Although Drs. Whiteside and Coombs are now retired (retiring in 2000 and 2010 respectively), Dr. Watson has remained on as the senior veterinarian in the practice, having worked at Eglinton Vet since his graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1984. Dr. Bob’s smile and infectious personality has not changed one bit in the 35+ years that he has worked at Eglinton Vet!
Drs. Bev Bateman and Josh Skapinker also grew up in North Toronto and Dr. Bev began working at Eglinton Vet as a high school student, developing a passion for the profession and eventually attending the Ontario Veterinary College. Both joined the veterinary team immediately upon their graduation from veterinary school (Dr. Bateman in 2001 and Dr. Skapinker in 2020). Most veterinarians do not stay at one clinic for their whole career, and we are proud to have doctors who are so dedicated to our practice. Bob, Bev and Josh were joined in the fall of 2020 by Drs. Karen MacMillan and Jessica Chong, who were hired specifically to manage our surgical and dental procedures, bringing years of experience to Eglinton Vet.
Our veterinary team works well together, and each has passions and skills to bring the the table; together, our goal is to run a caring, professional, high-quality veterinary practice. We are proud of the fact that the clinic continues to be a neighbourhood veterinary practice where we get to know our clients, their pets and their families.
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