Meet Our Team

The Centre Street Animal Hospital Family

Nestled in the wonderful community of Thornhill, our goal is to provide the best level of veterinary services to you and your pets. 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 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. Martin Slome graduated from Veterinary School in Pretoria, South Africa in June 1990. He gained his first veterinary experience in South Africa at the Police Veterinary Section in Durban as a veterinary medical officer, as part of his mandatory military service. Following his national service, he became the manager and veterinarian in charge of two veterinary hospitals for four years before immigrating to North America in 1995. From there, Dr. Slome moved to Florida and spent a year working in a specialty veterinary dental practice before moving to Toronto, where he joined an animal hospital in the Bloor West Village. A year later, he opened Centre Street Animal Hospital and has never looked back. Dr. Slome is fortunate enough to have a family of animal lovers with his wife, Michelle, and their 2 boys, Ethan and Adam, fussing over their pets – Princess, a Siamese cat, and Toffee, a mixed breed rescue dog.

Dr. Kineret Aloni-Goldman BSc, DVM | Veterinarian

   

Ever since she can remember, Dr. Goldman wanted to be a veterinarian. While growing up, she was actively involved in rehabilitating stray dogs and helping them find their forever homes. Dr. Goldman earned her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from York University. Before joining Centre Street Animal Hospital, she worked at several hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area and also currently works as a surgeon and shelter veterinarian for Toronto Animal Services. Her professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, preventative medicine and geriatrics. When not in the clinic, Dr. Goldman enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in North York with her husband, three kids, and their rescue dog named Roy. Outside of work, Dr. Goldman enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in North York with her husband, three kids, and their rescue dog named Roy.

Dr. Nicole Hogle BSc, DVM | Veterinarian

   

Dr. Hogle wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a child. She took a strong interest in both dogs and horses, riding and competing in Ontario throughout her teen years. As she grew older, she became more involved in veterinary medicine by working at a clinic, volunteering with a dog and cat mobile ultrasonographer, and working with a variety of wild creatures at a wildlife rehabilitation centre! Dr. Hogle continued on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree at Trent University, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Guelph in 2016. After graduating as a veterinarian, she worked at a practice in Northern Ontario, and later moved to a clinic in Port Hope where she worked for 3 years. Recently joining Centre Street Animal Hospital in 2019, her professional interests include dentistry, pain control, and preventative medicine. When she’s not working, Dr. Hogle enjoys spending time with her husband, and walking her dog, Jack.

Danya | Registered Veterinary Technician & Office Manager

 

We first met Danya when she came to Centre Street Animal Hospital at 11 years old, as a client with her very first kitten! Danya and her family are proud owners of two senior cats (14 and 18 years old), and this love of animals is what took Danya to the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College. Over the years her relationship with the hospital has grown, and we were thrilled to see her come full circle in the summer of 2011 as she graduated from school and joined us as a part of the CSAH team! She is jokingly referred to as the ‘office computer’ due to her knowledge of the day-to-day happenings of the hospital. On top of cuddling with her wonderful cats, Danya also enjoys tap dancing, baking and was recently married!

Roy | Registered Veterinary Technician

Roy started working for Centre Street Animal Hospital in the summer of 2005 after graduating with honors from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College. He has always had a passion for working with animals of all sizes, from cows and horses to snakes and lovebirds. He has a special interest in the veterinary emergency field 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!).

Marcela | Registered Veterinary Technician

Marcela joined our practice in May of 2019, but has been in the veterinary field since 2005. After graduating from the Veterinary Technician Program at Seneca College, she gained her first industry experience in Toronto at Blue Cross Animal Hospital as an Animal Care Attendant. From there, she continued her journey at multiple clinic across Ontario, gaining hands-on experience and advancing her skills in veterinary medicine, animal behavior, dog and cat surgery, anesthesia medicine, and clinic management. Before joining Centre Street Animal Hospital, Marcella assisted in opening and managing Dixie Animal Hospital in Mississauga. Marcela currently lives in Brampton with her parents, two young daughters, and their cat Saleen. She loves spending time outdoors visiting parks, going hiking, finding hidden beaches, and running on trails.

Amanda | Veterinary Assistant

 

After graduating from Sheridan College’s Animal Care program, Amanda joined the team at Centre Street Animal Hospital in the Spring of 2018. In 2007 Amanda started her own business ‘Doggy Day Care’, geared at walking, feeding, boarding (and of course giving lots of love to) dogs. Clients lauded her passion and responsibility, and as such her business grew rapidly. This is when Amanda resolved that her future would always involve working with animals. Amanda enjoys the hands-on aspect of working with our cherished pets, and takes great pride in the ability to help with their care and keep them comfortable and happy!

Samantha | Client Care Specialist

 

Samantha has been working in the veterinary industry since 2001. Prior to joining Centre Street Animal Hospital, she helped manage a veterinary clinic in Trinidad and Tobago as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. Although her recent move to Canada forced her to leave her two dogs Josey and Belle with relatives, she has “adopted” every pet patient that visits us at the clinic as her own.