Meet Our Team

Dr. Ralph D’Souza DVM

Dr. D’Souza has been a Veterinarian for the past 30 years. Having graduated from Bombay Veterinary College in India, he migrated to Canada with his family in 1996, and obtained his Canadian qualifications in January 2001. After working in downtown Toronto for 5 years at the Fraser-MacDonald Animal Hospital, he joined the Ellesmere Animal Clinic as a partner in November 2005. He took over full ownership of the practice in January 2008, and has built up this practice to be recognized as a family practice.
His son, Reuben D’Souza, is in the process of obtaining his Canadian License to practice Veterinary medicine, and will be joining him at the practice shortly.
He is a strong supporter of the Farley Foundation.
He loves working with dogs and cats and his favourite form of recreation is, fishing.. at Rice Lake, Ontario!

Cleona D’Souza, Hospital Administrator

Cleona has been working alongside Dr. D’Souza at the Ellesmere Animal Clinic since April 2006. She looks after the daily administrative work involved in keeping a Veterinary practice functioning smoothly, a husband and wife team!
She loves to cook, bake and read her gossip magazines!

Brenna, Veterinary Assistant

Brenna is a Durham college graduate from the animal care program. She loves working with the animals and the clients who visit the clinic every day. Her love of animals doesn't end at the clinic as she has two English Bulldogs and a cat Soda of her own at home.
She loves to cook, bake and read her gossip magazines!

Denise Wai

Denise had graduated from the veterinary assistant program in 2013 and has been working with animals ever since. She has a special interest in anesthesia and surgery and loves to work with both companion and exotic animals. In her spare time she is kept busy by her cat, Dumbo.


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Office Hours

*Summer months of July,August and September, we are closed every Saturday. Rest of the year, we are closed the 1st Saturday of every month.


9:00 am-5:00 pm


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9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

Closed 1st Saturday of every month.




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