D.V.M.  Christine Kim  

Dr. Christine ( aka Sheltie Michael's mom ) is very happy to be the family veterinarian for your furry companions

She graduated in 2008 and has been working in small animal practices since. She has solid experience in both South Korea and Canada including emergency hospitals. During over a decade of experience in small animal practices in Canada, she has spent many long hours to extend her medical skills. 

After working on Vancouver Island for 3 years, she moved to North Vancouver and has been calling it her sweet home ever since. 
On her days off, she likes hiking with her furry boy Michael. She also likes spending time at a patio as well so don't be shy when you meet her outside.

 

As a general practitioner, she has kept up to date with advanced surgical and dental procedures to give her patients high quality care. But most importantly Christine is fun and easy to talk to with a sense of humor so you will feel at ease and free to discuss and issue that comes up.

D.V.M.  Natalia Osorio  

We're very excited to announce WPVC is having a new doctor as your family veterinarian Dr Natalia Osorio . 
 

She graduated in 2008 and has solid medical experience in both Brazil and Canada. After working in Port moody for 2 years, she moved to North Vancouver to join WPVC
and her old friend Dr Christine 


She is interested in geriatric care and pain management. 
Her passion with regards to pain management leads her currently to study veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic care to expend her skills to help her furry patients.  


On her days off, she likes cleaning all the cat hairs from her cats named " Izzy and April " in her house but also likes cooking creative dishes. 

 

Our referral veterinary specialist
( Ultrasound ) 

D.V.M.  Janet Nieckarz-Loeven

Dr. Janet Nieckarz-Loeven earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. After graduation she completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a 3 year residency in radiology at the University of Tennessee. In 2001, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and has been providing board certified radiology and ultrasound services to the Vancouver area since 2001.
 

Dr. Nieckarz-Loeven was on staff at a local speciality hospital from
2001-2007, and has been providing in house/mobile ultrasounds to the lower mainland since 2004. Dr. Nieckarz-Loeven is skilled in all aspects of Veterinary Radiology-- ultrasound, CT, MRI, radiographic interpretation, and nuclear medicine. Her primary interests are in performing and interpreting ultrasound exams, performing ultrasound guided interventions (fine needle aspirates and biopsies), radiographic interpretation and working closely with referring
veterinarians to provide these additional diagnostics and consultations for advanced imaging procedures.

 

Dr. Janet is pleased to be a collaborative part of your pet’s health care team at Waterfront Park Veterinary Clinic. 

Our referral veterinary specialist
( Surgery ) 

D.V.M.  David Francis 

Dr. Davidi Francis earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine ( WCVM) in 1997. After graduation he completed a one year internship in small animal medicine at the University of Tennessee from 2000 to 2001 , followed by a 3 year surgical residency at the University of Tennessee from 2002 to 2005.

In 2006, he became the board certified veterinary surgeon and has been providing board certified surgery service since. 
Dr David Francis is pleased to be a collaborative part of your pet's care team at the Waterfront park veterinary clinic.

Animal Health Technician   
-Danielle Dufraine 

Your fur babies will feel right at home with Dani working hands on during their visits.

 

Dani has been working with Dr Christine for over 3 years as a clinic trained animal health technician. She is very excited to join  WPVC . 


She had a passion for helping animals from a very young age, knowing it was her calling after rescuing her first dog, "Gracey" off the streets in Nova Scotia at 10 years of age. Over the years Dani has had the privilege of hand raising kittens, working on a dairy farm, volunteering at horse stables, Wild Life Rescue along with the Wild Raptors at the Vancouver Zoo. 

6 years ago Dani moved to the north shore and shortly after began her career in small animal care. You can especially trust Dani with your feline friends, as she likes to think of her self as some what of a cat whisperer after spending 3 years working in a cat only practice and having a kitty of her own at home, Mowgli… who is oh so particular about his life.
 

Outside of the clinic you can find Dani lifting weights at the local gym or exploring out fabulous province with her partner and dog, Hendrix. Dani is eager to be there as a supportive friendly face who is always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your fury friends health or north shore hiking trails!

Head receptionist - Shyun Yu 

Shyun joined Dr. Chrstine’s team over a year ago ever since she ventured into the veterinary profession.

Combining her 20+ years of customer service experience and her love for animals, Shyun will be able to provide the best front-desk service for you and your pets.  

 

Originally from Taiwan, Shyun has been calling Vancouver her home for almost two decades. As a lifelong pet owner her whole life, she had rescued number of cats and dogs from the streets of Taiwan. She currently lives with 2 very spoiled cats, and one was a rescued from SPCA. During her free time, she can be found cuddling with her kitties at home or exploring restaurants and cafes around Vancouver. Feel free to ask her for recommendations!

 

Shyun is excited to continue working with Dr. Christine and the team of WPVC.

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