Dr. Bhan grew up on a farm outside of Welland, and spent most of his time raising and caring for sheep, goats, chickens, geese, and other farm animals. Simply put, caring for animals has always made Dr. Bhan happy—he knew a veterinary career was the only choice for him!
In high school, Aron enrolled in a co-operative education placement program and was placed at Main West Animal Hospital. He knew immediately it was the career for him. He attended the University of Guelph at Ontario Veterinary College to complete his studies, accepting a job at Main West in 2007. Now he’s a full-time veterinarian at the clinic.
Dr. Jen Kishbaugh grew up in Cheektowaga, New York, where her family kept everything from dogs, birds, and rabbits to hamsters, gerbils, fish, and even a snake. In fact, it was the hours spent learning about and caring for her very first pet, a hamster named Critter, that convinced Dr. Kishbaugh to become a veterinarian! Her passion hasn’t quit. She couldn’t be happier to help pet owners and their adorable animal companions here at Main West Animal Hospital.
During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Kishbaugh volunteered at the Aquarium of Niagara and also worked at a local small-animal and exotic veterinary clinic. Next, she moved to the Caribbean to attend veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts, and completed her clinical training at Cornell University before starting an internship on Long Island. Dr. Kishbaugh worked in several specialty, emergency, and critical care facilities after her schooling, volunteering with local wildlife rehabilitators on Long Island in her spare time, before moving to Washington, D.C. There, she joined the Smithsonian’s Global Health team to focus on emerging infectious diseases.
During his childhood summers in Italy, Dr. Joseph saw many local cats and dogs who were afraid of humans and couldn’t receive proper medical treatment as a result. It was then that Dr. Joseph realized he wanted to work in a profession that would truly make a difference—for him, a career in veterinary medicine was the only choice that made sense!
A native of Welland, Ontario, Dr. Joseph began volunteering in local animal clinics during his undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph. After graduating with a degree in animal biology, he was accepted into the Ontario Veterinary College, where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
At the young age of just 7 years old, Dr. Scott Reid already knew with certainty that he wanted to become a veterinarian when he grew up. It was an ambition he shared with both his father and grandfather, however, it was an accomplishment that only he was able to see through to fruition. Today, Dr. Reid is thrilled to be the first vet in his family and proud to be carrying out the family dream.
Dr. Reid completed his senior year of high school in a town just north of Chicago before going on to attend the University of Guelph. From there, he was accepted into the Ontario Veterinary College, where he earned his DVM in 1987. Over the years, he has been blessed to work with virtually every species of animal imaginable, from anteaters and zebras to fish and even a few whales.
One summer while working on a project car, Dr. Matt found himself picking up parts at a Standardbred farm. After speaking with the farmers about their horses, he was invited to spend the summer at the horseracing track to learn more about the industry. From there, Dr. Matt’s experiences with animals continued, from working as a stable farmhand, to working as a veterinary assistant at both small and large animal clinics, to working at zoos, dairy and pig barns. Today, he is happy to be working in private practice, helping the many clients and patients of Main West Animal Hospital.