Our Team

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.

Animal Health Partners GREG KILBURN

Greg Kilburn, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

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)
  • Animal Health Partners EDOUARD MARCHAL

    Edouard Marchal, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

    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.
  • 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.
  • Board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Animal Health Partners ALISON LITTLE

    Alison Little, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

    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.
  • Board-certified Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Animal Health Partners  GUILLAUME MALLET

    Guillaume Mallet, DVM

    Veterinary Intern
    Neurology
  • Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon (France) in 2017
  • Completed his my small animal rotating internship at the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon (France) in 2017-2018
  • Worked then as a general practitioner in the referral center "Massilia" in Marseille (France) from 2018 to 2020
  • Moved to Canada to do his specialty neurology internship at the Centre DMV in Montreal in 2020-2021 and is continuing his Canadian adventure with AHP in Toronto.
  • Animal Health Partners  JIAVEN MUSSAFEER

    Jiaven (Jiavendrasingh) Mussafeer, DVM

    Veterinary Intern
    Neurology
  • Originally from Mauritius, Completed his veterinary degree at University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia) in 2015
  • Worked as an ER veterinarian in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) for 3 years
  • Completed his small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Currently pursuing his passion in the field of neurology /neurosurgery with AHP in Toronto
  • Animal Health Partners JONATHAN LICHTENBERGER

    Jonathan Lichtenberger, DVM, MSc, DACVIM (Cardiology)

    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)
  • Animal Health Partners KARI KURTZ

    Kari Kurtz, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

    Veterinary Specialist
    Cardiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Michigan State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University
  • 1-year Rotating Internship at North Carolina State University
  • 3-year Cardiology Residency at North Carolina State University
  • Board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Practiced as a Veterinary Cardiologist for two years in Chicago, Illinois
  • Animal Health Partners CHARLOTTE DONNAN

    Charlotte Donnan, DVM

    Veterinary Intern
    Cardiology
  • Originally from the suburbs of Seattle, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Animal Biology from the University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University (USA)
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship at Oregon State University (USA)
  • Animal Health Partners DEBBIE REYNOLDS

    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)
  • Animal Health Partners JEFFEREY BISKUP

    Jeffery 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
  • Animal Health Partners LEA MEHRKENS

    Lea Mehrkens, DVM, DACVS

    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
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal
  • Animal Health Partners SOHEE BAE

    Sohee Bae, DVM, MS

    Veterinary Intern
    Surgery
  • Graduated from College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University (Korea)
  • Completed master's degree combined with surgical training program at Seoul National University (Korea)
  • Completed small animal rotating internship and surgical internship at Oregon State University (USA)
  • Animal Health Partners ALICIA SKELDING

    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
  • Animal Health Partners RODRIGO AGUILERA

    Rodrigo Aguilera, DVM, Residency trained ACVA

    Veterinary Specialist
    Anesthesia
    Animal Health Partners ALEX FOCKEN

    Alex Focken, DVM

    Veterinary Intern
    Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • 1 year Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Animal Biology, University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
  • Animal Health Partners SHANNON WESTGARTH

    Shannon Westgarth, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

    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
  • Animal Health Partners ASHLEY GOLD

    Ashley Gold, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

    Veterinary Specialist
    Internal Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Western Ontario
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College
  • 1-year Rotating Internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York City
  • 3-year Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University
  • Board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2016)
  • 5 years practicing as a Veterinary Internist in Chicago, Illinois
  • Animal Health Partners HAILEY MACDONALD

    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.
  • Animal Health Partners ANNE ARSENAULT

    Anne Arsenault, DVM

    Veterinary Intern
    Internal Medicine
  • Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Dalhousie University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College
  • First year in practice as a small animal general practitioner
  • 1-year specialty internship in Internal Medicine at Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Animal Health Partners JEROME GAGNON

    Jérôme Gagnon, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

    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.
  • Animal Health Partners DAWN CRANDELL

    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)
  • Animal Health Partners JUDY BROWN

    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)
  • Animal Health Partners MICHELLE COADY

    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)
  • Animal Health Partners ALICE BENNETT

    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
  • Animal Health Partners BARBARA BRYER

    Barbara Bryer, DVM

    Head of Service
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Fear-Free training certified
  • Animal Health Partners LAURA TINDAL

    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
  • Animal Health Partners JULIA CECCHINI

    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
  • Animal Health Partners COURTNEY MURRAY

    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
  • Animal Health Partners CAROLINE GREGG

    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
  • Animal Health Partners BLAIR RAINEY

    Blair Rainey, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Animal Health Partners KATHERINE MOFFITT

    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
  • Animal Health Partners JACLYN GOLDMACHER

    Jaclyn Goldmacher, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Emergency Medicine
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario
  • Animal Health Partners ARIANNE ARCHEE

    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
  • Animal Health Partners SCOTT WOODROW

    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)
  • Animal Health Partners GREG KILBURN

    Greg Kilburn, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

    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)
  • Animal Health Partners STEVE SCHADE

    Steve Schade

    Operations Director
    Hospital Leadership
  • Has managed veterinary practices in Canada and the USA since 2015
  • Served as NASA's Gilruth Center Operations Manager at the Johnson Space Center from 2011 - 2015
  • Studied at the University of Central Florida, University of Colorado at Denver, and University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Animal Health Partners ALAN NORRIS

    Alan Norris, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

    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