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Meet Your Local Veterinarians

Our team of veterinarians are all pet owners like you. We understand your fur family means a lot to you, and we are committed to treating them with as much care as you do. 

Each one of our dedicated members is an animal-lover with years of experience helping dogs and cats live a healthy, full life. Read more about our vets and their qualifications below. Ready to visit our Toronto Beaches clinic? Call Boardwalk Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment with any of our talented vets.

Dr. James Young, DVM

Dr. James Young, DVM

James graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1990. He began practicing in Oshawa in a very busy, small animal practice. In 1996 he became a Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practice. Along with his wife Dr. Audrey Souccar, they opened the Boardwalk Animal Hospital in 1997. They have two children, Brody their grandchild, three cats, three dogs, one bird, and one gecko. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and is already planning his next endurance race.

Dr. Audrey Souccar, DVM

Dr. Audrey Souccar, DVM

Audrey graduated in 1986. She began working at a referral clinic in Toronto that specialized in ophthalmology, surgery and internal medicine. She opened her first practice, the Guildwood Village Animal Clinic in Westhill, in 1988 and with her husband Dr. James Young, opened the Boardwalk Animal Hospital in 1997. She currently divides her time between the two clinics. Audrey is the proud mother of two daughters, her grandchild Brody, three dogs, three cats, one bird, one gecko, and 3 horses. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and running.

Dr. Carolyn Woodward, DVM

Dr. Carolyn Woodward, DVM

Carolyn joined us in August, 2001. She graduated from the University of P.E.I.’s Atlantic Veterinary College in 1997, practiced in the United States for four years before moving back to Canada and joining Guildwood Village Animal Clinic as an associate. Carolyn particularly enjoys behaviour issues, surgery and diagnostics. When she is not working, her two kids, two dogs and two cats are keeping her busy. Long walks and visits to Florida are things she loves doing.

Angela Nick


Angela is a Registered Veterinary Technician and a '99 graduate of Seneca College. She has been working at the Boardwalk Animal Hospital since 1999. Her interests outside of work include aerobics, running and going for long walks with her dog Scout. Spending time with her family and caring for her finches and guinea pigs, Sneakers and Pearl, who are big parts of her life.

Diana Kues


Diana has been working as a Veterinary Assistant at the Boardwalk Animal Hospital since 2004. She was born and raised in Germany, where she worked for years as a Registered Nurse. Now she calls the Beaches her home, where she lives with her two beautiful rescued cats, Ally and Lucy. In her spare times she likes to pursue triathlons and besides visiting family in Germany, she loves spending time with her friends.

Charlotte England


Charlotte originally joined the clinic in 2003 as a Veterinary Assistant.  Although she doesn’t have any animals of her own at the moment, she enjoys spoiling the ones coming into the clinic. Charlotte is a licensed bird bander.

Ashton DeFreitas-Scott


Ashton is the latest addition to our clinic and just completed the technician course in May. She lives with her mom, her dog Freddie and her cat Mr. Darcy. Although her horse Moo doesn’t live in the big city, Ashton gets to see him very often. In her spare time she teaches Pilates and loves playing fetch with Freddie.



Receptionist & Vet Assistant



Veterinary Assistant, joined our practice full-time in 2022



Receptionist & Vet Assistant

From routine checkups and vaccinations to emergency surgery, we provide total veterinary care.

Boardwalk Animal Hospital
2138 Queen St E
Toronto, ON M4E 1E3


Monday 10:00 - 07:30

Tuesday 10:00 - 07:30

Wednesday 10:00 - 07:30

Thursday 10:00 - 07:30

Friday 10:00 - 07:30

Saturday 10:00 - 02:00

Sunday Closed

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