Dr. 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 Clinic. 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
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 love camping, canoe tripping, hiking and skiing as a family.
Dr. Felicia Uriarte
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 as 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 Pollock
Dr. Pollock graduated in 1980 from the Ontario Veterinary College. He has practiced 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.
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 Hospitals 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 joined the Baywood Animal Hospital team in 1995. To her surprise, a 6 month maternity contract lead to 24 years of fulfillment and reward at Baywood. She loves the veterinary profession, Baywood Animal Hospital’s clients and their pets. Susan is a vital part of your experience. She always says “I have the best job caring for and interacting with people and pets!” Susan has attended numerous conferences and continues to attend continuing education seminars and workshops on customer service, communication and hospital management. She manages various projects to advocate on behalf of your pets and champions the hospital’s AAHA accreditation and social media for Baywood. Susan is looking forward to meeting you, your pets and reconnecting with existing clients.
In her spare time she organizes special events and fundraisers. She also arranges the hospitals’ seasonal flowerpots. Susan enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Mark, and two sons, all while keeping a busy house a home. Susan enjoys supporting her sons' academics and cheering their athletic pursuits. Georgia, an adorable golden retriever puppy was welcomed to their family in March 2019. She has been a lovely addition to the family and a great source of joy and entertainment since the passing of their beloved family dog, Phoenix. The family enjoys cottaging, boating, camping and spending time with friends and family. Susan is looking forward to welcoming you to the Baywood family.
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.
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 enjoys surgery and has a special interest in analyzing cytology of ear and skin disorders. She continues to work part time at the emergency clinic so you may see her there if your pet is ill after hours.
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Christie started working 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.
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.
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.
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.