Registered Veterinary Technician

Danielle Barbuto-DeShong

A lifetime resident of Scarborough, Danielle graduated from David and Mary Thompson Colligate Institute.  After a year of psychology at the Glendon Campus of York University, Danielle continued on and graduated from the technician program at Northern College in Haileybury, Ontario.  In the summer Danielle can be found camping, hiking, sailing and swimming, often up at her favorite cottage in Bancroft. A lover of music, Danielle is a frequent attendee of Toronto music festivals including Caribana and Boots & Hearts. Inheriting her love of animals from her Nana, Danielle is not only passionate about dogs and cats (especially her Bengal/Sphinx Lilo) but she is a great admirer of bats (“who says fruit bats are not adorable!”)

Registered Veterinary Technician, Groomer, hospital manager

Jessica Petereit

Jessica was born and raised north of the city in Newmarket Ontario.  Before going to Seneca College to become a Veterinary Technician she went to Lakehead University where she earned an Honours and Master’s degree in English and Literary Studies.  Upon completing her Diploma program at Seneca College Jessica became registered with the OAVT.   Her passion for animal care and love for community involvement brought her to Yonge Street Animal Hospital.

While she isn’t working, Jessica loves to hike, read, paint, and spend time with her many animals. Her animal family includes her Border Collie cross named Bear, bearded dragon named Norbert, and 3 cats, Bellatrix, Godric and Dexter.

Associate TechniciaN, groomer

Ali Solomon

Ali Solomon….

Ali Solomon is our resident groomer, she is a fully certified graduate of Pampered Paws Grooming Academy since 1998. She has been working as a groomer for over 18  years. She has cultivated a devoted following of clients, many of which book their regular groom appointments a year in advance.

Associate TechniciaN



Associate TechniciaN




Associate TechniciaN