Dr. Alex

“Dr. Alex” has been a veterinarian for over 29 years. He received a B.Sc. in Biology from McMaster University and subsequently, his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) in 1986. His areas of special interest include Pain Management, Dentistry, Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Dr. Sunarich has also completed certificate courses in Dentistry, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Veterinary Surgery in order to enhance his skills. He is also a keen participant in various Continuing Education programs in order to continuously expand his knowledge of conditions, diagnostic techniques and new treatments. With so many of us feeling like we are ‘just another number’, Dr. Alex has made compassionate, patient listening a cornerstone of his practice. He feels that it is important for pet owners to be able to voice their concerns openly and completely and then works with the ‘pet parents’ to ensure that both pet and ‘pet parent’ receive the care which is needed and which addresses all of the concerns. To Dr. Alex, it is important that clients feel that their concerns are completely understood and properly addressed. Because of this, appointments and consultations may take more time than one might expect, in keeping with the philosophy that a pet owner should never feel rushed or pressured. In his own words; “My life’s work is dedicated to helping pets and their families, to maintaining the highest standards of compassionate medical care so that my patients can live long and happy lives with their families.” Dr. Alex lives and works in the North Toronto neighborhood which he loves, with his wife and two kids, and a black cat named Luna.


Laura brings with her over 20 years of experience in a variety of veterinary clinic settings. Her outgoing personality and love for animals, as well as her considerable knowledge and technical expertise has earned her the position as Office Manager at Orchard Grove Animal Clinic. She continues to excel through ongoing participation in various continuing education programs. She enjoys spending time with her 31 year old (Lola), amazon parrot, and 4 year old (Thelma), shep/husky mix.  Pictured is 6 year old (Hailey), beagle – her 4 legged grandchild.  


Melanie started off as a co-op student in a small animal clinic in downtown Toronto, at the age of 16. Observing the treatment of animals sparked a desire to get into the veterinary technician field. She enjoys building relationships with clients and their pets. Melanie went to school for the Veterinary Technician Program in Windsor, ON, where she lived for 3 years and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician ever since. Her two year old cat named Skye is pictured in the photo. Skye was only 4 weeks old when Melanie took her in.


Kimberly is our receptionist that will brighten your day with her warm smile and bubbly charm.  She brings with her over 26 years experience in the veterinary clinic.  She loves spending time with her family & friends. Especially her 11 year old feline fur-baby Casabella who is always giving lots of hugs and kisses. 


Erica Sunarich has wanted to be a veterinarian since she could talk, and she is looking forward to joining the practice in 2022 as an Associate Veterinarian. Growing up with her father Dr. Alex Sunarich, she has always been surrounded by dogs and cats and knows the clinic like the back of her hand. She loves getting to know everyone and their furry family members during the summers, and cannot wait to be at the clinic full time!