Our Team

Gillian Henry-Dutchak

Patient Advocate and Client Relations Specialist

Gillian is Bathurst Animal Hospital’s Patient Advocate and Client Relations Specialist. Gillian and her husband are “parents” to five cats; Sebastian, Charlie, Jack, Phinneus and Lucy. Even with this large brood, she always makes time to foster animals who need some TLC before they find their forever homes. She is also passionate several aspects of the veterinary world like nutrition and pet health insurance. She’s a fountain of health insurance information and is always pleased to help our clients to navigate the claims process.

Gillian takes great pride in knowing every patient and their families by name and tries to anticipate their needs before they ask for them. In her spare time, Gillian is an avid miniaturist and loves building dollhouses and everything that goes in them. She also has a keen interest in Victorian architecture and occasionally tolerates her husband’s bagpiping activities.


Julia Gimpel

Head Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician

Julia joined the Bathurst Animal Hospital team in 2017 bringing with her, many years of diverse experience in companion animal medicine. She has practised and excelled in a variety of areas such as emergency medicine and intensive care, dermatology, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation as well as general small animal practice. 
Julia started her formal career in 2007 with a Certificate in Animal Sciences from Sheridan College. In 2010, she was a member of the inaugural class who received advanced diplomas in Veterinary Technology from Sheridan College. 
Julia enjoys all aspects of her career as an RVT, but particularly enjoys critical patient care and internal medicine. 
She’s passionate about continuing education and academics, offers her spare time to tutor future veterinarians and veterinary technician students in subjects such as anatomy, physiology, clinical chemistry and critical care nursing. She frequently attends courses to continuously enhance and advance her own knowledge and skills which equips her to better to educate our clients.
Julia and her boyfriend, Andrew, are cat parents to ‘feline only-child’ Axl… who, according to Julia’s completely unbiased opinion, is the posterchild of perfection for the entire feline species. 
Outside of her duties at Bathurst Animal Hospital, Julia dedicates her time to various vintage DIY projects and to planning her next road trip adventures!

Yufuko Mochizuki

Veterinary Technician

Yufuko completed her veterinary degree at Rakuno Gakuen University in her native Japan. After graduation, she worked with both companion animals and livestock. She moved to Toronto in 2012 and recently commenced the process of acquiring her license to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario. It was in the process of pursuing her license that she developed her professional relationship with Dr. Deji Odetoyinbo. That relationship blossomed into a position on the Bathurst Animal Hospital team where she has developed an array of advanced skills, especially in anaesthesia and dentistry. Outside hospital hours Yufuko lovingly crafts kimonos and spends time with her best friend, Miya, a German shepherd

Analeesa Favero

Registered Veterinary Technician

Analeesa first joined the Bathurst Animal Hospital team as a high school co-op education student in 2013. She learned such a tremendous amount and thoroughly enjoyed her experience in that period that she proceeded to attend Algonquin College in Ottawa from where she graduated in 2016 with a diploma in Veterinary Technical Studies.  Shortly afterwards, she passed herVeterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. Analeesa’s experience has focused on companion animal medicine, although she retains an interest in large animal and wildlife care.

Analeesa cares for Lizzy, her own senior kitty while opening up her home to needy animals. She’s been fostering dogs through a rescue organisation since 2013 and takes special pride in the fact that she’s not had a ‘Failed Foster’ yet.




Registered Veterinary Technician



Bear’s childhood featured orphaning and abandonment. In 2013, he was saved by the wonderful folks at Mama Meows Cat Rescue (http://www.mamameows.com) who allowed him to adopt the team at Bathurst Animal Hospital as his personal valets and chefs. He has reigned happily over us ever since.