Dr. Fraser Davidson
Having grown up in Vancouver, it gives me great pleasure to be back working in the same neighborhood I grew up in. It is a privilege to be servicing this community as your local Veterinarian. I moved to New Zealand in 2000 to pursue my dream of becoming a Veterinarian. I graduated, with a degree in Veterinary Science, from Massey University in 2005 then worked in Pukekohe (New Zealand) for two years before moving to the UK in 2007. I chose to do Veterinary locums in London and throughout other areas of the UK which exposed me to many different practices and learning opportunities. My training in New Zealand had offered me a vast amount of experience with large animals, but it also helped me realize that my real passion is in small animal veterinary work. It is my goal to provide for you and your pet, the absolute best in medical care and thoroughly educate you in all matters regarding your pets health so that you can feel that you are a fully informed participant in the health and wellness decisions around your pet. We look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Fraser has two mischievious cats, Charlie and Frankie.
They are sisters from the same litter! They enjoy naps in the sun, and climbing the furniture.
Dr. Danielle Bews
Danielle is from the South Island of New Zealand and recently moved to Vancouver with her husband, Nick. She always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and completed her degree in Veterinary Science at Massey University. She spent the first part of her career as a veterinarian working in Auckland, which only strengthened her passion for companion animal practice. Before settling in Vancouver, Danielle enjoyed travelling for three months around Cuba, Mexico and Central America. Here in Canada she is determined to make the most of her spare time exploring the hiking trails, snowboarding, sampling the variety of craft beers and eating out at the many restaurants on offer. Danielle is very excited to be joining the Acadia team, and looks forward to working with you to ensure your pets health!
Ashley grew up in North Delta, BC and currently resides in downtown Vancouver. She always knew she wanted to work with animals, and got her degree in Animal Biology from the University of British Columbia. After graduating, Ashley went backpacking to South America with her now husband, Yasha. While in Bolivia, she had the opportunity to volunteer with the local wildlife at a rehabilitation center in the jungle. After returning to Vancouver, Ashley got a job at a veterinary hospital in Richmond, where she worked while obtaining her diploma in Animal Health Technology from Thompson Rivers University. Once graduated, Ashley made the move to work in Kits, and joined Dr. Fraser Davidson at Acadia Vet Clinic.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys what all Vancouverites enjoy: hiking, running and checking out the local craft breweries.
Ashley has a rescue dog from Texas named Pumpkin.
Pumpkin enjoys running around at the dog park, barking at the waves at the beach, and ripping apart anything made of paper.
Roberta is a Vancouver native, and currently lives in Burnaby. She has been a long time animal lover, founding two animal rescue organizations (Vancouver Ferret Rescue and HomeFinders Animal Rescue) and working in the animal health care industry. Roberta worked at a veterinary clinic in Point Grey for over a decade before spending several years at a busy Specialty / Referral hospital in their surgery service while continuing to pick up occasional shifts here at Acadia. She is happy to be back in a general practice clinic full time! Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities, spends time working on local animal welfare issues, and relaxing with a good book.
Roberta has a big, beautiful mutt named Dakota, and shares her home with a couple of senior kitties and some frisky ferrets!
Stephanie was born and raised in Vancouver; she has been passionate about animal welfare from an early age and spent most of her childhood free time horseback riding and walking neighbours dogs. She studied Religion and English at the University of Toronto and Biology at the University of British Columbia. Stephanie started working in an emergency clinic, but is very excited to get acquainted with life in a general practice.
On weekends you can catch Stephanie racing her dog, Lyla, through the North Shore mountains or Pacific Spirit Park. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching yoga, playing soccer, volleyball, softball, and pretty much any water sport under the sun!
Lyla is Stephanie's beautiful dog!
Laura grew up in Ontario and has a Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Brock University. After graduating, Laura could hear the west coast mountains calling! Laura first moved to Kelowna and worked as a counsellor for kids with autism for 4 years. She used animal therapy in her practice and would volunteer with the kids at the local SPCA. Laura and her boyfriend moved to Kitsilano in spring 2017, and she pursued her dream of working with animals. In her spare time, you will find Laura exploring the outdoors, whether it by mountain bike, skis or hiking. Laura has a super active, sweetheart dog named Luna and a crazy, cuddly cat named Toast.
Luna is a rescue lab mix. She loves fetching the ball and enjoys all adventures in the woods!
Toast is Mr. Social...he loves to cuddle and give everyone kisses!