The Team

Dr. Clayton Greenway

Dr. Greenway grew up in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc degree in 1999 and the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003. He spent 7 years in general practice in Toronto and then became a lead veterinarian with VetStrategy Inc. He now practices out of West Hill Animal Clinic in Toronto and is a Manager of Development for VetStrategy. Dr. Greenway has a passion for pet owners as much as their pets by helping them navigate through difficult medical situations while providing emotional support. To assist in this, he developed a popular call-in veterinary show on Toronto’s most popular talk radio station, Newstalk1010. Dr. Greenway lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife Sarah-Jane, their 3 kids, Adelaide, Ivy and Jack, and his 2 cats Bones and Buffy.

Dr. Kim Hester

Dr. Hester is originally from Milton, Ontario. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in 2009. She then completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating with honours in 2013. Dr. Hester has appeared on CP24's Animal House, and enjoys educating pet owners on all aspects of animal care and health. Her professional areas of interest are always changing, but currently include dental and oral surgery, soft tissue surgery, canine breed-specific diseases, avian pathology and rabbit gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Hester practices as an associate veterinarian at Amherst Veterinary Hospital in Scarborough. She lives in Toronto with a small menagerie of pets, including a parakeet named Sprout, an dwarf rabbit named Bunneh, and a collie mix named Flash.

Dr. Ryan Llera

Dr. Llera graduated from the University of Illinois in 2006 and practiced in Florida for 3 years before moving to Chatham, Ontario in 2009. After relocating to Kingston, Ontario in 2011, he is now an associate at the Kingston Veterinary Clinic. Experiences with his own pets and patients led him to start writing in order to help pet owners better understand what their pets might be going through and to help lessen the fear of going to see your family veterinarian.. He is also a regular contributor to the Ontario SPCA blog. In his spare time, Dr. Llera has become active in the sport of dog agility. Currently, he and his wife have 9 pets – 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 horses, and 1 rabbit: Taylor, Rudy, Keltie, Gremlin, Asia, Louie, Willie, Gus, and Henrietta round out their family!

Dr. Ilana Smolkin

Dr. Smolkin grew up in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003. She spent a year interning at a referral centre in Memphis, Tennessee studying internal medicine and oncology. She started working in general small animal practice at the Guelph Animal Hospital and became a part owner soon after. She developed a passion for non-traditional medicine becoming certified with the College of Animal Chiropractors, trained in biotherapy, homotoxicology and western herbals with the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies, and studies osteopathy with Full Spectrum Canine Therapy. Dr. Smolkin lives in Guelph, Canada with her husband Carlos, her daughter Robyn, and her 2 cats and 2 dogs, Ella, Bennett, Mackenzie, and Nacho.

Paul Aiello

I have over 25 years experience in the healthcare industry operating companies that develop innovative training and education programs in human health for diverse organizations. I have also been involved in technology start-ups in the digital content and informatics fields. My love for my dog led me to co-found because I want to develop great tools and programs to help pet owners manage their pet's health and well-being.

Vivian Wong

I am a bilingual (English/Chinese) and energetic graphic designer based in Toronto with 4 years of experience. I have been working with the team since its inception. This is my dog Pluto, a Siberian Husky. It is often said that your pet's personality is very similar to its owner and I can't agree more as both Pluto and I share a stunning similarity in clumsiness. Pluto doesn't need to do much to make our family laugh - all it takes is a funny face or unexplainable gesture to crack us up!

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