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

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

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

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. Sarina Minhas

Veterinarian

Dr. Sarina Minhas graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2014, after completing her Bachelor of Science at McGill University. She also completed her Master of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Dr. Minhas is a local that was raised in Richmond, BC, and enjoys participating in community events. Her home includes an adorable inquisitive feline named Poppy, that was adopted from the Saskatoon SPCA. Poppy likes Greenies and enjoys gazing out windows.

In her spare time, Dr. Minhas enjoys reading, watching the Simpsons, and hanging out with Poppy. She is a coffee connoisseur and an expert trivia night player.

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

Amy

Amy

Veterinary Technician

Amy and her adorable senior kitty Bo (who was 22 years old!) was a client of VVH for many years before she began working here in 2017. She completed her degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician at Douglas College in 2017 and her Bachelor of Science in Applied Animal Biology at UBC in 2012. We are honoured she chose to work here after graduation and she has been a great addition to the team.

Now Amy shares her home with two beautiful black cats named Pancake and Palantir. Both were adopted as a bonded pair from VOKRA and enjoy cuddling and being cute every day.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons, roller skating and being awesome in general.

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.

Nick

Nick

Veterinary Technician

Nick has been nicknamed The Voice of VVH because of his contributions to local radio stations. He has been interviewed about animal care topics by CBC radio. His witty sense of humor and original jokes are an added bonus to his hardworking personality.

Nick has complete the Animal Care Program at Sheridan College in Ontario. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Brock University. Previous work experience includes working at a veterinary hospital in Toronto and volunteering at an Exotic Animal Farm.

His household includes Maureen, an intimidating and fierce feline furball with endless love for everybody, and Tornado, the tiniest new member to his family. Despite her tiny size, she can run faster than the wind, all the while sporting the cutest face.

Nick also has penguins. Just kidding. But it is a wish of his! His hobbies include enjoying the great outdoors and playing video games in his spare time.

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

Cindy

Cindy

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon

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

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, and a loveable cat named Tibby.

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

Grace

Grace

Veterinary Assistant

Grace joined the VVH team in 2018 and has experience with a variety of animal species.
She worked on four farms in the past, raising lambs, cattle and horses. She also has experience working in pet stores and a zoo in England.

Since she cannot currently keep pets at her home, she sometimes borrows her coworker's dogs, including Dr. Longridge's dogs Roux and Beau.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys being British and doing Britishy things such as drinking tea and watching cricket. She also enjoys swing dancing.

Holly

Holly

Veterinary Assistant

Holly joined the VVH team in 2018 after having work experience and training at Island Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary technician's assistant.

She shares her household with her best friend Kitty, a male Domestic Longhaired feline born in 2012, and her senior cat Muffin, a female Domestic Shorthair born in 2002! She also has a gorgeous Golden Retriever named Katie, born in 2009.

In addition to working full time at VVH, Holly is a freelance model and owns a small business where she buys and resells vintage clothing and vinyl records. This multi-talented woman also enjoys film photography and attending concerts. And last but not least, she enjoys spending time with her best buddy Kitty.

Jill

Veterinary Assistant

Jill is a graduate of the Douglas College Veterinary Office Assistant program and has been working in the veterinary industry for years.

Her busy household is shared with 3 fluffy felines (Fat Cali, Beans, and Biscuit) and 2 rambunctious canines.

Jill loves coffee and Pringles chips and also enjoys leaving butter out for her cats to find. Her hobbies include hanging out with cats, trivia, watching movies and listening to music. She is also an avid stamp collector.

Juliet

Veterinary Assistant

Juliet has been a wonderful addition to the VVH team. She is currently a veterinary student at Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon so she is working here at VVH part time.

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!

Kat

Veterinary Assistant

Kat came to VVH with a Veterinary Office Assistant degree from Granville College and 3 years of experience working at veterinary clinics. She also has a diploma in Makeup Artistry.

She shares her household with several furry family members, including Frances and Conroy, two Chiweenie brothers. Follow them on instagram @francesandconroy_chiweeniebros

Pet hair contributions in her household also come from Olive and Maldon, two beautiful and friendly longhaired feline littermates.

In her spare time, Kat enjoys hiking with the doggies, cooking, going to the beach, subversive cross stitching, vintage clothing, shopping, and of course wearing pretty shoes.

Lilian

Veterinary Assistant

Lilian joined our team in 2018 and is currently studying at UBC for Applied Animal Biology. She graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School in Vancouver and has experience working at her family's medical clinic as a receptionist. She is also an avid horseback rider and taught horseback riding to children at Pony Meadows at Southland Heritage Farm in Vancouver.

Lilian has a wide variety of animals, some furry and some not, in her family. She had a gorgeous bearded dragon named Charlene as well as various other reptiles and frogs. The furry household members include their beautiful Shepherd mix Riley and 3 cats Trouble, Mischief and Puddin.

Lilian's hobbies include reading reptile books, cosplaying at conventions, playing video games, equestrian activities, and spending time with her family and pets at the cottage on Galliano Island.

Vivian

Vivian

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon

Practice Manager

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

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

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.