Dr. Michelle Kates

Dr. Michelle Kates has been practising at South Burnaby Vet Hospital since 1998. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, in 1995. She first worked in Toronto for a few years before moving out to beautiful British Columbia. She came initially for a one year contract, but then fell in love with the area (and our practice) and decided to stay! Dr. Kates is a very dedicated veterinarian who adores her job as is well-loved by our clients and staff. Dr. Kates lives in Vancouver with her husband Sol, their son Aaron and daughter Hannah. Also part of the family is “Dawson,” the most lovable dog, " Luke,” the crazy one in the family, and "Sketch," the cat whose name suits her! She enjoys the outdoors, especially going for walks in the endowment lands and low tide at Spanish Banks and can often be found there on sunny days. Dr. Kates has a great passion for internal medicine, is very thorough and practices exceptionally high-quality medicine. She makes a point of keeping on top of the latest and greatest by attending seminars and coordinating with specialists. She has special interests in dermatology, cardiology, ophthalmology and geriatric medicine.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital