About Us

At Banks Animal Hospital we practice veterinary medicine with the philosophy that the human /animal bond is a priority.  This mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of people and animals.  We pride ourselves on providing compassionate veterinary care throughout the life of your pet kids.

Banks Animal Hospital has been serving pet parents in the Beach(es), Leslieville, Little India, Greektown, Gerrard East, Riverside, Danforth Village, Birch Cliff and Scarborough pet parents since 1937.    

Founder, Dr. Vivian Banks opened Banks Animal Hospital as an equine clinic serving the surrounding community. In the 1950’s, it was converted into a small animal practice with Dr. Whittick and Dr. Brodeur at the helm. At that time there was only 1 other small animal practice in Toronto.  In the early 1980’s Dr. Mel Tonken joined Banks Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian and eventually became the practice owner when Dr. Brodeur retired. By late 1999, Dr. Ronnie Pusong joined the practice and in 2004 became the practice owner and continues in this role today.

Banks Animal Hospital has a full complement of medical equipment allowing us to see emergency and non emergency medical, surgical, and dental cases for feline and canine companion friends.


Banks Animal Hospital at VetsToronto Kingston Road will be temporarily be closed until April 20th due to COVID-19 cases.