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Dr Gary
Dr. Gary Arzem

Raised in Toronto, Dr. Gary Arzem has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 30 years. His special interests and training include internal medicine, ultrasound, ophthalmology, cardiology, surgery, emergency medicine and preventative medicine. For years, his dream was to run a full-service animal hospital for pets, meeting all their veterinary healthcare needs and providing exceptional client service.

Dr. Arzem has realized that dream at North Yonge Veterinary Hospital. He strives to meet every patient’s unique needs and works hard to explain to clients every aspect of their pet’s care. He is passionate about preventative medicine as well as progressive treatment and surgery. He enjoys his relationships with his clients and loves informing them on the various details of pet health care that ensure every pet enjoys a healthy and happy life.

When he is not taking care of his patients, Dr. Arzem enjoys spending time with his family outdoors. His interests include travel, baseball and golf. He admits the music is a passion he couldn’t live without. A veterinarian who has dedicated his life to taking care of animals, he is especially proud when clients refer friends and family to his practice due to the excellent and thorough care their pets receive and the superior service his staff offers at North Yonge Veterinary Hospital.


Danielle - Registered Veterinary Technician/Lead Technician

Danielle graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technician Program, Seneca College in 2018 and has worked in both general veterinary hospitals as well as emergency. She was also the recipient of The P.A.W.S award at her high school for promoting animal welfare and kindness to animals. Danielle loves that her career helps animals and makes a difference in animals’ health and she enjoys building a relationship with clients and pets. Danielle loves to spend time with her fiancée, their 2 rescue cats, along with friends and family. In her spare time, she also likes going on hikes, fishing and exploring new places. 


Briar - Veterinary Assistant

Briar joined the North Yonge Veterinary Hospital staff team in 2021. Briar grew up in Georgina and currently lives in east Gwillimbury. Having always been around pets(dogs, cats, rabbits), she loves the opportunity to improve the health and well-being of our patients and making a positive difference in their lives. Briar is certified in Canine CPR and First Aid and has had extensive experience in various kennels and training centers. She is also very supportive of The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. In her spare time, Briar loves to read, write, drawing and practice many forms of art, spending time with friends and family and her best friend/cat Binx as well as the outdoors and furniture refinishing.


Kristel - Hospital Manager

Kristel joined the North Yonge Veterinary Hospital team after graduating from the Veterinary Assistant Program at Seneca College in 2021.

Kristel grew up in Newmarket and Georgina and has always been around dogs, cats and horses.

Kristel has also had extensive experience with horses, competitive riding, volunteering and is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. Kristel has also had previous work and managerial experience in the restaurant industry. She also continues to work for her family’s locksmith business as an accounting clerk/bookkeeper and has her own wood sign business.

She loves to learn and is passionate about giving patients exceptional heath care and being able to contribute to making each client and pet’s visit a positive one.

In her free time Kristel loves hiking, fishing, golfing, horse riding, plants and spending time with family(dinner and game night)and pets.


Sonya - Veterinary Assistant

Sonya graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program at Seneca College in 2021 and has had experience working in regular and emergency veterinary hospitals. She loves to meet and learn about all the different types of dogs and cats that come into the clinic.

Sonya was born in Quebec and lived there until she was 10 years of age, then moved to Ontario and now lives in Bradford.

She has been interested in animal care for many years, including animal sanctuaries and educating people on proper animal care. Sonya also lived on a farm and helped care for various animals for 3 years. She has also had experience working in her family’s restaurant as well as working as a filing clerk in a wholesale warehouse.

Sonya is fluent in English, French and Kurdish and her other interests include ancient history, architecture, photography, movies, reading and of course, caring for her cat.

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