Our team of dedicated vets in Markham as well as our entire office staff works hard to ensure your pet is well taken care of. Continue reading to learn more about our friendly and caring team.
Dr. Danny DeRose
Dr. Danny DeRose knew he wanted to be a vet at 12 years old when he first brought his cat, Mickey, to see the vet. He saw the care and compassion the veterinarian showed him and Mickey, and for several years after that volunteered and shadowed at various animal hospitals. Dr. DeRose proudly graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006. He worked as an associate in small animal practices in Richmond Hill and Markham as well as a busy emergency clinic on the weekend for 3 years. In 2009 he opened Cachet Village Animal Hospital in Markham, where he could provide the high level of medicine and service he strived for.
Dr. DeRose is a resident of the American Veterinary Dental College and is enrolled in a part-time training program to become a veterinary dental specialist. He is pursuing his training while also continuing his duties as head veterinarian and practice owner here at the hospital.
Dr. DeRose lives in Stouffville with his wife, along with their Brussels Griffon and four cats. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family and is an avid runner -- he ran his first marathon in the fall of 2016.
Dr. Carol Wu
Dr. Carol Wu spent her childhood eagerly awaiting the monthly arrival of her animal Zoobook magazines - although she always gave the ones that focused on insects and spiders to her father. After graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine National Taiwan University in 2008, she then achieved accreditation and became licensed to practice in North America. She has had the opportunity to practice in both Maryland, USA, and in the Greater Toronto Area. Grateful to be part of the fascinating field of veterinary medicine, Dr. Wu is excited to work with clients as a team to provide the best quality service and care for their furry family members. Dr. Wu is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Dr. Carmen Chu
Dr. Carmen Chu has always had a calling to be a veterinarian since she was young growing up in Whitby, Ontario.
After studying at the University of Toronto, where she majored in Animal Physiology and Zoology, she attended the Ontario Veterinary College. While in veterinary school she participated in the Global Vets program in East Africa, where she spent time at a spay-and-neuter clinic and worked alongside a wildlife veterinarian. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, particularly neurology and wildlife medicine.
In her spare time she enjoys baking, traveling and spending time with her Shih Tzu, Angel.
Dr. Chu is thrilled to join the wonderful team at Cachet Village Animal Hospital.
Linda, Office Manager
Linda has worked in the veterinary field for the past 15 years. Growing up, Linda always had pets and a great love of animals. She worked for the TTC for 11 years before becoming a stay at home mom for her 2 children.
Linda began working with animals again in 2001 and joined Cachet Village Animal Hospital in 2009 when we opened. At home Linda has a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chelsea and 2 cats, Max and Coal.
Laura comes to us with 6 years of experience in the veterinary field. Laura graduated from the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in 2008 as a veterinary technician but found her passion was working closely with clients and their pets as a receptionist. Laura shares her home with her boyfriend and her cat, Pepe, who she rescued from an animal shelter.
The newest addition to our team, Emily brings over 4 years of experience working in the veterinary field with her. She is currently studying Animal Biology at the University of Guelph and is hoping to apply to the Ontario Veterinary College in the coming year. She has always had a love for animals, in her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, badminton and playing with her Maltese, Cookiee.
Emily is also fluent in Cantonese.
Tracy has over 4 years of experience working in the veterinary field and over 5 years of experience as a customer service representative. She recently graduated from University of Toronto, where she majored in Animal Physiology, and is currently studying at University of Guelph. She has a huge passion for animals, whether big or small and will be applying to the Ontario Veterinary College in the upcoming year.
In her spare time she enjoys playing with her Cheagle, Willow and her rabbit, Chloe.
Tracy is also fluent in Cantonese.
Amber, Registered Veterinary Technician
Amber graduated from Seneca College in 2006 and has been with Cachet Village Animal Hospital since opening in 2009. While she enjoys all aspects of working as a veterinary technician she has a special interest in animal nutrition and client education. She shares her home with her husband and their 2 Brussels Griffons, Mozzie and Elfie and 5 rescued cats.
Sandra, Registered Veterinary Technician
Sandra graduated from Seneca College in 2012 and began working with us right away. Working with animals has always been a dream of hers and her compassion for animals shows in her care for them. Sandra enjoys dance in her spare time and shares her home with her Toy Poodle, Coco.
Sandra is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Jason, Animal Care Assistant
Jason has been with us since 2010 and is an aspiring veterinarian. He recently graduated from the Arts & Science program at McMaster University, where he was the lifestyle editor of the university newspaper. He has interned at the Toronto Wildlife Centre and volunteered at the OSPCA. In his spare time he enjoys trying new restaurants, shopping, and playing tennis.
Jason is also fluent in Cantonese.
Kitty, Animal Care Assistant
Kitty has been volunteering with us for the last 2 years and has a huge passion for animals. She is currently in high school and will be attending the University of Guelph next year in hopes of eventually applying to the Ontario Veterinary College.