Dr. Tomas Homer
Dr. Tomas Homer chose to brave the cold climes of Canada from the U.K and joined the Mountainside Team in early 2019. Born and raised in Staffordshire, England, he received his Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Edinburgh. After graduation he practiced both general and emergency practice before re-locating to Vancouver. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with special interest in surgery and emergency and critical care.
When not working, he enjoys playing field hockey, skiing, and exploring his new country. (With his field hockey experience we feel certain that Dr. Homer will easily make the transition to ice hockey which will qualify him as a true Canadian!). He also enjoys spending rainy days with his world traveller/house cat Pearl.
I always wanted a career in science and hated the thought of a monotonous repetitive job. Veterinary was attractive for the investigative side in a patient that can’t tell you what is wrong.
Finding out answers to best advise owners as to what treatment is best for early treatment/management and provide peace of mind to owners. Seeing a wagging tail on a previously painful/lethargic dog or a cat that wants to head bump after receiving the right treatment.
I will always recommend what treatment or diagnostics I believe to be in the best interest of the patient (regardless of cost) to ensure they are being managed correctly. I try to keep owners in the loop as much as possible (if other emergencies allow for me to do so). I want the full experience of the hospital visit to be pain free and as minimally stressful for my patients (and owners).
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.
Located in North Vancouver, Mountainside Animal Hospital and 24 hour Emergency Services is always open. We will see any emergency, critical care and time-sensitive medical condition. We also accept transfers from our surrounding general practice partners.