MEET OUR VETERINARIANS
Dr. Bob Watson, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Bob earned his Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Guelph in 1979, and joined Eglinton Vet after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1984. Bob is well known in the neighbourhood, and prides himself on knowing something special about every client and their pets. He is now caring for second or third generations of pets for many of our families! When not at the clinic, Bob enjoys time with his wife and two daughters and he can often be found on the golf course in the warmer months.
Dr. Beverley Bateman, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Bev first worked at Eglinton Vet as a student in high school and joined the veterinary team full time in 2001 following her graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College. Prior to coming to EVF, Bev worked in wildlife rehabilitation and traveled to assist small and large animal veterinary practices in East Africa. She was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to join the EVF team immediately after graduation, and became owner of the clinic in 2009. Outside of work, Bev is very busy with her family, including two sons who are constantly on the go, a Golden Retriever named Sunny and three cats. She is also very active in advocacy for people with Lyme disease, and enjoys using her veterinary knowledge to help humans as well.
Dr. Jennifer Hodges, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Jen grew up in North Toronto, working as a summer student at Eglinton Veterinary Facilities for a number of years. She attended the University of Guelph, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006. Jen has one cat and a Boxer named Sawyer. Jen enjoys challenging medical cases, and is our resident expert on nutrition. She has been responsible for the fantastic weight loss of our clinic cat, along with that of many of our patients.
Dr. Jessica Grandish, D.V.M. (photo to follow)
Jessica is a 2007 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Following graduation from Veterinary school she worked at Woodbine Racetrack and then as a small animal veterinarian in Toronto. In 2012, Jessica left veterinary medicine to attend the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, where she completed training as a medical doctor (yes... she is a "people doctor" too!). Veterinary medicine drew her back, and Jessica was working at a veterinary emergency clinic in Brampton prior to joining the EVF team. She is excited to be working again in a neighbourhood practice where she can build relationships with our clients. Life has come "full circle" for Jess, who grew up in North Toronto, and volunteered at EVF prior to university.
Although Jess has no pets of her own right now, she would love a farm with horses (she has just started riding again), an Irish Wolfhound and a German Shorthaired Pointer.
The Veterinary Oath (revised 2018):
As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society. I will strive to:
- promote animal health and welfare,
- prevent and relieve animal suffering,
- protect the health of the public and environment, and
- advance comparative medical knowledge.
I will perform my professional duties conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.