Carter Veterinary Hospital

2323 Durham Regional Hwy 2
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K7


Our Staff


Dr. Linda Carter, Veterinarian

Linda is a 2002 Ontario Veterinary College graduate.  She has always loved all animals and is thrilled to be able to open Carter Veterinary Hospital.  Linda lives with her husband, James, their three non furry children (Cameron, Zackary and Kayley) and their eight furry children (including the adorable Chloe, featured here)!  She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, from meeting cute and adorable new friends, to helping solve challenging cases.  Linda especially loves to do second opinions (for difficult cases), dentistry and surgery.

Dr. Alana Flim

Dr. Alana has had a true passion for animals since she was very young, insisting that her parents allow her to pet every dog they came across. As she grew, her love of animals, biology and connecting with people grew, making the decision to become a veterinarian all she could think about.

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Alana knew from a very young age that she was meant to live in a rural setting. Moving to Guelph, she completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Biology prior to completing her DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. Now she is very excited to call rural Bowmanville her home!

Dr. Alana’s professional interests include surgery, preventative medicine, pain control, nutrition, behaviour and training. Outside of work she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, friends and family, as well as time outdoors hiking, camping, horseback riding and sailing. She is the proud owner of a rescue cat named Beep Beep, and is soon to introduce a rescue pup to her family.

Ali, Receptionist/Client Relations

Ali started at the clinic in April 2021 as part of our reception staff. She brings with her years of experience and prides herself in establishing and maintaining client relations.

Ali shares her counry home with her husband Brad and her 3 dogs: Manny, Maven and Ollie, and 1 three-legged cat named Kiwii.

She enjoys visiting her son Curtis in Ottawa, summer nights and spending time outside gardening with her fur babies. 

Julia, Receptionist

Julia started working with us at Carter’s April 2022 as a receptionist. She has previous experience working with a clinic in Nova Scotia, where she lived for 6 years doing school and frolicking in the ocean. 

Julia has a degree in Gender Studies, as well as a Veterinary Assistance certificate. She has a passion for all animals with a special interest in cats, snakes, and barn animals. In her free time, Julia enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her girlfriend Meg and cat Melon.

Jennifer, Receptionist

Hi I'm Jennifer and I have been with Carter Veterinary for 6 fun filled months now!

I have lived in Bowmanville for 17 years, raised 3 children and have 2 energetic dogs named 

Charlie and Sula.  In my spare time I enjoy cooking, hiking, and playing frisbee with my husband and our two dogs.

Natalie McHugh, Receptionist/Animal Care 

Natalie has always had a love for animals! Growing up in rural Kingston, ON, offered plenty of opportunities to experience wildlife, livestock and domestics. It was not uncommon for her to bring home a new friend after adventuring in the fields near her house. Having dogs and cats for most of her life, it was only natural for Natalie to get her Animal Care Specialist Diploma in order to be the best Fur-Mom she could be. Natalie is currently mom to three humans and three dogs and loving every minute of it!

Deborah Muise, Animal Care

Deborah is thrilled to have joined the amazing staff at Carter's. Having worked in the veterinary medicine field for many years, she brings a genuine love for animals and a strong commitment to warm, compassionate care for all our patients.

When Deb isn't busy hiking with her Standard Poodles, Apple and Audrey, she is busy back country camping, canoeing, running & obstacle course racing, volunteering at the Toronto Zoo and traveling the world. She adores her six grand children!

Please don't hesitate to call and speak with her, as she is always happy to help

Ariah Naugle, Registered Veterinary Technician

Ariah is a 2015 graduate from the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College. She wrote and passed her VTNE exam and received her RVT status from the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians the same year. She has been surrounded by animals her entire life, and couldn’t imagine working in any other field.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and weekends away at the cottage. She shares her life with her husband, Eric , and her two fur babies - Moose, a Golden Retriever, and Hadley an Australian Shepherd.

Lauren Collins, Registered Veterinary Technician

Lauren is a 2001 graduate from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College.  She wrote and passed her registration exam in that same year.  Lauren has worked in small animal practices in the area for the past 15 years.  She has a particular interest in animal behavior and rehabilitation, but enjoys all aspects of the job.

When not at work, Lauren enjoys spending time at the trailer with her husband and two children (Noah & Nevaeh) and two boxers (Newman & Sam).  Lauren also shares her home with three adorable guinea pigs (Squiggy, Ninja & Noosh).  Although life in her house is pretty hectic most days, she tries to squeeze in a little fitness, reading and photography when she can.

Lauren is looking forward to meeting all the patients (and their parents) as well as advancing her knowledge of pocket pets, avians and reptiles.

Nikki - Registered Veterinary TechnicianNikkiRegistered Veterinary Technician

Nikki joined the Carter’s team in 2020. She graduated with honours from Georgian college in 2014, wrote and passed her licensing test the same year. She has always loved discussing nutrition and behaviours. She has worked in mixed rural med, emergency med but has always favoured regular small animal practice spending time with families and their beloved pets. 

Outside of work Nikki loves being with her husband, two sons, four rescue cats (Mac, Ellie, Charlie and bengal Kurt) and two dogs (border collie Wynn and Rescue Dalmatian Rico) . She has fostered over 50 dogs and loves staying active. 

Jasmine, Veterinary Technician

Jasmine is a 2022 graduate from Northern college with diplomas in Veterinary Technology and Wildlife Rehabilitation. She is excited to meet all your furry, feathered and scaly family members.

Outside of work Jasmine spends her time with her fur baby, Genie. He likes go hiking, camping, kayaking and any other adventure he can.

Sasha, Veterinary Technician

Sasha is a 2011 graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College. Her life long passion for all animals has lead her to experience working with wildlife, reptiles, large and small animals.

Sasha and her daughter, Arianna live on their family farm in rural Bowmanville. When not at work, she loves taking care of their sheep, goats and chickens. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her Bouvier des Flanders, Hunter.

Amanda, Registered Veterinary Technician

Amanda graduated from the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2015 and then from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2018 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician that same year. She joined the Carter Veterinary team in 2022 and while she enjoys all aspects of her job, she has a special interest in nutrition.  Outside of work Amanda enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family and very spoiled cat Milo.

Cassie - Registered Veterinary TechnicianCassie, Registered Veterinary Technician

Cassie graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College in 2019 and wrote her licensing exam in 2022. She has been working in vet clinics since 2017 but joined the Carter Veterinary team in 2022 and has a special interest in dentistry and behavioural studies.

Outside of work Cassie likes to ride her horse, travel, and go hiking. She also loves to cuddle with her very lovable cat, Opal.