Our People

Dr. Susan Malone
Veterinarian
Dr. Susan Malone is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Prior to obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, she completed a Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Her home life is busy with 2 young girls and 4 pets. She has a handsome aging dachshund named Agent Cooper, a gentle middle aged Labrador Retriever, named Fullerton and 2 playful cats, named Lazarus and Quincey Que. Dr. Malone and her husband Ryan have called the North Shore their home for many years. She enjoys all outdoor activities, including skiing and hiking. Dr. Malone loves the Lynn Valley community and the special pets that call this beautiful area home.

Dr. John Bratty
Veterinarian
Dr. John Bratty came to small animal veterinary practice by a round-about route that included farming, crossing the Indian Ocean in a sail boat and earning a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Montreal. He is a graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000, practicing small animal medicine and surgery in North Vancouver since 2003. He has special interests in ultrasound, internal medicine and surgery. At home there are three monkeys that sometimes resemble children, lively young cats Bagheera and Kaa, Baloo the gentle golden retriever, and Mowgli, a cheerful little mutt from Mexico. With his wife Dominique and family he enjoys spending time at their rustic cabin in Howe Sound where the cats and children can go feral together.

Dr Caroline Wark
Veterinarian
Dr. Caroline Wark is a small-animal veterinarian who was born and raised in Vancouver. She attained her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Science with a major in Animal Science from UBC and then went on to Massey University in New Zealand to complete her Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences. After graduating she returned to her hometown with her Australian tabby cat Moby and her kiwi husband James. Caroline also has a long-haired tabby named Kevin, and you might get to meet her boisterous labradoodle Hudson. His favourite part of the day is greeting you and your pet at the clinic, making you feel welcome and right at home.

Dr. Catherine Gardner
Veterinarian
Dr. Catherine Gardner graduated with honours from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. She has happily committed her veterinary career to practicing small animal medicine and surgery on the North Shore since 2001. Dr Gardner recently returned from maternity leave in January 2014 and enjoys being back with the enthusiastic veterinary team at the Lynn Valley Veterinary Clinic. Dr Gardner lives and plays on the North Shore and she can’t imagine a better community of people and pets to provide passionate veterinary care for.

Dr. Jennifer Wakeling
Veterinarian
Dr Jennifer Wakeling BA, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS graduated at the top of her class from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1992 (BAHons) and from the Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1995 (VetMB) and completed her PhD at the Royal Veterinary College (London, UK) in 2008. She has worked in small animal veterinary practices in the UK (1995-1999), Calgary (2000-2004) and the Lower Mainland (2008- present) and currently teaches in the Douglas College Veterinary Technology program in Coquitlam. She has an interest in feline thyroid disease and is currently (2015-2017) running a part-time research project in collaboration with Teresa Hall at North West Nuclear Medicine.In her spare time Jenny enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, canoe tripping and white water canoeing with her husband and son and is an active volunteer with Scouts Canada.

Hillary Mason
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Hillary graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Douglas College in May 2015. After working as an assistant at a veterinary hospital in Coquitlam, Hillary joined the Lynn Valley Vet team in September 2015 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist. She enjoys that she is able to combine her love for animals and nursing into one field. When not outdoors cycling or hiking, she enjoys time relaxing at home with the company of her tabby cat Mosby.

Camille
Veterinary Assistant
Camille has extensive experience in the veterinary field. She began her career in 2002 as a veterinary assistant and receptionist at a busy and diverse clinic in North Vancouver. She joined the Lynn Valley Veterinary Clinic team in June 2012.
Camille has many interests that include playing dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and kayaking. She enjoys exploring the beautiful north shore trails with her exuberant boxer cross dog, Skyler. On rainy days she can be found cuddling with her cheeky “Monkey”, a domestic shorthair cat.

Diana
Veterinary Receptionist and Assistant
Diana has been in the veterinary field for over 26 years. Her career began as a veterinary assistant at a clinic in Squamish. Subsequently, her family moved to Kamloops and she continued to work there as an assistant and receptionist. Diana moved back to the North Shore in February 2010 and has been at Lynn Valley Veterinary Clinic ever since. She has one son who lives in Kamloops. Diana enjoys hiking and walking the trails of North Vancouver. She is also an avid quilter and sewer.