cat, Murdoch and fluffy Flandoodle, Bessie.

Jaclyn Smith, Registered Veterinary Technician


Registered Veterinary Technician

Jaclyn graduated from the veterinary technician program at Georgian College in 2010 and became a registered veterinary technician (RVT) the same year. She joined our team in 2009 during her college co-op semester and loved it so much she couldn’t imagine leaving (and we couldn’t imagine the clinic without her)!

Stacey Courtney, Veterinary Technician

Stacey - On Leave

Veterinary Technician

Stacey graduated from the veterinary technician program at Ridgetown College in 2011 and joined our team the same year. Stacey is a true cat lover, saying if she were an animal she would definitely be a cat. She considers her co-workers family, and we feel the same way.

Brittany - On Leave

Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!


Registered Veterinary Technician

"Jasmine graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at St. Clair College in 2021 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) the same year. She joined our team by summer's end in 2021. Jasmine has come to love our family here. In her own time, she takes part in many sports and activities such as baseball, hockey, kayaking and hiking. When at home she spends her time with her two dogs Darth the Husky X and Nash the Australian Shepherd.

Julie Szydlowski, Veterinary Technician


Veterinary Technician

Julie graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at College Boreal in 1999. She was a welcomed addition to our team in 2017. Since she was a child, Julie always knew she wanted to work with animals. She is excited to come to work to care for animals and loves that she can continue to learn and grow as veterinary medicine continues to evolve. With the motto, “you only live once”, Julie would like to travel and explore the world more. Her furry family consists of her playful French Bulldog named Puck.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Lindsay graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College in 2013 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2015. Lindsay joined our team in the fall of 2022 and brings 10 years of experience. She shares her home with her Rottweiler, Reese, and 3 cats; Robert, Nina and Luna. In her spare time Lindsay loves to go hiking and camping. She can't wait to meet all of our lovely clients and their pets💜

Lyndsey Bisch, Receptionist



Lyndsey is a graduate from Mohawk College and joined our team as a receptionist in 2013. She was drawn to Queen Street by the fact that it would give her an opportunity to learn new things every day. Lyndsey has the gift for gab and loves interacting with our clients and patients. She is also our resident retail guru and is a “pet-expert” in all our fun and innovative retail items. She also has a real knack for baking, especially if there is a competition involved. Given the chance to do another job for just one day, Lyndsey would want to be a judge on a baking competition. She also spends her time with her one and only fur-child Cricket the Australian Shepherd.