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About Tillsonburg Veterinary Centre Staff


Dr. Terry Boys

  • Dr. Terry Boys DVM

Dr. Terry Boys graduated in 1978 from the Ontario Veterinary College. He has practiced mixed animal medicine at various clinics around Oxford County, and currently practices small animal medicine at our clinic. He lives on his farm with his wife Karen. Terry enjoys farming and spending time with his family. He has grown children and 2 grandchildren, whom he spends as much time with as possible.

Dr. Jiri Svoboda

  • Dr. Jiri Svoboda DVM

Dr. Jiri Svoboda graduated in 1989 from veterinary college in Czechoslovakia and then immigrated to Canada. He purchased Tillsonburg Veterinary Centre in 1999 and grew it into a successful established practice. Jiri sold the practice in September 2017 and continues to practice part time with us. Jiri lives in Tillsonburg with his wife Sarka. Jiri enjoys traveling, cross country skiing and riding his bike around Oxford County.


  • Dr. Laura Somerville

Dr. Laura Somerville graduated in 2017 from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. Laura has seen practice over the UK and Ontario, most recently working in Northern Ontario before moving back closer to home. Laura has a mixed breed puppy who enjoys being her hiking partner and has recently mastered hopping onto the paddleboard. Laura is excited to move to the Tillsonburg area and to get to know the clients and their respective hiking, boarding, or lounging partners. Welcome, Laura!

Registered Veterinary Technician

  • Courtney RVT

Courtney joined our clinic in January 2018 as our Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Ridgetown College in 2005 and has worked in small animal medicine since. Courtney lives in Tillsonburg with her 2 children.


  • Jenn

Jen joined our clinic in 2011 as a receptionist and technician. She graduated from Northern College in 2011. She lives in Tillsonburg with her husband, 2 cats and 2 dogs.

Office Manager

  • Gillian

Gillian joined our corporation as Practice Administrator in the fall of 2017 when we underwent a change in ownership. She has a passion for Bernese Mountain Dogs and Dressage horses and is currently awaiting the arrival of a new puppy! She is an AHT (Animal Health Technologist) and has been working in the veterinary field for over 25 years. She is a Certified Veterinary Hospital Manager and her job is to ensure that the hospital runs smoothly and provides the highest quality service. Gillian comes from a diverse background ranging from employment in the veterinary industry, including large, small, equine, and corporate practices, to working in the private sector in a human resources/OSHA capacity. In 1999 Gillian decided to hang up her scrubs and continue her career in veterinary management. Gillian has been instrumental in promoting best practices and animal advocacy in our clinics. She strives to keep abreast of new developments in veterinary medicine through continuing education.

During her free time Gillian enjoys spending time at her cottage in the Muskokas and participating with her dogs in obedience. She also spends time visiting seniors through the therapy dog program. Gillian feels very fortunate to have been able to incorporate her love of animals into a career.


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Tillsonburg Veterinary Centre

25 North St East

Tillsonburg, ON N4G 1B4

Phone: 519-688-2932



Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed

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