Our Team Westway Animal Clinic

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

Veterinarian

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

Veterinarian

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.

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!

Bayley

Registered Veterinary Technician

Bayley was born and raised in Etobicoke and graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at...

...the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. She shares her home with her two dogs, Avery Davis and Charlie, along with a hedgehog named Melon. Her next pet will be a hairless cat! When she’s not at the clinic, Bayley can be found spending time with friends and family, walking the dogs or practicing yoga. Bayley has never met a pet she doesn’t love and can’t wait to meet all of the four-legged friends that make up the Westway family along with their parents. She is very excited to join the Westway team!

Carrie

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!

Edgard

Veterinary Assistant

Edgard is a recent graduate from the Veterinary Assistant program at Seneca College and hopes to...

...one day soon return to school to complete the Registered Veterinary Technician program. He grew up in a home with numerous pets including hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, fishes, cats, dogs and even snakes. Edgard knew from then on that he wanted to help the voiceless. Currently he owns a pet corn snake and lives with 3 dogs - a Pekingese named Fergie, a Chihuahua named Gizmo and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Luna (who belongs to his brothers) and has nothing but love for all of them. Edgard hopes to one day raise his very own Golden Retriever, German Shepherd or Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Silvana

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.

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.

Oksana

Receptionist

Oksana was born and raised in Toronto. She graduated from the Medical Administration program and is very excited to...

...join the team at Westway Animal Clinic. Being an animal lover, she has a dog named Tazz, a ferret named Rasco and a cat named Kal. Oksana looks forward to her journey on meeting more furry friends and their owners.