Dr. Lewars, a 1986 honors graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) started in a mixed practice just north of Toronto. In 1990 Dr. Lewars and her family moved to the Manotick area in Ottawa where she became a partner of Manotick Veterinary Hospital.
The Lewars moved to Orangeville in 1996, but Dr. Lewars continued to commute to Manotick and also worked in several other veterinary practices in southern Ontario.
Her penchant for local family veterinary practice spurred her on to open Westend Veterinary Hospital in August of 1999. She continued to be a managing partner of Manotick Veterinary Hospital until 2016 and an active member of local, provincial and federal Veterinary Associations.
Dr. Lewars, who is an avid rider who lives in Orangeville with her husband Dave. Their four legged extended family consists of Rosie, a Jack Russell cross from the SPCA, Pirate an amazing Kitty, and three horses, Calvin, Trotsky and Victoria. Dr. Lewars is also mom has two grown children son Matthew, who now lives in Calgary, and her daughter Morgan and son-in-law Cameron, and is a proud grandma to Clancy.