About Us

History

Welcome to Goldenvale Veterinary Hospital. We believe in providing high quality care in a modern, clean enviroment. We take pride, not only in our wide range of services, but also in our desire to respond to the needs of pets and people.

We are a full service hospital offering professional medical treatment and consultation, routine check-ups, surgical prcedures, radiology, dentistry, laser therapy, stem cell therapy, and laboratory analyses. We also offer boarding and grooming services as well as a selection of quality pet foods and supplies.

We will constantly strive through continuing education and advancement in instrumentation to give each patient the same consideration we would expect for members of our own family.

Veterinarians

Dr. Horgan Smith
Stephanie Horgan Smith
  Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Steph Horgan Smith graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. After graduation she spent a year and a half working in a small clinic in Durham, Ontario treating equine and small animal patients. She joined the Goldenvale team at the beginning of 2013. Steph grew up in Newmarket, and is excited to return and be able to provide veterinary care for patients in her home town. She currently resides in Stouffville with her husband and two children, her dogs (Winnie and Tucker), and cat (Piper). She spends her free time playing hockey, soccer, and riding her horse (Guinevere).

Dr. Alexsis Bhambrah
Alexsis Bhambrah
  Veterinarian

Dr. Alexsis Bhambrah graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in the Spring of 2020. Ever since she was a young girl, she has wanted to help animals in need. She is grateful to be a part of the world of veterinary medicine and to work with clients to provide the best quality service and care for their furry loved ones. Dr. Bhambrah is passionate about cardiology, shelter medicine, and exotic animal medicine. She currently resides in East Gwillimbury with her husband and her fur family which includes a little Australian Shepherd (Raven), a handsome Golden Retriever (Brian), a talkative Tabby (Zoey), and a playful Ragdoll (Ellie). In her spare time, she likes to cook, watch movies, and go on hikes with her dogs.

Hospital Staff

Jill Collins
Jill Collins
  Veterinary Technician

Jill graduated from the Seneca Veterinary Technician program in 1991 and has been here at Goldenvale ever since! Having been here the longest, Jill basically runs the clinic and keeps the rest of us in line! She loves spending time with her two daughters and their families, including her two grandchildren. When Jill isn't at Goldenvale you can find her out riding either her motorcycle or her horse.

Denise Low
Denise Low
  Kennel Supervisor & Veterinary Assistant

Denise joined Goldenvale at the beginning of 2013. She has had pets her entire life making the clinic feel just like home. She loves coming to work and spending the day interacting with a variety of animals and their owners. She shares her home with her dog (Mavis), and her cat (Owen). She spends her free time with her three daughters, Amanda, Jessica, and Rebecca, and her three grandchildren Ella, Carter, and Briar.

Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
  Animal Care Attendant & Veterinary Assisstant

Jen joined the Goldenvale team in December 2020. A former Graphic Designer, she decided to put away her crayons and pursue her passion working with animals. You can also find her teaching agility at Unified K9 Behaviour Centre. She enjoys watching her cat (Megatron) terrorize her Labrador Retriever (Rizzo). In her spare time she plays guitar, piano, as well as baseball and volleyball.

Debbie Horgan Smith
Debbie Horgan Smith
  Office Administrator & Receptionist

Debbie (Dr. Steph's mom) joined the Goldenvale team in September 2022. Debbie was a classic animal lover as a child, bringing home stray dogs to her not so keen parents. As an adult she imparted this love of animals onto her husband and her 2 daughters. She spent 20 years as a Banker and 23 years as General Manager of a Marking Device Company unit it recently closed down. Throughout this time she adopted, cared for, and provided hospice to countless animals in need. Today she lives on a Hobby Farm with 4 generations of her family, dogs, a cat, pigs, ducks, a goose, rabbits, and bees. She loves spending time with her 5 grandchildren.