Veterinary Assistant

Where are you from and how long have you lived in Vancouver?
I’m from Rural Manitoba and moved to Vancouver 5 years ago


Why did you choose to become an RVT/VA/CSR?
I was searching for a job where I could be around animals and found Mountainside. I originally started as a VA but then discovered that I loved helping clients through what is usually a stressful time in their pet’s life.


What do you love most about being an RVT/VA/CSR?
I love being able to put owners at ease when they walk in the doors. I also love taking photos of the pets staying overnight in hospital to send to owners


What advice would you give someone entering emergency veterinary medicine as an RVT/VA/CSR? And what skills are most important?
Never forget to take care of yourself. The job can be tough and self care and mental health are so important.


Tell us about a special animal memory.
I remember when we had a particularly hard case come in that was quite touch and go. We were able to stabilize the patient and send it to get specialty care. That same dog came back to visit us months later, running and jumping and living life to the fullest. It was so special to get to see it from start to finish.

Patient Transfer and Referrals

To transfer or refer a patient to our emergency and ICU department or for any out-patient procedure, including Ultrasound, please contact us anytime at (604) 973-1247.

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Our Veterinary Services

Located in North Vancouver, Mountainside Animal Hospital and Emergency Services is here for you and your pet. We will see any emergency, critical care and time-sensitive medical condition. We also accept transfers from our surrounding general practice partners.

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See The Rest Of Our Team

Our dedicated team of professionals take the care of your valued family member seriously. Learn more about our team by visiting our team page.

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In case of emergency

Call us immediately at 604-973-1247. We accept emergencies, ‘walk-in’ urgent cases, direct transfers and referrals from family veterinarians. To inquire about non-emergency medical care and routine appointment booking please contact us.

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