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Meet Doctor Brigitte

Doctor B with her cat Friskabella

I was born in Castelsarrasin, France and traveled extensively in my youth, growing up mostly in France, the Ivory Coast (West Africa) and Canada. Like many people, I’ve been an animal lover my whole life.

I studied Animal Sciences and Nutrition at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences – University of British Columbia and graduated with Distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) in 1984, and have been building my expertise in dog and cat health care ever since.

I have worked in my own  practices and as a relief veterinarian for my colleagues throughout British Columbia (Northern BC, the Okanagan Valley, the  Kootenays,  and in the Lower Mainland) What a beautiful province BC is !  I’ve tried to expose myself to as many learning opportunities as possible, and am proud of my career and commitment to this wonderful field of medecine. I attend the leading veterinary conferences each year  for Continuing education to  meet or exceed the requirements of the licensing board. to broaden and enhance my veterinary knowledge and skills. I am also a  member of VIN, the Veterinary Information Network. VIN allows Doctors to consult on cases and access a knowledge base of veterinary medical information throughout the world.

I am a member of the IAAHPC ( Internal Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) . IAAHPC is focused on providing me with the tools and resources I need to provide comfort-oriented care to companion animals as they approach the end of life.

 

My approach to general veterinary medicine is one that takes both the pet and the owner into consideration, and one that also relies on the involvement of the owner in the diagnosis, treatment and general health of the pet.. There are never any guarantees, but it certainly is rewarding when you see an animal that once was suffering from illness, wagging, wiggling or purring again.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Owner of  HOUSEPAWS IN HOME VETERINARY CARE                              May 2013-current

Locum Veterinarian Summerland, Penticton, Kelowna BC                             March 2011-current

Locum Veterinarian Tsawwassen and Ladner  BC                                             March 2011-current

Contract faculty @ Douglas College Anesthesiology                                          Sept 2012-Dec 2012

Owner and Resident Veterinarian of UNIVERSITY VETERINARY CLINIC LTD. March 2000- March 2011

Discipline Coordinator of the  BRITISH COLUMBIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  1997-1999

Creator, Owner and Resident Veterinarian SOUTH BURNABY VETERINARY HOSPITAL LTD.1987-1997

Associate Veterinarian and Hospital Director of both CENTRAL PARK VETERINARY HOSPITAL and  SOUTH SURREY VETERINARY HOSPITAL 1984-1987

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC)                                                                         September 2010-current

Society of Veterinarians of British Columbia (SVBC)                                                                         September 2010-current

British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association (BCVMA)                                                            1984  – September 2010

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)                                                                            1984  – current

Member of the International Assocition for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)   current

 

OFFICES HELD

BCVMA Representative in charge of the social program for the Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). Host city:  Vancouver   2000

CVMA Representative on the Advisory Board of PetCare Veterinary Insurance                   1997-2000

Volunteer member on the Grievance & Ethics Committee of the BCVMA                  1987-1997

 

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