Dr. Peter Terp
Dr. Terp grew up in North York and his parents still reside in his childhood home. Of Danish descent, he is a fluent Danish speaker. Dr. Terp knew from an early age he wanted to become a veterinarian. He says he always felt a connection with animals. In fact, as a child he rode his bike to the library every week and took out “the maximum number of books possible” and eventually read every animal related book in his local library.
After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College, Dr. Terp travelled east to the Maritimes and worked with pets and race horses before returning to Toronto 2 years later. Over the following years he worked in over 30 small animal practices as an associate veterinarian and as a locum, further developing his medical and surgical skills. Dr. Terp was hired as an associate veterinarian at Renforth in 2002. Dr. Lixfeld, RVC’s founder, and Dr. Terp worked together for 3 years before Dr. Lixfeld sold the practice to Dr. Terp and retired in 2005. Dr. Terp and the team at RVC are committed to carrying on the compassionate care practice philosophy instituted by Dr. Lixfeld, while implementing relevant current medical technologies. Dr. Terp is an avid golfer, skier and angler; he says he can’t get enough of any of them.
Dr. Gigi Zeitoun
Dr. Gigi Zeitoun studied veterinary medicine at Cairo University in Egypt and graduated in 2001. In 2007 she graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College’s Veterinary Skills, Training & Enhancement Program (VSTEP) and became licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario. Where after she worked in various small animal and emergency practices throughout Ontario and British Columbia.Growing up in Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Gigi says the five Siamese cats she cared for in her childhood served as her inspiration to become a veterinarian though upon meeting her it quickly becomes apparent that she was meant for veterinary medicine from the beginning.
Dr. Zeitoun’s approach to veterinary medicine involves thorough consideration and complete respect for her patients and, of course, their owners. Her kind and gentle approach is supported by a seemingly intuitive awareness of her patient’s needs, both physical and emotional. Open, honest communication and ensuring pet owners are actively involved in all aspect of their pets’ care are critical elements of her practice philosophy. Passionate about virtually all aspects of companion veterinary medicine, Dr. Zeitoun lists preventive medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery among her favourites. Dr. Zeitoun says she loves RVC’s collaborative approach to the care of all of our patients and appreciates the opportunity to benefit from the many collective years of experience of Drs. Terp, White and Daicos. In turn, Dr. Zeitoun’s knowledge and understanding of the latest concepts and newer ideas in veterinary medicine is a tremendous asset to our entire team.
Dr. Gigi’s interests include travel, meditation, singing in different cantatas and choirs and, our favourite, baking! She spoils us with her world-class baklava among many other positively divine treats.
Dr. May Daicos
Dr. Daicos says she can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to become a veterinarian. She remembers often being in trouble with her parents for constantly bringing home stray animals in need of care. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1995, after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. Over the past 20 years she has worked at a number of small animal practices in the GTA. Dr. Daicos joined Renforth’s team in 2007.
Dr. Daicos’s experience, flexibility and cheerful disposition make her a true asset at our hospital. Her clinical interests include internal medicine and dermatology.
Dr. Daicos lives with her husband and 2 young children in Richmond Hill.
Dr. Pam White
Dr. Pam White came by veterinary medicine very honestly – she was practically raised in her father’s veterinary clinic! She grew up in Simcoe, Ontario where her father owned a mixed practice hospital. Her passion for animals, scientific nature and her family history made a veterinary career a natural choice. Dr. White graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1986.
After graduating Dr. White worked at her father’s practice as an associate vet for 15 years. Thereafter she worked at various clinics and moved to the Mississauga area in 2008 and joined the Renforth team in 2009. Dr. White lives with her 2 cats Lillian (a beautiful Siamese cross) and Mimi (a cute brown tabby). Lillian is 16 years old and slowing down, but still enjoying life and Mimi is still a cute and fun kitty at the age of 8.
Dr. White’s extensive knowledge and clinical experience make her a trusted associate at Renforth. Her meticulous nature ensures that everyone at RVC stays up to date on important news and advancements in veterinary medicine. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, endocrinology and neurology.
Dr. White says she is interested in just about everything! Her main interests are nature watching (including birding, whale watching, astronomy, weather, geology, etc), the arts and travel. She enjoys visiting art galleries, attending operas and symphonies. Favourite travel destinations include Paris, France and Atlantic Canada.