Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Dorothy Cheung, DVM

Dr. Cheung graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1997 and began working at Central Cat Hospital in June 2001. She has always felt a special affinity for cats, and here at Central Cat Hospital, she has been privileged to be able to hone and focus her skills on her favourite species.

She was inspired to become a feline specialist by her late beloved calico cat, Ginny. Dr. Cheung rescued Ginny from the animal shelter in Oakville in 1996 before graduating from OVC, and they were inseparable until the end. Ginny passed away at age 18 in October, 2010.

Dr. Cheung now shares her home with Floyd, who was rescued by a kind samaritan in early 2014. He was in rough shape when he first came to us with a severe eye injury and several wounds, but our team nursed him back to full health. Dr. Cheung’s more recent addition is a gorgeous calico tabby kitten named Fiona who was also a rescue. In addition to being absolutely adorable, she’s also a very sweet natured girl.

Dr. Cheung is licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and regularly attends veterinary conferences and symposiums nationwide as a part of her ongoing education in feline health. She is also a member of the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) and OVMA (Ontario Veterinary Medical Association).

To see a full list of conferences and symposiums Dr. Cheung has attended, please Click Here




Dawn is our Registered Veterinary Technician and Hospital Manager. She graduated from Centrallia College of Agriculture & Technology in 1989. She is an avid cat lover with two cats of her own. She has been part of our team since early 2012.





Erin is our Receptionist. We welcomed Erin to the Central Cat team in March of 2108. Prior to joining the team, Erin fostered cats for the clinic. She enjoys the company of her cat Riddick, who was a former foster cat that she adopted. Erin looks forward to meeting your furry family members!


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Melanie is our Kennel Assistant. We welcomed Melanie to the Central Cat team in October 2018. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2018 with a Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Behaviour. She has experience with cats, rodents and birds. She enjoys the company of her four cats, Adonis, Ringo, Precious, and Rummage, as well as her 8 finches.

Meet the infamous Pippa!

She came to us from one of our clients that could no longer care for her back in 2013. Pippa has all the right qualities to be our purrfect fit. She is friendly and a wonderful greeter (known to hop up on the front desk), enjoys a good belly rub and makes sure to supervise the rest of us!

Keep your eye out for her at your next visit.


Edgar has become an integral part of our clinic since 2015. We took him on after being surrendered to us under special circumstances and the initial plan was to adopt him out.
As we got to know his charming personality and unique quirks, we decided we just couldn’t give him up! He loves people, he craves attention, and he has become a companion to the lovely Pippa. So, he was officially ‘hired’ on as our second clinic resident.
Edgar isn’t your average cat. We get inquiries about his tail (or lack thereof) almost every day! This is because he is a Manx and this breed of cats are born tail-less


Vera is Dr. Cheung’s rescue from Cuba. The name Vera is derived from Varadero, where she was found pool side at the Royalton resort in March 2017. Dr. Cheung just couldn’t leave without her, and it turns out they even share the same birthday! With the help of APAC (All for Progress in Animal Care)- Varadero, Vera was safely re-located to Canada where she will always have shelter, lots of love and a belly full of food!