Dr. Gerard Cramer, DVM, DVSc.
Gerard graduated from the University of Guelph with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduation, he spent a year working part-time at Listowel Veterinary Clinic doing mainly food animal practice. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) degree at the University of Guelph in 2007. For his DVSc thesis, his research focused on the prevalence and effects of lameness in Ontario dairy cattle. Prior to opening this practice and while completing his DVSc, Gerard owned and operated the home dairy farm in Palmerston, Ontario.
Gerard’s interest in lameness was fostered by attending the Master Hoof Care Technician program with Drs. Jan Shearer and Sarel van Amstel in Florida in the final year of his DVM degree. While in practice, he began to realize the opportunities that existed in providing lameness services to the dairy industry. During his DVSc he had the opportunity to be mentored by various hoof health experts (Drs Charles Guard and Nigel Cook) and the opportunity to attend the last 2 international lameness conferences. In the Fall of 2008 Gerard attended the Dairy Land Hoof Care Institute run by Karl Burgi to stay current with his knowledge of trimming and to see how a trimming school is run.
Lisa Baarda, Hoof Trimming Technician
Lisa grew up on beef and dairy farms and wanted to pursue a career involving cattle. She studied Agriculture at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus and in April 2009 joined our team as a Full Time Hoof Trimming Technician. In August 2012, she completed the Technical Hoof Trimming Course at the Dairyland Hoof Care Institute in Wisconsin.
Rose Barten, Office Administrator
Rose has been our Part Time Office Administrator since October 2010. While working from her home office, she ensures efficient day-to-day operations of the clinic. She is a graduate from the Medical Office Admistration program from Conestoga College.
Dr. Gerard Cramer