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.

Jessica Pagonis, RVT
Hospital Administrator

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 Manager

Natasha came to Leslieville Animal Hospital in the summer of 2015. She has been working in the veterinary industry for over 13 years and was excited to join a local team after her recent move to Lesliville. Natasha loves meeting new patients (and old friends too!) but especially enjoys all the new kittens that stop by for the first time. She lives in the area with her fiancee, Monique, their four cats, Marvin, Mack, Nermal and Nero, and their new canine addition to the family – Gypsy!!

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.

Charlotte Kuk

Charlotte graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014 where she started her career practicing small animal medicine in a small town North of Toronto. She joined Leslieville Animal Hospital in September 2016. Having been born and raised in Toronto, Charlotte is thrilled to move back to her home city! Her special interests include dentistry and anesthesia. Outside of work, Charlotte loves to travel, dance salsa and hit the gym. She has a cat named Romeo who she adopted in veterinary school and has quickly become the apple of her eye.

Candace Martins

Candace graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019 and started her veterinary career here at Davisville Park Animal Hospital in May 2019. Her professional interests include internal medicine, clinical pathology, and ultrasound. With her free time, Candace enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her favourite part about visiting her hometown in Stouffville, ON is reuniting with her fluffy canine brother, Bailey.

Veterinary Technician

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.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Ever since she was a toddler Noelle has had a special interest in working with animals. Noelle graduated from Seneca College as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2015 and joined the Davisville Park Animal Hospital family in April of 2019. When not cuddling with the patients, Noelle is often at home cuddling with her four very spoiled cats, three-legged Jeremiah, nervous Nova, mentally disabled (cerebellar hypoplasia) Meteor and newly adopted Jade.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Coming Soon…

Client Care and Animal Care

I am a client care and veterinary assistant here at Davisville, I am new to the clinic, however I have been in the field for quite a few years. I started volunteering and working in a clinic setting since 2010, where I spent most of that time in an emergency practice. I am currently in school to become a Veterinary Technician through Thompson River University distance education program. This allows me to spend more time with my young daughter Claire. Together we enjoy going to the park or heading out of town for a hike.

Client Care and Animal Care

Cidnee has been in the veterinary field since she graduated high school & hasn’t looked back since. She grew up loving animals & comes to us with experience from multiple clinics & dog boarding facilities. When she’s not at the clinic making new furry friends she’s cuddling with her kitty Romeo or making new adventures with her Chihuahua Henry. She also enjoys walking dogs in her neighbourhood, reading & traveling. Although she loves animals, she has a strong passion for medicine & hopes to one day become a pharmacist!


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.

Veterinary Assistant

Yvonne recently joined the Leslieville team early 2018. She took in a handful of strays throughout her childhood starting at the young age of 6, which essentially sparked her passion to work in the animal health field. Prior to joining the team, she enjoyed volunteering at clinics as an animal attendant and helping out with an organization called Toronto Cat Rescue. She was involved in administrative work and was trained as a Foster Home Screener, Foster Home Coordinator and as an Adoption Counsellor. She also enjoys organizing adoption events for stray cats and uses her counselling experience to ensure that the cats find their compatible forever homes. Yvonne is in her third year of her Undergrad for Biomedical Science at York University and hopes to become a veterinarian one day.

Veterinary Assistant

Diana – has loved animals her whole life; Her 1st dream job when she was 4 yrs old was to be a Veterinarian or a Farmer.  Then, in 2015, after working in various industries for 20yrs she finally realized animal care is where she should be and hasn’t looked back. She began by volunteering at The Etobicoke Humane Society, attended Animal Care workshops, and became Pet 1st Aid Certified. She worked for a small dog walking company downtown, started her own pet sitting business and has now been working in the veterinary field since 2017. Currently pursuing her certification as a veterinary assistant, she hopes to become a veterinary technician.
When she’s not at work she loves being home with her Greyhound, Lliam and her 2 cats Gunther and Tempest as well as reading, yoga and being creative.