We aim to offer comprehensive veterinary care for each patient within our professional ability. We are dedicated to providing our clients and their feline companions with quality service, respect, and compassion. This responsibility includes lifelong learning, client education and communication.
SRCH Mission Statement

Meet the SRCH Team

Dr. Nicole Baran BSc, DVM

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Dr. Baran has always enjoyed living in Northern Ontario and is happy to provide exceptional feline care here in Sudbury.


Dr. Baran received her BSc in Biology at Lakehead University before completing her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2008.

Dr. Baran has a special interest in feline dentistry and has obtained additional training in this field from renowned veterinary dentists. She is also interested in internal medicine, nutrition, complementary medicine and holds her second level certificate in Reiki.

Karen, BA, RVT - Head Technician

Karen graduated from the Veterninary Technician program at Northern College in the spring of 2008, and received her RVT status. She decided to pursue this career path after the passing of her childhood dog, Fluffy, a very senior Bichon Frise with whom she shared a special bond.

During her years working as a vet tech, her love for felines continued to deepen and she would rush to be the tech available for any cat appointments. She was eager to work at a cat hospital where she could work with cats full time.


She joined SRCH in 2016, and has become an indispensable part of the team.

Benadict, Clinic Cat & Blood Donor

Ben was rescued, and after a desparately needed hip operation has become the most loving of tabbies and devoted clinic cat. He is ready to help another feline in need of a blood transfusion. He has the softest belly fur and can be found hiding upside down in his favourite cat dome. 

Justyna, Veterinary Technician

Justyna graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College in 2015. 

After graduation, she did her placement at a mixed animal practice. During that time, she also worked at a small animal practice. After deciding to further her education in hopes of someday becoming a Veterinarian, Justyna is pursuing a degree in biomedical biology at Laurentian University. She has chosen the veterinary field in order to help pets live long and happy lives with their families. 

Growing up, Justyna was surrounded by many animals which showed her the incredible bond that can develop between people and their pets. This bond has truly inspired her to follow this path. 

Justyna joined SRCH in spring 2018 and is grateful to be part of the team and enjoys meeting all of our patients and their families. 

When she isn't busy working or studying, Justyna enjoys spending time with her pets and family. She also likes to read and go camping with her dog. 

Lindsay, Veterinary Receptionist

Client Services & Patient Care

Lindsay joined the SRCH team in March 2019 and comes to us with a background in nursing and administration. Lindsay has always had a love and passion for animals, especially cats and hoped that one day she would be able to have a career working with animals. She brings with her a dedication and passion to helping patients and clients.

Away from the clinic, Lindsay enjoys being at home with her family and hanging out with her cat Sadie. She also loves spending her time working on creative projects, whether it’s baking or a DIY project.


Alicia, BSc, MSc - Veterinary Assistant

Alicia joined the SRCH team in January 2020 and comes to us with a background in animal welfare and wildlife rehabilitation. Always having a passion for working with animals, Alicia has been a wildlife rehabilitator at both the Wild At Heart Refuge in Lively, ON and Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre on Salt Spring Island, BC. She completed her Masters of Science on the social behaviour of little brown bats on the east coast. After working in an animal shelter with a high volume of cats, she has chosen to continue in the animal care field at the cat hospital.


Outside of the clinic, Alicia enjoys hiking with her rescue dog Jake and bringing him camping.

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Abbey, office cat

We have had the joy of rescuing Abbey over a year ago, and she now calls our office her home. She enjoys claiming the doctor's chair for afternoon naps, photo bombing, and making her mark on everyone's heart with those striking green eyes. 

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Jack, Clinic Cat


Jack joined SRCH after ingesting an alarming number of hair ties. He needed emergency gastric surgery to remove them, and was so impressed with the skill and care of the SRCH team that he made it his life's mission to reassure all SRCH patients coming in that they couldn't be at a better place.

Jack enjoys venison pate, catnip, playing with his Cat Dancer, and above all - afternoon naps while being adored.