Dr. Alexander Korol

Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr. Korol grew up in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to Canada in 1990. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph in 1999. Later that year, he began working for Westway Animal Clinic as an associate veterinarian and, in 2003, he became the practice owner.

Dr. Korol has a special interest in pain management, geriatric care and dermatology. His ‘furry family’ consists of his Shih-Tzu, Lucky & and his cats, Ashes and Georgie. When Dr. Korol is not working, he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Helen Longrigg


Dr. Helen Longrigg is excited to be a member of such a knowledgeable and competent veterinary team that delivers outstanding care for companion animals and their families. She was raised in the town of Oakville, Ontario and has been animal-crazy since childhood. Her keen interest in...

...medicine and animal health led her to begin her journey to become a veterinarian at a young age. She volunteered and worked at many local veterinary clinics during high school and eventually applied to the University of Guelph where she completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Biology and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014. She lived and worked in Owen Sound as a veterinarian during her first year out of school, but eventually decided to move back to the GTA in order to be closer to friends and family.

Her special interests include dermatology, diagnostic imaging, nutrition and endocrinology, but she hopes to expand her knowledge in all aspects of veterinary medicine in the years to come. In her spare time, Dr. Longrigg enjoys spending time with her boyfriend (who is also a veterinarian) and their orange-tabby Spanky who is a source of endless entertainment. She also enjoys exploring the city and spending quality time with family and friends, or simply curling up with a good book!

Dr. Kathryn Zelma


Dr. Kathryn Zelma grew up in Etobicoke, spending much of her childhood helping neighbours and friends raise, train and care for their pets. She graduated with a Baccalaureate in Science from the University of Guelph in 2013 and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the...

...Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 after spending her clinical year at Michigan State University. Dr. Kathryn has a special interest in neurology, small animal internal medicine and diagnostic imaging and hopes to continue to develop her medical knowledge in the ever-changing world of veterinary medicine. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, playing soccer, practicing music and travelling.

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.


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!


Registered Veterinary Technician

Andrea worked with us for more than 4 years as a receptionist while going back to school to pursue her goal of...

...becoming an RVT. After graduating she moved out of the city & began her career in Barrie. Despite the distance, Andrea couldn’t stay away from her Westway family for long. She is thrilled to be back in her new capacity as RVT & looks forward to working with some of her mentors in the field. In her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her pup, Jett, in the beautiful forests & lakes surrounding her.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Stephanie is a recent graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College. After completing her...

...final year practicum at Westway, it wasn’t long until she decided to join the team! On a part time basis, Stephanie is also enjoying working with large animals at the Ontario Veterinary College, treating emergency and referral patients. At home, she has three cats, Abbey, Halo and Bradley In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and hanging with her family and friends.


Veterinary Assistant

Carrie joined the team at Westway in 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has three goofy cats named Bean, Olivia...

...and Rosie. Growing up surrounded by animals, Carrie knew from an early age that it was her calling to care for them as a career. She is currently studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician at Thompson Rivers University and will be graduating from her program in 2020!


Veterinary Assistant

Silvana recently joined the Westway team graduating from the Veterinary Assisting program...

...at Seneca College. She plans to return to school to further her education in Veterinary Medicine focusing on wildlife, large and exotic animals. She has a pug named Peanut, a hamster named Pistachio, and two cockatiels named Cashew and Almond. Silvana would love to run her own sanctuary in the future and focus on saving wildlife and exotic animals.


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.



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 grew up in Toronto and has had a love for animals from an early age. She often got in trouble...

...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. 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.