Fraser Valley Animal Hospital

2633 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3E2

(604)854-2313

www.fvah.ca


Our Doctors - Fraser Valley Animal Hospital - Abbotsford, BC 

 



Dr. Shelley Horvat - Fraser Valley Animal Hospital - Abbotsford, BC

Dr. Shelley Horvat

Education: Western College of Veterinary Medicine  1992

Hometown: Port Coquitlam

Pets: Winston the Pug who is one of our ‘greeters’, Milly her recent rescue and 2 cats Maggie & Brandon-Muller

Dr. Shelley Horvat graduated for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and after working in Maple Ridge and working as a locum throughout the lower mainland she settled in at Fraser Valley Animal Hospital in Abbotsford the fall of 1999. Dr. Horvat, now a grandmother of 5 and the mom of 3 dogs and 2 cats has always wanted to work in a hospital where the medicine is top notch, the care for the animals is loving and there is compassion and understanding of client needs.  So over the years Dr. Horvat has dreamt of how to accomplish this and in the summer of 2017 she moved into a newly designed building. The building has been designed to minimize the anxiety that hospitals can create in our pets – with slip free floors, calming colour palette, full spectrum dimming lighting, and specific dog and cat clinics with each area having its own species specific music and pheromones – all known to help decrease anxiety. 

Her passion for medicine and being able to offer her patients the best care means she is also passionate about continuing education including her most recent accomplishments of laser surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and ultrasound courses. 

When not at work Dr. Horvat has a multitude of passions including hiking, travelling and despite being a grandmother she is an avid hockey player!

          Dr. Sharon Bruce - Fraser Valley Animal Hospital - Abbotsford, BC

 

Dr. Sharon Bruce

Education: Western College of Veterinary Medicine  2002

Home Town: North Delta

Pets:  Manny the goldendoodle, Luna the poodle and Katniss the cat

Dr. Sharon Bruce is one of our full time Veterinarians, she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Although originally from North Delta, she wound up staying in Saskatoon after graduating from vet school and spent 14 years in Saskatchewan.  A rare B.C. girl, she loved the prairies and the open skies and still cheers for the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Football games. 

She moved back to B.C. in 2011 and settled into Abbotsford to be close to her family.  Dr Bruce joined the Fraser Valley Animal Hospital team in 2014. While she loves all of general practice and the constant change, learning and variability of small animal practice, her passion is dermatology and loves anything skin related!  Dr. Bruce attended an intense course on advanced dentistry in Las Vegas.  Just like Dr. Horvat, who also took the same course, Dr. Bruce is very proficient and comfortable with dentistry and can answer any questions you may have about your pet’s pearly whites.

Dr. Bruce loves to get to know her clients and practicing in our family oriented environment. In the past she has owned two Bernese Mountain dogs but presently shares her home with a very busy goldendoodle, a spicy poodle and her cat.  She loves to spend time outside being active and traveling. The farthest away from Canada she has been is South Africa (which was also a work trip to attend the World Small Animal Conference), where she saw so many amazing animals and enjoyed some of the best wines. As part of her free time, she drives her son to games and practices for baseball and football.

Dr. Bruce enjoys yoga, a variety of family adventures and taking her son and dogs camping in the Shuswap. She endeavours to complete her bucket list which includes working all over the world with Vets without Borders.

Dr. Anita Selander - Fraser Valley Animal Hospital - Abbotsford, BC

Dr. Anita Selander

Education: Western College of Veterinary Medicine  2003

Home Town: Surrey 

Pets: Ava the rottweiler

Dr. Anita Selander graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After growing up in Surrey, B.C. and graduating high school she moved to Victoria where she completed her first degree a BSc in biology with distinction. Dr. Selander has always had a passion for science and the pursuit of knowledge. After graduating with her second degree, in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Selander returned from Saskatchewan and spent several years working as a Veterinarian in the lower mainland and found a home here at Fraser Valley Animal Hospital.

Dr. Selander has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, rehabilitation medicine as well as ultrasound and advanced imaging. She is also a registered member of the Society for Theriogenology and is now offering breeding services.

When she isn’t pondering the ailments of her patients. Dr. Selander occupies her time as chauffeur to her son Lukas on his way to Hockey here in Abbotsford or lacrosse. Together they also enjoy fishing at Mill lake.

Dr. Selander is an avid trail runner, yoga enthusiast, and calls to her motorcycle on warm summer days as a stress reliever touring the quiet back roads of the Fraser Valley. Dr. Selander’s best friend and confidant is her Rottweiler Ava. Her puppy antics and goofy disposition keeps a smile on Anita’s face.

Dr. Janine Regehr

Education: Western College of Veterinary Medicine 2013

Home Town: Langley

Pets: Molly the Golden Retriever and 2 cats - Meeko and Miguel

Dr. Janine Regehr graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Since graduation Dr. Regehr has worked in small animal clinics in Port Coquitlam, Agassiz and Hope. She has also spent some time working for the Canadian government. She is excited to be joining the team at Fraser Valley Animal Hospital after taking a break from work to spend time at home with her family while on maternity leave.

Dr. Regehr enjoys the fact that every day in the clinic is different and always interesting. Her  special interests are geriatric medicine,  soft tissue surgery and dentistry.  Dr. Regehr lives with her husband, 2 young boys, a senior Golden Retriever and 2 cats. Her spare time interests include home improvement projects, traveling, and baking.


 

Dr. Sarah Kerbrat - Fraser Valley Animal Hospital - Abbotsford B.C.

 Dr. Sarah Kerbrat

Education: Massey University 2018

Home Town:  Smithers 

Pets: Remmington the Great Dane

Dr. Sarah Kerbrat has been with the veterinary team here since 2019. She was born and raised in the Northern town of Smithers, and moved to Victoria shortly after graduating from high school. There she completed a BSc in biology. After finishing her first degree, she moved to the southern hemisphere for five years where she completed her veterinary degree in New Zealand. Following her graduation from vet school she moved back to Canada and landed in Abbotsford where she joined the FVAH team.

Dr. Kerbrat enjoys the variety each day brings at the clinic and has interests in internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. When she’s not at the clinic you might run into her around the local dog parks with Remmington, her 4 year old playful Great Dane. He is an energetic boy who loves to make new friends with dogs and their owners whenever he can.

Outside of work Dr. Kerbrat is an enthusiastic golfer and is a current member at Ledgeview golf course. Some of her other hobbies include snowboarding, playing netball, and trying to plan her next great adventure. She loves travelling and tries to sneak in trips where she can. 

Dr. Jaye Hartman - Fraser Valley Animal Hospital - Abbotsford, BC

Dr. Jaye Hartman

Education: Oregon State University 2009

Home Town:  Salem, Oregon

Pets: Zara 

Dr. Jaye Hartman graduated from veterinary school at Oregon State University in 2009. After working at a very busy emergency clinic for a couple years in Washington state, she moved to British Columbia with her husband in 2011. While Dr. Hartman has a strong background in Emergency Medicine, she loves that general practice allows her the opportunity to really know her patients and their families. She strives to help her patients be relaxed and comfortable throughout their visits. Dr. Hartman loves internal medicine and geriatric care. She sees dental care as critical to her patients quality of life and has a strong background in this area.

Dr. Hartman lives with her husband, their young sons and an active dog named Zara. In her spare time she loves hiking, camping, gardening and spending time with her family.