When work and pleasure blend….life is good!
The West Boulevard Veterinary Clinic is fortunate to have an excellent human resources team to care for both the medical and business needs of the hospital. The structure of this team is based upon the well-being of pets that are entrusted to our care.
Our Team consists of four veterinarians…two full time and two part time, a Registered Animal Health Technician, a full time Veterinary Office Assistant, two part time VOA graduates and a dedicated group of part time student staff. In addition to our regular personnel, WBVC has access to the services of Board Certified Veterinary Specialists who come to our facility as required. WBVC also utilizes the services and expertise of the veterinarians at the Canada West Veterinary Specialist and Critical Care Group, and the Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic.
Amanda Adolf is our amazing Registered Animal Health Technician. Amanda is the team member who does much of the serious nursing care, patient monitoring, dental charting and basic prophylaxis, lab work, equipment and instrument care, inventory control, and the technical side of radiology. She has a keen interest in dental hygiene and radiology. Her commitment to educational workshops and the skills she has developed make her a major asset to our hospital. When your pet is admitted to our hospital Amanda is their private advocate from admittance to discharge.
Erin King, from the land down under, is our receptionist and front end organizer…she manages everyone during the day…veterinarians, staff , clients and pets… assuring we all know where we have to be and what we have to do. Erin is the first one people see when when they enter the hospital and the last person they connect with before they leave. Erin has worked in veterinary hospitals for several years and her quiet competence, and sunny upbeat disposition, is a huge asset to our team. If someone needs a helping hand, Erin is there to provide it.
Mandy Isaacs…after a year off on maternity leave Mandy is back at the reception desk! She can found here on Saturdays…while Craig is home caring for Freddie.
Stephanie DiPerna is our general assistant. She comes to us with a science degree in biology combined with an insatiable desire to learn. Her manner towards the pets, the staff and clients puts everyone at ease. Her job is a difficult one…she simply has to keep everyone happy, comfortable and at ease…she sees what has to be done and does it before we have to ask. Her skills in reading and handling animals are beneficial to all concerned. She makes certain each hospitalized pet has all its creature comforts and is never short of a cuddle. Stephanie is frequently found assisting in treatment or the examination rooms. It is Stephanie, with the aid of the part time team, who sees that the clinic clean and tidy. As good with people as she is with pets she always there to assist. She is learning to manage the coffee machine and the creation of wicked lattes…if you have a coffee in hand it may well have been built by Stephanie!
In addition to our full-time personnel, we employ a dedicated group of students and part time staff. Their energy and enthusiasm lightens every clinic load. If someone needs assistance, if something needs cleaning, if an animal needs a cuddle… they are there to help.
has worked with us for many years and is the mainstay of our part time support staff. Not infrequently she covers for full time staff when they are attending seminars, taking a well earned vacation day or are feeling under the weather. A graduate of the South Granville Veterinary Office Assistant program, she is an asset in both the front and the back of the hospital. If any animal needs a cuddle, Farrah is there to provide.
Michelle Thompson and Sunny Lee are students with an eye on the veterinary profession. They are building their skills as they help with animal care and are much appreciated for keeping the hospital clean and tidy.
We also have a discerning in house Quality Control Panel that keeps us all in line!
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