Dr. S .Draboo (D.V.M)
Education: Prestigious Veterinary Schools in India, University of Guelph
Dr Draboo obtained her Bachelors of Veterinary Science from one of the prestigious Veterinary Schools in India. On completion of her Bachelors degree she was offered a fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research India to continue a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr Draboo completed her Masters with Distinction. She accepted the position of Assistant Professor at a Veterinary School in Kashmir, where she was involved in teaching final DVM students, taking care of sick pets brought to teaching hospital for treatment and clinical research. Dr Draboo thoroughly enjoyed her job as a clinician, teaching and clinical research. Recognizing her abilities, the Veterinary School offered her a Ph.D fellowship to pursue the Doctorate Program. She has approximately 30 veterinary publications in National and International journals. Dr Draboo immigrated to Canada and attended University of Guelph VSTEP program to obtain her licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario. Since then she has been working as a small animal veterinarian across various clinics in Ontario both under rural and urban settings Dr Draboo has always been passionate regarding the love and care of pets and shows her compassion while enjoying her profession as a veterinarian. She relishes variety of learning opportunities that each day veterinary practice has to offer to keep current with latest innovations and technologies in veterinary science. She is the member of Ontario veterinary Medical association Dr Draboo is a busy mom of three teenage boys. She enjoys camping exercising and watching her sons play soccer.
I’ve always known I’ve wanted to work with animals ever since I was little. I attended northern college and graduated from the veterinary technician program in 2007. That same year I went to South Africa to work with the wildlife there for a month. It was amazing. Then in 2008, I graduated from the wildlife program offered through northern. I passed my exam to become a registered veterinary technician in 2008. Through my career, I’ve developed my passions. My strongest one is dental cleanings. The main reason is you can bring Instant relief to an animal in pain. Which a lot of times they won’t show you. I love hearing from owners wow my pet's mouth smells amazing now.
I have two pets with my partner Ken. A 9-year-old black lab named Riley. He loves laying in the sun. Our 6-year-old cat Spaz. Who loves playing with toy mice.
In my spare time, I do competitive rifle shooting at my club in Peterborough. Also, attend truck and tractor pulls in the summer with Ken.
I’ve been working in the animal care field for 4 years. I’ll always strive to make your pet feel comfortable and safe. I attended Durham College for the Animal Care Program. I am currently working on my bachelors degree in Psychology. In my spare time I enjoy reading, nature walks, and learning about animal behaviours.
My name is Priya Reddy. I have always known that I wanted to work with animals since I was young. I was surrounded by animals my entire life and I realized that they are my happiness. I attended Sheridan College and graduated from the Animal Care program in April 2020. I volunteered at Toronto Cat Rescue for 2 years. I joined the Herongate Family in July 2020. In my spare time, I do yoga, go to the gym and spend time with my dog, friends and family. I am happy to be part of the Herongate Family and I am very excited to meet all of you!
My name is Jesse Huckstep. You might recognize me as the guy with the pink hair! I have been working in the Animal Care world for as long as I can remember. I attended Durham college and Seneca College for Animal Care and Veterinary Technician. I am now in school to become a social worker, because apparently helping out your animals isn’t enough helping for me :P. I am probably one of the bigger nerds you have ever met. If you ever have questions on animal behaviour and the history of most comic book characters at the same time, I’m your guy! I am so excited to meet all of you and I’m so happy to be a part of the Herongate family.
Hi! My name is Vanessa and I'm one of the Veterinary Assistants here at Herongate Animal Hospital! Since as far back as I can remember, I've always had a strong connection to animals. I pursued this passion and graduated from Durham College becoming a certified Veterinary Assistant. Prior to joining the Herongate team in 2014, I travelled abroad to South Africa where I volunteered at Bambelela Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary caring for orphaned lion cubs, baboons and vervet monkeys. Each and every patient I see holds a special place in my heart and I will always strive to ensure your pets have a stress-free and positive experience - with lots of snuggles! For pet parents, my goal is that you feel comfortable entrusting us with your furry family member’s care and that you leave each visit feeling well informed and educated regarding your special friends overall health and wellbeing! Animals have always been a part of my family and currently I share my home with my kitten Yuumi, bearded dragon Calypso and leopard gecko Kingsley.
Hello there I’m Gus.
I enjoy hopping from branch to branch. Staring at myself in the mirror (cause I’m that good looking). I enjoy taking long baths in my drinking bowl, not my bathing bowl. Why be normal ;).
My job is when you come to visit us at the clinic I will serenade you with my music. Unless you have a headache you will find this very soothing.
Looking forward to singing my way into your heart.
See you soon.
HI!!! I’m Zeus. I live here at the clinic. My job is to make sure everyone is happy. I love getting kisses, tummy rubs, and ear rubs. Who doesn’t like a good ear rub?!
I’m always looking forward to meeting new friends. You can be a cat, dog or human makes no difference to me.
My favourite thing about living here is hanging out with the staff. Girls here spoil me!! Dr. Draboo is super nice she even lets me sit in her chair. I like helping her write her notes.
Come by anytime to say hi to me. There is a good chance I’ll say hi back.
See you soon!