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 most of 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. Having grown up in a family that surrounded itself with animals, Dr.Gaby’s family incudes 5 cats, 4 dogs and 3 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 Cornell Feline Health Center, the American Association of Feline Practioners and the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Jessica has joined our team of Doctors. She brings with her a wealth of experience and we are all thrilled to have her with us!
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. Dr. Kit has had 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. Erin always knew she wanted to become a veterinarian, having grown up with a lot of pets, including cats, rats, fish and dogs. She volunteered at humane societies and veterinary clinics until she obtained her Honours BSc degree fromMcMaster University in 2008. She then graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012. Dr. Erin began practicing at a companion animal clinic west of Toronto0 before joining the Bay Cat and Dog Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sports, cooking, travelling and spending time with her two cats (Layla and Scout) and German Shepherd (Ruari). She is also a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and had volutneered with the Community Veterinary Outreach program.
Elaine has managed the hospital for the past 15 years. She 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 29 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 has a rottweiler puppy named Lilly and two Siamese cats named Sylvia and Wizard. During her spare time Elaine enjoys renovating, gardening and spending time up at the cottage.
Sam 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, “Bonzai, Nermal and Jack”, all of whom she adopted from the us. She also loves her rescued lizard and two rabbits.
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 7yr old Jack RussellX named “Oreo” , an 8yr old kitty named “Abbey”, a 3yr old Lab/DaneX named “Leo” and a 3yr old cat named “Sam” who she adopted from the our adoption program.
Dianne volunteers as an animal care provider and assists the veterinarians at our hospital. She brings with her many years of experience from the animal care industry and shares her home with 3 rescued cats – Hunter17, Charlie 13 and Christodouli 3 years of age. Dianne works hard to help stray or abused animals. She is the founder of Tails from Greece Rescue, a Canadian-registered charity which re-homes stray dogs and ctas from Greece.
Heather and her sister were clients of ours. Heather loved the clinic so much that she inquired about dedicating her time to pets and their people. She worked part time initially while she finished off her previous contract in a completely different type of work and now we are happy to have her bubbly personality with us full time!!!!
Halle has been with us for years. She first started coming in with her kitty and her parents and now she is working with us and helping us love up your pets on the weekends. She is going to high school full time and is hoping to become a veterinarian!
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.