Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Bridletowne Warden Animal Hospital in Scarborough! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 416-491-8706 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Israel Arteaga
Dr. Israel Arteaga is a General Practitioner who began veterinary medicine in 2008.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Dr. Arteaga says that he fell in love with the idea of a career in animal care as a child growing up around farm animals. “I always wanted to help and treat them as they were sick,” he says. “Now that I am a veterinarian I really enjoy being able to interact and educate clients on how to care and develop the best health care plans for their loved ones.”
His areas of particular professional interest include dentistry, dermatology, critical care, and pain management. He is also a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
His interests include all outdoor activities, especially biking, running and hiking.
Dr. Rebecca Ang
Born and raised here in Toronto, Dr. Ang-Francisco has always been surrounded by animals. Growing up with multiple cats and assisting in foster care at a young age it’s no surprise that she has an interest in veterinary medicine. After graduating from McMaster University with an Honours Biology degree, she worked at Bridletowne Warden Animal Hospital while achieving her veterinary technician diploma in 2013.
Dr. Ang-Francisco continued on to the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2018, where she developed interests in preventative health care, anesthesia, and surgery. She now strives to work closely with clients to achieve the best quality of care for each four-legged family member.
In her spare time, Dr. Ang-Francisco loves training her two cats, Shadow and Charlie, as well as running, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Amanda Law is our Clinic Manager who started her involvement in animal care in 2013.
Born and raised in Hong Kong and Toronto, Amanda has a business degree from the University of Toronto and speaks multiple languages including Cantonese and Mandarin. She has a passion for animals and works closely with Annex Cat Rescue to foster kittens and cats. Amanda has one cat named Mowgli who helps her settle in new foster cats.
Born and raised in Mississauga, Melanie graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College in Brampton in 2013. Upon completing the Veterinary Technician National Exam she has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2013. Melanie continued her education at the University of Guelph and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology in 2017. She shows compassion for all animals and feels a sense of accomplishment working in the veterinary profession.
Melanie’s fuRRRRRy family members include her dogs Roxy and Royal and her three cats Rusty, Robert and Raychel. Her hobbies include skiing and snowboarding in the winter as well as longboarding, kayaking, bicycling and swimming in the summer.
Born and raised in Scarborough, Renato started his work in animal care by volunteering at our clinic in 2019. As of April 2020, he has completed his 2 years in the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and now works as a Veterinary Technician. He strives everyday to ensure that every patient goes home having received the care and treatment they need.
Renato has a passion for exotic animals and has owned various reptiles. He currently owns a bearded dragon named Kenny. He hopes to one day visit his family's farm in the Philippines to see all of the animals that they take care of and work with.
His interests include competing in video game tournaments, doing puzzles, and playing basketball.
Born and raised in Toronto, Winnie has 2 certificates as a Veterinary Assistant from Durham and Seneca college. Winnie enjoys interacting with clients and patients and values the experience she has gained since starting here at Bridletowne Warden. She is looking forward to advancing her knowledge in the veterinary field as she continues with us. Winnie has a chunky little Dachshund named Turbo, who is on a Metabolic + Mobility + Joint care weight management journey with us and our partner, Hills.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring different genres of music as an avid concert-goer and mastering the art of making the perfect chocolate chip toffee cookie.
Born and raised in Markham, Alex is currently a 2nd year student studying Animal Biology at the University of Guelph hoping to pursue the veterinary field. Alex always had a passion for animals; however, he currently has no pets at home. He loves interacting with all your furry friends and is constantly searching for new ways to better your pet’s experience.
In his spare time, Alex likes to go outdoors and play sports such as volleyball and ultimate frisbee. In addition to that, he loves to play instruments and video games.
Born and raised in Brampton, Cameryn has always had an interest in animal care and biology. Growing up with many different species of household pets, she has wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was 9 years old. She is now a current second year veterinary technician student at Seneca College, and is always ready to learn new and exciting things alongside you and your furry family members.
Her hobbies include reading, playing video games, taking walks outside, and being with friends and pets! Her furry family members include her dogs Tubby, Tango, Gizmo, and her not-so furry family members such as her axolotl named Wilbur, a turtle named Turtley and a corn snake named Soba.
Born and raised in Scarborough, Taylor grew up with her senior cat Princess and was surrounded by cats for a long time. She is planning on attending school this fall to become a Veterinary assistant and later become a Veterinary technician. Taylor has a passion for animals especially Bichon Frise' and working with clients to make sure their pet's needs are heard.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching anime and jamming to k-pop as well as going on long runs in nature, swimming and spending time in her garden.