Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Bridle Trail Veterinary Clinic in Unionville, ON! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 905-477-1190 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


Chief of Staff / Veterinarian

Dr. Senta Peltekoff

Dr. Senta Peltekoff grew up in Markham and started at the clinic as a high school student. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph where she received her Honors Bachelor of Science Degree and then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. She returned to work with us in 2001 as a veterinarian. Her main focus is dermatology and she is a member of the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. Her out- of -clinic hours are taken up by her three busy children and German Shepherds.

Dr. Nevena Hristova

Dr. Nevena Hristova is a 1999 veterinary school graduate from Bulgaria. She had a previous degree in veterinary pharmacology. After graduation, she worked at a small animal veterinary clinic in Bulgaria for several years. After she moved to Canada, she worked as a veterinary assistant in an emergency clinic where she was exposed to a high volume of cases, gained a lot of emergency experience and was mentored by a variety of specialists. In 2017, she got her certificate of qualification from the CVMA and obtained her CVO license to practice in Canada. Her primary interests are in emergency medicine and surgery. She also helps foster our stray kittens occasionally. During her free time she likes to meet up with friends, sew and hangout with her 2 girls, husband and 2 fluffy cats at home.

Dr. Cassandra Yau

Dr. Cassandra Yau grew up in Mississauga and attended the University of Toronto, graduating with an Hon. B. Sc. from the University of Toronto in 2004. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010 and has worked in small animal practice since, with some pauses along the way to have 2 daughters. She appreciates the wide scope of veterinary medicine and likes working with pet owners to help care for their cats and dogs. Her primary focus is on behavioural medicine & helping to establish a true connection between owner & pet. In her spare time she enjoys podcasts, food, martial arts, reading and family time.

Dr. Sandra Won

Dr. Sandra Won graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003. She spent several months in Africa volunteering with Christian Veterinary Missions and travelling before returning to Toronto to practice. Her primary area of focus is feline and canine medicine, surgery, and dentistry. In her leisure time, Dr. Won enjoys hanging out with her children & husband, playing ice hockey, playing clarinet with the Markham Concert Band, and being involved in her local community church.

Dr. Erica Fong

Dr. Erica Fong grew up in Markham and began her veterinary career as a high-school co-op student at a local clinic. She attended the University of Guelph where she received her Bachelor Degree with Honors in Bio-Medical Sciences and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013. Erica has continued to practice in Markham since graduation and strives to provide the best healthcare to her furry friends. She has a wide range of interests in veterinary medicine especially in ophthalmology and dentistry. She speaks fluent English and Cantonese. Erica enjoys hiking, travelling, and scuba diving. You can find her spending most of her free time with her husband, son, and very handsome cat named Fred.

Veterinary Technicians

Registered Veterinary Technician & Office Manager


Deanne has been working at our clinic since 1999. She started on the front desk and immersed herself in the veterinary world. She then went on to complete the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and returned to the clinic as our full time R.V.T. With her long time commitment to health and welfare and her compassion and sympathy towards all animals makes her an asset to our team. When she is not taking care of the fur members of your household, she has 3 German Shepherds of her own – Sabin, Rieka and Lucky. And a house is not a home without a black cat (or two!) Raider and Jynx round out this happy household!
Registered Veterinary Technician


Brittany started at Bridle Trail Veterinary Clinic as a grade 12 co-op student in 2009 and came back for her Veterinary Technician co-op placement in 2014. She officially joined our clinic in mid-September 2016. She graduated from the Veterinary Techinican course at Sheridan College in 2018 and became a full RVT in December 2018. She is also a graduate of University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. Her love of animals has been a consistent driving force behind her want to pursue a career in the veterinary field. When she has some free time, she can typically be found cuddling at home with her rescue dog, Athena and her cats, Luna & JJ.
Registered Veterinary Technician


Eugenie is a RVT and a graduate from Sheridan College. She completed her undergraduate studies in graphic design at OCAD University before starting tech school. She started with us in September 2018 completing her placement hours for school and has continued with us after obtaining her “R”. In her spare time, Eugenie enjoys training in powerlifting, practicing the cello and hanging with her cat, Sylvia.
Registered Veterinary Technician


Sharon is a RVT & a graduate from Sheridan College. She was previously at Bridle Trail in 2018 as a highschool co-op student, and came back to complete her college co-op placement before staying with us full time. She became a registered veterinary technician in May 2022. She enjoys painting, drawing, and watching Formula 1. In her spare time, she can be found cuddling with her rabbit & four cats, including our former clinic cat, Woody!
Registered Veterinary Technician


Laura is a Registered Veterinary Technician and a graduate from Sheridan College. She graduated in 2023 and started with us shortly after. She loves taking care of animals and super passionate about learning & growing her skills. When not at the clinic, she loves travelling, music, books (especially the Divergent & Hunger Games series), astrology and polydactyl cats (she has one named Piper).
Registered Veterinary Technician


Jenise is a honours graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College. She graduated in October 2016 and obtained her RVT certification in December later that year. She is currently working double duty for us at Bridle Trail Veterinary Clinic and Chartwell Veterinary Clinic. When she is not working, you can find her at home with her two cats, Ollie and Theo, or spending time with her family and friends.

Support Staff

Client Care Coordinator


Kristin has been working at Bridle Trail Vet Clinic since 2001. She enjoys customer service at the front desk, as well as assisting the technician and veterinarians with the care of our patients. Kristin has appreciated the companionship of many cats and dogs.


Joanna came to us in 2022 as a veterinary assistant placement student and loved us so much she stayed! Prior to assisting she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. When she’s not at the clinic, Joanna enjoys spending her time outdoors with her dog Opie, dancing, and travelling.


Brendan started at Bridle Trail Veterinary Clinic in 2022. He has two cats that were adopted from us back in 2020 (Patricia’s litter!). When he is not in at the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.


Renee came to Bridle Trail in November 2017 as a volunteer and as a Grade 12 co-op student. She now works with us as an ACA after graduating from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her goal is to get into the Ontario Veterinary College to be a veterinarian. When she is not in school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and teaching her dog, Bailey, new tricks.

Clinic Cats

Professional Food Taster


When it is quiet up front, she can usually be found curled up in her bed on the front desk. She will almost certainly come out for treats!

In Loving Memory

(1962 - 2019)

Dr. Janice Selinger

Dr. Janice Selinger was a big part of Bridle Trail Veterinary Clinic for 17 years. She was an integral part of our team that brought much knowledge and passion to the veterinary field. We will always remember her enthusiasm for passing along that knowledge and her excitement over new discoveries.

She will be greatly missed by all the staff here and by the many patients/clients that she has seen over the years, whom she loved very much.



Our little sheriff. Elvis was a big part of our clinic family. In his younger years, he was our official door greeter & would meet everyone in the lobby waiting for their appointments. Always up for a “cookie” and had an arsenal of tricks at the ready to perform for those treats. He loved to “cheer” for his favourite hockey team, the Maple Leafs, and growl at all their opponents. He will forever remain in our hearts and we will miss him greatly.
(2010 - 2021)


Max came to us after his previous owner unexpectedly passed away. We were meant to rehome him, however after a few days of wandering around the clinic he claimed it his home. Dr. Peltekoff’s office became his new napping spot, and the kitchen table was his perch to watch the hustle & bustle of clinic life. He also loved to sit at the front door & watch all the people walking by. We will miss him very much.
(2008 - 2020)


Our little dragon. Phoebe came to us as a feral rescue that didn’t like to be touched. Due to her age & temperament, we knew she wouldn’t find a home easily so we decided to keep her . We nicknamed her “dragon” as she liked to sleep in her cat tree cave & only popped her head out to hiss at us. With COVID-19, it’s been quieter in the clinic and she started to venture out and explore. She loves to people watch and lay out in the afternoon sun. She was a little mooch as well and could always be found right at your feet, at lunch time, waiting for anything to drop. We will all miss our little dragon.