SHERBOURNE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Located in the heart of downtown, in the vibrant city of Toronto, Sherbourne Animal Hospital is a full- service veterinary medical facility that counts with professional, friendly and approachable staff seeking to exceed your highest expectations. Our staff is committed to providing the highest levels of medical, dental and surgical care for our highly-valued patients.
We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and pet-related educational opportunities for our clients. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Sherbourne Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your endeared pet.
We truly understand just how important your pets are as members of the family. We are devoted to giving you and your pets all the time you need in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
Along with our day service, we also offer special after-hours service for our clients, managed by experts who specialize in animal care.
We are committed to providing excellent veterinary medicine in a caring and professional environment to our highly-valued patients in downtown Toronto. We will deliver this by implementing individualized care that will focus not only on your beloved pets but also on your family as a whole.
We will operate under the following principles and objectives:
To fulfill client needs by providing the best customer service to our clients and the best quality care to their pets.
To take personal responsibility for our highly-valued patients and exercise initiative and good judgement to keep clients informed of the decisions required to keep pets healthy and joyful.
To promote continued personal and professional growth within our hospital and the Saint Lawrence community which will, in turn, deliver closer ties with your pets.
To conduct ourselves in a professional manner in accordance with the rules and regulations dictated by the field of veterinary medicine.
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) travelling 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.
Dr. Oscar albarracin
dr. donovan robson
I didn't always know that I wanted to be a veterinarian, but I did always know that I was fascinated by animals. Growing up, this fascination manifested itself as hours upon watching animal documentaries, finding any excuse to get closer to any animal I came across and of course begging my parents to buy me every pet I laid my eyes upon. I wasn't sure what career this passion would lead me toward, but I was always hoping it would be one that animals would be a part of.
I completed my undergraduate degree with a major in Biology at York University in Toronto. Over the course of my degree, I debated several career paths but I found that I kept coming back to veterinary science. It seemed to be the perfect intersection of my interest in biology and passion for animals.
I had always been interested in the idea of living abroad and decided to make this happen after finishing my undergraduate degree. I applied to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne and was delighted when they offered me a position within their program. During my time in Australia, I met some of my closest friends, created a second home and found a deep appreciation for the enormous discipline of veterinary medicine. After I graduated from the University of Melbourne, I returned home to Toronto to work in a small animal practice, as that was the area of veterinary science that I was drawn to most during my time in the DVM program. I am so happy to have joined the Sherbourne Animal Hospital, and I look forward to developing my career within the practice.
Outside of work, I spend my free time making music enjoying time with my friends and family and hanging out with my rescue dog, Otis.
Hello! It’s very nice to meet you.
I’m Dr. Sophia Lee, one of the veterinarians at Sherbourne Animal Hospital. I was originally born in South Korea and raised mostly in Toronto. Most of my post-secondary education was in Guelph where I completed my Bio-Medical Science degree, after which I completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program from the Ontario Veterinary College and finally achieved my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian!
I have a huge passion for preventative and long-term care; I love discussing nutrition with pet parents and am always looking for ways to expand methods of pain management both during care at the clinic as well as care we can provide at home. My own lovely tabby cat named Eclair, who was a little spoiled during her foster care as well as by the rest of our family, can reluctantly agree that I’ve done a fine job in helping to get more active and enjoy a more balanced diet.
Aside from English, I can speak Korean and assist with Japanese as well. Please let me know if you’re more comfortable in either of these languages! I look forward to meeting you and your lovely companions.
dr. sophia lee
Hi, I’m Nicole, the Practice Manager here at Sherbourne Animal Hospital! I want every pet to feel comfortable during their visit with us that is why 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 Oshawa with my husband Tyler and our two amazing, quirky, adopted dogs MacIlroy and Penny and our newest addition, a sassy Persian cat, Millie, whom we adopted in December 2017. We are also expecting our first human child in November 2018!
You can always find us exploring the outdoors, going on hikes, swimming at the beach, visiting farmers' markets, and more – and all our fun can be seen on Instagram: @adventuresofmac_penny!
I also volunteer with Boston Terrier Rescue Canada which helps neglected, abused and abandoned dogs find them forever homes. 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!
Hi! My name is Kayla and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I graduated from the Veterinary Technician at the program at Seneca in May 2017 and became registered shortly after.
I’ve always had a passion for animals and knew I wanted a career that would benefit them in some way. After discovering the job of a Veterinary Technician during my high school co-op, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I was a Veterinary Assistant for about three years prior to becoming an RVT. I also had the privilege of volunteering with Toronto Animal Services by taking care of the shelter animals as well as participating in the trap neuter release program. I was introduced to the Sherbourne Animal Hospital team recently, I love coming to work every day and I’ve grown as a technician in the short time I have worked here.
My pets include my Shar-pei bulldog mix named Chuck, and my 3 (not blind) mice that I adopted from college.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking for myself and others, trying new foods and visiting local animal shelters to spend time with the cats and dogs.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Hello! My name is Kate and I am an Animal Care Assistant. I graduated in 2015 from the Animal Care Program at Durham College and I found my passion for working in veterinary hospitals during my second semester. I was fortunate enough to join the Sherbourne Animal Hospital team in September 2017 and I look forward to coming to work every day! It is my goal to continue my education & become a Registered Veterinarian Technician. My downtime is spent baking yummy treats, reading & spending time outdoors at the cottage. At home, I have 2 domestic cats; Felix a 6-year-old long-hair, Nala a 4-year-old short-hair.
ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT
Hi, my name is Sophia and I am a Veterinary Assistant at Sherbourne Animal Hospital! I joined as a volunteer, eager to learn about veterinary medicine and loved being able to be a part of a team of animal-loving co-workers. All the while, I am a 3rd year student at the University of Toronto studying Life Sciences in hopes of becoming a veterinarian myself. As a student, coming in to see the adorable animals has given me the escape of the everyday stresses of the university. Being a member of the Sherbourne Team has given me the opportunity to learn the value of veterinary care from a medical standpoint while continuing to strengthen my love for animals. I hope this gave you an insight into who will be caring for your pets and I look forward to seeing you and your furry pets at your next visit!
ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT
What made you smile today? Hello, My name is Crystal Faith Soreno, I am an Animal Care attendant here at Sherbourne Animal Hospital. I always believe that animals make this world a better place to live in. I have always been passionate about pets for as long as I can remember. I have 2 dogs back home in the Philippines and helping animals in my role here makes me feel closer to them.
Sherbourne Animal hospital is a clinic with strong values that are aligned with mine so working here has been an amazing experience.
Aside from helping animals I also love travelling, learning different cultures, and build connections. I am also currently working towards finishing my Nursing career. I think we all stop growing when we decide to stop learning. So life-long learning is very important for me. Whether it's a hobby, socializing with friends and making a connection with people, work and further education. There are always plenty of opportunities to learn.
What made me smile today? Kindness.
ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT
Hello! Kamsuta? My name is Kris and I am one of the receptionist at Sherbourne Animal Hospital. I was born and raised in the Philippines and migrated here in Canada 2 years ago and I must say it's been quite a ride so far. I've always had a soft spot for animals and I remember wanting to adopt every stray cat and dog I saw when I was young, I now have my very lovely but a lil' bit spicy 4-year old domestic shorthair Marge(Marjorie). Apart from being a receptionist, I also do graphics designing, photography and some animated advertisements, back home I used to perform at acoustic nights and also a good amount of spoken word poetry on the side. I am a former Psychology student who found the love for IT and now I'm trying to pursue a career in this field.
In the meantime I look forward to seeing y'all and rest assured I'll do my best to not only make you and your furbabies feel at home at the clinic but also to be an effective part of the team whose only goal is to provide the best care for your pets!