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, BSc., DVM, ICD.DMedical Director
Dr. Oliver Sterbinsky graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 1993. He loves the day-to-day interactions with his colleagues, clients, and patients. In addition to looking after the welfare of Richview Animal Hospital’s pets, he is on the board as a director for the World Animal Protection non-profit.
When he has free time, he enjoys triathlons, spending time with his family, and participating in a variety of charity events. He is also the proud owner of a beautiful and energetic Aussie-doodle 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. Benjamin FullerAssociate Veterinarian
After Dr. Benjamin Fuller attended the University of Guelph for his undergraduate degree, he graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2021. He is very passionate about animal welfare, geriatric patient care, and internal medicine, using the newest medical techniques and diagnostics to provide the longest and happiest life for his patients.
In his spare time, he likes to spend time outdoors hiking, biking, gardening, and skiing in the winter.
'The best part of my day is hearing someone say ‘they’re like a new dog,’ or ‘they’re like a puppy again!’ I love being able to make a difference for these pets and their worried owners.'
Dr. Jennifer Portch, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Jennifer Portch graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1996 and joined Richview in 2001. She puts all of her energy into every appointment she performs, taking the time to really listen to her clients before examining their pets. The word most often used to describe Dr. Portch is “thorough.” She takes great pride in the many long relationships she has built with the clients of Richview Animal Hospital over her many years here.
Dr. Portch owns two cats – brothers – named Sherman (for William Tecumseh Sherman) and Beauregard (for Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard) and two dogs – Blucher (for General Blucher) and Monty (for General Montgomery). In her spare time, she enjoys baking, gardening, and hiking with Blu and Monty.
'Great clientele make it easy to be a good doctor!'
Dr. Kai Moore, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Kai Moore graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2020 after attending the University of Guelph for her undergraduate degree. Her attention to detail and compassion for her patients provides owners with a sense of security when their pets are in her care.
At home, she has an adorable cat named Xander that she describes as, “The most handsome orange cat there ever was.” In her free time, she likes cycling, traveling to new places and trying out different cuisines with her friends.
'My favourite thing about working in this field is being able to advocate for animals who cannot advocate for themselves.'
Teresa graduated from the University of Toronto and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree. She grew up always having pets in her home and developed a deep love for them and animal care as a whole. Teresa uses her passion for animal care as her foundation when managing Richview Animal Hospital, always prioritizing the safety and well-being of the animals that come into the hospital.
At home, she has a small zoo of her own consisting of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish, and birds. She is an avid Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan, always trying to catch a game in her free time. When she has a moment to take a vacation, her favourite spot is Walt Disney World.
'My favourite thing about working with animals is getting to cuddle with all the puppies and kittens! I also love meeting others that love their animals as much as I love mine.'
ClaudiaTeam Lead Registered Veterinary Technician
Claudia graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College. She cares for each patient that comes into the clinic as if they were her own, showing them compassion and kindness to the highest degree.
She has 2 cats of her own named Theo, who loves to eat and fetch, and Glitch. Claudia loves to read, practice yoga, and watch Netflix!
'I love 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.'
Anna graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2021. She has always had a love for animals, and being able to work closely with them every day has allowed her to explore her interests in animal welfare.
Anna’s pack at home includes her 3 dogs named Mochi, Milo, and Kuma. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing, and skiing/snowboarding in the winter.
'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.'
Chantal graduated from Northern College’s Veterinary Technician Wildlife Rehabilitation Program, and with over 7 years working in the animal industry, she has brought her love of animals with her every step of the way.
She has a 9-year-old cat named Sorcha, who she found in a parking lot and later adopted. Chantal describes her as a “scaredy cat” that loves being brushed and has a preference for dogs over other cats. When Chantal is not at the clinic, she loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys playing video and board games.
'My favourite thing about working with animals is that I get to spend everyday with all kinds of dogs and cats. I love seeing their different personalities, it makes work different everyday!'
KrystalRegistered Veterinary Technician
Krystal graduated from University with a Bachelor of Science degree, with Honours, and then later went on to graduate from Sheridan College’s Veterinary Technician Program. Krystal has always had a great passion for animals, previously volunteering with the Etobicoke Humane Society, Toronto Wildlife Centre in Wildlife Rehab, and the Community Association for Riders with Disabilities.
Outside of the animal health industry, Krystal enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen, learning new languages, and falling asleep with a good book in hand. Currently, she does not own any animals herself, but she previously had 2 rats named Miso and Nori!
'My favourite thing about working with animals is experiencing their different personalities!'
LauraRegistered Veterinary Technician
Laura graduated from Seneca College in the spring of 2021 and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since August of that same year. She has been involved in veterinary medicine and the care of animals since 2018, in addition to having had dogs and cats all of her life.
Outside of work, she takes an avid interest in fostering kittens, walking her dogs to Starbucks, and dying her hair fun colours! Included in Laura’s impressive animal pack at home are a cat, 2 dogs, a frog, a snake, a gecko, and a hamster. Embodying a true animal lover!
'My favourite thing about working with animals is being able to advocate for the voiceless and giving them love. I also enjoy helping owners reach a breakthrough or ‘aha’ moment with their pet.'
Sardeep graduated from Sheridan College’s Veterinary Technician program. She has had a lot of large animal experience. Growing up she cared for horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs, due to her family previously owning farm animals. She has also had lots of practical experience in small animal veterinary medicine as a volunteer and during co-op placements.
Sardeep has many pets, a 3-year-old Husky-Shepherd mix named Luna, that she rescued, two budgies, 18 chickens, and a Crested Gecko! In her free time, she likes hiking, fishing, camping, going to the drive-in, and long road trips.
'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.'
AsherTeam Lead Senior Client Relations Specialist
Asher has over 17 years in the hospitality industry, bringing diverse expertise and knowledge to his senior role at Richview Animal Hospital. During his time at school, he studied music (Classical Voice) at York University, contributing to his love for the musical arts. He loves to be around animals of all kinds and is the proud owner of an adorable 8-year-old cat named Ninja, who has the cutest black spot on his nose.
In his free time, he likes to watch his favourite sports teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and is constantly trying to improve his fried chicken recipe, which he believes is the best. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, step-son, and his new baby girl!
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else”.
– Yogi Berra
Megan-MarieSenior Client Relations Specialist
Megan-Marie completed 2 years in the Life Sciences program at the University of Toronto. She has extensive experience in customer service and hospitality as she currently works as a flight attendant when she is not at Richview Animal Hospital.
Due to the nature of being a flight attendant, she is unable to have pets of her own, but she considers herself the “Cool Doggy Aunt” who is always willing to give free snuggles. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, art, and is working on getting her private pilot license!
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” - by Josh Billings
Abi has years of experience working in the customer service industry and has been part of the veterinary medicine industry for the past 4 years. When she is not at work assisting the technicians and doctors care for our client’s pets during appointments and surgeries, she volunteers at a Kitten Rescue. Her passion for animal welfare and her drive to expand her knowledge is part of what makes her such a versatile and successful member of our team.
Abi owns many animals: she has 2 dogs, named Violet and Rey, 3 cats named Albus, Turtle, and Oatmeal, a Chinchilla named Churro, and an Axolotl named Mudkip. In her free time, she likes to foster kittens, play video games and work up a sweat at the gym.
'My favourite thing about working with animals is seeing the interesting cases that come in and witnessing the positive outcomes.'
BellaClient Relations Specialist
Bella studied at the University of British Columbia for her undergraduate degree, earning her a Bachelor of Psychology. She also spent a year abroad in the Netherlands, majoring in ‘Gender Diversity Studies.’ Despite her experience in human health care, she has always been drawn to working with animals in some capacity since she grew up caring for her family’s Jack Russell Terrier, Montana, who lived to be 19! She also has an interest in media which she has incorporated into her role at Richview, heading the Social Media pages.
Currently, she owns a feisty orange cat named Finn and a 3-year-old Golden Lab named Kiva, who she rescued at a year old. In her free time, she loves to teach Kiva tricks (her favourite is getting Kiva to “whisper”), SUP boarding, hiking, biking and rollerblading, all of which she likes to do with her dog by her side.
'My favourite thing about working with animals is being able to play a role in their health and happiness. Additionally, being able to advocate for animals gives me a deeper sense of purpose through caring for innocent and voiceless creatures.'
Jill graduated from a Medical Laboratory Technician program and has years of experience working in the human medical industry. When she was in secondary school, she participated in co-op with several businesses in the animal industry, such as grooming and other veterinary offices. After her experience working in both human and animal medicine, she found that she preferred working in the animal care industry.
At home, she has 2 cats named Cami, who is a Calico that she describes as “spicy,” and Khalee who is a lovely Highland Lynx. She also has a new Jack Russel puppy named Penny that constantly keeps her on her toes! In her free time, she likes to cook and try new foods, do activities at the cottage, relax by the fire, and, most of all, spend time with her niece and nephew.
'Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot
Mike graduated from the Conestoga College Culinary Management program in Waterloo. He has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry that he brings to his role at Richview Animal Hospital. Not only does he provide clients with a friendly face the moment they walk through the door, but he also assists medical staff in caring for their pets during their appointments. His experience allows him to provide clients with exceptional care and service whenever they are in need.
At home, Mike has a freshwater tank with many tropical fish. In his free time, he enjoys playing video and board games, as well as cooking and baking!
'My favourite thing about working with the animals is being able to watch our clients’ puppies and kittens grow into adults!'
Nelson attended Chaminade College School and enrolled as a Specialized High School Major in the environment sector. He participated in the ‘Outdoors and Eco School Club.’ His other experience and interests outside of animal care are as an Automotive and Vespa technician and a landscaper.
In Nelson’s free time, he likes to hunt, fish, ride his dirt bike and work 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.'