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 Norwich

Alison started working at Davisville Park Animal Hospital in 2011 after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College. She grew up just around the corner, and is happy to be back in the neighborhood seeing so many familiar faces. Her professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and preventative healthcare. Outside of work she enjoys running with her dog Doug and taking him on trips to Sherwood Park. She also has a passion for delicious local foods and loves to explore all of the restaurants/food trucks/farmers’ markets this city has to offer.

Heather Neely

Heather grew up in Toronto, but has spent the better part of the past decade living abroad. After graduating from Veterinary School in Ireland, she completed an Emergency and Critical Care internship in the United States, and then went on to practice both preventative and emergency medicine in Sydney, Australia. Now that she is home, she spends her spare time enjoying the company of her beautiful Husky cross named Lacey, and visiting the Great Lakes with her as often as she can.

Erica Sloane

Erica was born and raised in Toronto. Her first job in high school was at a local veterinary hospital where she decided that the work was challenging but rewarding and after that she couldn’t imagine a career in anything other the veterinary field. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 with Steve. In the years since graduation she has worked in Aurora and Toronto veterinary hospitals. After spending the past few years at home with her young children she is pleased to have recently joined the team at Davisville Park Animal Hospital where she can focus on senior pet health and internal medicine.

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

Stephanie wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary field since she was a little girl. She went to Sheridan College and graduated from the Animal Care program in 2009. She went on to complete the Veterinary Technician program and graduated from Seneca College in 2011. Since graduating from the program she has worked in a few small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency clinics and she is passionate about working with cats and dogs. She began working at Davisville Park Animal Hospital in December of 2013. She currently has a Doberman Pinscher named Lexi. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and attending musical concerts.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Snaa is from Toronto and has been a registered technician since 2013. She is experienced with working in emergency and critical care as well as in general practice. Snaa’s medical interests lie with surgery and anesthesia. She currently lives with her boyfriend, Richard, her dog, Jade, her two cats, Wiki and Zuko and ball python, Chade. In her free time, she loves bringing her dog on long hikes through the park.

Client Care

Dez has been a veterinary receptionist since 2008, and has loved animals his whole life. When he’s not cuddling his 4 cats, Gallifrey, Izanami, Apollo and Cairo, or his little dwarf bunny Nivek, he’s usually playing video games & watching sci-fi or superhero shows with his wife Sarah.

Client Care

Gabrielle grew up in France but moved to the Leaside area when she was 11 years old. Looking for a change in career after completing a degree in economics, she is very happy to be back in the neighbourhood and delve into her passion of animal care. When not at the clinic, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, and spending time with her boyfriend Spencer and cat Bo.

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.