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

Our Team

Dr. Anthony Yu


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. Charlie Pye

BSc, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVD

Educational Background

Graduated from (Institution, year) and Degrees:

  1. University of Prince Edward Island – 2008 – Bachelor of Science
  2. Atlantic Veterinary College – 2009 – DVM
  3. University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College – 2013 – Doctor of Veterinary Science

Name of Diplomate status (College/Board, Year):
American College of Veterinary Dermatology – 2013

Introductory Information

Dr Charlie Pye grew up outside of London, England and moved to Prince Edward Island, which she now calls home, at the age of eighteen. There she attended the University of Prince Edward Island where she completed a three-year bachelor of science undergraduate degree majoring in Biology. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College, PEI. She then moved to Saskatoon to complete a one-year rotating internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her internship she travelled back across the country for a Dermatology Residency at the Ontario Veterinary College. While at OVC, she also completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Science degree specializing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial biofilms.

After completing her residency she began working at Guelph Veterinary Speciality Hospital with the rest of the dermatology team. She also continues to travel “back home” to teach the veterinary students at the Atlantic Veterinary College a few times a year.

In her spare time she enjoys teaching Zumba, reading, camping and spending time with her three cats and 2 terriers!

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.)

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.

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.

Dr. Jay Korbelik

BVSc (Hons) - Veterinary Dermatology Resident

Dr. Jay Korbelik grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He completed his veterinary degree in Brisbane, Australia, where he developed a love for SCUBA diving and marine ecology. Upon his return to Canada, Dr. Korbelik completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. During an externship, Dr. Korbelik developed a keen interest in Veterinary Dermatology. He returned to Vancouver, where he worked as a general veterinary practitioner for five years. He is excited to further his education as a Veterinary Dermatology Resident with the Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology Group ! In his spare time, Dr. Korbelik enjoys sailing, downhill skiing and fencing.