Our Veterinarians

Our Highly Qualified Team of Veterinarians

Lead by a team of highly qualified veterinary specialists, Animal Health Partners Toronto Emergency and Specialty Hospital is bringing the world’s best practices of private human healthcare to veterinarian care.

Neurology

Greg Kilburn, DVM, DACVIM

Chief of Staff
Head of Service, Neurology
  • Board-certified Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (2003)
  • Rotating Small Animal Internship, Atlantic Veterinary College (2003-2004)
  • Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Veterinary Neurological Center (2004-2007)
  • Graduated from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) (2007)
  • Edouard Marchal, DVM, DACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Neurology
  • Edouard Marchal graduated from the Ecole National Veterinaire d'Alfort (France) in 2015.
  • He moved to Saint- Hyacinthe (Quebec) for his rotating internship and stayed in Canada for his Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Guelph from 2016 to 2019.
  • He sat for the last part of the ACVIM (Neurology) Examination in June 2020.
  • Edouard decided to continue the Canadian adventure for longer and is delighted to be a member of the Animal Health Partners team and Neurology Service.
  • Alison Little, DVM, Residency trained ACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Neurology
  • Dr. Alison Little graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014.
  • Following graduation, she completed five years of advanced training via a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, a Specialty Neurology Internship at Southeast Veterinary Neurology in Miami, Florida and a Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency at Mississippi State University.
  • Nathan Bernier-Parker, MV

    Veterinary Intern
    Neurology
    Cardiology

    Jonathan Lichtenberger, DVM, MSc, DACVIM

    Head of Service
    Cardiology
  • Graduated from the École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort (France)
  • Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Cardiology section
  • 4-year specialty training residency in Cardiology and MSc in electrophysiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (PEI, Canada)
  • Small animal internship at Oregon State University (USA)
  • Surgery

    Debbie Reynolds, BVSc, DACVS

    Head of Service
    Surgery
  • Graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Specialist in Veterinary Surgery, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
  • 3-year specialty training residency in Surgery at the University of Guelph (Guelph, Canada)
  • Research Fellow at Michigan State University – Stem cell research (USA)
  • Small animal internship at Washington State University (USA)
  • Jefferey Biskup, DVM, DACVS

    Veterinary Specialist
    Surgery
  • Specialist in Veterinary Surgery, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College
  • Rotating internship University of Illinois
  • 3 year surgical residency at the University of Minnesota
  • 5 years as Faculty at the University of Tennessee
  • 2.5 years as Faculty at Oregon State University
  • Lea Mehrkens, DVM, Residency trained ACVS

    Veterinary Specialist
    Surgery
  • Graduated from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Rotating Small Animal Internship at the University of Tennessee
  • Completed Residency in Small Animal Surgery at Oregon State University
  • Board Eligible for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Edward Hart, BVSc

    Veterinary Intern
    Surgery
  • Graduated from Massey University, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Rotating Intern at Veterinary Specialists Auckland, New Zealand
  • Rotating Intern at Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario
  • Anesthesia

    Alicia Skelding, DVM, MSc, DACVA

    Head of Service
    Anesthesia
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
  • 3-year residency in Anesthesia and Analgesia, Ontario Veterinary College
  • 1-year rotating small animal internship at 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital
  • Master of Science degree in dairy genetics, University of Guelph
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Bachelor of Science degree, University of Guelph
  • Rodrigo Alguilera, DVM, Residency trained ACVA

    Veterinary Specialist
    Anesthesia
    Internal Medicine

    Shannon Westgarth, DVM, DACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Internal Medicine
  • Bachelor of science (honours) from Queen’s University - 2007
  • Doctor of veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College – 2011
  • Rotating internship at the Ontario Veterinary College 2011-2012
  • Internal medicine residency at the Ontario Veterinary College 2012-2015
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science degree from the Ontario Veterinary College 2015
  • Board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine) 2015
  • Lydia Pan, BVM, MVS, Residency trained ACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Internal Medicine
  • National Taiwan University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007
  • Master's degree in Veterinary Studies in 2012 from Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.
  • Lydia moved to North America in 2014 and completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at North Carolina State University from 2014 to 2015
  • Completed her Small Animal Internal Medicine resident program at Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island in 2018
  • Hailey MacDonald, DVM

    Veterinary Intern
    Internal Medicine
  • Originally from Winchester, Ontario and has been working in veterinary clinics since the age of 14.
  • Completed her undergraduate and veterinary studies at the University of Guelph and Ontario Veterinary College
  • Her first year in practice was spent in both emergency medicine (Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario), and general practice (Perth, Ontario)
  • Moved to Toronto to continue in general practice.
  • In addition to internal medicine, Hailey has a particular interest in feline medicine and surgery.
  • Oncology

    Jérôme Gagnon, DVM, DACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Oncology
  • Originally from Quebec, Dr. Gagnon graduated as a DVM from the University of Montreal in 2005.
  • Completed a Medical Oncology Residency at Michigan State University
  • Practiced as a Medical Oncologist for 8 years in the United States.
  • Most recently served as an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Critical Care

    Dawn Crandell, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC

    Co-Head of Service
    Intensive Care Unit
  • Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) from Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
  • 3-year residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Ontario Veterinary College Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Guelph, ON)
  • 1-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, PEI)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
  • Judy Brown, DVM, MSc, DACVECC

    Co-Head of Service
    Intensive Care Unit
  • Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC)
  • Masters of Science (MSc) from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
  • 3-year residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Ontario Veterinary College Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • 1-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Animal Medical Center (New York, NY)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
  • Michelle Coady, DVM, DACVECC

    Veterinary Specialist
    Intensive Care Unit
  • Specialist in Emergency & Critical Care, Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine (with clinical training at the University of Minnesota)
  • 3-year Residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1-year Small Animal Rotating Internship at Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre (Calgary, AB)
  • Alice Bennett, BVSc, DACVECC

    Veterinary Specialist
    Intensive Care Unit
  • Specialist in Emergency & Critical Care, Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Most recently an Assistant Professor in Emergency and Critical Care at University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • 3-year Residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2-year Residency in Emergency and Critical Care at University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital, Werribee, Australia
  • Emergency

    Barbara Bryer, DVM

    Head of Service
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Fear-Free training certified
  • Laura Tindal, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from McGill University
  • Small-animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto
  • Fear-Free training certified
  • Julia Cecchini, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph
  • Small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto
  • Courtney Murray, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Former rotating intern at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Toronto
  • 4 years practicing emergency medicine
  • Caroline Gregg, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine - Graduated with honours from Ontario Veterinary College in 2015
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology) - Graduated with honours from University of Guelph in 2011
  • Practicing emergency medicine in large referral hospitals across the GTA for the past 3 years
  • Sangsoo (Daniel) Kim, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - VSES, Rochester NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph ON
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Science - University of Guelph, Guelph ON
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science - University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON
  • Blair Rainey, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Katherine Moffitt, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • - Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph
  • Fear-Free training certified
  • Jaclyn Goldmacher, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Arianne Archee, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph Ontario
  • Bachelor of science from McMaster University
  • Small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services in Rochester, New York
  • Fear-Free training certified
  • RECOVER CPR certified in basic and advanced life support
  • Rajdeep Multani, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
    Leadership

    Scott Woodrow

    Head of Innovation
    Hospital Leadership
  • Over 20 years of international commercialization experience
  • Founder and Inventor of software company in data acquisition and informatics for mental health
  • International Board of Governors Member, Technion Institute, Israel (2013-2016)
  • Alan Norris, DVM, DACVIM

    Director of Veterinary Medicine - Emeritus
    Hospital Leadership
  • Internal Medicine professional for over 40 years
  • Board Certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist, ACVIM
  • Founder of Internal Medicine and Oncology Services, Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Toronto
  • Former Partner Veterinary Referral Clinic of Mississauga. Deep expertise in oncology, blood disorders, respiratory disorders, nephrology and gastroenterology
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