Dr. Larry Joosse, DVM
Dr. Larry Joosse grew up in Grimsby, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science degree and then a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He was the recipient of the Merck award for proficiency in clinical medicine. Larry and his wife Patsy moved to St. Marys in 1981 where Dr. Joosse worked at the St. Marys Veterinary Clinic initially as an associate and then as a partner for 22 years. Although he practiced both with food producing animals and companion animals as the years went by, his emphasis focused more and more on the companion animals. When the partnership was sold to the Kirkton Veterinary Clinic, he decided to focus all clinical practice on companion animals (pets) with emphasis on medical cases and general care.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Larry enjoys gardening, landscaping, slo-pitch, cycling, reading, theater, kayaking, rockhounding, and walking the family dog Pippin. Patsy and Larry are active members of First Baptist Church in St. Marys serving on leadership teams and involved in many church activities. Both also spent many years as part of the St. Marys Skating Club. Larry also volunteered as part of the Interclub North Region of the Western Ontario Section of Skate Canada and was involved in planning and hosting a number of skating competitions. Larry is a member and volunteer of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, a blood donor for the Canadian Blood Services, and helps with the Take Five reading program at Little Falls Public School.
Professionally, Dr. Joosse is a member of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, and the Golden Triangle Veterinary Academy on whose executive he has volunteered for a number of terms.
The Joosses have a son Matt who is a Public Health Promoter for Lambton County (Master of Public Health from U. of G.) and a daughter Sarah is who beginning a M.Ed. at the University of B.C. after completing a Bachelor of Education from McGill University.