Dr. Henry Ceelen
Henry was born and raised on a dairy farm near the town of Hallville in Dundas County. During his formative years, Henry was an avid 4-H member and participated in multiple 4-H clubs each year. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1981 and joined the mixed animal practice of Dr. John Henry in Kemptville. In 1985, Dr. Ceelen assumed ownership of the practice and in 2009, amalgamated the large animal portion of the practice with that of Prescott Animal Hospital to form Rideau-St. Lawrence Veterinary Services.
Dr. Ceelen is the Past President of the Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners, as well as a Past President of the Central Canada Veterinary Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.
Henry enjoys providing veterinary care to all species of animals including dogs, cats and horses, but his passion has always been for dairy cattle. He was one of the first graduates of the Dairy Health Management Certificate Program hosted by OVC. This program revolutionized dairy veterinary practice by emphasizing preventative animal care in contrast to a treatment and emergency care model. Henry strives to improve the performance and welfare of his cattle patients through preventative medicine, nutrition, and facility and housing design. Dr. Ceelen lives outside Kemptville and enjoys maintaining, improving and caring for his property. He enjoys sports of all kinds, but hockey and golf especially.