Meet our Team

Centre Street Animal Hospital Team

Nestled within the wonderful community of Thornhill, our goal is to provide the best level of veterinary services to you and your pet. To help achieve this we have a team of dedicated professionals who continuously work at keeping their knowledge up-to-date on the latest advancements in veterinary science and product technology. We then do our best to inform you of the most current preventative, therapeutic and surgical techniques available, so that together we are able to successfully treat your pets and keep them as healthy as possible.

Dr. Martin Slome, DVM | Lead Veterinarian - Owner

Dr.Slome_web2Dr. Martin Slome graduated from Veterinary School in Pretoria, South Africa in June 1990 and gained his first veterinary experience working in South Africa where he ran the Police Veterinary section in Durban as a veterinary medical officer as part of his mandatory military service.

Following his national service he was the manager and Veterinarian-in-Charge of 2 veterinary Hospitals for the next 4 years, having worked at each hospital for 2 years before immigrating to North America in February 1995.

From there, Dr. Slome traveled to Florida and spent over a year working in a clinic and a veterinary dental specialty practice before moving to Toronto in March 1996, where he was employed at an animal hospital in the Bloor West Village.

A year later he opened the Centre Street Animal Hospital and has never looked back. Dr Slome is fortunate enough to have a family of animal lovers since his wife, Michelle, and their 2 boys, Ethan and Adam, all fuss over their 2 cats, Princess and Radar, and their standard Schnauzer, Jenna.

Roy Philippsohn | Registered Veterinary Technician

Roy started working for Centre Street Animal Hospital in the summer of 2005. He graduated from the veterinary technician program at Seneca College in 2005 with honors.

He has had a passion for working with animals of all sizes for a long time, from cows and horses to snakes and lovebirds. He works in the veterinary emergency field as well, where the fast pace keeps him on his toes for new advancements in animal medicine.

Roy counts Corn Snakes and a variety of Rodents amongst his menagerie (The rodents aren’t too happy about this though!).

Danya Lipson | Registered Veterinary Technician

We first met Danya when she came to Centre Street Animal Hospital at 11 years old as a client with her very first kitten!

Over the years her relationship with the hospital has grown stronger as she has opened her heart to other furry companions. Danya and her family are currently the proud owners of seven cats and this love of animals is what took Danya to the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College.

We were thrilled to see her come full circle in the summer of 2011 as she graduated from school and joined us as an employee! On top of playing with her seven wonderful cats, Danya also enjoys tap dancing and singing in her choir.

Jordana: Tech Assistant / Customer Care Specialist

Razi: Customer Care Specialist / Tech Assistant

If anyone is familiar with our clinic it’s Razi.  She has been a client of ours since she was a little girl and has trusted us with the care of her now senior dog ever since.  She recently completed her Master’s degree in social and cultural anthropology from UCL and her true love and passion for animals motivated her to join our team.  Her educational background, as well as having the opportunity to experience living in different parts of the world has strengthened her social customer service and communication. She is full of energy and ambition and her love for animals is seen vividly through her volunteer works in various parts of the world and especially in the way she cares for her own treasured furry companion, a 13 year old Cocker Spaniel named Missy.

Jenn: Customer Care Specialist / Tech Assistant