Dissette Animal Hospital

100 Dissette St Unit #3
Bradford, ON L3Z3G8



Dr. Derek and his yellow lab Misa

Dr. Derek Boughner

Dr. Derek graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Guelph in 1998.  After gaining valuable experience in various day practice and emergency settings he moved to Bradford with his family to open the Dissette Animal Hospital in 2004. 

Dr. Anneli Purje Veterinarian

Dr. Anneli Purje

Dr. Purje has been an incredibly valuable part of our team for over ten years.  She graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. 

While we await a profile picture, this is her feisy feline friend Kissy. 

Kristen Dissette Animal Hospital Bradford

Veterinary Technician, Georgian College

Kristen graduated from Georgian College and joined our team when we opened in 2005 and has been with us ever since.

Kristen and her husband Scott live in Bradford and have three beautiful girls.  They share their home with Harry, a chocolate lab, a cat named Buffy and Bugsy the bunny.

Jamie Dissette Animal Hospital Bradford 

Veterinary Technician, Georgian College

Jamie graduated from Georgian College and joined our practice in 2011.

He is a big fan of body art (as you can see) and spends a lot of his free time mountain biking.

He has two cats, Lucifer and now Tucker.  He has adopted our guard cat, Tucker from the clinic.

Tamika Dissette Animal Hospital Bradford 

Hospital Manager
Veterinary Technician, Seneca College

Tamika joined our team as a full time Veterinary Technician in April 2016 and has recently taken on the role of hospital manager.  

Sarah Dissette Animal Hospital Bradford 

Veterinary Technician, Seneca College 

Sarah joined the team in January 2016. She graduated Seneca College in 2014 and has been working at various emergency clinics ever since.

She was born and raised in Bradford and now lives just outside of town.

So far, Sarah only has one cat named Oliver or "Ollie" for short.

When she isn't working, which isn't often, she likes camping, reading and loves to travel.

Veterinary Technician, Seneca College

Erin joined our team in November 2020, so our clients have yet to see her smiling face due to the pandemic.  She has been a wonderful addition to our friendly, hardworking team and we look forward to the day we open our doors and you can meet Erin in person. 

Kristine Fagan, 
Veterinary Technician, Northern College

Kristine completed the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College and decided to go for one more year to complete the wildlife rehabilitation program. She has been an RVT since 2009. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

She has four cats, Abigail, Athena, Artemis and Milo.

Sammy cat

Lesley Boughner
Hospital Manager

Lesley has been managing many aspects of the hospital since opening in 2004. She takes care of HR, accounting, social media and anything computer related. 

MayaCosway DAH

Animal Care Assistant, Georgian College

Maya originally started with us as a co-operative education student from Bradford District High School in  2019.  She stayed on part time after her placement and has since decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field.  She is currently entering her final year of the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College.


Stuey Bradford


Stewey (short for Cabbage Stew) showed up, emaciated, injured and afraid near Dr. Boughner's house.  It was obvious he needed some serious medical attention. After several hours, we finally gained enough of his trust to get close enough to have a better look at his injuries.  The poor guy even had a collar embedded in his skin.  Stewey most likely escaped as a kitten wearing his collar, and as he grew, his collar did not.  

The original plan was to fix Stewey up and adopt him out, however during his long recovery we all fell in love with him and just couldn't let him go.  Stewey now lives with Kristen and loves getting lots of cuddles from her girls!  We could not have found a better home to keep him spoiled rotten!