One of our bright treatment areas in the hospital.

A New Experience for You and Your Pet.

The Vetwell team offers high-quality, transparent, and technology-forward care in Waterdown, Ontario.

We're an open concept animal hospital.

Founded on the principles of comfort, connection and transparency, our innovative open-concept animal hospital is designed to foster sense of connection and collaboration between pets, their families, and their healthcare team.

Our story begins with a vision to transform the traditional veterinary visit into a collaborative, transparent, and stress-free experience for both pets and their people. By allowing you to be as involved as you'd like to be in the diagnosis and treatment of your pet, we ensure that you're a part of your pet's health journey every step of the way.

Our facilities are equipped to offer comprehensive care for a wide range of pets, including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, hedgehogs, and other pocket pets and exotics.

The Vetwell Approach

Hospital Design

Designed for comfort, built for care.
Vetwell's hospital features a lounge-style reception, transparent treatment areas, and even a lookout into our surgery suite. With amenities like a kids' playroom, dedicated comfort room, and a signature mezzanine overlooking the hospital, we offer an experience that prioritizes the well-being of pets, their families, and the care team as a whole.


We're deepening our connection with you, not dialling it down.
Our use of technology allows us to keep our focus where it matters - on your pet’s health and happiness. From Canada's most comprehensive 24/7 telemedicine, Smart.Vet, to seamless online scheduling, our digital suite simplifies healthcare for pets and their owners while enabling our team to deliver more personalized, effective care.

Staff Wellness

Healthy teams, exceptional care.
In an industry facing a labour crisis and record levels of burnout, Vetwell stands apart by prioritizing team wellness. We understand that delivering an elevated level of veterinary service starts with a solid, happy care team. From generous benefits to mental health support, we invest in our staff's well-being to ensure they can provide the best care possible for you.

Our Mission

To redefine the veterinary experience for pets and their people by making transparency, comfort and innovation our standard.

Our Doctors

Dr. Sharon Quinn

Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Sharon Quinn, a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (2004), purchased her first veterinary practice in Burlington in 2006 and recently launched a second facility under the brand of Vetwell, championing innovative hospital design with plans to implement non-traditional employment models.

In 2018, she co-founded Smart.Vet, enhancing veterinary telemedicine solutions and promoting work-life balance for professionals. Actively engaged with the Veterinary Virtual Care Association since 2020, Dr. Quinn holds multiple leadership roles, including chairing the Canadian Committee.

Outside of veterinary medicine, she is a mom to her four amazing children and spearheads the Canadian chapter of an international singing competition, uniting individuals globally through music.

Dr. Erica Gibson

Associate Veterinarian, special interest in rehab medicine

Erica joined the Vetwell team in June. She graduated from OVC in April of 2023 and also holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph with a major in Animal Science. Erica has a special interest in pain management and companion animal rehabilitation.

She is currently completing her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program through the University of Tennessee. Erica and her fiancé met raising service dogs and now have 2 dogs of their own, Harris and Deborah.

Outside of work, Erica enjoys the cottage, hiking trails with dog friends and travelling as much as possible! She looks forward to meeting all of your furry family members!

Dr. Mike Bondar

Associate Veterinarian, special interest in wellness

Dr. Mike, with over 30 years as a veterinarian, also possesses a degree in neuroscience and is a dedicated researcher and pet wellness advocate.

In Toronto, he not only ran a thriving animal hospital but also hosted Animal House Radio, a show focused on educating pet owners. He transitioned into a role as the veterinary technical services manager for a prominent veterinary pharmaceutical company, lecturing across Ontario.

A clinical veterinarian and researcher, Dr. Mike blends natural remedies with traditional therapies. His deep interest lies in senior pet health, and he's a recognized authority on diseases in older pets.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Mike enjoys hiking, kayaking, and playing the guitar.

Dr. Michelle Tome

Associate Veterinarian, special interest in internal medicine & critical care

Dr. Michelle Tome graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005. With a robust background in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her work at Vetwell.

Dr. Tome loves the daily adventures her job brings. Whether she’s diagnosing and treating an illness, educating pet owners on the best care practices, or developing preventative medicine plans, her work is always exciting and fulfilling. She thrives in the dynamic environment at Vetwell, where she and her amazing team collaborate to give back to the pets who bring so much joy into their lives.

When she’s not at the clinic, Dr. Tome enjoys life with her husband and their three energetic children. Their household is bustling with four cats—Bear Bear, Becket, Seashell, and Oyster—a beloved dog named Marshall, and a small flock of backyard chickens. The family loves skiing, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors.