Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology
519-821-SKIN (7546)

Our Team

Dr. Anthony Yu

BSc, DVM, MS ACVD

Educational Background

Graduated from (Institution, year) and Degrees:

  1. U of Guelph – 1986 – Bachelor of Science
  2. Ontario Veterinary College – 1990 – DVM
  3. Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine – 1995 – Master of Science

Name of Diplomate status (College/Board, Year):
American College of Veterinary Dermatology – 1996

Introductory Information

After finishing a combined Masters and Dermatology residency at Auburn University in Alabama, I started the first private dermatology referral practice in Portland, Oregon. Within my 11 years in Oregon, I dealt with chronic ear, skin and allergic conditions in dogs, cats and horses. I returned to the Ontario Veterinary College as an Associate Professor in Veterinary Dermatology from 2004-2013, and now I am enjoying private referral veterinary dermatology practice in Southwest Ontario, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces for dogs, cats and horses.

I have given Veterinary Dermatology presentations throughout North America, Europe and China. I have authored and guest edited publications in various journals and texts.

My hobbies include horseback riding, skiing, wine tasting and cooking.


Dr. Liz Goodale

DVM, ACVD

Dr. Goodale attended the University of Guelph for Animal Biology before starting veterinary school at the Ontario Veterinary College. In vet school, Dr. Goodale focused in both equine and small animal species. After graduation in 2011, she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and then spent a year working in small animal emergency medicine in London, Ontario prior to beginning her training in dermatology. She completed a 3-year residency at the University of California, Davis from 2013-2016 and then worked as a staff dermatologist at UC Davis for an additional two years. She has recently moved home to Ontario and has joined Yu Veterinary Dermatology at the Guelph Veterinary Specialty Hospital. She has a particular interest in immune mediated diseases and equine dermatology. Outside of dermatology, her interests include hiking, camping, yoga and doing agility with her mixed breed dog, Hugo.


Dr. Andrea Pang

DVM, Practice Manager

Dr. Pang attended the University of Guelph for both her Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. After graduating in 1992, Dr. Pang completed a one year rotating internship in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following the internship, she spent more than a year doing locums, including emergency medicine in the Auburn area. She then moved to Portland, Oregon, where she worked as an associate veterinarian for many years until the move home to Ontario in 2004. In Ontario, she worked as an associate veterinarian part time, mostly doing general surgeries and on contract at the Ontario Veterinary College as an instructor/supervisor for the Wellness Clinic (Community Practice at the Small Animal Clinic), as well as a coach for the Art of Veterinary Medicine student labs for phases I-III.

Dr. Pang is currently the Practice Manager for Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology, which keeps her very busy. You may or may not see her when you visit the practice, but she loves to see the many pets that come through our doors ! Her time is spent with her family of dogs, cats, horses, 2 girls and 1 husband. She also enjoys food, traveling, downhill skiing, painting and playing music, mostly on her piano but she’s attempting the ukulele currently.


Dr. Laura O' Shaughnessy-Hunter

DVM - Veterinary Dermatology Resident

Dr. Laura O’Shaughnessy-Hunter completed her veterinary degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014. Following this, she practiced as a mixed animal vet on Salt Spring Island in B.C. for a year before returning closer to home, practicing at a small animal hospital outside of Ottawa for 2 years. She then moved to P.E.I. for a rotating small animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College before joining us in September to begin her training as a veterinary dermatology resident at Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology. In her spare time, Dr. O’Shaughnessy-Hunter enjoys yoga, spin, kayaking, sailing, camping and hiking with her two dogs; a 3-year-old Brittany Spaniel, named Kai and an 11-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Melu. Dr. O’Shaughnessy-Hunter is excited to be pursuing her passion of veterinary dermatology and looks forward to meeting all the clients and patients at Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology.


Amanda Adamiak

Head Veterinary Technician, Certified Canine Behaviourist

Amanda has been working as a veterinary technician for over 20 years and has a passion for canine behavior. Amanda is also a member of IVAPM (international veterinary academy for pain management.) A professional member of the IACP (international academy of Canine Professionals) and Level 2 Fear Free Certified.

Amanda has an intimate understanding of what it's like living with an animal that has allergies and how it impacts the entire family and is so honored to be a part of Dr.Yu's team improving the quality of life for animals.

Amanda has also written a book on prevention and first aid for pet owners and teaches a first aid course based on the book.


Tami Packham

Veterinary Assistant

Tami is very passionate veterinary assistant dedicated to the health and well being of animals. Tami's devotion to animal healthcare started as a child growing up on a farm where she was always surrounded by animals. After spending 10 years with the Toronto Equine Hospital as a veterinary assistant and receptionist, Tami made the switch to working with small animal specialists, and currently spends part of her time with Drs. Kim Murphy and Sylvain Bichot at Murphy's Veterinary Surgical Services and the Dermatology Team at Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology. Along with her work at the referral hospital, Tami is also a certified dog trainer enjoying both challenging and rewarding experiences.

Tami is an avid runner, always trying to keep up to her 3 kids and husband. They share their house with Indy a 9 year old Boston Terrier, Teva a 1 year old Golden Retriever and often a foster dog from Boston Terrier Rescue Canada.


Caitlin Moore

RVT

Caitlin graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2016. Prior to this she attended the University of Guelph, and worked as an Emergency and Intensive Care Veterinary Assistant with the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital. Caitlin joined Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology this September, and works at both our Guelph and Oakville locations. Caitlin's hobbies include knitting, baking, and spending time with her two Shepherds, Elsa and Trigger.


Martha Rusk

RVT

Martha has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. A part time job as an assistant in a small general practice sparked her interest. Martha realized that a career in the veterinary profession was to be her passion. After passing the national board to become a registered veterinary technician, she worked in general practice for 7 years. Martha then found her way into emergency and referral veterinary medicine for the last 14 years. She is excited to be part of Dr. Yu's team.

Martha grew up in a small town western Pennsylvania. She moved to Canada in 2007. Martha shares her life with her husband and 2 children. They share their home with Ginger a cattle dog cross, Maggie a street dog from Taiwan and Princess Chili Saucy Pants a feisty domestic short haired cat.

In her free time, Martha can be found crocheting and collecting yarn!


Sarah Brown

RVT

Sarah joins The Derm Team as a Registered Veterinary Technician and is excited to be a part of helping pets live a more comfortable life. Sarah's experience comes from working 21 years in a mixed animal practice, after graduating from Ridgetown College in 1997. Sarah, her husband and son share their home with their furry, feathered and finned family.


Jennie Tait

AHT RVT VTS (Dermatology)

Jennie has over 30 years’ experience working in the veterinary field and graduated as an Animal Health Technician in 1986. She worked in private practice 3 years then moved to working at the Ontario Veterinary College in 1989, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician at the first seating of the registration exam in 1990.

Over 24 years at OVC saw her working in Large Animal Surgery, third year Surgical Exercises, Ophthalmology, and finally settling in as the dermatology service technician, assisting with the instruction of final year students, in 2000. Over the years, Jennie’s dedication has been recognized several times over and she has the distinction of being the first non-faculty member of the OVC community, to be an honorary class president.

When the college decided to close the dermatology service at OVC, Jennie was able to retire, but she quickly team up, once again, with Dr. Yu and Dr. Pye, here at Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology.

Jennie is currently a member of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, The Canadian Association of Animal Health Technologists, The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, and is on the organizing committee of the Academy of Dermatology Veterinary Technicians.

She shares her life with her husband, their two children, and a retired teaching dog named Tracker. In her spare time, Jennie enjoys hiking, painting and the adventures of family life.