Dr. Greg McWatt, Baywood South 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 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. Melissa GillardDr. Melissa Gillard

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, appropriate dental care and enjoys working up complex cases. She takes pleasure in developing client relationships and helping owners understand their pet’s medical needs.

Dr. Gillard’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include paddling and exploring the outdoors with her husband and her son, John and John Jr. At home, she shares her house with her whippet, Infinitiand two cats, Pixel and Annie. Dr. Gillard looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members!


Dr. Briiann Dawson - Veterinarian - Baywood Animal HospitalDr. Briiann Dawson

Dr. Briiann Dawson is a graduate of Murdoch University in Perth Western Australia. Since 2006, she has been providing veterinary care to pets in the Barrie and Collingwood areas. Growing up with horses, dogs, cats, goats and competing in hunter jumper competitions, Dr. Brii knew at a young age that animals would be a huge part and love of her life. As a world traveler, experience gained over the years included dolphin, wallaby and fur seal research at McQuarie University in Sydney Australia and Satyrid Butterfly research a Queen's University during her undergraduate degree.

Some of Dr. Brii's other favourite activities include hiking, yoga, windsurfing, surfing and snowboarding with her family. Dr. Brii lives in Collingwood with her three beautiful children, her husband and own personal Chef Chris, and her six fur babies, "Tilly" cat, "Chewy" chihuahua, Willow" the whippet, her two parrots "Mia" and "Azul" as well as her favourite equine friend "Fleur de Lyse". Dr. Dawson's goal is to provide best preventative veterinary care to her patients and clients.


Donni, Baywood South 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 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.

Office Manager

Nikki joined the Baywood South Animal Hospital team in January 2020 as a Client Care Representative. She has always loved working with animals and is happy to be able to combine this with her love of client care. Nikki loves to be involved in all aspects of the clinic and enjoys helping patients and clients in anyway she can. She is always eager to learn more in order to create the best experience for you and your furry family members. Nikki enjoys spending her days off going for hikes with her dog Murphy, cooking, and being with her family and friends.



Dillys, Baywood South Animal Hospital ReceptionistDillys
Client Care Representative

Dillys joined the Baywood  South Animal Hospital team 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.


Molly, Baywood South Animal Hospital Veterinary TechnicianMolly
Veterinary Technician

Molly joined the Baywood South Animal Hospital team in November of 2017, as a recent graduate from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College, where she received two awards for her academics. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph. Molly enjoys all aspects of her job which include helping in the exam room, completing lab work, assisting with surgery and anesthesia and especially nursing patients. Molly loves fussing over pets as they arrive and leave the clinic in hopes of making their visit less stressful.

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