The veterinarians at Eglinton Vet are supported by a compassionate team including our practice manager, customer service team, veterinary technicians and animal care assistants. We are pet owners just like our clients!
Meet The Eglinton Vet Team
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 the Ontario Veterinary College. 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, became an owner of the clinic in 2009 and she continues to be our managing veterinarian. Outside of work, Bev is very busy with her family, including two sons who are constantly on the go, a Golden Retriever and three cats. She is also very active in advocacy for people with Lyme disease, using her veterinary knowledge to help humans as well. Dr. Bev's philosophy towards medicine has evolved over the years, and she recognizes the benefits of a "holistic" view towards each patient. She is currently in training to become certified in veterinary acupuncture, which has the potential to help our patient with acute and chronic pain along with other medical issues.
Dr. Josh Skapinker, B.Sc, M.Sc, D.V.M
Josh, like many of our veterinarians, grew up in the neighbourhood, before completing his B.Sc with Honours in Biology at the University of Western Ontario and his M.Sc in Animal Physiology and Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Josh has had the opportunity to work with a variety of exotic species including Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Impala, and Elephants, and has a passion for wildlife conservation. He was excited to further his special interests in dermatology, cardiology, and surgery at EVF following the completion of his DVM with Honours at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. When outside the clinic, Josh enjoys spending time with his family and their Bearded Collie named Benny, as well as travelling overseas and enjoying outdoor activities in both the summer and winter.
Dr. Jessica Chong, D.V.M
Dr. Jess was born and raised in Toronto and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005. She is a firm believer in preventative medicine with a passion for surgery and minimally invasive procedures. Jess was trained in laparoscopic procedures in 2014, and brings this skill set to Eglinton Vet once per week. When she is not at work, Jess loves the outdoors and she is busy chasing a toddler. Jess is on the lookout for a new furry addition to the family but the right four-legged friend has yet to appear.
Sandra has been in the veterinary field for many years, bringing her skills and experience to Eglinton Vet in 2008. She graduated from Seneca College's Veterinary Technician program in 2003 and obtained her designation as an RVT shortly thereafter. Sandra takes great satisfaction from helping to keep our client's pets happy and healthy. She is particularly interested in surgery, and has helped us to get our successful laparoscopic surgery program off the ground.
Harry has worked at EVF for a number of decades, caring for at least generations of our patients (30+ years!). His work occurs mostly 'behind the scenes' where Harry can be found assisting our doctors and assistants, as well as maintaining the facility. He is our own personal "MacGyver" and can fix or build almost anything. Harry is also primarily responsibly for any dog bathing that occurs at the hospital.
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Bo joined the EVF team in the summer of 2014. At that time she was presented to our doctors grossly obese and suffering from diabetes mellitus. Her owner was unable to continue her care, and we were lucky enough to be in a position to adopt her as our own; she moved into the offices on the second floor of the clinic building, happily becoming the only cat after leaving a home with many other pets. Bo was immediately started on a prescription calorie control diet (think "Jenny Craig for cats") and insulin. Through consistent weight loss and a proper diet, her diabetes reversed quite quickly. As her weight loss progressed she slowly became mobile, exploring more and more of our space over time. Many of our clients will have seen Bo in our front reception room in the evening, demanding her dinner. Bo is a very special part of our EVF world, and is a testament to how important proper weight is to keep a cat healthy.
Kaylee joined the EVF team in August 2018 when one of our long-term clients was no longer able to keep her. Kaylee shared the second floor of the clinic with Bo and although Kaylee is missing an eye (due to an old injury) and is 18 years old she has taken charge over the space. We were sad to have to say goodbye to Kaylee in March of 2020, but all loved having her as the matriarch of the practice for the time that she was with us. This "bio" is left as a tribute to one of our important friends.