Liz Milne, Office Manager
Liz grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo where her interest in horses began at a young age. She started riding like most kids at summer camp at the local stable (with Kelli). This quickly grew into horse ownership and showing in a variety of disciplines. Liz graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA, and went on to work in the quality control sector of the automotive industry for the next 10 years. This helped support her “horse habit”, and she kept riding and showing in the A-circuit Adult Hunter Division. Liz continues to enjoy horse ownership and especially likes developing young horses for the show ring. Her next challenge will be saving to buy the pony that her daughter Lilly is already asking for. Liz has worked for Gilson Equine since it opened in 2007. Working in the horse industry has been a lifetime dream for Liz, and she is more than thrilled to be that in a service-oriented position, working with a life-long friend. Liz really enjoys interacting with clients and finds it very rewarding to be a helpful part of their veterinary experience.
Heather Whitty, Head of Reception/Accounts Manager
Heather began working at Gilson Equine in May 2015. Heather has a long background of riding and caring for her own horses and donkeys. She currently multi-tasks in the office, booking appointments, handling accounts and doing labwork among other things! In her free time, Heather spends time with her dogs and her 2 teenage daughters.
Wendy Carruthers, Assistant/Barn staff
Wendy began working at GEVS in January 2016. She works both on the road assisting the veterinarians, and also in the clinic with mares and foals and rehab horses.
Wendy grew up around horses on her parents’ farm. She competes on the hunter-jumper circuit as well as eventing. Wendy is a coach and manages her own farm and riding school, Wendon Hills Equestrian Center.