Registered Veterinary Technician (Nurse)
Our very own Snow White, Jen has the ability to connect with pets like no other. Seeing the grumpiest pets start to purr or wag their tails in her presence may be startling at first, but it all begins to make sense once you understand that Jen has dedicated her life to animals.
From helping take care of animals growing up on her childhood farm, to becoming a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator through the Ministry of Natural Resources, to her work as an OAVT Registered Veterinary Technician (Nurse), Jen has been caring for our furry friends her whole life. What is next on the list for Jen? She intends to add Veterinary Technician Specialist in dentistry certification to her already impressive resume. Way to go Jen!
Jen lives with her saucy calico kitty Frost. During quiet nights, you can find Jen and Frost reading, playing video games, cooking and doing jigsaw puzzles (if Frost plays nice and surrenders puzzle pieces).
Registered Veterinary Technician (Nurse)
Hyaa is our Registered Veterinary Technician who grew up surrounded by all sorts of animal friends. There was an albino mouse named Mini, two Indian Star tortoises named Tobias and Tushika, two red-eared slider turtles named Acid and Lava, an Alexandrine parrot named Romeo, an African lovebird named Gini, a loving dog named Tyson, and a rock star of a fox terrier named Enzo. Hyaa fondly remembers her house being referred to as “The Little Zoo” by her school mates and neighbors.
Hyaa loves all things nautical!! She is a PADI certified scuba diver who regularly volunteers at the Ontario Turtle Trauma Center and has a BSc. in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of Guelph. Hyaa is also the loving caretaker of a fluffy little chinchilla rescue named Sheila, and she often dog-sits for her family’s husky, Simba.
Hyaa loves to karaoke!! And, at every opportunity during car-rides, Simba will harmonize into a duet with her whenever their favourite radio songs are playing!! Who knows, maybe one day our animal rescuer/zookeeper/scuba diving Registered Veterinary Technician extraordinaire Hyaa and her handsome compadre Simba will appear on James Cordon’s Celebrity Carpool Karaoke!!
Lead Veterinary Assistant
When James was really small, his parents got him a pair of hamsters for Christmas. The two hamsters fell in love, and before long James became the proud caretaker of a whopping 14 hamsters!! It was too much for little James, and so he, with the help of his parents, spent the weekend going door to door finding loving homes for his hamster pals. He made more than one new friend this way!!
Fast forward a couple of decades and James is all grown up, but he is just as much of an animal lover as he was when he was little. His dog Ninja is a 4 year old Labradoodle that loves playing fetch, wagging his tail at everyone, jumping into snow banks, and eating James’s frisbees when James turns his back even for a split second.
James has a degree in Business Administration and is currently using his managerial skills to help propel the Toronto Mobile Veterinary Services into the stratosphere!!
It’s great to have you on our team James!!
Kai’s belief in the awesomeness of cats stems from a childhood spent in the company of his family’s cats. Growing up with brother and sister cats, Kai naturally became a “cat whisperer,” establishing himself as the alpha “cat” of the family. He has since adapted his animal soothing skills to our service, proving himself to be absolutely invaluable in situations when we need to make friends with a particularly excitable or shy furry patient.
Dancer, videographer, script-writer, film director and a bit of an animal himself, Kai says he very much enjoys seeing cats stand up on their hind feet. He has a theory that this is an indication that cats are experiencing evolution and will soon become bipedal. He states: “After the fall of mankind, the cats will rise… We’re looking at a future of catnip, rubbing faces on random buildings and garbage cans on the streets specifically designed for coughing up hairballs in.” Is Kai’s gorgeous cat Butters the beginning of this furry revolution? All signs point to yes.
Meet Chiwai!! The newest member of our team!! Chiwai is firmly set on becoming a veterinarian, and is currently working on her undergraduate degree with the aim of moving on to veterinary school. Looking at her commitment to pet health, her work ethic, her drive, and her already impressive knowledge-base in the veterinary field, there is no doubt in our minds that Chiwai will become a top-tier vet!! Until that time, Chiwai is happy to contribute to Toronto’s pet community by assisting Dr. Tina on her home visits, and by volunteering her time in various veterinary facilities around the city.
Chiwai’s love of pets stems from Yo-Yo, a special needs talking cockatiel that delighted Chiwai as a kindergartener, and Diamond, a handsome and brave Bichon Frise. Their adventures together were the stuff of legends!! Unfortunately, Yo-Yo is no longer with us, but we’re sure Yo-Yo would have been proud to know that his partner in crime chose to dedicate her life to taking care of pets just like him <3.
Meet Karen aka “Kare Bear”!!
Karen, aka Kare Bear is a key member of the Toronto Mobile Veterinary Services (TMVS) Family. Her unwavering care to details of client requests as well her attention to the wellbeing of the rest of the team members are vital to the success of our wonderful service. Always there to lend a helping hand with new TMVS projects, Kare Bear also somehow finds the time to oversee and organize Dr. Tina’s daily schedule. She is a one-woman powerhouse who thinks on her toes when emergency appointments need to be scheduled into an already busy day. Kare Bear works her magic and makes things happen efficiently and smoothly, ensuring that service is promptly provided to pets and pet guardians in need. She is not only brilliant in what she manages at TMVS, but her brilliance also shines through her artistic abilities in drawing, painting and design.
Kare Bear is very passionate about the adoption of shelter animals. Making her house a loving home to her darling 6 year old adopted Lionhead bunny Fishball was just what Fishball needed!! Fishball is currently happily living in Hong Kong with his human grandparents, but Kare Bear makes sure she visits him often with tasty bunny treats.
Administrative and Information Technology Manager
The smooth service dynamic of the Toronto Mobile Veterinary Services owes much of its technical excellence to our mastermind, Nick. Nick is an expert in the field of business consulting and will at every opportunity find ways to innovate and incorporate ideas to better serve our growing community of pets and pet guardians. Our fantastic website owes a lot to his impressive skills!!
If that wasn’t enough, Nick is also an avid dancer and performs regularly across venues such as at the annual charity gala held at Sick Kids Hospital.
When Nick first met Dr. Tina, she was very surprised to learn that he wasn’t the biggest fan of cats. Apparently during his toddler years, Nick tried to get his grand dad’s beautiful, but grumpy domestic long-haired kitty named Mimi to dance with him, but Mimi rejected his advances with a hiss and a swap upside the head. It wasn’t until years later, when he met Dr. Tina and the rest of the TMVS family, that he overcame his weariness of cats. Charmed by Dr. Tina’s cat, Mooky and his catly ways, he has adopted Mooky as his new god-cat-son.
In his free time Nick loves to travel and long board. You can often find Nick exploring the sights of downtown Toronto with his adorable little Havanese-Coton du Tulear cross, Angel.