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Dr. Evan Bell


Dr. Bell is a recent transplant to the Ottawa area, and has since found his new home here in the city. He has always shared an interest in animals and when he started to develop a love for biology and medicine, becoming a veterinarian was the obvious choice.

From an early age, Dr. Bell was seen more in the gym or pool than anywhere else. Having played volleyball at the University of Guelph, and countless other sports beforehand, athletics have always been a big part of his life. You will often find him playing volleyball, running, or hitting the slopes.

As an avid traveler, he has visited four continents and lived abroad in two other countries doing veterinary work on everything from kangaroos to dogs, and event bats and tigers! When he is not keeping active, or waiting for the next Marvel movie to come out, he is planning his next adventure.

Dr. Bell’s goals as a veterinarian are to make the complicated stuff simple. He has spent a lot of time working as a public speaker and an educator and uses these skills every day to help his clients. He also runs a blog where he discusses interesting cases he sees, and goes above and beyond to help you understand the medicine he practices.

Check out Dr. Bell’s Facebook page and Blog here:

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Dr. Kim Holzman


Dr. Holzman was born knowing she wanted to be a veterinarian. At 7 years of age, she was acting as a midwife to her pet guppies, and at 16 had her first job in a vet clinic. She has never looked back!
After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2005, she returned to Ottawa to work in a couple of small animal practices, and joined Cedarview Animal Hospital in November of 2012. Dr. Holzman takes great personal and professional pride in going that extra mile to help her clients keep their pets healthy and happy. She brings to Cedarview her great enthusiasm for life and a goofy sense of humor, but also takes her job very seriously.

Dr. Holzman has been fortunate enough to be able to extensively pursue two other passions of hers – travel and volunteerism. She has traveled extensively through Europe, Peru, and Asia. She has worked with alpacas, llamas, sheep and guinea pigs in Peru, and has spayed and neutered cats and dogs in Thailand and Northern India. At home, she volunteers for the Ottawa Humane Society and for Community Veterinary Outreach.

Dr Holzman challenges herself regularly in many different ways – she traveled alone to India and South East Asia, has worked with the homeless, spent a year studying fungus (yes, it’s true!), and participates in triathlons, yoga classes and half -marathons.

She currently shares her life with her husband Mat, their baby son, and 5 rescued (and with various health issues) pets – two pugs and three cats!

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