Dr. Jill MeacherVeterinarian
Dr. Jill Meacher has returned from maternity leave! After nearly a year with her son, Miles, Jill returns to us full of her usual enthusiasm and love for both medicine and animals.
Dr. Meacher was born and raised in North Vancouver. 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.
Jill attended the University of Victoria on a scholarship for three years following high school and then transferred to the University of Guelph to pursue a zoology degree. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction. She then proceeded to veterinary school in Saskatoon. Jill graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 with multiple awards and great distinction. She then began her veterinary career on Vancouver Island in Courtenay/Comox. Jill spent three years there working in a very busy clinic with on-call status and non-stop emergencies. She then took the big leap into marriage and moved back to Vancouver where her husband is training to be an emergency physician. Jill loves all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in ophthalmic disorders, surgery and preventative medicine.
In her spare time Jill enjoys a variety of sports and does her best to be physically active. She plays squash, swims, mountain bikes, runs and especially loves hiking the north shore mountains with her dog and son. Jill devotes volunteer time to work with wildlife and helps out at the SPCA spay and neuter clinics. Jill rescued all her pets and therefore has an unusual collection; a very large rescue dog, a cat with anxiety, and a finch who is missing two of his toes. Jill says of Amherst “I adore the team and cooperative atmosphere. The caliber of medicine practiced here is exceptional.”