About Us

St.Catharines Animal Hospital is a new facility that has been opened by Dr. Bassem Boctor, a long time local resident who has been serving the community for many years through his mobile practice. After having establishing a large clientele through his popular Home Care visits, Dr. Boctor has expanded his practice to now also include a full service veterinary hospital to better serve the St. Catharines community.

Dr. Bassem Boctor

In 2000 Dr. Bassem Boctor and his family decided to immigrate to Canada to pursue their dreams. By 2002, he had successfully completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, the academic part of the National Board Examination. Dr. Boctor worked hard for two years in small and mixed animal hospitals. Here, he successfully met the required Canadian standards in small animal medicine, surgery, radiology, pathology, anaesthesiology, equine and food animal medicine.

Dr. Boctor has acquired an in depth and diverse clinical experience by practicing in many hospitals. He passed the Clinical Proficiency Examination from the veterinary medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, and became eligible to work as a licensed veterinarian anywhere in Canada. Working in 24-hour emergency hospitals for almost two years, he gained solid experience in both regular and emergency medicine.

Following his desire to help people and their pets be more comfortable while accessing quality health care, Dr. Boctor opened his mobile practice.



  • Heather:

She has been with us full time since 2014 . She is our receptionist supervisor. With 2 dogs of her own, a golden retriever (Kali) and a chihuahua (Tikki), she loves all animals no matter what their size or breed.  Her hobbies outside of the hospital include hiking, going out to the movies, and do it yourself crafts.

  • Sarah: 

Sarah has been working at the clinic since October 2016. She has 1 dog, a miniature Shih Tzu who is 5 years old name Bella. She also has 1 cat that was rescued here at the clinic. He is 4 years old, named Jasper and enjoys cuddling with the dog. Sarah loves spending time with her husband and son, playing video games, and watching movies in her spare time.

  • Julie: 

Julie has been working on/off at St. Catharines Animal Hospital for 1 year now as a part-time receptionist. She loves animals and has two lovable dogs of her own. Daisy, a Shih-Tzu/ Poodle mix and Leo, a pure bred Shih-Tzu. In her spare time, Julie loves reading, watching documentaries, and taking her dogs to the dog park.