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 Sunday.

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.

Christine Dudley
Practice Manager

Christine graduated with honours from Sheridan College’s Animal Care program in 2013. She joined the Walkers Line Veterinary Team shortly after completing her placement with us. In March 2015 she became our Practice Manager.

Christine is eager to assist in the care and well-being of all companion animals. She likes building relationships with all of our patients and educating their owners about preventative health care so they can maintain a lifetime of good health for their furry companions.

Since 2012 Christine has devoted countless hours towards a Cat Rescue but majority of her time is spent with her boyfriend, friends, family and their 8 cats. Christine recently welcomed Gunner (a black lab puppy) into her fur family. When she gets the chance she enjoys travelling, cooking and reading.

Jenn Malaket
Veterinary Assistant

Jenn became a team player in August 2016 after volunteering with us for nearly a year and completing her high school co-op with us. She currently studies Zoology at the University of Guelph; she has hopes to work in the Animal Behaviour field or in Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Jenn enjoys meeting all of the loved companions who visit the clinic and getting to know them. She is enthusiastic to learn and loves the excitement this job brings.

When not at work, Jenn is usually spending time with her constantly growing fur family which includes her 2 cats; Paige and Sam, her golden retriever; Charlie and her 2 guinea pigs; Poppy and Finn. She also loves spending time with her family and boyfriend, as well as reading nonfiction books, specifically about animals.

Krista Benallick
Veterinary Assistant

We welcomed Krista to the team in November 2016.

In 2013 she graduated with honours from St. Lawrence College as a Veterinary Assistant. Following her previous year she wished to further her education and went to the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus graduating through the Agricultural Program.

Krista has a love for all animals especially horses, cats, and dogs. She is looking forward to meeting and helping all of your loveable pets needs!

If you don’t find Krista at work she is off spending time with family and friends or at home with her dog Molson.