Our Team

Dr. Gaby


Dr. Gaby is the owner of the Bay Cat Hospital and the Bay Dog Hospital in Toronto. Since graduating with Honors from the Ontario Veterinary College she has dedicated her life to her veterinary career. 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! Dr. Gaby also performs house calls when time permits. Her love for animals shows also in the time and money invested into adopting out unwanted or previously abused cats and kittens and helping cat rescues ( you can follow them on Face Book Bay Cat Hospital Community and on Instagram baycathospital). Having grown up in a family that surrounded itself with animals, Dr.Gaby’s family incudes 4 cats, 3 dogs and 2 show horses. All these pets give her so much more insight, insight beyond the traditional text books and allows her to help her clients so much more. She is a member of the Veterinary Dental Academy, the American Association of Feline Practioners, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology.

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. Hailey

     Dr. Hailey began working in clinics at the age of 14 in her hometown in Eastern Ontario. She attended the University of Guelph where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology, then her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Ontario Veterinary College from which she graduated in 2018. Hailey has worked in both general practice and emergency medicine and is currently pursuing her Diplomate in Feline Medicine and Surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

     In the clinic, Hailey has particular interests in feline internal medicine and surgery, as well as pain management and dentistry. Outside of the clinic, Hailey enjoys dance and spending time with her horse, Rosie, and her cats, Mickey and Delilah.

Dr. Jenny

Dr.  Jenny always knew she wanted to be a vet after growing up on a farm in the West of Ireland. 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 centre clinic there.Throughout that time she has developed a strong interest in soft tissue surgery 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. Jess

Dr. Jess grew up in Toronto, though her studies and love of travel have taken all over the world. After graduating with an Honors Degree in Biology from The University of Western Ontario in 2007, Dr. Jess spent the next two years traveling and working in different countries. In 2011,  she competed a Masters of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh. Her love of animals, helping people, and scientific problem solving brought her to the University of Glasgow Veterinary School. Upon graduation in 2018, she returned to her hometown of Toronto to complete a challenging Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic. She continues to work there as an Emergency Veterinarian. Dr. Jess has a mini Golden Doodle named Millie, and hopes to expand her animal family with a few cats, and hopefully one day maybe even a pet goat and pig!

Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim studied Veterinary Medicine In Korea. After spending several years working in private practice in her home country she travelled to the United States and continued further education in a University setting which she joined many specialists in the day to day practice. She is hoping to make  Toronto her young daughter’s, her Schnauzer puppy  and her permanent home so stay tuned! Dr. Kim has been here in Toronto since 2017.


ElaineElaine graduated with Honours from Sheridan College’s animal care program in 1982 and obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)  status in 1994. Elaine had a small grooming business for several years, and worked at an Emergency Hospital part time for 5 years. In total Elaine has over 30 years experience in veterinary practices in the Toronto area.

Elaine is a member of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, and attends continuing education courses on a regular basis to remain current on the latest trends in veterinary care.

Elaine shares her life wife a big mastiff cross Ruby  and her kitty Persia who was one of our rescues. During her spare time Elaine enjoys  renovating, gardening and spending time up at the cottage.


SamSam has been on the Bay Cat and Dog Hospital cat and dog loving team since August 2007. She helps as our 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. She also loves her rescued lizard.


Stephanie has been on the Bay Cat and Dog Hospital team since October 2007. Stephanie can handle any task presented to her. She helps our clients at the front desk as our Receptionist and helps the veterinarians and the patients in the hospital as the veterinary assistant and technician.  Stephanie studied Animal Care at college and has been working in the animal care field for over 10 years.  She loves being with the animals and shares her life with a sweet  Lab/DaneX named “Leo”  and a cat named “Sam” who she adopted from the our adoption program.


Tamika is our technician and also excels in animal nutrition.Tamika joined our team in 2019. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. Tamika has strong beliefs in preventative medicine and oral care. We are excited to have her on our fabulous team. Tamika enjoys hiking, painting, and running. Roxie and Luther are her two fur babies.


Heather has been with us for years now. She helps us with customer relations at reception and also helps the veterinarians with treatments and diagnostics. She is also cares to ( Including cuddles) our patients and our rescue cats non stop.


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!


Gracyn is a recent Graduate from Seneca College’s  Veterinary Technician Program. She is excited to meet you all and to cuddle your pets.

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.