Dr. A.F. (Frank) Codlin graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and came to Lindsay to work with Dr. G.C. (George) Lawrence. They mainly served farms in the southern part of Victoria county but also treated some pets from Dr. Lawrence’s home on Russell Street.
Dr. Lawrence passed away suddenly in 1942 leaving Dr. Codlin to practice on his own until Dr. Ron Lawrence (Dr. George Lawrence’s son) graduated in 1943 and came to work with Dr. Codlin.
They worked together until 1953 at which time Dr. Codlin left the Russell Street location and opened his own practice at our current location, 62 Lindsay Street South.
In 1953 Dr. Frank Codlin purchased the building at 62 Lindsay Street South that had been a medical office for two generations of Dr White’s. Dr. Codlin once again practiced on his own until Dr. F. Nelson Lester graduated from OVC in 1955 and joined the practice.
Starting in 1955 the duo practiced as Codlin and Lester, Veterinarians, then started using the name Lindsay Animal Clinic in the 1960’s.
In the early 1970’s the practice expanded to three veterinarians, first having Dr. B. T. (Brian) O’Neill join them for three years before he left to open his own practice.
Following that, in 1977, Dr. Graham Smith joined the practice as an associate for three years before he left to pursue a career with a pharmaceutical company.
In 1978 the practice changed again when Dr. Jim Mantle and Dr. Susan Terrill both graduated from OVC and joined the practice as associates.
In 1980 Dr. Mantle entered a partnership with Dr. Codlin and Dr. Lester, with the three operating as Lindsay Animal Clinic. Over the next ten years, Dr. Codlin began to limit his hours of practice, retiring in 1990.
Dr. Susan Terrill remained as an associate veterinarian to the practice until her death in 2005.
Dr. Kevin Bacon joined the practice as an associate upon his graduation in 1991, staying for two years before moving first to Alberta, then back to the Ottawa valley to practice.
Dr. Amie L. Elliott joined the practice in 2014 upon her graduation from OVC. In November of 2019 Dr. Elliott returned to her exciting career as a registered nurse.
Dr James Mantle, after 42 years of providing veterinary services to the community retired in 2020. We wish him well in his retirement.