Finn's Corner

November 2014

Meet Ruben!

Everyone meet Ruben!




Ruben recently came to us here at the vet surgery due to being flat and off his food; and yet his owners said that the previous night he had been happy and enjoying some treats at a family party.

After taking some x-rays of his abdomen, the veterinarians noticed something strange in his stomach.

The results to follow were fascinating!

An exploratory laparotomy was performed the next day and guess what was found…



A large mass of meat netting in his stomach!




Ruben made a swift recovery after his surgery to remove the netting, and is now back with his family feeling much better.

Welcome Fiona!

We happily welcome the newest member of our team Dr Fiona Lardner!


Fiona has recently returned from Vancouver in Canada and has started working with us this week.


Dr Fiona Lardner was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, and had a passion to become a vet since the age of 4.  After graduating Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2010, she practiced in Mildura.   Here she treated mainly dogs, cats and horses, but also the occasional goat, sheep or duck.


Dr Fiona moved to Vancouver in September 2012, and while studying to sit her North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, and BC board exam, she worked as a dog walker on the North shore.


Dr Fiona enjoys spending her free time snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, back packing and horse riding.  She has a 6 year old border collie, Bailey, who you may also get to meet here at the clinic.


She is looking forward to meeting everyone and we are all really excited to be working with her!


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