About Us

Our Team

Dr. Larry

Founder of Lawrence Park Animal Hospital in 1992, Larry graduated from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Larry received AAHA awards for highest clinical standing in small animal medicine and highest clinic standing in small animal surgery. Dr. Wilder is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association. Since opening Lawrence Park Animal Hospital Dr. Wilder has also received two Certificates of Appreciation for outstanding service and skills in veterinary science. His professional interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Outside of the clinic, Larry enjoys travelling and spending time with his family, his rescue dog, Juno and his two Frenchies, Bubbles, Chowder and cats, Tashmoo and Mike Wazowski.

Dr. Jennifer

Dr. Jennifer (OVC ’22) became a veterinarian after completing a degree in biology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Jen grew up in a strict “no pets allowed” household. After much campaigning, she was successful in convincing her parents to allow her to have a hamster and that was it – she had to be a veterinarian! During her years at OVC, Dr. Jen was co-president of the OVC Emergency Club, where she developed an interest in emergency medicine. She is also keen on veterinary surgery. Dr. Jen is an accomplished baker and says that if she didn’t become a veterinarian, she would definitely have become a professional baker. We look forward to sampling some of those skills! In her spare time, Dr. Jen likes to spend time with family and friends, play the piano and do digital art. She has two rescue dogs Ellie and Otto.

Dr. Megan

Dr. Megan (OVC’22) is an Associate Veterinarian on the LPAH Team. Her professional interests are surgery, preventive medicine, pain management and ophthalmology. Dr. Megan, (or as we affectionately call her, Dr. Megan 2.2) grew up riding and showing horses competitively. She owned her own horse, Ellie, for many years. Growing up “in the barn” and playing with her own pets, Lollipop—a hamster, and Petunia, a hedgehog, Dr. Megan saw the role animals play in our lives. She was influenced in her decision to become a veterinarian by her desire to work with animals every day. At Queens University, where she did her undergraduate degree, Dr. Megan was captain of the equestrian team. Once at OVC, Dr. Megan, tried her hand at hockey for the first time. When she’s not at LPAH meeting our wonderful clients and patients, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and hanging out with the family’s 16-year-old PWD, Murphy. In the winter, the ski slopes call.


Hospital Manager

Shayla holds the position of Hospital Manager on our Team. She has overall responsibility for all administrative aspects of our Hospital. Shayla’s calm demeanor under pressure is one of her many assets. She is highly skilled in client communication. She brings her love of animals to the job, at the same time making sure all aspects of our Hospital run smoothly and our great clients and patients get timely care.

Veterinary Technicians

Vet Tech

Mariana is a veterinarian from the Ukraine who came to Canada as part of the special
immigration program for Ukrainian citizens. Mariana works with us in a support capacity in the
role of veterinary technician while she prepares to re-qualify as a veterinarian in Canada.

Vet Tech
Natasha (Tash) 

Tash is a highly trained veterinary technician who has been part of the LPAH Team since 2013. In 2016, Tash was nominated for Vet Tech of the Year. She is knowledgeable and highly skilled in what she does; her patient care is exemplary. Outside of the hospital, Tash enjoys exercise and training her Potcake, Nova, whom she rescued from Antigua in 2019 .

Animal Care Attendants

Animal Care Attendant

Annie joined the LPAH Team in 2013. She is very skilled in the performance of her duties and it shows! Outside of the hospital Annie loves to travel, ride horses and spend time with her rescue animals, Odin and Brady-The-Potcake, as well as her two cats, Lennie and Gacy.

Animal Care Attendant

Allyson has recently joined the LPAH team as an Animal Care Attendant. She is a dedicated caring individual who loves her work with the dogs and cats we see. Allyson is spent a number of years working in the pet care space before pursuing formal education in an ACA diploma program.

Animal Care Attendant

Meet Kyra, a valued Animal Care Attendant at LPAH. Kyra loves her two canines, Murdoch and Kali. In her spare time, Kyra loves to paint and do crafting, including making resin key chains and coasters.

Client Service

We treat your pets
as if they were our own.

Client Services Associate

Erica joined us in 2023 as a Client Services Associate. Erica is the friendly voice and face greeting all visitors to the hospital. She is a skilled professional who can make your visit to our hospital a seamless, pleasant experience.

Client Services Associate Carolyn

Carolyn’s strong love of animals enticed her to join our team in 2008. With a background in 9-1-1 communications, she knows how to manage emergency situations when they arise and contributes over 15 years of customer service experience to the Team. When she is not working, Carolyn enjoys running and playing with her beloved, Frenchie Brie.

Client Services Associate

Tessa bring to her duties a breadth of experience in our industry and we feel fortunate to have her at the front desk. Tessa is always ready to greet you with a smile or a kind word, or on the phone or in person. Tessa is an accomplished musician. She has a special affinity for cats and kittens!

We treat your pets
as if they were our own.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing a veterinary hospital is an important decision. In making a choice, you are placing the health and well-being of your pet in our hands.

It is a decision we do not take lightly and one that we feel confident we can meet. Our Doctors and support staff are committed to providing the most up-to-date veterinary medicine and the highest possible client communication throughout the life of your pet.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and dedicated staff , on our commitment to continuing education and to providing the best service possible.

We treat your pets
as if they were our own.

Our History and Our Community

Dr. Larry Wilder and the Team at Lawrence Park Animal Hospital have been serving the families of North Toronto since 1992. In many instances, we have cared for several generations of pets. Our focus is cats and dogs and the families who love them. We are all pet owns and we treat all of our patients as if they were our own.

At LPAH, we are active participants in community activities, including street fairs and local park events. We are committed to making a contribution to our local community. Dr. Wilder serves as a Director on The Humane Society of Durham Region and has spent many years providing medical care to rescue animals from the Caribbean and the local community. We would welcome you to become part of the LPAH Family!

We Treat Your Pets As If They Were Our Own