Dr. Robert Lofsky
Dr. Lofsky has been caring for dogs and cats for the past twenty-four years. He started working in Toronto at McLean Animal Hospital. Then after two years, he moved to Oakville and began working at Kingsway Animal Hospital in Hamilton. Seven years later, he moved to Cambridge and started working at Gateway Pet Hospital. During his time at Gateway, Dr. Lofsky decided to start his own practice and opened up Wilmot Veterinary Clinic on May 19, 2009.
Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Lofsky attended the University of Guelph and was awarded his Bachelor of Science in 1994 and then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. Lofsky is committed to continuing education and professional development and has completed several certificate programs, including the Fear Free Certified Professional, Cat-Friendly Certified Veterinarian, and the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy. In addition, he has attended several weekend training seminars on veterinary dentistry, ophthalmology, surgery, and ultrasonography.
Dr. Lofsky has one dog, a Yorkshire Terrier, who was named Biscuit by his two daughters after the Biscuit Storybook Collection. This 4 lbs Yorkie is fondly referred to by Dr. Lofsky as “sweetness wrapped up in a bundle of joy.”
Years in Practice: 24
Education: University of Guelph
Academic Degrees: BSc, DVM
Alan emigrated to Canada from England with his family and officially became a Canadian citizen when he was 12 years old. As a child, he had an avid interest in animals (frogs, toads, snakes, etc.) but especially cats, first adopting a cat that “followed him home” from the Stratford Farmer’s Market. Later on, the family adopted a Manx kitten, the care of which Alan took complete responsibility… except for the Vet bills.
Though animal care was not Alan’s first career choice, it was always on his mind, which was evident by his fostering of many felines while living in Northern B.C. during the eighties. Returning to Ontario and getting married, Alan was able to return to school in 1992 with the support of his wife and segue from restaurant management into his current career.
In addition to assisting Dr. Lofsky at Wilmot Veterinary Clinic, Alan enjoys spending time at home with his wife Bette and their three children. He enjoys reading biographies, listening to Rock music from the sixties & seventies, and cheering on Les Habitants. Alan is very passionate about volunteering as part of the Tech Crew at Creekside Church in Waterloo.
In November of 2013, Alan celebrated twenty years as a Veterinary Assistant.
Years in Practice: 30
Education: Animal Care Diploma
Specialties: Fear-Free Professional
Julie Stone, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician
Born and raised in Sarnia ON, Julie graduated with honors from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus in 2004 and has been a registered veterinary technician with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians for 19 years. She started her career in Thunder Bay ON working for eight years at the Thunder Bay Veterinary Hospital where she often assisted in surgeries and loved spending time in the great outdoors.
Julie has been working as a locum RVT since moving to the Waterloo region in 2012. She has been a continuous summer and autumn face at the Wilmot Veterinary Clinic since 2014 and is now the permanent Saturday morning RVT. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has even trained to do bovine artificial insemination. She also does volunteer rescue and transportation for Hobitstee wildlife refuge and always has a towel in her vehicle ready to help a turtle across the road.
When she’s not busy educating her 2 children Julie can be found in her vegetable garden and greenhouse, walking her 3 dogs Ruby, Gus, and Pirate, or camping with her family in their bus conversion.
Years in Practice: 19
Education: Ridgetown Campus
Specialties: RVT, Fear-Free Professional
Wesley Harris, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician
Wesley loves animals and people, and it is that love that brought him into the field of veterinary medicine. A career that he did not even know existed until he decided to go back to school in 2012. He has always loved helping people and previously worked as a team leader in a call center as front counter staff at Guelph’s premier wet cleaning service. In his younger days even aspiring to work behind that camera and attending the Toronto Film School.
Since becoming an RVT in late 2015, Wesley has worked in 3 different shelters, a clinic and did a placement at a nutritional research facility; he even developed and taught educational programming for kids and teens about veterinary medicine. He has explored the vast array of opportunities available to those who work as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Wesley previously volunteered for the Wellington One Health Committee and is part of the Rabies Response Program, which helps with rabies surveillance in Ontario.
Wesley is a father and husband with one little girl who is almost 4, two dogs Misha and Bernie, and one cat, Sheldon. When he is not being a father, husband, and pet parent, he likes to relax and watch a good show, read a good book or play a good video game.
Years in Practice: 9 years
Education: Sheridan College
Academic Degrees: RVT, Fear-Free Professional
Having immigrated from Romania at a young age, Timea grew up in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, while briefly returning to study in Hungary during elementary school. Timea and her family now call Ayr their home.
Like most in the veterinary industry, Timea has loved animals from an early age. Having grown up with a bird and cat, she has always seen the great value in pets to bring love, unconditional acceptance and companionship into our lives. As well as aiding in the development of empathy in children. Timea is a strong believer in the benefit of growing up around animals, which is why their house wouldn’t be a home without their Flat-Coated Retriever Griffin, and cats Pekoe and Speedy.
In 2011 she graduated from Ridgetown’s Veterinary Office Administration program. Her work placement was with Wilmot Veterinary Clinic, and she has continuously returned as a part-time Veterinary Assistant over the years.
Years In Practice: 12
Education: Ridgetown Campus
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