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!

Dr. Senta Peltekoff

Owner / Veterinarian

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.  She has a special interest in dentistry and dermatology . Her out- of -clinic hours are taken up by her three busy children and three German Shepherds.

Dr. Cassandra Yau

Veterinarian

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. In her spare time she enjoys podcasts, food, martial arts, reading and family time.

Dr. Nevena Hristova

Veterinarian

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. Sandra Won

Veterinarian

On maternity leave until September 2021

 

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.

Deanne

RVT

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. You will be hard pressed to find her without her trusty sidekick Elvis, who is one of Bridle Trail’s official greeters. Elvis has 2 minions, a German Shepherd – Sabin, and a rescue Podenco/Shepherd cross Valkyrie who are 404 emergency clinic blood donors. And a house is not a home without a black cat (or two!) Raider and Jynx round out this happy household!

Brittany

RVT

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 Pekepoo, Charlie and her kitten, Luna.

Jenise

RVT

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. 

Eugenie

Veterinary Technician

Eugenie is a recent veterinary technician 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 through the summer. In her spare time, Eugenie enjoys training in powerlifting, practicing the cello and hanging with her cat, Sylvia. 

Kristin

Receptionist / Vet Assistant

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.

Renee

Animal Care Attendant

Renee came to Bridle Trail in November 2017 as a volunteer and as a co-op student in grade 12. She now works with us as an ACA while she is going through school. She is currently in her second year at York University working towards her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a goal of getting into the Ontario Veterinary College. Renee is currently awaiting the arrival of her puppy in Spring 2021. When she is not in school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and spending as much time with her friends animals as possible.

Vixen & Patricia

Clinic Cats

Vixen: 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!

Patricia: She is our newest addition. She likes to sit up high in our treatment room so she can observe everything that goes on in the clinic.

In Loving Memory

Dr. Janice Selinger

(1962 - 2019)

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.

Phoebe

(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 out little dragon.