About Toronto Integrative Animal Health

We are passionate about integrative care


To provide evidence-informed sustainable whole-life care


Be a centre of excellence for integrative veterinary medicine


Cooperation, Collaboration, Consensus, Communication; Sustainability; Inclusiveness; One Health for People, Pets, and Planet

Since Dr. Sherebrin’s purchase of Dufferin Animal Hospital, her team has been hard at work transforming it into Toronto Integrative Animal Health. Check back often for renovation plans and pictures of our beautiful new spaces.   

…in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength. ~ Maya Angelou

Toronto Integrative Animal Health is energised every day by a naturally diverse group of people. Our staff come together to provide outstanding integrative health care for pets.  TIAH’s veterinary team members and their families include those with many generations in Canada and first-generation newcomers. We speak a total of eight different languages. We are allies to, and enriched by, our clients, friends, and family members with diverse backgrounds and orientations. We come together and empower each other to shine brightly every day.

“A lot of different flowers make a bouquet” ~ Islamic Proverb

We accept and love them all.

There are 360 different dog breeds and 100 different cat breeds.


Meet Our Team

Dr. Rona Sherebrin, DVM, CVA, FACVBM

Dr. Rona Sherebrin, Owner and Founder of TIAH has been a veterinarian for over 30 years, and practicing Integrative Medicine for over 20 years. She has been a certified veterinary acupuncturist since 2005, Regenerative Medicine (Vet-Stem) practitioner since 2008, and practices both Eastern and Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Tui-Na Medical Massage, Holistic Nutrition, Holistic Oncology, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Integrative Parasite Prevention.

Dr. Sherebrin lectures to veterinarians, herbalists, and the public on Integrative Medicine and herbal therapy. She is currently active on the executive boards of the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine. She is a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association (Botanical Medicine editor). She recently became a Fellow of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (FACVBM).
When not in the clinic, you can find her walking her yellow lab through the woods, backcountry canoe camping, and hiking up mountains, preferably next to oceans, in places with delicious food to be found nearby.

Dr Kneebone, veterinarian with dog
Dr Cindy Kneebone, DVM

Dr. Kneebone decided to pursue a career in Veterinary medicine upon completion of an Herbalist diploma in 1974. She received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1981. Turning her focus towards natural medicine, she obtained a diploma in Homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy in 1997. In 1998, she obtained a diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Huang Di College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Kneebone completed a diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture at the Michener Institute in 2000. She is certified with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Dr. Kneebone has been practicing integrative care since 1998. She focuses on natural medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and general surgery. Dr. Kneebone attends seminars and conferences as part of her ongoing pursuit of natural medicine.

Dr Alvin Liu, DVM

Dr. Alvin Liu graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1977, then traveled to Canada’s East Coast where he worked in Halifax for a year. On his return to Ontario, he worked at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic for a year then purchased the Dufferin Animal Hospital and has been taking care of many generations of pets in the Fairbanks neighbourhood over the past 43 years.
Between 1981 and 1991 he also established and ran Roncesvalles Animal Hospital. 

Dr. Liu handed the reins of ownership of Dufferin Animal Hospital (now Toronto Integrative Animal Health) to Dr. Sherebrin in September 2023 and retired in January 2024. He is now enjoying more leisure and family time! 

Our Patient and Customer Care Team


Charlene has been building relationships and assisting with treating pets at our practice for over 30 years. She enjoys making a positive impact on your pet’s health and taking the time to talk to pet parents about how they can help enhance their pet’s lives. She got an early start in the veterinary field comforting pets at the local shelter when she was just 7 years old.

She has 3 dogs, each lovingly described as either nutty or crazy, including an American Bulldog that’s as big as a horse (but thinks it’s a lap dog) and a Pomsky (yes, a Pomeranian x Husky) that does zoomies! 

In her spare time, Charlene enjoys exciting activities with friends and family, especially restaurants and has recently conquered a 5K foam fest!


Victoria has been a part of our team for over 10 years. She’s somehow concurrently been able to fit in as a co-op student, graduate with an Honors Biology degree and is also applying to vet school!

Victoria is passionate about feline medicine and using diagnostics to help solve complex medical issues. She has a special touch with pets and enjoys teaching pet parents how to help their pets enjoy long happy lives.

She has 3 loving and “spicey” cats and provided a warm extended vacation home for our clinic cat, Lilly. Victoria enjoys sightseeing and long drives with friends and family, as well as movie theatres and vegan restaurants.


As a young child, Kelly had a passion for caring for pets, injured wildlife and the animals on her family farm back in Portugal. Her passion brought her to our practice where she enjoys talking to clients about petcare and getting to know all the personalities of their pets.

She has a cat, Bean, who, although is sometimes stand-offish, certainly has her sweet moments. She also has a charming pug named Rico who loves to give kisses. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys special time with friends at restaurants, playing video games and walks in search of special landscapes. Kelly is fluent in Portuguese.

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