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 persuit for local a 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. Baarb, is an avid rider, her four legged extended family consists of Sweetie a northern rescue dog, and Hobbs a 3 legged cat from our local SPCA. Dr. Lewars and her husband Dave have two grown children son Matthew and his wife Carmen, now live in Calgary, and her daughter Morgan and son-in-law Cameron reside here in Ontario, and is a proud grandma to Clancy & Hazel and is expecting a new grand baby this year
Dr Leah Larsen
Dr. Leah Larsen graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College of Guelph, her connection to animals begun at a young age. She spent summers on the family farm and working at a veterinary clinic in the town of Orangeville where she grew up. Dr. Larsen begun her path to becoming a veterinarian in 2000 by entering the animal science program at the University of Guelph. While at the University of Guelph she discovered she also had a passion for clinical research and before entering the Ontario Veterinary College she spent a year working for the University as a research technician. Following her Graduation in 2009, Dr. Leah entered private practice. Her career started here at Westend Veterinary Hospital before she relocated to Aurora and joined practices closer to home. Dr. Leah has since moved back to the area with her husband Kent, Her son Westley and fur babies; Ellie a German shorthair pointer and Bean an Italian greyhound . When not enjoying her time interacting with clients and patients, Dr. Leah enjoys hiking reading, going to the gym and horseback riding.
Dr Simone Herrlinger
Dr. Simone graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013. Dr. Simone understands the importance of building meaningful relationships with her clients and strives to do so. She has a special interest in palliative care and end of life support which compliments her kind and caring approach to veterinary health. Outside of the clinic, Simone can be found training for her latest triathlon, perfecting photography and camping with her dogs Squishy and Kiwi. She loves to travel the world but has a special spot in her heart for New Zealand.
Dr. Cynthia Seto grew up in Toronto, Ontario and developed an interest in animals from an early age by feeding the neighborhood squirrels. She obtained her science degree from the University of Guelph before graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006. Dr. Seto worked at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Brampton for 12 years but she missed feeling connected to her clients and pets, so she jumped at the opportunity to join our Westend Family. When away from the clinic, Dr. Seto enjoys travelling, hiking trails, and trying new and exciting foods.