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 a 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 pets and align with their lifestyles.

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 taking care of your pet,

Dr. Arik Vishnevsky

Melissa

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Choosing to become an RVT was a very simple career choice for me and one I’m glad I made every day. Working with animals is the most rewarding work there is. So much so that even with my time off I enjoy visiting and volunteering at animal sanctuaries around the world. My favorite so far is the Elephant Sanctuary in northern Thailand.

placeholder image

Elena

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Avital

Animal Care Attendant – On Leave

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

During the COVID 19 pandemic, 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 from Israel. While walking in nature, I appreciate seeing Canada through the eyes of my dog Luna and my cat Dimka.

placeholder image

Karina

Animal Care Attendant

Bio coming soon!

placeholder image

Destiny

Lead Client Services

Working at CVAH gives me the ability to do the two things I’m most passionate about: helping animals and helping people. Ever since I was younger I was intrigued by animals. I just loved how everyone single one was so unique and cute in their own special ways. Through my years as being a customer service representative, I understand the demand and stress that comes with veterinary appointments. I do my very best to make every phone call, and appointment as easy as possible. My goal is to make sure you leave with a smile or at least feeling better about your pets needs. I look forward to seeing all of the patients and watching them all grow!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter along with our 6 fur babies; Athena, Hera, Neeko, Theo, Tiny and Baby. We enjoy watching movies, going out to parks and trails.

Iryna

Client Services

I joined CVAH team shortly after moving from Ukraine to Canada. I have only been working in the veterinary industry for almost one year but have always had a passion for animals.

My favorite thing about working in the field is building long-term relationships with each client and patient and giving them the best care possible. If you prefer to speak Russian/Ukrainian, you will most likely talk to me.

Outside of work, I like to spend most of my time with family and my 2 cats Masik and Grey!

Aaron

Client Services

Ever since I was young, it has always been a passion of mine to help those around me as much as I possibly can. Fortunately for me, my work here at CVAH allows me to assist both pets and their devoted parents alike. Given my experience with pet ownership, I understand how stressful and important their well-being is, and I strive to make each veterinary experience a smooth ride during trying times.

It has been said that the things you love best often hurt you the most, and I pride myself on being a living testament to this saying. As although my pet allergies may make me suffer, I cannot see myself living without them (and shoving my face on their fluff).

Coming home to my boys (Cheese and Bear) after work is always an excellent way to end my day.

placeholder image

Kayley

Client Services

Bio coming soon!