Meet the Owners

Dr. Edison Barrientos

Dr. Edison Barrientos

Hello everyone. thanks for reading my bio.

It’s hard to believe that it was 25 years ago that I graduated as a veterinarian from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.

Since I was a small boy I had a fascination with animals. I was always trying to convince my parents to accept a new pet that I had taken in or somebody was trying to give away. My collection of pets ranged from a chicken to a budgie, to a turtle, and of course a cat and a dog.

For the first few years of my career, I worked in a mixed practice in Alliston Ontario. My patients included cows, horses, pigs, yaks as well as dogs, cats and exotic pets.

After 7 years of honing my skills, I opened my own Veterinary Clinic. Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital in Toronto’s West End. It grew very quickly and over the next few years my team and I opened 3 more animal hospitals in the downtown area. Kingston Road Animal Hospital is our 5th clinic in our group of clinics.

Being a veterinarian has been a wonderful career and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I particularly enjoy mentoring younger colleagues and students who have an interest in veterinary medicine.

On the personal side, I’ve been married to my wonderful wife Brigida Fortuna for 25 years and we have four great sons. We enjoy camping, bike riding, movies, downtown living, and our little hobby farm back in Alliston where my career began.

Dr. Oscar Albarracin

Dr. Oscar Albarracin

Welcome to Vets Toronto and thank you for your interest in learning more about us. I am a Canadian by adoption and a Colombian by birth. I love both countries and I have spent enough time in both to tell you that they are great places. I spent the majority of my youth in Colombia and I developed my love toward animals in my early childhood. As a child, I spent a lot of time with my father (who is also a vet) traveling around farms and helping a variety of animals. There were late nights during calving season and early mornings with birthing puppies and there was never a dull moment. I loved it! I fell in love with the feeling that I could not only be helping the animals return to a healthy life but also I could feel the owner’s gratitude for our efforts. It is an amazing feeling that I could not find in other activities. It was then that I knew that I could not be wrong in choosing what I do. Many things have happened since then but the foundation has not changed and I am still passionate and in love with my profession.

While in Colombia, I grounded my roots in veterinary medicine (with my father as my personal mentor) at LaSalle University and I received my degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. I soon knew that I wanted more. I decided to leave Colombia and further my education in North America. I studied English for a few years and then I got into a year-long fellowship program at the University of Florida, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center, WNE. These studies, as well as multiple continuing education courses and certificates, had made me highly competent in a broad range of disciplines.

Come to our hospital, let us meet you personally and become part of your community. We will be glad to provide your pet with our best advice and support. I will be one of the new Veterinarians and although my hours are limited in practice, our hospital philosophy will be noted in our whole staff.

Thank you for showing interest in Vets Toronto. Please visit us and let us know any suggestion that you may have to make out hospital better for you and your pets.