Meet the veterinary team of the Boyne Veterinary Clinic and the Angus Veterinary Clinic! All 3 of our veterinarians provide veterinary services at both of our clinic locations.
Dr. Funston graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He then graduated from OVC in 1983 with a DVM and has been a member in good standing of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario since that same year. Dr. Funston started his career at the Wingham Veterinary Clinic in Bruce County before establishing the Boyne and Angus Veterinary Clinics.
He served as the secretary-treasurer for the Georgian Bay Veterinary Association for 5 years. Dr. Funston was an Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Board representative for the GBVA in 1996 and a member of the Executive Committee of the OVMA in 1997. He was president of the OVMA in 2003 and chairman of the OVMA Economics Committee from 2000 to 2005. He was also a member of the committee to establish the Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic in 2002 and nominated to the executive in 2005.
Dr. Funston is an OVMA representative and on the VSTEP task force to develop a program intended to assist foreign veterinarians in obtaining relevant training for licensure in Ontario. He is also a board member of the Alliston & District Humane Society.
Dr. Stacey Knobel knew at a very young age that she had a unique passion for animals and that she had to be a veterinarian. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours, majoring in Animal Science at the University of Guelph in 2008. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012.
Dr. Knobel joined the teams at the Boyne Veterinary Clinic and the Angus Veterinary Clinic in 2012 as an associate veterinarian. She has since become well known for her care and compassion for all her patients. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has particular interests in behaviour, dentistry, surgery, internal medicine and wildlife medicine.
She is very passionate about all species of animals and has had several opportunities to volunteer for projects involving domestic animals and wildlife. This includes a wonderful opportunity of volunteering with the Veterinarians Without Borders, spending a summer in East Africa working on a variety of human-animal health and sustainability projects.
The majority of her free time is spent with her husband Brad. Their family includes 2 cats, Boo and Goose, and a Great Dane named Nala. She enjoys playing on a variety of sports teams in baseball, volleyball and dodgeball, and loves outdoor adventures, DIY projects, photography, and reading a good book.
Dr. Monique Antaki has known from the tender age of 3 that she wanted to be a veterinarian, it turns out nothing else would do. Originally from Ottawa, she is fully bilingual (French and English). She attended the University of Guelph where she obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology in 2001. She achieved personal success when offered membership to Phi Zeta Veterinary Honour Society. Dr. Antaki graduated with honours with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St-George’s University in Grenada in 2009 having completed her clinical training at the University of Madison-Wisconsin.
Dr. Antaki has been caring for our patients as an associate veterinarian since 2011. Her care philosophy centers on taking care of her patients as though they were her own. She has always recognized the importance of the bond between an animal and its pet parent and feels privileged to be part of that relationship. Professionally, she enjoys the diversity of general practice but gets a great deal of personal satisfaction from caring for our oncology and geriatric patients.
Dr. Antaki currently resides in Everett with her husband, three boys (Xavier, Mathis and Andreas) and their cat Molly (a Vermonter). When not at the clinic, she is busy trying to keep up with her sons. She enjoys being the ‘soccer mom’ and has embraced the ‘minivan years’. The family is very active outdoors; you might find them camping/canoeing in Algonquin Park, on the ski hills or on the soccer pitch.
Sarah Wilkes, RVT
Julie Fretter, RVT
Annie Lemay, VT
Stephanie Linke, VA