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Jessica, RVT

Jessica has been with the EMAH team since establishment in Dec 2009. Not only the day time RVT, she also manages daily life at EMAH. With a hard working attitude, Jessica makes the patients needs come first. Fluent in rescue cases, she also assists our multiple rescues with the medical needs. She has 2 dogs- commonly known as Yip and Yap aka Sassafrass and Annabellie, and 2 bottle fed, brat cats, Ricky and Blackie Chan. With the addition of Goose, aka the "medical mess" that makes 5.  All her pets are rescues, 4 from EMAH itself. 

Background

  • Graduated with honours from Georigan College in Orillia ON. 
  • Has been registered since 2009 with the OAVT

Diane, VA

Diane has been with the EMAH team since 2012. With more than 25 years experience, she brings a lot to the table. Mostly you will see Diane out front but she also assists a lot with the patients in the back. With experince in training, sport dogs and food, she can answer any question you have. Mother of 5 children, grandmother to 7 and responsible for the 9 fur children in the house.  The 5 dogs Drake, Reba, Meadow, Kricket and Autumn, and the 3 cats Rihianna, Wesley, and Phantom.  

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  • Flyball member for many years 
  • Son and Daugher run  Positive Pups Training/Boarding and Rocket Relay Flyball 

Maria, VA

Maria also has started with the EMAH team in 2012. Starting as a co op in 2011, Maria has worked her way up. Maria is our veterinary assistant and helps maintain order and cleanliness in the back. With multiple litters of kittens here at EMAH there is always someone to take care of. 

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  • Graduated highschool and is working on her marks to apply to vet school. 

Kim, Groomer/VA

Kim joined our EMAH team in 2013. She assists our clients with their grooming needs and is always booking 2 weeks in advanced! She has started to assist our team in the back and reception. She also works at Hamilton Veterinary Services on Saturdays. Kim has her busy family of 2 children and a husband to also take care of!

Background

  • Graduated from Sheridan College for Animal Care Program in 2001
  • Has worked in the pet care industry for the 10 years, primarily focusing on grooming and pet care. 

Sandra, RVT

Sandra joined our EMAH team in 2014 when we converted to a 24/7 facility. Sandra has a lengthy career in several animal hospitals. She has many degree's outside the animal health world and has a special interest in sailing. Sandra maintains a house with her Yorkshire Terrier Minnie and is a personal slave to her cat Jochie!

Background

  • Graduated as a Veterinary Technologist from St Lawerence in 2006
  • Registered with the OAVT since 2006

Karen, VT

Karen joined our EMAH team in 2014 when we converted to a 24/7 facility. Karen has several years experience and brings lots of knowledge to our hospital. She also went back to school and completed Medical Laboratory Technician, allowing her to take samples from her human patients as well! After while, Karen felt the clinical pull and has returned to animal medicine. When not working at the clinic or with her human patients Karen is enjoying life on the shores of Lake Erie where she takes care of her feline house hold!

Background

  • Animal Health Technican grad from Centralia College 1990
  • OAVT registered from 1990- 2009 
  • OSMT Certified since 2011

Rebecca, RVT

Rebecca joined the team in 2015. Rebecca is a newer grad from Seneca college and is an eager learner. With a 14 yr old Schnauzer at home, Rebecca can offer you advice on the proper up keep of geriatric animals. 

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Erica, VT

Erica joined our team in 2015. We are looking forward to getting to know her better!

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Dr Dave Godara

Dr Dave was born in a familty with lots of pets and German Shepherds. He has been treating pets in differnt locations for the last 20 years. He started EMAH with Dr Gupta in 2009, finally in 2010 we opened the doors on January the 6th. Dr Dave opened a second location in Niagara Falls in 2012 and we recently started a vaccination center in the downtown area. In March, 2014 EMAH was converted to a 24/7 facility to be able to serve pets better. Dr Dave and family is at the clinic different days working on different ideas to make the clinic better each day. 

Background

  • Owner of East Mountain Animal Hospital 
  • Working with pets for the last 20 years 
  • CVO licenced since 2007

Dr Adesh Gupta


Dr Gupta has a lenghty career in the animal health industry. Dr Gupta was routinely seen Saturdays here at EMAH, but now you will mostly see Dr Gupta at Hamilton Veterinary Services on Saturdays. With the focus on preventitive medicine, Dr Gupta can answer your questions!

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  • Co owner of EMAH
  • More than 30 years in the animal industry 
  • CVO licenced in 

Dr Ashok Dua

Dr Ashok joined our staff in 2013 and is currently our daytime weekend doctor. Dr Ashok also has a PhD from University of Manitoba and is Diplomate of American Board of Toxicology. He is an eligible Candidate for American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. He is a member of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and has attended ASPCA Pet Poison Center. His special interest is Clinical Pathology and Emergency Medicine. Dr Ashok strives to diagnose your pet in a way you the pet owner will understand. 

 

Background

  • Graduated the University of  Saskatchewan in 1988 
  • CVO licenced also in 1988

Dr Lizete Valdmanis

Dr Lizete joined our staff in the beginning of 2013. She is currently part time as she has gone back to an vet intership from the Missisauga/ Oakville Emerge and Refferal. She wish's to gain more knowledge on more specialized areas. Dr Lizete is an avid traveler and is often out of Ontario more than she is in it!

Background

  • Graduated from OVC  in 2008 
  • CVO licenced in 2008

Dr Devshi Barvalia

Dr Devshi joined the EMAH team recently in 2014. He works daytime and nights depending on the day of the week. He has a lenghty career back home . He worked as Hospital Superintendent in a referal hospital and upgraded his position to Professor of Veterinary Surgery. He brings with him different experiences and throughout his career he has completed courses in soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, ultrasound. and radiology. Dr Devshi's daughter is also following in his foot steps and is in the process of writing her doctor exam. 

Background

  • Graduated from Gujarat Agircultural University in 1985 
  • Earned his Masters and Doctorate Degree 
  • CVO licenced in 

Dr Fareed Ahmad

Dr Fareed joined the EMAH team recently and often works the night shift. He is learning the ropes of the different rescues and had interests in gaining more experience in surgical procedures. He has his wife and 3 young children at home. 

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