Locum Coverage

img_drmarieholowaychuk_square_03Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a compassionate specialist dedicated to providing unparalleled emergent and intensive care to her critically ill small animal patients. She values effective client and colleague communications and constantly fosters a team-based approach to patient care.

As a veterinarian for more than 12 years and having completed her training in Canada and the USA, Dr. Holowaychuk has a wide range of intensive care unit (ICU) experiences. Her extensive familiarity with academic environments and enthusiasm for teaching makes Dr. Holowaychuk a well-respected instructor and leader in the ICU.

Because of her assortment of experiences in general, private referral, and academic practice, Dr. Holowaychuk is able to seamlessly join veterinary care teams to assist with patient management and provide the necessary guidance and expertise. She remains composed and professional in all situations and is admired for her ability to remain calm in the often challenging ICU environment.

Dr. Holowaychuk can provide locum (temporary) coverage for critical care specialists in small animal ICUs at private referral or veterinary teaching hospitals.



“Marie is a very dedicated and caring clinician. She is very professional and collegial in her approach with referring veterinarians and coworkers. Our staff have always appreciated her willingness to teach and share her wealth of knowledge. I am confident Marie would be a great compliment to any emergency and critical care team”

— Michael Ethier, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC, Director of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
(Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital)

“Marie is not only a brilliant clinician, but truly a joy to work with. Her professionalism and compassion shine through to clients and coworkers alike. Marie’s dedication to her patients is impressive, and it is without hesitation that I would trust any of my own pets to her care. Marie’s passion for teaching and achieving excellence in standard of care is evident at all times- whether in-clinic or in the lecture hall, she has an incredible ability to engage those around her in the same goals. Marie is truly an asset to our profession.”

— Christy Leslie, DVM, MBA, General Manager
(Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency (C.A.R.E.) Centre Animal Hospital)

“Marie exemplifies dedication, commitment, and professionalism in all that she does.  Marie has the gift of engaging her students or audience with her passion, her vast knowledge, and her calm patience.  Her dedication to veterinary medicine shows in her compassion and incredible work ethic.  Marie brings her whole self to the table in everything she does.  She is a jewel and a treasure to this profession!”

— Julie Ball, RVT, VTS(ECC), Supervisor (Patient Care and Service Delivery)
(Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph)