Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Makowal Animal Hospital in Ajax! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 905-686-0364 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Baljinder Makowal

Founder/Veterinarian

Dr. Makowal graduated in 1996 from India. Then he went to Iowa State University in Ames Iowa to gain his Veterinary Clinical Experience. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2000. He owns and practices at Simcoe Street North Veterinary Clinic at Oshawa as well. Dr Makowal strongly believes in paying back to the community. He served as a director on the board for the Humane Society of Durham Region for 7 years and heavily participated in fundraising to build the new animal shelter in Whitby. In the seven years of serving the Humane Society he donated his funds and time to provide veterinary care for the shelter animals. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, children and their cat, "Max" and Boxer "Riley".

Dr. Ihab Messiha

Partner/Veterinarian

Dr. Messiha graduated from the VSTEP program in Guelph, Ontario and started his career in 2007 in Lethbridge Alberta. In 2009 Dr Messiha returned to the GTA and joined the ER department at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto. Dr Messiha joined Makowal Animal Hospital in 2010 as a Veterinarian Associate and then in 2012 he became a partner at Makowal Animal Hospital. Dr. Messiha's best areas of interest are internal medicine, critical care, and preventive medicine. Dr Messiha is married to Nermine and has two children Mariam and Michael.

Amanda Edge

Office Manager

Amanda graduated from the Veterinarian Assistant program at Durham College in 2010. She joined the Makowal Animal Hospital team in 2020 after working with our Oshawa location since 2010. Amanda can be found in the reception area, greeting you upon arrival, but you will find her also assisting the veterinarians with your furry family members. Amanda spends her free time with her toddler and husband; as well as her feline herd; ‘Mya', 'Zelda' and 'Mr Butters’

Meghann Booth

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Hello, my name is Meghann and I am a Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist here at Makowal Animal Hospital. I happily joined the team in August 2019. I am a proud married mother of two as well as a nurse. I have had an absolute passion for animals for as long as I can remember, and have thoroughly enjoyed utilizing the nursing skills I have obtained throughout my versatile career to provide the best possible care to your babies. When I am not here you can find me at home spoiling my own fur babies with unconditional love & affection. I have had all kinds of animals throughout my life from hamsters, cats, dogs and even snakes. I currently have a 7 month old puppy named Cooper, and a 9-year-old cat named Nahla who own my heart for life. I look forward to loving your fur-babies as if they were my own.

Ravyn Davis

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

You can find me upfront greeting both you and your furry babies or assisting the veterinarian with the care of your babies. Although I am young I come from a lengthy retail background in the pet industry. I have a wide understanding when it comes to pet nutrition and animal care. I’ve had a love for animals ever since I can remember, they are a part of my everyday life; I’ve owned small animals, reptiles, fish, dogs and cats. I love spending time outdoors with my big sucky Cane Corse Dax and my Maltese Molly, I also have a sweet cat named Abbie. Every day I am surrounded by animals, no matter what time it is. I also own my own house & pet sitting/walking company “Ray Will Stay”.