Dr. Elva Ma
Dr. Ma was born in Vancouver, B.C., but moved to the Toronto area at the age of 1 and has lived there ever since. Having had a lifelong passion for animals, her desire to become a veterinarian grew at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Toronto, followed by a Masters degree in Biology at Queen’s University, studying hamster behavior and reproduction. In 2008, she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Her professional interests include surgery, dentistry, animal behavior, and small mammal medicine. Dr. Ma currently lives in midtown Toronto with her husband Scott, daughter Hazel, and Finnigan, her sweet and loving feline. When not at the clinic, she spends her time listening to music, singing karaoke, bike riding, and chasing after her energetic toddler. She also loves exploring the city and is always in search of the next hiking trail or hidden gem to share with her family.
Dr. Jonathan Odebralski
Dr. Jon is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. He spent his first few years practicing in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. He then worked in Atlanta, Georgia before recently moving up to Toronto. He primarily works with cats and dogs, but has a keen interest in conservation and wildlife medicine along with how they pertain to public health. To keep these interests active he loves to volunteer with the head veterinarian (and one of his mentors) at the Buffalo Zoo when time permits.
Dr. Jon was recently married to his wife Samantha. They now live in Toronto with their dog Abbey. They love the outdoors and enjoy taking Abbey for hikes in Algonquin Park whenever possible! Abbey is a perfect companion, never complaining when he stops to take photos.
Dr. Benita Suen
We are very excited to announce that Dr. Benita Suen has joined our team! Dr. Suen was born in Toronto, but spent half her life in Hong Kong before returning to Canada to pursue both her undergraduate and veterinary degree at the University of Guelph. She currently resides in Scarborough with her relatives and her pesky bunny, Batman. Outside of Veterinary medicine, she spends her time hiking, going to the gym and doing muay thai. She loves to travel and will spend sporadic getaway weekends exploring neighbouring cities and towns.
Jen B, RVT
Practice Manager, Registered Veterinary Technician
Jen has been surrounded by animals her whole life and has a wealth of experience with both large and small. She grew up on a farm in Northumberland county, where she was a horseback rider for 10 years and helped raise nearly every animal you can think of! She moved to Toronto shortly after college, and being unable to take the farm with her, longed to fulfill her passion for animals. A Wildlife Rehabilitation course in 2010 ignited her interest in medicine and soon after she returned to school for Veterinary Technician and graduated with honours in the spring of 2013. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician with the OAVT shortly thereafter and has since been working in small animal practice and loving every minute of it! Her professional interests include dentistry, cytology and nutrition. Often behind the scenes at Wellesley, she loves every opportunity she gets to help animals and their owners! Jen spends her free time reading, playing video games, doing puzzles, cooking, and hanging out with her saucy calico cat named Frost.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Ben is the newest technician to join our clinic. A native to Toronto, he’s been with animals as early as he can remember. After he finished his secondary education, he knew he wanted to work with animals. He discovered the wonderful world of Veterinary Technician and has loved every bit of it since. Graduating in early 2016, Ben has now found his place with us! Ben lives in a crazy zoo consisting of 2 cats, Max and Juno, and 2 dogs, a German Shepherd named Oscar and a Shepherd mix named Spencer. When not working, he spends his time watching movies, playing video games, and relaxing in the good company of his friends and family.
Lead Client Services Representative
Jen has always had a passion for working with animals. After volunteering at an animal hospital when she was just 18 years old, she knew that she had found her calling.
She has since had the chance to work at different veterinary clinics in Toronto and is happy to make Wellesley her home.
Jen also does pet sitting and dog walking on the side as her own business for cats dogs and exotic animals. She is happy to offer her services to your furry family members!
Jen has two rescue cats, Robot Tiger Escobar and Slash Mittens Perez (aka Mr. Slashy Pants).
Client Services Representative
The newest addition to our Wellesley team, Amie joined us as a client services representative and also helps out in the back as a veterinary assistant. She was enrolled in nursing for two years until she changed her career path to animals, her absolute passion since a little girl. Amie graduated from Durham College’s Animal Care program in mid-2016, and joined our family of clinics a short time after. She can now usually be found out front singing along to a song or helping out people with their pets any way she can.
In her free time, Amie likes to play video games and watch cartoons. She has two adorable holland lops named Bentley and Lala known colloquially as “the buns”, an adopted brown spotted tabby cat son named Conrad, and most recently provided the “furrever” home to our clinic cat Todd!
Client Services Representative
Kirstyn is the newest addition to our Wellesley team. After graduating with a BA in Psychology and gaining administrative experience, Kirstyn wanted to find a meaningful career. The pieces of the puzzle came together, and she realized that her love for animals, interest in the medical field, and desire to make a difference could be channeled productively by working in an animal hospital. Shortly after, she found the perfect fit at Wellesley! In her spare time, Kirstyn loves camping and exploring new places, as well as cuddling with her own fur-baby, Keelee (when Princess Keelee allows it).
Client Services Representative / Veterinary Assistant
Chiwai is firmly set on becoming a veterinarian, and is currently working on her undergraduate degree with the aim of moving on to veterinary school. Chiwai’s love of pets stems from Yo-Yo, a special needs talking cockatiel that delighted Chiwai as a kindergartener, and Diamond, a handsome and brave Bichon Frise. Their adventures together were the stuff of legends!! Looking at her commitment to pet health, her work ethic, her drive, and her already impressive knowledge-base in the veterinary field, there is no doubt in our minds that Chiwai will become a top-tier vet!! Until that time, Chiwai is happy to contribute to Toronto’s pet community and dedicating her life to caring for animals in need.