Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Simcoe Street North Animal Hospital in Oshawa! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 905-571-3009 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr Baljinder Makowal

DVM, Practice Owner

Dr Makowal graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. To gain his Veterinary Clinical experience, he attended Iowa State University in Ames. Dr Makowal has gained extensive experience in small animal medicine, surgical and emergency care in Michigan and Ontario. On April 1, 2005, Dr Makowal became the new owner of Simcoe Street North Veterinary Clinic. Dr Makowal served as a Board member for the HSDR for 7 years. The practice has grown from just over 2000 pets too approximately 7500. He is married with 3 children, and spends time with his Boxer mix "Riley".

Dr. Raj Malhi

DVM; Veterinarian

Dr. Malhi did his graduation in Bachelor of Veterinary & Animal Sciences from GADVASU in 2010. After graduation he started working in Government hospital and worked for 10 years in mixed animal practice. During his practice he developed a special interest working with small animals, so he decided to move to Canada in 2020. He has been working with Simcoe Street North Animal Hospital since September 2020.

When not in clinic he enjoys travelling, listening to music, reading books and spending time with his wife and family.

Amanda Edge (Mat Leave)

Office Manager

Amanda graduated from the Veterinarian Assistant program at Durham College in 2010. She joined Simcoe Street North Animal Hospital in 2010. Amanda can be found in the reception area, greeting you upon arrival, but you will find her also assisting the veterinarians with your furry family members. Amanda spends her free time with her toddler and husband; as well as her adorable feline family member 'Zelda'.

Paige Neira

Supervisor / Technician

Paige joined the Simcoe Street North Animal Hospital in May of 2018. Paige has been working in the animal field since 2010. In those years, Paige worked at the Humane Society of Durham Region where she completed 3 Animal Behaviour courses. Paige moved to Alberta in September 2016 to February 2018 where she continued working at a Veterinary Clinic there until she joined our team at Simcoe Street North Animal Hospital. Paige has a very special gift with dogs; any size, the larger the better and she handles them very well. Paige lives with her 2 rambunctious dogs Millie and Arie, Millie is a Albino Boxer and Arie is an American Bulldog, She also owns a Maine Coon / Russian Blue mixed with the handsome name of Hamish and if that was not enough she has two red eyed Tree Frogs (Ben & Jerry), a Banana Ball Python named Carl and a spicy Hognose Snake named Hector.

Skye Carter

Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant

Skye graduated from the Animal Care Program at Durham College in 2020, she joined our team at Simcoe Street North Animal Hospital in June of 2021. Skye can be found in the reception area, greeting you and your beloved pets upon arrival, you will also find her assisting the veterinarian. Skye is very open minded and loves all animals, it doesn't matter the shape or size. She has a lot of knowledge regarding exotics as she does have a few of her own at home. She also has a Beagle X named Spooky that she cherishes very much as well as her Cane Corso X named Yoshi.

Tristan Budarick

Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant

Tristan is the newest member of our team, she joined us in July 2022. You can find her greeting our guests at the reception desk, or assisting the veterinarians with your furry family. Tristan has always had a passion for animals, growing up on her family’s farm, as well as working at a rescue/rehabilitation farm, where she gained experience working with all kinds of animals. When she’s not at the clinic, she is spending time with her dog Stella, a chocolate merle poodle (nicknamed “Noodles”) or going out with friends.