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Meet Our Veterinarians


Dr. Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz was born in South Africa and spent the first 10 years of his career in Africa caring for a wide range of animals, in addition to domestic and farm animals, he was  able to help and treat various wild animals including zebra’s, cheetahs, monkeys and other local wildlife .

A challenging experience occurred when he had to help retrieve a barbeque fork from the stomach of a circus crocodile who had swallowed it at feeding time. (ask him to tell you about it).

He has made Winnipeg his home for the last 24 years where he has  a wife three adult children, and season tickets to the Jets.

He has run Assiniboia Animal Hospital for 22 years and loves his work.

Dr. Lynette Stow

Lynette Stow is a 1988 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has spent those 25 years in small animal practice in B.C., Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She has learned that even the most routine day teaches her something new. She enjoys surgery and internal medicine and believes client education is one of the most important parts of her job.

Dr. Stow trained and raced sled dogs for many years, after spending a large part of her childhood in the Arctic. She still thinks a working dog is a beautiful thing to see.
One of her most interesting patients was an adult tiger with a tooth abscess.
Dr. Stow enjoys getting to know her furry patients and the people they own.