Meet Our Team
Dr. Frits Verzijlenberg, DVM
After graduating from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht in The Netherlands in 1979, Dr. Frits Verzijlenberg was employed at the university’s department for large animal surgery for 5 years. During those five years, he specialized in large animal anaesthetics, and large animal surgery including abdominal (colic) surgery and lameness examination in horses. He co-authored an article on neurectomy in horses and also published an article on sinusitis in horses in 1984. Subsequently, he joined a small animal specialists' hospital and gained valuable knowledge and experience in small animal general and orthopedic surgery. He later started his own mixed animal practice which grew to a three-veterinarian practice over the next ten years. In 1995, the Verzijlenberg family emigrated to Canada; and the following year, Dr. Frits started his own mixed animal clinic in Powassan. In 2008, he relocated the clinic to a temporary building in Sundridge while building a new, state-of-the-art hospital on the same property. In September of 2011, the new hospital was officially opened; and in 2012, it gained AAHA status. Dr. Frits has a special interest in surgery and dentistry. Dr. Frits Verzijlenberg is a member of the CVO, OVMA, AAHA, IVAPM, VECCS and AAFP, and holds a Fear Free Pet certification.