Kirsten, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kirsten joined our team in the summer of 2007. Her work in both an emergency clinic as well as serving on the Executive Board of the B.C. Veterinary Technologists Association has provided her with a depth of experience.

Kirsten’s goal has always been to make a difference in the lives of animals. Having done this on a one on one scale for 10 years, she went looking for a new challenge in 2008, which lead her to teach in the Veterinary Technology Program at Douglas College. It allows her to pass along her knowledge and experience and consequently helps to impact the animals that each of her students cares for in the future. She didn’t want to leave the South Burnaby family completely, and so she continues to work one Saturday a month.

Kirsten is a triathlete and has completed three Ironman distance and eight half-Ironman distance races. She also volunteers in Victim Services.  She and her partner have four dogs, three of whom compete in Agility, and one cat, Spartacus.

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