Animal Care

Photo 2012-01-12 8 36 11 PMNicole Dunkley has worked in animal care at Buck Animal Hospital since 2004. Her main responsibility is to take care of the animals. Feeding and cleaning the animals as well as walking the dogs are all in a day’s work for Nicole. She cares deeply about all the animals staying at the hospital and ensures that they stay happy and comfortable. Prior to joining the team at Buck Animal Hospital, she volunteered at the KW Humane Society for two years.

All animals have a special place Nicole’s heart.  Her non human family members include – Lab/Olde English Bulldogge named Sherman, iguana Toby,ball python Rocky, Heidi a young Collie Mix that she rescued and her newest member would be a kitten named ‘Jonesy’ that she found on the street.

Outside of work, Nicole had been involved with multiple levels of obedience training as well as tricks classes with her dogs. She is also certified in pet first aid and is a certified Veterinary Nutritional Advocate.  Nicole’s spare time now is spent raising their 2 children with her husband.

Christie McCue has worked at Bucks as an animal care personal since 2012. She was covering Nicole’s maternity leave and is once again working her evening kennel position.
Christie’s focus has always been on animal care, starting as a volunteer for over 30 years ago at various Animal Clinics and Pet Shops as well as at the Ontario Veterinary College.

Along with her husband, John, their house is filled with 4 and 2 legged creatures. It would not be an odd site to see a squirrel or a seagull being fostered and rehabilitated in the McCue household. Their permanent residences include several cats Bob, Maple, Flip, Tubby, Sunshine, Blackie and the newest member Murdock. 2 Pomeranian’s – Grizzly and Zipper. A Papillon named Mouse and a Senegal Parrot – Boggie. The house is filled with a lot of love and noise.

Brendon Yan first joined the amazing Buck Animal Hospital team in 2017 working as an animal care personell. Since then, he has started to assist the technicians during the day and working kennels in the evening. Before all of this, Brendon had volunteered at the SPCA, multiple animal clinics and even a 24 hour emergency hospital since the age of 14.

The love for animals sparked back in elementary school when he somehow miraculously convinced his parents to get a rough Collie named after the Rugrats star, Tommy. Tommy has taught him many skills and has helped shaped him to who he is now. After Tommy, the Yan family got a tiny Maltese named Keiko. She is a tiny white fluff ball with big black eyes who will approach anyone and bark asking for snacks. She loves to eat cucumbers and even celery! Since then, she was saved from an autoimmune disease by the OVC. This event inspired Brendon more to pursue the veterinary and animal care world.

Outside of work, Brendon loves to hang out with his friends from school, play ice hockey or just simply sit at home and play video games with his friends online.  Brendon has graduated from the University of Guelph with his BSc in Animal Biology.