Board-certified Surgeon

Dr. Tanya Wright


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My Commitment To You

To pet owners, my commitment is to provide specialty information about surgical conditions, thoroughly explain the treatment options in a way that is easy to understand, and to be understanding during difficult situations. More than anything else, I am committed to doing what in the best interest of your family and your beloved pet.

To our veterinary colleagues, my commitment is to be approachable and keep the lines of communication open in order to provide specialized medicine and care for surgical patients, as well as their owners.

– Dr. Tanya Wright
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Dr. Tanya Wright grew up in Burnaby, BC and is very happy to be back on the coast after a long period living across Canada in Victoria, Saskatoon, Charlottetown, Toronto and Guelph for school and training. Her research has been primarily focused on canine osteosarcoma and developing new minimally invasive methods for detecting early cancer spread of this highly aggressive disease using blood samples. Dr. Wright enjoys all aspects of surgery but has a specific interest in minimally invasive surgical options and oncologic surgery.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outside in our beautiful province doing activities such as hiking, skiing, biking, and kayaking. She moved to BC with her friendly cat Rider and companion dog Gypsy.

She excited to be joining the extended Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital team in Surrey, BC and looks forward to being of service to pet owners in the Greater Vancouver area and meeting you and your beloved family members.


Board Certification
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • University of Victoria, Bachelor of Science honors in biology, with Distinction
  • University of Saskatchewan, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with Distinction
  • University of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Veterinary College – Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, Toronto – Surgical Internship
  • University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College – Internship in Small Animal Surgical Oncology and Soft Tissue Surgery
  • University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College – Residency in Small Animal Surgery
  • University of Guelph, Residency in Small Animal Surgery
  • University of Guelph – Doctor of Veterinary Science Candidate
  • Jackson Rowe Scholarship for Research in Cancer Clinical Care, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Kon-Tiki Atkins Scholarship, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph
  • Synthes A. S. I. F. Graduate Award for Small Animal Surgery, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Harry and Lorna Robbins Memorial Scholarship, Ontario Veterinary College
  • The Vetoquinol Award in Pain Management, Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Pfizer 1st General Proficiency Award, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Dennis Jackson Memorial Award, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award (Small Animal Surgery), Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wright T, Brisson BA, Bienzle D, et al. Flow cytometric detection of circulating osteosarcoma cells in dogs. Cytometry Part A. 2019: 95(9)
  • Wright T, Singh A, Mayhew PD, Runge JJ, Brisson BA, Oblak ML, Case JB. Laparoscopic-assisted splenectomy in dogs: 18 cases (2012-2014). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2016;248(8):916-22
  • Wright T, Oblak ML. Lymphadenectomy: Overview of Surgical Anatomy & Removal of Peripheral Lymph Nodes. Today’s Veterinary Practice. July/August 2016: 20-29.
  • Wright T, Brisson BA. Emergency Wound Management. In: Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Manual 3rd ed. Matthews K (Ed.) 2016. Lifelearn.
  • Slater R, Oblak ML, Wright T, Matsuyama A. Limb function following subtotal iliopsoas muscle and femoral nerve resection for a low grade intramuscular chondrosarcoma. Accepted to The Canadian Veterinary Journal October 2018 60(5):490-494 · May 2019
  • Lopez D, Singh A, Wright T, Gartley C, Walker M. Single incision laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy for an ovarian tumor in a dog. The Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2017;58(9): 975–979.

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