Dr. Emerald Saldanha

Dr. Emerald Saldanha

Ontario Veterinary College 2016

Hi, my name is Dr. Emerald Saldanha. I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. I joined Dr. Rosely after working in clinics as far away as Kingston, Ontario. I moved back to Mississauga, my hometown, for the birth of my nephew. He surprises me with how fast he is growing and I don’t want to miss a thing! I’m very glad I get to work with a fantastic team closer to my friends and family.

I enjoy educating my clients about ways to keep our pets healthy and happy. I have an interest in avian and exotic medicine, behaviour, dentistry and surgery, and anything that will enhance everyday life for our companion pets. It is always rewarding to see happy pets and their families!

When I am not at Avonlea Animal Hospital, you can find me playing with my nephew, spending time with my family dog, Pingu the Chihuahua, reading or learning a new song on my ukulele.

I look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!

Temporary Closure of Hollybank and Modified Hours at Avonlea


To Our Valued Clients,

Our top priority is to provide exceptional care to our patients while safeguarding our staff and our community. At this time, we are temporarily closing our Milton location, Hollybank Animal Hospital, and we will be modifying our business hours at our Mississauga location, Avonlea Animal Hospital, where we remain available to see you and your pets for essential veterinary health care services.

This is a precautionary measure and there has been NO KNOWN COVID-19 EXPOSURE. Dr. Rosely has developed a mild fever and we have elected to have the staff which recently worked closely with her to also self-isolate for 14 days as a preventative measure.

Hollybank Animal Hospital will be closed effective this evening, March 31, 2020 at 7:00pm for 14 days. We will reopen April 15th, 2020 at 8:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our Mississauga location, Avonlea Animal Hospital, will remain open during this period to continue to service our clients and patients. Our staff will be contacting you to reschedule any appointments or procedures that were scheduled during this period.

Our hours of operation at Avonlea Animal Hospital for the next 14 days will be as follows:

·       Monday: 9a-5p

·       Tuesday: 10a-6p

·       Wednesday: 9a-5p

·       Thursday: 10a-6p

·       Friday: 9a-5p

·       Saturday and Sunday: closed

We trust that you will understand our cautious approach to this matter and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Call us at 905-785-6966 if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment.


Don Cocca

Hospital Administrator