At Yaletown Pet Hospital, we have an exceptionally talented, qualified and dedicated team of professionals to care for your pet. On your first visit to our clinic, you will realize the special attention that we pay to your concerns and to the well being, comfort and treatment of your pet’s health. Browse through our clinic staff to learn more about us.
Dr. Rob Spooner
Rob has been practicing as a veterinarian in the Lower Mainland since 1989. Initially he worked as a locum throughout the Lower Mainland, filling in at several clinics on a regular basis. This gave him the opportunity to see how different practices operated -what worked well and what he would do differently. He feels he has succeeded in turning the best of what he’s learned into a modern, efficient, and comfortable veterinary clinic for the rapidly growing Yaletown area. Dr. Spooner is also a member of CAAT (the Canadian Animal Assistance Team) and has taken part in several projects with them throughout BC, as well as the Yukon and several trips abroad to Botswana over the past 4 years. He loves doing volunteer work, finding it both challenging and rewarding, and looks forward to more of it in the future.
Dr. Debbie Archeck
Debbie is a native of Vancouver who graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with her classmate, Rob Spooner. She has practiced throughout the Lower Mainland in small animal medicine and joined Yaletown Pet Hospital in 2004. Dr. Deb’s client-centered philosophy, along with an integrative approach incorporating various modalities, forms the foundation for providing excellence in patient care. Deb loves being a part of the progressive and supportive team of staff and doctors at YPH. Deb lives in Vancouver with her husband, son, her cat-like dog, Hannah, and her dog-like cat, Penny. In her spare time Deb is a foodie, loves to travel, ski, hike and play tennis.
Dr. Roxanne Vandermeer
Roxanne graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2007. Before veterinary school, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Washington State University where she graduated Cum Laude. Prior to this, she spent 4.5 years overseas in The Netherlands and Singapore. Dr. Roxanne now works full time at Yaletown Pet Hospital as an associate veterinarian with a special interest in surgery and dentistry. She has traveled to Botswana and Ucluelet as a volunteer veterinarian with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) and enjoys traveling for continuing education events as well as just for fun. \She balances out her life with snowboarding, biking, hiking, playing with her pets, travel and friends.
Dr. Gavin Myers
Gavin graduated from the University College of Dublin (Ireland) in 2013. He grew up on a small beef and sheep farm in rural Northern Ireland which fueled his passion and love of both nature and animals from an early age. Over the past 2 years Gavin has worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in the lower mainland dealing with all creatures great and small. Dr. Gavin has a particular interest in small animal medicine and places a strong emphasis on building great relationships with patients and clients alike. In his spare time Gavin enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and looking after his little Brussels Griffon, Harold.
Dr. Karley Seagrist
Karley grew up in the lively city of Woodstock, Ontario, and attended the University of Guelph where she received a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Animal Biology. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and worked as a companion animal and equine practitioner in southwestern Ontario prior to relocating to beautiful Vancouver during the summer of 2016.
Her professional interests include soft-tissue surgery, preventative medicine and team-based care. She has travelled to Central America to participate in spay and neuter clinics through the Global Vets program and was involved with the Toronto Humane Society’s Trap-Neuter-Return program for several years. She loves horseback riding, volleyball, skiing, and hiking with her Clumber Spaniel, Neil.
Dr. Aleks Jovanovic
Aleks graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013. He practiced in the greater Toronto area until 2017 when he joined the YPH team after moving to Vancouver with his girlfriend who is doing a masters program at UBC. Dr. Aleks has a special interest in dentistry and endocrinology cases. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, reading, discovering what Vancouver has to offer with friends, and traveling.
Dr. Doris Leung
Doris is from Toronto and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College. Her interests are in veterinary public health, emergency medicine, surgery and veterinary outreach. She is an avid traveller and enjoys work-related traveling, and has been to Ghana, Thailand, Hong Kong, Yukon and recently Fort St James for a recent spay-neuter trip with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team. In her spare time, Dr. Doris enjoys doing yoga, rock climbing and hiking. She currently lives in Vancouver with her Shepherd/Collie cross, Mukwa, and is completing a Master in Public Health at the UBC. She bilingual, and speaks Cantonese fluently.