Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Davisville Park Animal Hospital in Toronto! We look forward to meeting you and providing you with exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 416-489-8387 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Stephen Avery

Steve graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 and after working at other animal hospitals in the city decided to open his own veterinary hospital. In 2007, together with his wife, he opened Leslieville Animal Hospital and in 2011 decided to open Davisville Park Animal Hospital in the neighbourhood where his wife grew up. Steve’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and dentistry. When not working he caters to his cat Norm and his dog Ivy and busily chases after his four young children.

Alison Claydon

Alison graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014. After graduating she began practicing small animal medicine in rural Ontario. She joined the Leslieville team in February 2016 and her professional interests include surgery and neurology. Outside of work, Alison loves camping, cooking and music. Her two little loves in her life are her sweet old cat Jazzy and her goofy mutt, Rory.

Jessica Pagonis, RVT
Practice Manager

Jessica has worked in the animal health field for over 20 years. She started her career as a kennel attendant in high school and in 2003 she graduated from Seneca College as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Jessica joined the Davisville Park Animal Hospital family in May of 2015 as the Practice Manager. She shares her home with her husband, two young boys and their two dogs Beatriz and Helga.

Office Administrator

Vanessa has been working with Steve since 2015. She recently joined the Davisville Park family in September of 2017 as the office administrator. She brings over 8 years experience of working within the veterinary field. She has always loved animals and from a very young age wanted to work in the veterinary field to help care for pets.  When she’s not taking care of her two cats, Daymian and Monty, her dog Louie or her husband, she enjoys painting and reading.


Registered Veterinary Technician

After having spent a few years in the corporate world, Andria attended Seneca College for the Veterinary Technician program and graduated 2010. She lives in a busy home in the neighbourhood with her two dogs, two cats, her toddler Isaac and her partner Matt. In addition to vet medicine and nursing, Andria has a special interest in animal training and behaviour. She is both a certified fear free professional and a certified professional dog trainer – through the Karen Pryor Academy.

Client Care 

Kate is a long time resident of mid-town Toronto and has been a client at  the clinic since it first opened. A veteran of the customer service  industry, this is her first job in the pet heath care field. Her family  consists of two large cats, a daughter and a partner. In her spare time she  enjoys hanging out with her family, knitting and gardening. 

Client Care 

Julie fell into the veterinary field by accident and hasn’t looked back. Working in clinics for over 10 years, Julie came to Davisville Park Animal Hospital in February of 2019. When not answering your calls and loving your pets at the reception desk upon check in, Julie can be found supporting the Toronto Blue Jays, knitting, crocheting or travelling. Her life is filled with the love of her three cats, Zingara, Jack and Georgia Rose, all who work tirelessly to keep her in line.

Animal Care

Helen was born in China and moved to Toronto when she was 12 years old. Helen completed a program in Special Event Planning but decided after that her true passion lies with caring for animals so she decided to change career paths and enroll in the Animal Care program at Sheridan College. She graduated from Sheridan College in 2015 and has been working with our team at Davisville Park Animal Hospital since graduation. In her spare time she volunteers at Toronto Humane Society, and likes to play with her kitten named Sushi, which she recently adopted from there.

Animal Care

Alyssa has known her whole life she wanted to work with animals. She volunteered at a clinic in high school and from there decided to attend Durham College for Animal Care. Upon graduation she worked at an emergency veterinary clinic, but is now glad to be back in a small practice. She hopes to one day go back to school for veterinary technology. When not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Spencer, her cat Nala and potcake dog Shilo.

Animal Care

Luke has worked in the veterinary field since 2015, however his passion for animals, environmental issues and wildlife causes began at a young age. He has volunteered for a variety of organizations around Toronto and is usually out enjoying the Canadian sunshine with his Miniature Schnauzer in his spare time.