Welcome to Liberty Village Animal Hospital owned and operated by Dr. Ellen Kinzl. We are a brand new clinic which just opened in March 2016 and are thrilled to be joining this wonderful neighbourhood.
Liberty Village Animal Hospital (LVAH) is a full-service animal hospital conveniently located in the heart of Liberty Village. We provide a full range of services in-house that helps your pet live a long and healthy life.
Our brand new clinic is a spacious and bright environment, ensuring even the most timid pet is comfortable during their visit. Equipped with the latest technology and state of the art equipment, we ensure your pet receives the excellent care you are looking for. Our in-house diagnostic system allows us to determine your pet’s needs in real-time so we can get them on their way to feeling better sooner.
Please feel free to drop in anytime to say hello and meet our team! And don’t forget to get a treat for your pet!
We firmly believe in the importance in working as a team to ensure all aspects of your pet's life is as healthy as it can be.
I've come from an extensive background working in emergency medicine for most of my career. Occasionally, I have worked as a relief vet in traditional family style hospitals and this is where my desire to work with clients and their pets on a regular basis was born.
What sets us apart is our small family style team in which each member carries an extensive amount of experience working in emergency medicine and in specialty practices alongside several board certified specialists in veterinary medicine.
Our focus lies in preventive medicine to keep your pet healthy as well as assessment and disease diagnostics when your pet falls ill. While we pride ourselves in our strong background in veterinary medicine we also recognize that we are very fortunate to have so many specialists in veterinary medicine situated in Toronto. That being said, at times we may choose to refer your pet to one of these excellent facilities for ongoing care for your furry friend.
We consider these facilities our partners who also provides exceptional specialty and emergency care to your pets and terrific service to you. We love drop in visits so please feel free to drop by anytime with your pet to say hello and snag a coffee and treat :)
171 East Liberty St.
Unit #120, Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
My name is Ellen Kinzl and I'm so happy to be fortunate enough to open my first animal hospital here in Liberty Village.
For most of my career since graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006 I have worked in emergency medicine in referral hospitals in the GTA as well as in Sydney, Australia alongside an extensive amount of board certified specialists.
This has been a wonderful time of my life as I have gained a tremendous amount of important experience in veterinary medicine. It has been challenging and fast paced, but what I found to be lacking was a close relationship with pet owners and having a consistent presence with clients and their pets.
That being said, I am so very much looking forward to be part of you and your pet's life helping to keep them as healthy as possible. I love chatting and encourage you to drop in any time to say hello and meet my team and I :)
I love my work as a veterinarian but I also love my free time. I'm a self proclaimed travel addict and have been so lucky to have been able to see so many wonderful and exotic places in the world. Several whitewater rafting trips have lead me to these places including South America, Nepal, India and Africa. I could literally talk about traveling for hours! If you're ever in the neighbourhood and have some free time and are like-minded stop by to share experiences!
My name is Jessica Poplata and I am so excited to be part of the team here at Liberty Village Animal Hospital. I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician for just over 4 years, in which I spent working in an Emergency Referral Center in the Surgery Department, as well as in Critical Care. This has allowed me to gain extensive experience and knowledge in anesthesia and advanced nursing care. With that being said, I am looking forward to switching gears to focus on preventative medicine and watching our furry loved ones grow. I truly believe our pets are an extension of our family, as such should receive the best care possible.
I absolutely love what I do and the people I work with; the feeling you made a difference in an animals’ life is indescribable. I have two pets of my own, a dog Hugo and cat Jax, both of which keep me very busy and happy.
When I’m not working, I love to try new restaurants, stay in and cook, stay active, and spend time with friends. Liberty Village is filled with tons of great people so I am looking forward to meeting all the animal parents!
My name is Erica Navarro and I am very happy to be part of the team at LVAH. I am a veterinarian in my home country of Mexico and studied at Universidad de Guadalajara.
I spent most of my time as a veterinarian working with sheep and general farm animals.
The opportunity to work with this amazing team will provide me with tools to achieve my goal which is working to obtain my veterinary license to practice in Canada.
My husband Matt and I have a wonderful 6 year- old dog named Reggie who often will be at the clinic with me to provide a warm greeting to you when you come in!
In my free time I like explore areas outside of the city and spend time in the outdoors. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going to ball games :)
My name is Alexa, one of the pet care specialist at Liberty Village Animal Hospital. I am happy to have joined the LVAH family and community.
I have been working in the veterinary field for 9 years. I’ve had variety of experiences in the field including preventative care, speciality & referral services, emergency and pet insurance. I had the joy of raising foster kittens, volunteering with The Lions Foundation Dog Guides, and contributing to continuing education conferences! I’ve loved every minute of it but I’m so happy to call LVAH my home!
When I am not in the clinic caring for your pets, I have 3 of my own. Tucker, my pembroke welsh corgi and Priscilla and Hunter, my 2 domestic short haired kitties.
My name is Renata and I feel so lucky to be working with such a great team at Liberty Village Animal Hospital! I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals. Before I began my career as an RVT, I was obtaining a degree in the arts at University of Guelph. While at school, I started working at a veterinary clinic and have never looked back.
I have been an RVT for 10 years and have had some great opportunities and experiences to do amazing things with my career. I have worked in small animal hospitals all over the city of Toronto as well as having worked in emergency medicine and for Neurology referral services. I also have some experience in Wildlife as I spent three months working at a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand.
I am currently also teaching at Seneca College in the Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program, so you may only see me sometimes at the clinic!
In my spare time, I love to travel and work on home project/renovations with my husband. I love fostering dogs and volunteering with rescues and spay/neuter clinics. I like keeping active, trying new restaurants, going to the cottage and hanging out with my friends and family. I grew up and currently live in the East End of Toronto, but I love coming to Liberty Village – it’s such a wonderful neighbourhood - lots of dogs and great people! What is not to love?
My name is Shawna and I am so proud to be a part of the team here at LVAH! Originally from Prince Edward Island on the east coast, I relocated to Toronto in September of 2018 and I could not be happier here in my new home.
I am a graduate of Seneca College from their Veterinary Assistant program. Upon finishing my program, I joined the incredible LVAH team to help broaden my experience in the field of animal care, as well as to help your pets feel comfortable and secure during their visit to our hospital.
Outside of work I enjoy spending my time in nature and am passionate about environmental issues and doing my best to help keep this planet a beautiful place for ourselves, our pets, and all creatures that call this place their home.
Recognizing that maintaining your pet's health requires a full team effort, we have several partners we take pride in having a close relationship with to be able to extend their services to you.