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Welcome to Ambleside Animal Hospital!

With the Holidays coming up, we will be closing early on Saturday December 2nd, at 4pm for a staff event. We will re-open with normal hours Sunday December 3rd.


Situated just 1 block from the ocean, Ambleside Animal Hospital is the largest privately owned pet hospital on the North Shore, offering excellence in veterinary care to the surrounding areas. We are a full-service animal hospital and welcome both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.

If you have any questions, call 604-922-4157 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. We are very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for pet owners.

We are proud to care for the animals at the West Vancouver SPCA, Maplewood Farm, and OWL Rehabilitation Society.

At Ambleside Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


We proudly use PetSites to give you access to your pet's medical records at home. Click here to log in to your PetSite.



Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Chris Booth
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Booth graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He has owned Ambleside Animal Hospital since 1996 and loves practicing veterinary medicine on the North Shore. He spends his weekends with his wife and three kids along with his dogs Wolfie & Ghetti, and cats, Friskie & Cosmo.

  • Dr. Carla Wilkie
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Wilkie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, with honours, in 1992 and has been at Ambleside Animal Hospital since 2001. She has a passion for surgery, and has been opening up a more diverse scope of medicine to our patients for many years - she is also a licensed veterinary acupuncturist, licensed veterinary chiropractor, and most recently, she became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.

  • Dr. Caroline Niegos
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Niegos graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1998, and received her Canadian certification in 2009. She has been practicing at Ambleside Animal Hospital since 2011. Her amazing surgical and dental skills make her sought after by the other veterinarians at Ambleside. She has two cats - shy Timmy and (very) outgoing Poppy, and likes to travel whenever she gets a chance.

  • Dr. Anne Irwin
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Anne Irwin graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with great distinction in 1992, and completed a Clinical Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Minnesota. In 1993, became part owner of North Burnaby Pet Hospital before taking a permanent position here at Ambleside. When not working, you can find Dr. Irwin on the trails of the North Shore or attending sporting events with her two young sons Matthew and Kevin.

  • Dr. Liz Sang
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Liz Sang was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to working as a vet, she gained a PhD in Molecular Biology and worked in research at Oxford University. After graduating with her veterinary degree from Bristol University in 2009 she worked in small animal practice in the UK before joining us at Ambleside in 2015. Her free time is spent with her husband, daughter, and their cat, Tobermory.

  • Dr.
    Lisa St. Clair
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Lisa St. Clair is the newest veterinarian to the Ambleside family - she joined us here in June 2017, after making the move to Canada from California in December 2016. She graduated with her degree in veterinary medicine from University of California - Davis in 2009. She currently resides here on the North Shore with her husband and two cats, and enjoys windsurfing and sailing in her spare time.

Our Location

Office Hours

Main Office

Monday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

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Testimonials

Feedback From Our Clients

  • "As always, Russell received the most prompt, detailed, comprehensive care with a lot of love thrown in. No wonder he always has his tail wagging with excitement whenever we have to go. Our thanks and gratitude go to the whole staff."
    Vicki C. and Gerald H. with Russell and Bungee
  • "Every time I have visited Ambleside Animal Hospital, I have felt welcomed and valued. It seems that the care provided is not just about my treasured little dog, but about me as care-giver as well! Wonderful care, efficient and caring service, and totally satisfied outcomes. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!"
    Barbara L. G. , MA
  • "I am an extremely happy client of Ambleside Animal Hospital. I have always found the necessary expertise when it has been needed, but above all it is the passion and compassion demonstrated by all members of staff that keeps me coming back. They really care."
    Coral W.