Our Doctors

Dr. Deji Odetoyinbo, D.V.M.

Dr. Deji Odetoyinbo received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1984 and became licensed to practice in Ontario in 1990. After a brief stint in general practice, he practiced emergency and critical care medicine in Toronto’s largest and busiest emergency facility until 1998 when he took over Bathurst Animal Hospital and returned to general practice.

His special interests are in internal medicine especially cardiology, oncology and the special health and welfare needs of bulldogs and other brachycephalic breeds.

His family includes Joe, the ultra-cool domestic shorthair with life-long weight issues and Flop, the irrepressible “forever kitten” whose handicap has never slowed him down for a second.

Dr. Deji volunteers at the Toronto clinics of the Community Veterinary Outreach (http://vetoutreach.org/) providing free veterinary services to homeless, vulnerably-housed and street-involved people.

Outside hospital hours, Dr. Deji enjoys competitive games of Scrabble and squash. He’s an enthusiastic road cyclist and a passionate wildlife photographer.

He chaired the Complaints Committee and sat on the Discipline Committee of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. 

In 2014 Dr. Odetoyinbo won the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association’s Award of Merit for “Distinguished Public Service to the Profession”. 

Dr. Erin Hayes, D.V.M.

Dr. Erin Hayes was thrilled to join the team at Bathurst Animal Hospital in 2014. She grew up in Guelph, ON, which is also where she completed her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Her father was also a veterinarian and always encouraged and inspired her to follow her dreams of becoming a vet.

During her studies, she developed a passion for preventative medicine, internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Hayes especially enjoys developing relationships with patients and their families. She is proud to be part of a team that is so compassionate, knowledgeable and focused on providing exceptional care.

Outside of work, Dr. Hayes enjoys exploring Toronto’s parks and shops with her energetic mixed breed rescue dog, Pluto. They often spend weekends going on road trips or hiking the local wilderness. Her newest interest is Cross Fit, which comes in handy when lifting big dogs up on to the exam table!

She is a volunteer veterinarian at the Toronto Wildlife Centre where she’s part of a team which cares for ill or injured wildlife.


Dr. Nate Tyndall, D.V.M.

Dr. Nate Tyndall was joined the Bathurst Animal Hospital healthcare team in 2016. He hails from Markham, Ontario, where he grew up with a strong love for animals. His parents fondly recall that he first articulated his desire to become a veterinarian at approximately four years of age. Dr. Nate acquired his Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Ontario, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. After garnering experience at clinics in Bobcaygeon and Niagara Falls, Dr. Nate was happy to return to his roots in the Greater Toronto Area.

Dr. Nate is passionate about internal medicine, client education, and preventive medicine. He has a soft spot for brachycephalic breeds, and is the proud papa of a beautiful pug named Juno. He is delighted to be part of a dedicated healthcare team with a clear focus on gold-standard care.

Outside office hours, Dr. Nate is usually embroiled in one of his various nerdy hobbies like studying the languages and politics of the Seven Kingdoms and exploring the geography of Middle Earth.