Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Highland Creek Animal Clinic in Toronto! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 416-282-9697 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Stephen Watts


Having grown up with a variety of pets, Dr. Watts knew from an early age that he wanted to work with animals. After obtaining his D.V.M. in 1988, he went on to complete his M.Sc. (Hons.) in Clinical Medicine and Surgery. He successfully ran his own small animal practice for a number of years before coming to Canada where he obtained his Certificate of Qualification in 2006 (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association). Since then, Dr. Watts has worked at several veterinary clinics in Toronto, Peterborough and Oakville before opening Highland Creek Animal Clinic in Scarborough in 2011.

Dr. Watts’ interests include dentistry, surgery, cardiology, internal medicine and pain management. He actively pursues continuing education opportunities in order to keep up to date with his treatment protocols. He is a member of The College of Veterinarians of Ontario, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

Over the years his animal family has included dogs, cats, budgies, finches, hawks, falcons and tropical fish. In 2000 he fulfilled his dream of working with falcons and eagles when he completed a two-month Externship at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Ellen graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan College in 2013 and passed her registration exam shortly after. She joined Highland Creek Animal Clinic in March 2014. At home she enjoys the company of two guinea pigs, Fezziwig and Spinky, a budgie named Marco and a feral cat turned couch potato named Kirby. She was owned by rescue dog, Xavier, for 13 years and plans to adopt more dogs in the future. When not at work, Ellen enjoys relaxing at home with family, going out with friends, taking fitness classes such as Barre or Zumba and practicing restorative yoga.


Veterinary Assistant

Amelia graduated from the Animal Care Program at Durham College in Summer 2017. After several years working as a receptionist, she at last followed her true passion, working with animals. She enjoys spending time with family, her cat, two dogs, and gecko. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to the gym, and watching a good tv series.


Office Manager

Ingrid has an extensive background in office administration. Prior to joining Highland Creek Animal Clinic she worked at a women’s and newcomer’s agency in Toronto. She combines excellent customer service skills with a natural warmth and empathy. Her love for animals began early and some of her happiest memories are of her beloved dogs, Scamp and Cassidy. She enjoys the interaction with cats, dogs and their families at the clinic. In her spare time Ingrid loves to read, cook and spend time with her family.