Dr. Jeff Bowra
Veterinarian / Practice Owner
Education: Ontario Veterinary College
Dr. Jackie Lougheed
Education: Veterinary College of
Dr. Jeff Bowra took over Westview Veterinary Services in October 2016. His philosophy is to provide the best possible care to his patients and exceptional service to his clients: treating both like family.
This is not the first opportunity that Jeff has had to work at Westview. He was offered his first job at Westview in the Spring of 1994 when he was graduating from vet school. Being that he was a new graduate and starting a family he decided to settle on the East side of the Port Mann.
Dr. Jeff has owned Aldergrove Animal Hospital since 1997; and in 2017 he became business partners Dr Erica Ayers. He and the Teams at both Hospitals are working towards Fear Free Practice Certification.
Jeff graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994.
He enjoys surgery & dentistry and has special interest in canine sports and rehabilitation medicine with a focus on racing sight hounds and agility dogs.
He has taken Advanced Training in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida and is proud to have the first veterinary hospital in Canada to have an underwater treadmill and therapy pool.
He is married to Toni, has 3 daughters Chloe, Riley & Olivia and one son Brody. They share their home with Bunny the pug, Mouse & Moonlight the cats.
Outside of work and family Dr. Jeff still enjoys playing hockey and following the Vancouver Canucks. He also loves to escape to the family cabin on the Sunshine Coast as much as possible to go boating and does a fair bit of fishing (but not a lot of catching).
Westview Veterinary Services is delighted to welcome Dr. Jackie Lougheed to our team. Originally from Ontario, Dr. Jackie’s love of the mountains has helped make BC her new home.
She attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she completed her Bachelor of Science. After graduation Jackie enjoyed the wonderful experience of being an intern dolphin trainer on the Big Island in Hawaii. She then went on to earn her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary College of Ireland in Dublin in 2015. She has a special interest in surgery and practicing preventative medicine.
Outside of work Jackie enjoys skiing, biking, surfing and spending time with Angus, her 3-year-old rescue cat.
Jackie looks forward to building relationships with both you and your pets with her gentle, caring, and informative approach. Westview is very excited to have her experience, energy and passion added to our team.
Dr. Lauren Martin
Education: Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Lauren Martin graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. Dr. Lauren also has a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Cell Biology.
She is a Vancouver native and moved home after graduation to practice small animal medicine in the Lower Mainland.
In her free time she enjoys mountain biking, riding horses, and spending time with her fiance, her family, and her two geriatric dogs - Finn and Nicky.
REFERRAL VETERINARY SPECIALISTS
Dr. Tatjana Mirkovic
BSc, DVM, DACVIM
• Western College of Veterinary Medicine
• Atlantic Veterinary College
• University of Tennesse
Dr. Mark Smith
BSc ,DVM, MVSc
• University of Guelph
• Ontario Veterinary College
Dr. Mirkovic hails from Manitoba. She received her DVM in 2000 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. She then completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of PEI in 2001, followed by a Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Mirkovic became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004.
Since returning home to Canada in 2004 she worked as a specialist in small animal internal medicine in private practice for seven years at a large referral only specialty hospital in Vancouver. Currently she has her own mobile consulting business where she travels to general veterinary practices to consult on complicated internal medicine cases, and perform a variety of special internal medicine procedures such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, bone marrow and joint tap procedures which all are part of the specialty of internal medicine. Her practice is limited to internal medicine problems of dogs and cats. She works closely with your own family veterinarian to help treat complicated medical problems.
Dr. Mirkovic lives in Port Moody, BC. In her spare time she enjoys spending time in the great BC outdoors, cycling, travelling and spending time with her two best friends; her husband and her Black Labrador Edward.
Dr Smith completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 1992 and spent 6 years in small animal general practice. He completed a one year small animal medicine & surgery internship at OVC and one year surgery internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Florida. He then completed a 3 year small animal surgery residency and master's of Veterinary Science at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons was attained after a rigorous examination process.
He has provided a mobile surgery service in the lower mainland since 2003. Special Interests include orthopedics, minimally invasive surgery, soft tissue reconstructive techniques. He has enjoyed working with Dr Bowra and his successful rehabilitation therapy team since 2003.
Dr. Marnie Ford
Dr. Janet Nieckarz-Loeven
DVM, Dipl ACVR
• University of Wisconsin-Madison
• University of Tennessee
Dr. Marnie Ford is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist who has been practicing in the lower mainland, including the Okanagan, and Vancouver Island, since 2004.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Ford completed her B.Sc. at UBC and Ph.D. in Australia before pursuing her veterinary and ophthalmology studies in Ontario, Minnesota, and Missouri.
Research and professional interests include ophthalmic neurology, corneal disease, and physiology and toxicology of the retina.
Dr. Ford currently provides mobile service around the lower mainland to small animal and equine patients.
Dr. Janet Nieckarz-Loeven earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. After graduation she completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a 3 year residency in radiology at the University of Tennessee. In 2001, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and has been providing board certified radiology and ultrasound services to the Vancouver area since 2001.
Dr. Nieckarz-Loeven was on staff at a local speciality hospital from 2001-2007, and has been providing in house/mobile ultrasounds to the lower mainland since 2004. Dr. Nieckarz-Loeven is skilled in all aspects of Veterinary Radiology-- ultrasound, CT, MRI, radiographic interpretation, and nuclear medicine. Her primary interests are in performing and interpreting ultrasound exams, performing ultrasound guided interventions (fine needle aspirates and biopsies), radiographic interpretation and working closely with referring veterinarians to provide these additional diagnostics and consultations for advanced imaging procedures.
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Education: Thompsons River
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Education: Douglas College
Ashley is a graduate of the Thompson Rivers University, Veterinary Technician program in Kamloops, BC. She is originally from Edmonton, Alberta and has continued to roll west and has landed in Vancouver with her furry co-pilots, “Cheese” and “Wiley”.
As an integral part of our team, Ashley brings passion and energy to the workplace every day. .She works closely with our veterinarians assisting in surgery and treatments, and provides compassionate nursing care. She enjoys educating our clients on a vast array of topics to improve the health and well-being of their pets, and giving our clients helpful tips and “how to” demonstrations to make caring for their pet’s needs at home successful and positive. She enjoys spends her non-working time exploring Vancouver and the surrounding areas, including hiking and skiing. Ashley is excited to meet your pets and their families and looks forward to seeing many of you at the dog beach!
Barbie is one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians, a graduate of Douglas College. She thoroughly enjoys providing nursing expertise and care for cats, dogs, pocket pets, reptiles and birds. When she's not at work she volunteers for "Paws For Hope" an organization providing veterinary care for pets of people who are homeless or low income.
Working with animals is Barbie’s 2nd career, following 23 years in Accounting/Finance that included time spent working in England. Barbie is the mother of 3 adult children, 1 boy and 2 girls. When at home she enjoys time with her little Maltese dogs and Cockatiels and has many hobbies.
Education: CDI College & Douglas College
Shaylene’s passion for animals growing up led her to work in the animal industry since high school. In 2009 she got her diploma in Animal Science at CDI College and graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program from Douglas College in 2010. She has been a part of the Westview team for over 5 years.
When not at the clinic Shaylene is an avid hiker and snowboarder, enjoying her passions on the Northshore mountains. She also loves traveling. While at home she enjoys cooking and monkeying around with her two 11yr old Bengal cats.
Customer Service Manager
Education: Granville Business College
Education: Stenberg College
Danielle wears two hats at Westview: Helping out as a veterinary assistant and in client service. She completed her veterinary office assistant education at Granville Business College in 2009 and has been working in the veterinary field ever since.
She joined Westview Veterinary Services in November of 2014 and enjoys interacting with clients, client education and caring for their furry loved ones. Danielle volunteered at the SPCA for 5 years and was a junior counselor for the SPCA day camps for kids.
At home you can find Danielle spending time with her son Emery and her three pets, Leroy the Doberman Lab mix, Goose a black DSH and Fillmore a DLH tabby. In her free time you can find her in the great outdoors enjoying camping, fishing, biking and taking Leroy on fantastic hiking adventures.
Tammy joined our team here in January of 2016. She started out working with us as a Veterinary Assistant in 2002 and is now our Office Manager, splitting her time between Aldergrove and Dr. Jeff's clinic on the North Shore. She has collected many pets along the way and her diverse animal family has given her real life pet ownership experiences that allow her to relate to the concerned and caring pet parents at Aldergrove Animal Hospital.
Tammy enjoys talking with our clients, hearing stories about their furry friends and helping them choose appropriate services and products for their pets. She is currently known at our clinic as the proud mother of Paddy (Shih-Tzu), Bradley Montgomery (handsome black domestic shorthair), Motley (classic tabby domestic shorthair), Shelby (three legged Staffordshire Terrier), and Ryah (Alaskan Malamute.) In her time off from work she enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, baking, listening to music and travelling with her family.
Education: CDI College & Douglas College
Nina joined us in August 2016. Nina has more than 15 years experience working in Customer Service and now brings her expertise, along with her love for our four legged friends to the clinic.
Nina was born and raised on the North Shore and is a proud mother to her 12 year old feral cat Gail, and Missy, her 6 year old Border Collie/French Bulldog/Pug mix. Nina enjoys camping, spending quality time with her animals, family & friends and making people laugh.
Susan joined our customer service team in February 2017. She was born in Yorkshire, England and immigrated to Canada in 1969. Before joining our team, Susan had 40 years of customer service experience in the ever changing and challenging telecom industry.
Susan has 2 Shelties, Jake and Missy. Susan has always loved dogs and found a passion for canine behaviour when she adopted Jake, a puppy mill dog who became quite a problem in dog parks. She worked with a trainer for over a year to help his anxieties which prompted Susan to take canine behaviour courses. Susan finds dog communication facsinating and plans to continue her training in the field.
We are lucky that Susan has decided to retire from the telecom industry and work part time at Westview. She loves having the opportunity to be around different pets, and their people every day.