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The West Boulevard Veterinary Clinic…a family practice caring for family pets.


The West Boulevard Veterinary Clinic , originally a single practitioner clinic, was purchased by its present owner Dr. Janne Potter in 1980. Dr. Potter is a graduate of Cambridge University Veterinary School, is also trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary  Acupuncture Society (IVAS). In 1992 the original clinic was relocated to a larger, purpose-built facility incorporating all the requirements of an AAHA hospital.

In 2008 Dr. Potter was pleased to have her daughter, Dr. Sarah Rurak, join her at WBVC.

The personnel team includes two full time veterinarians, two part time veterinarians, a registered AHT, a certified veterinary office assistant and a hard working group of kennel/office support staff.

The support staff is comprised of students in pre-veterinary and veterinary education programs. We are proud to be mentors of future members of our profession.

In addition to our regular personnel, WBVC has access to the services of Board Certified Veterinary Specialists either by referral or by having them come directly to WBVC.

After hours, emergencies are handled by The Vancouver Animal Emergency Hospital…a 24 hour emergency and critical care facility just a few minutes from WBVC.

Our veterinary services embrace an integrated, holistic approach to wellness care and the treatment of dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets. We offer conventional services such as physical examinations, nutritional advice, behavioral counseling, vaccinations, parasite control, medical diagnosis and treatment, dental care, surgery, diagnostics, plus, boarding and coat care. These services are complemented by the incorporation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in both diagnosis and treatment. Alternative therapies include, but are not limited to, acupuncture and lacer therapy. WBVC provides limited service for equine athletes integrating acupuncture and conventional medical support to obtain maximum competitive performance.

We believe that effective, proactive wellness management, combined with a sensible, balanced lifestyle, helps to decrease the need for reactive emergency medical/surgical treatment.

Wellness, diagnostic, treatment and surgical recommendations are driven by what we, working with the pets caregiver(s), feel is in the best interest of the pet.

Remuneration for members of the West Boulevard Veterinary Clinic team is not based on production or commission.

We welcome new clients and patients.