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When your pet requires health care, you want to feel confident that he or she stays in good hands. You expect your veterinarian to treat your pet kindly and to keep you informed on necessary procedures and prescriptions. If there is an emergency during our hours of operation, we will react quickly to provide the best service possible. After-hours emergencies are referred to an emergency clinic.

At Kato Animal Hospital, you won't have to worry about the safety or health of your pet. When you bring your cat, dog, rabbit or guinea pig to our animal hospital in Toronto, ON, you can rest assured that our staff will provide loving, compassionate care. Our staff is always involved in continuing education to provide you with the best service possible.

Who Are We?

In 1982, Dr. Christine Kato founded the Kato Animal Hospital in Toronto, ON, and since that time, she has helped hundreds of pets (and their owners) stay in good shape.

Many of our staff have stayed with us for over a decade, and as a result, we've been able to build long-term relationships with many of our clients.

We encourage our staff to polish their skills through continuing education and frequent meetings. And if we can't perform a specific service for you or your pet, we'll refer you to our laboratory partner, Antech, for a consultation.

Why Choose Us?

At Kato Animal Hospital in Toronto, ON, we understand the importance of keeping up with the times. To accommodate changes in technology, we expanded our building in the 1990s and purchased new digital X-ray equipment in 2007. We later upgraded this equipment in 2012. In 2015, we upgraded to digital dental x-rays, and we look forward to using new software that will make it easier to provide you with internet referrals.

To learn more about our services, call 416-690-2112.

Meet Our Team

The staff at Kato Animal Hospital consists of one full-time veterinarian and one part-time veterinarian, one full- and two part-time receptionists, one full- and one part-time registered veterinary technician and three part-time veterinary assistants.

Our dedicated staff members include:

Dr. Christine Kato with her dog at a Toronto, ON animal hospital

Owner Dr. Christine Kato & Prince, Her German Shepherd

Degrees: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ontario Veterinary College - Guelph & Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto

Memberships: Canadian Veterinary Organization, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Information Network

Dr. Julia Hammond

Julia Hammond, DVM

Degrees: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Prince Edward Island

Memberships: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine


Cristina, Registered Veterinary Technician

Expertise: Technical Skills, Client / Animal Care

Experience: Several years in a small animal clinic.

Diplomas: Graduated with honours from Seneca's Veterinary Technician program.

Hobbies & Interests: Drawing, Painting, Silversmithing, and Reading. Interested in Feline Health and Behaviour.


Amberlee, Registered Veterinary Technician

Experience: Small Animal Practice and Neurology

Accreditations: Graduated with Honours from Seneca College's Veterinary Technician Program

Hobbies & Interests: Baking, Playing Soccer, Sky Diving, Scuba Diving, Playing Pickle Ball, and Playing with My Cat Webber!


Alycia, Receptionist/ Animal Care Attendant

Expertise: Reception/ Animal Care

Experience: Five Years in Animal Care; Previously Was a Shelter Worker for the Toronto Humane Society

Diplomas/ Accreditations: Seneca College, Attended Veterinary Technician program


Julie, Receptionist/Animal Care Attendant & Her Dog, Nari

Expertise: Animal Care

Experience: Has Been Assisting for over a Year

Pets at Home: A Golden Retriever Pup & a Mini Schnauzer


Victoria, Animal Care Attendant/Receptionist & Her Dog, Teddy

Expertise: Animal Care Attendant/Reception

Experience: 4 Years in Animal Care

Accreditations: Previously Attended Seneca College Veterinary Technology Program

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Video Games, Watching Movies, and Cuddling with Her Dog. Interested in Animal Behaviour.


Holly, Animal Care Attendant

Experience: Animal Care Co-operative Education at Various Clinics, and Two Years of Pet Retail Experience

Accreditations: Graduated from St. Lawrence College's Veterinary Assistant Program

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Puzzles, Playing the Saxophone, and Walks with My Dog


Brenda, Receptionist

Expertise: Receptionist/ Animal Care Attendant

Experience: Over 16 Years in Small Animal Clinics

Hobbies & Interests: One Dog, two Cats & Two Children Which Keep Her Very Busy


Cary, Veterinary Receptionist

Expertise: Client/ Patient Care

Experience: Several Years’ Experience in Small Animal Clinics

Hobbies & Interests: Toronto Cat Rescue


Melissa, Canine & Feline Groomer

Expertise: Pet Grooming

Experience: Grooming Dogs & Cats Close to Five Years

Diplomas/ Accreditations: Previous experience as bather/ assistant, animal care attendant; continuing education and apprenticeships in grooming; knowledge of how to trim and style a dog to its breed standard, give economic shave downs or "summer smoothies,” and work with each breed’s coat; working towards certification as a Master Groomer; enjoy being able to groom some old furry friends and meet new ones!

Hobbies & Interests: Pet-centred Hobbies like Agility & Frisbee with My Dog, and Teaching Him Fun Tricks; Trail Riding with My Horse; Caring for My Lovely Fish Tank & a Veiled Chameleon

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