Meet Our Staff
- Dr. David Grier, Veterinarian / Co-Owner
- Dr. John Hancock, Veterinarian / Co-Owner
- Dr. Vincent Politi, Veterinarian / Associate
- Kelly Stock, Registered Veterinary Technologist
- Jessica Manlow, Registered Veterinary Technologist
- Dr. Megan Pounder. Veterinarian / Associate
- Stephanie Little, Office Manager
- Dorothy Colgan, Receptionist
- Cei Champagne, Receptionist
- Robyn Molyneaux, Receptionist
- Rose Blundon, Receptionist
Dr. David Grier, Veterinarian / Co-Owner
Dr. David Grier grew up in Lansdowne, Ontario and spent most of his childhood summers on his grandparents’ farm. Those summers led to a strong love of animals and a desire to become a veterinarian at a very young age. He attended the Ontario Veterinary College and graduated in 1973. Upon graduation, Dave started working at the Picton Animal Hospital. He went on to purchase the practice in 1980 with business partner Dr. John Hancock.
The current Picton Animal Hospital building was designed by the partners, and the practice relocated there in 1993.
On his days off, Dave enjoys spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren) and working in his workshop.
Dr. John Hancock, Veterinarian / Co-Owner
Dr. John Hancock graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1972. He started his veterinary career at the Picton Animal Hospital, working with the previous owner of the practice, Dr. Robert Clapp. John loved all aspects of the practice and working with both small and large animals. In 1980, he purchased the practice with business partner Dr. David Grier.
John grew up on a dairy farm near Oshawa and has always enjoyed farm life. He now owns his own farm and raises beef cattle, giving his Icelandic Sheepdog Gledi plenty of room to run. John has been very involved with the Cattleman’s Association for the last 11 years. This group has worked hard raising money for 4-H Scholarships and the Prince Edward Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre.
Dr. Vincent Politi, Veterinarian / Associate
In 2002, after practicing for 5 years in Hamilton and 21 years in Listowel, Dr. Vince Politi joined the staff of the Picton Animal Hospital. He and his wife, Kerry, live on a rural property with the family’s Springer Spaniel Chloe and cats Lily and Olivia. Vince and Kerry have two daughters, Carolyn and Laura.
During his career, Vince has been active in the veterinary profession and presently serves on the executive board of the Quinte District Veterinary Association. He enjoys reading, gardening and daily hikes through the fields and forests with Chloe.
Dr. Megan Pounder, Veterinarian / Associate
Dr Megan Pounder was originally a city slicker, growing up in the Greater Toronto area, prior to her move and new found roots as a County-bumpkin in Roslin Ontario. Megan prior to her graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. worked for 6 years in a small animal practice locally, as well as with a mobile Orthopedic surgeon. Megan has also travelled to Belize a few times to work with local wildlife in a rehabilitation centre. She later did her 4th year internship with us here at the Picton Animal Hospital, where she fell in love with the practice , staff and clients. In May of 2018, Megan ecstatically joined us as a full-fledged Veterinarian as part of our small animal practice. Megan enjoys a full range of aspects of Veterinary Medicine , but finds herself particularly interested in the orthopedic cases, dermatology, nutrition, behaviour, and emergency medicine. When Megan is not working, you will find her working out at CrossFit , Olympic lifting and running. She also enjoys reading, developing her culinary skills, and trying new adventurous things like Skydiving. At the end of the day, she finds herself cuddling her cute but spunky cat Minnie, and her loving dog Sadie.