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Dr. Richard Benjamin

Dr. Richard Benjamin


Dr. Richard Benjamin

I grew up on the sunny isle of Trinidad and Tobago, where I graduated

from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies in

1998. Immediately following my graduation I worked as a teaching

assistant in the department of parasitology for 1 year and then the

department of Large Animal Surgery and Medicine. My love for companion

animals lead me to start a small animal mobile practice, serving over 800

clients on the island.

I finally found the opportunity to further my career in Ontario Canada in

2001. I started working as a veterinary technician at North Town Veterinary

Hospital, until I completed the North American licensing exams in 2003.

Working as an associate veterinarian in an emergency and general practice

is both exciting and rewarding. It built the foundation for my present

experience as a emergency and general practice veterinarian; practice

owner and mentor to new upcoming graduates. I've worked in many areas

of Ontario including Brampton, Mississauga, Kleinburg, The Beaches,

Toronto, Burlington and Oakville, where I have been fortunate to meet

some amazing people; veterinary teams, industry leaders, clients, great

friends and best of all, my furry patients.

My goal to be the best veterinarian that I can be. I know that sound cliche,

but what defines a good veterinarian? In my opinion, it means having a

deep, love and compassion for your furry patients. True dedication, care

and interest in their health, well-being and quality of life. Its understanding

their way; their means of communicating with us; how we interact with

them and how that affects them. In many ways advocating for them. A

good veterinarian also means providing a great service to our clients.

educating, being there when they need you and advising them, as they are

the guardians for our patients.

My goal as a veterinarian also is to explore and aim to perfect my many

passions in other areas of veterinary medicine including dentistry,

dermatology, critical care medicine, emergency and alternative medicine

including TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Life is a balance and it would not be complete without spending quality

time with the ones you love- my loving wife and my best furry friend and

sheltie, "Marcel". I also love hiking, swimming, traveling and martial arts.