About Us

History

Welcome to Goldenvale Veterinary Hospital. We believe in providing high quality care in a modern, clean enviroment. We take pride, not only in our wide range of services, but also in our desire to respond to the needs of pets and people.

We are a full service hospital offering professional medical treatment and consultation, routine check-ups, surgical prcedures, radiology, dentistry, laser therapy, stem cell therapy, and laboratory analyses. We also offer boarding and grooming services as well as a selection of quality pet foods and supplies.

We will constantly strive through continuing education and advancement in instrumentation to give each patient the same consideration we would expect for members of our own family.

Veterinarians

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Stephanie Horgan Smith
  Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Steph Horgan Smith graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. After graduation she spent a year and a half working in a small clinic in Durham, Ontario treating equine and small animal patients. She joined the Goldenvale team at the beginning of 2013. Steph grew up in Newmarket, and is excited to return and be able to provide veterinary care for patients in her home town. She currently resides in Stouffville with her husband (Patrick), 2 dogs (Winnie and Tucker), and 2 cats (Lily and Piper). She spends her free time playing hockey, soccer, and riding her horse (Guinevere).

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Alexsis Bhambrah
  Veterinarian

Dr. Alexsis Bhambrah graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in the Spring of 2020. Ever since she was a young girl, she has wanted to help animals in need. Today, she is grateful to be a part of the world of veterinary medicine and to work with clients to provide the best quality service and care for their furry loved ones. Dr. Bhambrah is passionate about cardiology, shelter medicine, and exotic animal medicine. She currently resides in Richmond Hill with her fiancé and her fur family which includes a little Australian Shepherd (Raven), a talkative Tabby (Zoey), a playful Ragdoll (Ellie), and a sassy Lop bunny (Leia). In her spare time, she likes to cook, watch movies, and go for hikes with her dog.

Hospital Staff

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Jill Collins
  Veterinary Technician

Jill graduated from the Seneca Veterinary Technician program in 1991 and has been here at Goldenvale ever since! Having been here the longest, Jill basically runs the clinic and keeps the rest of us in line! She loves spending time with her 2 daughters and their families - including her 2 grandchildren. When Jill isn't at Goldenvale she is out riding either her motorcycle or her horse.

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Denise Ward
  Kennel Supervisor

Denise joined the Goldenvale staff at the beginning of 2013. She has had pets her entire life making the clinic feel just like home. She loves coming to work and spending the day interacting with a variety of animals and their owners. She shares her home with her puppy Mavis, and her 2 cats Joey and Owen. She spends her free time with her 3 daughters, Amanda, Jessica, and Rebecca, and 3 grandchildren Ella, Carter, and Briar.

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Samantha Himes
  Veterinary Assistant

Samantha started at Goldenvale August 2019 after needing a change from working at a very large animal hospital. She graduated from Georgian College Animal Foundations and Animal Cruelty and attended Seneca for 911 Emergency Communications. Samantha worked for Animal Control for 10 years before settling down into clinic life where her interest in animal rehab and surgery grew. In her spare time she spends time with her husband Zachary, daughter, Anna and husky puppy, Luna as well as her parent's boxer Errol Flynn. She enjoys painting, wood working, and working on classic cars.

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Farnaz Farnaghi
  Veterinary Assistant

Farnaz graduated from the University of Guelph in June 2019 with a degree in bio-medical sciences. She plans to start veterinary school next year and is excited to be working at Goldenvale in the meantime. In her free time, Farnaz enjoys reading thrillers and going on runs. She has an energetic 7 years old Havanese named Romeo and a hamster named Noodle.

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Jennifer Anderson
  Animal Care Attendant

Jen joined the Goldenvale team in December 2020. A Graphic Designer for the last 18 years, she has decided to put away her crayons and pursue her passion working with animals. In her spare time she volunteers at Good As Gold K9 School, attends agility class with her Labrador Retriever, Rizzo, enjoys playing guitar, piano, as well as baseball and volleyball, and hiking with her family.