To our referring partner veterinarians, my commitment is to work together with you and the owner, as one team, to provide the best possible care to your patients. To keep you up to date and to provide you timely with thorough reports.
To my clients, my commitment is to take care of your animal as if it were my own, to be open and honest with you, to listen to your concerns and to work together towards the best possible diagnostic and treatment plan for you pet.
Geert Paes is originally from Belgium, where she graduated as a veterinarian in 2006 and completed her specialty training in small animal internal medicine. She is a European specialist of the College of Small Animal Internal Medicine (ECVIM-ca). She worked at the University of veterinary medicine in Ghent, Belgium until 2012.
Because she was also passionate about exploring the world, she combined her job at the University with working as a certified travel guide. In 2011, while on a trip in Nepal, she met her Canadian husband and followed him to Vancouver. She worked as a locum veterinarian in several clinics (general practice and emergency medicine) in the Lower Mainland, before finding her home at BBVSH at the start of 2017. She has also worked as a telemedicine consultant and teacher for a Belgian veterinary laboratory as well as for Evidensia Netherlands. She also started an online learning platform for veterinarians and veterinary assistants.
Geert is passionate about her job. She loves to figure out challenging cases, to find the missing pieces of the puzzle, to be able to provide the owner with answers and to create a connection with the animal as well as the owner.
In her spare time she loves to be active outdoors together with her husband and 6-year old. She is an avid hiker and loves to climb. As a family they continue to have a close connection with Europe, by traveling back and forward regularly. She also loves the calming effects of yoga and meditation.
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