Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Stone Church Animal Clinic in Hamilton, ON! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (905) 575-1425  to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Ervin Harxhi DVM
Clinic Owner/Veterinarian

Since a very young age, Dr. Harxhi has always, without question wanted to become a Veterinarian and is truly fortunate to be able to live his dream career. His #1 goal is to provide the best possible care for all his patients, and to help give them the healthiest and longest possible life with their families.

Dr. Harxhi graduated from the Veterinary School of Albania and after graduation spent 4 years in Hanover Germany, where he completed his PhD in the field of Animal Reproduction. Since 2001 has worked at a number of hospitals in Alberta and Ontario. Recently spent 5 years working at the Niagara Veterinary Emergency Clinic where the long hours allowed him to gain even more experience with emergency work and allowed to form a strong relationship with his clientele. Dr. Harxhi is an active member of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, American Veterinary Dental Society and European Society of Veterinary Cardiology.

Dr. Harxhi’s goal: Building a strong client-doctor relationship and developing a professional bond, one that is unique to the veterinarian. Providing superior veterinary care has always been a passion, with the plan to be on the leading edge of positive changes to the veterinary profession.

Valerie
Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Seneca College

Valerie has been a member of the Stone Church Team since 2007! She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 1995, and successfully completed her registration with the OAVT.  She started working as a technician in Toronto and the GTA, gaining valuable experience in an emergency facility, a companion animal hospital, and the internal medicine department of a referral practice. Her veterinary knowledge, technical skills, and compassion, have been an asset to our clients and their pets.  Valerie lives in Hamilton with her loving husband and her two wonderful sons.  She currently does not own any pets; however, she is an active foster mom for shelter dogs until she finds her special furry friend to call her own.

Sarah
Registered Veterinary Technician

Sarah graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in 2012, and completed her registration with the OAVT. Sarah also completed a graduate degree of Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation in 2013. This course focused on the rehabilitation of dog and cats with injuries and joint abnormalities. Sarah lives in Hamilton with her family and her four pets, which includes two dogs and two cats.

Sam Oosterhof
Registered Veterinary Technician

Sam graduated from Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College in 2013 and completed her registration with the OAVT. She has a passion for excellent patient care, with a special interest in dental health as well as pet nutrition. Sam lives in Guelph with her significant other and four pets, which include a cat and three guinea pigs.

Ann Malcolmson
Registered Veterinary Technician

Ann is a 22 year old registered veterinary technician who graduated from Northern College in 2019 and completed her registration with the OAVT. She has always had a huge passion for animals and being able to come into a great environment everyday and do something she loves is one of her best therapies! She looks forward to seeing the current and future clients and patients at Stone Church Animal Clinic.

Leslie Lemaich

Leslie Has Always loved animals and has numerous grand-doggies and rand-kitties. She really enjoys meeting all the wonderful pets who come to Stone Church Animal Clinic.

Leesa Montero

Leesa has had a love of animals from the time she was a child, asking for books about dogs and wildlife as soon as she could read. From there it branched out to training, grooming and finding ways to work around them as many ways as possible. Approximately 20 years in the animal world, and a huge rescue advocate and partner. Leesa is also the proud owner of two pups named Scully and Mulder!

Taryn Gilvear

Taryn has worked in the veterinary industry for over 5 years. She has a huge passion for animals and optimal animal care. She lives with her 12 year old son and their 3 pets. Blue their Pomeranian pug mix. Zack the lion head rabbit and Shell the turtle. You’ll see her at the clinic greeting you with a smile!

Lilo
Clinic Greeter

Lilo will welcome you with a warm meow! She’s our friendly greeter with her favourite being any of our furry friends having a fluffy tail!