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Dr. Susan Lomond is a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College of Prince Edward Island where she received her DVM. She also has a Bachelor of Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Dalhousie.
She was born in Newfoundland and moved to British Columbia where she has been practising veterinary medicine since 1995. She started Paws and Claws in 2003 and has enjoyed working hard with her staff ever since to build a busy and caring quality practice with a great working environment.
She lives with her husband Barry and their cat Meg. She is looking forward to getting a dog again in the near future.When the doctor is not at work, she enjoys gardening, photograpy, hiking, running, skiing and travelling.
Jennifer Demers is a registered Animal Health Technologist. She graduated from the University College of the Cariboo in 1998 and has been working with Dr. Susan ever since. Besides being an awesome technician , Jennifer is our resident computer whiz who we rely on to fix our computer glitches.
She lives with her husband, Ryan and her son Jayden. They share their home with an Australian Shepherd named Tango and 2 cats George and Maria. She enjoys baking (and eating it!), cross stitch, agility with Tango and spending time with her family .
Like all of us at Paws and Claws, Jennifer enjoys talking to clients and educating them on diets, dentals and overall preventive medicine.
Dr Corrine Searle holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of British Columbia and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2001 and has been practicing in the lower mainland ever since.
We have had the privledge of working with Dr. Corrine here at Paws and Claws since 2009. Her gentle and empathetic manner make her a great team member. She particularly enjoys challenging medical cases and emergency medicine.
Dr. Corrine lives in Langley with her husband Chris and their 4 wonderful kids Neil, Ian, Rainne, and Lily. They recently adopted 2 dogs from Langley Animal Protection Society named Taz and Zoe. When she is not working at the clinic she is busy schooling her children at home. She enjoys swimming, running and snowshoeing in her spare time.
You'll have the pleasure of seeing Valerie's smiley face as soon as you arrive. Val is our head veterinary receptionist and graduated with the Veterinary Office Assistant Program in 1999. She has worked with Dr. Susan for over 13 years and has been at Paws and Claws Animal Hospital for over 8 years.
Val's infectious laugh and sunny nature make her a client favorite. She enjoys communicating with clients and educating them on nutrition and preventive health care.
Val has 2 sons, Ty and Wyatt, and a cat named Queen Snugglepuss (or Lynx for short). She also adopted a goofy Red Heeler named Willis who has her wrapped around his little paw! With her free time she enjoys agility with Willis, hiking the mountains around the Fraser Valley, and competitive baking.
Gwen joined our Paws and Claws team as a veterinary receptionist in 2009. She grew up in the Fraser Valley and completed her Veterinary Reception certificate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2002.
Gwen has a great positive attitude and takes great joy in greeting and meeting clients and their pets. She is very passionate about client education and strives to provide a friendly and compassionate environment for all.
Gwen lives in Abbotsford and shares her home with Brian and her 4 beloved cats Mac, Wally, Faith and Mini Frodo. Outside of work she enjoys computer games, quilting, sewing and spending time with her family.
Sheila is a Registered Animal Health Technologist who has been with our team since 2010. She graduated from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario in 1984. After graduating, she moved to Vancouver Island and worked in a veterinary hospital where she met her husband who was a vet there. A few years later they started their own practice in Qualicum Beach and operated it for 11 years.
Sheila now resides in Walnut Grove with her husband Jamie and their 2 teenagers, Carolyn and Kevin. Their house is ruled by their 2 cats, Jakey and Zoey and a rabbit named Nibbles.
Sheila enjoys reading, theatre, travelling and hanging our with her family. At work she takes great pride and joy in dental cleanings. Though she adores dogs, she definitely has a special soft spot for her feline friends and can often be found whispering sweet nothings in their ears!