Our Veterinarians

Dr. Leslie Riley

DVM, Owner

Following a life-long love of animals, Leslie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1987. After growing up in Toronto, Leslie’s family moved to York Region in 1982 so that they could keep their horses at home. After working at several small animal clinics, Leslie joined the Golf Glen team in 2000. She felt such a connection to the clients and staff that she became a partner in the practice in 2009 and in June 2014 she took over full ownership of the practice.  Leslie enjoys working both with the pets and their caring owners.

Leslie lives on a 33 acre farm with her husband Dave, a gliding enthusiast, 3 wonderful Quarter Horses – Clancy, Georgia and Chesney, 3 cats –  Spock, Kirk and Lily, and Fizz an Australian Shepherd. Most of Leslie’s spare time is spent riding and showing her Quarter Horses. She has been fortunate to qualify for the AQHA World Championship Show and  earn Superior awards in Showmanship with Clancy and Georgia and Trail with Georgia.  Leslie also enjoys gardening, swimming, and hiking, and thanks to Dave, has also acquired an appreciation for NASCAR.
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Dr. Stefanie Baer

DVM

Dr. Stefanie Baer has known that she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl. Helping pets, and in turn, helping their people, is her goal with every client interaction. Following 2 years of undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, Stefanie obtained her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003 and joined the Golf Glen family in 2007. At Golf Glen, Stefanie sees dogs and cats, and their families, for wellness and sick patient visits. She also attends a variety of continuing education opportunities. Stefanie and her family share their home with Monty, a mixed breed dog, Lola, a chihuahua mix,  Dodger, a Ragdoll cat, and Rosie, a guinea pig. She looks forward to seeing you and your pet soon!

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Dr. Diane Chandler

DVM

Diane developed an interest in medicine at an early age and has had a lifelong love of animals but it wasn’t until she started working at a small animal clinic in Oakville that she put the two together. She earned a diploma and worked as an Animal Health Technician in private clinics and research prior to attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. After graduating in 2004 she spent several years working with a variety of large animals and performance horses before returning to her roots in companion animal practice. Diane first joined the Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic team in 2009 to cover Dr. Baer’s maternity leave and has been back since October 2015. She is pleased to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new ones. When not working Diane spends her time running, rock climbing and renovating her home in Aurora. 

 

 

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Dr. Danielle Redhill

DVM

Danielle has always been surrounded by animals and knew at a very young age that she wanted nothing more than to become a veterinarian.  After 3 years in the undergraduate program at the University of Guelph, she began working as an assistant at veterinary clinics in both Guelph and then Toronto in order to gain experience working closely with animals.  Danielle then returned to Guelph and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002.  Since graduation, Danielle has been practicing full-time in Toronto and commuting from her home in Newmarket where she moved with her family in 2008. She joined the team at Golf Glen in 2016.

Danielle loves all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and also loves the opportunity to work closely with clients. 

Danielle and her partner Patrick have 2 daughters, Lily and Olivia and also share their home with their 3 cats – Parker, Henery Hawk, and Archie and Gigi a Brussels Griffon.  When not at work, Danielle can be usually be found hiking the trails near her home, singing in a choir in downtown Toronto or cheering from the sidelines at one of her daughters’ soccer games.

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Dr. Pamela Baker

DVM

Dr. Baker has been practicing part-time at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic for more than 20 years. She also holds a full-time position as a professor in the Veterinary Technology program at Seneca College, where she teaches clinical pathology (blood work, urinalysis, cytology). This passion for laboratory work has also lead to a successful career as a popular speaker at continuing education conferences in both Canada and the U.S. In spite of this, she never tires of working at the microscope! Not all of Pamela’s time is spent in the lab, however. Dr. Baker also enjoys front office work at the clinic.

She has never found the routine work boring and enjoys the clients and the patients. She often remarks that if, after all these years of practicing, she still thinks the four-legged patients are cute, that is probably never going to change! The academic path to this point in Dr. Baker’s life was not a straight one. She originally studied languages at university with the goal of becoming a translator. During this time, she found her true love was sciences, not languages, and she eventually transferred to biology, completing a Honours B.Sc.

By this time, she had developed an insatiable curiosity for the inner workings of the body, which led to her interest in the veterinary field. Pamela graduated with her DVM from Ontario Veterinary College in 1986, with an award for veterinary parasitology. Many years later, the urge to study hit her again, and in 2008 she returned to her alma mater to complete an intense, one year graduate program in clinical pathology. Since this time she has continued her studies as a part-time student in pathology. Dr. Baker was born in Brantford, Ontario, but has been a proud resident of Aurora for almost 20 years. Pamela enjoys being at home, baking and gardening, but she is also an active member of the Pine Tree Potters Guild and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

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