About

Veterinary Specialists

The Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic is proud to provide the highest quality specialty care to pets, and exceptional customer service to owners in Toronto. At CTVRC we are committed to providing an excellent referral process. We work closely with family veterinarians to ensure the most comprehensive care for our patients.

Vision, Mission, Values.

Our Vision

The Central Toronto Veterinary Referral clinic will be a premier specialty centre, providing the highest quality of care for our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians. Through the development of a boutique hospital environment we will create a state-of-the art, service-driven facility that caters to the specific needs of our patients and clients.

Our Mission

To lead in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical and surgical diseases. To provide the highest quality of veterinary care to our patients in an environment tailored specifically to our patients and their families in a caring and cost-effective manner.

Our Core Values

Excellence: We strive for excellence and accept nothing less.

Expertise: Our veterinarians have an extensive depth and breadth of experience in diagnosing and treating all forms of the diseases, from the most common to the more rare. We strive to be leaders in our fields and offer the most advanced health care to our patients.

Integrity: We are committed to honest and ethical service. We will always act in the best interest of our patients and their families. Trust and integrity are the foundation of our practice.

Communication: We communicate in a timely and effective manner. Efficiency, reliability, and respect are our standard.

Quality: We take a comprehensive look at all aspects of a patient’s experience. Our patients seek excellence in care, the best medical knowledge and experience, the best technology available, and the kindness and hope offered by our staff.

Team Work: We believe the veterinarians who refer their clients and patients to us are our partners and that it’s our obligation to work together to provide the best patient care.

Caring: Above all else we care about the well-being and comfort of our patients, their families, and each other. Compassionate care and outstanding service are our commitment to you.

Our Team

Surgery

Devon Boyd, DVM Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Boyd graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College. She completed a small animal internship at the Ontario Veterinary College, followed by a surgery residency at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Boyd specializes in orthopedic, soft tissue reconstructive and oncological surgery. She has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures and is skilled in arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and intraluminal tracheal stenting.


Kristin Kry, DVM MSC MS Diplomate ACVS-SA

After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Dr. Kristin Kry earned a Masters of Science degree in Animal Behaviour from the University of Edinburgh. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George's University in 2011, followed by a small animal internship at the University of Guelph. She completed a three-year residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Auburn in July 2015, where she simultaneously obtained a Masters degree in Biomedical Science. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal and has since worked as a member of the CTVRC family as a board-certified veterinary surgeon. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary surgery including surgical oncology, soft tissue, minimally invasive,
and orthopaedic surgery.


Rhea Plesman, DVM MVETSC Diplomate ACVS-SA

Dr. Rhea Plesman grew up on a farm outside Lethbridge, Alberta. Following completion of a Bachelor in Science in biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge she moved to Saskatoon to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto. From 2009 to 2012 she returned to Saskatoon to complete a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and residency in Small Animal Surgery. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 2013. Since that time she has worked as a boarded veterinary surgeon in Toronto, joining the CTVRC team in 2017. Dr. Plesman enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, including oncologic, soft tissue, orthopaedic and minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy.


Internal Medicine

Michael Goldstein, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Goldstein graduated from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to complete his internship at the Ocean State Veterinary Specialists hospital in Rhode Island. He spent four years at the Forest Hill Animal Clinic in Toronto, then completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Goldstein’s special interests include gastroenterology, urology, endocrinology, and autoimmune diseases.


Kim Ho, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Kimberly Ho graduated with her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College. Following, she completed a small animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI. She then returned to the Ontario Veterinary College for her internal medicine residency. Dr. Ho has a special research interest in blood clotting disorders in cats, as well as endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal diseases.


Stephen Kruth, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM), Professor Emeritus

Dr. Kruth earned his DVM degree from the University of California, interned at Cornell University, and completed his residency at UC Davis. As a member of the faculty at the Ontario Veterinary College he eventually became Professor, Chair of Clinical Studies and then Chief of the internal medicine service. He has published numerous research papers and has contributed to several textbooks. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine he is especially interested in disorders of aging dogs and cats.


Oncology

Kevin Finora, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Finora earned his DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College, interned at Michigan Veterinary Specialists and completed his small animal internal medicine and oncology residency at the at Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Finora headed the Oncology Service for the past 7 years at the VEC in downtown Toronto.


Emergency

Lisa Rattray, DVM

Dr. Lisa Rattray earned her veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She spent several years as the head of an emergency hospital in York Region before joining the CTVEC team in 2014. She has a special interest in ophthalmology and is currently undertaking postgraduate certification in this field.


Jamie Druck, DVM

Dr. Druck graduated completed 3 of 4 years of an Honours Bachelor of Zoology from the University of Guelph. She then obtained her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. After graduating she worked at a 24-hour general practice before deciding to pursue emergency medicine at the Central Toronto Veterinary Emergency Clinic when the clinic first opened in 2012 and has been here ever since.


Andrea Donaldson, DVM

Dr. Donaldson graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors degree in Law and Society. She then obtained her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After graduating she completed a general rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, and went into emergency medicine. In 2016, Dr. Donaldson took a position in general practice for a year before making a return to emergency medicine.


Daniela Vozner, DVM

Dr. Daniela Vozner grew up in Toronto. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario, and went on to complete her DVM at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Following her studies, she went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services in Rochester, New York. She is excited to be a part of the team at CTVEC!


Shannah Kavonic, DVM

Dr. Shannah Kavonic earned her DVM at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2009. During her years of experience in general medicine for dogs and cats, Dr. Kavonic developed a strong interest in internal medicine, critical care, palliative care and pain management. Dr. Kavonic joined the CTVEC team with an aspiration to provide compassionate care for the pets of Toronto at the time they need it most.


Pearl Chan, DVM

Dr. Pearl Chan obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. She has years of experience in private practice and has locumed extensively at many different animal hospitals in and around Toronto. She is excited to work at CTVEC where the standards of patient care are exceptional and prioritized above all else.


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