Veterinarians

Dr. Bryan Gelman

Owner/Veterinarian

About Dr. Gelman
Bryan Gelman was born and raised outside New York City. He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Following graduation, he completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. For the next five years, he lived in Manhattan and worked as an emergency doctor at the Animal Medical Center, where he oversaw one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country. After meeting his wife, a native Torontonian, in New York City, they moved back to Toronto in the summer of 2014. Bryan started working as a staff doctor at a general practice located in North York but soon realized he had his own vision for practicing veterinary medicine. In May 2019, he opened Yonge & St Clair Veterinary Hospital in pursuit of this vision.

Bryan lives in mid-town Toronto with his wife, son (Carter), daughter (Juliette), and their very energetic Labradoodle, Gus. Bryan is an avid reader of history and astronomy, and when not chasing after his children and dog, he loves playing and watching all things sports.

Dr. Tiffany Mason

Veterinarian

About Dr. Mason
Tiffany Mason grew up in the city of Toronto and now lives on the Danforth with her husband, teen daughter, tween son, and their dog, a peppy Miniature Schnauzer named Apollo. Sadly, she lives in a cat-free home because of family allergies, so she loves when she gets to meet cats at work!

After high school, Tiffany received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Queen’s University, and then worked on Bay Street in the marketing department of a mutual fund company. After a few exciting years downtown, she knew her true calling was to work in animal healthcare, so she went back to university where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. Becoming a veterinarian has fulfilled her childhood dream and makes “going to work” every day a true pleasure. Her veterinary interests include oral health care, geriatrics and feline medicine. When not working with the animals, Tiffany enjoys checking out live music, road tripping, reading, puzzles and hanging out with her family and friends.

Having worked at several small animal clinics around Toronto over the past 15 years, Tiffany is thrilled to be joining the amazing team at the Yonge and St. Clair Veterinary Hospital and is looking forward to meeting many new pets and their people!

Dr. Jaclyn Posluns

Veterinarian

About Dr. Posluns
Jaclyn Posluns grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, and has been animal-crazy from the time she was small. She attended the University of Guelph, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Biology, later receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2015. Jaclyn is excited to be a member of such a skilled and compassionate veterinary team that delivers outstanding medicine. Her special interests within the field include dentistry, geriatric care, and preventative medicine.

Jaclyn is a burger-enthusiast and has been on a quest to find the best burger in Toronto, making her way through the city’s top lists with her husband, Lorne. When not eating, they can be found exploring the city with their Labrador Retriever, Sadie. Sadie was rescued as a Heartworm positive dog but is now a “Heartworm Survivor,” living life to her fullest- worm-free!

Dr. Lindsay Lane

Veterinarian

About Dr. Lane

Lindsay Lane grew up in Kitchener and has had a passion for animals since she was just a little girl. She attended her undergrad at the University of Toronto and received her BCS with honours. Following U of T, she attended the University of Guelph, receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has been practicing in Toronto ever since. She has a special interest in surgery and preventive medicine. She also works part-time at the Toronto Humane Society.

Lindsay currently lives in the west end with her partner and their Boxer mix, Ramona. When Lindsay isn’t working, she enjoys travelling, camping, and attending TIFF. She owns a motorcycle and hopes to one day own an Airstream.

RVTs

Stephanie T.

RVT/Hospital Manager

About Stephanie

Stephanie joined our team in May 2020 as an experienced RVT. She attended Seneca College where she completed the veterinary technician program in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked in multiple small animal clinics and emergency hospitals over her career and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our hospital. Stephanie has a special interest in pet nutrition and has had a passion for animals since she was very young. She currently has a chihuahua named Melba who she adopted a few years ago. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time outdoors at her cottage, and is very excited to get to know all the wonderful pets here at YSC.

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Cyrene M.

Registered Veterinary Technician

About Cyrene

Hello, my name is Cyrene! I graduated in February 2021 from the University of Guelph with an associate diploma in veterinary technology. I originally started at YSC Vet as a volunteer, and was fortunate to join the growing and amazing YSC veterinary team soon after becoming an RVT. I was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada when I was 13, and have since lived in Toronto. I did a high school placement where I first met Dr. Gelman, who had been looking after my cats, Cali & Cassey, ever since. I adopted Cassey from a humane society in 2015 and recently adopted Cali from a friend. Growing up, I was surrounded by various animals such as dogs, fish, birds, and chickens and have always had a love for animals. I am thrilled to learn and experience more about veterinary medicine and see where this career path will take me. Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, and skiing when my schedule allows with friends and family.

Elise C.

Veterinary Technician
About Elise

Elise joined the YSC team in May 2019 following her graduation as a veterinary technician from Seneca College. Her passion and love for all animals are what drove her to become a veterinary technician and she is excited to finally be able to pursue her dream. She enjoys the one-on-one interactions with each owner and developing a unique relationship with each pet that we pride ourselves on here at YSC vet. Pictured here with Elise is Sam, a husky mix she adopted from school, who has been keeping her busy. In her spare time, Elise enjoys going on hikes with Sam, horseback riding, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family.

Veterinary Assistants

Vivian

Vivian G.

Veterinary Assistant
About Vivian
Vivian grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. Her family has been fostering puppies for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides for many years. Her passion has always been to work closely with animals, working as a dog walker and a pet sitter before pursuing a career as an animal care assistant. She has a goofy 9-year-old English Springer Spaniel named Max and in her spare time likes going out with friends, spending time with family, and loves horseback riding out in the rural countryside.
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Rigel

Veterinary Assistant

About Rigel

Rigel was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He attended the University of Ottawa, where he completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Biochemistry. Never having pets growing up due to family allergies, once Rigel moved out, he adopted a senior cat, named Cashew, in need of a forever home. He has also now adopted a senior Guinea Pig, named Werthers. Rigel began his career working with animals when he moved to Toronto with his wife and has been working in the veterinary industry since. Rigel joined the Yonge & St. Clair team in May 2022. In his free time, Rigel loves to cook, boulder with his friends, explore the city with his wife, and enjoy all things board games.

Client Care Representatives

Joanne L.

Client Care Representative
About Joanne
Joanne developed a love for furry four legged companions at a young age and started her first job at a local animal shelter when she was sixteen years old. Rescuing, fostering and finding forever homes for animals is more than just a job but a calling for Joanne, as she has developed a knack for placing pets in their perfect environment.

For over 30 years Joanne has worked within the veterinary field as a groomer, animal care attendant and client care representative. She is very passionate about working with animals and in her spare time she finds fulfillment in fundraising for local animal rescues. Joanne joined the YSC team in October 2020 and looks forward to getting to know all our clients and their loved ones. Joanne is pictured with one of her rescue dogs, a Shih Tzu-mix named Belinda Carlisle.

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Tamara H.

Client Care Representative

About Tamara

Tamara grew up in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, which is where her interest and love for animals first developed. She started in veterinary medicine when she moved to Vancouver in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. She is passionate about senior pet education and care and is the proud mom of three cats. Tamara joined the YSC team in the winter of 2021 and has found her forever home. She looks forward to getting to know all our friendly patients and amazing clients.

Liz

Liz

Client Care Representative

About Liz
Liz grew up in a small town just west of London, Ontario. When she was 8 years old, she moved to Toronto and shortly thereafter she realized that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She started in a grooming facility, which eventually led her to work in her first vet clinic as a veterinary assistant/receptionist, where she has been ever since.

She has a Chihuahua mix named Jewels and recently adopted another dog named Romeo. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, spending time with her furbabies, catching up on new trends on social media, and doing little cosplay events with her sisters and fiancé!

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Contact

Location

33 Alvin Ave.
Toronto, ON M4T 2A7

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm

Parking:

There is private onsite parking directly in front of the building as well as a large public parking lot located directly across the street.

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