Rossmore Animal Hospital was established on March 27th, 1993 by Dr. Mark Hewgill after he graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984.  
For over 20 years the people of Belleville have been trusting our hardworking and loving staff members with the care of their beloved four legged family members.
Rossmore Animal Hospital was established on March 27th, 1993  by Dr. Mark Hewgill after he graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984. Together with help from family and a few close staff members Rossmore Animal Hospital grew into the facility it is today. Now it employs two caring veterinarians Dr. Mark Hewgill and Dr. Jeff Walsh, and a fantastic team of support staff. Our staff members are here to help you and your pet through all stages of their life. Our goal is to make sure your pet has the healthiest life possible and to offer all the help we can in making sure all of their medical needs are taken care of.
We are located just on the other side of the Bay Bridge in the beautiful Prince Edward County.
The Team
  1. Dr. Mark Hewgill
    Dr. Mark Hewgill
    Veterinary medicine runs in Mark's blood as his grandfather was also a vet. He graduated at the University of Guelph in 1984 and opened his own practice on March 27th, 1993. He has two beloved dogs Bindi (left)and Mia (right).
  2. Dr. Jeff Walsh
    Dr. Jeff Walsh
    Jeff has been a part of our team for 20 years and has been a valuable asset ever since. Jeff is a loving husband and father to two children. In his spare time he is an accomplished triathlete. He and his family are the loving owners of two cats and a dog.
  3. Samantha Butler
    Samantha Butler
    Sam did her college co-op with us and joined us in September, 2015. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at St. Lawrence in 2014. She is the happy cat mom to three cats Mew, Zazu and Garfield.
  4. Sherry Carette
    Sherry Carette
    Sherry has been a member of our team since January, 2002 and is our resident 'Cat Whisperer'. Her clan of cats at home include: Bubba, Kitty, and Smudge.
  5. Gina Helferty
    Gina Helferty
    Gina has been a part of our team since March, 1996 so many of you will recognize her smiling face at the front desk. She and her husband are the happy owners of their little dog Oliver. Their house is also home to three cats Teenie, Weenie and Shady.
  6. Kelsey Hewgill
    Kelsey Hewgill
    Kelsey is continuing the family tradition. Recently she graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and passed her registry exam to become a RVT. She hopes to pursue a career in large animal medicine. She is the loving owner of her horse, Queenston and her kitten, Barney.
  7. Braedon Hewgill
    Braedon Hewgill
    Braedon is the youngest member of our team. So far Braedon is our only male receptionist and is holding his own against the other ladies at the front desk.
  8. Colleen Hewgill
    Colleen Hewgill
    Colleen started at Rossmore when it first opened and has recently returned to work after "20 years of maternity leave". Colleen is the proud mother of her gorgeous rescue cat, Rixson, her rescue Chihuahua Harriett and her two children.
  9. Lesley Galloway
    Lesley Galloway
    Lesley joined our team in February, 2003 and has now become a familiar face to all of our late night regulars. She is a proud mother of two 2 legged girls and one 4 legged girl , Ellie.
  10. Sandy Leavitt
    Sandy Leavitt
    Sandy joined our team in April, 2011 and is now another familiar face to our clients on Wednesday nights. She is the proud owner of her two dogs Jess (left) and Tucker (right).
  11. Kelly Yuke
    Kelly Yuke
    Kelly has worked at Rossmore since July, 1997 and is now the proud new owner of a rambunctious chocolate lab named Ares. She and her husband are the happy parents of two young kids.
  12. Natosha Richardson
    Natosha Richardson
    Natosha has just recently joined our team as a summer student! We are lucky to have her for a few months before she heads of to St Lawrence College in Kingston to enroll in the Veterinary Technician program. Make sure give her a warm welcome if you are in the office!