Get to Know the Veterinarians & Staff of Linwood Veterinary Services

Our doctors serve both Linwood Veterinary Services and Hwy 89 Veterinary Services. Get to know the team that makes our clinic great!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Murray Runstedler

Dr. Murray Runstedler graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1993. Following one year of mixed practice, he came to work for Linwood Veterinary Services where he has worked ever since. Currently, he is a managing partner and spends most of his time in dairy management and consultation. Dr. Runstedler and his wife, Sharon, are the proud parents of six wonderful children.



Dr. Paul Sostar

Dr. Paul Sostar was raised north of Hamilton in West Flamboro, Ontario, where he worked in the dairy industry part-time and during summers. Paul graduated from the University of Guelph with two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1990 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Paul has been with Linwood Veterinary Services and Hwy 89 Veterinary Services since graduation and is currently a partner in the business. Paul concentrates on dairy and beef medicine, as well as dairy production and management.



Dr. Andrew MacLeod

Originally from the Maritimes, Dr. Andrew MacLeod has been with Linwood Veterinary Services since 2001 and is currently a partner. During that time, he has focused on dairy production medicine and reproduction, including, most recently, embryo transfer. Andrew and his wife, Alison, have four young children and live in Linwood.



Dr. Kelly Haelzle

Dr. Haelzle grew up on a family dairy farm, Hells-lea Farms Ltd., near Mildmay, Ontario, and always enjoyed working with cattle. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Guelph and lives in the Clifford area with her husband.



Dr. Amanda Topp

Dr. Amanda Topp examining a calf

Dr. Amanda Topp grew up on a dairy farm outside of Embro, Ontario. Her experiences with cattle growing up lead her to the University of Guelph, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2009, followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys gardening, playing soccer and helping out on the family farm.


Dr. Shannon Walsh

Dr. Shannon Walsh grew up in Waterloo, Ontario. She completed her BSc in biology at the University of Waterloo in 2008 and her DVM at the University of Guelph in 2017. Following vet school, she also attended the Cornell Summer Dairy Institute. Having worked on dairy farms and a cow-calf ranch, she has developed a passion for dairy and beef medicine. Shannon has developed a strong interest in dairy and beef medicine, particularly reproduction and lameness. Shannon also enjoys fishing, canoeing, and gardening.


Registered Veterinary Technicians

Brandi Kent

Krystle Allison


Processing

Darren Martin


Support Staff

Our inside staff are all ready to answer your calls quickly and connect you with the product or service you need, while working away at the administrative and clinic tasks that keep the machine rolling. Happy to answer your calls or greet you at the clinic counters are Liz, Cobi, Emily, Nancy and Kim.

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