Meet The Team

Dr. Michael Mogavero


Michael Mogavero was born and raised in Toronto. During high school he worked as a standardbred groom at Greenwood Raceway. He went on to earn his trainers and drivers license. Once accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College the horse racing career was placed on hold. Upon graduation in 1981 he set up an equine practice at Flamboro Downs Raceway. In 1985 he opened the Wilson St Veterinary Clinic in Ancaster and combined his horse practice with companion animals. In 1997 he purchased the West Park Animal Hospital from Dr. John Morton. Over the next couple of years he weaned himself away from the horses and by 1997 he was doing companion animals almost exclusively. In 1997 he purchased the Mohawk Animal Clinic from its founder Dr. Wayne Gerrie. The Downtown Animal Hospital was open by him in 2004 followed in 2012 by the Main St. West Animal Hospital.

Dr Michael is the proud father of two grown children David and Carlee. He has served on the board of directors of the Hamilton Burlington SPCA for many years, the last two as Chairman. He has also served as a Councillor at the College of Veterinarians on the Registration, Complaints and Discipline Committees.

In his spare time he enjoys golf and hockey as well as caring for the thoroughbred horses and Limousine cattle on the small farm in Copetown that he shares with his partner Sherry and 14 year old Schnoodle Remy.  

He is pictured here with long time mascot of the Wilson St. Veterinary Clinic, Cosmo who passed away February 2014. He is missed.



Linda was born and raised in the Hamilton area. She is one of our receptionists at Main St. West Animal Hospital. Linda started working as a veterinary receptionist in 1982 in Stoney Creek.  She has been part of our team since 1999.

Animals have always been her passion at the age of 9 she worked at one pet store and volunteered at another, she has worked with many exotic animals including reptiles, birds and big cats. She has rescued many orphaned animals, the latest being 3 squirrels which she raised from tiny babies, they now live freely on her property.

Linda enjoys gardening, looking after her cats and turtles, and loves hiking with her Doberman Halgeh, and her Boston Terrier/Bulldog Petunia.



Arlene is a native Trenton, Ontario, but has lived on both coasts. Her family still resides in New Brunswick and see very much enjoys her annual visit.   She has been with Main St. West Animal Hospital as a Receptionist since June 2011. She currently resides in downtown Hamilton with her son and husband, and enjoys walks in the woods and snow shoeing. She will be happy to be of service to you and your furry companion.