Dr. Iz Jakubowski

Veterinarian

Dr. Iz Jakubowski

Iz would be the first to say you’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream, having set her sights on a career in veterinary medicine after a successful stint as a writer and editor in the software industry. Best. Decision. Ever.

Long-fascinated by science and medicine and drawn to animals of all descriptions, vet med would prove the life-affirming and intellectually rewarding next act Iz was looking for. Iz (and her patients!) have thrived in general veterinary practice in the GTA, Kingston, and the Blue Mountains. And now, a new goal and a new dream: Taking patient care to the next level with a team that knows just how to do it.

Why SOVH? “SOVH is the whole package: a medical team whose values and goals align to bring the best of veterinary medicine to patient care; a forward-thinking, supportive management team with a proven track record of blending the best of business and medical practices; and a beautiful, roomy, modern facility designed to allow us to do our best work.” IJ

VETERINARY TRAINING
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, P.E.I. (2008); ultrasonography (SCIL Animal Care); Fear Free® certified

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Internal Medicine (the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases); preventive care, quality of life issues (including pain management), and client education

PASSIONS
Advancing her knowledge and expertise and fostering collaboration and communication to bring our best selves to the people and pets in our care; equal parts explorer and adventurer, Iz’s happy place outside of work is out enjoying nature and wildlife as well as customs and cultures both close to home and around the world.

SUPERPOWERS
Iz’s commitment to our team and the people and pets in our care runs deep. We see it in how she connects (all kindness, compassion, and encouragement) and the distance she’ll go to see that we’re delivering on our promise of patient-centered care.

WHAT MAKES HER TICK?
Iz cherishes her role in advocating for the health and well–being of her patients and partnering with clients to understand the issues at hand and determine the best course of action for a positive outcome.

CAT PERSON OR DOG PERSON?
Iz secretly wishes she could have renowned naturalist David Attenborough’s job with a side of vet medicine. Animals are awesome. Everything about them. Wild, domestic, big, or small. While Iz shared her world with a beautiful Shepherd, Lab, and Border Collie cross named Boz, she’s equally fond of and fascinated by felines. Currently between pets, Iz enjoys her role as an occasional cat sitter (or is that servant?) and favorite “aunt” to a number of canine companions. Has the best treats. Knows the best trails. Has a great throwing arm.

Other Team Members

Dr. Derek Peters

Dr. Derek Peters

Veterinarian

Dr. Lilla Yan

Dr. Lilla Yan

Veterinarian

Dr Joanna Mcpherson

Dr. Joanna McPherson

Veterinarian

Rita Peters

Rita Peters, CVPM

Managing Partner

Helen Duncan

Helen Duncan, CVPM

Hospital Manager

Dannielle

Dannielle Gauci, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Maureen Haunts

Maureen Haunts, AHT

Veterinary Technician

Liz James

Liz James, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Shaniqua Lowe

Shaniqua Lowe, VT

Veterinary Technician

Alyssa Cope

Alyssa Cope, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Cheryl Marshall

Cheryl Marshall, VT

Veterinary Technician

Stephanie Yurek

Stephanie Yurek, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Kayleigh Kuidersma

Kayleigh Kuindersma

Veterinary Technician

Samantha Sula

Samantha Sula

Veterinary Assistant - Current Veterinary Student

Emily Telizyn

Emily Telizyn

Veterinary Assistant