Our Team



Paul Hause, DVM

Dr. Paul Hause, DVM

Paul has been married to Rose for 30 years and they have 2 adult sons and 2 bratty beagles. He graduated with distinction from the Ontario Veterinary College and has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor pursuits and is currently working towards a diploma in agriculture

Susan Fink, DVM

Dr. Susan Fink graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1998, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003 from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.  From 2003-2012 she worked at a mixed animal clinic attending to dogs, cats, and dairy cows.  Susan joined the Dorchester Veterinary Hospital in September of 2012 as their full time veterinarian.  Her interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and parasitology. When not at work, Susan is kept busy with her son, Holden and her dog, Dixie.

“I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us.”  ~ James Herriot

Emily Van Bommel , DVM

Dr. Van Bommel completed three years of a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph in 2017, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2021. Emily currently works out of the Tavistock and Dorchester locations as a mixed animal veterinarian. Her professional interests include small animal internal medicine and preventive pet healthcare. In 2020, Emily completed her Fear Free Certification and her goal is to reduce fear, stress and anxiety in pets visiting the veterinary hospital. In her free time, Emily enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, playing hockey, travelling and reading.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Julie RVT

Julie joined us in the summer of 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at St. Clair College in 2015 and achieved her RVT status shortly thereafter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family, reading, outdoor activities and volunteering with Animal Rescues. Her fur family includes two dogs name Capone and Zuma and three cats Ollie, Dwight and Jim.

Racheal RVT

Racheal joined our team in the spring of 2021 as soon as she completed the Veterinary Technician program at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus. Racheal graduated within the top percentile of her class with special interests in radiology, anatomy and large animal care. She achieved her RVT status in 2021 as well. Racheal grew up in the London area on a beef farm with many critters including horses, rabbits, chickens, cows and more. Racheal also spends time at our Tavistock and Hickson locations to further her love of caring for your pets. Her fur family includes a husky x named Hunter, who followed her home from school and two cats.  Outside of work Racheal enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and many other outdoor adventures.

Rachel RVT

Rachel joined our team in June 2018. Rachel works primarily at our Tavistock and Hickson location but helps out in Dorchester when needed. Rachel has lived in Tavistock her entire life and began her interest in veterinary medicine by milking at dairy farms and working alongside a large animal veterinarian. She completed the Veterinary Office Administration program at Ridgetown College. After this program, she realized she wanted to become a veterinary technician with special interest in large animal medicine and small animal dentistry. Rachel completed the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician shortly thereafter. Rachel lives with her husband. They have one child, a dog named Colt, and two cats – Cinder and Cash. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys tending to her houseplants and spending time with her nephews.


Susan L

Susan graduated from the Animal Health Technician Program at St. Clair College.  She joined our team in the fall of 2012.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, Netflix and spending time with her husband, 2 daughters and 3 dogs.

Hospital Manager