Pets played an important role in my life as I was growing up – and this bond inspired me to be a veterinarian. As a veterinarian, I am blessed to live this bond every day through the pets that walk in my door. It is this connection that allows me to focus on their overall well-being in a holistic approach.
After 20 years of veterinary medicine, I chose to become certified as a pet rehabilitation therapist. This skill has expanded my ability to assist my patients in being the best, healthiest version of themselves.
At Bronte Village Animal Hospital, we believe that a healthy outside starts with a healthy inside. We use nutrition, supplements, alternative, and traditional therapies to maximize pets’ health.
My perfect day would include a hike with my dogs (Stella and Chewy) or curling up with a book next to the three purring cats in our house (Atticus, Saffy, and Hunter). I also love to cook for my family! I have a special interest in exploring recipes that are made from organic whole ingredients.
Vanessa ShahRegistered Veterinary Technician
Vanessa joined our team with 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. She spent half of her career in emergency medicine and has even dabbled in pet insurance. She has a special interest in canine rehabilitation which will complement the focus of Bronte Village Animal Hospital.
When she is not at work she can be found taking indoor skydiving lessons. She also loves to spend time cuddling her cats: Moxie and Trouble.
Kathy ZubickCertified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Kathy has been working as an RVT since graduating from St. Clair college in 2002. In 2007 she became a CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) through the University of Tennessee, and she has been working in this field ever since. Kathy has her own business called 'The Active Canine'. She has eight dogs and two cats, and lives in Paris Ontario with her husband, Luke. She is heavily involved with dog sports, especially flyball, disc and dock jumping, and also has competed in agility. She is often seen performing with the Woofjocks Canine all stars. She has been dog training for over 16 years in the Burlington area.
Genevieve ReisingerProfessional Behaviourist
Genevieve joined the Bronte Village Animal Hospital care team in March of 2018. Please call her Gen, all of her friends do! Gen comes to BVAH as a certified canine behavior specialist and consultant. Gen also owns her own business, Pawsitive Plus Dog Training, helping dogs and owners achieve their behavioral training goals through private training, and in the doggy class room. Gen has great success modifying all behavioral challenges from the pushy adolescent to the fearful, anxious, aggressive, and over-reactive dog. Gen is a Certified Behaviour Adjustment Instructor (CBATI) as of November 2013. We are very happy to now offer puppy walk through visits with Gen. During this visit Gen will help your pup learn to love visiting us and will send you home with some training tips
At home, Gen shares her life with her husband, her 2 little girls, 2 cats Kit and Merlin, and her two beloved boston terrier doggy companions & work assistants, Olive and Pepper. Come see them at work during Gen’s Pawsitive Plus Dog Training Classes!
Kaitlin JonesVeterinary Technician
Kaitlin is a veterinary technician who graduated from Georgian College in 2017. She is interested in going into canine rehabilitation and hopes to gain some experience while she is here. On the days she is not with us she works at a doggy daycare in Burlington.
When she’s not working she can be found spending time with her family & friends or going for a hike with her dog Chloe (Shiba Inu mix). She also has 2 cats at home named Wilma and Pixie.
Amanda ThomsonRegistered Veterinary Technician
After 10+ years in the hospitality industry, Amanda decided to pursue her passion and follow her dream of working with animals. Amanda returned to school as a mature student and graduated in 2010 from Seneca College's Registered Veterinary Technician program. Over the past 8 years as an RVT Amanda has gained valuable experience working in all areas of veterinary medicine, from reception to surgery. Amanda started her career as an RVT at a small animal practice in Brampton and has continued to expand her knowledge in veterinary medicine by working at several animal hospitals including a busy emergency and referral hospital, as well as by volunteering while abroad at animal rescue organizations such as CLAW (Community Lead Animal Welfare) in South Africa, Playa Animal Rescue, and The Colina Spay/Neuter Clinic both located in Mexico. Her career path has ultimately led her to Bronte Village Animal Hospital where she is excited to join the Bronte Village team!
When not working or volunteering Amanda enjoys travelling, gardening and decorating. Amanda resides in Oakville with her partner Anthony, and her betta fish 'Flash'.