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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.

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Office Hours

Main Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 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.