Lasalle Animal Clinic

Lasalle Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Greater Sudbury, ON. The professional and courteous staff at Lasalle Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Lasalle Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Greater Sudbury and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Lasalle Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • Mon: 9:00AM-7:30PM
  • Tu,We,Fr: 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Thur: 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • After Hours Emergency Call: (705) 671-3949
  • Dr. Janice Vannevel

    Veterinarian/Owner/Exotics

          As long as I can remember I have loved animals and wanted to be a vet.  I knew all the neighborhood dogs and enjoyed being around them.  I also have always loved nature, solving logic and other kinds of puzzles and reading.  This combination of interests is the perfect combination for being a veterinarian.  In high school I was looking through the file folder on different careers trying to see what I should do.  I was thinking I couldn’t possibly have known from childhood that I wanted to be a vet so I had better check out all the other possibilities.  I spent an afternoon reading every folder in the cabinet and nothing appealed to me at all except ‘Veterinarian’.  My course was set.  I graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and shortly after moved to Sudbury to work for Dr. Jarvis.  At the time he owned four clinics in the region.  Four years later Dr. Jarvis was thinking of retiring and started selling off his practices.  I ended up buying Lasalle Animal Clinic from him in January of 1991.  In September of 2012 we took over the lease on the unit beside us and expanded our facilities.   I have had many wonderful pets over the years.  Currently I have two dogs, two cats, two horses and one rather crabby lizard.  It is not quite Noah’s ark, but seems close at times! 


    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 1987
    Education:
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Denise Pickard

    Veterinarian/Associate
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 11, 1989
    Education:
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sue White

      Office Manager

          I grew up in a small town just outside of Sudbury. As a young child I was always surrounded by pets. I would often bring home stray animals and remember the joy I felt when I was able to keep them.  Growing up I remember always feeling  strong empathy towards any animal that was hurt or suffering and that if there was anything I could do to make them feel better, I would try my best to do it. Once I was given the responsibilities as Office Manager I realized that my strong empathy extended to all staff with each member and their individual personalities and circumstances.
     
         I started working in this field as a co-op student in high school. Eventually as time went on, I ended up getting hired on as a technician by Dr. Vannevel after she purchased this clinic in 1991 and have been here ever since. As Office Manager my responsibilities are staff personnel, staff scheduling, book keeping, accounts receivables, accounts payables, payroll, ordering supplies, inventory control and maintaining our online web store orders.

          My husband and I have 2 children, a daughter Beverley and a son Brandon.  There have been many of our friends who would joke around saying we named our children from the show Beverley Hills 90210. As much as we did watch and love that show, it actually had nothing to do with it, but our friends keep telling us we are in denial. Our furry family members are Maggie our Havanese, Star our Domestic Shorthair Cat and Zeus our Mini Rex Rabbit.

          My personal interests are camping with the entire family (including our furry members) and playing chauffeur to our two children to bring them to their activities. Our son plays hockey and our daughter is involved in Drama, so we are constantly going from arenas to theatres. In between all that I do try to find time to do Zumba my favorite aerobics class.

          I feel that I have achieved the perfect family. Everyone is healthy and happy (including the furry members).  I have been to a number of conferences and there is one piece of advice that has stuck with me and I live by it. As much as I absolutely love this job and my position I have always remembered the importance of keeping the proper balance between work and home life.

     Sue White

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 11, 1991
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  • Laurie M.

    Technician

    I have been a Veterinary Technician since 1991.  In 1997, I joined Dr. Vannevel's team here at Lasalle Animal Clinic where I have been able to further my knowledge of companion animal medicine as well as exotic, avian and wildlife care.  I am proud to have mentored several of the co-operative education students that have passed through our hospital and will brag that many have gone on to pursue their own careers in animal health.  After over two decades in this field, I am still very passionate about my work. I remain dedicated to providing the absolute best animal care possible.  I enjoy the many challenges we face on a daily basis and have a particular interest in emergency and critical care.  Along the way, I've been blessed to have been "mom" to several amazing, four-legged, furry kids. 
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 1997
  • Angel O.

    Technician / Inventory Manager


    I have been a Veterinary Technician with Lasalle Animal Clinic for many years, I was born in Espanola, and resided there with my family until I was 13 before moving to Timmins. In 1995 my family and I moved here to Sudbury where I attended a local business school and graduated from a Veterinary Assistant program. I have always found medicine fascinating and knew at a young age I wanted to be involved in it one way or another. I started working at Lasalle Animal Clinic in 1999, first as a veterinary assistant/kennel attendant then as a technician a few months after. All of the technicians are responsible for a variety of things from making up prescriptions, taking x-rays, assisting in surgery, client education, and much more. I sometimes bring my work home with me and they usually end up staying permanently which would account for the menagerie I have at home. I live with my fiancé, two dogs Rocky & Ruger, a cat named Ava, a Ball Python named Tankas, and a Red Footed Tortoise named Cheech. I enjoy the client and animal interaction, but most of all I enjoy making our clients happy by going that extra mile for them and their pet!
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 1999
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  • Catherine P.

    Receptionist

    I have been a receptionist for Lasalle Animal Clinic since August of 2000.  I was born and raised in Sudbury and attended Lasalle Secondary and Cambrian College.  Graduating from college with a completely different profession in mind I found out shortly after that I had a love for animals so made a career change.  I enjoy the daily interaction with not only the animals but their families too.   I enjoy learning as much as I can about animal health so I continually work to improve my understanding by attending veterinary conferences and enrolling in continuing education courses.   To me the best part of my job is seeing the bond that our clients have with their animal friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 2000
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  • Jennifer J.

    Technician/Kennel Assistant

      I’ve always had a soft spot for animals, always wanting to help them and be the voice they don’t have. I can remember being around age 7 and leaving food out beside the house every night for a stray dog, until I didn’t see him anymore. Then at age 12 I started to bring home cats. My mother would be furious, but knowing how much I wanted to keep them, she allowed them to stay until we found them permanent homes.

          From childhood to adulthood my family has always had a furry companion. Currently at home I have an amazing 4 year old boy named Austin, who will be starting school this September. Then Sandy, a 13 year old German Shepherd mix that has the spunk of a puppy. Last but not least there’s Roger, the 6 year old destructive but sweet dwarf rabbit who absolutely loves to eat his hay.

          I began my journey with the Lasalle Animal Clinic at the age of 18 as a co-op student from St. Charles College here in Sudbury. Six months after my placement I was hired on as a kennel assistant. Assisting the veterinarians with many procedures, lab work, tending to the animals, equipment and clinic maintenance are all part of my daily duties. Making sure the patients have what they need during their stay is essential to my daily routine. This includes food, water, clean comfortable bedding, plenty of attention, walks or anything else that animal may require. With pleasure I will continue to help provide service and care to the clients of the Lasalle Animal Clinic for many years to come.
     
          When we as a clinic can help heal and see an animal’s health and well-being change, for the better, it brings me satisfaction to know that I had a part in making that happen.

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 2006
  • Paula M.

    Receptionist

          As a young person I traveled a lot with my family while my father was in the military. We spent three years in England, which fueled my passion for horses and all animals in general. Both my parents grew up in homes with many pets and passed that love onto myself and my sister. It did not matter what I asked to bring home my parents always had an open mind, whether it was an iguana or a rat they always helped to make sure we were giving them the best care we could.

          I have many passions, art, photography, graphic design as well as animals. My original career was in the graphics arts field.  While between contract graphic arts work in 2001 I took a job at a veterinary clinic in Ottawa as a receptionist. Little did I know how it would change my career path! I realized very quickly that the job did not just involve making appointments and answering the phone. I became very attached to our clientele and their furry children. Before I knew it I was hooked and working there full time.

          In 2004 I started dating my husband. I knew that he was the man I wanted to marry when I came to visit him in Sudbury and he didn’t bat an eyelash when I told him that I had five pets, a dog, two guinea pigs, a rat and fish.  By the time I moved to Sudbury he had also acquired a skinny pig, a guinea pig and two rabbits. Needless to say we had a full house of furry kids.

          When one of our rabbits became ill Lasalle Animal Clinic was where we took him. My husband learned how to make a bunny burrito in order to medicate him and enjoyed his visit and the knowledgeable staff, so when we got our lab puppy he was determined that we bring him to Lasalle. The timing was perfect as they were looking for a part time receptionist and I happened to mention to Amie that I had worked as a receptionist at a clinic in Ottawa. I have now been here for over 5 years and could not be happier.

          Our family grew again in the summer of 2011 when my daughter was born. She is growing up with her two furry Labrador retriever “brothers”, a short haired tabby, a bunny, and a Senegal Parrot. I hope that she will grow to have the same passion and respect for animals that both my husband and I have.





    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 2008
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  • Isabelle R.

        Technician  

       
          Ever since I was little I have dreamed of working with animals and I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian even before I could say the word properly. I started at Lasalle Animal Clinic as a coop student and was asked to join the team a few months later. As a kennel assistant, its my job to ensure the clinic is clean. I tend to all of the animals that live at the clinic and hospitalized animals. This includes, walking dogs, feeding animals and giving them fresh water. I am able to run blood tests and restrain animals for certain procedures.

      

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 01, 2013
  • Krysten S. BSc

    Technician
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 04, 2014
  • Kailey M.

    Technician/Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 04, 2014
  • Danica R.

    Kennel Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 28, 2016
  • Karley L.

    Technician
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 12, 2017