Dr. Lilla Yan

Veterinarian

Dr. Lilla Yan

Animal biology and the internal workings of living beings fascinated Lilla from early childhood. By middle school, she was already feeling the call to medicine. And for someone whose capability and interests appear to have no bounds, it’s not surprising that she wouldn’t end up limiting herself to one species or one area of medicine.

Lilla’s early career saw her working with exotic species before cats and dogs became her focus. She’s worked in Kingston and the GTA in general practice and emergency referral centres. Lilla has a keen interest in evolving technologies and has pursued specialized training in laparoscopic surgery and ultrasonography (abdominal and cardiac). She’s been at the forefront of establishing invaluable services at SOVH.

Why SOVH? “I’ve worked with this talented team for the last 10 years. They’re really my second family, and I’m thrilled to join them at SOVH. We have a shared record of supporting each other to deliver the highest standards of veterinary medicine. I look forward to continuing to do that together in a brand-new facility designed to optimize patient care.” LY

VETERINARY TRAINING
Ontario Veterinary College (2010); laparoscopic surgery (Center for the Advancement of Rigid Laparoscopy; Denver, Colorado); abdominal and cardiac ultrasonography; Fear Free® certified

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Minimally invasive surgery, emergency medicine, ultrasonography

PASSIONS
Helping people and their pets in any way she can brings Lilla joy; at home, joy comes from her role as chef and bus driver to her kids and watching them grow and thrive.

SUPERPOWERS
A skilled and adaptable surgeon who embraces the latest techniques and tools (e.g., laparoscopy) to achieve the best possible outcomes; Lilla’s gifts as a quick-thinking multi-tasker also shine in emergency medicine.

WHAT MAKES HER TICK?
Lilla thrives on the fast-paced demands of emergency medicine and critical care as well as the more complex challenges of internal medicine in general practice. She finds making a difference in a moment of crisis and turning sickness into health an especially rewarding part of her day.

CAT PERSON OR DOG PERSON?
Lilla grew up with cats; Sia, a chatty and sociable Siamese cross, was a particular standout. Then came Rusty, a golden retriever cross with a distinguished, gentle manner and a complicated medical history. Following in his paws, came his polar opposite – Goldendoodle Milo, all mischief and mayhem. Lilla hasn’t a favorite in the cat and dog contest. Every animal brings unique challenges and pleasures to her working day.

Other Team Members

Dr. Derek Peters

Dr. Derek Peters

Veterinarian

Dr. Iz Jakubowski

Dr. Iz Jakubowski

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