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!
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!
Dr. Oliver Sterbinsky, DVMMedical Director
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. Patricia Sailer, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Patricia Sailer graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh. Dr. Sailer enjoys ultimate frisbee, yoga, running or rock climbing outdoors.
'My favorite part of working in veterinary medicine is the joy of helping others.'
Dr. Darragh Newman, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Newman graduated from University College Dublin in Ireland and worked for 2 years in a Small Animal Practice in the United Kingdom. His family rescued Willow as a puppy from a bad situation. They thought she was going to be a Cockapoo, but she kept growing and growing and is now double the size of a standard Cockapoo. She is actually a friendly, energetic Labradoodle! In his spare time, Dr. Newman likes to go out and meet with friends, travel, exercise, and spend time outdoors!
'I love being able to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves!'
Dr. Alex WarrakVeterinarian
From a young age, Dr. Warrak dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. He grew up on a small family farm, and he was surrounded by animals. Not just cats and dogs, but also chickens, goats, cows, horses, as well as salamanders, frogs, and insects! His major breakthrough was when he lost his beloved dog to unknown causes. At 16-years-old, the pursuit of becoming a veterinarian crystallized in that moment of grief.
In 1991, Dr. Warrak graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. After graduation, he did a surgical internship at Alfortveterinary school in Paris, France. His passion for surgery was above all, so he decided to go back to Brazil to work at a private practice for a couple of years, immersing himself in the field of surgery through academia. Dr. Warrak completed his Masters at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, a Ph.D. at the University of Zurich, and then completed the ACVS Approved Small Animal Residency Surgical Program at theUniversity of Illinois. His work was also awarded as Best Research Paper by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005!
Dr. Warrak has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Small Animal Surgery in academia and private practice. He was a faculty member at the University of Montreal and was involved in research at the UHN,SickKids, and Western University. He has performed advanced soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures. His clinical approach is to focus on the individual case, as every patient has their own specific treatment.
In his spare time, Dr. Warrak dedicates his energy to his family and animals. He loves to cook, listen to music, travel, practise BrazilianJiu-Jitsu, and learn different languages.
Dr. Warrak is looking forward to meeting you and your furry family members!
Dr. Jennifer Portch, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
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. Kai Moore, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
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 traveling 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.'
Dr. Harveen GrewalVeterinarian
Dr. Grewal graduated from St. George’s University and spent one year at Cornell University in New York while doing her clinical rotations. Throughout her life, Dr. Grewal has lived in Canada and India. She knew she had a passion for animals while living in India and brought home dogs and cats wanting to help them. Her family has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Benji and she lives with her fiancé and their two dogs.
'I’m happy when I come into work and I’m around animals'
Lisa loves working with her incredible team every day. 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 every day to prolong the lives of our furry family members'.
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.
ClaudiaTeam Lead Veterinary Technician
Claudia graduated from the Veterinary Technician program of Seneca College. She has a cat, Theo, who loves to eat and fetche. Claudia loves to read, practice yoga and watch Netflix!
'Working with like minded people who are just as dedicated to providing gold standard care to our furry friends and being able to advocate for them as best we can'.
KrystalRegistered 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.
MaggieRegistered Veterinary Technician
Maggie Graduated from Veterinary Technician Program in 2018. She enjoys reading, crocheting, hanging out with her cats. Kevin, only had 3 legs and severe separation anxiety and Nina has severe food allergies.
“I love being able to help people and their pets in need. Seeing a pet leave the clinic happy is the best feeling”
EmilyRegistered Veterinary Technician
Emily graduated from Ridgetown College in 2005. She has experience in exotics, emergency, and critical care, lots in the clinic for weight loss or training as well. Emily has been an active Registered Veterinary Technician for 15 years. Her dog, Hans, is a 49kilogram, one-eyed, young, gangly german shepherd who is always in the way trying to get pets and love. Emily has a cat called Nut (pronounced Newt). She is her female dwarf cat who is only 2 kg forever. Finally, Emily has a cat 10m old Shogun (nicknamed goonie), orange cat who will steal the food right off your plate in front of you.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mohandas Gandhi
DanielleRegistered Veterinary Technician
Danielle has graduated from the veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College. She has a cat named Bruce Wayne. He is adorable and very vocal. Danielle likes going on Hikes, playing cards and board games.
“I love coming to work and interacting with all the smiling furry faces”
KaylaRegistered Veterinary Technician
Graduated from Seneca College. She also volunteered in Animal Shelters and worked with mini pigs. Kayla adopted her cat as a bottle baby. She bottle-fed him every couple of hours since his mom abandoned the litter. Kayla likes to read, meditate, paint, cook, and try new food.
“Taking care of those who can't speak for themselves has to be the most rewarding part of this job”
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 difference 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 board games. 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
KaitlynRegistered Veterinary Technician
Kaitlyn Graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College. She has a beautiful 8 month old Safe is a Himalayan and Bengal mix and she loves to suck on the sheet before she goes to sleep. She likes to go on runs, and working out at the gym. She also, like spending an enormous about of time with her family especially her sister.
“Being able to communicate with clients and be able to help animals in need. As well as, never knowing what will be coming through the door, either a routine vaccination or an urgent emergency.”
Sardeep had a lot of large animal experience growing up involving dealing with horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs in the past as her family previously owned farm animals. She also had lots of practical experience in Small Animal Veterinary medicine as a volunteer and during co-op placements for the last 2 years. Sardeep Graduated with honours from George Brown College in “Pre-Health Sciences.” Sardeep has many pets! She has two budgies named Luna and Pistachio that are almost 7 years old. She has also a dog named Luna. Luna is a 2-year-old Husky-Shepherd mix that she rescued a year and a half ago. She also has a Corn Snake and a Crested Gecko! Sardeep likes hiking, fishing, camping, off roading, going on long road trips and really anything that has to do with the outdoors.
'My favourite aspect about working in this industry is being a voice for those that do not have their own. All animals deserve love and the highest quality of care and I strive every day to learn as much as I can so that I am able to provide the best care for every animal. I have always known that I belong in this industry since I was a child as I always have a love for animals and wanting to be around them all the time. I love learning and expanding my knowledge when it comes to medicine, health, and treatment of animals. I love learning and plan on continuing my education to a higher level.'
Ariana, has been working in the veterinary field for over 5 years. Growing up beside the Bruce trail, she spent many hours in the forest where she gained an appreciation for the local wildlife. She has always looked up to animal advocates like Sir David Attenborough and Steve Irwin. Animals have always held a special place in her heart and she is looking forward to a career dedicated to providing them with the best care possible. Ariana has a senior cat, dog and hamster. Along with two snakes, two budgies, a crested gecko and a planted freshwater aquarium. Both her snakes and gecko don’t have eyelids. She likes Hiking, camping, photography, kayaking and canoeing.
“Nature is our biggest ally and greatest inspiration”. – Sir David Attenborough
Anna graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management, Marketing. She is also a Seneca College graduate 2021 with a Veterinary Technician Diploma. Anna has Milo, a tan coloured 9-year-old Jack Russell/Papillon mix who aspires to be Charmander from Pokemon. He even has his tail groomed to resemble Charmander’s fire tail! Some of her favourite hobbies include outdoor camping, fishing, hiking and skiing.
'I am proud to work in an industry where there is unconditional love for all of our fur animals and the ultimate goal involves promoting patient healthcare and quality of life.'
Nuha has over 3 years of experience in clinical practice and is a graduate of the Veterinary Technician Program from Seneca College. Nuha enjoys hiking on new trails, reading and spending time with her favorite fur friends.
“Everyday is a good day to play with puppies!”
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, dirt bike riding and working on classic cars and motorcycles.
“My favorite 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
JubileeSenior Client Relations Specialist
Jubilee has 2 cats, Suli, a tuxedo cat and Ben. Toxedo was originally from a foster home. She is incredibly playful and cuddly. When she’s awake, all she does is stand over her toy and meow until you play with her. She loves to run in circles! When she’s asleep, she likes to be covered up and hugged. Jubilee loves to draw. Recently, she started to work on digital art. She also love puzzles, board games, and baking. Her favorite things to bake are chocolate macaroons.
'When it comes to pets, we are all the same. We all want to protect our animal companions and to make them feel safe. This means that we also all feel pretty helpless when our little friends are hurting. I love working in an environment where we can provide support and care for those who rely on us the most. Everyone who comes to Jane Animal Hospital is here because they have someone precious to look after and so being able to provide relief for those people is amazing.'
Megan-MarieSenior Client Relations Specialist
Megan-Marie graduated from Life Science from University of Toronto. She enjoys Traveling, plane spotting, drawing/painting and roller skating.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” - by Josh Billings
AsherSenior Client Relations Specialist
Asher has more than 17 years of experience in the service industry. He loves cooking, singing and going to the theater. He has a beautiful cat called Ninja.
“Love to be there to help support fur parents with whatever they need”
MikeClient Relations Specialist
Mike has graduated from a Culinary Management program. He Worked in Hospitality for over 5 years. Mike is a Huge nerd that loves video and board games. As well as a pretty good cook and bake
“Being able to help and improve the lives of animals to the best of our ability.”
MatthewClient Relations Specialist
Matthew has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology. He has experience as a Client Care Specialist. His cat can learn tricks for food, VERY food motivated. He loves Wildlife Photography, camping, technology and video games.
“Helping out people and their extended family”
JazmynneClient Relations Specialist
Jazmynne volunteered with the Toronto Cat Rescue. She has only owned female pets so far. She has had her oldest cat Luci since she was in middle school, and she met her 2 younger cats during her volunteering at the rescue. Jazmynne loves to read, especially science fiction novels. She also loves writing and art.
“I have a genuine passion for both animals, and customer service. I feel like in this role I can combine both of those things and I am very hopeful that I will be able to thrive in this environment!”
DulceClient Relations Specialist
Dulce has a Bachelor of Interior Design and experience with in-flight service attendant. Her cat loves giving high-fives and his favorite toy is an avocado. In her spare time, Dulce enjoys turning your average IKEA furniture into high end furniture pieces.
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone” - Ronald Reagan
AnastasiaClient Relations Specialist
Anastasia has more than 5 years of experience in the customer service industry. Anastasia has a cat, Cereal, with only has four teeth, but she’s still very good at biting. She has another cat, Havarti, who loves to be picked up and held in the kitchen any time she is cooking dinner. Anastasia likes Reading science fiction and poetry, Writing short stories, Listening to calming cat music with her cats.
'I love the idea of working in an industry where the clients I get to meet range from friendly people to adorable pups and kitties- I look forward to doing my part to ensure the absolute best service for both our clients and our patients!'
RebekahClient Relations Specialist
Rebekah has over 7 years of experience in Customer service. Max, her dog loves to play fetch and enjoys taking naps on her lap. Rebekah enjoys spending time with family and being creative in her free time by painting.
“People don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care” - Theodore Roosevelt
JoannaClient Relations Specialist
Joanna Has has over 7 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She thought her cats how to fetch bouncy balls and bring them back to her. During her spare time She loves to cook, play video games, go on walks and knit. She also loves to read and Spend spend a lot of time watching Netflix.
“The better I get to know humans, the more I find myself loving dogs.” - Charles de Gaulle
DaniaClient Relations Specialist
DaniaClient Relations SpecialistDania graduated from George Brown College with an advanced diploma in Interior Design Technology. She is currently attending Georgian College for the Veterinary Technician Program. Dania Volunteered at the Toronto Wildlife Center. She also worked as Flight Attendant for Air Canada and as a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Dania has a Beagle/ Hound named Salsa, she is 3 years old, a Yellow Belly Slider named Nick, and a red-eared slider, Max, with loads of personality. Dania enjoys playing soccer, traveling the world, and visit her family in Nicaragua, El Salvador.
''We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.' - Konstantin Jireček
KathleenClient Relations Specialist
Kathleen has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shenandoah University in Virginia, USA. She has a dog, Tokyo, a sassy Shiba whose favorite pastime is chasing leaves, and greeting every dog or person she sees with a wiggle. Kathleen enjoys traveling, photography, and trying new yoga classes.
“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.”