MEET OUR VETERINARIANS
Dr. Bob Watson, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Bob earned his Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Guelph in 1979, and joined Eglinton Vet after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1984. Bob is well known in the neighbourhood, and prides himself on knowing something special about every client and their pets. He is now caring for second or third generations of pets for many of our families! When not at the clinic, Bob enjoys time with his wife and two daughters and he can often be found on the golf course in the warmer months.
Dr. Beverley Bateman, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Bev first worked at Eglinton Vet as a student in high school and joined the veterinary team full time in 2001 following her graduation from OVC. Prior to coming to EVF, Bev worked in wildlife rehabilitation and traveled to assist small and large animal veterinary practices in East Africa. She was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to join the EVF team immediately after graduation, and became owner of the clinic in 2009. Outside of work, Bev is very busy with her family, including two sons who are constantly on the go, a Golden Retriever named Sunny and three cats.
Dr. Jennifer Hodges, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Jen grew up in North Toronto, working as a summer student at Eglinton Veterinary Facilities. She attended the University of Guelph, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006. Jen has one cat and a Boxer named Sawyer. Jen is our resident expert on nutrition, and has been responsible for the fantastic weight loss of our clinic cat, along with that of many of our patients.
Dr. Natasha Nofal, BVetMed, MRCVS
Dr. Natasha Nofal graduated from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London in 2010. Originally from Devon County, south-west England, Dr. Nofal moved to Toronto in May of this year. After spending the first 18 months of her career in small animal / equine practice, Dr. Nofal spent the last three years in a very busy small animal practice in Kent UK. Dr. Nofal has a unique passion for surgery and will be heading up our Laparoscopy program as well as overseeing our dentistry and traditional surgery programs. Dr. Nofal did not come to Canada alone. Her travel companion is her 5 year old cat named Ramses. Dr. Nofal is very active and enjoys yoga, fitness and rock climbing. While exploring Toronto and getting to know the area, Dr. Nofal has recognized her inner foodie, trying out lots of new eateries and restaurants.
The Veterinary Oath: As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society. I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.