Meet the Veterinary Team of Gladys Pet Hospital in Abbotsford! We are dedicated to providing exceptional medical care for your pets. Please call us at 604-850-2000 to speak with a caring and compassionate member of our team!
Alex is our Veterinary assistant who is one of the newer members of the team. She studied pre-medicine at Valley City State University in North Dakota on a softball scholarship, working towards becoming a veterinarian. After a career ending injury she came back to BC and pursued other career options. The pull to working with animals was just too strong and she started at Gladys Pet Hospital in March 2016. Alex shares her home with one giant canine Chopper the big blue Great Dane, two frisky felines Harley and Odin and the newest members of the squad, 4 laying hens Connie, Nancy, Peggy and Luanne! Oh and of course her husband Nathan. When she is not working, Alex enjoys growing fresh veggies in her garden, horseback riding and spending time outdoors listening to country music with her friends and family!
Luke is our Veterinary Assistant who started working at Mission Veterinary Hospital August of 2014. He has grown up with a love for animals and has recently completed his schooling to become a VAA (Veterinary Administrative Assistant). He intends on pursuing his career even further as a Veterinary Nurse at Thompson River University. Luke doesn’t have any pets currently. Joe, a resident cat from Mission Veterinary Hospital, has laid claim to him and sometimes stays for prolonged visits over the weekends. Whenever Luke is not loving Joe he is enjoying the outdoors, rock climbing, and boxing at a local club in Mission.
Alicia has worked at Mission Veterinary Hospital since September 2006. She started as a volunteer in 2005 and was shortly hired after that as a Veterinary Assistant. Growing up, animals have always been an important part of her life and even mentioned to her mom at the age of 3 that she was going to work with them. Alicia shares her house with six men; five of which are 4-legged and 1 of them is a 3-legged. “Dominic” (her main man)is a black and white tuxedo cat who Alicia refers to as her “perfect angel”. “Lukas” is Dominic’s partner in crime; a brown and grey tabby cat, and the newest kitten is a grey and white DSH, “Mr Pickles”. He was hit by a car at the age of 6 weeks old. After lots of tender love and care he is almost normal. Alicia also recently adopted “Roger” who she refers to as “Rogeraroonie”. He came to her after he was hit by car and had no family to claim him. “Chico” is Alicia’s 3-legged yellow lab who at the age of 1 learned quickly that cars are not friends. Her final boy is a bratty Beagle named “Tucker”. Tucker chose Alicia when he won her heart over as a puppy. Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy became a large focus of Alicia’s after her personal experience with a multitude of accidents and surgeries. Alicia has taken a variety of course in the Veterinary field and is currently taking Business Courses. When not at work Alicia enjoys 4X4-ing, running and spending time outdoors camping with family and friends
Arianna has always had a passion for animals and has worked mainly with dogs and cats since 2009 as a trainer and award winning groomer. She recently started working at Gladys Pet Hospital to expand her knowledge, experience and to further pursue her love of animals. She spends time with her long haired GSD Sierra, an Exotic Shorthair cat named Pearl, two rats Oreo Cookie and Splinter, a diamond dove called Spence, a button quail Kiwi, a leopard gecko Daisy, two daughters and a soon to be husband! When not working she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family and Pearl enjoys going camping with them just as much as Sierra does!
Heather started off volunteering in the veterinary field during her high school days and has been working as a veterinary assistant at Mission Veterinary hospital since 2014. Heather has grown up with a passion and love for animals. She has 4 cats Loo, Rose, Drooly and Wilbur and a very loving puppy named Dolly! When Heather is not at work, you can find her enjoying the outdoors listening to good ol’ country music. Heather will be starting school this spring to further her education in hopes of becoming a Veterinarian herself.