Dr. Teresa Wasilewicz
Dr. Teresa Wasilewicz, or Dr. Teresa, as she is known to many of her clients, has been practising veterinary medicine for over 20 years.
Growing up on a small dairy farm in the northern Ontario community of New Liskeard played a pivotal role in influencing her chosen career path as a veterinarian. Whether it was milking cows, cleaning the barn kittens goopy eyes, or trying to train the farm dog to herd cattle (properly), she appreciated how animals contribute to our well-being, and wanted to contribute to theirs.
Combining this outlook with an interest and attitude in science and medicine led her to study veterinary medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College of the University of Guelph where she graduated with distinction in 1991.
After working as an associate vet in Penetanguishene for 2 years and then in Callander for 12 years, she started her own small animal practice in 2006 by building the Shannondale Pet Hospital, on the site of the locally-historic “Shannondale” family farm.
She is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Information Network. She is a two-time recipient of Pets Magazine Veterinary Appreciation Certificate which acknowledges special recognition from patient’s owners of outstanding service and skills in veterinary science.
Working as a small animal veterinarian in a small town has immensely reinforced her love and respect for our fellow creatures and the people that love them.
She is fortunate to share her home with her husband Gerry and her two almost full-grown step-kids, and the housecat, the grey domestic short-haired creation known as Roswell.