Stephen Avery, DVM

Steve graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 and after working at other animal hospitals in the city decided to open his own veterinary hospital. In 2007, together with his wife, he opened Leslieville Animal Hospital and in 2011 decided to open Davisville Park Animal Hospital in the neighbourhood where his wife grew up.  Steve’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and dentistry. When not working he caters to his cat Norm and busily chases after his four young children.


Erica Sloane, DVM

Erica was born and raised in Toronto. Her first job in high school was at a local veterinary hospital where she decided that the work was challenging but rewarding and after that she couldn’t imagine a career in anything other the veterinary field.  She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004 with Steve. In the years since graduation she has worked in Aurora and Toronto veterinary hospitals. After spending the past few years at home with her young children she is pleased to have recently joined the team at Davisville Park Animal Hospital where she can focus on senior pet health and internal medicine.

Alison Norwich, DVM

Alison started working at Davisville Park Animal Hospital in 2011 after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College. She grew up just around the corner, and is happy to be back in the neighborhood seeing so many familiar faces. Her professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and preventative healthcare.  Outside of work she enjoys running with her dog Doug and taking him on trips to Sherwood Park. She also has a passion for delicious local foods and loves to explore all of the restaurants/food trucks/farmers’ markets this city has to offer.


Heather Neely, DVM

Heather grew up in Toronto, but has spent the better part of the past decade living abroad.  After graduating from Veterinary School in Ireland, she completed an Emergency and Critical Care internship in the United States, and then went on to practice both preventative and emergency medicine in Sydney, Australia. Now that she is home, she spends her spare time enjoying the company of her beautiful Husky cross named Lacey, and visiting the Great Lakes with her as often as she can.

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Jessica Pagonis, RVT Practice Manager

Jessica has worked in the animal health field for over 20 years. Having started as a kennel attendant in high school. In 2003, she graduated from Seneca College as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Animal health is more than a career for Jessica – it is her passion. She joined the Davisville Park Animal Hospital family in May of 2015 and looks foward to growing with the community she calls home.