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Dr.  Janet Henderson

Dr. Janet Henderson

Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian (CHPV), DVM

I have been practicing veterinary medicine since 1997 and it is truly what I love. My life has been improved through the love of dogs and the disdain of many a cat. Each of them has touched me in ways that I could never explain as they have managed to leave their paw prints on my heart. As a pet owner myself, I understand the very important role that they each play in our lives as well as how important we are to them.

I have worked in various veterinary hospitals over the years where I gained a wide array of medical experience and I have taken extra certification courses in Canine Physical Rehabilitation (CCRP) and Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPV). In October of 2012 I knew that I needed a change. I wanted to spend more time with each individual patient and focus on the family unit as a whole so I established Caledon-Vaughan Veterinary House Call Services where I could visit each pet and their family in their own home environments.

My passion is helping you to work through all of the variables to make the decisions that work best for your pet, yourself and your family. Even as a veterinarian with extensive training and knowledge it is still difficult to make important medical decisions for my own pets when emotions are involved so I know how important it is to have professionals to guide you. I want to help you to provide the best possible quality of life for your pets right up until their very last days.

You are your pet’s champion and protector and more than anything I want you to know that you are worthy of this role. I want to be there to guide you as you make the most difficult decisions we as pet owners all inevitably face.

Preferred Pronouns: She, Her

Dr. Leah Knoll

Dr. Leah Knoll

Certified Rehabilitation Veterinarian (CCRP), DVM

I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005. I have since been practicing as a small animal veterinarian in the GTA and have experience with a wide variety of emergency, medical and surgical cases. After rescuing a basset hound with a congenital limb deformity, I was able to observe the benefits of physical therapy allowing her to recover fully from orthopedic surgery. This led me to pursue additional training in the emerging field of veterinary physical rehabilitation and I became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (C.C.R.P.), through the University of Tennessee, in July 2018.

I have worked in a variety of referral hospitals, offering physical rehabilitation assessments and treatments, and am excited to provide this service to pets in the comfort of their own homes. I thoroughly enjoy working with my patients and their caregivers to ease their pet’s pain and improve their quality of life and mobility, no matter what age or stage they are at.

In my spare time you will find me exploring local hiking trails and biking with my children. My family is lucky to share our home with our rescued cats- Leonard DiCatprio, Maxximus Digitus and Poppy.

Preferred Pronouns: She, Her

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

-AD Williams

Care Team

Meaghan Michaud

Meaghan Michaud

Registered Veterinary Technician

I’m originally from Nova Scotia and prior to working with animals, I worked in television news and media. After living in Japan and Ireland, when I moved to Toronto, I adopted my dog Elliott and caring for him sparked my interest in working with animals. I graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2015 and have been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician ever since. Sadly, Elliott has passed on, however I attribute my passion for senior and palliative pet care to him. Senior and palliative pets deserve special attention and care in their final years and I believe that just because they’ve slowed down, doesn’t mean they can’t live their lives to the fullest. I enjoy assisting owners with their elderly pets. Being able to help owners give their life-long furry friend a comfortable end of life is incredibly rewarding, which is why they hold a special place in my heart.

In my spare time, I love hiking with my husband James and our senior rescue dog Emma. We also have two cats named Oreo and Monkey. I enjoy reading the classics, bike riding and gardening.

Preferred Pronouns: She, Her

Taylor Thompson

Taylor Thompson

Registered Veterinary Technician

Animals have always been my passion, growing up I always knew I wanted a career working with animals. I thought about becoming a veterinarian but when I got my first job at my local vet clinic, I knew being a Registered Veterinary Technician was my dream job! From there I attended the Seneca College veterinary technician program, graduated and earned my “R” soon after. I have worked in clinics, in veterinary medical research, large animal medicine and finally have found my calling with Dr. Henderson and Dr. Knoll in mobile practice! I have a special interest in cytology and anything to do with the microscope and hope to obtain my clinical pathology specialty one day. 

Growing up I was always surrounded by all kinds of pets- big and small! I now live on a farm with my grandparents and we have quite the collection of animals! I would describe myself as a crazy cat and horse lady. I have rescued all of my animals and get the most fulfillment in helping train and rehabilitate abused and misunderstood horses. My two horses I have right now were pulled from the slaughter pen and both are my angels. Most of my spare time is spent doing farm chores, riding my horses and working on my bath bomb business I started this past March.

I will always strive to do my best to care for my clients and their fur babies to the best of my abilities and treat them as if they are one of my own! I am a firm believer in fear free methods and will always try to win over the heart of every one of our patients.  

Ty

Ty

Student Volunteer

I am currently a high school student and have always had a passion for animals. I like helping people give the the very best to their pets and so this position is perfect for me. In my spare time I love horse back riding and playing with my own dogs, Daisy and Sprocket!

Preferred Pronouns: He, Him

Antonietta Melchiorre

Antonietta Melchiorre

Veterinary Technician

I have been a Veterinary Technician since 1998 when I studied at Sheridan College. I have worked at several veterinary clinics throughout my career and have also been part of medical research to find cures at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Canadian Blood Services. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work abroad in Australia as one of the leading Veterinary Technicians where I enjoyed working with many different species. Along the way I got married and had three beautiful children. I decided that it was important to stay home with my children but my love and passion for animals was too strong to stop working with them altogether so I happily continued part time with Dr. Henderson and Dr. Martin. I am able to help animals and their families with a flexible schedule that fits my family perfectly.

Preferred Pronouns: She, Her

Catherine Bryant

Catherine Bryant

Client Service Manager, Veterinary Assistant and Clinic Manager

I’ve always had a love and passion for animals however I initially started down a different career path. I trained to be a chef and worked in the culinary field for 5 years. Although I enjoyed this I always felt like something was missing. I wasn’t fulfilled. One day I took my puppy in for a checkup and noticed that they were hiring, it was like the sign lit up and I knew I had to apply! I was hired and it was the best decision I have ever made. I enjoy spending time with the animals and their owners and I feel like I’m learning something new everyday! In my spare time, I spend my free time cuddling up on the couch with my 2 cats (Lily and Captain Jack), hiking, spending time with my family and traveling. I have also completed Fear Free training in order to make veterinary visits less stressful for your pets and you.

Preferred Pronouns: She, Her