About Our Hospital

Walkers Line Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Burlington ON area for everything pet related.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  Walkers Line Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.   

Meet Our Veterinarian

Dr. Iftikhar H. Jaffery

Dr. Iftikhar H. Jaffery is the primary veterinarian at Walkers Line Veterinary Hospital and gives his services Monday through Saturday.

Dr. Jaffery completed his DVM in 1996 and Msc(Hon) in clinical medicine and surgery in 1999 and has extensive experience working with small animals and exotic pets.

Before moving to Burlington, he has mainly worked in Los Angeles and New York providing services at Small Animal Hospitals and 24 hour Emergency Hospitals. He started working at Walkers Line Veterinary Hospital in 2010 and gives services in internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, chemotherapy and loves to see exotic pets including but not limited to Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Ferrets, Reptiles, Hedgehogs, Sugar gliders, Amphibians, Rodents and all Birds.

Dawn Marie
Manager/Veterinary Technician

Hello, my name is Dawn Marie RVT, and Manager at Walkers Line Veterinary Hospital. I have been in the animal health care field as a vet tech for many years. Before I became a veterinary technician at St. Clair College in Windsor, ON I was and am still am a pet mom above ALL. So not only can I empathize with you as an owner but I understand where you are coming from. Along with my two rescue dogs Karma and Grace are new to the area but are looking forward to meeting many new faces, with and without fur. I am striving to give the best service and care which I would want and expect as a pet mom. So if I can make your visit to our clinic any better please do not hesitate to let me know. Looking forward to seeing you and your furry friends!!!!!

Assistant Manager

Melissa is our Assistant Manager who left her desk job to follow her passion for animals and their welfare.  She is owned by her dog, Kiri, and her cat, Mortimer.  In her spare time, Melissa also loves to read, play tennis, run, or just chill and watch movies with friends or her pets.

Contract Groomer

Hello, my name is Jorna, I am a passionate and loving dog groomer focused on creating a comfortable environment for your pet during their grooming experience. I love what I do and love getting to working with pets every day. I grew up with dogs my whole life and I currently have three labs. I went to Sheridan college in 2017 for Animal care- grooming and advanced grooming and have been in the industry ever since. I look forward to meeting you and your pet and choosing a style that you prefer.

Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist

Ever since I was young, I’ve had a passion for animals. Since working at Walkers Line Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary assistant, my love for pets has only grown. When I was younger, I was raised with help from my pets. I currently own an Australian Labradoodle, Penny, and a rescue cat, Sebby. In the future I plan to go to McMaster for social sciences, while continuing to work with animals as it brings me immense joy.

Brie Hewitson
Veterinary Technician

Hi, I’m Brie! I am a new grad from the tech program at Georgian College. Before doing my tech program, I did the performance horse handler program out of the University of Guelph. I have wanted to work with animals since I was little and basically have a zoo at home. I have 4 dogs, 5 cats, 2 snakes, and 2 horses. I’m my spare time, I like to camp, rock climb, ride horses, hike, swim, and practice archery.