At five, I owned my first horse and had cattle, chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, rabbits, turtles, fish, crows, sheep, goats and even a chipmunk. I announced my plan to become a veterinarian when the local vet came to treat our dairy cow, Rosie. I was five years old and fortunately did not know how hard it was to get into veterinary college until I arrived at Guelph at age 19 after attending UBC. Had I known the odds against getting into veterinary college I would likely have gone into the family business selling lumber and building supplies. My parents moved to a ranch in Alberta while I was in veterinary college and I spent my summers being a cowboy, an experience I really enjoyed.
I met my wife and business partner, Teppy at Guelph and we had three children who all worked with us when they were growing up.
Luckily, I have been able to spend my life treating animals, have enjoyed working with many talented, hard working veterinarians, and a large number of dedicated support staff. I have been able to share the lives with thousands of caring pet owning families. So many wonderful stories. I feel very fortunate indeed. Thanks to all the people and animals who have given me such a fulfilling career.
Jackie joined the team at Fraser Heights in 2008 and now works part time so she has time to pursue her other passion of horseback riding with her equine partner Lou.
At the clinic, Jackie enjoys most aspects of veterinary medicine including soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. She has a special interest and love for geriatric feline medicine.
Kathryn resides in Surrey with her husband, youngest son and Juice, her Golden Retriever. She and her husband love traveling in their motor home and are particularly interested in visiting and scrambling through any and all caves they come across. Their granddaughter is another source of delight and is a constant visitor in their lives. Juice and Kathryn enjoy the challenges of competing in Rally Obedience, and love the time they spend together working as a team.