Carp Road Animal Hospital

1054 Carp Road
Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9


Dr. Marc Glavin:

I have loved animals from an early age (even though my parents weren't pet people).  I would bring home stray, injured cats and do my best to help them.  Along the way I developed strong relationships with the local area veterinarians and from them I developed my passion.

Education & Memberships:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (University of Guelph 1991)
  • Former Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, UWI
  • College of Veterinarians of Ontario
  • Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
  • Central Canada Veterinary Association
  • Ottawa Academy of Veterinary Medicine
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • Fellow of the Veterinary Laser Society
  • Veterinary Information Network

Areas of Interest:

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Pain Control
  • Ultrasonography

Outside Interests:  

Our family enjoys bicycling and hiking.  Our 3 school-age children keep us very busy with their extra-curricular activities.  We have four wonderful pets: three Shih Tzus, Jonesy, Jasper and Taylor, and a big  Boxer named Duke.


Dr Catherine Oliarnyk

I have worked with animals for as long as I can remember, including summer jobs at the Ottawa Carleton Wildlife Centre, and the Wild Bird Care Centre in Nepean. My first experience working in a vet clinic was as a receptionist for Dr. McKiel and Dr. Glavin! Prior to starting veterinary school I worked as a wildlife researcher, studying the breeding biology of songbirds in Australia and Hawaii. Perhaps then, it's no surprise that I have a special interest in exotic animal medicine.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (University of Guelph 2001) 
  • Bachelor of Science (Ecology, McGill University 1992) 
  • Masters of Science (Avian Conservation Biology, Queen's University 1996)


  • College of Veterinarians of Ontario 
  • Ontario Veterinary Medical Association 
  • American Animal Hospital Association 
  • Veterinary Information Network

Areas of Interest: 

 I have a strong interest in Exotic Animal Medicine. I have been fortunate to spend time working with many excellent veterinarians in different parts of North America. My other areas of interest include the human-pet bond.


 I grew up in Ottawa and enjoy being back in my hometown! I share my home in West Ottawa with my husband David, daughters Sophie & Georgia, our son Hugh and our cats Buster and Ozzie.



Dr Mike Smith

Dr Michael Smith graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992. Immediately afterwards he and his soon-to-be wife moved to Ottawa to start work at the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital in emergency medicine and general practice. There he continued to work for 22 years before taking his current position as an associate veterinarian at Carp Road Animal Hospital.

Currently Dr smith resides in Nepean with his wife, Michelle, his two sons, Kai and Logan, and his German Shepherd, Drake, his Boston Terrier, Samson, and his cat, Devon.  His current interests include skiing, windsurfing, and acting crazy with his two dogs.

In the winter months Dr Smith can be frequently seen around local arenas, as any parent with two kids in hockey can vouch for.  Generally, in his spare time, he can be seen walking his dogs at Bruce Pit - feel free to say "hi" if you see him!


Dr Allison Stapley

I joined the Carp Road family in 2013 just after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. 

Prior to beginning veterinary school, my experience consisted of volunteering at a small animal clinic in Ottawa, then later working as a receptionist and kennel attendant at that same hospital. I then decided to take on a new challenge and became an ER/ICU Veterinary Assistant at a large ER/Referral Animal Hospital. 

For a time I thought I may pursue work with large exotic cats, so I also spent a summer working at a local zoo. In the end though, small animal medicine is where I've found I belong and where I plan to stay. 

Education: Before applying to the veterinary school, I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Biology at the University of Ottawa. I also did a semester at Carleton University to further my education, particularly in advanced biology courses. 

Outside Interests: I try to stay active when I'm not at work and am proud to say that I've completed many 10km charity runs, 3 half marathons, 1 full marathon, and a Spartan Race in the last few years.  I've also come to develop a love for cycling in the summer. In the winter though, nothing beats curling up with a good book. 

Home: Though I was born in Toronto, Ottawa has been home since I was 5 and I'm thrilled to be settled back in the area with my husband Kev.

Dr Shelley Hutchings

I have been a member of the Carp Road Animal Hospital team since 2002.  Currently I am kept fairly busy as Chief Veterinarian for the Otttawa Humane Society, so I am only able to be at  my Carp Road home once a week.  However, I thoroughly enjoy the clients and amazing medicine and staff this practice has to offer.  

As a student I worked in wildlife rehabilitation and I am very comfortable with exotic animal medicine.  I truly love all aspects of small animal medicine but especially enjoy soft tissue surgery.  I also like the long standing bonds I have been able to form with many of my patients here and their owners.

 I currently only have one pet, a golden retriever that I adopted from the Humane Society a few years ago.  She has become a special part of our family.



Dr Mathieu Grenier

Background info

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a veterinarian. There was no other alternative for me. Animals have always been part of my life; I grew up with cats and dogs. I think the fact that I have shared my life with them developed my passion and respect for animals.

Education and membership

I completed my studies in veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal in 2009. After graduating, I completed a one year internship at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. By completing this, I now had not only graduated from the Faculty, but also obtained an internship in veterinary clinical sciences. I have also recently received my accreditation for PennHIP (University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program).

Areas of interest

I had originally planned to specialize in Neurology after my internship, but finally decided to go into general practice. I like every aspect of it and I am very happy with my decision. My main interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and neurology. I feel privileged to be part of the great team at Carp Road Animal Hospital.

Outside interest

I am originally from Quebec City but find that the beautiful City of Ottawa is starting to feel very much like home. I am an active person who likes to bike and kayak in the summer and I enjoy snowshoeing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing in the winter.

With the love of veterinary medicine obviously comes the love of animals. I currently have the makings of a small zoo at home. I have a German shorthaired pointer named Calamity Jane, a wonderful viszla named Billie Jean, a rare french pointer named Wanda, three cats, Victor and Shamwow, and Charlie and some exotic pets.




Dr Alison Seely:

I always knew that I would work with animals - I have loved them since the age of two! I began my career as a Marine Biologist and soon discovered that my greatest satisfaction came from "doctoring" the seals and dolphins during illness, rather than researching them! I changed tack and became a Veterinarian.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (University of Guelph 1995) 
  • Bachelor of Science (Acadia University - Nova Scotia 1986) 
  • Masters of Science (University of Guelph 1991) 
  • Certificate in Animal Chiropractic (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, Illinois 1995)
  • College of Veterinarians of Ontario 
  • American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Areas of Interest: I married a human Chiropractor and became sister-in-law to four Chiropractors. My decision to follow a path in animal chiropractic seems to have been inevitable! Chiropractic now makes up the majority of my veterinary practice. I am consistently amazed by how well animals respond to chiropractic adjustment. The improvements in the health and well-being of my patients makes for a rewarding and enjoyable career.

Family: My husband Kevin and I have three children,Savannah, Forest and Logan, a cat and horses. In my spare time I enjoy running, canoeing , horse back riding and long distance swimming. 


Dr Sabrina Tracey (MacDonald)

I grew up in the Ottawa Valley, and I knew from an early age that I wanted to be in a health care profession. I was always under chiropractic care from various sports injuries and was aware of the benefits of it. While attending Brock University I set out to determine if chiropractic was for me, and was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Alison Seely, who introduced me to animal chiropractic. I knew right away it was the path that I wanted to take. I received my chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and obtained my animal chiropractic certificate at the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre, in Brantford, ON. 

Education & Memberships

Bachelors of Kinesiology with Distinction(Brock University, 2010)

Doctor of Chiropractic (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 2014)

Certificate in Animal Chiropractic (Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre, 2014)

College of Animal Chiropractors

College of Chiropractors of Ontario

Ontario Chiropractic Association

Areas of Interest

I work with large and small animals on an individual basis. Each animal is evaluated and treated depending on their case – whether it be a spinal, extremity or soft tissue injury. I believe in an alternative health care approach to help alleviate pain and restore function. I use multiple techniques including spinal and extremity manipulation, soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation.