Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital is an AAHA accredited small animal hospital located in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The practice provides veterinary care for a wide variety of animal species, such as dogs, cats, small mammals, birds (including poultry), and reptiles. The hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including an in-house chemistry lab, radiology, ultrasound, and endoscopy.
Dr. Greenberg graduated in 1988 at the university of Turin, Italy. Upon arrival in Canada he worked in a mixed practice for several years. In 1997 he joined Dear Animal Hospital in Richmond as an associate, and then in 2000 he purchased and operated it until 2010. In 2014, he was working as a locum veterinarian when he joined Whatcom Road Veterinary Hospital full time. Dr. Greenberg's areas of interest include: dermatology (skin issues) with a special emphasis on allergies in all animals, holistic approaches to veterinary problems (homeopathy and herbal medications), and soft tissue surgeries.
Chris Taylor, DVM
Dr. Chris Taylor is a native of Ottawa, Ontario. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biology at Queen's University in Kingston he was admitted to the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Graduating in 1994, he immediately moved West and began practice first on Vancouver Island and then Surrey, BC where he worked for 10 years. Dr. Taylor has a special interest in veterinary orthopedics and has undertaken numerous advanced continuing education including the world recognized AO/ASIF series on Principles, Advanced, and Masters Courses in Veterinary Orthopedics.
Christine Foellm, DVM
Dr. Christine Foell was originally attracted to veterinary medicine by a A combination of a love for animals and fascination with science. Her special interests at work include internal medicine, cardiology and surgery.
Christine Smetschka, DVM
Dr. Christine Smetschka enjoys taking continuing education seminars on a wide variety of topics related to her work, and staying abreast of any new developments that are available to help her patients and clients live a healthier, more enjoyable life.
Elizabeth Borgmann, DVM
Veterinary medicine is Dr. Borgmann’s second career! She started out in molecular biology (gene cloning) and was working for the National Research Council in Saskatoon when her beloved black lab escaped and was hit by a car. Devastated, Dr. Borgmann’s husband took their dog to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment. Only then did he find out it was Dr. Borgmann’s life long dream to become a veterinarian. With his encouragement & support she left her career and returned to school. Dr. Borgmann has never looked back! While in Saskatoon Dr. Borgmann worked with the Zoological Society and the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo to develop their interpretive zoo programs and was integral in convincing the city to build an on site hospital for the care & treatment of the animals at the zoo. Dr. Borgmann’s enjoyment of exotic animals continues in her practice today and has shared her home and heart with a variety of exotic pets.
Eric Lawrence, DVM
Dr. Lawrence grew up in rural Alberta near the town of Westlock where his family had dogs, cats and horses. He and his brothers were all inspired by their father to become veterinarians. He attended the University of Alberta and later the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.
Roey Kestelman, DVM
Since 2008 calling North Vancouver home, Dr. Kestelman takes a lot of joy in visiting various places in BC, embracing the beauty of this province. From a previous career as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic, Dr. Kestelman took the leap to study veterinary medicine back in 1999, to find himself providing care to those that can't speak for themselves. He brings a deep and diverse areas of interest with him, and would always appreciates a good conversation!