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Scarborough’s Trusted Veterinary Clinic

For over 50 years, Amherst Veterinary Hospital has been providing veterinary services in Scarborough, Toronto and the surrounding area. We offer comprehensive pet care for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets and other small mammals.

Our veterinarians are experienced and trained to treat and handle pets of various species. They are constantly trained on the most recent medical industry techniques, use safe and proven procedures in a sterile environment and have access to modern veterinary equipment.

At Amherst Veterinary Hospital, we offer bathing and styling services on-site. We also offer short or long-term boarding for all types of pet. Feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have about our practice or your pet’s health. We look forward to meeting you and your pets!

our Team

  Lauren Monaco

        Veterinarian

Kiana Parsaie

       Veterinarian

  Denise Snow

       Office Manager

  Martina Leonard

       Groomer

  Sarah DeSilva

       Veterinary Technician

  Victoria Madigan

       Registered veterinary Technician

  Victoria White

       Animal Care Attendant

Jocelyne Sweeney-Tobin

       Animal Care Attendant

  Chantelle Wright

       Animal Care Attendant

  Taylor Titus

       Animal Care Attendant

  Kelsey Coffey

      Receptionist

Lauren Monaco

Veterinarian

 

Dr. Lauren Monaco was born and raised in Toronto. She completed her DVM degree from Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies, and her clinical year of vet school at Purdue University in Indiana. Before this Dr. Monaco achieved her Bachelor's of Science at the University of Toronto, and a Master's of Science in Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University. 


Dr. Monaco has a passion for small animal, exotics, and pocket pet medicine, and a special interest in canine/ feline dentistry.


Dr. Monaco enjoys spending time with her coconut retriever Bosco, her kitty Beans, and her family dog, Amore.

Kiana Parsaie

Veterinarian

Dr. Kiana Parsaie graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University. Prior to this she completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph.


Dr. Kiana has a passion for reptiles, exotic mammals, and felines with a special interest in behaviour and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Kiana is Fear Free certified and is a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) and Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV).


Outside of work, Dr. Kiana enjoys reading and spending time with her coconut retriever Maya, her 3 cats Akira, Layla and Jude, her eastern box turtle Henry and western hognose Sal.

 

Denise

Office manager

 

Denise has been with Amherst Veterinary Hospital since 2001. When she is not at the front desk welcoming both clients and their pets, you can find her cheering on the Blue Jays or playing softball with friends.

 

Denise is a proud mom of two boys who are all grown up now but you will have to listen to her boast about them. 

Victoria Madigan

Veterinary Technician

 

Victoria is a Registered Veterinary Technician who started at Amherst in 2015 as an Animal Care Attendant and joined us as a Technician in 2021 after graduating from Seneca College. She discovered a major passion for wildlife rehabilitation after working at Toronto Wildlife Centre.

 

She continues to volunteer with wildlife, rescues raccoons in her spare time and dreams of opening her own wildlife rehab center one day.  When she is not at the clinic you can find her roller skating, spending time with her two cats, hiking & camping in Algonquin Park.

Victoria White

Animal Care Attendant

Jocelyne Sweeney-Tobin

Animal Care Attendant

 

Jocelyne (Jos) has been working as an Animal Care Attendant at Amherst Veterinary Hospital since 2021. She has a long history of working in the veterinary and animal care industry, including time at several veterinary hospitals, pet stores, doggy daycares, dog walking and grooming facilities, and animal shelters.

 

When not at work, Jos' days are full taking care of her daughter, Jinora, and her "zoo" of furry creatures, including her giant breed dog "Naga", her two sugar gliders "Doc" and "McFly", and numerous fosters. Jos is a bubbly, happy, and spirited person who always tries to lighten the mood and make everyone's day just a little brighter. 

Chantelle

Animal Care Attendant

 

Chantelle has been an animal care attendant at Amherst Veterinary Hospital since 2017. In Chantelle's free time they enjoy hanging out with their dog, boa constrictor, and two cats.

 

Chantelle plans to seek additional education in the field of herpetology in the hopes of expanding their scaled family.

Taylor

Animal Care Attendant

 

Taylor has been an animal care attendant at Amherst Veterinary Hospital since 2019. When Taylor is not at work you can find her spending time with her two dogs and nieces.

 

In the future Taylor hopes to own a pack of large dogs. If Taylor could own a giraffe, she would. 

Kelsey

Receptionist

 

Kelsey is originally from Kelowna, British Columbia, and has spent their early 20s living and teaching in Japan. When not at work, Kelsey likes watching movies, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and snuggling with their 3 cats: Twoey, Miles, and Baxter. 

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