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.
Caring, Compassionate Care for your Pet Needs
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.
Our Professional, Attentive Etobicoke Veterinarians will Give Your Dog or Cat the Compassionate Treatment They Deserve
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.
Contact Our Etobicoke Vet Team Today!
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. Catalina Contreras, DVM
Veterinarian Catalina has a Veterinary Medicine degree from University College of Dublin. Her biggest passion when not working is to travel as much as possible. She likes to relax at home watching Netflix or going out with friends and unwind with a good meal. Catalina has a dog, Kalua who loves to chase rocks. Her cat, Shadow, comes from a rescue. She had a tail injury during Halloween, which resulted in losing her tail. She was supposed to only be a foster cat until her tail healed but is now the spoilt queen of our home.
"It’s always a beautiful day when I get to help a furry member of your family feel better."
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.
Dr. Olenka Pastuszok, DVM
Dr Pastuszok graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, in 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, biking, canoeing, candle making. Her cat, Dave, is a large senior orange cat. He is a retired blood donor from Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” - Benjamin Franklin
Dr Kai Moore
Dr Kai Moore Graduated from Ontario Veterinary College. She adopted a cat Zeke. Everyone thinks her pet is the sweetest cat. She loves to eat and try new foods. She also enjoys travelling and visited some Asian countries already.
“I love that veterinary medicine gives me the opportunity to advocate for animals that can’t speak for themselves.”
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!"
Senior Veterinary Technician
Charlene graduated from Seneca College in 2015 and became a licensed RVT in 2016.
She is passionate in providing optimal health care to patients and strongly believes patients should be treated with the utmost care and compassion. She strives to provide a pleasant visit for every patient/client that comes to our clinic. Charlene takes pride in opportunities to educate clients on how to best tend to their fur babies.
On her days off, she loves to rearrange the setting of her five hamsters' tank and watch them play. She also enjoys eating out, traveling, and drinking bubble tea.
"I believe we have an important responsibilty to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. I am proud to work among pet owners and a team that shares the same views."
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.”
Chantal completed the veterinary technician program from the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology. She also completed a a wildlife rehabilitation and grooming program.
Chantal has a cat named Sorcha. She is a rescue and very timid. She follows her roommates' cat everywhere even though he doesn’t give her the time of day. It's like a romantic comedy where she is the lovesick girl that’s fallen for the tough, bad boy at school. Chantal Enjoys being with friends and watching movies or playing boardgames. She also enjoys catching up on her favorite shows, writing, music, and taking naps.
“Not everyone understands the animal thing; the attachment to them and the love and joy they can bring us. So being in a group or team where everyone's main focus and drive is to help and protect these beautiful creatures is an amazing thing and what draws me to this field.” - Will Rodgers
Graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College, Margaret has experience working with small, large and some exotic animals in both general practice and emergency medicine. her passions includes nutrition and dentistry and she is excited to help animals and educate people in these areas.
Margaret has a husky named Ari who loves to run and play with other dogs. she loves to spend time with her dog, enjoy nature, practice martial arts and is currently getting into photography.
“Saving one animal may not change the world, but it will surely change the world for that one animal.”
Kara-Lee has completed the Veterinary Technician Program at Sheridan College. She has
a 10 year old dog, Bear, that still plays like a puppy! No one can believe his age. His name is
half because he looks like a skinny Polar Bear and half because of Bear Grylls. Kara-Lee loves to read, hiking with Brad and Bear, and listening to music.
Quote :"I love that I am learning every single day on the job. There is so much to learn and know, which
ensures I am constantly challenged in my work, which I love!"
Senior Client 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."
Senior Client 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
Ania graduated from the University of Guelph and received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology and a Master of Science in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Her thesis was based on the polar bears residing at the Toronto Zoo. She has a passion for animal welfare and for wildlife, and hopes to build her own animal sanctuary in the near future. Ania has animal care experience from working at the OSPCA, an exotic animal shelter, and previous veterinary clinics. She also has a dog named Pepper, a Cocker Spaniel. He will be turning 15 years old this year but still has the energy of a 5-year-old. Hiking, biking, reading, painting, drawing, and nature photography are only a few other of Ania’s interests.
“Not a single creature on earth has more or less right to be here.” - Anthony D. Williams
Client Relations Specialist
Laura graduated from George Brown College with a degree in Fine Studio Arts. She volunteered at animal hospitals and shelters since she was a little girl. She has grown up with animals her entire life and spent most of her summers as a child on her aunt and uncle farm. She even had her own pet cow, Sammy. She adopted a senior rescue dog named Bobbie two years ago. It took a lot to get her to trust humans again as she had a rough start but now she is the happiest little dog ever. Laura is a vegan and loves discovering vegan restaurants in the city. She loves reading, cooking and collecting vinyl records.
“Until one has loved an animal - a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”
Client Relations Specialist
Chloe is currently a first-year veterinary technician student enrolled at Algonquin College.She has two pets, a cat and a dog. Her dog, Finnegan, is 12 years old and she is a soft-coated wheaten terrier. She also has a 2-year-old grey and white tabby cat named Toad. Toad was rescued and brought as a kitten, with his sisters and mother, from the streets. Toad was 5 months old when we adopted him, and he has become a great companion for our older dog. Chloe enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as, participated in physical activity such as swimming, cycling, running, or walking. I love the outdoors and staying active.
My favorite aspect of working in this field would be the joy of helping others. This entire industry was built around providing care, assistance, and guidance to owners and their beloved pets. People consider their pets as family members, which they have entrusted us to provide the best care possible. Though this is a big responsibility, it ends up feeling great when you can hand back their pet and see the happiness on their face when their companion is back to being healthy and happy again
Emma has completed her biomedical degree at the University of Guelph. She has a cat Toby. He is 13 years old and like to imitate fire sirens. Emma loves to play Ringette, Cross country and go Skiing.
“The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can’t ask his patients what is the matter. He’s got to just know.” - Will Rodgers
Juan is currently at Humber College for Police Foundations. Meanie, his cat, loves to play fetch, hide and seek, and tag. She also knows how to open drawers.
One of his hobbies is playing video games. he also enjoys training with the Canadian Military and swimming.
“Teamwork makes the dream work.”
Nelson attend Chaminade College School as a grade twelve student enrolled as a Specialized High School Major in the environment sector and participate in the outdoors and eco school club. He has some work experience in areas other than the veterinarian industry such as an Automotive and Vespa technician and as a landscaper. Some of his hobbies and past time are hunting, fishing, dirtbikeriding and working on classic cars and motorcycles.
“My favourite aspects about working in the veterinary industry are cooperatively working with people to achieve animal health and being able to personal connection with the animals.” - Nelson
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!