Baywood Midhurst
Meet Our Team

Dr. Greg McWatt, Baywood Animal Hospital Team,Owner&VeterinarianDr. Greg McWatt
Veterinarian & Owner

Dr. McWatt earned his degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph 1987, is the Owner and Director of Baywood and Baywood South Animal Hospitals and a partner and past board member of the Huronia Veterinary Emergency Hospital. He attends numerous conferences related to veterinary continuing education as well as courses in leadership, communication, and personal development.

Greg and his family live in the east end of Barrie where he’s an active community participant. A member and a past President of the Rotary Club of Barrie, a board member on leave for Canine Opportunity, People Empowerment (C.O.P.E.) he loves to play hockey, golf, travel and ride the single track mountain bike trails of Simcoe County.

Dr. Nathan VanderLinde, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, VeteirnarianDr. Nathan VanderLinde
Veterinarian

Dr VanderLinde, graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph 2006, joined the Baywood Animal Hospital Team in 2007 and enjoys seeing both dogs and cats while keeping sharp in the surgery suite. Dentistry has become an area of expertise and reducing pain from oral disease is something he treats almost every day.

At home, his dog Penny, two young daughters and wife Jamie take up the remainder of his time. They are becoming good campers, hikers and alpine skiers, but have yet to be introduced to canoe tripping and fishing adventures.

Dr Felicia Uriarte, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, VeterinarianDr. Felicia Uriarte
Veterinarian

Dr. Felicia Uriarte graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995. She worked as a small animal emergency veterinarian in both Windsor and Barrie and has a staff member of Baywood Animal Hospital since 1999.

In her spare time she enjoys yoga, triathlon training and spending time with her husband, two children and the family pets.

Dr. Lyle Pollok, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, VeterinarianDr. Lyle Pollock
Veterinarian

Dr. Pollock graduated in 1980 from the Ontario Veterinary College. He has practised one year of mixed medicine and 35 of companion animal. His special interest is endoscopy, a non-surgical procedure used to examine the digestive tract. He is also a reviewer in the College of Veterinarians of Ontario Quality Assurance Program.

In his down time he enjoys kayaking and camping with his wife Patricia and Labrador retriever Riggs. He has also been known to hit a few golf balls and to try and stay fit when he competes in mini triathlons.

Donni Ellis, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, DirectorDonni
Hospital Director & Manager

Donni graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1980 and has worked at Baywood Animal Hospital since 1993. She obtained a diploma in Veterinary Hospital Management from St. Lawrence College in 1996 and has attended numerous continuing education events in communication, systems management, human resources, client services and team building.

Donni is constantly striving to ensure that all Baywood Animal Hospital employees have a well balanced work/life schedule, and that Baywood and Baywood South Animal Hospital(s) remain stimulating environments for all staff. She also continues to train and mentor the staff ensuring that clients and their pets always have the caring and quality veterinary experience they expect.

Donni lives in Barrie and enjoys walking the Simcoe County trails with her dog, Ritz. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, gardening and travel.

Susan, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, Client Service RepresentativeSusan
Administrative Manager

Susan joined the Baywood Animal Hospital Team in 1995 and has attended numerous conferences and continues to attend workshops and seminars on customer service, communication and hospital management.  She continues to be the sunny friendly voice on the end of the phone line and the treat gal for your furry friend.  She always says she has the best job, “both  people and pets!”

In her spare time she organizes special events and fundraisers along with spending quality time with her husband, Mark.  They are the proud parents of two teenage sons whom keep them involved with hockey and supporting their school academics and athletics. Phoenix (Lab X) is Susan’s shadow and nightly walking companion.  Susan, Phoenix and family love cottaging, boating, camping and spending time with friends and family.  She is looking forward to welcoming you to the Baywood Family.

Katriona, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, Administrative AssistantKatriona
Administrative Assistant

Katriona has been with Baywood Animal Hospital since August 2003.  Before she joined the Baywood Animal Hospital Team she took some time off and traveled around the world and spent time in Europe. She’s lived in Australia and continues to travel to sunny destinations each winter. When not sunning, she can be found cuddling with her husband and her feisty cat, Beefcake.

Kim, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, Veterinary TechnicianKim
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Kim graduated from Centralia College of Agricultural Technology (CCAT) in 1994 and received her provincial registration status at that time.  She spent the first seven years of her career working in small animal practice and then decided to broaden her skills and knowledge in the Emergency and Critical Care field.  Kim worked ten years as a lead technician at the Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic (HVEC) and then in 2011 joined the Baywood Animal Hospital Team in Midhurst. She continues to help our clients’ beloved pets at the HVEC some weekends and holidays.

Kim enjoys spending her time travelling, camping, reading, going to concerts and time with her nieces and nephew.  Her three cats Megan, Blizzard and Petey are always waiting at the door to greet her when she gets home from work.

Christie, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, Veterinary TechnicianChristie
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Christie started with Baywood in 2014 as a Co-op student. She graduated from Georgian College that year and wrote her Registered Veterinary Technician exam that December.

She has two senior cats; Booboo and Miko, and a dog; Sienna. She loves music, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Pauline, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, Veterinary TechnicianPauline
Veterinary Technician (VT)

Growing up, Pauline has always had a love of animals and knew she was destined for a career in the veterinary field.  She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Collège Boréal in December 1998 and successfully completed the registration exam.  After the closure of Molson Park Pet Hospital, Pauline joined Baywood South Animal Hospital in May 2014 adding her compassionate care to the team and then in 2016 moved to Baywood Animal Hospital in Midhurst.

Pauline enjoyed the company of her feline friend Vegas for many years until his passing in June 2015.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, relaxing in the great outdoors or curling up with a good book.  Pauline is thrilled to be a part of the amazing team at Baywood Animal Hospitals and caring for all our furry friend patients.

Emily, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, Animal Care AttendantEmily
Animal Care Attendant

Emily has been with Baywood since 2010, starting with us as a high school co-op student. When she’s not devoting time to her Bernese Mountain Dog; Stella, her bichon mix; Lulu, her domestic shorthair cat; Stanley, or her beta fish; Thorin, she can be found hiking, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding or travelling the world.

Percy, Baywood Animal Hospital Team, Animal Care AttendantPercy
Animal Care Attendant

Percy is a true animal lover. During the summer of 2017 he joined the Baywood Hospital Team immediately after his retirement. Although he loves spending time in front of the computer during the evenings, he would pack it up after midnight with no protest if his little hamster, Henry claws up onto his thigh to remind him that it is time to go to bed.

Besides enjoying long walks with our boarders during the weekends, Percy likes to keep himself in good shape by riding on an elliptical machine at the gym daily… so that he can enjoy more jalapeno chips.