Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Watzin Veterinary Clinic in Waterdown! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 905-690-0040 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Sandra Watzin

DVM, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Carson (dog), Tango & Cash (cats)

Dr. Watzin grew up in Montreal before attending the University of Guelph at the age of 17 in 1984. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1990 she practiced at a multi-hospital, small animal practice in Mississauga for 6 years. It was not long before Dr. Watzin quickly excelled and was managing the entire veterinary and technical staff at all three facilities.

Dr. Paige Sommerville

DVM, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Lucy & Callie (dogs), Freddie (cat)

After graduating from the University of Guelph and obtaining her B.Sc and DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) in 2012, Dr. Sommerville has since experienced working in several small animal practices in the GTA and Hamilton areas. Dr. Sommerville is particularly interested in the areas of Pathology and Pharmacology.

Dr. Michelle DaCosta

DVM, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Sushi, Bali & Raisin (cats), Pixi & Greta (dogs)

Dr. DaCosta realized her dreams of helping pets at a young age and has dedicated many years gaining knowledge through education and experience. Dr. DaCosta completed her HBSc at the University of Toronto with a specialist in Comparative Physiology. Dr. DaCosta has volunteered with spay & neuter clinics including the Humane Alliance in North Carolina. She graduated with her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) in 2015 from the Ontario Veterinary College.

Dr. Katie Kenny-Foeldessy

DVM

Pets: Cedar (dogs)

Katie’s studies started out in marine biology, when she was caught up in a dream of living an aquatic life like Jacques Cousteau. While spending a semester during her undergraduate years in South Africa, Dr. Katie worked with a wildlife veterinarian who treated a variety of animals including giraffes, rhinos and buffalo. This amazing experience began her journey to veterinary medicine. Dr. Katie’s volunteer work at the Toronto Humane Society led to her working there, caring for small animals, observing surgeries and assisting a veterinarian in her fellowship research on feline upper respiratory infections.

Dr. Kaytlyn Wise

DVM

Pets: Blair (cat)

Dr. Kaytlyn Wise completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph. She has always had an interest in the ways that veterinary medicine can further the human-animal bond, and the health of both. She graduated with her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) in 2015 from the Ontario Veterinary College. Currently she is pursuing graduate studies in Public Health in addition to working in the clinic part time.

Dr. Christina Jobson

DVM

Coming soon...

Meet Our Team

Jen

Registered Veterinary Technician, Kennel Manager, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Keanu & Nacho (cats)

Jen became an integral part of the Watzin team in 2011. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2010 and has since become a valuable staff member. Jen has successfully completed the V.T.N.E. (Veterinary Technician National Exam). Jen demonstrates attentive compassion towards all patients and has taken on pets in need of a home more than once! Jen spends her spare time walking her rescue greyhound Greg and photographing animals.

Shannon

Registered Veterinary Technician, Feline Advocate, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Benji (cat)

Shannon started her journey at Watzin’s in 2007 when she joined the Kennel staff team. Four years later she completed her Veterinary Technician schooling and was part of the first ever Vet Tech graduating class of Sheridan College in 2011. Shannon has also successfully completed the V.T.N.E. (Veterinary Technician National Exam). Shannon loves all things 'Disney' and has been to Disney World twenty times and counting! Shannon has a passion for cats and can usually be found giving special attention to the in-clinic kitties, treating them as if they were her own.

Kathryn

Registered Veterinary Technician, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Armanie (dog) & Little Moo (cat)

Kathryn was welcomed to the Watzin team in 2008 after graduating from St. Clair College in 2006, followed by the successful completion of the V.T.N.E. (Veterinary Technician National Exam). Kathryn has also completed a four part course in Rehabilitation with a focus on Canine Cruciate, Osteoarthritis, Neurologic and hospital patients. Kathryn has a special interest in physiotherapy and pain management. She works with our Rehabilitation patients with the utmost care and dedicated patience. Outside of the clinic Kathryn enjoys competitive dance and outdoor activities such as horseshoes and bocci ball!

Sarah

Registered Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Hutch (dog), Taz (cat) & Ricky (cat)

Sarah joined the Watzin Veterinary Team in the fall of 2016. Sarah gained valuable experience through the completion of her highschool co-op placement with Big Al's Grooming. Sarah enthusiastically works hard to keep in-patients well cared for and ensures all boarding pets are happy and comfortable. Sarah has a love for art, including drawing and illustration. She also attended Niagara College for the Digital Photography program and would eventually like to pursue a career in Wildlife Rehabilitation. In her spare time Sarah believes she "spends too much time with her cat", but what better way to enjoy life than spending time with the pets we love!

Courtney

Office Manager, Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Bentley (dog)

Courtney was welcomed to the clinic in 2015 with over four years of Veterinary customer service. Courtney's unique attention to detail to internal client communications has allowed for ease and efficiency. Courtney looks forward to future event planning at Watzin's as she takes pride in event management. In her free time, Courtney is usually out hiking with her dogs, spending time with family and loves to travel!

Brianna

Marketing Manager, Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Prudence (dog)

Brianna joined our team in 2011 after receiving her B.A from McMaster University along with an Arts Fundamental Diploma through Seneca College. Brianna contributes to the social media, marketing & advertising department and manages the clinic website. Brianna has had a fondness of animals from a young age and is passionate about Animal Justice & banning Breed-Specific Legislation. Brianna works with local animal rescues by volunteering her time photographing pets that are looking for their forever homes. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, traveling, photography, and hiking with her dogs.

Jen

Client Care Representative, Training Coordinator, Fear free certified

Pets: Leela (Dog)

Jen has been a part of the Watzin team since 2016. She has over 20 years experience working with clients and providing customer care. She has studied business, birding and photography. She takes pride in training new Client Care Representatives, and keeping a positive, and inclusive work environment for all.

Outside of work she enjoys nature walks, photography, and collecting houseplants. Turn on the rock & roll and start up the campfire - that’s where Jen and her puggle will be!

Jennifer

Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified, Nutrition Advocate

Pets: Zucchini (cat)

Jennifer became part of the Watzin Team in 2016 and has several years of experience working in the Veterinary industry. Jennifer completed Small Animal Care Management and Veterinary Vocabulary programs at Conestoga College. Jennifer enjoys a good movie and keeps active by going for walks with her dog Anna. She also loves spending time with her family and her daughter, Amelia.

Becky

Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Clark (cat)

Becky eagerly joined the Watzin family in 2011. Becky leads the Reception Team and demonstrates excellent organization by co-ordinating the staff and making sure everything runs smoothly! With over ten years of Customer Service care, Becky is welcoming and will always greet you with a smile. Outside of the clinic Becky stays active by immersing herself in fitness, shopping and spending time with her family and very playful kitty!

Taleh

Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Arwen (cat) & Lenni (turtle)

Taleh joined the Watzin team in 2021 and has seven years of experience in customer service care. Outside of the clinic, Taleh enjoys any opportunity to be outside, cuddling her cat and reading to her turtle.

Lacey

Client Care Representative

Pets: Raider, Oreo & Banff (cats)

Lacey joined the Watzin team in 2020, and she brings with her 8 years of customer service experience under her belt. She holds a diploma in Animal Sciences through ICS Canada, and is currently enrolled in Veterinary Office Management with Mohawk College. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, and hanging out with her 3 cats that she serenades with her constant singing!

Jessica

Veterinary Assistant

Pets: Penny & Leo (dogs)

Jessica became part of the Watzin crew in 2012 and provides excellent care for in-clinic patients and boarding pets. Jessica is currently studying at Guelph University aiming to get accepted into the Ontario Veterinary College. Presently she is taking a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science with a minor in Agriculture. Jessica loves playing fetch with her two yellow labs and keeps active playing soccer in her spare time.

Chantelle

Veterinary Assistant

Pets: Benjamin (cat), Koda & Maisie (dogs)

After graduating high school, Chantelle continued to pursue her love of animals and joined our team in the summer of 2016. Having prior experience walking dogs and pet sitting, Chantelle was a natural fit. She immersed herself into the nurturing roll of a kennel attendant, providing outstanding care for boarding pets and in-clinic patients. Outside of the clinic, Chantelle nourishes her artistic side by drawing and painting in her spare time.

Paige

Kennel Attendant

Pets: Molly and Beegie

Paige joined the Watzin Veterinary Team in 2019. Her love of animals began when she was young, which led to pet sitting for neighbours and friends. Paige has goals of pursuing a career in Veterinary medicine. Paige can be found tending to in-clinic patients, and carrying out her various rolls as a kennel attendant. She spends a lot of quality time with boarding pets and hospitalized patients. Her gentle nature puts pets at ease and her fondness and compassion for animals is so endearing. In her spare time Paige enjoys camping, canoeing, and anything to do with the outdoors. Paige’s two best friends are her Wheaton terrier poodle-crosses, Molly and Beegie!