Cataraqui Pet Hospital

"Providing experience, skill, and compassionate care for your companion."

Our Staff



Our staff know the important role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to partnering with you in your pet’s health care.  Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery while providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each owner in a caring and compassionate manner. 




Dr. Tim Keller

Dr. Keller graduated from the University of Montreal in 1985 and began practicing in Kingston in the same year. He opened Cataraqui Pet Hospital in 1990 as the owner and senior veternarian, followed by opening a satellite clinic, Amherstview Pet Hospital, in 1999. As owner of the family-run Cataraqui Pet Centre, he actively participates in many aspects of the business. The partnership between Cataraqui Pet Hospital and Urban Paws allows Dr. Keller to recommend therapeutic diets for disease-specific problems, as well as premium diets for general health, which include dehydrated, homemade, and raw food. He has special interests in medicine, surgery, and nutrition. 


Dr. Marie-Gabrielle Bouchard

Dr. Bouchard graduated from the University of Montreal in 2014. She moved to Kingston in July 2014 with her partner who started his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Queen's University. Dr Bouchard practiced for 8 months in the Kingston area before joining Cataraqui Pet Hospital and Amherstview Pet Hospital in June of 2015. Her special interests include dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. Bouchard is fluent in both English and French and outside of work enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her cat, Galile. 





Dr. Jacqueline Côté

Jacqueline Dicks grew up near Napanee, ON and graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Animal Biology in 2001. In 2005, she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and married Marco Côté. Now, known as Dr. Jacqueline Côté, she has worked her way back home after first practicing for several years in the Smiths Falls, Perth, and Westport area, then Belleville and Bath and has now settled in at Cataraqui Pet Hospital and Amherstview Pet Hospital. She is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the Quinte District Veterinary Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She has a special interest in feline medicine and has expanded her knowledge attending feline conferences in Indiana and California. When she is not busy in the clinic, she is very busy with her three young children, volunteering as the Co-Chair of their school's parent council, gardening, sewing, snowmobiling, and enjoying time with their numerous animals (two horses, three ponies, two cats, two bunnies, and one Boston Terrier). She looks forward to getting to know all of your fur kids and helping them live a long and healthy life.




Dr. Caroline Matyas

Caroline's family would say that it was no surprise that she chose a career in veterinary medicine; she was always busy with animals. She grew up surrounded by pets - turtles, budgies, dogs, cats, fish, and even a Moroccan tortoise. Caroline graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1985 and after a year at a clinic in downtown Toronto, she ventured east and spent four years practicing small animal medicine in central Newfoundland. Caroline met her husband there and moved to Kingston 24 years ago. Dr. Matyas has been a full-time mother of four children, and a part-time veterinarian until recently. Now that her children are older, Dr. Matyas is able to embrace veterinary medicine full time. She loves Kingston - the lake, the easy proximity to places to hike and paddle, the music, the wonderful opportunities for raising a family. In her spare time, she can be found on a trail with Murphy, her black Labrador retriever, or reading with Tom, the orange tabby cat, curled in her lap. Somewhere close by, Heloise, the box turtle, will be exploring the family room and Leo, the rabbit, will be having his "hop around time". Caroline looks forward to getting to know you and your special pets.

2015 Vet Team
2015 Vet Team

Did You Know?

An important role of the veterinarian is to develop a partnership with pet owners that will pave the way for a lifelong health care plan. A wellness program can help prevent the onset of disease or catch it early enough to minimize the impact on the animal's health. 

We provide an evidence-based wellness program that encourages optimal health throughout your pet's life stages.

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