Dr. Alan Namazi
Dr. Alan graduated from college of veterinary medicine at University of Shiraz in Iran. After immigrating to BC, and winning everyone over with his knowledge and charm, he has been a working veterinarian at major hospitals in Calgary and Vancouver for the last 10 years.
His love for veterinary medicine extends to all aspects of small animal practice. As well as having extensive training on soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, he also has a special interest in dentistry.
What a hobby!
When Dr. Alan isn't at work you'll find him soaking up the beautiful scenery in B.C. or indulging his bond with horses, with endurance riding.
Dr. Kevin Shura
After working in the veterinary industry for 37 years, Dr Shura is now a client favourite at our Vancouver East location. His big personality and infectious enthusiasm are unmistakable. As part of his esteemed career, Dr Shura is especially proud of his years as the primary caregiver for the Vancouver Police Canine Department, and Vancouver Fire Department canines. The Whistler Avalanche dogs were also some of his favourite patients over the years.
A man of many talents!
These days Dr Shura can be heard practicing his Spanish around the clinic in between patients, with his dog Dima by his side.
Our excellent Vet Tech Caitlin originally hails from Ireland, and adores her sunny lifestyle living and working in Kitsilano. She has previously worked with not only cats and dogs, but with the more exotic side of pets - taking care of everything from turtles and snakes to bunnies and hamsters!
Missing her pets back home
At home Caitlin has a terrier cross called Jessie, also known as Caitlin's little shadow and a cat Max who is a much more keep-to-himself kind of character.
Stefanie grew up on Vancouver Island and has a Bachelor of Arts from Camosun College as well as a VTA Diploma from Granville Business College. Growing up on the Island Stefanie spent most of her time competing with her horse Stormy and moonlighting at SPCA's Wild Arc Wildlife Rescue. She has a passion for all animals both big, small and wild and is happy to have made the move over to Vancouver to start her career in animal health. Outside of work she enjoys the usual West Coast activities of camping, hiking, hanging on a beach or patio and working with local animal welfare groups and rescues.
Cooper is a Mastiff mix rescue who enjoys long swims at beach, stealing other dogs balls(sorry!) and a good belly scratch.Indy is a feline princess that usually spends her days fetching paper balls or laying in a sunbeam on the patio.
Another Australian in our ranks, Bonnie has been working in animal care for years, and across many countries! Whether rescuing dogs, goats, and birds at a sanctuary in her native Tasmania, busying herself at a non-profit hospital in London, or taking care of our beloved patients in Vancouver, you can see the joy that emanates from Bonnie when surrounded by animals.
Bonnie was extra excited to get her hamster, Hammy, as hamsters don't really exist in Australia or England! She's smitten with her little friend, who is affectionately known as Ham-Boi in the clinic.
Rhian is originally from Australia, but now calls Vancouver home. Rhian has worked in customer service for 15 years, and now works as our client care manager! After growing up in the country and counting peacocks, pigs and goats as some of her childhood pets, Rhian is right at home working with all manner of animals in clinic, and you're sure to find her feeding your pet treats in the waiting room and trying to get a snap for our Instagram page!
When Rhian isn't at work, you'll find her in the mountains, soaking in the beautiful scenery of B.C. on a camping trip with her husband and dogs.
Trinity is a husky who was found running wild in the woods as a puppy. Chewbacca is a rescue mutt who picked her out at the pound. The two are now inseperable friends, who love the beach, camping trips, as well as a good nap in the sun.