Doctors

Dr. Janet AdamGranville Island Veterinary Hospital -Dr. Janet Adam

Dr. Janet Adam has been a cornerstore of skill and excellence here at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital for sixteen years. It's with a mixture of sadness and celebration that we report she will be leaving our practice and moving her young family back home to Vancouver Island. She will be available full time for consultations until June 22nd, and will provide limited locum coverage beyond this date. 

Dr. Adam has developed strong relationships with many of our clients over the years and will be dearly missed. Please contact us with any questions and we will happily help you transition your pet's care to another one of our doctors. 

An open letter from Dr. Janet Adam

Dr. Bill IgnacioVeterinary Hospital - Dr. Bill Ignacio

 

Dr. Ignacio grew up in Hawaii. (Yes, it was nice. No, he doesn't surf.) He graduated from Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2002. He has always enjoyed working with all types of animals, so he accepted an internship in Equine Medicine at The Okotoks Animal Clinic outside of Calgary, Alberta. But love for the ocean brought him out to the coast and Vancouver, which he now calls home. He misses the horses, but loves that he gets to practice high quality medicine and surgery in a well-staffed, progressive small animal hospital. His dream car is a 1969 Ford Thunderbird and he has an irrational fear of avocados.

Dr. Cynthia RoseDr. Cynthia Rose; newest Doctor at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Cynthia Rose completed both her undergraduate and veterinary studies at the University of Guelph. After a long drive across the country, she began her career in beautiful Vancouver. She has recently travelled to Nunavut and Botswana to provide veterinary care for underprivileged animals as a member of the Canadian Animal Assistance Team. Dr. Rose works closely with her clients, providing a fresh diagnostic and therapeutic approach, to help provide optimal care for her four-legged patients.

When she is not at the hospital, you can find Dr. Rose indoor rock climbing, riding her bicycle, or exploring the beautiful outdoors that the West Coast has to offer. 

Dr. Anna WallaceVeterinary Hospital - Dr. Anna Wallace

Born and raised here in Vancouver, Dr. Anna Wallace has found her way back to join us at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital. After graduating from McGill University with a degree in Biology, Anna wasted no time and headed straight to Saskatoon to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wallace brings to our team of doctors a fresh knowledge of veterinary medicine and an eager approach to surgery. Our clients are pleased with her pleasant and friendly attitude and our patients are quick to adopt Dr. Wallace as one of their favorite veterinarians. Madeline is a cute terrier that won Anna's heart during her care at Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

In her spare time Dr. Anna Wallace enjoys running, traveling, socializing and occasionally, getting lost on Grouse Mountain.

Dr. Jeffrey BerkshireVeterinary Hospital - Dr.Jeffrey Birkshire

Dr. Berkshire is originally from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia but he fell in love with beautiful Vancouver when studying for his Masters of Science at the University of British Columbia. Jeff worked in the education department of the Aquarium Marine Science Centre for two years before returning east to attend the Atlantic Veterinary College where he graduated in 2005. With a keen sense of adventure, Jeff left Canada for sunny southern California where he practiced exotic and small animal medicine and surgery for four years. Joining him for the trans-continental ride was his Dalmation "Metro" and cat "Squeak".

Happy to be back in Vancouver, in his time off Jeff enjoys inline skating and hiking with Metro, nurturing his aquarium addiction (he has 5 at the moment!), cuddling with Squeak and making time for food and laughter with friends and family.  

 Dr. Jordie Schnarr
Dr. Jordie Schnarr

Dr. Jordie Schnarr has been involved with the Granville Island team for nearly 10 years. She started as a receptionist and a ward nurse while working on her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia. She then returned as a summer student while attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating from vet school, she spent time traveling through South America and Europe before settling down to practice small animal medicine in the Fraser Valley. Now that she has returned to the big city, she is excited to be "back home" at GIVH. 

When not at work, she can be found cooking, traveling, near the water, in the mountains, or cuddling her fur-babies Scout and Greg.