Our Care Team


Dr. Kim Murphy

Dr. Murphy graduated as a veterinarian from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1998. Before returning to OVC for an Internship and Residency in Small Animal Surgery, Dr. Murphy worked as a mixed animal practitioner and a small animal emergency veterinarian. Since completing her surgical residency and becoming board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2007, Dr. Murphy has worked at the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Referral Hospital and the Surgical Referral Service in London
as a small animal surgeon specializing in orthopedics, soft tissue, and neurosurgery. Dr. Murphy was a faculty member in the Small Animal Surgery department at the Ontario Veterinary

College, University of Guelph from
2008 -2010 and remains an adjunct faculty at the college. Dr. Murphy continues to be actively involved in teaching and providing continuing education opportunities in surgery for veterinarians in Southwestern Ontario and across North America. Dr. Murphy has built upon her academic research in the area of canine biomechanics with a focus on orthopaedic procedures.

Dr. Murphy enjoys whitewater
canoeing, wilderness camping, travel and photography. Her extended pet family (seen on our website!) includes her dogs Keno and Frankie, and cats Skookum and Joe.

Sylvain Bichot
Dr. Bichot graduated as a veterinarian from Toulouse in France in 2003. He completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) in 2004. After working in private practice in France, Dr. Bichot returned to Canada where he completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery and a DVSc at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2011. Dr. Bichot has a strong background in anatomy and biomechanics.
During his residency, Dr. Bichot’s research focused on biomechanical evaluation of surgical implants. Dr. Bichot is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. After completing his boards, he worked as a Faculty Surgeon at the OVC (University of Guelph). When not at Murphy Veterinary Surgery Services, Dr. Bichot enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids and his dog, Eco.


Tanya Vickers
Tanya graduated from the Veterinary Techinician program at Seneca College in 1995 and passed her registration exam the same year. She worked in small animal practices until 2006 when she joined the surgical team at the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Referral Hospital. It was there she first met Dr. Murphy and received more specialized training in anaesthetic monitoring and safety
under the supervision of a board certified anesthetist. When not at Murphy Veterinary Surgery Services, she continues to work part time at MOVEH, and on her own time she stays busy with her family that consists of a husband, three children, four dogs, three cats and several reptiles.

Support Staff

Tami Packham
Tami is very passionate about the health and care of dogs. After spending 10 years with Toronto Equine Hospital as a vet assistant and receptionist, Tami made the switch to working with small animals. She has been training dogs for the past 3 years and working in a small animal clinic, both challenging and enjoyable experiences.
Tami is also an avid runner, always trying to keep up to her 3 kids and husband. They share their house with a 7 year old Boston terrier named Indy, and often a foster dog from Boston Terrier Rescue Canada.

Sara Malison

Sara recently graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Biological Sciences. She spent her summers as a student assisting with various swine research projects at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Sara has dedicated her time volunteering at the OVC and various small animal clinics while completing her degree. In addition to working at the clinic, Sara is a pack leader at The Dog Haus in Kitchener. In her free time, Sara is a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan and enjoys curling up with her cat Libby to watch the Jays game.


Linda graduated from Ridgetown College and has been working in the veterinary field for 15 years. She has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of species at the various clinics she has been with. She enjoys meeting the pets and interacting with the people that share their lives. In her spare time, Linda enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband and their 4 legged furry kid – an 11 year old Vizsla named Mac.