Dr. Edison Barrientos
I am the founder and owner of Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital. I came to Canada as a young child with my family from Chile. Since I was a small boy I had a fascination with animals. I was always trying to convince my parents to accept a new pet that I had taken in or somebody was trying to give away. My collection of pets ranged from a chicken to a budgie, to a turtle, and of course a cat and a dog. When I finally went to university I decided to combine my love of animals with my interest in medicine. Thus, I studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Guelph and I graduated in 1993. For the first few years of my career I worked in a mixed practice in central Ontario. My patients included cows, horses, pigs, yaks as well as dogs cats and exotic pets. After this I worked at several animal clinics in the Greater Toronto area. My special interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
On the personal side, I am married to Brigida Fortuna and we have four wonderful sons. We enjoy camping, bike riding, movies and downtown living.
On summer afternoons you can probably find me and my family sipping a coffee on College St. or visiting antique stores on Queen West
Dr. Natasha Asotra
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a veterinarian. It started as a little girl with an immediate love for animals and progressed to a curiosity for how the body works. Combining this love for animals with my interest in science made veterinary medicine an obvious path.
I completed an undergraduate degree in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph in 2009 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013. I practiced in the Kawartha Lakes for two and a half years. I gained a lot of experience working in rural Ontario, everything from middle of the night c-sections to pulling endless porcupine quills from dogs. Although living in cottage country was beautiful, I yearned for the excitement of the city!
A few months before moving, I tragically lost my two-year-old cat Leo to an underlying heart condition. Leo was a special cat and will forever hold a place in my heart. However it didn’t take long for a naughty kitten to squeeze his way in. I am now the proud mom to Carter who is as mischievous as he is cute.
When I am not working you can find me exploring this great city and enjoying all of its culinary delights. Besides veterinary medicine, my passion is without a doubt, food! The next time you are in, strike up a conversation about food and watch my face light up.
I am so grateful to have found a home at Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital. I look forward to getting to know all of our clients and patients, swapping stories about our furry companions and of course getting a good restaurant recommendation! 😉
Dr. Catalina Roman
Hello my name is Dr. Catalina Roman! is fluent in English and Spanish. I first worked here at Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital from 2001-2004 as a technician and receptionist when I moved here after graduating veterinary school in Chile. During these years, I worked on getting my Ontario veterinary license, and, when I obtained it in 2005, I re-joined the Dundas Euclid team as a full-time veterinarian until 2008. I then moved back to Chile for eight years in 2010 with my husband and my young son and continued working there in small animal medicine; I even got to treat a couple of penguins! During my time in Chile my family got a bit bigger with the arrival of my daughter.
In 2018 we returned to Toronto and I began working between our sister clinics as needed until I finally re-joined the amazing Dundas Euclid team in January! I am fluent in Spanish and I’m always happy to assist any Spanish speaking clients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am looking forward to meeting (or in some cases re-meeting) you and your furbabies!
Registered Veterinary Technician
Hello, I’m Wendy! I grew up in the small city of Barrie, about an hour drive north of the city. It was always my dream to work with animals and I was determined to make that happen.
While completing my degree in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph, I began to research the roles that a veterinary technician plays in a clinic – nurse, radiographer, laboratory technician, anaesthesiologist, etc. It became very clear that this was the career path for me. After receiving my BSc, I enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Georgian College where I graduated with honours in 2011. I completed my credentials to become registered soon after and have been a member with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) ever since.
After working at a variety of different clinics throughout Ontario over the years, I am thrilled to find a new home base at Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my partner, Tom, my fluffy grey and white cat, Dallas, and our lovable Flat Coated Retriever, Morty. I also have quite the travel bug and have backpacked through several countries in South America, Oceania, Asia, and Europe. If you are ever looking for travel tips or advice, please do not hesitate to ask for me!
Registered Veterinary Technician
I have spent most of my life living in Etobicoke but my first childhood memories were made in my home in Parkdale. Growing up as a kid, I have ALWAYS loved animals and have owned many different pets. My current fur babies are two dogs named Snowball & Misty and two rats named Bacon & Eggy. In 2016, I started the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and began the journey to my future career. It was not easy to get into this competitive program, but I truly knew that helping animals was what I was destined to do, so I never gave up.
In February 2018, I became a part of the DEAH team! Working with the amazing veterinarians and technicians here has taught me so much already and has made me a lot more confident in myself as a technician. What I like the most about DEAH is that everyone here has been incredibly welcoming and kind towards me but most importantly, I’ve gained the approval of my new coworkers’ dogs and our clinic cat Fred as well!
Animal Care Attendant
Hello I’m Chiwai!! I’m firmly set on becoming a veterinarian, and I’m currently working on my undergraduate degree with the aim of moving on to veterinary school. I am committed to pet health and I know that with my work ethic and my drive I will become a top-tier vet!! Until then, I am working here at Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital as an Animal Care Attendant.
My love for pets stems from Yo-Yo, a special need talking cockatiel that delighted me as a kindergartener, and Diamond, my handsome and brave Bichon Frise. Their adventures together were the stuff of legends!! I look forward to meeting you and your pet!
Animal Care Attendant
Hey, my name is Claire! I am a high school student that started volunteering at DEAH for my school’s co-op program as a veterinary technician assistant, and now I am currently working here part-time. I love all types of animals and I aspire for a career in the research field where I get to study exotic animals around the world. I have a passion for zoology, conservation, and evolutionary biology and working here helps me gain important experience and knowledge for my future career and educational path. I have had an interest in animals for as long as I can remember and have always been surrounded by them. My best furry buddy is my grumpy, old dog named Nickel that our family adopted 7 years ago.
My hobbies include reading, drawing, playing soccer, and making music with anything from my ukulele to taiko drums. I enjoy working with this amazing team and I always love learning about your pets and how I can help them!
Well hello there!! My name is Melanie and I’m the Practice Manager here at Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital. I have been with DEAH for more than 12 years and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
I’m the main mom to our distinguished clinic cat Fred. I’m his own personal bed fluffer, treat giver, litter scooper, chin scratcher and forehead kisser. I also have my own personal white and orange cat named OJ. OJ is my main squeeze!! He really doesn’t really like it when I dress him up in bow ties or silly hats for photo sessions but he knows it makes me happy so he suffers through it and always gives me his best meow 🙂
I have lived in Toronto my entire life but one day I’d like to trade city living for the simple country life. When I’m not at work, I can be found cleaning or organizing random areas of my house, learning how to turn YouTube recipe tutorials into yummy masterpieces, scrolling through Netflix or sitting outside birdwatching with OJ!
I am also known as the “Portuguese Girl” so if you need a translator then look no further. I look forward to meeting you!
Customer Service Representative
Hello, I’m Jen! I have always had a passion for working with animals. After volunteering at an animal hospital when I was just 18 years old, I knew that I had found my calling. I have since had the chance to work at a few different veterinary clinics around Toronto and have been working for Dr Barrientos since 2012. I can’t imagine myself doing anything else besides having the pleasure working with animals!
I also run my own pet sitting company called “Heartbeat at my Feet”, which provides live in pet sitting and home visits for cats, dogs, and exotic animals. Feel free to ask me for more information if you’re in need for your own furry family members!
I have two rescue cats (with ridiculous names) “Robot Tiger Escobar” and “Slash Mittens Perez” (aka Mr. Slashy Pants). Fun fact; Slash is polydactyl and has 23 toes!
Customer Service Representative
Hiya! My name is Kira, and I’m a receptionist here at Dundas Euclid. I started off by volunteering and now I’ve been working part-time for about 5 years! I am currently going to the University of Toronto part-time as well, working on a degree in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. I have an enormous love for animals and have had a wild mix of pets in the past, from cats to ferrets to a snake. I recently adopted a cat that was brought to the clinic from the Annex Cat Rescue, and fell absolutely in love with the little guy who now goes by Arthur! I’m always more than happy to help answer your questions or chat about your fluffy friends.
Hi hello I am Fred. I am cat with many things to say but first I will tell you all about me because me is my favourite thing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fred has live in this building for about 8 years. Many cats not like coming here, but Fred not know why. He have personal office chair, many fluffy beds, and 10 personal slaves. Do other cats not enjoy these things like Fred?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some favourite things of Fred are to meow, drink water from human mugs, ascend his Fred stairs up to his Fred chair, standing on keyboard at front desk, sitting in middle of floor making loud meows, get back scratches and bum pets, make many moms share their lunches, meow some more, and make many loud snores when having many naps.⠀⠀
If you see Fred, say hi!
Always on our minds, forever in our hearts 2000 – 2011