Welcoming Dr. Lynn Broadhurst

Dr. Lynn Broadhurst has been helping me out for a few years now, filling in to allow me some time away. As of this year, she joins us permanently as our Doctor on duty on Fridays.

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”

Lynn Broadhurst


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Celebrating our 20th Anniversary in October 2016

img09720 years ago, I made the decision to buy my own clinic. This allowed me the freedom to make the choices about how I wanted to practice veterinary medicine. Being able to shape the identity of our clinic based on my philosophy of veterinary medicine has been the highlight of my career. Continue reading

My 30th year anniversary

OVC '84 Mascot

OVC ’84 Mascot

As our class of OVC ’84 prepares for its 30th reunion, my thoughts have turned to the evolution of veterinary practice from my perspective as a small animal practitioner. From the start, we were ground breakers. I was a member of the Ontario Veterinary College graduating class of 1984. We were one of the first groups to graduate more females than males, a trend that has continued every year since. Ours was the inaugural class participating in a summer large animal externship program designed to expose third year students to the rigours and life of farm practice. On the small animal side, OVC was starting up its first ICU and critical unit when we were in fourth year rotations.

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