Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Bathurst Animal Hospital in Toronto! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (416) 635-9090 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

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 Nala, the superwoman of kittens and Levi, the ultra-cool and super cool kitten with asymmetrical ears (a result of frost bite). Both Nala and Levi were rescued from Toronto Animal Services.

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. Caitlin Stormonth, DVM

Dr. Caitlin joined the Bathurst Animal Hospital team in 2017. Since then, she has delighted in meeting many clients of the hospital and their furry companions.

Dr. Caitlin grew up in both rural Maryland, U.S.A. and southern Ontario. If you asked her what she would be doing when she grew up, it’s very likely that conservation biologist would share the spotlight with veterinarian. She has been passionate about the care and stewardship of all species since she was very young. Now, she loves looking after people’s beloved cats, dogs, and exotic pets.

Dr. Caitlin has a passion for internal medicine, feline-friendly practice, hospice and palliative care, and diagnostic imaging. In her spare time, you can find her skating poorly at Nathan Phillips Square, exploring Toronto neighbourhoods in search of good food and coffee, or volunteering at trap-neuter-release clinics for feral cats. She enjoys squash and running, especially outdoors. She shares her home with two cats, an orange tabby named Lucy and a tortoiseshell tabby named Zoey, and a small snake named Basil.

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 two energetic mixed breed rescue dogs, Pluto & Io. 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!

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 team in 2017 bringing with her, many years of diverse experience in companion animal medicine. She has practiced and excelled in emergency medicine/intensive care, dermatology, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation and general small animal practice.

Julia started her formal career in 2007 with a Certificate in Animal Sciences from Sheridan College. In 2010, she was an inaugural member of the first graduating class of Veterinary Technicians from Sheridan College, and became registered with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians shortly after. 

Julia enjoys all aspects of her career as an RVT, but particularly enjoys critical patient care and small animal nutrition.

She’s passionate about continuing education and academics, and offers her spare time to tutor future veterinarians and veterinary technician students. She frequently attends courses to continuously enhance and advance her own knowledge and skills which equips her to better to serve and educate our clients!

Julia and partner, Andrew, are cat parents to two awesome rescued tabby cats, Axl & Foster. who, according to Julia’s completely unbiased opinion, are the poster children of perfection for the entire feline species, and are never seen without their bow ties.

Outside of her duties at the hospital, Julia spends a lot of her time at the gym and is usually planning her next road trip adventure or exotic vacation (even if she’s already on holidays)!

Analeesa Hatch

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 her Veterinary 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 adopted her kitties during a Thanksgiving weekend and now cares for Tiberius, Rogue and Brodie.
She also opens her home to needy animals. She’s been fostering dogs through a rescue organization since 2013 as well as helps foster all aged cats through Toronto Animal Services.

Amanda Langley

Registered Veterinary Technician

Our hospital was graced by Amanda when she joined our team in September 2018. Amanda recently graduated from Georgian College’s prestigious Veterinary Technician program, and prior to her career as an RVT, Amanda studied at the University of Guelph, and graduated with a Diploma in Wildlife Biology.

Throughout her college and University career, Amanda worked in the food and beverage industry. She has worked as a server, bartender and has also whipped up a few dishes in the kitchen! We feel these skills are invaluable!

Amanda and her family have a gorgeous Longhaired German Shepherd called Rico. Amanda found Rico abandoned in the woods, and it did not take much convincing before he became an integral part of the Langley family.

Outside of her duties at the hospital, Amanda prides herself in binge watching Netflix and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Go Leafs Go!

Gillian Chan

Pet Stylist & Patient Care Specialist

Gillian’s first experience at Bathurst Animal Hospital was as a high school co-op education student. She thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience she got from the hospital and learned a tremendous amount about pet care.

That experience convinced her to pursue a career in animal care and inspired her to attend the College for Animal Care at Sheridan College from where she received a diploma as a certified Animal Care Attendant (ACA). She now enjoys her position in which she attends to the needs of visiting and hospitalized guests, assists the technicians and doctors by helping to set the stage for medical, surgical and dental procedures.

She takes loving care of her own animal family at home, especially her adorable felines, Toby and Midnight who live happily with Bubba and Zoe, the Leopard geckos, Willy, the sweetest one eared hamster in the world and Noodle, the Kenyan sand boa.

Bear

Bear

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.