Our Careteam

Nela Hunter

Hospital Manager/Veterinary Technician

Nela joined our team in 2001. She is no stranger to animal care, having owned and worked with both small and large animals for many years, as well as possessing extensive work experience in the veterinary industry. In addition to her duties as a Veterinary Technician, Nela also oversees the day to day operation of the hospital. She loves to interact with clients and their pets and wants to ensure that your experience with us is gratifying. Her passion is breeding and raising race-bred Quarter horses at her farm. She loves her Australian shepherds and many rescued barn cats.

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Registered Veterinary Technician

Mary is the backbone of our hospital in behind the scenes. She pays attention to all details to ensure your loved ones are cared for. Animals are part of her life blood. She worked as a zookeeper in China for 18 years before immigrating to Canada in 2000. Along with her husband and one son she settled in Ottawa. She then attended Algonquin College for the veterinary technician program and graduated in 2008. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician in good standing and has been on staff with us since November 2011. Mary carries out her nursing position with a gentle hand and very compassionate manner. Mary communicates with our clients in both English and Mandarin.

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Mehdi Dabirsiaghi

Veterinary Technician

Mehdi was born in Tehran, Iran and graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at Karaj University in 2005.  He is in the process of obtaining his CVO license while working as a veterinary technician at the Animal Hospital of Unionville .  He has 10 years experience in the Ostrich and poultry industry being one of only 3 veterinarians in Iran specializing in Ostriches.  His hobbies include animals and traveling and he can communicate with our clients in both English and Persian.  Look for him as he goes through preliminary history with your furry family members after they arrive for their visit with us.

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Karen Leung

Client Services Manager

Karen is our afternoon coordinator. She will welcome you and your pet in both English and Cantonese. Karen is here to assist you with your requests and explain the treatment your pet received as well as the associated billing. She will ensure your next required appointment is booked and give you a reminder call for any scheduled procedures that are required. She is fluent in English and Cantonese.

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Angela Lyon


Angela joined our team in August 2017 in the position of co- ordinator. She grew up on a big hobby horse farm in Nova Scotia and then moved to Ontario in 2004 with her 4 horses and other animals. She attended Durham College for the Animal Care program and has since graduated in April 2017 with a certificate and diploma. Angela has extensive experience working in the veterinary field. Angela will welcome you and your pet to our clinic, book your appointments and follow ups and answer your questions regarding the care and nutrition for your pet. She is also the bridge between the reception area and the treatment area where the doctors and staff are caring for your pet. Angela also assists in the comfort and care of all animals whether in the hospital or boarding facility. When not at work, Angela enjoys going to the gym, visiting her 35 year old horse, Wrangler and spending time with her puppy, Rambo.

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Shear Purrfection, Inc

All Breed Dog and Cat Grooming

 Our family run business has been providing the Markham/Unionville area with premium pet grooming since 1988. Vicki, a veterinary technician has been breeding and showing Canada’s top Maltese under the Four Halls banner for 30 plus years. Grooming is not only the ability to bath a dog and cut nails but requires an artist’s eye to create the right look for each individual pet. Vicki has been said to carve a dog out of hair! Lori, although a trained Geologist, couldn’t resist the lure of working with animals for too long. She has been working with Vicki since the business opened,  but only works part time now in order to be available for her family. 

Our Shop not only provides the industry standards such as clipping, nail trims, bathing and finishing scissoring but also ear cleaning, anal gland expressing and de-matting (within reason to the comfort of the pet). Our unique area that we specialize in is cats. Anything from a comb out to a fancy lion clip can be done (cat willing). Of course bathing, ear cleaning and nail trimming are part of the job too. Believe it or not, most cats behave very well and feel pretty good after they are done. Shear Purrfection is currently taking on new clients with small to medium sized dogs, (and of course we always accept new cats).

 Please feel free to give us a call at 905-305-6157

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