Dr. Alvin Cameron was born and raised in Ottawa, graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1966, and emigrating as a newly married couple, with his wife Carol, to a veterinary practice in Chicago, the goal being to pay off his school loans. By 1970, although now a full partner, but homesick, he realized it was time to return to Canada.
After a brief stint practising as a locum in Thornhill, he and Carol opened the Maple Veterinary Office, his focus for the next 17 years. In 1989, a need to be closer to family led him back to Ottawa, initially intended as a semi-retirement. However, after practising again as a locum veterinarian at several practices in the area, he again decided to establish his own animal hospital, opening on December 4, 1992 as The Westboro Animal Hospital.
Dr. Alvin Cameron is still very much involved in clinic decisions including the recent expansions, but has largely passed the day to day torch to his son Dr. Ian Cameron.
Dr. Alvin Cameron and his wife Carol enjoy collecting and furnishing with Canadian country Antiques, Folk Art and early quilts. They also spend time vegetable gardening, keeping bees, Supporting environmental programs, and enjoying classical baroque and blues music. They have an Airedale Terrier named Lucie, and a diabetic feline rescue named Tom-tom.