Board-certified Internist

Dr. Lydia (Po-ching) Pan

BVM, MVS, MVSc, DACVIM

My Commitment To You

To our referring partner veterinarians, my commitment is to maintain a strong and open line of communication, ensuring we collaborate effectively in managing your patients' complex medical conditions and support you throughout the treatment process.
To pet owners, my commitment is to provide compassionate, high-quality care for your beloved pets, while also empowering you with the knowledge and understanding needed to navigate the challenges of their medical conditions. I pledge to work closely with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your family's values and goals, ensuring the best possible outcome for your cherished companions.
-Dr. Lydia (Po-ching) Pan
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BIO

Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Pan attended the College of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, where her love for animal care began. After practicing as a small animal general practitioner in Hong Kong for a few years, she earned her master's degree in Veterinary Study from Murdoch University in Australia in 2012. With a deep passion for internal medicine, she completed a rotating small animal internship at North Carolina State University and a small animal internal medicine residency at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), and has since become a small animal internal medicine diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. At the same time, she earned a master's degree in Veterinary Science at UPEI as well.  Before joining our team, Dr. Pan was an assistant professor at the University of Prince Edward Island and then practiced in Toronto for years.

Dr. Pan has a heart for endocrinology, ultrasound, and interventional radiology, and is dedicated to providing quality care for her patients and clients. She loves working closely with referring veterinarians and other specialty services in our practice to ensure her patients receive appropriate treatment. Plus, she's fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, which helps her connect with a wide range of clients.

Outside of work, Dr. Pan loves to stay active with her favorite hobbies, rock climbing and yoga. She shares her home with her husband, Jyun, and their sweet elderly cat, Eugene.

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM)
Education
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan - Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Murdoch University, Australia - Master of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Practice (International)
  • University of Prince Edward Island, Canada - Master of Veterinary Science
Residency and Internship
  • North Carolina State University, U.S.A - Small Animal Rotating Internship
  • University of Prince Edward Island, Canada - Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency
Awards
  • George and Margaret Peake Scholarship
  • Killam Property Inc. Scholarship
  • ACVIM Zoetis Externship Fund
  • Presidential Award of National Taiwan University
Memberships
  • College of Veterinarians of British Columbia
  • American College of Veterinary Radiology (Friend of ACVR)
  • College of Veterinarians of Ontario
  • Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology
Grants Received
  • Effect of different anesthetic induction agents on laryngeal motion during laryngoscopy in normal dogs - $10,000, Atlantic Veterinary College, Companion Animal Trust Fund, 2015
Publications
  • Parker, LA., Krebs, K, Pan, PC.,, Varner, KM., Hoddinott, KL.  Treatment and outcome following substantial ketamine overdose in a dog. Can Vet J. 2023 Mar;64(3):235-238. PMID: 36874544; PMCID: PMC9979721.
  • Pan, PC, Savidge C, Amsellem P, Hamilton S.  Comparison between propofol and alfaxalone anesthesia for the evaluation of laryngeal function in healthy dogs utilizing computerized software. PLoS One. 2022 Jul 5;17(7):e0270812. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0270812. PMID: 35789223; PMCID: PMC9255722."
  • Palerme, J-S, Pan, PC., Parsons, CT, Kathariou, S, Ward, T J, & Jacob, ME  Isolation and characterization of atypical Listeria monocytogenes associated with a canine urinary tract infection. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2016 Sep;28(5):604-7. doi: 10.1177/1040638716661381. Epub 2016 Aug 4. PMID: 27493137.
  • Pan, PC  Review article : Feline Trichomoniasis. Practica Veterinara. 2012, Vol. 7, 12-13
Recent Invited Presentations
  • The 38th World Veterinary Association Congress: Interventional Radiology, Portal Hypertension, Canine Hepatobiliary Disease
  • ACVIM Poster Presentation: Comparison of Propofol and Alfaxalone Induction Anesthesia for Evaluation of Laryngeal Function in Healthy Dogs
Professional Development
  • Interventional Radiology Masterclass Vet Labs Endourology and Vascular at Animal Medical Center
  • ACVIM Online CE: An Integrated View of Hepatobiliary Diseases in Cats and Dogs, Advanced Endocrinology
  • CPR: Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support
  • VIRIES Track of the Vet Meet Summer Camp / VIRIES Annual Meeting
  • ECVIM annual Scientific Meeting: Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology, Forum in Milan ACVIM Virtual Forum
  • Minimally-Invasive scoping: An immersive guide for the specialist by the University of Tennessee
  • Advanced Veterinary Clinical Skills Workshop by Murdoch University

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