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.
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
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
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