Dr. Tara Sermer, Owner
Dr. Sermer spent many years working at a multiple vet doctor practice in Scarborough. When that practice sold to a corporate chain, Dr. Sermer decided to return to a more family-oriented veterinary hospital environment. Dr. Sermer has an undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Montreal, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. She has a special interest in dental surgery but enjoys all aspects of general practice. Dr. Sermer lives with her husband, three children, a Boston terrier, a Doberman, a hedgehog, and an assortment of birds.
Dr. Sermer’s story: “I was told that I would never be a vet since as a young child I was diagnosed with severe allergies and asthma. Even though my exposure to animals was limited, I refused to believe that I would live my life exclusive of animals. When I left for university, I adopted my first cat, despite my parents and doctors. After that, I could not imagine being without a four-legged companion. The rest, as they say, is history.”
Sharon Heath, Veterinary Receptionist
When you first walk into the hospital, Sharon is always there to greet you with a smile. Sharon has been working as a veterinary receptionist for over 17 years. We are proud to have her coordinate all aspects of reception and client communication at Green Lane Animal Hospital. Sharon lives on a farm with horses, chickens, a Vietnamese pot bellied pig, guinea pigs, hamsters, two German Shepherds, four cats, her husband, and two children.
Amber Bulgin, RVT
Patient care is coordinated by Amber, a Registered Veterinary Technician. Amber graduated from Seneca College in 2006. Registered veterinary technicians undergo rigorous training and are responsible for all aspects of nursing care for any animals in the hospital. Amber monitors all of our patients, whether they are in for an injection or for surgery. Amber has a special interest in pet nutrition and is very knowledgeable on all our prescription diets. Amber shares her home with six beautiful cats and a guinea pig.
Pishi, Hospital Cat
Pishi is our resident cat, often found sleeping behind the computer monitor at the front desk. Pishi was found living outside with a fractured pelvis. A Good Samaritan managed to catch her and drop her off at a local veterinary clinic for care. Her fractured bones had already started to heal so surgery was not needed, although she had to endure cage rest for six weeks. She was adopted by Amber and, when Amber joined Green Lane Animal Hospital, Pishi moved in as our resident kitty. Pishi can often be seen near a sunny window or lounging by the fireplace.
Pishi takes great pride in overseeing the hospital and making sure that the fireplace is turned on daily. We are proud to note that we enrolled her in our Slim Fit Weight Loss Program. Since then, she has lost 15% of her body weight and is much more active and healthy.