Our COVID Team

Dr. Jenny

Dr.  Jenny always knew she wanted to be a vet after growing up on a farm in the West of Ireland. That focus made her the Veterinarian that she is today. She qualified from University College Dublin in 2008 and after working in the UK for a number of years in a very busy companion animal hospital she returned to Dublin and worked as head vet for over 8 years in a city center clinic there. Throughout that time she has developed a strong interest in soft tissue surgery in which she has received some certifications and brings additional expertise to our team – she cannot wait to meet all your fur babies!!
In her spare time Jenny has two adventurous little boys who keep her on her toes.

Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim is devoted to the well-being of your pets by making every effort along with her experience, knowledge, and energy. Dr Kim graduated from veterinary school in 2013. She held a residency in the department of anatomic pathology at Purdue University. At this time she had opportunities to work closely with many board-certified clinical specialists, which strengthened her clinical knowledge and skills. She also worked as team all the time with students, faculties, and colleague residents. She worked as an associate veterinarian for 1 year in 2016-2017 in Seoul, South Korea. This was at a busy intensive care facility where she focused on small animal medicine and learned techniques including ultrasound, endoscopy, and emergency care along with skills in dealing with a diverse clientele, particularly in emotional situations. after moving to Toronto Dr. Kim worked at a busy  24 hr clinic before joining our team in 2018.

Dr. Mayra

Dr. Mayra

Mayra realized that she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl and her family then adopted their first puppy.

Many years later Mayra fulfilled her life’s dream and  obtained her veterinary diploma from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. During her schooling Mayra  had the opportunity to perform rotative practices for six months  in two different University veterinary hospitals in Spain: USC and UAB. Mayra also  worked in a private practice in Madrid. All of these experiences gave Mayra a wealth of veterinary knowledge and skills. Then, Mayra continued her studies  in UNAM where she attained accomplished  a two year specialty in dog and cat medicine and surgery. Upon conclusion of this training Mayra started a  veterinary clinic in Mexico City which she owned, managed and practiced at for the last 6 years. During this time, Mayra managed to  earn a one year diploma course in Veterinary Hospital Administration and Marketing.

Mayra always has had an interest in dentistry, dermatology, and internal medicine.

Mayra loves exercising, cooking and reading in her spare time as well as spending time with her two cats Mini and Reina Sofia and a small Pomeranian named Laika.

 

Dr. Kit

Dr. Kit grew up in the Cabbagetown area of Toronto and developed an interest in animals by visiting the Old Riverdale Zoo as a child. Dr. Kit attended the University of Guelph and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. After practicing small and exotic animal medicine in Scarborough for many years he joined Bay Cat and Dog Hospital in May 2007 as a relief veterinarian ( locum). He picks and chooses his shifts with us ( I know many of you wish he was working more :-) ). This allows Dr. Kit flexibility to help other clinics if he chooses. It also gives him plenty of time to devote to his many different pets, from his beloved pomeranian “Tasha” and his cat “Bunny” (that he adopted through Bay Cats Adoption Program) to tropical frogs and tarantulas. In his spare time Kit likes to read, cook and spend time with his family.

 

Dr. Gaby

Dr. Gaby founded  Bay Cat Hospital  in Toronto in 1993.  She grew up in a family surrounded with pets! Dr. Gaby’s family still incudes 4 cats, 3 dogs and 2 show horses. All these pets gave her so much more insight, insight beyond the traditional text books and allowed her to help her clients so much more.

Since graduating with Honors from the Ontario Veterinary College she has dedicated her life to her veterinary career and also to helping and rescuing abandoned or abused cats and dogs. Following her graduation, she involved herself in other practices, working with many doctors in order to gain the insight and valuable experiences she puts to use every day. In 1993, she opened Bay Cat Hospital, as she had become aware of the demand for a special haven catering specifically to cats. Several years later due to the overwhelming requests by her loyal clients and others, she opened a separate facility, Bay Dog Hospital, exclusively for dogs! Her unmatched passion and love for animals shows also in the personal time and money she had invested (and will continue to personally provide) into adopting out unwanted or previously abused cats and kittens and helping cat rescues. You can follow her rescues on her Instagram page Dr_Gaby_rescues_cats .  And although rescuing can no longer be continued through the hospital Dr. Gaby has established  her new non profit organization Gaby’s Rescue Promise Association which her personal funds as well as any donations received will help animals in need.

Dr. Gaby is a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian(CFV). She is  a lifetime member of the Veterinary Dental Academy. As well she holds memberships in the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

 

Sarah

Sarah is the newest  team member and in the brief time that Sarah has been with us she has been promoted to MANAGER. Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in customer service and veterinary medicine.  As a veterinarian Sarah spent 2 years  in the Small Animal Clinic of the Federal University of Goias in Brazil as well as 2 years in the Large Animal Clinic.  Sarah also earned a MSc. in Food and Technology.  She also was an assistant professor for the Veterinary Nutrition and Chemistry Graduation program at the same University. She supervised diverse teams of students in laboratory analysis.   As well as being our new manager you will see Sarah assisting the veterinarians help your pets.

Sam

SamSam has been on the Bay Cat and Dog Hospital cat and dog loving team since August 2007. She helps as our head receptionist, veterinary technical assistant and animal care attendant.  With previous experience working at a local shelter she knows how to deal with most anything that presents itself to us. Sam so enjoys the care she is able to give to our client’s pets and our clients.  She has three cats of her own, “Morgan, Nermal and Jack”, all of whom she adopted from the us.

Liz

In Liz’s own words: “Self proclaimed crazy cat lady. I’ve always been around animals since I was a child, from “creepy crawlies” to cows.
I am momma to 4 unique little kitties (Oscar, Boo, Fox, Kiddo) and 1 hyper hellhound (Ripley).  All of my children have been adopted out of bad situations or given to me by friends. I firmly believe in Adopt don’t shop!

When I’m not at my home away from home (Bay Cat & Dog) you can find me taking advantage of the outdoors by immersing myself in nature. My hobbies include archery, fishing, and obsessing over my fur babies. I have a passion for wildlife and creatures of all shapes and sizes. I cant express how much I love having the opportunity to make a real difference for pet owners like myself, by working alongside some of the most caring people.

I plan to further educate myself in understanding more about our four legged friends and by going above and beyond to dedicate my time to caring for every fur or furless child that walks into Bay Cat and Dog Hospital as if they were my own. 💜💚😸”

Liz is now also  a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional (CFVP). She also is Dr. Gaby’s right hand woman with finding her rescues their furever homes.

Heather

Heather began as a volunteer at the hospital in 2014.  She soon became part  of the team, at first juggling two jobs just to be around your pets.  You will have undoubtedly met Heather helping you at reception but that is not where her talents end. She  also helps the veterinarians with treatments and diagnostics as a veterinary assistant. Heather always finds time to  cuddle your pets (our patients) and Dr. Gaby’s rescue cats. She provides that feeling of home to your pets while they are staying with us. Heather  has earned her  Certification as  a Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional (CFVP) and  a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Advocate (CFVA). In her spare time Heather especially loves to cook, explore the city and to  attend to her cats’ every need. Heather also likes to keep up with AAFP webinars.

Halle

Halle has been with us for years.  She first started coming in as a client with her kitty and her parents. Now she is working with us and helping us love up your pets on the weekends and full time in her summers. She is going to university full time and is hoping to become a veterinarian!

Kendra

Kendra is part of our customer service team. She loves all animals and has a trouble making kitty named Mira and two pet Rats that are incredibly funny, smart and friendly. Kendra is also a professional cellist performing in many concerts and private events . She also keeps busy teaching many aspiring cellists.

Hank : Honorary Goodwill Ambassador of the Dog Hospital

Hank’s job  was that of being the head of the city’s friendliest welcoming committee. He was yet another of Dr. Gaby’s rescued pets. He was from a puppy mill in Quebec rescued by James McLean at Toronto Animal services. James has been the source of all of Dr. Gaby’s  current 4 dogs including  Rocky, Harry and Tilda. Her 5 cats are unemployed and  stay cuddled up at home guarding the house.

Princess the Fish Current Goodwill Ambassador

Princess is continuing the 30 year legacy of having a fish greeter in the Hospital. The cats REALLY love her but dogs do as well. We used to have more fish together but Princess likes to swim solo ( she would nibble at at any room mates we added). Maybe we should  try again!  We are sad she has no friends over the weekend but she is kept busy during the week!