Baywood South
Meet Our Team

Dr. Greg McWattDr. 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. Melissa GillardDr. Melissa Gillard
Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Gillard graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010. Upon graduation, she practiced in Thunder Bay before moving to Barrie in the spring of 2013. Dr. Gillard is an advocate of preventative medicine and competent at working up complex cases.

Dr. Gillard’s interests include paddling and training for triathlons and spending time at home with her retired racing greyhound, Isosceles, and whippet, Infinitiher wonderful and supportive husband, John, as well as baby, John. She takes pleasure in developing client relationships and helping owners understand their pet’s medical needs. Dr. Gillard looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members.

Donni Donni
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.

Carly Carly
Assistant Manager

Carly graduated from the University of Guelph in April of 2016 with a Bachelor of Commerce honors degree along with a certificate in leadership practice. She joined Baywood and Baywood South Animal Hospital in June 2014 working seasonally as a client service representative. Prior to that, she was a veterinary assistant for three years. Carly has now taken on the role of assistant manager at Baywood South and looks forward to building rapports with clients and their pets.

KatrionaKatriona
Administrative Assistant

Katriona is a valuable member of the Baywood family for the last 14 years.  She works at both Baywood South and it’s sister hospital, Baywood Animal Hospital located in Midhurst, between the two, it’s a full time job.  Katriona has enjoyed being a part of the start up and continued success of Baywood South Animal Hospital.  Her job has evolved from reception and now into a behind the scenes administration position managing the wellness plans and patient reminder system.   Her diligence and dedication is    in the best interest of your pet(s).

Katriona enjoys down time with her husband Paul and her feisty feline, Beefcake.  She is passionate about travelling and works hard to fill her passport.

DillysDillys
Client Care Representative

Dillys joined Baywood  South Animal Hospital in March 2018 as a part-time receptionist. Meeting and greeting the clients and 4-legged patients is a highlight for Dillys, especially making everyone feel welcome.

Dillys is a local resident with two adult children; Brian and Leah, and two 4-legged children; Bella and Coco. Dillys is an avid cottager and enjoys boating, sailing and scuba-diving with friends and family. Music, travel and watercolour painting are additional interests of hers. 

Dillys looks forward to meeting both you and your furry loved ones.

MollyMolly
Veterinary Technician (VT)

Molly joined the Baywood South team in November of 2017, as a recent graduate from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College. She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science from the University of Guelph. Molly enjoys all aspects of her job which include helping in the exam room, completing lab work and nursing patients prior and post-operative care.

In her spare time, Molly works for Ontario Parks and enjoys spending time with her spunky tuxedo cats, Bagheera and Winnie, her rabbit, Poppy and her friends and family.

AlysonAlyson
Veterinary Technician (VT)

Aly started working at Baywood South Animal Hospital after her co-op placement in 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College and plans on writing her registration exam this summer to become an RVT. Aly takes a special interest in dermatology and hopes to expand her education in this field. When she isn’t working she is petting every dog in sight. In the future she plans to have lots of land with lots of dogs.