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
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 practising 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.
Providing the highest quality palliative, hospice, and end-of-life care is incredibly important to Dr. Laura and she is committed to advancing her knowledge in this field. Dr. Coulter is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian through the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She has also completed expert training in the art of gentle euthanasia through the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.
Dr. Coulter lives in Barrie with her two children, husband, and three fur babies. Her great loves are her family, her Chocolate Labrador named Mocha, boating, chocolate, and coffee.
Dr. Erin Hayes
Dr. Erin's Bio
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’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.
Now with my young son and husband, though I cherish the wonderful memories I have made in my adventures, I have found a real warmth and happiness in a nurturing role. It brings me great pride to help Dr. Laura and her team to provide both pets and their families peace during difficult times.
Alison lives in Moonstone with her partner Rory. Alison and her two dogs Vito and Lexi love being outside as much as possible, enjoying hiking, camping, swimming, canoeing, gardening and photography. She also owns one cat named Carl and a cockatiel named Charlie that all keep her thoroughly entertained!