Dr. Alexander Korol

Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr. Korol is a self-professed ‘veterinary nerd,’ constantly learning and implementing new protocols to maintain a high quality of medicine and care for his patients. In 2012 he took this to another level by working with his team to achieve an independent accreditation from AAHA (the American Animal Hospital Association), further elevating their standards of practice and ensuring that they must remain progressive and up-to-date with best practices in patient care and team care, in order to maintain this regularly assessed accreditation (only 6% of veterinary hospitals and Canada achieve this).

As part of his never-ending quest for treatments and services that might enable Westway Animal Clinic to maximize the care they provide, he became fascinated with the mysterious, yet time-proven, benefits of Eastern medicine. While a scientist at heart, he couldn’t deny the evidence and quickly growing pool of studies showing the incredible positive outcomes from these methodologies and, in 2018 he committed to learning more. He was intrigued by the concept of the body being a reflection of the universe, and the idea that the only way to ultimate healing was to treat the body as a whole. While admittedly not everybody’s philosophy, this was a whole world of medicine that he knew nothing about. Skeptical but curious, he quickly overcame his paradigm paralysis and signed up for the next available acupuncture class at the Chi Institute.

Whether or not you are a believer, his very first acupuncture case at Westway was a resounding success – literally treating a paralyzed patient until they could not just walk, but run. Whether or not it was beginner’s luck, it was the sign that he needed to delve deeper down this path. Now Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has became an important part of his daily practice. While Western medicine is still his mainstay (he will not treat a patient with TCVM until he has completed his Western medicine diagnostics), the ability to use acupuncture, herbal supplements and food consultations has expanded the ways in which our hospital can provide treatments for our patients and clients. While still a firm believer in Western medicine, integrating Eastern veterinary medicine into his daily veterinary routine has become his passion.

Dr. Korol grew up in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to Canada in 1990. He graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Guelph in 1999 and, in 2003, fulfilled a dream by becoming the owner of Westway Animal Clinic. Over the years, he has developed several areas of interest:

Neurological conditions (i.e. Epilepsy)
Gastrointestinal Problems (Vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, IBD)
Musculoskeletal (arthritis, disc disease, acute and injuries)
Geriatric diseases
Palliative care

A family man at heart, he is a proud husband and father (to a veterinarian!), as well as being a fur-dad to 2 dogs (Dory and Gadja) and his cat Matroskin. Aside from his scientific interests, he does also enjoy cooking, reading, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Scarlett Korol

Veterinarian

Dr. Scarlett Korol is incredibly honoured to be a part of the Westway Animal Clinic family. She grew up in the Greater Toronto Area and can't remember her household without pets. She knew from a very young age that working in veterinary medicine was what she was meant to do and therefore, decided to volunteer at small animal practices as well as a few specialty hospitals throughout the city during her university career.

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in 2015, Dr. Scarlett moved away from home to the beautiful island of St. Kitts and Nevis for her pre-clinical years at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which was an experience of a lifetime. She then lived in Madison, Wisconsin where she completed her clinical (final) year of vet school at the University of Wisconsin. It was there that she learned how much she loved anesthesiology, dermatology and small animal general practice. After graduation, Dr. Scarlett moved back to Toronto as she received the opportunity to pursue an internship program.

After completing her small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, Dr. Scarlett discovered her passion for emergency medicine and continues to pursue that branch of veterinary medicine today. In her spare time, Dr. Scarlett loves cooking (at eating!), traveling, yoga, catching up with friends from around the world and skiing with her family. She currently has a lovable - yet permanently grumpy-faced cat named Winifred.

Diana Korol

Practice Manager

Diana grew up in Odessa, Ukraine and has a background in teaching and administration. Diana has been an integral part of the Westway team since 2003. On top of her many duties as manager, Diana is head of the ‘hugs and kisses’ department, spoiling every pet that walks through our door with love and treats! She is a proud owner of 3 rescue pets (2 cats and 1 dog) named Ashes, Lucky and Georgie. Diana is committed to providing the very best in client care and she is always available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Ana

Registered Veterinary Technician

Ana grew up in Portugal. She joined the Westway team right after she graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Seneca College.

After graduation she became a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) ever since. Ana has a special interest in parasitology and is very interested in becoming involved with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) someday so that she can help animals in need. She currently spends her free time with her handsome rescue cat whose name is Belvedere!

Heather

Registered Veterinary Technician

Heather is thrilled to be a part of the amazing team at Westway Animal Clinic. She has a long-standing passion for animal care, and it

was her volunteer work with large animals that solidified her decision to pursue a career devoted to animal health and well-being. She joined us in July 2021, right after graduating with honors from the Veterinary Technology program at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. Heather absolutely loves the opportunity to work with clients and their beloved pets, and strives to continuously improve and deliver the best possible quality of care for every pet that walks through our door. There will forever be a special place in her heart for Golden Retrievers, in memory of her beloved girl Lady.

Alana

Veterinary Assistant

Alana recently joined our team after graduating from the Animal Care program at Sheridan College. Alana has always had a desire to work with animals and knew from a young age that this was the profession she would love to be in.

She intends on furthering her education in Veterinary Medicine to work abroad with big cats. At home she has 4 cats, Gigi, Beans, Wilber, and Onyx, who keep her very busy. In her spare time, Alana enjoys drawing, painting, and going to art museums.

Lauren

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren joined the Westway Team in October 2020. She studied Animal Care Program at Sheridan college in 2018 and worked with exotic animals for a year after that. She knew since

she was very young that she had a passion for animals and would work with them in the future. Her dream is to travel abroad and help save wildlife around the world. At home, she has a Bichon-Poo named Luna and 2 guinea pigs named Simon and Theo.

Angelina

Veterinary Assistant

Angelina joined the Westway team in January 2022. She is in the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan college. She has always been an animal lover

and cared for stray animals by bringing them into her home. Angelina plans to further her knowledge of Veterinary medicine in the future and someday work to save stray animals and give them a home. Angelina has two dogs named Gigi and Jay. In her spare time, she likes to go on long walks, play with her dogs, and be with her friends and family.

Lynda

Receptionist

Lynda has been a part of the Westway family since August 2012 and has loved every minute! Over the years she’s had the pleasure of meeting every pet and their owner that has come into

Westway Animal Clinic and looks forward to seeing all the Westway clients and patients in the future! When Lynda is not at work she enjoys painting, photography and snuggling with her cats Wally and Annabelle.

Ashley

Receptionist

Ashley grew up in Toronto and has had a love for animals from an early age. She often got in trouble for bringing in stray animals from the street. Today she now has 4 Dogs and 1 Parakeet.

In the future Ashley is going to pursue a career in wildlife conservation and would love to work in a wildlife sanctuary. Outside of work Ashley loves socializing outside in Humber Park with other animal lovers and catching rays at the island beaches. As you can imagine her fur-babes keep her pretty occupied, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Emma

Receptionist

Emma joined our team in November of 2021. She grew up in Toronto and always surrounded herself with animals. From a young age she was determined to befriend all animals, regardless of whether they were domesticated or wild. Emma is

pursuing an education as a Veterinary Technician in the fall and hopes to one day be able to run a hospice where unwanted animals can feel safe and loved. In her free time, she enjoys creating custom cocktails and spending time with her two cats Sophie and Quinn.