Dr. Cheryl Kong

Dr. Grant Cumberbirch
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!

Cheryl graduated from university with commendation in 2014. During vet school Cheryl had the opportunity to volunteer in Portugal at shelters, participating in spay and neuter programs. She also spent some time in Morocco treating horses, mules and donkeys. After graduation Cheryl spent two years working in a small hospital in the UK.

Professionally, Cheryl is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery. Small mammal medicine is also of interest to Cheryl.Cheryl is a real gentle soul and prides herself on her ability to be calm with her patients. She ensures that she takes time with nervous pets to make their experience as stress free as possible.

Cheryl has chosen a career in veterinary medicine as it has always been her dream to improve the quality of life for animals. She also likes that this career is diverse in nature. As a veterinarian one can do surgery, interpret x-rays and discuss medical conditions all in the one day! Cheryl also values the opportunity to work closely with owners and their pets.

Outside of work Cheryl takes full advantage of beautiful BC. Cheryl likes to relax in the mountains, hiking, skiing and camping. She also likes to play ice hockey in her spare time.

Cheryl grew up with a beautiful yellow Labrador called Logan and also took care of rabbits and hamsters. She hopes to add a furry friend to her family real soon. For now Cheryl gets her fix by fostering kitties that need temporary homes.

Cheryl is very happy to be part of the Amherst family. She looks forward to working and growing alongside her colleagues over the coming years. We are delighted to have Cheryl!


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