about us




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. 

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 conduct ourselves in a professional manner in accordance with the rules and regulations dictated by the field of veterinary medicine.

- 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 Saint Lawrence community which will, in turn, deliver closer ties with your pets

our team


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) 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.