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 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. Beth Van Rys
Dr. Beth Van Rys grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa until she was 15, then came back up to Canada with her family to the Dunnville, Ontario area. She grew up on a hobby farm with horses and has always enjoyed working with large animals. Beth completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, and her DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College. In her spare time, Beth enjoys riding her draft-cross mare, traveling, and hanging out with her husband, two St. Bernards, and cat.
Dr. Kristyne Smith
Dr. Kristyne Smith completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, and her veterinary degree at the Ontario Veterinary College. She focused her education on food animals, with a special interest in cattle, and has been involved with the equine industry for many years. She spends her spare time riding horses, exploring nature, and reading.
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