At South Etobicoke Animal Hospital, we recognize that your pet is a significant part of your family unit. Our team has been offering pet patients in Etobicoke an exceptional level of medical and surgical services.
Our veterinary healthcare team at the South Etobicoke Animal Hospital has been offering compassionate medical and surgical services and care for years to pets and pet parents in Etobicoke, Ontario, and surrounding areas. Whether you have a new pet or one that has been part of your family for years, our experienced veterinarians and staff at the South Etobicoke Animal Hospital are dedicated to compassionate care, treatments and resources to help your pet live a long and healthy life.
Types of pets we treat:
- Pocket pets
If we do not offer service for your particular type of pet, we will refer you to a veterinarian experienced with that species.
Our services include:
- Preventative healthcare examinations (including vaccinations and parasite prevention)
- Wellness screening tests
- Nutritional counselling
- Diagnostic services
- Surgical services
- Rehabilitation Therapy including laser therapy
Pet examinations are by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (416)201-9123 ext1
For emergencies, please contact your local emergency veterinarian.
For after-hours emergencies, the Emergency Veterinary Clinic (905-495-9907) offers 24-hour emergency veterinary services (including holidays) for Acton, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton, Orangeville, Mono, Palgrave and surrounding areas.
Emergency & Urgent Care
We’re open six days a week to handle emergencies and urgent care situations.
Emergencies are accepted any time during clinic hours. In an emergency, please call us beforehand (if possible) to make our team aware of the problem so we can prepare to see you directly.
For after-hours emergencies, the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of West Toronto (416)239-3453 offers after hours emergency veterinary services (including holidays) for Etobicoke and surrounding areas.
The Tej Dhaliwal Vet Group accepts debit, Mastercard, Visa or cash payment. In order to continue providing high-quality service to pet owners and their pets, we request that payment be made at the time that veterinary services are rendered.
Our Team Members
Dr. Tej Dhaliwal
Dr. Dhaliwal graduated from India’s prestigious Punjab Agricultural University before pursuing his Masters in Surgery & Radiology from the Centre of Advanced Studies at the same campus.
After a brief responsibility as a Federal Veterinarian, Dr. Dhaliwal joined as an Assistant Professor of Surgery & Radiology for almost two years before moving to Canada in 2000. In 2001, Dr. Dhaliwal earned his Canadian and American licensure and has worked in numerous veterinary emergency facilities across Ontario.
Dr. Dhaliwal has advanced training in many fields of veterinary medicine and surgery and holds an Executive Management Degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has a passion for orthopaedics, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging (digital x-ray, ultrasonography), dentistry, endoscopy, laparoscopy, emergency medicine, exotic medicine, management, mobile veterinary services and much more.
Dr. Dhaliwal loves to travel, read and be attached to the spiritual side of life. He loves to spend time with his wife, son, relatives and friends.
Dr. Gurman Josan
Sheila has been with us from the start as a client, with a great love and compassion for all animals, including her 2 cats Kitty, Baby Kitty and dog Rocky. Since joining us she has taken on the role as floor manager. In her spare time she loves to spend time traveling with her husband Milton and 2 sons Johnny and Justin and also being a fun grandmother to her grandson Mason. Hockey is a big deal in this household , Sheila enjoys spending time at the hockey area attending games watching her husband coach while Justin shoots and scores .
Fiona began working at South Etobicoke Animal Hospital in November 2015 as a volunteer Co-op student since then she has moved from the position of reception to assistant manager. Fiona’s love for animals has stemmed from her 8 year old rabbit named Charles. She is currently studying life sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga with the goal of fulfilling her passion for animal care. In her own words, “the best part of the job is that everyday is different”.
As a pet parent to a two Chow Chow’s named Bella and Umo, Aiyana began volunteering at South Etobicoke Animal Hospital in June 2017 and began working for Tej Dhaliwal Vet Group three months later. Aiyana has always loved animals and is furthering her education with the goal of obtaining a major in zoology and one day becoming a veterinarian. In her own words: “Working at South Etobicoke Animal Hospital has been and continues to be such a great experience and I love working there. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and makes me feel very comfortable and at home.”
When not working at South Etobicoke Animal Hospital, Aiyana teaches taekwondo, a martial art that has become an important element in Aiyana’s life, and which Aiyana has been practicing for most of her life.
Galyna started doing co-op in November 2015, after a few months, she landed her position as a receptionist. She is now working as a veterinary assistant doing what she loves: working directly with pets. Galyna was born and grew up in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 2004. Growing up she was always surrounded by animals ranging from chickens, pigs to dogs and cats.
She now owns her two dogs, her Shih Tzu: Bella, and her Terrier mix: Ducey, along with a hamster and gecko. Galyna has aspirations to attend college to become a Registered Veterinary Technician very soon. Right now she enjoys all the learning experiences and the relationships she has developed with all the staff members and clients of South Etobicoke Animal Hospital. She loves meeting and helping new pets every single day! To Galyna the best part of her job is seeing owners going home with healthy and happy pets!
Graduating from the Veterinary Technician Program from Seneca College in June of 2019, Caitlin Joined The South Etobicoke Animal Hospital team soon after graduating. Along with a love for taking care of animals as a Vet Tech, she has a passion for Canine and Feline Physical Rehabilitation. In her own words: “There is something really special about seeing a patient through to recovery, and being there for the pet, and owner, every step of the journey”. When not at work, Caitlin finds herself lost in her favorite shows and books, or volunteering for a non-profit youth organization
Shanza has been with South Etobicoke Animal Hospital since January 2018 as a veterinary technician. She is a qualified veterinary doctor from Pakistan and is working towards obtaining her license to work as a veterinary doctor in Canada. She has always been passionate about small animals which led towards her interest in the field. Outside of work, she is a full-time mom to a 4 year old daughter, loves to travel and dine out.
Rishi began working as a volunteer at South Etobicoke Animal Hospital in September 2017 and began working for Tej Dhaliwal Vet Group 8 months later. Rishi has always had a huge interest in orthopedic surgery, although Rishi interests are in Human medicine his love for animals and veterinary medicine has increased after working for Dr.Dhaliwal. Rishi is currently studying Biochemistry at York University to further obtain his goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon himself one day. In his own words: “Working at South Etobicoke Animal Hospital has taught me a lot about patient care and medicine with every case that comes in. I am very grateful to be working with all the experienced staff members helping me further my education in medicine.”
When not working at South Etobicoke Animal Hospital, Rishi teaches taekwondo, a martial art that he has been practicing since the age of 12. Which has now become a very important part of his life.