We are delighted to be welcoming Dr. Youssef Sherif to our clinic family! Youssef was born in Egypt and raised in the United Arab Emirates. He has been a life-long animal lover and always wants to befriend every animal he meets – which created some headaches for his parents when he was a child! Throughout his life, Youssef has had a wide variety of pets, including a dog, cats, birds, a turtle, fish, chickens, geckos and lobsters.
Youssef turned his love of animals into his life’s work, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 from South Valley University in Qena, Egypt. Youssef worked at small animal clinics in Egypt and in the UAE before coming to Canada in 2017. He worked as a veterinary technician in Toronto while pursuing his veterinary medical license. In 2020, Youssef became licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Youssef spent some time working in Lethbridge and says Alberta is beautiful and he learned a lot during his time there.
Youssef came back to Toronto in April 2021 and joined our clinic family shortly afterward. He also currently works as a locum at several veterinary emergency hospitals in the GTA. He is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Outside of work, Youssef enjoy his free time with his wife and kids. He likes working out and watching soccer. He considers himself an eager and avid learner and is always on the hunt to learn something new – but he doesn’t mind a nap every now and then!