Dr. Laura Cristancho, DVM


“I graduated as a veterinarian in Colombia in 1991 and moved to Canada in 2001. After doing a Master of Science program in the Pathobiology Department of the University of Guelph in 2006, I worked for a poultry-vaccine-producing laboratory for short time. I assisted at several veterinary clinics and hospitals located in New Hamburg, Elora, and Waterloo while completing the VSTEP training in 2010. I obtained my license to practice Veterinary Medicine in Ontario in 2015. My most rewarding experience so far has been working as part-time veterinarian at the Waterloo West Animal Hospital, and as a Locum veterinarian for some small animal practices in Elmira, Brantford, and Hamilton. I currently live in Kitchener with my Husband Raul and my adorable German Shepherd Whiskey. My goals are to focus in preventive medicine and client education. I strive to make all my clients and patients feel welcome when visiting our hospital.”

Dr. Muhammad A. Hussain, DVM

Dr Hussain

I graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad located in Pakistan in 1997, then after working for three years I moved to United Arab Emirates. I worked in United Arab Emirates for few years as a veterinarian. I came to Canada with my wife and two children in 2011, and obtained my license to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario in 2016 after doing several rotations in small animal clinics. I have gained most experience in small animal medicine working at clinics in Ajax, Chatham and Waterloo. I have recently moved to Kitchener and am happy to see your pets at both Huron East Animal Hospital and Waterloo West Animal Hospital. My biggest interests are in preventative medicine and in providing quality client education.




ALEX ,   Registered Veterinary Technician

AlexI graduated Sheridan College 2013 for Animal Care and then Northern College in 2015 for Veterinary Technician with honors. I have been working full time in animal hospitals since, and became registered in the spring of 2017. I have a handsome long haired black cat named Buddy and have a passion for brachycephalic breeds. In my spare time I can be found rock climbing, hiking or shopping. I can’t wait to get to know all the new and existing clients at Huron East Animal Hospital!





CassandraVeterinary Assistant

   “I graduated with distinction from University of Guelph: Ridgetown College in 2011 from their Veterinary Office Administration program. I have been working in clinics since 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist. I had a short break from working in clinic to have my son in 2015 and recently moved back to the Kitchener area. I have a passion for client education and rescuing/connecting with rescues. At home, I like to spend my time with my family which includes a 10 year old CatahoulaX, 7 year old Beagle, 5 year old Miniature Dachshund, 4 year old DSHXRagdoll, 3 year old Devon Rex and a 7 year old bearded dragon. Half of my pets are rescue animals and have enriched my life completely. “



Confetti, Clinic Cat


“I am a 1.5-year old Domestic Short Hair female cat. I was adopted by the Doctors and Technicians at Waterloo West Animal Hospital, when my previous owners decided to euthanize me because I was peeing everywhere and being aggressive. But lucky for me, the staff did not believe what they said, and gave me a second chance. It seems as though my previous owner may have been confused as they had many older cats in their home. Since rescued, I have never showed signs of aggression nor have I urinated outside of my box. Since becoming a clinic cat, my vaccines have been updated and I am receiving full protection against fleas, ticks and other nasty parasites! I have since moved to the brand new clinic, Huron East Animal Hospital and I love to greet people, investigate dogs and I like to explore the clinic. If you see me around please give me some pets, I am very friendly!”