Derrydale Animal Hospital was founded July 7th, 1986 by Dr. Zaharchuk in an old Victorian house on Hwy 10 in Brampton and was named for its proximity to the Derrydale Golf Club, located on Hwy 10 at Derry Road. In early 1997, we moved into our current location and have enjoyed our new home ever since.
Dr. Zaharchuk graduated in 1981 from Ontario Veterinary College and started Derrydale Animal Hospital in 1986. Dr. Zaharchuk is married to Jan Zaharchuk and they have 2 daughters, Amanda and Taryn. Dr. Zaharchuk has a special interest in avian and exotic animals and enjoys helping these unique creatures. Dr. Zaharchuk was on the board of directors of the OVMA for many years. He loves long walks with his dog, Aengus, and enjoys golfing and fine wine.
Dr. Tye earned a baccalaureate of biomedical science from the University of Guelph in 1997 and a degree in veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2002. Dr. Tye joined Derrydale in 2009 and over the years, he has developed a passion in internal medicine and the management of chronic senior pet diseases. She also enjoys working with small mammals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs and pocket pets. Dr. Tye loves to cook and spend time with her family and pets.
Tracy has worked at Derrydale Animal Hospital since May 1992 and has enjoyed working in many roles over the years, starting with reception and helping out in animal care and then moving to a management role. Tracy graduated from the Veterinary Hospital Managers Program at St. Lawrence College in 1999. If you don’t see Tracy at the front desk, peek in the window behind the bookcase at reception and you’ll see her paying bills, making budgets and doing other fun office management stuff.
Sheri has been the full-time receptionist for Derrydale since 2004. She has a passion for finding homes for animals in need and during her time with Derrydale, she has placed dozens of pets of all kinds with new homes. Sheri and her fiancé have a beautiful cat named Sabbath. Sheri enjoys cooking vegan, working and travelling with her fiancé in the music industry.
Always in Sheri’s heart is her beloved Border Collie, Tiger, who was a very special part of her life and is greatly missed and fondly remembered.
Katherine has been part of the Derrydale family since December of 2011. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program offered at Sheridan College in June of 2014. Katherine has been a valuable member of the team ever since. She also received her Animal Care certificate in June of 2010. Katherine has a beautiful cockatiel named Zoey. She enjoys running, biking, training at the gym, travelling, and playing volleyball in her spare time.
Dana graduated from the Animal Care Program at Sheridan College in 2016 and joined the Derrydale team in April 2018. Dana loves animals and has a beautiful cat named Lily. Dana fondly remembers her sweet hamster Norman, whom she loved dearly and lost in 2019.
Dana enjoys working out, going to the movies and sushi.
Chantel graduated from Sheridan College's Veterinary Technician program in April, 2018 and joined the Derrydale team in June of 2018. She has three doggies whom she loves dearly! Her spunky Pekingese x Chihuahua cross named Kyla, Maggie and Blue! In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her family, read, watch movies, and travel to new places.
Dominique graduated from the Animal Care program at Sheridan College in April of 2020. She joined the Derrydale team in March of 2021.
Dominique will be graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College in April of 2023. She has a passion for exotic animals and plans to travel to different countries to work with wildlife such as primates and large cats. In her spare time, Dominique enjoys reading, working out, trying new restaurants and dancing.