Dr. David Douglas
Dave grew up on a dairy farm in Quebec and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1981.
He worked in PEI for one year after graduation and joined the Navan Veterinary Clinic in 1982.
He and his wife Shelley live in Navan and have two daughters.
Dr. Jean Cyr
Jean was born in the Ottawa area but was raised in South Western Ontario.
Jean graduated from Vet College in 1994 and has worked with Navan Veterinary Services since graduation. He practices both dairy and equine veterinary medicine.
He is fluently bilingual and lives in Clarence Creek with his wife Twyla and four children.
Dr. Elisabeth Begley
She grew up in Ottawa and completed her bachelor’s degree here before moving to Guelph to complete her veterinary education. She spent another 6 years in Southwestern Ontario practicing large animal medicine with a short lived stint in mixed animal practice. Her main interests lie in bovine medicine, surgery and herd health as well as in small ruminant herd health.
She moved back to the area with her 4 year old dog, Esmeralda, to be closer to her family. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her dog as well as staying active, competing in trail races and doing CrossFit. She also partakes in a multitude of crafting hobbies.
Dr. Valerie Higginson
Val grew up in Vankleek Hill on her family's sheep farm. She attended the University of Guelph to complete her Bachelor of Science Degree before attending McGill University for her Master of Science Degree, focusing on dairy cattle nutrition. While completing her DVM Degree, Val attended the Cornell Summer Daily Institute program as well as completed many boving and equine external rotations across Canada and the U.S. to gain skills in reproduction, surgery and preventative medicine. When she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, Val was thrilled to move back to her home area and to join the team at NVS! She enjoys dairy medicine, surgery and herd health as well as having an interest in equine emergency and theriogenology work. Outside of work she can usually be found at the barn with her horse Brava or helping her husband Andrew with their beef cattle. She also enjoys kayaking with her dog Daisy and anything outdoors.