Hastings Veterinary Hospital

9 E Tuftsville Rd
Stirling, ON K0K 0E3



Our Staff - Hastings Veterinary Hospital in Stirling, ON

Dr.Varinder Dhaliwal

Hasting Veterinary Hospital Veterinarian


Bio Coming Soon!



Dr.Andrea Giffen

Hasting Veterinary Hospital Veterinarian

Dr. Andrea Giffen grew up in Toronto and attended York Mills Collegiate. Her family always had at least 1 dog growing up. She admired the compassionate way their vet treated their dogs (especially the gentle way Dr. Smith removed the fish hook that was stuck in her dog’s lip because she didn’t put her fishing rod away). This inspired her to pursue Veterinary Medicine as a career. Andrea started working in Veterinary Hospitals after school during high school which piqued her interest in Veterinary Medicine even further. After high school, Andrea went to the University of Guelph and obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1984 then went on to graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1989.

During her summer vacations in university, Andrea worked on 2 different dairy farms and she also worked as an Artificial Insemination Technician for Eastern Breeders. After graduation, Andrea started in a mixed animal practice in Alexandria for the better part of a year then opted to focus exclusively on small animal practice. Andrea has worked in a number of different veterinary hospitals in different cities and towns, including the Hastings Veterinary Hospital, where she worked for 6 1/2 years. She is very happy to be back full time at the Hastings Veterinary Hospital, in the town of Stirling that she has missed.

Andrea considers herself a true general practitioner but with special interests in pain management, fear-free practice, and dentistry. In her free time, Andrea enjoys gardening and reading. She is excited to be returning to the Stirling Curling Club. She has a Miniature Poodle named Jimmy, 2 cats named Mini and Richie and an African Grey Parrot named Simon.


Michelle Soucie

Veterinary Technician

Michelle is a knowledgeable Veterinary Technician who joined our staff in Sept 2002. She enjoys riding her horse Neo and spending time with her two children (Hunter and Gage). She shares her home with 1 cat (Kiwi) and her rescue dog Bruno.

Tammy Henley

Veterinary Assistant

Tammy is a very empathetic Veterinary Assistant/receptionist. She has been working with Hastings Veterinary Hospital for many years, If she isn’t behind the desk helping our clients she is in the back assisting our Doctor with patients. She shares her home with 2 dogs and 3 cats, as well as her loving Husband and 3 kids.



Beth Norman

Veterinary Assistant

Beth is our part-time Veterinary Assistant who joined our staff in June 2016. She shares her home with her two cats, Penny and Gus and her dog, Ruby. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.

Michelle Cope

Veterinary Assistant

Michelle has always had a strong passion for animals. She has completed an Animal Sciences Course and has worked with animals for over 20 yrs. She has a special interest in fostering baby raccoons for Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre. Michelle currently lives with 4 cats, 1 bird and a variety of fish.

Brandan Reid

Veterinary Assistant

Brandan is an enthusiastic veterinary assistant/receptionist. He has been working in the Veterinary Medicine field over the last 5 years in small animals as well as large. He has a passion for helping rescues and fostering various pets. He shares his house with his 3 rescue dogs and a cat, as well as a few horses.