Michelle Toshack, Receptionist

Michelle was born and raised in Almonte and joined our team in the summer of 2013. Michelle has a Bachelor of Social Work from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. Aside from working part-time here with us at MMAH, Michelle works as a teacher for the UCDSB. Michelle has two cats, Colby and Moo and a Yorkshire Terrier named Morgan. When not working, she enjoys camping, reading, swimming and spending time with friends and family. She loves working with and meeting clients and their furry family members! 


Patricia Jones, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Patty grew up in Smiths Falls and graduated from St.Lawrence College as a Veterinary Assistant. She has been providing compassionate care for animals in the veterinary field for over 10 years and joined the team at the Mississippi Mills Animal Hospital in February of 2015. She lives just outside Almonte with her husband, two children, one dog and 2 cats. Outside of work she enjoys her time with family and friends, as well as gardening, swimming and listening to music. 


Samantha Sczygiel, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Samantha grew up in stittsville and graduated the veterinary assistant course at Algonquin college in 2008. She has always had a strong desire to work with animals ever since she was a little girl. She lives in the country on a hobby farm, grows and preserves her own food and raises chickens and ducks with her husband Mark , 2 bulldogs Mia and Rocky and 2 cats. On her spare time she likes gardening, boating, camping, four wheeling and spending time at the farm with her horse Riley. 

Steve Valiquette, Veterinary Assistant

Steve joined MMAH as a veterinary assistant in the summer of 2020. Before joining us he was a veterinary assistant for 12 years at a 24 hour veterinary hospital in Ottawa. He lives just south of the city with his wife and their 2 dogs (a Colombian street dog named Bibi and a 13 year old retired racing Greyhound named Serene) and their rabbit named Avalon. Outside of work I enjoy kayaking and learning to forge steel.


Carie Reid, Receptionist

Carie has lived in Almonte for the past 25 years since following her sister Dr. Amanda Mulloy to the area. Many people have commented on the resemblance of the two sisters! With her children now grown and living away from home, she lives with her husband, Australian Shepherd Misty, cat Cookie and 6 chickens close to the clinic. Carie ran a home daycare for over 20 years before transitioning her skills from young children to pets. She can now be found helping out in the back or on reception. When not at the clinic Carie enjoys growing food and flowers, baking sourdough bread and exploring nature. She has been seen biking, snowshoeing and even cross-country skiing to work! She loves meeting new people and hearing all about their fur babies.

Cuddles, Office Administrator
Cuddles came to us as a stray. He has been part of our team since January 2013 and is loved by all. Most likely found snoozing on the front desk, helping in appointments, drinking from the tap, or knocking things off the counter, he is a valuable asset to our team and loves every minute of the attention!