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Meet Our Pet Health Care Team
We know that your pet is an important member of your family. That's why the entire team at Richview Animal Hospital is focused on providing the best possible care for your pets. Our Etobicoke veterinarians and technicians provide professional and loving care for your dog or cat, and take every effort to provide the best health care for your animal.
So whether you bring your pets to our Etobicoke vet clinic for routine and wellness care, general surgery, emergency services or treatment for an illness or common pet condition, you know you'll be taken care of.
Here, you’ll find people who love their pets and are dedicated to providing the same compassionate care for your pet just as they do for their own furry animals. Led by owner and veterinarian Dr. Oliver Sterbinsky, our team is made up of knowledgeable seasoned veterinarians and veterinary technicians who strive to provide the best possible care for your pet.
We offer a full menu of pet health care services to treat your furry friends including pet dentistry, vaccinations, boarding, spay and neuter, pet surgery, puppy and kitten care, parasite prevention, microchipping, nutritional and behavioral counseling. Our goal here at Richview Animal Hospital has always been to assemble a leading veterinary care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.
At Richview Animal Hospital, your pet receives the highest level of medical, surgical and emergency care possible. From spay and neuter services to more complex surgical procedures using state-of-the-art diagnostic veterinary technology, we operate with health and safety in mind. Using the best diagnostic equipment, we treat a wide variety of pet illnesses, from common pet infections to more longer-term, chronic conditions.
Our staff displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us. We work closely with you to provide the best possible care for your pet — from preventive health exams to surgery, like spay and neuter and dental procedures, we focus on providing the highest-quality veterinary care to promote and improve overall pet health.
If you have a question about your pet, our caring and attentive staff is happy to answer any questions you may have! You can call us at 416-245-8805 or feel free to visit us today. We are located in 250 Wincott Dr. in Etobicoke, Toronto. We want to be your partner in pet health in Etobicoke! Serving walk-ins and new clients daily, our trained veterinary staff provides the compassionate care that your pet deserves.Stop by and meet your local Etobicoke veterinary team today at Richview Animal Hospital and give your pet the compassionate care he or she deserves!
Dr. Oliver Sterbinsky, DVM
Dr. Oliver Sterbinsky graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1993. He loves the day to day interactions with his employees, clients and patients.
When not looking after the welfare of Richview Animal Hospital's pets at our vet clinic, Dr. Sterbinsky is a director on the bord of the World Animal Protection. He also enjoys triathlons, spending time with his family and participating in a variety of charity events. Dr. Sterbinsky is also the proud owner of a beautiful and energetic Aussiedoodle named Maya.
"There is nothing more satisfying than knowing your team consistently works together to improve the quality of life of all pets and their families."
Dr. Jennifer Portch, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Portch graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1996. Dr. Portch puts all of her energy into every appointment she performs.
She enjoys hiking, bird watching and gardening. Dr. Portch is also the proud owner of a cat and a Border collie.
"Great clientele make it easy to be a good doctor!"
Dr. John Booth, DVM
Dr. Booth graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2004. Dr. Booth loves working with clients to improve the health and well-being of their pets.
In his off time he can be found enjoying the outdoors, listening to music and spending time with his family and 3 cats.
Dr. Amina Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson graduated from Tufts University of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She enjoys meeting clients and discovering more about our pet community.
In her off time, Dr. Johnson can be found chasing her 3 kids and her cats! She also enjoys swimming and yoga.
Lisa loves working with her incredible team everyday. She also enjoys interacting with clients and their pets. Lisa enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time with her family.
"I am most proud of being a part of a team that promotes the importance of preventive medicine and works everyday to prolong the lives of our furry family members."
Senior Veterinary Technician
Brigitte's never wavering positive attitude is a great quality of hers. She enjoys trying new foods, rollerblading, and travelling.
"There are so many things I love about Veterinary Nursing such as the medical aspect, the animals and the people I work with!"
Registered Veterinary Technician
Christina graduated with a bachelor of science and a double major in marine and wildlife biology. She enjoyed travelling to Australia and working with horses. She has a rat named captain Morgan who knows tricks such as "spin", "stand" and "give kisses". Christinas enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and listening to music.
"This is a very rewarding career. I get to help animals on a daily basis, work with other animal lovers and everyday learn from different cases."
Registered Veterinary Technician
Krystal has a great passion for animals and spends much of her spare time volunteering the Toronto Wildlife Center and the Community Association for Riders with Disabilities. Outside of the animal health industry, she also loves swimming, martial arts and playing the violin.
"My favourite parts about working at Richview Animal Hospital are working with this amazing team towards our common goal of animal healthcare and getting to know the unique personalities of all our patients.
Mallory graduated from the Veterinary Technician program of St Clair College in 2012. She has been working in the industry for the last 9 years. Mallory loves spending time with her friends and family, which includes going to the movies, playing board games and hiking. She also enjoy yoga, bike riding and sushi. Mallory owns 3 fantastic felines named Loki, Storm and Ramuh. Loki is a sassy, orange tabby always getting into trouble and demanding cuddles. Storm, is a Princess! Super fluffy grey tabby. She loves the running water of the shower, jumps in and gets soaked every time. Ramuh is the senior member of the family, turning 15 this year!
"“The most rewarding aspect of working in the veterinary industry, is being able to witness our patients’ lives improve, through the dedication of our team to provide nothing less than the best. To know you and your team are truly making a ifference in the lives of our patients and their owners.”
Senior Client Specialist
Julie is always ready to help our wonderful clients. She has over 10 years of experience in the Veterinary industry. Julie enjoys crocheting, knitting and spending time with her 3 wonderful cats.
"Giving those without a voice, a chance to be heard and loved. It is great to work with a team that has the primary focus of pet wellness . We are all working together with the main goal of exceptional service not only for pets but for owners as well."
Client Relations Specialist
Graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the university of Guelph, Alyson has been training dogs for the past 6 years. Her cat taught himself to play fetch and did a better job at it than my Labrador retriever. Alyson loves the outdoors such as Hiking the trails, camping or swimming in a lake. As long as I'm outside on a beautiful day I'm happy.
"One of the joys of working in the pet industry is meeting likeminded people with the same passion for animals. Working with animals is not a glamorous, it is one done for the pure joy of it."
Client Relations Specialist
Teresa studied at the University of Toronto and earned her Bachelors of Arts and Science with a specialty in English. She also studied book and magazine publishing at Centennial College. There, she was part of creating a pet based magazine called Petpourri. Teresa has two dogs. They are siblings but they look nothing alike. They were the last two puppies from their litter available for adoption. Since they looked so different, she couldn't choose just one so I adopted them both. Teresa enjoys walking and hiking in nature especially in the Fall. She is also an avid Toronto Maple Leafs, and Toronto Blue Jays fan.
Client Relations Specialist
Jahan has 10 years of experience in the veterinary industry. She has a passion for caring, grooming and riding horses. Jahan owns an older cat, Gonzo and a wonderful Sheperd named Marshall. Jahan enjoy spending time with her little family, going to the cottage, reading and writing.
All of the staff members at Richview Animal Hospital work together to insure a high level of quality care for your pets. We work hard every day to help keep your pets at their healthy best, because Richview Animal Hospital cares for your Pets!
"Every little bit counts, and when I can play a part in a patient's health, no matter how small, it makes me remember why I love my job every time"