Meet Our Vets
Dr. David Loff graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1988. He was born in Saskatoon, but grew up in Calgary, returning to Saskatoon for his bachelor’s degree in agriculture, and doctorate in veterinary medicine. He practised for three years in Prince George before joining a busy multi-veterinarian hospital in the Lower Mainland, where he worked for six years.
In 1997, he designed and opened EastRidge Animal Hospital, initially as a one-veterinarian practice. Over the years, he has been joined by two other like-minded veterinarians.
Dr. Loff has a special interest in surgery and has completed additional training in orthopaedics at Ohio State University.
He is also active in the veterinary community in the Lower Mainland, having been president of the Vancouver Academy of Veterinary Medicine for four years. He currently serves on the board of directors of True North Veterinary Laboratory.
An avid scuba diver and underwater photographer, he was also a member of the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia, a group which seeks to preserve our underwater heritage by discovering, mapping, and protecting British Columbia shipwrecks. In his spare time he tries to keep his Audis running!
As a pet owner himself, he understands your concerns – he and his wife share their home with five cats.
Dr. June Siu graduated from Massey University in New Zealand where she grew up. Friends call her “The Pun Master” (those of us at work, begrudgingly agree). She has a special interest in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine acupuncture. She enjoys cooking, hiking, snowboarding, and playing the drums when not volunteering with youth groups.
Dr. Sue Whitley is originally from Saskatoon and after graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the same class as Dr. Loff (but he is much older), she moved to the Lower Mainland to be near the ocean. She worked at a few practices and owned a clinic for several years. After travelling to Africa, the first time she discovered she enjoyed adventure travelling and decided to do locums instead of owning a practice. She has been working at EastRidge for the past 19 years and gradually doing more days here and fewer days at the emergency clinic. She currently has 2 dogs and 4 cats. She has travelled extensively having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and gone to Everest base camp in Nepal, and enjoys hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and playing ice hockey.
Meet Our Staff
Christine graduated from animal health technologist program at Douglas College in 2011. She joined the team at EastRidge Animal Hospital shortly after that. She has three rescued cats. She is passionate about the environment, loves hiking in the great outdoors, and is prepared to survive and thrive during the zombie apocalypse.
Ali graduated from Thompson Rivers University A.H.T. Program in 2010. She joined EastRidge in 2014. She has adopted 2 animals from work, including a Golden Retriever Walle and a cat named Tilley, to go along with her cat named Samwise. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time outside with her son.
Ashley graduated from the Douglas College veterinary office assistant program in 2012 and joined our team shortly after. Born and raised in Maple Ridge. She enjoys baking and bringing new recipes into work for her guinea pig co-workers to try. She also enjoys shopping, fishing, camping, and going out with friends. She shares a home with her husband and a three-legged cat named Macey.
Lynette started working as a veterinary assistant in 1995 at a clinic on Long Island, New York. After 5 years she moved back to Maple Ridge to raise a family. As a perk to veterinary employment, she has gained several pets over the years. She currently has 3 dogs and 3 cats to squeeze in among her 3 children. She enjoys quiet time… but that doesn’t exist yet.
Veterinary Office Assistant
Jenna came to us in 2015. She graduated from UFV with a certificate for veterinary office assistant.
She recently purchased a home in Mission where she lives with her husband and kitten. Jenna enjoys the challenge of growing house plants with a kitten in the house, working on her fixer upper house, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.
Veterinary Office Assistant/Bird Specialist
Liz came to us after 13 years at Night Owl bird hospital. She’s our go-to person for all things bird related. She loves all things to do with food, and enjoys a good strong cup of coffee and naps.
Veterinary Office Assistant
Diane is our newest team member who recently graduated from the VOA program at Douglas College. She enjoys gardening in her backyard to grow beautiful flowers. She jogs regularly with her shepherd lab cross dog and lives in Maple Ridge with said dog and husband.