Veterinarians

Dr. Renu Peterson
Dr. Renu Peterson
Team member since 2015 - Veterinarian (part-time)
Hello, I’m Dr. Peterson! I hail from Trinidad and Tobago. My interest in veterinary medicine began while volunteering as a teenager with my aunt and uncle, who are both veterinarians in Florida. I graduated from the University of the West Indies with a degree in Biology and Environmental and Natural Resources Management
Dr. Melissa Weir
Dr. Melissa Weir
Team member since 2020 - Veterinarian
Hello, I’m Dr. Weir! I was born and raised in Calgary, AB. I always wanted cats and dogs but had to wait until I was an adult due to my parent’s allergies (and I wasn’t allowed a snake)! Initially wanting to go into human medicine, I completed my B.Sc. in Exercise and Health Physiology (Kinesiology) at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Maria Pilar Villanueva Caro
Dr. Maria Pilar Villanueva Caro
Team member since 2017 - Veterinarian
¡ahora ofrecemos servicios en español! I’m Dr. Pilar! I was raised on a farm in Patagonia, Chile, and have always been in contact with animals. Growing up in this environment allowed me to develop a passion for science, environmentalism, medicine and animal welfare.
Dr. Elva Ma
Dr. Elva Ma
Team member since 2011 - Veterinarian, Medical Director
  Hello! I’m Dr. Ma. Having had a lifelong passion for animals, my desire to become a veterinarian began at the tender age of 5. As a child, I was only allowed to have very small pets of my own, such as hamsters and goldfish. Over the years, I somehow convinced my parents to expand my care network to a variety of other small mammals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. Needless to say, from there on I was hooked.

Managers

Mari
Mari
Team member since 2019 - Senior Groomer, Boutique & Grooming Manager
Hello! My name is Mari and I am the grooming and boutique manager at Wellesley Animal Hospital. I have 12 years of experience as a professional dog groomer as well as a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from York University. My mother is also a dog groomer and she’s taught me everything from dog behaviour to nailing the perfect Schnauzer cut from a young age.
Jen B
Jen B
Team member since 2014 - RVT, Practice Manager
Hi! My name is Jen, but many people call me JB. I grew up on a farm a few hours away before finishing college and coming to Toronto in 2006. I then spent 4 years working at a pet supply store while running my own dog walking business.

Registered Veterinary Technicians – RVT

Selene
Selene
Team member since 2017 - Registered Veterinary Technician
Hello, I’m Selene! I started at Wellesley as a placement student in 2017 before signing on and working with this awesome team, who supported me into becoming a RVT. Like many others in this field, I was surrounded with love from all sorts of animals as a child.
Kristen
Kristen
Team member since 2017 - Lead Registered Veterinary Technician
Hello! My name is Kristen, but everyone calls me Kris. I grew up in a large family of seven kids, and even more pets consisting of birds, snakes, cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, ferrets, and even a scorpion!

Client Services Representatives – CSR

Carissa
Carissa
Team member since 2018 - Veterinary Assistant
Hello, my name is Carissa and I am from Hong Kong! I’ve lived in Toronto since grade 9 and just graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Animal Physiology & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I have always been interested in animal welfare and have a passion for helping animals.
Kirstyn
Kirstyn
Team member since 2017 - Lead Client Services Representative
Hello, my name is Kirstyn! I’m one of the animal health advocates here at Wellesley, joining the team in mid 2017. I graduated with a BA in Psychology in 2014, and began my journey to find a meaningful career where I could help people.

Animal Care Ambassadors – ACA

Johnathan
Johnathan
Team member since 2019 - Animal Care Ambassador
Hello, my name is Johnathan, and I am an Animal Care Ambassador here at Wellesley Animal Hospital. I have spent most of my life having both dogs and cats and I have had a love for animals since I was a young boy. I would be the one socializing with the animal at a party!
Emily
Emily
Team member since 2019 - Animal Care Ambassador
Hello! My name is Emily. I grew up in Sydney, Australia, and have always had animals in my life, spending most weekends at horse stables and dog walking for neighbours. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to become a veterinarian.
Samantha
Samantha
Team member since 2019 - Animal Care Ambassador
Hi there I’m Samantha! I’m one of the Animal Care Ambassadors here! I just joined the Wellesley Animal Hospital family at the end of 2019 and already cannot wait to see what this new decade has in store for us! I’ve worked in the pet industry since my very first job at a petstore back in Montreal.
Solara (Sunny)
Solara (Sunny)
Team member since 2019 - Lead Animal Care Ambassador
I started at Wellesley back in 2017 as a co-op student and am now one of the Animal Care Ambassadors. I grew up all across Canada, mainly on farms, so I’ve known since I was around 4 years old that I wanted to work with animals.

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