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.
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:
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
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
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