Our Veterinarians

Dr. Rob Kartes

Dr. Kartes graduated in 1986 from the University of Guelph. He worked in emergency medicine and surgery for 3 years prior to relocating to Barrhaven and Manotick and becoming a partner in 1990. He and his wife and 4 children are loved and guarded by their two fluffy dogs Lucy and Daisy and 2 guinea pigs. Dr. Kartes is a member of VIN and the OVMA and was Fear Free certified in 2019.

Dr. Paige Willis

A 1997 graduate of the University of Georgia, Paige practiced large and small animal medicine near Atlanta for 4 years. In 2001, she moved to Ottawa with her family including a faithful dog of 12 years, fish and a small parrot. Her family includes her husband, three children, the small parrot from Georgia (Australian Eastern Rosella named Rosie) and two Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. Paige became a full partner in the practice in 2006. She and her family enjoy mountain hiking, biking, orienteering, geocaching, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing. Bisou and Luna especially enjoy hikes, camping and canoeing with the family. They also love socializing with other wheatens in the Ottawa area through the Eastern Ontario Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club. Dr. Willis is a member of VIN and OVMA and was Fear Free certified in 2019.

Dr. Miki Shibata

Dr. Shibata is originally from Waterloo, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 2001 and has been an associate veterinarian with Greenbank and Village of Manotick Animal hospitals since then. In 2010, Miki became a full partner. Miki has volunteered her time as a committee member of the National Companion Animal Coalition since 2007 and has also volunteered with Community Veterinary Outreach, an organization that helps animals belonging to homeless and street-involved people. She is also a member of VIN, CVMA, and OVMA and was Fear Free certified in 2019. Miki and her husband Shawn live with a number of furry companions including three cuddly cats named Sprite, Phillip, and Leroy Brown. They have two crazy and fun border collies named Future, and Siri that enjoy frisbee, flyball, sport detection, and agility. Miki is like a "soccer mom" to her dogs and often spends weekends at various dog sport venues.

Dr. Lucie Vander Byl

Lucie first joined the Greenbank Animal Hospital in May 2012, shortly after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College. She is originally from a small town East of Ottawa, is fluent in both French and English, and is very excited to have a career back in the Capital region. Lucie lives with 3 beautiful kitties named Abby, Bella, and Joel, along with her husband Tony and son Nathan. In her spare time, Lucie enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, as well as spending time with family and friends. Lucie is a member of VIN and was Fear Free certified in 2019.

Dr. Jackie Sinclair

Jackie is originally from Kanata, and is happy to be back close to her home base after completing her veterinary degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in the spring of 2013. Jackie became a full partner at our hospital in 2019. She shares her home with two cats named Henri and Rasputin, her 2 dogs named Jacob and Hawksley, and a gecko named Phil! She also has a plethora of laying hens. When she can Jackie loves spending time at the cottage, kayaking and snowboarding. Jackie is a member of VIN and OVMA and was Fear Free certified in 2019.

Dr. Adrian Jones

Adrian grew up in Kingston before moving to Ottawa for high school. He completed his veterinary degree in 2012 at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland before moving back to Canada. During his spare time he likes playing sports such as Skiing, Golf and Soccer. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Adrian is also a member of VIN and was Fear Free certified in 2019.

Dr. Sam Deelen

Sam grew up in a small town south of Woodstock, Ontario, and made the move to Ottawa after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. Prior to veterinary school, she completed her Master's degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, also at the University of Guelph. Sam has a love for all animals, and spends her spare time running, baking, playing laser pointer with her cat Paul, or at the cottage with family and friends. She is a member of VIN and was Fear Free certified in 2018.

Dr. Amber Covello

Dr Covello is originally from Northern Ontario where she volunteered and worked for many years in both large and small animal medicine. She always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian and thanks to many great mentors along the way, that dream became a reality when she was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph, Ontario. Dr Covello graduated on the Dean’s List in 2019, and after graduation pursued a rotating internship at the Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre. Here she gained valuable clinical experience in emergency and specialty medicine. Outside of work Dr. Covello enjoys fitness, spending time outdoors, and horseback riding. She always looks forward to visits home to spend time with family and friends, and the many animals on her family farm.