Dr. Carmen Chan, BSc, BVSc (Hons)
Originally from Vancouver, Dr. Carmen Chan is Fluent in Cantonese and English. She travelled to Australia to attend veterinary school after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of British Columbia. She completed her veterinary degree, graduating with honours, at the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2009 and upon graduation travelled to California where she worked in a cardiology specialist hospital.
Carmen then returned to Australia to spend some time working in a large welfare animal hospital in the heart of Melbourne before joining a private small animal practice for the next 4 years.
In 2014, Carmen returned to Vancouver with her husband Rhys along with their 2 dogs, an English Staffy named Andreaus and a Jack Russell Terrier named Antonio, in order to be closer to family and friends. After working at Tsawwassen Animal Hospital for a short period of time, she joined forces with her husband to take over ownership of Point Grey Veterinary Hospital in 2015.
Some of Carmen’s main areas of interest include preventive medicine, senior health care, dental health, cardiology and surgery. She is dedicated to providing the very best veterinary care and believes in working closely with clients in order to create treatment plans that best suit the needs of each individual client and their pets. Being the principal veterinarian at Point Grey Veterinary Hospital, it is Carmen’s goal to build strong relationships with her clients and to provide consistency in the care of their furry friends. Carmen is looking forward to meeting everyone and welcomes all questions or concerns you may have.
Dr. John Clark
From an early age it was clear to me that whatever my career path was, it had to involve working with animals. Initially I trained as a Marine Biologist, however after a few years, I knew that working with animals that were loved family members was more in line with my ethos and appreciation of other living beings.
After completing a B.Sc. at University of Victoria and working as a contract biologist for a couple of years, I was accepted into Western College of Veterinary Medicine and completed my DVM degree in 1991. I worked my first 10 yrs as a vet in Parksville, BC before moving to the bright lights of Vancouver, where I live with my daughter Ella, son Jack.and our two pooches Jake and Riley. The last 13 years I was an owner of Granville Island Veterinary Hospital, leaving my position as President and Managing Partner in 2015.
I was impressed with the team at Point Grey and truly believe in their philosophy of quality medicine and client education. Dr. Chan's sincerity, compassion, and dedication were major reasons I was happy to join her team. It is exciting to be joining Point Grey Animal Hospital at this stage of my career and my affinity for challenging soft tissue surgery will be a good addition to the team, I believe.
I feel blessed to have a career that allows me to connect with wonderful people and their pets on such an intimate level. As vets, we have the the privilege of dealing with a special subset of people – those who love their animals!
I look forward to meeting you and your furry family members soon.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Mischa was born and raised in Vancouver and has lived in West Point Grey her whole life. After a couple years in post-secondary school and many general arts and science courses later, she realized her true calling as a Veterinary Technician. After working as an Assistant for a year, she enrolled in the Douglas College Veterinary Technician program, which she graduated in 2017.
Mischa currently has a sweet calico kitten named Momo, a Syrian hamster named Beans, and her family’s Maltese-Yorkie cross named Suki. She hopes to add some more furry faces to her family soon!
On her days off, you can usually find Mischa out in the wilderness camping or hiking, and/or exploring Vancouver's local breweries!
Tina was born in Taiwan and moved to North Vancouver with her family in 2004. Growing up in Taiwan, Tina is fluent in English and Mandarin, and can communicate in both languages. She obtained an Associate’s degree in Biology. Tina always loved animals and volunteered at her local Veterinary Clinic in her spare time. It was not long before she was offered a part time position as an assistant. One year later, Tina realized her love for animals was more than a job so she enrolled in the Douglas College Veterinary Technician program. She graduated from Douglas College in 2019 and is currently studying hard to become a registered technician.
Tina has a 5 year old pembroke welsh corgi named Hunter at home. Although she would love to add more fur babies, Hunter prefers to be an only child.
In her spare time Tina likes to read, go biking and hiking. She also enjoys volunteering at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Center during the summer season and help rehabilitate seal pups.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Julie moved back to Vancouver in 2015 since living in Calgary with her partner for a number of years.
After spending over 6 years in customer service she finally decided to peruse her passion to work with animals and has since graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Granville College.
She has always had animals growing up in her life. And now her and her boyfriend have two dogs; Oakley and Nizmo, and two cats; Griffen and Tigger. They love to spend time with them outdoors and try to head out into BC's beautiful backyard when not working. They also like spending time at Julie's parents property outside of Pemberton biking, swimming, and boating. They are both happy to be back in BC.
Though born in Vancouver, Irene has spent the majority of her life in Calgary. After completing high school, Irene returned to Vancouver in order to continue her education at the University of British Columbia. After completing her Bachelor’s in Biology at the end of 2019, Irene hopes to pursue a veterinary career in the future.
When not diligently studying for her classes as the hard-working, hilarious, and charming student she is, Irene enjoys exploring Vancouver, trying popular food spots, and lounging at the local beaches. Her animal family currently includes a Roborovski hamster named Shrek and a betta fish named Pluto. Irene looks forward to meeting all your animal babies soon!
Originally from Maple Ridge, B.C Krysten has been living in Vancouver since 2011 working as a Theatre Technician. Finally realizing that her true passion was for animals she went back to Douglas College for a second time. She graduated from the VOA program in 2018 and has loved every second of working in the veterinary industry.
She lives in East Vancouver with her partner Graham and her cat Bella. She hopes to soon get a dog to join her on hikes and camping adventures.
Ashley was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. After a holiday to Canada in 2016 Ashley fell in love with the mountains and nature of Vancouver and moved here in 2017.
Ashley has a background in banking and hospitality, and has studied Business Administration and Marketing. Ashley has had animals her whole life, leaving behind two family dogs and a budgie in Australia. As she has no pets here yet she thoroughly enjoys seeing our patients every day and giving pats and cuddles when possible.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys hiking, snowboarding and exploring the great outdoors of beautiful British Columbia.
Fiona was born and raised in Coquitlam where she completed high school at Dr. Charles Best Secondary. It was during her time volunteering at BC SPCA from grade 11-12 where she discovered her love for animals. She is currently entering her third year as a Biology major student at University of British Columbia. After undergraduate studies, Fiona hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Fiona can speak fluent French and Cantonese. On her free time, Fiona enjoys spending time with her incredible cat Daffy, discovering new food locations in Vancouver, and playing badminton!
Rhys hails from Melbourne, Australia and moved to Vancouver in January 2015 with a career background in management and consultancy. In 2008 Rhys met Carmen whilst she was buying her daily coffee and needless to say she was attracted to his charm.
They got married in 2013 and committed themselves to move back to Carmen’s home town of Vancouver in order to be closer to family and friends. Rhys and Carmen decided to take the next step in their career and partnered together to acquire Point Grey Veterinary Hospital.
With an always capturing personality and an adoring Australian accent, Rhys is committed to providing the very best service and customer satisfaction and looks forward to the future friendships forged during this amazing opportunity. If you miss him at the clinic be sure look on the soccer fields of Richmond, Rhys is a licensed soccer coach for Richmond FC (youth). He has a passion for the sport and loves developing todays young minds within the sport.
Emotional Support Hamster
Henry is a Siberian hamster, born and raised in Point Grey. He is very happy to have found his forever
home here at the clinic. His favourite pastimes are running around the clinic in his ball, napping
throughout the day, and eating veggie snacks. He also loves snuggling with his PGVH family, as well as
participating in the occasional photoshoot. He is very talented at boosting morale around the workplace,
and always brings a smile to everyone that sees him!