Dr. Gabriella Herman

Dr. Gaby founded Bay Cat Hospital in Toronto in 1993. She grew up in a family surrounded with pets! Dr. Gaby’s family still incudes four cats, three dogs and two show horses. All these pets gave her so much more insight, insight beyond the traditional textbooks and allowed her to help her clients so much more.

Since graduating with Honors from the Ontario Veterinary College, she has dedicated her life to her veterinary career and to helping and rescuing abandoned or abused cats and dogs. Following her graduation, she involved herself in other practices, working with many doctors in order to gain the insight and valuable experiences she puts to use every day.

In 1993, she opened Bay Cat Hospital, as she had become aware of the demand for a special haven catering specifically to cats. Several years later due to the overwhelming requests by her loyal clients and others, she opened a separate facility, Bay Dog Hospital, exclusively for dogs! Her unmatched passion and love for animals shows also in the personal time and money she had invested (and will continue to personally provide) into adopting out unwanted or previously abused cats and kittens and helping cat rescues. You can follow her rescues on her Instagram page (Dr_Gaby_rescues_cats). Although rescuing can no longer be continued through the hospital, Dr. Gaby has established her own non-profit organization, Gaby’s Rescue Promise Association, where her personal funds as well as any donations received will help animals in need.

Dr. Gaby is a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian (CFV). She is a lifetime member of the Veterinary Dental Academy. In addition, she holds memberships in the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

Last updated: June 20, 2022.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Our doors are now open! All visitors can enter directly into the reception area.
  • We require a 24 hr cancellation notice for appointments during this time. A cancellation fee will be applied otherwise.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Curbside pickup of food and medication is still available (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home).
  • Parking is available in our parking lot (behind the clinic) as well as on the street.

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Bay Cat & Dog Hospital