About Beaches Animal Hospital

We are a team of committed professionals who understand your love for your pet.

At Beaches Animal Hospital most of us have pets at home, so we know exactly how important your pet is to you! We are passionate about building relationships with every four-legged family member who walks through our doors and ensuring they stay happy and healthy.

Beaches Animal Hospital is a leading edge veterinary clinic servicing the Beaches and Toronto’s east end. We believe in harnessing the latest innovations in equipment, medicine, and procedures to ensure your pet receives only the highest quality in health care.

Established in 1973, as the first pet hospital in the Beach(es), the clinic moved to the current location on Queen St. East in 1994. In 1999, the practice was amalgamated with the group of hospitals owned by Drs Catherwood and Jafine. Dr. Mark Dilworth joined Beaches in 2005 as a practitioner and became a partner in 2006. The hospital currently has seven doctors and 20 support staff.

Thank you to our wonderful clients whose support and referrals continue to help us grow in the Beach community. We adore your pets and truly appreciate the privilege of caring for them.

Our goal is to deliver leading-edge health care to your pet.

We believe that excellence is the cornerstone of our practice and we abide only by the highest standards. We’re pet owners too, and we know the value a pet brings to your life, that’s why we focus on preventive medicine as the benchmark for superior veterinary care.

It’s okay to be curious about who will be caring for your pet. That’s why we invite you to meet our team right from the comfort of your computer!

MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Mark Dilworth

Dr. Mark Dilworth

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Partner

Dr. Mark Dilworth graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2001. For the first three years of his career, he practiced as an emergency veterinarian at a 24-hour hospital and an emergency clinic. He also worked with the OSPCA during this time. These years of practice solidified his dedication to working for the best interest of animals. Dr. Dilworth started managing the Beaches Animal Hospital in 2004. He has continued his priority commitment to animals at BAH, with long hours, work for many rescue organizations and the hospital’s adoption program, which has allowed for the adoption of many stray or abandoned cats. While he enjoys medicine and surgery equally, his goal is for his patients to live a long and comfortable life with their owners. Dr. Dilworth lives with his partner (Dave) and their teenager (Saif), for whom they became legal guardians in 2009. Saif quickly adapted to a home with three dogs (of varying sizes) and three cats!

Dr. Jeff Odell

Dr. Jeff Odell

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jeff Odell graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998 and started at the Beaches Animal Hospital in the fall of 2006. He has two cats, Hillary and Monica. When not busy at the clinic, Jeff likes to spend his time playing hockey, baseball, rollerblading, and biking.

Dr. Joanna Coote

Dr. Joanna Coote

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Joanna Coote started at Beaches in October 2009. She went to the University of Guelph and obtained a B.Sc, after which she attended the Ontario Veterinary College. During this time she traveled to East and South Africa with Global Vets. She also did some work with Veterinarians without Borders in developing programs for dog population and rabies control in developing countries. Her hobbies include photography, traveling, reading, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cooking! She also has a lovely ginger cat called Toast who she loves to spoil!

Tonya

Tonya

Registered Veterinary Technician

Tonya started working at Beaches in May 2006. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc in 2000 and from the Seneca Vet Tech Program in 2002. Tonya shares her home with her two cats and many dogs, some of which can be seen running around the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys playing with the dogs, reading and hanging out with friends. She also fosters dogs for Happy Tails Rescue.

Senja

Senja

Registered Veterinary Technician

Senja joined our team in May 2010. She graduated from Seneca College in 2010 with a veterinary technician diploma. As a new grad and a new addition to the Beaches team, she is very eager and excited to continue to learn all about what this profession has to offer. After settling in she plans on taking a course to specialize in dentistry. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, baking and spending time with her dog Isabel and her 2 cats Harper and Bill.

Melissa

Melissa

Registered Veterinary Technician

Melissa is a University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus Graduate of 2014, who has a passion for animals and will always provide the best care for any creature, domestic or wild. She has 2 silly cats named Arie and Tigger, who always let her play and catnap with them.

 

Melissa has an interest in Animal Nutrition and is the Weight Loss Consultant at the clinic. Please feel free to contact her for a consult at mgreasley@beachesanimalhospital.com.
Kristin

Kristin

Administrative Assistant

Kristin has been a client of Beaches Animal Hospital for many years and was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the team two years ago after working in a busy downtown emergency hospital as well as the Toronto Humane Society. She and her husband Colin live in Hamilton with their lovely senior dog Kaydo and crazy cat Neo.

Lee

Lee

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Lee is one of our Receptionists / Veterinary Assistants. She has been taking care of animals at Beaches since September 2016. Lee graduated from Sheridan College in 2006, where she specialized in Animal Care. Lee’s family includes, a cockatiel named Amiga, her dogs Ty and Sophia, and Squirt the cat.

Mei-Linn

Mei-Linn

Veterinary Assistant

After a hiatus from working at the Toronto Wildlife Centre, Mei-Linn really missed providing medical care to animals and is now studying to become a Veterinary Technician at Seneca. She is excited to be at the Beaches Animal Hospital gaining experience at a busy small animal clinic. Her animal family consists of three dogs and two rabbits. When she’s not at the clinic, she enjoys running, camping and snowboarding.

Kasey

Kasey

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kasey comes to us from New Brunswick and is an RVT who got her accreditation from Seneca College in 2015 after spending many years working as an assistant & receptionist. She loves all aspects of her job, (except pilling cats ha), but has a special interest in anesthesia and analgesia and ameliorating animal rights. When not working she can be found spending time with her partner Patrick and their cats, chinchillas, and rabbit, or doing something outdoorsy or at a concert.

Shevon

Shevon

Veterinary Assistant

Here is Shevon with his little guy Setekh (aka Seth) who both joined the Beaches Animal hospital team back in 2015, and love it here! Shevon’s role is Surgical Veterinary Assistant, and while Setekh may not be with us anymore, he is forever in Shevon’s heart helping him take care of all his furry little friends. Shevon has worked in the animal care field for his whole life and loves every minute of it.
Taylor

Taylor

Veterinary Assistant

Taylor joined the team at the end of September 2016. A long time client at Beaches, she welcomed the opportunity to pursue her passion for animals, and left the baking industry.
In her spare time, Taylor can be found at the beach or creek with her dog Smiley, assisting in puppy and obedience classes, or baking up some sweet treats.

Shauna

Shauna

Veterinary Assistant

Shauna started off as a volunteer at Beaches Animal Hospital, and we are delighted to welcome her as a part time Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys playing volleyball and spending time at her cottage, as well as hanging out with her dog Toby.
Emmalyn

Emmalyn

Registered Veterinary Technician

Emmalyn recently joined the Beaches Animal Hospital team and we are thrilled to have her. She completed her technician training and accreditation with Seneca College. She has a special interest in animal anesthesia as well as wildlife rehabilitation. When she is not enjoying riding her motorcycle in the summer or snowboarding in the winter, she is spending time with her two dogs, rabbit and two rats.
Stephanie

Stephanie

Veterinary Assistance

Stephanie started at Beaches Animal Hospital in February 2017. She graduated from Sheridan College’s Animal Care program in August 2016. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her two cats Sage and Missy, and spending time with her dog nephew Sarge. She also has a keen interest in cats, and is constantly reading and learning about them.

Dr. Gloria Peterson

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Natalie Beck

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Jodi

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

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Laura

Registered Veterinary Technician

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Colleen

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

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Sandy

General Manager

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Sarah

Veterinary Assistant

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Victoria

Receptionist

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Sarah B

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

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Snaa

Registered Veterinary Technician

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Dr. Lehel Kozsti

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Kliment Arnaudov

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Slawomir

Veterinary Technician

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Vanessa

Receptionist

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Reem

Receptionist

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