Amanda Gorrell


Veterinary Assistant

Growing up, I always had dogs in the house, and sometimes cats as well. Veterinary medicine wasn't always my field of choice, but as I got closer to college, I decided this is the field I would like to be in to help animals live long healthy lives. My animals have always been a huge part of my life, and in the last few years have been able to come to work with me and tag along to my baseball games.

I graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at St. Lawrence College in 2008. I joined the Barriefield team in February 2007 for a high school co-op. When I was not doing my co-op hours, I was running the boarding facility. I enjoy learning and helping clients with behaviour and nutrition. I enjoy educating the clients and seeing new and old fur-friends. It's always great watching them grow and mature over the years.

I lead a very busy active life outside of work with my two Labradors, Easton and Synergy. We are always at a ball diamond in the summer and volleyball in the winter. If there happens to be a day we have no sports, we are usually taking pictures. This is a hobby of mine and thankfully, my fur-kids give me lots of opportunities to photograph their personalities. In combination with this, we also work on our training.

My rescue cat broke his upper left canine tooth and needed an extraction. I did some research and chose Barriefield…

Michelle Jorritsma

Beautiful, clean clinic. Clearly devoted to a low stress environment (as evidenced by my kitten falling asleep while Dr…

Vicki Kilpatrick

Very kind and accommodating staff. Always a pleasure

Sarah Monroe

The vets, vet techs, and office staff at Barriefield couldn't be kinder or more knowledgeable. They have compassionately helped us…

Michele Brushett

Dr Morrison is a great vet! Highly recommended.

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