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 started working with Dr. Avery in July of 2015 at Leslieville Animal Hospital. She has been working in the veterinary industry since 2001 with a focus on client care and transitioned to manager in October of 2020. Her favourite part of living in the city is all of the great food and she spends most of her time with her cat Nermal.

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 Davisville Park 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.

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 three very spoiled cats, three-legged Jeremiah, nervous Nova, mentally disabled (cerebellar hypoplasia) Meteor, and her fluffy corgi puppy Aurora Rae also fondly known as Rory.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Coming Soon…

Client 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!


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.