Dr. Kris Young


Kris is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, and the owner of the Parkhill Animal Hospital. While he enjoys many areas of practice, Kris is particularly passionate about surgery, anesthesia and pain management. He is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). His areas of research have included zoo animals, reproduction and stress. At home, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. They miss Carmen, their miniature schnauzer, greatly.

Dr. Teresa Gutierrez


Born in the Basque region of Spain, Dr. Teresa Gutierrez graduated from the University of Extremadura with a master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Gutierrez has practiced in Ontario for many years and lives in the area with her husband and 2 dogs.

Reception and Animal Care

Karen Wickham


Karen has been a part of the front desk staff at PAH since 2006. Karen lives in Peterborough with her husband and her two empty nest dogs, Charlie and Riggins, the flat-coated retrievers. They have 2 grown children and 4 spoiled grand dogs. In her free time Karen enjoys being outdoors where she can be found dog training of all kinds (especially hunt and retriever training), hiking, geocaching, hunting and fishing, kayaking, snow shoeing, cross country ski-ing and taking photos of all the things (OK mostly the dogs!) Family time at the cottage includes puzzles, board games and long beach walks with the boys.

Tonya Howell

Receptionist / Vet Assistant

Tonya first spent time here as a high school CO-OP student! After college she ended up back here and has been busy working in all areas of the hospital since 2002. Outside of work Tonya lives in Peterborough with her three school age daughters, their Chihuahua Maxx and two rescue kitties Maddie and Liv. Running a busy household takes up most of her free time, so when she actually has a moment to herself she enjoys working on never ending home renovations and time at camp with her extended family at the trailer.

Carolyn Haystead

Receptionist / Vet Assistant

Carolyn has been a member of the Parkhill Animal Hospital team since 1989. She enjoys working with our clients and their pets. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and their boxer “Dani” at their off grid cabin.

Veterinary Technicians

Amanda Paterson

Veterinary Technician

Amanda completed a Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Guelph in 2013. Following that she trained as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at Seneca College. Amanda has worked in Peterborough and surrounding areas since graduating. Amanda lives locally with her husband, young daughter, dog and cat.

Katy Delorme

Veterinary Technician

Katy graduated from the Veterinary Technologist program at St Lawrence College in 2009 and became a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT), shortly after. Katy joined the Parkhill team in September 2019 coming from many years of working in emergency medicine. Her favourite aspects of her job include surgery and anaesthesia, patient/nursing care, nutrition and client education/communication. Outside of work, Katy enjoys camping, softball, girls nights and spending time with her husband, 2 boys and 5 fur kids. ‘