Dr. Joanne Olinyk was born and raised in Montreal. In 1978 she moved to Guelph to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 1981 and went on to do her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduating in 1984, she worked in Nobleton for 3 years, then spent the next 3 years doing locum work around the province before settling down in Orillia. She has cultivated an interest in Feline Medicine and has been a long term member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Joanne and her partner Paul have a large family of 5 cats and 2 dogs that keep them busy (see pictures in the gallery below). In her off time, she plays adventure games, reads fantasy and science fiction, and is an avid fan of everything Middle-earth. She has finished 4 levels of jazz dance exams and still is a regular participant at the Mariposa Dance Company.
Paul Nowosiadly is our office manager. He is a trained chef but left the industry in the 1990s to work at London Life. He joined our practice in 1997, helping with the business side of things at the clinic. In 1999, he achieved certification in Veterinary Hospital Management through St. Lawrence College. He and Joanne share their love for pets and Paul regularly hikes with the dogs, Midas and Phoebe, on the many trails around Orillia. He is an consummate golfer, fisherman and outdoors man. He spends his downtime watching sports, especially football and hockey.
Carol Anne Foster joined our practice July 15, 2001 after 30 years in customer service. Being an animal lover, it was easy for her to feel at home here with the rest of her co-workers. She has always had pets throughout her life and currently has 2 cats, one of which was rescued by Dr. Olinyk. Carol Anne has three children and four grandchildren and enjoys spending as much time as possible with them. She loves the outdoors in the summer working in her garden.Home decorating is another of her passions.
Diana Beer joined our team in March 2016 as a full time veterinary technician. Diana became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2007 after working a number of years in the retail industry. She has always had pets and enjoys spending time with Molly and Petey, the Bassett Hounds, and her cat Maize. She also loves the summer season, reading as many books as possible.
Dr. Lynn Broadhurst, born into a thoroughbred horse racing family, spent her childhood on Windfields’ National Stud Farm in Oshawa. In public school she set her sights on a veterinary career. Throughout high school in Bramalea, she spent weekends and holidays with her dad in his racing stable following the Ontario thoroughbred circuit.
During her undergraduate years at the University of Guelph, she met her spouse Claus Hoyer. (After 43 years she says he deserves the medal). After graduation from OVC in 1977, she practiced equine and small animal medicine north of Toronto. In 1983 after the birth of Gary, their first son, Claus and Lynn moved to Anten Mills, just north of Barrie. Lynn practiced small animal medicine in Barrie while Claus set up his accounting practice. After their second son Greg, was born in 1986, Lynn became an associate in a small animal mobile practice.
A first time grandma of a gorgeous baby girl, Lynn is eager to add grandparenting to her list of hobbies. They include fishing and cottaging/ golf/music and theatre going as well as keeping house for Gus and Lizzie, the 2 felines pictured below.
“ I am proud and excited to be a member of Colborne Street Pet Hospital with Dr. Joanne and her wonderful staff. Their dedication to veterinary medicine and their clients’ and patients’ well being is exceptional”
Staff Pet Pictures
Dr. Jo’s pets
Carol Anne’s pets
Dr. Lynn’s pets