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

Veronika

Operations Manager

I joined CVAH in March of 2021 as a receptionist but quickly advanced to office manager while continuing to expand my knowledge of the veterinary field inside, and outside, of the practice. I love the diversity of the job and the lasting relationships that are created with the clients and patients. I find it especially rewarding to be able to see our patients recover & be their happy selves again.

I have a kitty named Simba, who just hypnotized me with his big, gorgeous eyes and I could not help but take him home with me, despite the fact that it was not planned.

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!

Ashley

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. And favorite part of the job is helping the owners find solutions in difficult situations.

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!

Avital

Animal Care Attendant

As someone who’s loved animals their whole life, I enjoy coming to work everyday and learning something new! Cats and dogs have always been a part of my life, and I’ve always been surrounded by them.

During Covid in Israel, I began working with animals and fell in love with the profession. I knew I wanted to continue working with our little friends when I arrived in Canada. While walking in nature, I appreciate seeing Canada through the eyes of my dog. Her name is Luna, and she is my best friend.