MINDEMOYA—Dale Scott of Scott Veterinary Services has sold his practice and retired after 40 years of service on Manitoulin Island.
“I came to the Island in 1976 and worked with (the late) Dr. Ken Tipper,” said Dr. Scott. “I started Scott Veterinary Services in 1992.”
Dr. Scott said that he and his wife have enjoyed Manitoulin over the years, raising four children in addition to running the practice.
“We have really enjoyed living on Manitoulin, the lifestyle and raising a family here,” said Dr. Scott. “I went to part time last year and when the opportunity came to sell I was ready to retire. I sold the practice on December 14 and that was my last day of work.”
Dr. Scott said he has been enjoying retirement, spending time with his three grandchildren and planning a retirement home build in the spring.
Taking over Scott Veterinary Services are husband and wife veterinary duo Dr. Darren Stinson and registered veterinary technician Kathy Stinson of Chelmsford.
“I’ve known Dr. Scott for a longtime,” said Dr. Stinson. “I am a partner in a practice in Sudbury, the Chelmsford Animal Hospital.”
Dr. Stinson said that when they learned that Dr. Scott was going to be retiring, he and his wife elected to purchase the practice.
“Kathy is a registered veterinary technician and practice management consultant and speaker with clients across the country,” said Dr. Stinson, who shared that Ms. Stinson will be managing Scott Veterinary Services.
Dr. Stinson is familiar with Manitoulin having done his internship on Manitoulin between his third and fourth year of school in the summer of 1991.
“Now I find myself back on the Island,” said Dr. Stinson.
Dr. Stinson will be staying at his Chelmsford practice, but working at the Island practice when needed, while Ms. Stinson will be managing and working at Scott Veterinary Services.
The team at Scott’s will remain the same with veterinarians Dr. Ted DeLange, Dr. Erika Spek, Dr. Monika Stevens and Dr. Janice Mitchell. New to the staff will be Ms. Stinson and registered veterinary technician Rachael Skippen.
Dr. Stinson grew up in Copper Cliff and Lively. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1992 and opened Chelmsford Animal Hospital in 1998.
“Our goal is to continue the great work of Scott Veterinary Services’ predecessors in proving quality and compassionate care to pets and livestock in the region,” concluded Dr. Stinson.
Scott Veterinary Services is located at 2058, Highway 551 in Mindemoya. To set up an appointment for your furry (or barnyard) friend, call 705-377-5666.