We believe in the human-animal bond.
Did you know that 97% of human doctors believe there are health benefits from owning a pet? That’s right. We’re here for your entire family through all stages of your pet’s life.
Dr. Trina Hancock, MSc, DVM
Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Trina is the sole owner of Sana Adelaide Animal Hospital. Trina grew up in Labrador City, NL and you can still hear a touch of her Newfie accent sometimes (listen for it)! After completing her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at McMaster University, Trina moved on to graduate school. She completed her Master of Science in Biology from Queen’s University in 2010 and went on to work at a veterinary research consulting company for a few years. Dr. Trina worked part-time as a dog trainer before going to veterinary school at the University of Calgary. She completed her DVM degree in 2017 and has worked in many veterinary hospitals since then.
Since graduation, Dr. Trina has focused her professional interests and has pursued additional certification in the human-animal bond. Dr. Trina practices evidence-based medicine and prides herself on providing care that is individualized to the client and patient.
Dr. Trina has experience working with lots of species, large and small, and has published several scientific peer-reviewed research papers (see below). She currently lives in London with her husband (Brenan), two boxers (Aston and Sadie), one geriatric kitty (Jade), and an aquarium with an eclectic mix of aquatic creatures. Dr. Trina thrives on building long term relationships with her clients and patients and looks forward to welcoming you and your pet family to Sana!
Anderson, S.J., Lockhart, J.S., Estaki, M., Quin, C., Hirota, S., Alston, L., Buret, A.G., Hancock, T.M., Petri, B., Gibson, D.L., Morck, D.W. (2018). Azithromycin improves behavioral and pathological signs in C57BL/6 mice exposed to dextran sulfate sodium in association with changes in cytokines, chemokines, and neutrophil migration. Comparative Medicine, 69(1), 4-15.
Hancock, T.M., Caulkett, N.A., Pajor, E.A., Grenwich, L. (2018). An investigation of intratesticular alfaxalone and lidocaine for deep sedation and analgesia during castration in piglets. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 45(6), 858-864.
Wynne-Edwards, K.E., Edwards, H.E., Hancock, T.M. (2013). The human fetus preferentially secretes corticosterone, rather than cortisol, in response to intra-partum stressors. PLOS One, 8(6), e63684.
Berger, R.G., Hancock, T., deCatanzaro, D. (2007). Influence of oral and subcutaneous bisphenol-A on intrauterine implantation of fertilized ova in inseminated female mice. Reproductive Toxicology, 23, 138-144.
Although Liz would usually describe herself as a cat person. A few years ago she took on the challenge of a german shepherd puppy. While this decision was out of her comfort zone she ended up getting another german shepherd puppy and enjoys obedience and agility training in her spare time with both of them. Liz lives in Mount Brydges with her husband Rob, her german shepherds Thor and Bellona, and her five cats (Alice, Angel, Sammy, Oliver and Pagen).
Lauren graduated from Northern College with honors in veterinary technician. After college she moved to Sydney, Australia where she worked for a year in two veterinary clinics. Lucky for us she moved back home to London, Ontario where she decided to pursue a career in research. Since moving back, she has enjoyed working in both veterinary clinics and research facilities. She started working at Sana Adelaide Animal Hospital October 2021. Her favourite part of the job besides seeing all your wonderful pets, is dental work. If your pet has a dental done, Lauren will passionately explain the process and results to you. She has a wide variety of hobbies that she enjoys in her free time including reading, biking, running, video games or playing with her family dog Henry.
Wendy has worked in customer service for many years and has grown her customer relations, computer skills, and phone etiquette more at each job. She has worked five years doing reception for various vet clinics and this has taught her the ins and outs of the business. She has learned to put clients and their pets first and how to give the best care to each person she interacts with. She feels that working at Sana Adelaide is rewarding not only on a business level but personally as well as everyday is a learning experience. She loves animals and this is shown by her welcoming smile as every pet walks through our door. This interaction with animals makes her see her job like more of a hobby then work. Her love for animals extends to her personal life as she has two cats, a border collie and a golden retriever. Wendy is the first person everyone interacts with either by phone or when visiting the clinic. With her hardworking and friendly demeanor she is the perfect fit for our clinic and constantly brightens everyone’s day.
Maria graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology minoring in Business and History. Since graduating she has worked in various administration and customer service jobs until becoming our office coordinator in October 2022. Maria loves animals and she uses any excuse to be around them which includes pet walking and sitting. Her passion besides pets is volleyball. She played volleyball in university and in her free time enjoys coaching others the sport. Maria and her husband Aidan recently moved to London after getting married this past June. Maria and Aidan just added an Aussiedoodle puppy named Ciri to their family (the little black dog in the photo, the other dog is her family dog Leia).