Dr. Andrzej Olender


Dr. Andrzej Olender graduated in 1990 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He opened his small animal and equine mobile practice on March Road in 1991. Soon after, in 1994, he acquired the Dunrobin Veterinary Clinic. “Dr. O.”, his wife and four children have lived in North Kanata since the early 1990s. They share their home with two cats named Vegetable and Zelda. Why Vegetable? Well, she was found at a local grocery store in the produce department, hence her name. After being brought to the March Road Veterinary Hospital, Veggie was adopted by the family. In his spare time, Dr. O. likes to spend time in his family’s garden (it’s a big garden!), downhill skiing, and learning new languages. Although Dr. O. has special interests in many aspects of veterinary medicine, his main focus is in surgery, ultrasound, and dentistry. He is one of the few veterinarians in Ottawa repairing cruciate ligaments with TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) surgery and various extra-capsular techniques, like the Arthrex TightRope, the SwiveLock Knottless techniques, and the Arthrex Corkscrew and FASTak techniques. Dr. O enjoys mentoring new veterinarians and students and insists on continuing education.

Dr. Robert Olender


Dr. Robert Olender graduated with distinction from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2017 after completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. Robert was born and raised in Kanata and was thrilled to return to the family practice after graduation. He has worked at the March Road and Dunrobin hospitals since he was young, wearing several different hats working as a kennel assistant, receptionist, and taking many responsibilities of a technician. Apart from his coveted puppy/kitten appointments, Robert has a keen interest in dermatology, surgery, and preventative medicine. Robert enjoys hockey, fishing, travelling, and manages to make the odd quilt in his spare time.

Dr. Oleksandra Svorak


Oleksandra is originally from Ukraine, where she studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. She came to Canada in 2018 and completed the Veterinary Technician program at Algonquin College, graduating with distinction. In 2023, Oleksandra successfully acquired her full veterinary license. She has always cared for animals for as long as she can remember and it turned into a passion for veterinary medicine. Oleksandra has a keen interest in surgery, diagnostic imaging and pocket pet medicine. At home, she has a 25 year old tortoise named Yulya and a small rabbit named Masia. In her free time, Oleksandra enjoys traveling, hiking, skating, reading books, and spending time with her family.

Veterinary Technicians & Assistants

Lori Ann

Veterinary Technician

Lori Ann fell in love with animals before she could walk, in fact she learned to walk chasing a dog. She graduated from Algonquin College in 2019 to become an RVT and has loved working in the field ever since. Her focus has been in small animal surgery and she has honed her skills in all aspects of the veterinary field. She has a beautiful Golden Retriever and she hopes to get more puppies in the future to grow her pack. Outside of work, she loves to sing, travel, play volleyball, read, and play with her fur baby.


Veterinary Technician

Nathalia completed her veterinary degree at Universidade Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2010 and worked as a small animal veterinarian. She moved to Canada in 2018 and has been working as a veterinary technician ever since. After settling in, Nathalia has been working on acquiring her full Canadian veterinary license. In her free time, she likes to travel, camp, read, and spend time with her dogs Leo and Guillermo, as well as her cat Woolysocks.


Veterinary Technician

Katie grew up in a small town in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on a cattle and crop farm. She has had a love for dogs, horses, cows, and cats from the very beginning. She grew up playing volleyball, rugby and figure skating. She also participated in many animal related activities including show jumping, barrel racing and participated in her local 4-H club.

She graduated the Veterinary Technician program at Lakeland College in 2017 and has been working as an RVT ever since. Katie has worked in mixed animal and small animal practices across Canada and recently moved to Ottawa with her Fiance Brett. She enjoys running, rock climbing with her friends, and hiking as often as she can. Katie is looking forward to getting a pyredoodle puppy just like her parents had on their farm back home.


Veterinary Assistant

Cameron grew up on a a cattle farm in Dunrobin. She has a labradoodle, miniature bull dog, and a goat named Gerald. Cameron enjoys riding horses, and spending time with her family.


Veterinary Assistant

Currently on maternity leave.


Veterinary Assistant

Bryanna has always had a love for both the medical field and animals. Combining the two and working as a veterinary assistant, this has sparked an incomparable passion. Honing her skills in an Emergency Department and ICU for 3 years, Bryanna has found her home at March Road Veterinary Hospital. She is a superstar mother to two beautiful tiny humans and two lovable ferrets. When Bryanna is not working along side our veterinarians and technicians, she is helping the clients and patients on reception. Her looks may be deceiving, but Bryanna has a heart of gold and loves caring for everyone’s beloved companions.


Veterinary Assistant

Tarah graduated from Algonquin College with her diploma in Early Childhood Education. After working in the childcare field for over 10 years, she joined our team in 2020. She uses her patience and caring personality working as both a CSR and Veterinary Assistant along side our veterinary staff. Day to day, you can find Tarah answering your phone calls or providing your pet with excellent loving care. She has a sweet fluffy dog named Pippin, who fills her heart and home with love. When not in the clinic, Tarah enjoys baking , creating art projects, or caring for her family and plants in her home.

Client Service Representatives


Client Service Manager

Jillian has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. After working in the banking industry for over 20 years, Jillian decided to follow this passion and become educated and experienced in the veterinary field. As our Client Services Manager, she understands the human-animal bond and does her best to help pet owners through concerning and heartbreaking moments. In her time off, Jillian loves biking around the city, indulging her love of rare plants, and spending time with her family and friends. She shares her home with one mischievous orange cat named Bernsie.


Client Service Representative

Maya joined the team in 2017. She has a love for science and is currently studying Biological Foundations in Cognitive Science at Carlton University. She has a love for all animals and has an Australian Shepherd named Kevin and a cat named Piglet.


Client Service Representative

Natalia joined our team in August, 2023. Love for animals brought her to working at a dairy farm and then to our hospital. She shares her home with her goofy orange cats Fluff and Spicy and the shelf full of books.




Tobie decided to combine her knowledge of business practices with her life-long passion for animals after several years in the high-tech industry. She joined the team as a CSR/VA in 2007 after graduating from the VA program at Algonquin College. Tobie quickly moved into a managerial role overseeing the day-to-day operations of the practices. She enjoys spending her free time on her little hobby farm with her husband, two dogs, two cats and her horse.