The team at Bay Regional Veterinary Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.


Dr. Linda Hack

lindaDr. Linda Hack graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1987. After practicing mixed animal medicine and surgery in the Owen Sound area for two years, she moved to Belleville with her husband, Dr. Ron Herron, a large animal practitioner, presently at the Bay of Quinte Veterinary Services. Dr. Hack started working at the Bay Regional Veterinary Hospital in 1989 and purchased the clinic with Dr. Naomi Scromeda in 2000.

Dr. Hack has developed a special interest and passion for Veterinary Dentistry. She has undertaken many hours of continuing education including dental radiology courses in order to provide specialized dental services.

Dr. Hack and her husband have two daughters Emma and Katharine who are currently attending university. In her spare time Dr. Hack enjoys playing tennis, kickboxing and travelling. Her two red standard poodles Lucy and Simon may sometimes be seen happily greeting visitors to the clinic.

Dr. Naomi Scromeda

NaomiNaomi left Vancouver Island after high school and attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon graduating in 1986. She moved to Belleville in 1986 and practiced at Coleman Veterinary Hospital where she developed a special interest in surgery and pain management. After providing locum and emergency practice coverage for busy clinics in Trenton, Belleville, Picton, Peterborough and Kingston, Naomi purchased Bay Regional Veterinary Hospital with Dr. Linda Hack in 2000. She is actively involved in the community as a board member of the Quinte District Veterinary Association and is a director of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association. She is a contributing member of the IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management) and the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners).

Naomi enjoys spending time with her two horses Jobe and Merit, competing in dressage and hunter/jumper shows. Other interests include hiking, skiing and biking. She shares her interests (except for the horses) with her husband Doug and her daughter Alia who is currently attending medical school at Queen’s University. Naomi and Doug live under the supervision of their three cats; Java Bean, Meeka and Tango.


Veterinary Technicians

Marlena Mackenzie

marleneMarlena graduated from KVL – The Royal Veterinary College in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2000 she moved to Belleville with her family and has been working at the Bay Regional Veterinary Hospital since 2002.

Marlena assists with surgeries as well as patient care. She also manages our diagnostic laboratory.

When not at work, Marlena is busy with her three sons. Her household also includes a 2 dogs, 3 cats, one budgie and 2 goldfish.

Amanda Bird


Amanda is a registered veterinary technician, graduating from the St. Lawrence Veterinary Technician program in 2012.

She grew up on a farm in Wooler and loves all creatures big and small. Amanda enjoys spending time with her boyfriend David, her two dogs Reiker and Emma, her cat Silly and her four horses: Belle, Spanky, Noco and Mika.

Client Care Specialists


April first came to Bay Regional Veterinary Hospital as a high school co-op student and has remained as part of our team for 19 years.

You will most often see April on the front lines of the hospital helping clients and making sure the office is running smoothly. April enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, gardening, walking with her dogs, Lewis and Glen. She also has two cats, Myrtle and Foster, who are the real masters of the house.

Clinic Cat


rogerRoger, the orange tabby cat is our newest clinic addition. He was in need of a home shortly after our loss of Caramel. When you meet Roger you will notice he wears an invisible fence collar. This is to prevent him from helping himself to bags of pet food and to keep him safely indoors. He loves to greet all clients. He will peek into your cat carrier and play with your dog.

Roger has a very naughty and mischievous nature to him. Don’t let his cute little face fool you! He enjoys ripping apart paper towels or toilet paper, drinking out of the toilet, pestering the finches, ambushing Kelly and Jen, as well as stealing and eating any goodies we have brought for our lunch. Roger does have his loving, cuddly moments where he purrs and rubs, especially when he is hungry!

He has developed some close friendships with some frequent visiting pets, especially Ginger. Roger is learning the ways of being a clinic cat but one thing is for sure he gives us a good laugh each and every day!