Get to Know Our Team
Meet Our Eglinton-Hwy 10 Veterinary Clinic Veterinarians
DR. DAVINDER JASSAL
A veterinary school graduate in 1984, Dr. Davinder Jassal obtained a Master’s Degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1988. After a three-year service at the Hospital for Sick Children in 1992, he returned to his private practice. Dr. Jassal also worked in a veterinary emergency clinic in Toronto. Soon after, in 1993, he established the Eglington-Hwy 10 Clinic. Dr. Jassal enjoys working with animals. He is dedicated to modern veterinary medicine by keeping up to date with continued education. His special interests are medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Dr. Jassal is married to Mrs. Raj Ravi. They have two sons, Bicky and Harmy, a dog named Lucky, and Bambi, the cat. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to care for all the clients and patients at the Eglington-Hwy 10 Veterinary Clinic.
DR. MONIKA PAJEK
Dr. Monika Pajek graduated in 2008 from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She came to Canada from Poland and joined our growing team in 2009, initially as a technician while working on obtaining a Canadian Veterinary Licence. In May 2013, she was granted a restricted license from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and started training under Dr. Davinder Jassal’s supervision. In January 2015, she moved to the position of full-time veterinarian after fulfilling all the necessary licensure requirements. Dr. Monika’s professional interests focus on internal medicine and nutrition to involve pet owners in every step of our patient’s life. A true bird lover, Dr. Monika enjoys long bird-watching hikes. During her years as a technician, she rescued a couple of abandoned baby birds, eventually releasing them back into the wild.
DR. BICK JASSAL DVM
Growing up in his father’s veterinary hospital in Mississauga from a little boy, Dr. Bick knew veterinary medicine was where he would see his future. After earning a Bachelor of Veterinary Science Honours from the University of Queensland and living abroad in Australia for five years, Dr. Bick returned home to join Eglinton Hwy 10 Veterinary Hospital. He is interested in surgery, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and dermatology. Dr. Bick is always around with a smile to help any of his fury friends that come in. His kind and positive attitude is a welcome addition to our team!
Dr. HARMEET JASSAL
Dr. Harmeet Jassal graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. After graduation, he worked as an emergency veterinarian in Mississauga, Ontario. He then completed a one–year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Jassal currently works in Toronto, Ontario, with over two years of emergency and general practice experience. He has many experiences and skills ranging from emergency medicine, general practice, internal medicine, surgery, critical care, and advanced case management. Dr. Jassal is excited to continue his passion for caring for your furry friends in the Toronto area!
Meet Our Eglinton-Hwy 10 Veterinary Clinic Veterinary Team
As far back as she could remember, Joyce has always been interested in pursuing a career in the veterinary field. Her first experience was working in a veterinary clinic during her co-operative placement in high school. After high school, she worked in a veterinary hospital, where she acquired more knowledge in the field. Since 2002, Joyce has been a valued employee here at the Eglinton-Hwy 10 Clinic. In 2006, she obtained the position of practice manager. Joyce’s home has become a safe haven for animals. Her passion and nurturing towards animals is definitely an asset to this clinic and our clients. Joyce’s ambitions for the future are to continue her education and further her career here at the Eglington-Hwy 10 Veterinary Clinic.
Heidi joined the Eglington-Hwy 10 Clinic in 1993 as its resident groomer. Having an interest in medicine, she continued her studies with enthusiasm by training and pursuing a career as a Veterinary Assistant. As a Veterinary Assistant, Heidi’s goal is to continue to further her knowledge in animal medicine. Her compassion and understanding of animals have made her a valuable addition to this staff. Heidi also enjoys reading, music, and dancing. Her favourite thing to do is spend time with her family, especially her husband Billy and her grandchildren.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Melissa joined our team as a Veterinary Technician student from Sheridan College in 2018 after completing her Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph. She took her licensing exam in 2020 and became a fully Registered Veterinary Technician in September 2020. She has always loved animals and has always strived to do her best to help any animal in need while building customer satisfaction. She has fostered and trained a service dog in the past and hopes to continue to do so in her spare time. Her furry family consists of multiple dogs, cats, and a rabbit. During her spare time, she loves cuddling with her cat, taking her dogs on hikes, going to the dog park, or furthering her knowledge via continuing education credits. She hopes in the future to be more well-known and incorporated with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT).
Raquel joined the team a little earlier this year as an animal care attendant. She has been working with animals since around 2015 for her Co-op placement in High School. Raquel graduated from the Animal Care program at Sheridan College in 2017. She has a strong love for animals and wants to further her career with them, so she is attending Sheridan for the Veterinary Technician program. Raquel has always loved animals and continues to give them the best care, as well as striving to maintain great customer service. When she’s not at the clinic, she is either hiking with her dog, Kaly or playing with her cats, Sophie and Phoebe and her newest additions to the family, Ivy Rey & Ember.
Anna joined our team in September 2016 and has been working in the veterinary business since 2013. She graduated from the Animal Care program at Sheridan College in the spring of 2013 to help further her knowledge of animal husbandry and care. Like everybody here at the clinic, Anna is an animal lover, and she also puts a lot of effort into making our clients happy, as she loves to see people smile. She has a passion for pet nutrition and always makes sure to help doctors recommend proper diets to all of our patients. When Anna is not at the clinic, she is at home spending time with her ever-growing furry family.
Although Cara graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier, the pandemic has helped her find her true passion for working with animals. She has always loved animals growing up, especially small dogs, so she raised four yappy little Chihuahuas. Cara is furthering her experience within animal care by working at the Toronto Veterinary Clinic and Eglinton Hwy-10 Veterinary Clinic, and she hopes to further her career by becoming a Registered Veterinarian Technician. When Cara is not working, she loves to experience everything, from going to Pursuit, museums or even karaoke.
Pumpkin is our Senior resident pet greeter and cannot be missed with her fluffy white coat. She loves to greet everyone, including children and dogs especially. She fits right in with our Gus, although she likes to be the boss. You will likely find her lying in a box or on top of a food bag in the reception area.
Augustus aka Gus
Augustus (Gus) is our newest resident pet greeter! He loves to greet everyone who comes into our clinic. Gus is a purebred Ragdoll, and is the absolute best cuddler. He is also a huge foodie & always lets us know when it is meal time. You can find him hanging out on the chairs in the reception or sitting on the front desk with Pumpkin.