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About Me

​If you prefer not to read through my bio, here are the highlights:

  • HonBSc (Human Bio, Studio Fine Arts) - UofT

  • DVM - OVC 2001

  • Internship - Rowley Memorial

  • Surgical Internship - Rowley Memorial

  • Clinical Associate Surgery - WCVM

  • Small Animal Surgical Residency - WCVM '07

  • MVSc (Small Animal Surgery) - WCVM '07

  • TVEH - '09-'20

  • Devoted family man

  • Crazy German shepherd Hannah (aka Fuzzypaws)

Hi, my name is Dr. Mitchell Gillick. I was born in Guelph, Ontario.  Rumour has it I was born in one of the dog runs at the OVC where my father practiced small animal internal medicine. I guess it's fair to say, my love of animals began at a very young age. I grew up in Toronto and for as long as I can remember debated careers in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Architecture, although secretly I knew I was destined to become a veterinarian.

I elected to go to the University of Toronto where I completed an Honors BSc with a Specialty in Human Biology and a Major in Studio Fine Arts. I was 2 credits shy of a BA in fine arts when I was offered positions to both architecture and veterinary medicine programs. The decision was easy to go back to OVC, the place where I was pretty much born.

Two amazing things happened in 2001, I graduated with my DVM from the OVC and even better, I married the love of my life, Jennifer (who is now my business manager). Since I always had aspirations of pursuing specialty training in surgery, I decided to play a game I like to call “where in the world will I drag Jen to next?”. We started by spending 2 years in Springfield, MA where I first completed a one-year rotating internship followed by a surgical internship at the Angell Western New England Animal Hospital (Rowley Memorial).  We both loved our time in the US but were happy to return to Canada when I was selected to join the small animal surgery department at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon as a Clinical Associate in surgery overseeing the final-year vet student spay/neuter/dental service.  As cold as Saskatoon was (and it WAS cold), the people there were very warm. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into their 3 year small animal surgical program where I attained my Masters in Veterinary Sciences (MVSc) in Small Animal Surgery. We moved back to Toronto in 2007 where I worked in the surgery department at Morningside Animal Clinic while fulfilling another dream of starting up a new emergency and referral hospital. I was one of the founding partners of the Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital (TVEH) which opened its doors in 2009 and have worked there until September, 2020. I am now excited to offer my surgical services, experience and expertise to veterinary hospitals and their clients as a mobile veterinarian.

The majority of my spare time is spent with my wife, two kids and slightly insane German shepherd dog, Hannah (aka Fuzzypaws!!). I’m an avid photographer and love volleyball, watersports, downhill skiing, golf, bicycling as well as training in martial arts.

Hannah aka Fuzzypaws