Our Team

We’re here to help you and your pets through what we know is a difficult and heartbreaking time in your lives.
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Meet Our Team

The team at Heart With Wings provides mobile veterinary services, including end of life consultations, in-home hospice and palliative care, pet euthanasia, and aftercare for pets and owners in Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, the Georgian Bay Region, Cottage Country, and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Laura Coulter

Veterinarian
Dr. Coulter's Bio

Not unlike most people in the veterinary profession, Dr. Coulter dreamed of being a veterinarian from the time she was a child. Through many years of hard work and persistence, Dr. Coulter became a 2010 graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. Since graduating, she has been practicing as a small animal veterinarian. She recognized the need for a mobile service offering in-home senior and end of life care, as well as euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s home, through her work in veterinary hospitals.

Dr. Coulter lives in Barrie with her husband, two children, and her three fur kids. She is a member of IAAHPC (International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) and is in good standing with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO). She is also a member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement and is working towards becoming a certified pet loss grieving counsellor.

Dr. Erin

Veterinarian
Dr. Erin's Bio
Dr. Erin felt committed to dedicating her life to helping animals since she was very young. She was honoured to follow in her father’s footsteps, who was also a veterinarian (but for cattle!). She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014 and practiced for 6 years in small animal clinics in Toronto, prior to joining the Heart With Wings team.

Dr. Erin has a soft spot for senior and geriatric pets and values her time spent supporting families during challenging times as their pet ages. When it comes time to say goodbye to a loved companion, Dr. Erin focuses on making this as peaceful as possible, for both the pet and family. She believes that a final gift we can give our pets is a gentle passing in their own home or yard, surrounded by family.

Dr. Erin lives in Barrie with her husband and two dogs, and enjoys spending her time doing anything where the dogs are welcome to join!

Emily Piche

Technician
Emily's Bio

Emily’s first love was a blonde Chihuahua named Honey Baby. Receiving Honey as a puppy shortly after her parents’ separation, they quickly became the best of friends. As Honey grew older, she developed heath issues that would require regular trips to the vet. Although the staff were friendly and compassionate, Honey dreaded her visits to the clinic and would tremble and snap at the staff members. When the hard decision was made that it was time to euthanize, Emily couldn’t bear to see the stress Honey would face on her last day. She told her mom she couldn’t go and said goodbye from the front door. Emily now knows that what Honey needed was a home euthanasia.

Following her passion for animals and medicine, Emily attended the veterinary technician program at Georgian College, graduating with honors. She went on to complete over 500 hours of field placement alongside a CFIA-appointed large animal veterinarian, followed by 100 more working with a board-certified veterinary surgeon. Emily then completed her professionalism and ethics course and successfully wrote the national exam, becoming a registered veterinary technician. She has spent nearly five years working in small animal practice. Emily is passionate about senior animals and palliative care. She believes that every pet deserves to spend their final hours in the comfort of their own home surrounded by the family members who love them.

Emily lives on a hobby farm alongside her husband, two wonderful children, and their many cherished pets. In her spare time, Emily enjoys camping, canoeing, hiking, and riding both her horse and her dirt bike.

Autumn Seadon

Client Care Representative & Veterinary Assistant
Autumn's Bio
I have been dedicated to the veterinary field for the past five years. Ever since I was a child my life revolved around the critters that surrounded me, from pets to wildlife. As I gained more work experience in the veterinary field, I found myself being drawn more and more to our senior four-legged family members. There is truly a pearl of wisdom in their eyes, whether that be the old lab telling us that every day there is something to be thankful for no matter how hard times become or the senior cats that teach us not to be afraid to ask for what we want or need.

One of my first and greatest loves was my orange tabby, Marmalade. His passing was also my first experience with end of life care. This was before working in the veterinary field, so I had no idea what to expect. Filled with dread I made an appointment for a veterinarian to come to my home, to help my sweet, cancer-ridden boy to the rainbow bridge. I couldn’t imagine what fear he would feel if I brought him to a clinic, and I knew that I wanted his last day to be all about him. I needed my boy to feel peace, comfort, love.
My boy passed in my arms that day, as I sat in his favourite chair by the window. I cried (a lot), but in the comfort of my own home alongside my family. I grieved in my own way, as we all do, but what truly brought me peace, was knowing that my Marmalade, never felt fear or anxiety that day. I will hold this goodbye in my heart forever.

It is truly my honour to work alongside Dr. Laura and this amazing team, giving other families the same beautiful opportunity that I had with my cat.

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