Our veterinary professionals and team of support staff care for the physical and emotional needs of your animals and you.
With expertise across multiple disciplines of veterinary practice, from routine and preventative care to surgical treatments (including orthopaedic surgeries) and advanced procedures, your pet’s health is our priority.
Dr. Roey Kestelman
Originally from Israel, Roey and his family have made B.C. their home since 2008. After graduating in 2003 from a European university, Roey practiced veterinary medicine and surgery in Israel before moving here. He has since been practicing both emergency and general-type veterinary medicine in various clinics, provincewide. His main fields of interest are emergency medicine, geriatric pets, soft tissue surgery and cardiology.
Dr. Assaf Goldberg
Assaf graduated from the veterinary college at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011 and received his North American practice licenses in 2013. He has intensive experience working as a veterinarian in emergency and critical animal care and specialist centers. Assaf came to Vancouver with his wife, Hagar, who is doing postdoctoral work in neuroscience at UBC. They have three children under the age of seven, have a 12-year-old Boxer named Jessie and are adopting another dog and cat very soon.
Dr. Guy Arad
Guy moved to Vancouver from Israel in 2007 with his wife, two daughters, their cat and dog. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Saint Istvan University, in Budapest, Hungary (2002). Guy has a special interest in orthopaedic surgery, intensive care and cardiology, among other areas of practice. When he’s not saving and improving the lives of animals, Guy hikes, cycles, kayaks and spends time with his family.
Dr. Christopher Douglas
Christopher is from Ireland and grew up just outside the small town of Drogheda, Ireland, where he was always surrounded by lots of pets, ranging from hamsters to horses, and even some ducks and hens, but mostly cats and dogs.
He graduated from University College Dublin in 2014. After graduation, Christopher worked for a short period with the Irish Blue Cross, a charity that provides veterinary care to families with low incomes. Then he decided to embark on an adventure and live in a foreign country. He didn’t quite know where in the world he would end up but by sheer chance he ended up here in Vancouver.
Christopher particularly enjoys working with cats. In his spare time, he enjoys amateur coding, reading, music, playing piano and skiing. He thinks that he is incredibly lucky to have ended up in a practice with great staff who share knowledge and help each other provide outstanding veterinary care.
Suite 205 - 13340 Smallwood Place
Richmond, BC V6V 1W8
Regional Animal Protection Society
Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) is a no-kill animal services agency that operates the City of Richmond BC shelter and what is now Canada's largest cat sanctuary.
Charitable Registration No. 89073 3777 RR0001
The RAPS Animal Hospital is a program of the Regional Animal Protection Society.
Regional Animal Protection Society is not overseen by Government or a Crown corporation and is in no way similar to provincial health authorities and their regional facilities.
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