After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1972, Dr. Sanderson began practicing as an associate veterinarian in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  After moving to Port Hope in 1973 he established Port Hope’s first full-time companion animal and equine practice.

Bob has extensive corporate experience in the animal health industry, having held senior positions at the Mars Corporation (the world’s leading authority on pet care and nutrition), and IDEXX Laboratories (Canada’s largest veterinary diagnostic company).

First elected in 1979, Bob served on Port Hope Council during the historic flood in 1980. A long-time advocate of heritage preservation, Bob received a Heritage Award for his restoration of the Little Bluestone (circa 1834) on King Street and still maintains residence in the historic building.

Bob is the owner/operator of several Port Hope dining and accommodation establishments. His daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons also live in Port Hope.     

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Mayor Bob Sanderson