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. Since graduating her primary practice focus is exclusively cats and dogs. She stays current with conferences, journals and VIN. Her out- of -clinic hours are taken up by her three busy children and three German Shepherds.
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. 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. She is the proud owner of a rescued 3-legged Himalayan kitty. Over the years he has calmly welcomed each of Dr. Won's five young children into his home, and enjoys watching their antics when he is not napping. In her leisure time, Dr. Won enjoys playing ice hockey, playing clarinet with the Markham Concert Band, and being involved in her local community church.
RVTs (on the left) - Jenise, Deanne & Brittany, Vet Tech Student - Eugenie, & Receptionist - Kristin
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 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 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 is currently a veterinary technician student at 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 and practicing the cello.
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.
Vixen is our clinic cat. 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!
Jessica is our other clinic. Usually she hides in the back in her nice cozy bed. She was a rescue that is still shy around humans, though she has made much improvement in her time with us. You may see her poke her head around the corner to check things out, every once in a while.
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.