Meet Our Team

Meet the veterinary team of Vancouver Veterinary Hospital! We are pleased to provide a variety of services for your pets. Please call us at 604-876-2231 to speak to one of our caring team members.

Veterinarians

Dr. Amy Cheung

Dr. Amy Cheung

Veterinarian

Dr. Amy Cheung graduated from Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2008. She has brought new and innovative perspectives to the practice and has a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology.

Prior to joining Vancouver Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Cheung spent her time in California as a small animal practitioner and surgeon. She had the pleasure of working with Western University of Health's College of Veterinary Medicine in California as a teacher for veterinary students during their clinical rotations.

Dr. Cheung can speak Cantonese. In her spare time, Dr. Cheung enjoys surfing, dancing, photography, and spending time with her adopted pets: Tequila the Mexican special and Mew the Domestic Shorthaired cat.

Dr. Elspeth Longridge

Dr. Elspeth Longridge

Veterinarian

Dr. Elspeth (Elly) Longridge graduated in 2014 with highest honours from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine located in St. Kitts in the West Indies. She completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University where she developed a special interest in dermatology and exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Longridge was born and raised in Vancouver and was delighted to return after completing her education. She lives with her two rescue dogs, Roux and Beau. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading and horseback riding.

Dr. Gabe Muller

Dr. Gabe Muller

Veterinarian

Dr. Gabe Muller graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1980. Over the years Dr. Muller has combined his interests in veterinary medicine, family and travel. He first spent several years in a specialty emergency practice developing skills needed to quickly evaluate and prioritize health problems as they are presented. He has spent the last number of years helping ensure the health and well being of family pets as owner of Vancouver Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Muller maintains a broad perspective and whole animal approach to veterinary medicine. Because of the complicated and ever changing world of veterinary medicine, he maintains his skills in an ongoing manner with continuing education. His primary role as hospital administrator and medical director enables him to practice quality veterinary medicine while maintaining an organizational role in the clinic.

In addition to his love of veterinary medicine and pets, Dr. Muller also has the love of a family with four active children and two dogs, Dexter the Whippet and Hallie the Mexican mixed breed rescue dog.

Dr. Linda Mattsson

Dr. Linda Mattsson

Veterinarian

Dr. Linda Mattsson graduated in 2010 from the largest and oldest veterinary school in the United Kingdom; The Royal Veterinary College in London. After graduation, she spent her time working for a busy small animal hospital in a rural market town in England. In 2011 she travelled to Sri Lanka to volunteer at an animal shelter for sick and injured destitute stray dogs.

Although loving all aspects of veterinary medicine Dr. Mattsson has a special interest in feline medicine, dermatology and internal medicine.

Born and raised in the countryside of Sweden she enjoys spending the majority of her spare time outdoors hiking and skiing. She also takes pleasure in reading, travelling and eating good food. She has a very handsome Norwegian forest cat named Chester who is currently residing with family in Sweden.

We are thrilled to report that Dr. Mattsson's family is growing and she is currently on maternity leave.

Dr. Sarina Minhas

Dr. Sarina Minhas

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Priscilla Yu

Dr. Priscilla Yu

Veterinarian

Dr. Priscilla Yu obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University in 2005, and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of West Indies (UWI) School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She worked and taught at UWI's Small Animal Teaching Hospital for three years (2011-2014). Dr. Yu joined the Vancouver Veterinary Hospital team in 2014.

In her spare time, Dr. Yu enjoys a variety of hobbies, such as cooking, baking, snowboarding, camping, kayaking, trying new foods, and exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver. She also has a special interest in marine biology. She shares her household with a newly adopted Domestic Shorthaired cat named Winston.

Veterinary Technicians

Kayla

Kayla

Veterinary Technician

Kayla has been with the practice since spring of 2006 as a veterinary assistant while studying at Thompson Rivers University. In January 2010, she graduated from the university's Animal Health Technology program and is now a Registered Animal Health Technician (RAHT).

Since childhood, Kayla has always been surrounded by animals. She is now owned by three cats: Atticus, a beautiful outgoing long-haired boy which tends to be very bossy. Madeline, a very shy but affectionate short-haired female that was adopted from the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association. Minou, the newest addition to the household, which is a polydactyl (meaning lots of toes!) cat that was found abandoned in a box beside a river.

When she is not spending time with her felines, Kayla enjoys hiking, jogging and reading.

Priscilla

Priscilla

Veterinary Technician

We are so happy to have Priscilla as part of the VVH team. Priscilla started as a veterinary assistant in 2010. Soon after, she found a passion and interest in the technical side of veterinary medicine. She started receiving training as a technician in 2010 and stayed for almost 5 years before the clinic closed its doors in November of 2014. Her outgoing nature and way with animals has made her a fantastic addition to our team!

Priscilla's furry family consists of four dogs, two of which are currently living with her. There is Molly, a rambunctious and sweet French Bulldog, and Angel, an adorable poofy Pomeranian. The other two dogs started off as a dogsitting adventure, but then they were adopted and now resides with her parents.

Outside of work, Priscilla enjoys traveling (especially to hot places with nice beaches), eating (she is a huge foodie that likes to try new restaurants and different types of food), music, hiking and biking.

We are thrilled to announce that Priscilla's family is expanding and she is currently on maternity leave.

William

William

Veterinary Technician

William has been a fabulous addition to the VVH team. He has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field, working as a veterinary technician and lab assistant at numerous small animal hospitals. He also had the pleasure of working at a panda research facility in China. He studied at University of British Columbia and attended veterinary school overseas. He is currently completing his requirements to be a qualified BC veterinarian. He has special interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and regenerative therapy. His goals include working in wildlife medicine, with elephants and sloths!

William is a favourite amongst the team, and is loved by all including all the furry staff pets. The pets absolutely love snuggling with William when they are being babysat. William's family has owned and bred beautiful Tibetan Mastiffs in the past, some of which were larger than William himself.

In his spare time, William enjoys travelling, drawing, designing, and aquatic sports. He appreciates the musical arts and enjoys playing his instruments. He also loves sloths. William is fluent in Mandarin.

Veterinary Assistants

Colleen

Colleen

Veterinary Assistant

Colleen joined the team in summer of 2010 as Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant. She has been in the veterinary field since 2007 and her experience at previous clinics has made her a great asset to our hospital.

Colleen lives with Fling, an adorable domestic shorthaired female cat that always has that 'deer-in-headlights' look on her face. She was adopted as a kitten from the SPCA. Fling's adopted sister is a beautiful domestic shorthaired cat named Dina. Dina was abandoned by her previous owner and was brought here to VVH. When meeting Fling for the first time, Dina was a bit reserved. But as time went on, they have become the best of friends.

When not spending time with her pets, Colleen enjoys baking, camping and travelling.

Emily

Emily

Veterinary Assistant

Emily completed the Veterinary Office Assistant (VOA) program at Douglas College and has experience volunteering at the Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic (24 hour pet emergency hospital) and the Langley Animal Protection Society, which is an animal shelter and pet adoption centre.

Emily's household is currently run by an adorable dog named Roger, a loveable cat named Tibby, and Merlin the recently rescued diabetic cat.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, cooking, and taking Roger the dog out for swims.

Jill

Jill

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Juliet

Juliet

Veterinary Assistant

Juliet has been a wonderful addition to the VVH team. She is currently a final year Bachelor of Science student at UBC studying Applied Animal Biology.

She shares her home with an outgoing black and white domestic medium-haired feline named Oreo. In her spare time, Juliet enjoys drawing, photography, playing the piano, and kissing her cat. What a lucky cat!

Nick

Nick

Job Position

Bio coming soon

Lydia

Lydia

Veterinary Assistant

It is a pleasure to welcome Lydia to the VVH team! She graduated from the Granville College Veterinary Office Assistant program in 2016 and had been volunteering with the Cat Rescue Maritimes (CARMA) in New Brunswick. The Cat Rescue Maritimes is a volunteer-run charity that organizes catch and release programs for feral cat populations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Lydia also worked at Southpaw Animal Hospital in New Brunswick prior to moving to Vancouver.

Her household consists of her handsome senior feline named Korben and a rescued green iguana named Sly.

In her spare time, Lydia enjoys yoga, practicing on her drums, reading, and cuddling with Korben.

Robin

Robin

Veterinary Assistant

Robin has been with Vancouver Veterinary Hospital since 2004 as Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant. She is a 2004 graduate from the Granville Business College Veterinary Office Assistant (VOA) Program.

When she is not spending time with her handsome senior cat, Cosmic Charlie, Robin enjoys hiking, travelling, silversmithing, photography, and camping. She is also fluent in French.

Her compassion and love for animals has not only made her a dedicated team member, but she also runs a small side business called Robin's Pet Services. She specializes in pet sitting elderly and health-compromised pets. Email her at meowfornow@gmail.com for more info.

Stacey

Stacey

Veterinary Assistant

Stacey started at VVH in 2013 as a practicum student and has been a fantastic addition to our team. Stacey is a graduate of the Granville College Veterinary Office Assistant (VOA) program, with a lifelong love for animals. She moved from Ontario to British Columbia 5 years ago. Her family pet is Sammy, a loveable 6 year old male Golden Retriever.

In her spare time, Stacey enjoys skiing on the local mountains during the winter months and softball in the beautiful city of Vancouver during the summer.

Practice Manager

Nils

Nils

Practice Manager

Nils has been in the veterinary field for over 22 years and has been managing and consulting veterinary practices for over 17 years. A long standing member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, she still feels passionate about combining care and compassion in providing the best veterinary services to our furry family members.

Originally having a background in human medicine, upon her return from volunteering in Africa for 5 1/2 years, she dedicated her skills to the veterinary sciences.

Nils shares her home with a husband and their adopted cats. In her spare time she enjoys writing, sketching and exploring.

Groomer

Linda

Linda

Groomer

Our professional groomer, Linda, has been grooming both cats and dogs since 1974 and has been with Vancouver Veterinary Hospital for the past 18 years. She especially enjoys working with older animals that require that extra bit of care. Over the years, Linda has taken care of a menagerie of mature pets and therefore has experience with many of the challenges that older animals encounter.

Linda likes to individualize each grooming appointment. An appointment can involve the full treatment which would include a bath, cut, brush and nail trim or may just simply involve a quick trim of hair around the face or feet or a simple brush-out. At the beginning of your pet’s first visit, Linda always takes time to discuss your pet’s needs with you.

If your pet requires sedation for grooming, please be aware that we will not sedate any animal that has not been seen by one of our veterinarians within the last year. Please call our office to schedule an exam. In addition, animals over the age of eight or those who have ongoing health issues may require a blood test prior to sedation.

Clinic Cat

Lily

Lily

Clinic Cat

Last but not least, Lily, our well-loved clinic cat! Lily came to us in the summer of 2012 as her owner could no longer care for her due to her medical needs. After trying various foster homes, we found she was best suited for an environment where she would receive lots of love and attention. Having successfully completing a weight loss program, she is slimmer than ever and is now our clinic mascot!

With an appetite for catnip and all things edible, she is an affectionate long-haired feline that loves to sit in laps. During her spare time, Lily enjoys belly rubs, getting brushed, and napping.