|Monday||8:00am – 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am – 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am – 8:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am – 8:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am – 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:30am – 5:00pm|
In the event of an emergency, contact Canada West Veterinary Specialists and 24 Hour Emergency at 604-473-4882
In the event of an Emergency that occurs after hours, please contact
Canada West Veterinary Specialist and 24/7 Emergency at 604.473.4882. Located at 1988 Kootenay Street in Vancouver
or if distance is an issue, you may try
Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic at 604.879.ERER(3737). They are located at – 2303 Alberta Street in Vancouver.
Amherst Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital located in Vancouver on West 4th and Alma in the Jericho Village Mall. We opened our doors in 1987 and have been providing the highest quality veterinary care to Kitsilano, Dunbar, Point Grey and the west side of Vancouver ever since. We offer a full spectrum of veterinary services using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. All of our staff are dedicated, friendly animal lovers who provide individual service with old-fashioned values.
Dr. Grant Cumberbirch
Principal, Owner and Veterinarian
Grant attended UBC where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. On admission to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977, he spent the following four years in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Dr. Loretta Yuen
Veterinary Medical Director and Veterinarian
Loretta Yuen is an exceptional and astute member of our Amherst team and serves as the Veterinary Medical Director. She is responsible for overseeing the medical operations within the hospital. We are lucky to have Dr. Yuen leading the advancement of high quality patient care and client service at Amherst Vet Hospital.
Dr. Iuliana Sofronia
Dr. Sofronia graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Romania, and worked as a veterinarian in her home country before coming to Canada. She grew up in a small town in Romania and spent all her summer vacations on her grandparents farm, caring for the animals.
Dr. Jill Meacher
Dr. Jill Meacher was born and raised in North Vancouver and has returned to her native stomping grounds after completing her education. Jill loves the lower mainland and as a youth took full advantage of the ocean, mountains and the abundant wildlife. She grew up with a variety of pets, from mice and birds to snakes and amphibians.
Dr. Claire Beneke
Dr. Claire Beneke joined the Amherst team in May of 2013. Claire grew up in North Vancouver where she spent a lot of her time in the outdoors playing soccer, hiking, snowboarding and horseback riding.
Dr. Cheryl Kong
Dr. Cheryl Kong joined the Amherst family in November 2017. Cheryl was born in Ontario and grew up in Hong Kong. She attended university in Glasgow, Scotland and worked in the UK for two years. Lucky for us Cheryl moved back to Canada in 2016!
Dr. Natasa Milojkovic
Natasa pursued her dream and graduated from the University of Belgrade in 1990 and came to Canada in 1992. She began her Canadian veterinary career as a veterinary technician and then passed the Canadian Board exam in Guelph in 1995.
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I want to extend my many thanks to Dr. Yuen, for all of her caring and considerate help in dealing with Rumby over the last few years, but in particular the last two, as our cat gradually failed. Dr. Yuen continued to be patient and thoughtful, and at the end, at our home was even more so, and so we found that a good experience. Thanks also to Dr. Beneke, who filled in when we needed someone and Dr. Yuen was not available. I would like also, to particularly thank the front desk staff who were consistently patient and thoughtful when dealing with my phone calls, particularly in the last several months. They were always helpful and easy to talk to regarding my needs, so I never hesitated to call. […] Lynn W.
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