Animal care attendant holding a black cat

Holly Stamler

Animal Care Attendant
Holly grew up in the small town of Woodview, Ontario, until she moved to Lakefield, Ontario, in 2010. She has always loved animals since she was a little girl.  Her love of animals made her want to go to school in a related field so she could have a career working with them, and in 2013 she was accepted into the Veterinary Assistant and Dog Grooming courses at Northern College in Haileybury, Ontario. In April 2014, she graduated from these courses with Honours. In September of 2014, Holly joined the Champlain Animal Hospital team. Holly enjoys learning new things in the Veterinary field every day and especially loves learning about lab work. The thing she loves most about her job is helping Co-op students learn the ropes of her job working behind the scenes looking after patients, setting up for surgery and organizing the order when it arrives, among many other things. When she is not at work, she is at home with her husband Nate, her 10-year-old cat Felix, and her French Bulldog Indy. Holly also enjoys arts and crafts, baking, cooking, horror movies and watching DIY videos on YouTube.  


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Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Champlain Animal Hospital