Meet our veterinary specialists
We have been fortunate to have long-term doctors and staff who are committed to MOVEH. As a result, we have been able to direct all our energies toward our patients and their owners and our referring veterinarians. Our team consists of accomplished professionals, providing a wider breadth of service, for more days of the week, and with quick response times.
As a client or a referring veterinarian, you will always receive fast, courteous and friendly service. Our team is made up of pet owners too, and we care about delivering the treatment your pet requires as quickly as physically possible.
For more information on our veterinary team, please refer to our departments or select from the list below.
Dr. Bichot – Surgery
Dr. Sylvain Bichot, DVM, MSc., DVSc., Dip ACVS-SA
Dr. Bichot graduated in Toulouse (France) in 2003. He completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) in 2004.
After working in private practice in France, Dr. Bichot returned to Canada where he completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery and a DVSc at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2011.
Dr. Bichot has a strong background in anatomy and biomechanics. During his residency, Dr. Bichot’s research focused on biomechanical evaluation of surgical implants. Dr. Bichot is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. After completing his boards, he worked as a Faculty Surgeon at the OVC (University of Guelph). He has also completed a Masters of Science about osteoarthritis.
When not at the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Dr. Bichot enjoys spending time with his wife, their three children and their dog, Eco.
Dr. Bos – Surgery
Dr. Alexandra Bos, BSc, BVM&S, DVSc, Dip ACVS
Dr. Bos graduated from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in 1996 followed by a veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2002.
After returning to Canada, she completed a rotating internship at Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph and then moved to Florida to complete a surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists near Orlando. Dr. Bos subsequently returned to OVC to complete her residency in small animal surgery.
Dr. Chandler – Critical Care
Dr. Jaime Chandler, DVM, Dip ACVECC
Dr. Chandler graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007 and moved to Michigan to complete her small animal internship. Between the completion of her internship and starting of her residency, she worked for a year as an emergency doctor in London. Dr. Chandler moved to New York to complete her residency in Emergency and Critical Care from 2009 to 2012.
She obtained board certification in 2012 and started working at MOVEH in October of that year.
Dr. Duque – Neurology
Dr. Carolina Duque, BSc, DVM, MSc, DVSc, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Duque completed her training in veterinary neurology at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph. She obtained a Masters degree in veterinary neurology in 2000 and also completed a DVSc program in 2003.
Dr. Duque has fulfilled the strict guidelines set by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in order to receive her board certification in neurology. In 2004, Dr. Duque joined the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the OVC as a clinical neurologist and provided training to graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Finnen – Neurology
Dr. Andrea Finnen, DVM, DES, MSc, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Finnen received her DVM from the OVC in 2006. She completed her residency in Neurology at Saint Hyacinthe where she simultaneously completed a Masters in Large Animal Neurology. Dr. Finnen became a Diplomate of the ACVIM (Neurology) in 2010. She re-joined our hospital in 2015.
Dr. Gauthier – Oncology
Dr. Meredith Gauthier, DVM, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Gauthier graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College with distinction in 2004. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at OVC.
Dr. Gauthier pursued an interest in cancer treatment and research by completing a three year residency in oncology at Tufts University. She obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Oncology and joined our hospital in 2008.
Dr. Ghosal – Critical Care
Dr. Rita Ghosal, Bsc., DVM
Dr. Ghosal obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University in 1997 and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2001. She spent 14 years in emergency practice before pursuing a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at MOVEH in 2015. Dr. Ghosal is an avid runner and has participated in several half-marathon races. She also enjoys playing volleyball in a ladies’ league, reading and spending time with her husband and 4 cats.
Dr. Halling – Surgery
Dr. Krista Halling, DVM, Dip ACVS, CCRP
Dr. Halling graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998, receiving graduation awards for academic achievement and leadership. After receiving her D.V.M. degree, she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University, followed by a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Halling achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003.
She was an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College from 2002 until joining the surgical service of our hospital in 2006.
Dr. Halling’s additional qualifications include a certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and advanced experience in external fixation and correction of angular limb deformities in dogs.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Halling is also a certified Professional Bicycle Mechanic.
Dr. Hanselman – Internal Medicine
Dr. Beth Hanselman, DVM, DVSc, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Hanselman graduated from the DVM program at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2001, where she received the Andrew Smith Memorial Medal for academic and clinical achievement.
Following graduation, Dr. Hanselman was employed as a small animal veterinarian in Burlington for two years. Dr. Hanselman subsequently returned to the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003 to complete a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a three year clinical residency and DVSc in small animal internal medicine.
Board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine was achieved in 2007. Dr. Hanselman has completed a DVSc thesis on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Dr. Huffman – Dentistry
Dr. Lee Jane Huffman, DVM, Dip AVDC
Dr. Huffman received her honours DVM from the OVC in 1999. She has provided advanced veterinary dental specialty services as a specialist since 2005 in Ottawa and then in Southern California.
Dr. Huffman’s formal training includes academic (University of Missouri-Columbia) and private practice (Metroplex Veterinary Centre) internships.
Dr. Huffman now practices specialty veterinary dentistry within the hospital’s referral centre.
Dr. Kiefer - Surgery
Dr. Kiefer, BSc, DVM, Dip ACVS-SA
Dr. Kiefer graduated from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 2010. Following graduation, he went on to complete a rotating internship with Memphis Veterinary Specialists in Tennessee, and surgical internships with Veterinary Surgical Centers (VSC) in the Washington D.C. area and Long Island Veterinary Specialists in New York. He then returned to the D.C. area to complete a three year small animal surgical residency with VSC. Dr. Kiefer is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Kiefer is excited to be in the greater Toronto area and to join the team at Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital.
Outside of the office, Dr. Kiefer enjoys traveling and spending time with his Russian wolfhound, Mstislav.
Dr. Kyes – Critical Care
Dr. Jennifer Kyes, BSc, DVM, Dip DACVECC
Dr. Kyes graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Bachelor of Science in 1997. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 and moved to the United States for her small animal internship and Emergency and Critical Care residency from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Kyes obtained board certification with the ACVECC in 2009.
Dr. Kyes joined the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital and Referral Group in 2009 returning to her home town of Oakville.
Kristine Lee – Rehabilitation
Kristine Lee, Registered Physiotherapist, MScPT, BSc. Biology, CCRT
Director of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Consultant
Kristine graduated from McMaster University in 2004 with a Masters of Physical Therapy and has spent her time focusing primarily on musculoskeletal and neurological patients in the private clinic setting. Prior to her physiotherapy career Kristine graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelors of Science degree with a specialization in Marine Biology. Upon graduation, Kristine worked at a non-profit marine organization in Florida in the area of Shark Biology as well as working with the Staff Veterinarian in the Marine Mammal department. Kristine has always felt a strong desire to work with animals and is thrilled to be able to bring her skills of rehabilitation to the canine patients of Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital.
Kristine is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida and strongly values continuing education. She will strive to bring new, innovative and effective treatment practices to her patients.
Dr. Minors – Cardiology
Dr. Sandra Minors, DVM, DVSc, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Sandra Minors received her DVM in 1987 from the Ontario Veterinary College where she graduated with distinction. For two years following her graduation, she worked as an associate in general small animal practice for two separate Ontario clinics.
From 1989 to 1990, Dr. Minors completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the OVC. From 1990 to 1991 she worked locums in small animal practice in the Greater Toronto Area before entering the Ontario Veterinary College’s DVSc program in cardiology. She completed her DVSc in 1995. She obtained board certification with the American College of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Cardiology in 1996.
From 1995 to 1999, she developed and worked a very successful referral practice initially at the Bronte Road Animal Hospital in Oakville, and then at the Morningside Animal Clinic in Scarborough.
From 1999 to January 2005, she was a clinical cardiologist at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ontario Veterinary College. In addition to managing the cardiology cases, she provided clinical training to undergraduate and graduate students in cardiology.
Since 1997, Dr. Minors has authored several published articles related to veterinary cardiology. She is also involved in ongoing research on cardiac technologies and drug treatments and was one of the principal investigators of the new cardiac drug, pimobendan. She expects to participate on an ongoing basis in other therapeutic drug trials related to various cardiac disorders such as mitral valve disease.
Dr. Minors joined MOVEH in 2004.
Dr. Naigamwalla – Internal Medicine
Dr. Dinaz Naigamwalla, DVM, MSc, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Dinaz Naigamwalla received her DVM from Michigan State University, prior to which she completed an MSc at the University of Toronto investigating colon cancer.
She completed a rotating internship at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2006, and for the two years following she was the primary staff veterinarian for the Oncology Service at the OVC.
In April 2008, Dr. Naigamwalla joined our clinic to start a 2-year ACVIM approved Internal Medicine Residency, which she completed in May 2010. She then joined our Internal Medicine service in June 2010.
Dr. Prosser – Internal Medicine
Dr. Kirsten Prosser, BVMS, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Kirsten Prosser completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph, Ontario, in 2003. She subsequently pursued her veterinary degree in Perth, Australia, graduating with honours from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS) in 2007. Upon returning to Ontario, Dr. Prosser completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at our Hospital. After completing the internship, Dr. Prosser worked in Mississauga in both general practice and with the emergency service at our Hospital.
Dr. Prosser returned to our Hospital in June 2011 to commence an ACVIM approved three-year clinical Internal Medicine Residency. As part of her residency program, she researched the benefits of routine blood and urine testing in healthy cats and dogs with the goal of making recommendations on the best timing to perform testing based on a pet’s age and breed.
Dr. Prosser obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2014.
Dr. Pye – Dermatology
Dr. Charlie Pye, BSc, DVM, DVSc, Dip ACVD
Dr. Pye has recently completed her Dermatology residency at the Ontario Veterinary College. While at OVC, she also completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Science degree specializing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial biofilms. Dr. Pye joins Dr. Yu at our clinic.
Joanna Pyke – Rehabilitation
Joanna (Freeman) Pyke, PT, BSc. Kinesiology, CSCS, CCRP
A registered physiotherapist, Joanna Pyke has practiced physiotherapy and exercise science in a variety of settings for 10 years, 6 of which she has been involved in the field of canine rehabilitation. Currently, she is an outpatient physiotherapist with Halton Healthcare Services. Prior to this, she worked for 3 years treating animals exclusively at a private canine rehabilitation clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Joanna is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), having completed the Canine Physical Rehabilitation Program at the University of Tennessee (2004), as well as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA). Joanna takes great pride in her past and present collaboration with veterinarians to ensure the utmost care of her animal patients and also believes education of clients on home exercise prescription to be a key component of their lifelong health. Joanna completed her Physiotherapy degree (with distinction) from The University of Western Ontario (2003) and is also a graduate of Dalhousie University (1999).
Dr. Richards – Ophthalmology
Dr. Rosati – Anesthesiology
Dr. Monica Rosati, BSc, DVM, DVSc, Dip ACVA
Dr. Rosati graduated from the DVM program at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2001. Thereafter, she completed a one year Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, MA.
Following the internship, she went into small animal private practice in upstate New York before returning to the OVC for a three year residency in Anesthesia. Dr. Rosati obtained her postgraduate degree, Doctor of Veterinary Science in Anesthesia in 2007, and board certification with the ACVA in 2009.
She has provided services to the University of Illinois and Saskatchewan before coming to the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital. Dr. Rosati achieved first place in the residents research forum in 2006 at ACVA annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. She completed her Doctoral thesis in 2007 on Dopamine and dobutamine combination therapy in isoflurane-anesthesized dogs.
Dr. Tan – Clinical Pathology
Dr. Emmeline Tan, IDEXX Clinical Pathologist, MOVEH, Dip. ACVP (Clinical Pathology)
Dr. Tan received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000, and was in companion animal/emergency practice for 5 years in the Pacific Northwest before returning to complete a DVSc in clinical pathology in the Department of Pathobiology, OVC. She became a Diplomate of the ACVP (clinical pathology) in 2009. From 2009-2013, Dr. Tan worked in the Department of Pathobiology, teaching clinical pathology to veterinary students, mentoring pathology graduate students, and performing diagnostic work for OVC Health Sciences Centre cases. Dr. Tan joined IDEXX in 2013, working for IDEXX as a clinical pathologist at the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital. In this role, Dr. Tan is able to provide rapid diagnoses in clinical pathology for MOVEH patients, while also supporting the surrounding Southern Ontario community. Her special interests include hematology and oncology. When not working or reading, Dr. Tan enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Winnie and Telly.
Dr. Webb – Internal Medicine
Dr. Jinelle Webb, DVM, MSc, DVSc, Dip ACVIM
Dr. Jinelle Webb received her DVM in 2001 from the Ontario Veterinary College where she graduated with distinction. From 2001 to 2002, Dr. Webb completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the OVC.
During her internship, she also worked as an emergency clinician at the Mississauga Veterinary Emergency Clinic (now Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital and Referral Group).
An interest in small animal internal medicine led to her entering the Ontario Veterinary College’s DVSc program in internal medicine in 2002. She completed her DVSc in 2005, and obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine that year. From 2005 to 2006, she worked at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, Ontario.
In 2006, Dr. Webb moved to the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital and Referral Group to start its Internal Medicine service. Dr. Webb has spearheaded our rotating internship and Internal Medicine residency programs. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the OVC.
Dr. Webb’s main research interests include investigating the use of laboratory testing and imaging modalities in healthy dogs and cats; Developing novel approaches to internal medicine procedures; and Investigating ways to reduce the invasiveness of procedures. She is a published author and speaker.
Dr. Yu – Dermatology
Dr. Tony Yu, BSc, MSc, DVM, Dip ACVD
After finishing a combined Masters and Dermatology residency at Auburn University in Alabama, Dr. Yu started the first private dermatology referral practice in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Yu then worked at the Ontario Veterinary College as an Associate Professor in Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Yu has given Veterinary Dermatology presentations throughout North America, Europe and China, and has authored and guest edited publications in various journals and texts. He joined our clinic in 2013.
Dr. Zigler – Ophthalmology
Dr. Michael Zigler, BSc, DVM, Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology (United Kingdom)
Dr. Michael Zigler has practiced in the field of veterinary ophthalmology for over 20 years. He provides consultation, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of ocular disorders of companion animals, exotic and zoo animals and horses. In addition, he provides training in basic ocular examination techniques, diagnosis and treatment for senior veterinary students.
Dr. Zigler completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 at the University of Guelph. He went on to complete his DVM in 1979 at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.
From 1979 to 1982 he worked as an associate veterinarian in two different Alberta small-animal clinics. He then returned to Ontario in 1982 and worked at Kingsway Animal Hospital as an associate before opening Bronte Road Animal Hospital in 1984.
In 1993 Dr. Zigler completed examinations and received the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology (Cert.V.Ophthal.) from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Zigler’s professional distinctions include serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College; consulting in ophthalmology for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN); being awarded Veterinarian of the Year in 1988 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association; and Past President of both the American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology and Canadian Association of Veterinary Ophthalmology where he is also an Honorary Life Member.
Dr. Zigler has also delivered numerous continuing education presentations and seminars on various ophthalmology-related subjects to organizations across North America.
He is married to Barbara Lupu, and they have a daughter Melissa. Family pets include a Springer Spaniel, a cockatiel and a budgie. Dr. Zigler’s hobbies include playing tournament-level Scrabble, and collecting vintage Canadian banknotes.