West Brant Animal Hospital

693 Colborne Street West
Brantford, ON N3T 5L5





Dr. Kevin Harkness:

Dr. Harkness completed his Bachelor of Science at Brock University. He then went on to graduate in 2001 with a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He opened West Brant Animal Hospital in March of 2005. Dr. Harkness is married with 3 children and 4 dogs, Pepper, Penny, Marlowe, and Tyson.  He has an interest in surgery including orthopedics.

Dr. Carol Richards:

Dr. Carol Richards aquired her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. She has a vast amount of experience in small animal medicine and surgery and has an interest in exotic animals (pocket pets, rabbits, birds etc). Dr. Richards is married and has a young son, cats, a dog, two horses, and finally a flock of sheep! She enjoys going to her cottage and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys music and theater.             

Dr. Jessika Bronsoiler

Dr. Bronsoiler joined the West Brant team in May 2011.  Before completeing a Master of Science in Cardiology at The University of Guelph, and a Small Animal Internship in 2003-2006, she graduated from Veterinary School in Mexico City in 1996.  Jessika has 2 two dogs; her Goldendoodle Elora, and Schnauzer Kushi, as well as a Siamese cat named Victoria, a Grey Tabby named Manuela, and a grey cat named Fred.   Dr. Bronsoiler has an interest in Cardiology, Opthalmology and Internal Medicine.  She lives with her husband Alex,  son Ethan.  On her days off she enjoys cooking, gardening, and eating good food!


Dr. Melinda Donohoe 

Please give a warm welcome to West Brant Animal Hospitals newest Veterinarian Dr. Melinda Donohoe! Dr. Melinda was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with bachelor of science.  She then attended the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK where she graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.  She has recently moved to Canada and has an interest in dermatology and internal medicine.  Dr. Donohoe's Canadian family currently includes her Hisband Matt, her Cat Aine, and her adopted  puppies Stanley, and "the pug".