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Dr. Justine Forbes


Dr. Forbes grew up in Burlington, Ontario living next to a large forest. She spent her entire childhood following rabbit prints and saving various critters from the window wells of her parent’s home. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian her entire life. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, and immediately went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Forbes has a keen interest in preventative health care, internal medicine, as well as animal behaviour, all in accordance with keeping your best friend as happy and healthy as possible! She considers it a wonderful privilege of the veterinary career to meet and help so many people as well as their beloved pets. Dr. Forbes has always had a special place in her heart for unique species and can’t wait to meet all of your furry, scaly, or feathery friends!

Dr. Forbes now lives in Cambridge, Ontario, with her spouse Kyle, their bossy calico cat Malibu, and their wonderful ball python Aztec. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and anything outdoors!

Dr. Forbes is overjoyed to be joining Scott Veterinary Clinic and can’t wait to meet you and your family!

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Dr. Lorna Mantle


Dr. Mantle has been working at Scott Veterinary Clinic since 1984.

She was raised in a small town in Quebec, where she became an avid equestrian competitor, owning and showing horses in various disciplines of the horse industry. As a natural progression of her equestrian passions, she developed an early interest in veterinary medicine. She completed a year of post-secondary education at Concordia University in Montreal prior to transferring to the University of Guelph. She graduated with a BSc in Agriculture from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1977, and then continued on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1981. She has been working in private practice since graduation.

She shares her home with her husband, two children, multiple cats, several horses and a flock of heritage chickens. Her personal interests include gardening, equestrian pursuits, breeding heritage chickens, and travel. She is a keen orchid grower, and is the past secretary of the Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens.