Fraser Valley Animal Hospital

2633 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3E2

(604)854-2313

www.fvah.ca

Our Staff

 

Rena
Our lovely Rena is on maternity leave

Education: West Coast College

Hometown: Mission

Pets: Roadie and Bolt

Rena started with FVAH in 2013 and has been a vital part of our team. Starting as our Head Receptionist, she continued to grow in the hospital and is now recognized as our Hospital Manager. She came to us with 3 previous years of experience, after graduating from West Coast College of Health Care in 2010. Rena enjoys and excels at providing great client/patient care; always answering clients’/staff questions or finding the answer for them if she can’t. On her off days Rena can be found out hiking the local trails of B.C.

When this busy lady has free time she enjoys spending as much of it as possible doing various outdoor activities such as biking, walking, swimming and camping.


 

Alicia   

Hospital Manager

Education: 

Home Town: Pitt Meadows

Pets: Gekos and fosters dogs in need.

Alicia is a Registered Veterinary Technologist with over 20 years of experience in the veterinary profession. She has worked with many different species in not only private practice but research and wildlife rehabilitation as well. Through her career she has worked with many different agencies to provide animals with the best care possible including the Vancouver Aquarium, Mountainview Conservation Society, the Canadian Animal Assistance Team, Granville Business College Veterinary Assistant Program, Canada West Veterinary Specialists and many others. Her areas of technical interest include anesthesia, nutrition, behaviour and physiotherapy. She also enjoys working with clients to develop the best programs for their pets whether it be weight loss, disease management or simply building a better daily routine to support mental health.

In her free time she sits on the executive for the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team for Southwest BC and enjoys working on her new home in Mission with her husband. She is the mom to a beautiful 4 year old little girl as well as a 3-legged crested gecko, a leopard gecko and whatever foster dog needs help at that given moment.

As a new addition to the FVAH team, she looks forward to getting to know all our clients and pets here as she supports the hospital in her role of practise manager. Please pop in to introduce yourself and say hi!
 

Cheryl
Customer Care Specialist

Home Town:  Mission 

Pets: Gus, Griz and Ace

Cheryl joined the FVAH team in 2017. You will find her at the front desk, happily greeting you and your furry loved ones! With a passionate love for animals and helping people, she is outgoing, friendly and eager to help our clients! Cheryl has taken her love for furry friends and turned it into a career where she can spend her days surrounded by them! She currently lives in Abbotsford, with her husband, daughter and three fur babies- Gus, Griz and Ace (pictured above with Gus and Ace)

Ellesha
Customer Care Specialist

Home Town:  Mission

Ellesha has been with us since February 2017. Her fun-loving and bright personality is one to adore. When she’s not at the clinic Ellesha enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, trying new recipes, and of course being an awesome mum. She is currently attending university to become a teacher.
 

 

Natasha
Customer Care Specialist

Education: West Coast College

Hometown: Abbotsford

Pets: Kizmit, Snickers, Joe, Softy, Flash, & Splinter

Natasha has been working with us on and off since 2011 as she took time off to have her children.  Despite having two small children we are so happy to have her with us even if it is only part time.  Natasha works as our receptionist two days a week and was voted by clients as our most compassionate – which says something when we have a team of highly compassionate and understanding ladies!  Natasha is also often a client of Fraser Valley Animal Hospital as her Kizmit is a notorious sock eater!  Besides going to school to receive her assistant certificate she is also a trained groomer.  On her time away from FVAH besides running after her two toddlers, she has a passion for McDonalds pancakes and anything crafty – from crochet to jewellery making!

 

Nicole
Head Customer Care Specialist AKA The Top Dog!

Education  Douglas College

Home Town: Surrey

Pets Chico, Lois and Batman

Nicole graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College in 2016. Her life’s passion has been to work with animals and she has been so excited to join the FVAH team – in her words she says “I now have a career that I truly love”. She shares her life with three fur babies, a pug named Chico and two cats named Lois and Batman. Her favourite seasons are fall and winter because it’s all about spending time with family and friends. And she fits into our FVAH team so well as she is another one who loves love DIY projects and is a Pintrest addict.

 

 

Robbie
Animal Care Team

Education: West Coast College

Hometown: Salmon Arm

Pets: Leo the cat

Robbie has been with us since October 2013. She started on weekends and has progressed to full time, gaining lots of experience and knowledge. She is a graduate from the Veterinary Assistant program and is very peaceful to work with. Robbie has a passion for cats and is a great addition to our team helping in our Cat Nap Inn and was a vital part of FVAH’s new Cat Only Clinic.  Like most of our staff Robbie fell in love with one of our rescued pets and now Leo calls Robbie’s home his own!  When not at work, Robbie is a passionate artist and has an eye for precious gems!

Robbie loves to paint and has a very artistic quality. You will often find her handy-work around the hospital as she designs and paints many of our signs.
 

 

Ashley
Animal Health Technologist

Education Douglas College

HomeTown: Port Coquitlam

Pets: Bronx, Kiwi, Max, Zoey and Sadie

Ashley graduated Douglas College in 2014 as a Registered Veterinarian Technician. She has always been very passionate about veterinary medicine with a focus on surgery and anesthetics. Prior to joining us here in May 2017, she worked full time at the BCSPCA. Recently married, she and her husband bought a home in Chilliwack, where they live with 3 of the cutest dogs you’ll ever meet! (her words  )
 

 

Christina:                                                                                                Animal Health Technologist

Education: Red River College

Home Town: Winnipeg

Pets: Chip


Christina graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red  River College in 2001.
Originally from Winnipeg, she started volunteering in clinics in 1998. Since graduating, she has developed a passion for dentistry, laboratory technology and surgical nursing.
Christina moved to Abbotsford with her husband and her now 17 year old cat, Chip, in 2008.
In her spare time she enjoys reading,
travelling and spending time with her two young children.
Christina looks forward to meeting all of the furry patients and their pet parents at Fraser Valley Animal Hospital!

Katie
Animal Health Technician

Education: Douglas College

Hometown: Abbotsford

Pets: 

Katie started working with us at the Fraser Valley Animal Hospital the spring of 2015 while she was in school at Douglas College to become an Animal Health Technician.  Now graduated and finished her in clinic training she has joined us full time as our second AHT.  Katie’s bright smile and enthusiastic personality can brighten anyone's day!
 

 

Brutus

FVAH employee of the month - now retired


 

 

Winston

FVAH official greeter

 
 

 

Midnight

Working hard at taking Brutus's spot as the employee of the month

Morris

FVAH Security