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20% Discount On Dental Cleaning

Half Price On First Exam

30% Discount On Spay And Neuter

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  1. Janine R.
    I am very happy with the service, Doctor Drabant and the Riverdale Animal Hospital Team, have provided for me over the past 10 1/2 years. They have taken excellent care of my 11 year old Red Nose Baby. I would highly recommend them to anyone, who loves their pets.
    Janine R.
  2. Terri L.
    We have adopted several elderly and/or special needs dogs over the past 10-15 years and Dr Chris Drabant at Riverdale Animal Hospital has very capably overseen their often complex care. We have found him to be a very knowledgeable and experienced vet with good instincts when diagnosing problems. More importantly, he shows genuine concern for the animals and takes a practical and collaborative approach with us when considering options for care. Unlike some vets, he values our observations, trusts our judgement, and acknowledges that we know our dogs better than he can. He provides information and recommendations but respects our decisions which sometimes must reflect cost considerations. In his absence, we have also worked with Dr Elizabeth who we have found to be a very knowledgeable and committed vet. The vet techs and office staff conduct themselves professionally, and many go out of their way to befriend the dogs and have become trusted advisors in helping us care for them.
    Terri L.
  3. Lynn L.
    I've been a patient for 5 years and always feel like I'm visiting relatives when I go in. Plus, the staff cares for my 3 cats as if they own them. I can't thank everyone there enough.
    Lynn L.
  4. Sandra M.
    I have been going to Riverdale Animal Hospital now for about 10 years for my golden retriever and 9 years for my Shih Tzu. Dr Drabant is the best doctor that I've had for my dogs. he never over charges me he always gives me options I will never take my dogs anywhere else. Also Jolene that used to work at the front desk I call all the time and ask for her and she has always been so helpful I I really appreciate the help that she gives me she never makes me feel like I'm bothering her. I recommend this animal hospital to anybody. Pacino and Maggie's mom.
    Sandra M.

Meet Our Team

  1. Managing Director
    Dr. Drabant is the Hospital Director and practice owner of Riverdale Animal Hospital. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Hungary. Dr. Drabant attends seminars and international veterinary conferences regularly to update his knowledge in the current issues and developments in small animal and exotic medicine. He attended trainings in orthopedic surgeries and ultrasonography and always updates his skills and knowledge to conform with the current trends in these fields. Dr. Drabant is a very approachable and accommodating person. He speaks fluent English, Hungarian and Spanish languages.
  2. Managing Director
    Holly has been at Riverdale since august 2010. She graduated from Sheridan for animal care in 2004. She has a special place in her heart for orange tabby cats and has recently adopted “Hank”, our secondary clinic cat. Holly enjoys working with all species including pocket pets and has been furthering her knowledge into anesthesia and surgical assistance. She also has another cat at home, Black Jack
  3. Managing Director
    Briana recently graduated from an animal care program at Durham College . She enjoys animals of all types including rabbits, snakes and lizards. But cats are her favorite. She has a lovely cat named Star. She has wanted to work around and care for animals all her life and hopes to become a Veterinary Technician.
  4. Managing Director
    Dr. Elizabeth, as she is popularly called, was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. She moved to Nigeria for a while where she obtained her doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nigeria. She has been practicing in Ontario since 1998. Her interests include internal medicine, pain management and dentistry. She is a firm believer in client education that focuses on teaching clients on disease prevention. On a personal note, Dr. Elizabeth and her husband Izu, who is also a veterinarian love to spend time with their twins. She enjoys traveling with her family and is involved in the children’s ministry in her local church.
  5. Managing Director
    Jolene has been working in this field for over fifteen years and enjoys working with animals very much. She obtained an Animal Science Diploma from Thompson Education, and has attended and completed multiple different seminars and training's. To mention a few, she has training in Critical Care and Pain Management in Small Animals, Dentistry and parasitology. Aside from being a Veterinary Technician, Jolene is also a Veterinary Nutritional Advocate of Hills. In her spare time she loves spending time with her dogs Ruckus and Angel Chihuahua-Jack Russell Mixes.
  6. Managing Director
    Dr. Salama graduated in 1975 from Cairo Veterinary School. He has practiced in different parts of the globe including the United Kingdom, Egypt, France and finally stopping in Canada in 1995. He has been with the Riverdale Animal Hospital team since the hospital was established. He has various trainings in the field of veterinary medicine and usually attends conferences to update himself on current developments in veterinary medicine especially in Ultrasonography and Exotic Medicine. Dr.Salama speaks fluent Arabic, English and French.
  7. Managing Director
    Szilvia has been working with animals for over twelve years. She started working in shelters at a young age and then joined us in 2011. She has a special love for Bernese Mountain dogs which she has had all her life.
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