Our Team

Caring and compassionate

Our Veterinarians

We wish to announce that Dr. Claire Beneke will be starting her maternity leave on August 7th 2020. Claire and her husband will welcome their second child, a sibling to their adorable daughter. We are very excited to have another baby join the Amherst team. We wish Dr. Beneke and her family all the best in these exciting times. Dr. Dayna Chetek and Dr. Natasa Milokovich will be filling in for Dr. Beneke during her absence.

 

Dr. Grant Cumberbirch

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

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. Iuliana Sofronia

Veterinarian

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

Veterinarian

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

Veterinarian

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. Natasa Milojkovic

Dr. Natasa Milojkovic

Veterinarian

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.

Dr. Cheryl Kong

Dr. Cheryl Kong

Veterinarian

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!

Managers

Armida

Armida

Manager

Marie

Marie

Practice Manager

Animal Health Technicians

Mary Ann

Mary Ann

Animal Health Technician & Supervisor

Shelby

Shelby

Animal Health Technician

Kristina

Kristina

Animal Health Technician

Ashley

Ashley

Animal Health Technician

AHT Assistants

Hilary

Hilary

AHT Assistant

Krista

Krista

AHT Assistant

Receptionists

Leila

Leila

Receptionist

GE

GE

Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Tracy

Tracy

Receptionist

Emily

Emily

Receptionist

Holly

Holly

Receptionist

Katy

Katy

Receptionist

Kelly

Kelly

Receptionist

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