Board-certified Internist

Dr. Kimberly Hooi


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My Commitment To You

To our referring partner veterinarians, my commitment is to comprehensively evaluate your patients’ information prior to referral and to make diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations that allow for ongoing collaboration in patient care and management.

To our pet owners, my commitment is to work with you to devise a diagnostic and therapeutic plan for your pet and your family that works towards improving the quality of your life of your pet and fits with your family’s goals and lifestyle.

– Dr. Kimberly Hooi
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Dr. Kimberly Hooi is a veterinary small animal internist at our Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Surrey, BC.

Dr. Hooi grew up in Sydney, Australia where she spent many summers enjoying the beach and outdoor spoils of Sydney. She attended veterinary school at the University of Sydney, then worked for a couple of years in general practice and private referral practice in Sydney before moving to Guelph, Ontario where she completed a rotating internship and internal medicine residency at the Ontario Veterinary College. Following completion of her speciality training, she has spent time working in private referral hospital in Australia and at university teaching hospitals in Montreal and Illinois.

Dr Hooi enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and the diagnostic challenge of this speciality; however her special interests include interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy, specifically urinary and respiratory minimally invasive procedures. She has taken additional courses and training in urinary tract interventional procedures and is looking forward to working with the radiology, surgery, cardiology and critical care teams to be able to offer these procedures as part of the internal medicine service at Boundary Bay. She is dedicated to ensuring that her patients and clients receive the best possible care by working closely with the client, referring veterinarian and other speciality services in the practice. Dr. Hooi is at the service of referring veterinarians located in the Greater Vancouver area (Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Abbotsford, etc).

Outside of work, Dr. Hooi enjoys cooking and anything to do with the ocean including swimming, kayaking, sailing and scuba diving. She is excited to enjoy all of the outdoor spoils of British Columbia and live near the Pacific Ocean again.


Board Certification
  • Board Certification – American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia – Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honors
  • Animal Referral Hospital, Sydney, Australia – Internship in Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care
  • Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario, Canada – Rotating Internship in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine
  • Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario, Canada – Internal Medicine Residency
  • University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada – Doctorate of Veterinary Science
  • Nominee for D.F. Foster Medal
  • Sharon Dunsmore Scholarship in Feline Studies
  • Robert Jamison Memorial Scholarship in Feline Studies
  • Hooi, K.S., Defarges, A.M., Jelovcic, S.V., Bienzle, D. Bronchoalveolar lavage hemosiderosis in dogs and cats with respiratory disease. Vet Clin Pathol. 2019; 48 (1): 42– 49.
  • Hooi, K.S., Defarges, A.M., Sanchez, A.L., Nykamp, S.G., Weese, J.S., Bienzle, D. Comparison of bronchoscopic and non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage in clinically healthy cats. Am J Vet Res. 2018, 79 (11): 1209-1216.
  • Hooi, K.S. and Lemetayer, J. D., The use of intravesicular alteplase for thrombolysis in a dog with urinary bladder thrombi. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2017, 27 (5): 590 – 595

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