Our Vets and Team


Dr. Angela Halbert obtained a BSc from the University of Guelph in 1987 and then went on to pursue a degree in Veterinary medicine. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992. Her passion has always been veterinary medicine and she enjoys all aspects of the profession. She lives north of Shelburne with her husband and three children. Their farm is home to numerous dogs, cats, sheep, horses, llamas, alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens and a pig.

dr_laura_2Dr. Laura Whiting From a young age I was surrounded by a variety of animals with many of my horses and dogs becoming my best friends and teachers.  Being surrounded by such a large variety of animals had a profound impact on me which lead to my passion of becoming a veterinarian. I graduated in 1992 from the, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.  I have focused on small animal practice since my graduation. I enjoy veterinary medicine for its diversity, challenges and of course the opportunity to help our four legged friends.  I live in Caledon, with my husband, three children, an Airedale and a cat. Continuing education is important to me and I continue to advance my knowledge. I have been a Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist since 2010 and obtained  a certificate in canine massage in November 2015.

Dr. Stephanie Cukier graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014. She began her career in mixed practice, working with animals both large and small in eastern Ontario. Now she is very excited to be joining the team at Nottawasaga Valley Veterinary Hospital to focus on canine and feline medicine. Stephanie lives in Georgina with her fiancée Adam, her dog “Athena”, and her cat “Milo


rachel_l Rachel Falls attended Brock University and then the Veterinary Technician Program at Georgian College in Orillia, from which she graduated in 2008. She has been with Nottawasaga Valley Veterinary Hospital since December 2008. She enjoys spending her spare time riding and caring for horses.



Virginia Gallagher attended Brock University and graduated with a BSc in Biology in 2004. She then attended the Veterinary Technician Program at Georgian College in Orillia from which she graduated with Honors in 2009. She has been with Nottawasaga Valley Veterinary Hospital since May 2008. She is the proud mother of a beautiful boy, three cats and a dog. Her free time is spent with family and friends. She also enjoys walking her dog at the park and relaxing in the sun.


cyndy_l Cyndy Hill has been a receptionist at Nottawasaga Valley Veterinary Hospital since its opening in 2000. Cyndy resides in Wasaga Beach with her husband, three dogs, three cats, one rabbit, one lizard, and six goldfish. When Cyndy is not at the front desk of the office she is enjoying travelling the world with her husband. Her interests include skiing, running, yoga and horseback riding. Her latest hobby is spending time with her granddaughters Iris and Ivy.

shirley_l Shirley Buist has worked in the veterinary industry for more than three decades, Shirley’s association with the Halbert family pre-dates Angela’s graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992.  She has worked in many capacities in veterinary practices and is currently the Nottawasaga Valley Veterinary Hospital bookkeeper.  This flexible position allows her to work the bulk of her hours from home near Caledonia only needing to be at the hospital on a bi-weekly basis. Always having been involved with animal husbandry in one way or another, Shirley and her husband Duncan are presently kept busy boarding and foaling Standardbred horses as well as breeding and showing their Jack Russell Terriers.