Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Erin Mills Pet Hospital in Mississauga! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (905) 828-9691 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Jacqueline Starink

BSc, DVM, Owner

Dr. Starink is a life-long Ontario resident and was blessed to have family who was very supportive of multiple pets while growing up. Her first job was in a veterinary clinic, and she has worked in the veterinary field ever since. Time spent at the University of Guelph resulted in an Honours Bachelor of Science, with honours, and a veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. She has enjoyed time spent volunteering with the Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine, including being President in 1999, and has served on committees for several years for the Ontario Veterinary Medical  Association.

Dr. Starink believes in compassionate care and wellness-centred medicine that focuses on the needs of each patient as an individual. She enjoys surgery, dentistry, and the investigation of medical illness. She continues to enjoy attending continuing education in all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine. She is proud of the team at Erin Mills Pet Hospital and all that we offer as our clients’ “other” Family Doctor! She currently shares her time between work, 2 teenagers and 2 (formerly) stray cats. She enjoys reading, cooking, skiing, horse-back riding and travel, but never has enough time!

Dr. Roberta Veitch

Part Time Associate Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Veitch has been practicing veterinary medicine in Mississauga since she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1992.  In 2007 she got her Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Toronto and now she divides her time between her work teaching in the Veterinary Technician Program at Sheridan College primarily, and casual part time support at Erin Mills.

Treating each pet as an individual and tailoring the pet’s needs to its particular lifestyle is important to Dr. Veitch.  She believes strongly in preventative care.

Dr. Veitch lives in Oakville with her husband and their energetic small Munsterlander pointer, Karma. She enjoys her daily walks with Karma along Joshua Creek, watching her sons play hockey, baseball and soccer, and spending time in her garden.

Dr. Bisni Peter

Associate Veterinarian, DVM

Dr Bisni Peter graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Kerala Agricultural University ( India) in 2005.She moved to Canada in 2006 and continued her licensing procedures with Canadian Veterinary Medical association to be a licensed veterinarian in Canada. Since then, she has been working at various clinics in the GTA. Her professional interest include nutrition, preventative medicine and ultrasonography.

Outside of work she enjoys exploring this beautiful city with her husband and small kids, and is always open to suggestions for restaurants, parks and events

Dr. Bick Jassal DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Growing up in his father’s veterinary hospital in Mississauga from the time he was a little boy, Dr. Bick knew veterinary medicine was where he would see his future. After earning a Bachelor of Veterinary Science Honours from the University of Queensland, and living abroad in Australia for five years, Dr. Bick returned home to join Erin Mills Pet Hospital. He has an interest in surgery, preventative medicine, internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Bick is always around with a smile to help any of his fury friends that come in. His kind and positive attitude is a welcome addition to our team!

Dr. Joanne Rutledge

Part Time Associate Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Rutledge graduated from Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College in 1992. She lived and practiced in Halifax before moving with her husband to Toronto in 1995. Dr. Rutledge continued to work full time until the birth of her two daughters. Now practicing part time her interests include horseback riding and gardening.

Dr. Rutledge has ridden and owned horses for 35 years. Currently she and her family keep Storm her German Shepherd, two cats at home and three horses,  and a small flock of fancy chickens at a hobby farm in Erin.

Michelle M.

Receptionist & Customer Care

Michelle joined the Erin Mills Pet Hospital family in 2009 as a receptionist. Previously she worked as a Customer Service Representative at a major bank. Michelle’s smile and genuine caring attitude, her dedication and joyful nature is what greets our patients and clients every day.

Married to her high school sweetheart Jim for 37 years, Michelle’s greatest joy comes from her two sons James and Brian, and her grandsons Emerson and Landon.

Michelle has a cat named Snickers, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also likes going to the gym, being up north in cottage country, rainbows and stars.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

– Maya Angelou

Cindy L.

Technician & Boarding Co-ordinator

Cindy began her animal care career as our Co-Op student. After high school Cindy returned to work with us as our night time receptionist while she earned her Animal Care Certificate.

Along with her husband, son, daughter and toddler son (congratulations Cindy!), Cindy’s family includes her cats Kevin and Seymour, and beagle Archie. She also shares two clinic cats with her fellow technicians.

Cindy has been a full time technician with us for the past 15 years and has the difficult job of coordinating our on-sight lab and large boarding facility. Luckily for all of us, she brings her knowledge, dedication and infectious sense of humor to the workplace every day!

Kaitlyn S.

Technician, Veterinary Assistant & Animal Care, Anesthesia Technician
Kaitlyn joined the staff in 2008 as one of our full time veterinary assistants and animal care attendants. To further her knowledge and skills Kaitlyn earned her Animal Sciences Diploma in 2009. She assists our veterinarians with all aspects of patient care, and with her animal care team, is in charge of the day-to-day care of boarding and hospitalized pets.
At the end of day her work continues at home with her husband and young son, toddler daughter (congratulations Kaitlyn!),and pets Lexy a 12-year-old JRT Pug Mix, and 2 cats 12-year-old Bella and Russell, an 11-year-old Sphinx.

Marina H.

Reception and Veterinary Assistant

Marina has been a passionate animal lover for many years and has been working in veterinary hospitals since 2011, on both the reception desk and as a veterinary assisstant. She has been actively involved in stray rescue, dedicating many hours of her time to improving the lives of needy pets. Her efficient and meticulous attention to detail helps keep the hospital running smoothly, while her natural ability to handle even the most tentative pet keeps our veterinarians on track. She is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian, as well as English!

Sandy K.

Reception and Client Care

Sandy K. is here to welcome you and your pets with her friendly and caring attitude. She has been working as a veterinary assistant and front desk team-member since 2013. We are happy to have her back at Erin Mills after a few years away, and know that she will help us continue to grow. She loves seeing our patients and their families, and always has a smile to share.

Robert L.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Sheridan College

Robert joins Erin Mills as a Sheridan College RVT graduate. He found his calling 3 years into his Life Science degree at University of Toronto, and we are so grateful he did! He brings a s kind, compassionate dedication both towards our patients and our team. He is responsible for supporting our vet team with all aspects of patient support. When not caring for our patients, he enjoys spending time with his rescue pup and enjoying music.  Robert is ready to help and is a great addition to our practice!

Victoria K.

Veterinary Assistant

Victoria has been a member of the Erin Mills animal care team since 2016. She has brought her passion for all animals, from horses to kittens, to her role here assisting with the care of all our patients. Currently she is attending Gueph University and plans to dedicate her career to animal welfare. We appreicate her gentle and attentive skills while maintaining strict attention to best care practices!

Avery W.

Veterinary Assistant

Avery is our newest Animal Care Attendent. Starting her Erin Mills career during her High School co-op in 2019, she has shown genuine care and dedication to our patients. We are happy to support her in her goal to continue her future as veterinary technician. Her passions include the importance of family, and her dear little dog Migzee!

Coco

Coco was a stray cat who found her way to Dr. Starink’s house. She was taken in by our clinic and nursed back to health, and now she is our clinic greeter! She spends her day at the front desk in her basket often covered up by her blanket. She loves people and will welcome any love and affection you are willing to give to her!

She is also very vocal and loves to talk with people! Make sure to pop by the front desk during your visit to see Ms. Coco and say hello!

Dolores (aka DoDo)

Dolores was brought in to us as a stray cat in 2013. She was very fractious and very timid when she first came to us, so she was not suitable for adoption. Today she has really come into her own living at Erin Mills Pet Hospital and she is much more friendly! She is still quite timid especially around new people, but we love her very much!