Dr. Jackie Bosak

Practice Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Jackie is from Pickering, Ontario, where her veterinary career began during her high-school career placement at a local pet hospital. She then attended the University of Guelph to receive her degree in animal biology before graduating with honours from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003.

Dr. Jackie first became a part of the Clarington Animal Hospital family in November of 2006 and became the Practice Owner in 2019 after purchasing the hospital from Dr. Bill Mingram. She has a special passion for fine-tuning her surgical skills and is partial to puppy and kitten appointments—for Dr. Jackie, it’s especially rewarding to educate their owners and watch the youngsters grow up over the years. Ultimately, she wants each and every client to see how much the entire team truly cares!

Dr. Jackie, her husband Derrick, and their daughter Jordan live in Oshawa with several wonderful pets. They have two dogs—a Boston Terrier named Clara, and Hugo the Whippet—as well as a pair of cats named Henry and Joey and a guinea pig who goes by Max.

When she’s not at work or enjoying the company of her own pets, Dr. Jackie enjoys spending time with Jordan at swimming lessons and the soccer field. She also enjoys traveling with her family; they’ve seen many spots in the Caribbean and Alaska, and Dr. Jackie hopes to one day visit Bora Bora!

Dr. Jackie’s words to live by, are: Listen to understand, love with no regard, to show respect is not an option, be grateful for everything, and always make a difference!

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Dr. Carol Cameron

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Carol grew up in Port Elgin, Ontario, where she began her veterinary journey as a kennel worker at the local animal clinic. She then headed to the University of Guelph, working for several months at an Alma, Ontario dairy farm to gain experience in large-animal medicine, and graduated with her veterinary degree in 1990. Next, Dr. Carol moved to Cobourg and worked in a mixed-animal practice for the next seven years before signing on at an emergency facility in Whitby. She would serve the area’s pets there for the next 19 years!

Dr. Carol first started working here at Clarington Animal Hospital on a locum basis in July of 2011, when Dr. Jackie went on maternity leave. She has filled in periodically since then, and was thrilled to join the clinic family full-time in May of 2016. Dr. Carol has special interests in internal medicine, surgical procedures, and emergency care, and also enjoys being able to learn something new almost every day. Her goal with each and every patient is to make sure that they can enjoy as many happy, healthy years with their human families as possible.

At home, Dr. Carol and her husband, Stephen, live with three dogs: Oddball, a Great Dane mix; Neshkee the German Shepherd, a St. John Ambulance therapy dog; and Roto, a Golden Retriever.

Outside of work, Dr. Cameron enjoys reading fiction, sailing on Lake Ontario, and swimming. She’s a member of the Masters Swim Club in Cobourg, and has been a participant in the Million Meter Challenge since 2007. She hopes to reach the three-million-meter mark in the very near future!

Dr. Carol’s philosophy for life: Even though some days are better than others, you still need to treat others the way you, yourself would want to be treated.

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Dr. Karen Jung

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Karen’s family pets were her best friends during her childhood years growing up in Ottawa. She never forgot the huge amount of joy that animals offered her, or their unconditional love—Dr. Karen knew that she wanted to give something back. Working as a veterinarian allows her to serve as a voice for pets while ultimately bettering the lives of animal owners just like herself!

Dr. Karen’s journey began by heading to the University of Guelph to earn her undergraduate degree in wildlife biology, working at various small-animal practices and a wildlife rehabilitation facility during her studies. Dr. Karen even volunteered with a veterinarian in South Africa for a month, an experience that encouraged her to study veterinary medicine abroad. She obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and continued gaining hands-on experience at a small-animal and exotic care facility in Brantford, Ontario during her summers away from school.

After completing an externship at the Toronto Zoo, Dr. Karen began her professional career, first in Hamilton, Ontario, then clinic in Port Perry. In the fall of 2016, she joined the team here at Clarington Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian, and couldn’t be more excited to serve the pets and animal owners of the area. Dr. Karen has a particular passion for internal medicine, but her favourite part of her job is getting to witness the bonds between owners and pets firsthand. Her ultimate goal is to build trusting relationships between clients, their pets, and herself—she sees those bonds as the true foundation of all veterinary care!

In her time away from work, Dr. Karen enjoys baking, running (she’s completed five full marathons!), craft-making, traveling and spending time at home with her family. She and her husband, Chris, share their lives with five pets: three adorable and squishy pugs named Mazzy, Daisy, and Aussie, as well as a pair of loveable cats who go by Winston and Ruby.

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Dr. Bill Mingram

Founder

Dr. Bill Mingram founded Clarington Animal Hospital in 1997. In retirement, he looks forward to traveling and spending time with his family, and he also has big plans for plenty of fishing at the family cottage when the weather is nice.

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