Dr. Scott Bainbridge


Dr. Scott Bainbridge has lived in the High Park/Roncesvalles Village area since 1999 with his wife and son. His pets include Kia; a recent Lab/Husky rescue from Quebec and their cat Stilton, adopted in 2014 and affectionately referred to as ‘the disgruntled hotel guest’. Scott has an honors B.Sc from the University of Toronto in Animal Behaviour. He spent a year in the pre-veterinary course at Colorado State University and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. Scott made the Dean’s Honour Role each year at the O.V.C. and was the recipient of both the Merck Veterinary Award and the American Animal Hospital Senior Student Award.

Dr. Bainbridge co-founded Queen West Animal Hospital in 2000 and opened Dundas West Animal Hospital in 2008. In 2012 the clinics separated, making it possible for Scott to focus all of his efforts on his patients at DWAH.

Dr. Bainbridge utilizes both Western and Eastern medicine in his practice. He is trained in veterinary acupuncture, has an interest in both veterinary ophthalmology and nutrition. Most recently, Scott has been focused on the emerging area of Stem Cell Medicine and is using it successfully to treat senior pets with inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and hip dysplasia.

As the co-owner of Dundas West Animal Hospital, Scott is a big supporter of rescue/adoption groups and works closely with Toronto Cat Rescue, Team Cat/Dog Rescue, Black Dog Rescue, The Moosonee Puppy Rescue Adopt A Dog Save A Life and GINA (Greyhounds in Need of Adoption) as well as his own DWAH adoption program. Dr. Bainbridge also works closely with Sistering; a shelter that helps marginalized women and their pets. He has appeared on several television shows including the Mom Show, Three Takes, Doctor in the House, The Steven and Chris Show and can be seen on a regular basis on CP24’s Animal House Calls. For the last 5 years, Dr. Bainbridge has run Future Vet Kids Camp; a nationally renowned camp for kids that want to be veterinarians based in Sydney Australia. Outside of the clinic he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, travelling and summers at the cottage. His latest project involves organizing a permanent spay/neuter clinic for stray dogs in Ecuador. Scott is an avid Triathlon enthusiast and plans to complete his first Ironman in The Fall of 2017!