Meet the Team

Dr. Michael Mogavero

Michael Mogavero was born and raised in Toronto. During high school he worked as a standardbred groom at Greenwood Raceway. He went on to earn his trainers and drivers license. Once accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College the horse racing career was placed on hold. Upon graduation in 1981 he set up an equine practice at Flamboro Downs Raceway. In 1985 he opened the Wilson St Veterinary Clinic in Ancaster and combined his horse practice with companion animals. In 1997 he purchased the West Park Animal Hospital from Dr. John Morton. Over the next couple of years he weaned himself away from the horses and by 1997 he was doing companion animals almost exclusively. In 1997 he purchased the Mohawk Animal Clinic from its founder Dr. Wayne Gerrie. The Downtown Animal Hospital was open by him in 2004 followed in 2012 by the Main St. West Animal Hospital.

Dr Michael is the proud father of two grown children David and Carlee. He has served on the board of directors of the Hamilton Burlington SPCA for many years, the last two as Chairman. He has also served as a Councillor at the College of Veterinarians on the Registration, Complaints and Discipline Committees.

In his spare time he enjoys golf and hockey as well as caring for the thoroughbred horses and Limousine cattle on the small farm in Copetown that he shares with his partner Sherry and 14 year old Schnoodle Remy.  

He is pictured here with long time mascot of the Wilson St. Veterinary Clinic, Cosmo who passed away February 2014. He is missed.


Oana Poleacov

Animal Care Attendant

Oana was born in Romania and came to Canada in 2002. She graduated from the Electronics and Telecommunication University in 1996. Oana has always had pets in her life and learned a lot about their needs and how to make them happy. She joined the West Park Animal Hospital Team in August 2007 and resides in Hamilton with her husband and four feline children. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities: walking, biking, playing tennis, and rollerblading.