Dr. Pender was born and raised in Renfrew. He grew up on a dairy farm and from a young age was surrounded with an array of animals. Dr. Pender studied Human Kinetics at University of Guelph for 3 years before starting veterinary school. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002. In 2003, Dr. Pender opened the Pinnacle Animal Hospital and has worked here since. Dr. Pender enjoys the opportunity to work with many people and help strengthen the human animal bond. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery and nutrition.
Dr. Pender shares his home with his wife and two children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and loves fishing.
Dr. Seguin grew up in Stittsville and has always had a love for animals and knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She completed two years of her Animal Biology degree at the University of Guelph before her acceptance into veterinary school. Dr. Seguin graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and joined the Pinnacle Animal Hospital team in spring 2012. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, with a special interest in surgery and rehabilitation. Dr. Seguin recently completed a rehabilitation training course at the University of Tennessee and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Dr. Seguin now lives in the area with her husband and much loved Bernese Mountain Dog Cooper, and feline friend Tom! She enjoys spending time outdoors, especially at their cottage.
Dr. Donohue grew up in Kingston. Since childhood, she has been taking care of her family and neighbour’s pets and always hoped to pursue a career as a veterinarian. After 3 years in the Biomedical Science program at the University of Guelph, she obtained her degree and was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College. She joined the Pinnacle Animal Hospital team upon graduation in spring 2015. Her interests include behaviour and surgery.
Dr. Donohue fondly remembers many holidays spent with family in Renfrew and summers at the family cottage on Lake Clear. Dr. Donohue and her boyfriend enjoy sports and many outdoor activities and look forward to getting a canine companion to join them on their hikes.