Our rehabilitation service team includes a veterinarian and registered veterinary technician, who are certified in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy.

Tiffany Durzi, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVPP

Dr. Tiffany Durzi graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000 and began her career working at a mixed animal practice in Southern Ontario. In 2001 she moved to the Cayman Islands where she practiced small animal medicine and surgery for 7 1/2 years in private practice. In 2009 she joined the faculty at St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grand Cayman, where she focused on clinical teaching. In 2010 she returned to the Ontario Veterinary College, this time to take a position as a primary care veterinary educator at the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital located in the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre. Tiffany is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Merial Award of Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

 

Tiffany, is the Chief of Veterinarian at the OVC Fitness and Rehabilitation Service, established in 2013. She has a special interest in integrative medicine and pain management. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), and a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) through the International Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). Dr. Durzi has a special interest in treating chronic pain. She is currently pursuing her board certification in canine/feline medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). Tiffany currently resides in Guelph, Ontario with her two beautiful children, husband and pets.

 

Andrea Alexander, RVT, CCSA

Andrea graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at St. Clair College in 2004. She began her career working in small animal private practice. Andrea’s passion for animals and love of adventure lead her on a trip to South Africa in 2007. There, not only was she was involved in educating local villages on proper companion animal health and wellness, but went on safari as well. While on safari she studied wildlife rehabilitation and took part in game capture for medical and relocating purposes. Andrea is constantly striving to expand her knowledge. This naturally led her to Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph where she began working in 2007. Since working at OVC she has served as a technician in the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit/Emergency services, Small Animal Wards, Radiology, and has also provided service as an Emergency Referral Coordinator. In 2010 the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital opened and Andrea accepted a position as a fulltime general medicine technician. During this time she sparked an interest in Canine Physical Rehabilitation and headed back to school in 2012 to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. This seemed like such a natural path for her career to take as she has always been most passionate about the nursing care and patient relationship aspect of her job. In 2013 Andrea accepted a position with the OVC Fitness and Rehabilitation department and now runs a successful Rehabilitation Program alongside Dr. Tiffany Durzi. Andrea is a proud mother of two beautiful children and appreciates the support of her husband, family and friends.

 

Jacy Ford, BCs, RVT

Jacy graduated in 2013 from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. She continued her education with the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College, graduating in 2016, and is now a proud RVT! Jacy has been part of the OVC community for 5 years and has worked in many different departments in the hospital, both during school and after graduating from Seneca. She has had a chance to learn a variety of skills from working in Surgery and the Intensive Care Unit and is excited to bring those skills to the primary care aspect of veterinary medicine. Jacy is currently completing her certification in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and is one of our Fitness and Rehab program team members! In her spare time, Jacy loves to travel and has a strong passion for shelter medicine and loves to combine the two whenever possible! She has offered her skills as an RVT in several countries, as well as locally with the OVC Community Outreach team! Jacy lives in Guelph with her husband, Andrew, their 2 cats, Milo and Rio, and their rescue dog, Lucy!  

 

Quinn, RVT