Our Care Team

Terri Brooks
Practice Manager

Biography coming soon!


Surgeons

Dr. Sylvain Bichot
DVM, MSc., DVSc., Dip ACVS-SA

Dr. Bichot graduated in Toulouse (France) in 2003. He completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) in 2004.

After working in private practice in France, Dr. Bichot returned to Canada where he completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery and a DVSc at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2011.

Dr. Bichot has a strong background in anatomy and biomechanics. During his residency, Dr. Bichot’s research focused on biomechanical evaluation of surgical implants. Dr. Bichot is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. After completing his boards, he worked as a Faculty Surgeon at the OVC (University of Guelph). He has also completed a Masters of Science about osteoarthritis.

When not at the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Dr. Bichot enjoys spending time with his wife, their three children and their dog, Stanley.

Dr. Krista Halling
DVM, Dip ACVS, CCRP

Dr. Halling graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998, receiving graduation awards for academic achievement and leadership. After receiving her D.V.M. degree, she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University, followed by a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Halling achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003.

She was an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College from 2002 until joining the surgical service of our hospital in 2006.

Dr. Halling’s additional qualifications include a certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and advanced experience in external fixation and correction of angular limb deformities in dogs.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Halling is also a certified Professional Bicycle Mechanic.


Technicians

Tanya Vickers
RVT

Tanya graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Seneca College in 1995 and passed her registration exam the same year. After graduation, she started working in regular practice and joined the surgery service at Mississauga Oakville in 2006, working closely with board certified anesthetists to further her knowledge in safe anesthetic practices and pain management of surgical cases.

She also accompanies Dr. Murphy on the mobile service, providing one on one anesthetic monitoring and care for our “on the road” cases. When not at Murphy Veterinary Surgery Services or on Mobile, she stays busy with her family that consists of a husband, three children, two dogs, three cats and Nigerian Dwarfs goats. Look for her youngest child at the various farm fairs where she enjoys showing the goats.

Adam Argenti
RVT

Adam graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in 2008.  He has worked in Large and Small Animal surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and then spent several years in Prince Edward Island working at the Atlantic Veterinary College Veterinary Teaching Hospital in a large number of roles, caring for Small and Large animals.

Adam's main interests in veterinary medicine are surgery, and emergency and critical care in both companion and large animals.  Outside of work Adam enjoys a wide variety of activities including gardening, cooking, horse back riding and creating stained glass artwork.  He shares his home with two Siamese: Lily and Violet, a Gray Tabby named Toby, and Molly Malone and Duke his two Newfoundland dogs.

Emily Glover

Emily graduated from the Northern College of Applied Art and Technology in 2013 and passed her registration exam the same year. She then went on to complete the WIldlife Rehabilitation Technologist program in 2014. Emily grew up in Waterloo, Ontario but spent 5 years working at a specialty practice in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.

Her main areas of interest are anesthesia and emergency and critical care as well as wildlife medicine. At home, Emily has two cats: Alaska and Princess. In her spare time Emily likes to hike, swim, read, play board games, and spend time with her nieces and nephews.

Hanna Lee
RVT

Hanna graduated the Veterinary Technology program at Ridgetown College. She is extremely passionate about her profession and attends numerous continuing education seminars. She has a special interest in pain management.

Hanna has a passion for American Eskimo dogs, she shares her home with two rescues: Nook and Kuro. She also has a Maltese mix named ‘T.P’, and an adorably hilarious Jack Russell, ‘Phil’, who was adopted from the Veterinary Technician program after her first year at Ridgetown. She also stays busy with her 7 cats, Leonard & Matilda (both from the Ridgetown program), Max, Nana, Pumbaa, Leo, and Skid. Hanna loves visiting the dog park with her dogs.


Support Staff

Jodi Laferla
Customer Service Representative

I’ve been working in the veterinary field of Emergency and ICU care for the last 11 years as an animal care attendant at Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital where I continue to work part-time. I also help out with IFAW spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in the northern Cree communities of Quebec.

I enjoy spending time with my family on our hiking and camping adventures with our 9 yr old dog Junior.