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. Christine Clifton
Fluent in German, Dr. Christine Chlifton was born and raised in a small ski-resort town in southern Germany called Garmisch-Partenkirchen. She moved to California where she obtained a Bachelors in Animal Science, but was soon accepted to attend Veterinary School at Murdoch University in Western Australia. She graduated in 2010 and worked in Perth and Brisbane, Australia, for almost 10 years. Her love for the mountains and winter sports brought her to Vancouver where she now resides permanently.
Christine is Fear free certified. Fear free is a set of techniques based on behavioural science to provide a low-stress environment for pets during their vet visits.
Christine’s main interests include soft tissue surgery, imaging and pharmacology.
Competitive by nature, Christine has entered multiple trail running races last year finishing better than expected. While normal people prefer to fly, Christine took it upon herself to ride her bike from Victoria, Canada to central California. Christine has a black belt in Taekwondo (and now head of PGVH security). Christine is well-traveled and in her spare time, she loves to explore and run the North Shore Trails with her rescue mutt Nala. Her other passions include hiking, skiing, and the arts.