Dr. Oscar Albarracin
Welcome to our hospital and thank you for your interest in learning more about us. I am a Canadian by adoption and a Colombian by birth. I love both countries and I have spent enough time in both to tell you that they are great places. I spent the majority of my youth in Colombia and I developed my love toward animals in my early childhood. As a child, I spent a lot of time with my father (who is also a vet) traveling around farms and helping a variety of animals. There were late nights during calving season, and early mornings with birthing puppies and there was never a dull moment. I loved it! I fell in love with the feeling that I could not only be helping the animals return to a healthy life but also I could feel the owner’s gratitude for our efforts. It is an amazing feeling that I could not find in other activities. It was then that I knew that I could not be wrong in choosing what I do. Many things have happened since then but the foundation has not changed and I am still passionate and in love with my profession.
While in Colombia, I grounded my roots in veterinary medicine (with my father as my personal mentor) at LaSalle University and I received my degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. I soon Knew that I wanted more. I decided to leave Colombia and further my education in North America. I studied English for a few years and then I got into a year-long fellowship program at the University of Florida, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center, WNE . These studies as well as multiple continuing education courses and certificates had made me highly competent in a broad range of disciplines.
Come by our hospital, let us meet you personally and become part of your community. We will welcome you with a smile and a variety of treats for your pet. We will also be organizing multiple events that your entire family can enjoy.
Thank you for showing interest in me. I am looking forward to seeing you and your pet in our hospital.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about helping animals. I was born and raised in New Brunswick, with many family pets. After high school I moved to Montreal to study sciences at McGill University, with plans to study medicine in the future. It was there that I realized that veterinary medicine combined my interest in health sciences with my love of animals. I was accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Prince Edward Island, where I fell in love with working with small animals. After becoming a veterinarian, I completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery, at a busy emergency and referral centre in New York City. This was an incredible experience and an opportunity to extend my formal training. After the internship, I decided to come back to Canada to work in small animal general practice. I am excited to join the team at Sherbourne Animal Hospital!
In my spare time, I enjoy running and outdoor activities with my rescue dog, Woody. Volunteering my veterinary services to non-profit organizations is also very important to me. So far, I have done volunteer work in Central America with World Vets and VIDA. I hope to also get involved with organizations in Toronto.
Hi I’m Nicole, the Office Manager here at Sherbourne Animal Hospital! I am the one who will greet you and make your pets feel welcome and comfortable. I treat every pet as if they were my own, with lots of snuggles, kisses and of course treats.
Originally from Prince Edward County, I moved to Toronto for school and graduated from York University with a degree in Environmental Conservation and Management. I currently live in Leslieville with my fiancé Tyler and my two amazing, quirky, adopted dogs MacIlroy and Penny! Macllroy is a sweet 3 year old Lab-Boston Terrier mix who loves toys and swimming. Penny is a spoiled 2-year old Boston Terrier princess full of kisses! You can always find us exploring the outdoors, going on pack hikes, swimming at the beach, visiting farmers markets, Ontario wineries and more – and all our fun can be seen on instagram: @adventuresofmac_penny!
I volunteer as a foster liaison with Boston Terrier Rescue Canada which helps neglected, abused and abandoned dogs find their forever home. I find my work with the organization to be more than rewarding.
It is a true pleasure to work with our talented, professional team here at Sherbourne Animal Hospital. I look forward to meeting you and your furry family members!