Dr. Brett Warren
Education: Ontario Veterinary College
Pets: Leo, Maggie and Scarlet
Dr. Warren graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998. After graduation he started working at Southdown Animal Clinic, alongside his father, Dr. Don Warren. In February 2000, Dr’s Don and Brett Warren acquired the Oakville Animal Clinic from long time owner, practitioner and friend Dr. F.G Badame. Dr. Warren was ecstatic to have the opportunity to practice in his birth place, Oakville, and has been hospital director at the Oakville Animal Clinic since this time.
During his experience in veterinary practice, Dr. Warren has enjoyed the many facets it has to offer. Special interests include wellness and preventative care, client communication and education, oncology care, hospital management and a very particular interest in orthopedics. Dr. Warren has spent a lot of time furthering his education since graduation; of special interest has been the courses he has taken in orthopedics. The TPLO course by Slocum in Eugene Oregon, and the principles and advanced orthopedics courses by Synthes Vet/AO Foundation have been some of his favourites.
When not practicing veterinary medicine Dr. Warren loves spending time with family (including his wife, son, two daughters and their pets), enjoying mother nature and playing sports, especially running and hockey. Dr. Warren currently has two domestic long haired cats named Maggie and Scarlett.
Dr. Warren feels blessed to a part of this rewarding profession. He especially loves having the opportunity to share ideas, treatment plans and information with the veterinary team at the Oakville Animal Clinic including his father. He is proud of the team that the Oakville Animal Clinic has acquired and looks forward to coming to our hospital each and every day.
Dr. Christina Miu
Dr. Miu graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012, and joined our team immediately after graduation. Although she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Miu has a special interest in surgery, dentistry, anesthesia, and pain management. In her spare time, Dr. Miu loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys cooking and baking, swimming, yoga, DIYing, and skiing/snowboarding in the winter. She lives in Milton with her husband, two sons and their cats Loki (a bengal) and Samson (a brown tabby), and Reese, a lab boxer mix.
Dr. Helen Waters
Dr. Waters graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016, after completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at Queen’s University. Dr. Waters has a special interest in caring for small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents) and has pursued continuing education in this field to provide the best care for your smallest family members. Her additional interests in veterinary medicine include ultrasonography, ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. She is looking forward to getting to know your furry family members and strengthening the human-animal bond through the highest quality care.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Waters interests include travelling, horseback riding and downhill skiing. She shares her home with her husband, their cats Stanley and Pita and their terrier mix Daisy who they adopted from Oakville Milton Humane Society.
Dr. Kristin Baird
Dr. Baird graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004, after completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph. She joined the dynamic team at Oakville Animal Clinic immediately after graduation. Dr. Baird enjoys all facets of veterinary medicine and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the bond between people and their pets. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery, and she especially enjoys helping educate clients to become involved in the health care of their pet. Always eager to learn new information and techniques, Dr. Baird has participated in many continuing education courses and conferences since graduation. She has also worked with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, and the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia over the last several years.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Baird enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, and being outdoors. She shares her home with her husband and son, their chocolate lab Boomer (adopted from Labrador Retriever Adoption Service), and three cats, Finn, Parker,and Mitchie, all of whom were adopted from the Oakville Milton Humane Society!
Emily started with our team as a member of the Cooperative Education program in 2010, while she was a high school student. She started on our team as a friendly face on our front desk, but with her incredible attention to detail and organizational nature she started helping to manage our hospital behind the scenes. In her spare time, Emily enjoys golfing, snowboarding and spending time with her family and friends. Emily also shares her home with her bloodhound Bryant.
Front Desk Team
Cathy joined the Oakville Animal Clinic staff in December of 2002, and has since worked in virtually all aspects of the hospital, including patient care and front desk. Her warm smile is a familiar sight in the reception area, and Cathy particularly loves meeting new patients and their families. Outside of the clinic, Cathy is kept busy by her three young sons, and enjoys cooking. Cathy also shares her home with her husband, their cat Xica, their turtle Lourdes and guinea pig Bud, and their Shih-Poo Cashew, whom they adopted from the Oakville Humane Society!
Registered Veterinary Technician
Education: Sheridan College
Alyssa started at the Oakville Animal Clinic in August 2011, and graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Sheridan College in 2012. Alyssa enjoys helping our sick patients regain their health and be reunited with their families
Apart from work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her Golden Retriever Sophie, and her long haired cat Callie. In addition to her love for animals, Alyssa was also an athlete throughout her childhood and teens, achieving National and World competitor status in Synchronized swimming.
Education: University of Guelph and UofG Ridgetown
Michelle started at the Oakville Animal Clinic as a high school student in August of 2002. Since then, she has successfully completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010. Michelle loves meeting new pet additions to a family and finds it especially rewarding when a healthy pet is reunited with its family after a long stay at the clinic. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at her cottage and spending time with family and friends, including her Holland Lop rabbit Morgan, and Golden Retriever Cooper. Michelle is currently on maternity leave, as her and her husband welcomed their son in November, 2014.
Katharine started with our team as a cooperative education student in 2015. She previously completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Brock University in 2010. Katharine has traveled extensively and spent five years in Brazil before returning to Canada in 2015 to pursue her goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). She became an invaluable full time member of our team after graduating from Sheridan College as an RVT in 2017. Katharine has a special interest in pain management and anesthesia. She enjoys spending her free time travelling with her husband and snuggling her rescue cats Lola and Severino.
Sarah joined the team at the Oakville Animal Clinic as a high school Co-op student in September of 2013. Sarah graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College in 2019. Sarah has had a love for animals since she was a child and has been able to further explore her passion for animals and their well being while working at the Oakville Animal Clinic. She loves exploring Toronto, music and spending time with her family, friends and cats named Bubbles and Dory!
Leo will forever be remembered as an integral member of the Oakville Animal Clinic family, which he was a part of for 12 wonderful years. Every morning, he would join the staff on our hospital rounds, his wagging tail and happy face checking in on each patient as our daily plan was established. The clinic was Leo’s second home (maybe his first!) and he loved being here to greet clients, patients and the staff. Leo spent a lot of his time contently lying beside Dr. Warren’s desk, patiently waiting for his return.
The hospital will never be the same without him, and each staff member who was fortunate enough to spend some time with Leo, will forever carry a piece of him with them in their heart.