Dr. Curtis Padilla


“Loving and enjoying my profession” is how Dr. Padilla describes his work. Hailing from the warm and friendly isle of Trinidad and Tobago, he arrived in Canada in 2017. Since graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies (UWI) in 1998, he has primarily practiced small animal medicine. Before entering veterinary medicine, he majored in Zoology at the UWI, graduating with a BSc in 1991. Dr. Padilla has a strong interest in veterinary anatomy and parasitology, leading him to spend several years as a teaching assistant and demonstrator in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy (UWI).  He is also passionate about theriogenology – the branch of veterinary medicine that researches reproduction.

Employed full-time at Northtown Veterinary Hospital, he joined the team in 2022. Dr. Padilla has actively participated as the executive of several veterinary associations, such as the Trinidad & Tobago Veterinary Association (TTVA), the Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association (CBVMA), and the Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA). He has also served as a representative for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). As a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), he hopes to continue working to build the profession.

Dr. Padilla, his wife, and two children are animal lovers, having shared their home with several furred, feathered, and finned friends in the past. However, dogs and tropical fish are definitely his favored pets. He is also an active member of his church and local community. In his spare time, he enjoys painting, writing short stories, hiking, and building model boats. Over the years, he has participated in several spay and neuter drives facilitated by the animal welfare groups of Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Padilla believes that the practice of veterinary medicine is a calling, a passion that comes to those with a desire to extend healing hands to furry friends whom we advocate for.