Dr. Mark de Wolde
Dr. Mark A. de Wolde, born in Kingston, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1993 after which he received the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award and the Hill’s Nutrition Award. A portion of Dr. de Wolde’s education was completed at Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands.
After spending six years in Greater Napanee, Dr. de Wolde spent some time practicing in Kingston Upon Thames in Surrey, England. In 2001, he returned to Southern Ontario and established both the Bath Village and Lennox & Addington Animal Hospitals. In 2004, Dr. de Wolde created a business relationship with long-time friend, Dr. Jason Shepherd. Together they co-founded the Upper Canada Veterinary Group; an animal hospital management team. Subsequently, in 2006, the Limestone City Animal Hospital was opened in beautiful downtown Kingston, followed by Kingston West Veterinary Hospital in 2016. Dr. de Wolde has special interests in orthopaedic & laser surgery.
Dr. de Wolde is the current President of the Upper Canada Veterinary Group, President of Lenio Pharmaceuticals and recent past President of the Kingston Regional Pet Hospital Corporation. He is a member of standing with Veterinary Study Groups. In 2018 Dr. de Wolde was honoured at the annual OVMA convention in Toronto with the prestigious Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Award of Merit.
Dr. de Wolde is married and he has two handsome little boys. The house is filled with their rescued Husky X named Porter, a purebred Whippet named Ivy and a rescued miniature Poodle named Persie. Outreach is very important to the de Wolde family. As avid contributors to World Vision, Lennox & Addington branch of the OSPCA, Kingston Humane Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Kingston’s annual Paws for Hope Walkathon, Relay for Life, Night in Blue, Missionary Alliance and other local charities. Dr. de Wolde has been very active in the fitness community. He enjoys many activities outside of the home, including numerous sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, and golf), movies and experiencing great local cuisine.