Meet Our Team

Arik Vishnevsky

DVM, Owner

My name is Arik Vishnevsky and I am both the owner and practicing veterinarian at Central Vaughan Animal Hospital. Since graduating from the The Ontario Veterinary College , I have worked in two large scale 24/7 animal hospitals in the GTA. During this time, I gained tremendous amount of veterinary experience including managing intensive care patients, carrying out complex surgeries, performing dental treatments, and mentoring both veterinary students and veterinary technicians.

I am passionate about my profession and strive to establish a strong rapport with clients. I am a keen believer in collaborating with clients in making decisions that will benefit their pet and align with their lifestyle.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to practice in this wonderful community of Thornhill, which I call home. I can also provide services in Russian and Hebrew.
In my spare time , I enjoy spending time with my wife , our two young children, and our mini poodle Charlie.

Please feel free to stop by anytime with your little critter to say hello and check us out! We love visitors.

I look forward to be taking care of your pet,

Dr. Arik Vishnevsky

Darya

Operations Manager

Always side by side with animals I had wonderful opportunities helping cats and dogs throughout my life. From volunteering at shelters to assisting veterinarians. Working at CVAH is an extension of my HR education and industry experience that allows me to help promote good animal husbandry and support every aspect of the hospital for our patients and clients to be confident in our work and feel supported in vulnerable times. I have a special interest in hereditary traits, preservation breeding, and dog breeds’ history. When not working I enjoy hiking, agility training with my chihuahuas, and attending dog shows and other events.

Melissa

Registered Veterinary Technician

I completed my diploma at Seneca College and worked in a veterinary clinic while completing my Bachelor of Commerce at Ryerson University.

Volunteering is also very important to me. I was event coordinator to a non-profit organization that put together events for the animal community of Vaughan.
Sadly, I do not have any pets currently but am an aunty to many fur babies. One day soon, I hope to rescue an animal in need to complete my home again.

Mariya

Veterinary Assistant

I received my education in the field of veterinary medicine in Belarus. I have always been working closely with animals, and after moving to Canada I decided to continue with my passion.

I have a pet myself – a standard dachshund named Nita. A little over 9 years ago she became a member of my family and we have been inseparable ever since. She even travelled with me from Belarus to Canada. I devote a great amount of time to self-education in the veterinary field to always be on top of any new research and techniques to provide the best service to your pets.

I believe that you achieve maximum success only when you do what you enjoy the most!

Veronika

Animal Care Attendant, Client Services

Deep in my heart I always knew that helping our little friends is my dream job. Never passing by any pet on the street, should mean something, right? When I came to CVAH, it felt right: the team members, the environment, and the overall idea of helping pets – made me the happiest person. I find it especially rewarding to help the owners find solutions in a difficult situation. I have a kitty named Simba, he just hypnotized me with his big, gorgeous eyes and I could not help but take him home with me, as it was not planned. Service in our clinic starts from meeting me, and I try my best to make sure that you and your beloved pets feel safe and comfortable!

Vlada

Animal Care Attendant, Client Services

Since a young age I have dreamed of working with animals, I had 2 dogs while growing up from whom my passion started, and currently have beautiful Devon Rex cats. Every morning I am excited to get to work and help our amazing patients and thoughtful clients. I strive to give my best care to your pets to enjoy their experience at CVAH. I am looking forward to meeting you and assisting you in English, Russian, and Hebrew. “The road to my heart is paved with pawprints” (c).