New Open Door Policy:
For purchase and pick-up of food and prescriptions
Liberty Village Animal Hospital Appointment Policies
Our new online form for new patients makes it easy to fill out before visiting us:New Patient Questionnaire
To schedule an appointment, please call into the clinic to discuss availability.
Welcome to Liberty Village Animal Hospital owned and operated by Dr. Ellen Kinzl. We are an established clinic which opened in March 2016 and are thrilled to continue to provide healthcare to the pets of this wonderful neighbourhood.
Liberty Village Animal Hospital (LVAH) is a full-service animal hospital conveniently located in the heart of Liberty Village. We provide a full range of services in-house that helps your pet live a long and healthy life.
Our clinic is a spacious and bright environment, ensuring even the most timid pet is comfortable during their visit. Equipped with the latest technology and state of the art equipment, we ensure your pet receives the excellent care you are looking for. Our in-house diagnostic systems allow us to determine your pet’s needs in real-time so we can get them on their way to feeling better sooner.
Please feel free to drop in anytime to say hello and meet our team! And don’t forget to get a treat for your pet!
We firmly believe in the importance in working as a team to ensure all aspects of your pet's life is as healthy as it can be.
All of our veterinarians have an extensive background working in family practice and emergency medicine.
What sets us apart is our small family style team in which each member carries an extensive amount of experience working in emergency medicine and in specialty practices alongside several board certified specialists in veterinary medicine.
Our focus lies in preventive medicine to keep your pet healthy as well as assessment and disease diagnostics when your pet falls ill. While we pride ourselves in our strong background in veterinary medicine we also recognize that we are very fortunate to have so many specialists in veterinary medicine situated in Toronto. That being said, at times we may choose to refer your pet to one of these excellent facilities for ongoing care for your furry friend.
We consider these facilities our partners who also provide exceptional specialty and emergency care to your pets and terrific service to you. We love drop in visits so please feel free to drop by anytime with your pet to say hello and snag a treat :)
171 East Liberty St.
Unit #120, Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
My name is Ellen Kinzl and I'm so happy to be fortunate enough to open my first animal hospital here in Liberty Village.
For most of my career since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006 I have worked in emergency medicine in referral hospitals in the GTA as well as in Sydney, Australia alongside an extensive amount of board certified specialists.
This has been a wonderful time of my life as I have gained a tremendous amount of important experience in veterinary medicine. It has been challenging and fast paced, but what I found to be lacking was a close relationship with pet owners and having a consistent presence with clients and their pets.
That being said, I am so very much looking forward to be part of you and your pet's life helping to keep them as healthy as possible. I love chatting and encourage you to drop in any time to say hello and meet my team and I :)
I love my work as a veterinarian but I also love my free time. I'm a self proclaimed travel addict and have been so lucky to have been able to see so many wonderful and exotic places in the world. Several whitewater rafting trips have lead me to these places including South America, Nepal, India and Africa. I could literally talk about traveling for hours! If you're ever in the neighbourhood and have some free time and are like-minded stop by to share experiences!
Unlike most veterinarians, I entered this fabulous profession after dodging a few life curveballs and first achieving a career in software engineering. My deep desire to make a direct positive impact on animal lives was the driving force behind this dramatic change.
I obtained my VMD degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, followed by a rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto.
After 8 years of experience working in an emergency and referral clinic I transitioned to general practice and currently split my time between Liberty Village Animal Hospital and Canary District Animal Hospital. I strive to provide a low stress, welcoming vet visit experience to all pets and their humans.
In my spare time I enjoy volunteering with various veterinary charities, riding motorcycles, hiking, skiing and furthering my knowledge in veterinary medicine. My partner and I share our home in downtown Toronto with a Wheaten terrier mix puppy, Banksy.
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My name is Joan, and having had the wonderful experience of working as a part time RVT when Liberty Village Animal Hospital first opened, I am so grateful to be back in the capacity of Practice Manager. I am also excited to manage our sister clinic Canary District Animal Hospital. I have had a long history in veterinary medicine, starting with a part time job as an Animal Care Attendant at a companion animal practice while completing my Bachelor of Science in biochemistry.
I loved it so much that I pursued my degree as a Registered Veterinary Technologist from Ridgetown College - University of Guelph. One of my biggest interests was laboratory work and decided to obtain a graduate degree in human diagnostic cytology from The Michener Institute - University of Toronto. It’s amazing to use these skills to help animals too. I have worked in the veterinary industry for over 25 years, doing companion animal medicine, laboratory medicine and primarily Emergency medicine where I was fortunate to meet Dr. Kinzl, Dr. Reid, Dr. Grubor, and Dr. Lamborne. I have managed two large Veterinary referral hospitals in the GTA and I am very excited to join this amazing team of individuals that I can see very much care for you, as clients and your pets.
My particular interest is in teaching. I have been committed to helping train the future professionals in our industry so that they may provide the best medicine to the pets of our community. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my two children, my husband and my cat and dog. I am interested in all sorts of arts and crafts, dragon boating, swimming and reading. I am always interested in meeting and helping people and their furry family members, so please do not hesitate to reach out anytime.
My name is Erica, and I am very happy to be part of the team at Liberty Village Animal Hospital. I am a veterinarian in my home country of Mexico and studied at Universidad de Guadalajara. I spent most of my time as a veterinarian working with sheep and general farm animals. I moved to Canada more than 10 years ago and I enjoy what I do.
My husband Matt and I have a very happy and funny toddler named Logan. We like spending time doing outdoor activities every time the weather lets us. When it is too cold or rainy, we always enjoy a day indoors watching movies.
In my free time, I like exploring areas outside of the city, eating in restaurants, spending time outdoors, and going to Mexico to visit family every vacation I can. I also enjoy getting together with my friends, going to ball games and concerts. :)
My name is Frankie and I am so grateful to be working with the LVAH family! Liberty is such a great area, with the cutest dogs and the sweetest people!
My journey began in the field as an animal care attendant while studying at Sheridan College to become a Veterinary Technician. I have always had a soft spot for furry friends and it just seemed like a dream job to me. I graduated in 2017, shortly after I became Registered and started working as a proud RVT. Throughout my time in the field I quickly realized that one of my favourite parts to my job is anesthesia. Being a part of each pets anesthetic procedure and ensuring they are cared for and monitored closely brings me utmost joy!
Recently I have just started fostering pets, and I am very happy to help keep them comfortable while in transition to there forever home. I have my own can at home that has stollen my heart. Outside of work some of my favourite activities are hiking, camping, and picnics. Basically anything I can do while being under the sun!
Lesley grew up with a love for animals that she inherited from her parents. She graduated from Brock University with a BSc. Biology and went on to the veterinary technology program at Seneca College. She has been an RVT since graduating in 2006. Lesley has worked in both large animal and small animal emergency veterinary medicine. Her critical care experience has led her to her passion for canine blood donation and that is why she works for the Canadian Animal Blood Bank. In her spare time, she is a volunteer for Canadian Blood Services, Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge, and Victim Services Niagara. She loves to spend time with her cat Gracie, dog Eli, Horse Carey, Rabbit Honey, and her 4 hens Sharon, Dida, Claudia, and Silver. Lesley is a true advocate for patient care and the health of all animals.
My name is Shawna and I am so proud to be a part of the team here at LVAH! Originally from Prince Edward Island on the east coast, I relocated to Toronto in September of 2018 and I could not be happier here in my new home.
I am a graduate of Seneca College from their Veterinary Assistant program. Upon finishing my program, I joined the incredible LVAH team to help broaden my experience in the field of animal care, as well as to help your pets feel comfortable and secure during their visit to our hospital. I am now working towards becoming a veterinary technician through the distance program at Penn Foster.
Outside of work I enjoy spending my time in nature and am passionate about environmental issues and doing my best to help keep this planet a beautiful place for ourselves, our pets, and all creatures that call this place their home.
My name is Sam, one of the pet care specialists at Liberty Village Animal Hospital. I'm so excited to have joined the LVAH family and community.
I'm fairly new to the veterinary field, I have previously worked as a Canine Coach at a dog daycare where I was responsible of providing care for up to 30 dogs at a time, specifically large breeds, so I'm very confident and familiar with dog behaviour and larger breeds. I recently joined the team as an animal care attendant but am also currently working towards becoming a Veterinary technician, attending Seneca's Veterinary Technician program.
When I'm not in the clinic caring for your pets, I have 2 of my own. Aspen, a Cane Corso/Lab and Roxie a Hungarian Vizsla. Aside from animals, I'm extremely passionate about the outdoors spending most my time canoeing, camping, hiking and in the winter snowboarding.
Hi there! My name is Courtney, and I’m so delighted to be a part of the LVAH reception team. I had no experience in the veterinary industry prior to 2021, but I’ve loved animals as long as I could remember (especially cats!).
Using my past customer service and hospitality experience, I decided to dip my toes into veterinary medicine and fell in love with it. I particularly enjoy making meaningful connections with our clients and patients.
When I’m not working, I’m usually at home cooking up something new or reading a fiction novel next to my partner Ben and two cats, Daisy and Peanut Butter.
My name is Victoria, I am one of the receptionists and pet care specialists here at Liberty Village Animal Hospital. I am so grateful to be working with such an amazing team and excited to learn new things every day while working here!
I started working at Liberty Village Animal Hospital in August 2021. My job before this was working for over a decade in the restaurant industry. Animals have always been a calling for me since I was a child and I decided to change careers to finally make that dream happen. Working in hospitality gave me social and professional skills, and I have already learned so much working here. What a joy it is to help others and their pets!
I have two cats of my own, who mean the world to me. Tucker, my cuddly 4-year-old boy who is a Domestic Short Hair and Grizelda, my sweet 2-year-old girl who is a Scottish Straight. While I am not in the clinic, I spend my spare time going for walks with my friends and their dogs, or staying at home painting and doing other creative activities. I also enjoy going to galleries and concerts, and trying new restaurants around the city.