Stephen Simpson, DVM, DACVECC

At a time in their lives when many boys fantasize of becoming Batman or the Hulk, Dr. Simpson had a much firmer grip on reality. At age 7, inspired by his passion for pets and nature, he dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Fortunately for his patients and their families, he never strayed from his calling.

Dr. Simpson earned his DVM at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. While there, he received numerous scholarships and achieved the second highest clinical proficiency in his class for the fourth year. He then completed his internship, fellowship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania from 2003 through 2008.

Highly detail-oriented and quick to think under extreme pressure, Dr. Simpson is a leader in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. As such, he recently worked with eight other centers and universities to create the first list of National Veterinary Trauma Centers. Dr. Simpson is the current Veterinary Trauma Center director at SCVSH, which is included in that list. He also authored the largest veterinary study on bunt trauma injury in dogs.

On days off, Dr. Simpson enjoys spending time cycling, hiking, backpacking, gardening and playing video games. He also is an adjunct professor of Emergency and Critical Care at Western University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


Despite his hectic work schedule, Dr. Simpson travels to Canada as frequently as possible to visit family. He’s extremely close to his parents, Diana and Joël, and his brothers Michael and John-David. He’s especially proud of his nieces, Raya and Danika, and loves to spoil them.