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Our Team

Our Team: Meet the Team

Dr. Robert Pepper Jones

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Practice Owner

Dr. Jones was born and raised in Carbonear, Newfoundland. He graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI in 1992, worked in Wallaceburg, Ontario for two years, then moved to Toronto in 1994. Dr. Jones was the managing partner and medical director of a large veterinary clinic in Scarborough from 1995 to 2013.
As well as running a full-time veterinary practice, Dr. Jones sits on the Board of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and is the Secretary of the Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine and edits “The Scalpel”, their official newsletter. He is also a triathlete, loves to play his tenor saxophone, and is an avid cook.


Dr. Behrooz Nikahval

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Nikahval graduated in 2005 from Shiraz University in Iran. He was a faculty member for 10 years and the head of the surgical unit, specializing in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery for the last two years in Iran.
Your pets are in great hands with Dr. Nikahval!


Dr. Kris Szabo

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Szabo graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. For the past two decades she's worked in many hospitals, spent some time focused on cats and the rest working with cats and dogs. She's passionate about the whole profession - from puppies and kittens to seniors and all that happens in between.



Practice Manager

Pet Weight-Loss Expert: Fat Pets No More

Stacey graduated from the Animal Health Technician program in 1989 and during her years since has gained experience as a technician, pet groomer, client service and in management. While she enjoys all her roles, she found her passion in helping clients with overweight pets achieve their ideal weight through education and support.
Stacey joined the Main Street Team in February 2020 as practice manager and has worked with Dr. Jones and Karen for many years previously, making the dynamic of the clinic very fun and effective.
Stacey is owned by Orlagh, a Golden Retriever and two cats, Andy & Spiderman.



Lead RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

After graduating from Centralia College, Karen began working as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at a clinic in Scarborough where shortly after, Dr. Jones joined the team. They have been working together now for over 25 years! When Dr. Jones decided to open Main Street Veterinary Clinic, he didn't hesitate to give Karen a call to ask her to be the manager and head technician.

Karen enjoys all aspects of being an RVT, from dental procedures and surgeries, to taking xrays and caring for ill pets. She also loves having our new in-house blood machines. 

When not at Main Street, you can often find her at the local rugby pitch or at home watching a rugby game with her husband, George, their son Ethan and their pets Lennie, the Frenchie, and Buddha the cat. Although they live in Canada, their "home away from home" is at the beach in Cuba where Karen and her husband got married 15 years ago!



RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

We first met Wiingushk (or Wiing for short) when we brought her on as a placement student in 2017. We loved her so much that we hired her shortly after graduating from Seneca College in May. After graduation she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become an RVT with flying colours. Wiing has developed into what we like to call a "super tech" and continues to improve on her impeccable skills daily. 
Wiing loves all aspects of being a technician with a special affinity for surgeries. She loves all kinds of animals including lizards and spiders (but hates millipedes/centipedes).
Wiing has grown up with many types of pets and currently has a zoo at home comprised of two cats, Boo and Hermione, Lucy the Frenchie, as well as a cornsnake named Nagini (big Harry Potter fan here), and a crested gecko, Squish. Outside of the clinic Wiing loves watching lacrosse, hockey and reading. She is also an avid video game player with her favorite video game being The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.



Veterinary Assistant

Kiara started working with the Main Street Team in May of 2020 after graduating from the Veterinary Assistant program at Seneca College. She is planning to go back to Seneca to continue
her studies in the Veterinary Technician program and get her RVT license. She also has a special eye for animal dentistry. She's grown up with all types of animals including dogs, cats,
snakes, lizards and even birds. In her free time, Kiara loves to watch Football. Go Vikings! As well as spend time with her friends and family and play lots of video games.



Customer Care Specialist

Heather is our newest team member at Main Street Veterinary Clinic having started in the fall of 2018. She attended Ryerson University from 1985 to 1987 and worked as a medical administrator for five years. She then decided to follow her passion and work as a caretaker for children with special needs which she did for twenty-five years. She also enjoys cooking for her family and friends any chance she gets.  Heather, along with her husband, are the loving owners to two beautiful cats named Charlotte and Daisy. She is very happy to be following her other passion of helping care for pets as part of the Main Street crew!

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Veterinary Assistant

I graduated from the Studio/Fine Arts program from George Brown College in 2004. I worked in the fashion industry from 2004-2019 working as a Visual Manager then on to become a Marketing Coordinator. I’ve always had a passion for working with animals since childhood so I decided to take a big leap and switch careers to become a veterinary assistant.
I have a rescue dog named Bobbie who my fiancé and I adopted as a senior rescue (she was 10 when We adopted her and just turned 13!) and she is the love of our life!
In my spare time I love reading and watching scary movies, true crime and of course hockey! GO LEAFS GO!
I also have a huge passion for music and collect vinyl records.


-Pet Styling by Heather


Bio coming soon. See more under "Services - Grooming"

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Client Care Specialist

Spending summers on my grandparents farm, I found a love for animals at a young age. Feeding three day old chicks from the palm of my hand, and discovering a surprise piglet running around my aunts house, is an unbeatable way to grow up.
I had just started an online vet assistant course when I got the invitation to join the Main Street team. Though I am new to the world of veterinary medicine, I understand how important your fur family is to you, and what an unshakeable place they hold in your heart. Since I love to chat, and I've got a knack for making people feel welcome, I've been transferred to a position in client care, but don't think I won't be sneaking back to give your pets a cuddle! I can't wait to meet you and your pet!

Dog in Action


Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon.

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Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon.

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