About Us

We welcome you to our website and look forward to welcoming you to our clinic. We invite you to pop in, meet the staff and get acquainted.

Meet the Team

Dr. Lindsay Paterson - BVSc (Hons) MRCVS

I was born in Scotland and later immigrated to South Africa where I completed my education and qualified from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria. I spent many years working in small animal practice and completing my post graduate honours degree, before joining the Johannesburg SPCA in 1990 as Assistant Chief Veterinarian. As a team of five vets we also gave veterinary care to the African township of Soweto. Here I spent two fascinating years and gained a huge amount of experience covering a range of medical and surgical problems, many not frequently seen in normal private practice.

I  then decided to open my own clinic in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, where I spent the next ten years running a smaller, very personal practice, getting to know the clients well, their pets and often their extended families - two and four legged.

While awaiting our Canadian immigration application approval, I spent a glorious year working in private practice in Aberdeen, Scotland. Despite the beautiful countryside, wonderfully friendly people and colleagues, as I was unable to find a Scottish castle to fit my budget, I continued on to Canada as originally planned.

In 2005 I completed my North American Veterinary Licensing Exams and worked for the next four years at Lawrence Veterinary Clinic, and then later worked for the Toronto Humane Society. During this period I also took time off to visit India and volunteered with Vets Beyond Borders in Sikkim, a beautiful country, wonderful people and a very rewarding experience.

Having been lured by the pleasant "village" atmosphere of this location on Summerhill Avenue, I felt it was very suited to the smaller more personalized style clinic I enjoy. I had had my eye on the spot for years and was delighted when it finally became available.

Between raising five children (with music, hockey, tennis, judo, ballet etc. ) and running my own clinic in South Africa, there was little time for personal hobbies -absolutely no regrets. However in my next life I will learn to play the piano, fly a helicopter, make stained glass windows, do falconry and competition dressage and own that Scottish castle- complete with personal chef !

Now, as an empty nester, I now have three yorkies, Noodle, Pixie and Abi - who are often seen running off leash and out of control in Chorley Park!

 


Joanne - Receptionist

I was born in Northern Ireland during a time of political strife, so at a very young age my parents decided to immigrate to Canada to make a better life for my sister and me.

I grew up in Brampton Ontario, in a suburban setting like many other new Canadians. As a young girl I soon discovered my love for furry four legged companions and at sixteen I started my first job at the local Brampton Animal Shelter. I did my high school co-op placement at a neighbourhood veterinary clinic and after that I was hooked. I continued to work part time at veterinary clinics throughout my high school years. I knew from an early age that rescuing, fostering and finding forever homes for animals was going to be more than just a job, it is my calling. Over the years I've developed a knack for placing homeless pets in their forever homes and I have numerous “happy ever after” stories.

For the last 25 years I've worked within the veterinary field as a groomer, vet assistant, receptionist and office manager and can truthfully say I’m still passionate about my work and love working in the veterinary field.

I met Lindsay at a previous clinic and worked with her for four years and so when the opportunity to work with her again came up, I jumped at it. I am now happily a team member at the Rosedale Moore-Park Vet Clinic.

Currently I have two rescue dogs (both one-eyed), a Pekingese named Farrah Fawcett and a Shih Tzu Mix named Enzo Ferrari. On my off hours I like to enjoy a glass of wine with my husband Seamus on our back deck with the dogs.

 


Sivanne – Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

As far as I can recall I always knew helping animals would be my career.  Throughout high school I worked at a 24 hour emergency veterinary clinic as an assistant, and learnt of the Veterinary Technician role in the hospital. After graduating high school I attended St. Clair College in Windsor, ON and in 2005 became a Registered Veterinary Technician. 
For the better part of the last decade I’ve worked as a veterinary technician at a very busy small animal  hospital in Toronto.  In June 2014, I joined Rosedale Moore Park Veterinary Clinic and am thoroughly enjoying the community practice Dr. Paterson has developed in this beautiful neighborhood. 

While most would think once I leave the clinic for the day I leave the excitement behind, I actually return home to an equally busy and pet filled home with my 3 children (Jordyn, Ari and Eliav), 2 Cairn Terriers (Tucker and Annie) and my 2 rescue cats (Colin and Maggie).  My days are always busy and exciting, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

 


Tiffany Mason  DVM

Tiffany grew up in Toronto and lives in the east end of the city with her husband and 2 kids. She is currently living without a pet (gasp!), having recently lost her 19 year-old orange kitty, who was named Carrot. A new pet is definitely on the horizon for her. Tiffany received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Queen’s University, followed by her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Guelph. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004. Becoming a veterinarian has fulfilled her childhood dream and makes “going to work” every day a true pleasure. Her veterinary interests include oral health care, geriatrics and feline medicine.  When not working with the animals, Tiffany enjoys checking out live music, reading, puzzles and hanging out with her family.


Heather

While growing up in Toronto, I always had a strong interest in African wildlife and after completing my Zoology degree at the University of Guelph, I headed off for an 8 month volunteer placement on a research project in South Africa.  This led to a long (almost 30 year) and exciting career in wildlife conservation.  I worked closely with many veterinarians in the game parks over the years on a great variety of species - my favourites being elephant and rhino.

Upon my return to the tamer environs of Ontario in 2011, I worked at two veterinary practices in Muskoka before moving back to Toronto.  Coincidentally, I met Lindsay in Muskoka one weekend when exploring a trail near her cottage with my ridgeback, Mangala!

Mangala and I visited the Rosedale Moore Park Veterinary Clinic a few times once we were city residents and I was very pleased when the opportunity came up to join the practice.  I particularly enjoy the neighbourhood feel of this clinic and appreciated becoming a part of the teeam caring for the area's pets.

In my spare time, Mangala and I explore the wilder parts of the city where we get our exercise.  She has had to adapt to life on a leash and meeting plenty of dogs on our walks - rather different from the life she once knew where she shared the yard with "Hooligan" the Cape buffalo and other creatures large and small.  Interestingly, snowy winter is now her favourite time of year.