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: Colby & Carson (dogs), 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

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

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.

Meet Our Team


Office Manager, Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Snarf & Clark (cats)

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!


Marketing Manager, Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Penny Lane & Prudence (dogs)

Brianna joined our team in 2011 after receiving her B.A from McMaster University along with an Arts Fundamental Diploma through Seneca College. She is currently completing the Digital Photography Program at Mohawk College. Brianna contributes to the marketing & advertising department and managages the clinic website. Brianna has had a fondness of animals from a young age and is passionate about banning Breed-Specific Legislation & Animal Justice. In her spare time she enjoys taking & teaching yoga classes, traveling, photography, and hiking with her dogs.


Nutrition Advocate, Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Domi (dog)

After joining the Watzin Team in 2013, Jessika quickly became ambitious towards patient weight-loss and helping over-weight pets achieve their target weight. Jessika manages the Chubb Club Program and knows the value of pet food education and how it can contribute to a long and healthy life for your pet. Jessika and her dog keep active by getting outdoors, hiking trails and camping in their spare time.


Communications Director, Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Bentley & Ru (dogs)

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!


Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Zucchini (cat) & Anna (dog)

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.


Registered Veterinary Technician, Kennel Manager, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Keanu & Nacho (cats) & Greg (dog)

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.


Registered Veterinary Technician, Feline Advocate, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Benji & Henry (cats)

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.


Registered Veterinary Technician, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Boris & Armanie (dogs) & 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!


Registered Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

Pets: Baxter & Edwin (cats) & Theo (dog)

Sarah's gentle nature and willingness to lend a helping hand contributed to her seamless transition to the Team in 2015. Sarah completed the Veterinary Technician Program at the Ridgetown Campus at the University of Guelph and has since successfully written the V.T.N.E. (Veterinary Technician National Exam). Sarah exercises to keep fit and spends her free time with friends and family. Sarah loves playing with her active cat Baxter and is always up for an adventure!


Kennel Attendant

Pets: Sophie & 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.


Kennel Attendant

Pets: Benjamin (cat), Nicholas, 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.


Kennel Attendant

Pets: Taz (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!