Meet the Team at Markham Road Animal Hospital

Devoted to Your Pet’s Health and Wellbeing

Markham Road Animal Hospital would like to welcome you and your pet to our veterinary clinic in Scarborough. Devoted to the health and wellbeing of your pet, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our dedicated veterinary team:

Dr. Goldstein

Dr. Robin Goldstein, Owner and Veterinarian, B.Sc., DVM

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Dr. Goldstein graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph in 1974. He pursued the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Guelph and graduated as a veterinarian in 1979. Soon after, he was the owner and sole veterinarian at Markham Road Animal Hospital and has been practicing here ever since.


Dr. Goldstein enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine – from preventative medicine to surgery. He has worked with associate veterinarians at his clinic and has been involved with many specialists in the field. He is always actively engaged in continuing education to provide the best treatments and, for a couple of years now, has incorporated high-tech laser surgery into his practice for improved pain control for the animals. Dr. Goldstein was involved in caring for exotic birds, reptiles, and other exotic animals with his associate for eight years.


He is a dedicated veterinarian who has spent his career caring for the health and welfare of canine and feline animals and developing a strong rapport with his clients. He is very friendly and personable. He takes pride in his relationship with his clients, some of whom have been coming to him for many years. Dr. Goldstein is attentive to his clients’ needs and their animals’ treatment, and he is very passionate about his career as a veterinarian. He has three pets of his own at the clinic that enhance the atmosphere when the clients come in.


He is hard-working and a great community partner. He has participated in hiring co-op students from different schools in the community, many of whom have become part-time or full-time jobs at the clinic. For leisure, Dr. Goldstein enjoys golfing, walking his giant schnauzer, whistling with his budgies at home, feeding his fighter fish, travelling, and spending time with his wife and three children.


Dr. Cowen

Dr. Shane Cowan, Veterinarian, B.Sc., DVM, ND

Dr. Cowan started his educational journey receiving a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Concordia in 2000. His passion for holistic medicine led him to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, which he graduated from in 2006, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. In 2010, taking the opportunity to follow his original career dreams and goals, Dr. Cowan went back to school to pursue veterinary medicine, attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completing his clinical training at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Graduating with a DVM in January of 2014, Dr. Cowan went straight into overnight emergency work, before being enticed away by Dr. Goldstein at Markham Road Animal Hospital.


Dr. Cowan has a strong background in holistic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, with an emphasis in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. This helps round out his holistic background with interest in Homeopathy and Orthomolecular Medicine. Dr. Cowan is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Traditional Veterinary Chinese Medicine from the world-renowned Chi Institute. Dr. Cowan lives with his four rescued cats, Seven of Nine Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01 (Seven); Captain Janeway; Dr. Beverly Crusher (Crusher); Mista Kitty and Hank (Beast), his rescued malamute/pyrenees. In his off-time, he enjoys world travel, snowboarding, SCUBA, camping, and snowshoeing with Hank.

Dr. Cowen

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