As I approach the next chapter of my life with excitement, I remember fondly, as a Veterinarian, the pets and people who I’ve met over the years. My realization that I wanted to work with felines only and opening All About Cats twenty years ago, were two of the best decisions that I have I made professionally. I can’t thank my clients enough for the trust and love that you have shown me over the years. I will truly miss you and your treasured furry families. It really has been a privilege to be part of this community.
I also have appreciated the support of my colleagues who made me a better doctor by helping with those challenging cases. It’s been wonderful to be able to pick up the phone and talk with world class specialists who have helped me do a better job by sharing their expertise. I don’t know what I would have done without such talent.
Most importantly I thank all the staff who have worked and continue to work at All About Cats. Without all of you I could have never achieved what was once just a dream and that dream could have never been realized without my family and friends who have supported me throughout this journey; special gratitude goes to my husband and son. I don’t know what I would have done without their continuous support through the years.
My legacy intact , I leave behind a group of wonderful doctors and staff who will continue to help care for you and your furry family. Take good care and thank you. Very Sincerely Dr Liz
Dr. Liz retired at the end of May, 2021
Dr. Liz Richards, DVM
Karen was born and raised in Vancouver. She completed her undergraduate prerequisite courses at
UBC and attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon where she received her Veterinary degree in 1992.
Karen loves working with cats in all aspects of Veterinary medicine but has special interest in geriatric medicine and palliative care. She has experienced first-hand, as well as through the eyes of many pet guardians over her years of Veterinary practice, the intense and extremely valuable bond we develop with our pets and the joy they bring to our lives. She, therefore, strives to offer each patient and client a warm, thorough, compassionate approach to health care, regardless of stage of life or circumstance.
She is "owned" by her black cat, Jean-Paul, and her miniature dachshund, Fiasca, who bring laughter and comfort to her every day of her life.
Dr. Karen Kutney, DVM
Jay was raised on a farm in northern BC with his cat “GRUB”. He went to university in Ottawa, then UBC where he completed his BSc (Agr). He went on to Vet school in Saskatoon, graduating in 1995. He returned to Vancouver to practice. Although a friend to all creatures great and small, he adores cats, and has made them his special area of interest. While not working, he can be found on his mountain bike, at the golf course, or hanging out with his two cats (“FAT TONY” and “ARIEL”).
Dr. Jay Bridges, DVM
Bio to come
Dr. Krysia Chipperfield, DVM
Ali grew up in West Vancouver where she first started spending time working in veterinary clinics and volunteering at the SPCA. She completed her Bachelor of Science at McGill University in Montreal, and graduated from the West College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2016.
During her studies, Ali traveled through Africa, volunteering at monkey sanctuary and rehabilitation centers in Kenya and South Africa. She was always interested in wildlife medicine, but her feline obsession led her to pursue a career in small animal medicine.
Ali currently lives in Lynn Valley with her husband Tanner and their two cats, Billy and Charles. When not at work she enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and hanging out with family and friends.
She can't wait to meet you and your kitty soon!
Dr. Ali Koby, DVM
Ever since Mikaela was a young girl, she had an immense passion for furry critters, with the feline kind having a special place in her heart. She grew up in Deep Cove and her family had six wonderful kitties over the years that she adored and cared for.
After finishing high school, Mikaela completed her Associates Degree in International Development and travelled overseas doing humanitarian volunteer work as a teacher. After a few years, she decided to go back to her roots and rediscovered her passion for cats. Mikaela graduated in 2016 from the Veterinary Assistant program at Granville College with honourable distinction.
Mikaela currently lives with her husband and their beloved senior ginger boy, Thomas and their puppy Ridley. Since joining the veterinary field in 2015, All About Cats has become her home and she can’t wait to meet you and your lovely feline friends.
Practice Manager & Certified Veterinary Assistant
Certified Veterinary Technician
Susanne was mainly raised on the North Shore, and enjoys the variety of outdoor activities the area has to offer. Susanne lives with her husband and two sons, flame-point Siamese X, Luke Skytrain and Border Collie X, Calvin on the North Shore.
Susanne joined the All About Cats team part-time in February 2020 as a veterinary technician. She brings with her years of experience from the emergency and critical care setting of the Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre where she continues to work since graduating with honours from the Animal Health Technology program at Cariboo College (now TRU) in 1986.
Susanne enjoys the technical skills needed for the job while providing tenderly competent veterinary care to her patients. She has worked with many species over the years such as dogs, birds, ferrets, small mammals and various wildlife although she admits to favouring cats.
Susanne looks forward to caring for your feline friends with the wonderful, warm and caring
team at All About Cats.
Charlotte grew up in New Westminster where she graduated at the top of her class at Douglas College in the Veterinary Assistant program in 2012. She's always had a connection to animals and a yearning to help the general animal population and inevitably worked her way into the veterinary world.
Charlotte lives with her husband and two beloved kitties, Sheila & Trooper. She has always had at least 1 cat growing up and wouldn't have it any other way!
Charlotte has a soft spot for the misunderstood fractious and nervous cats, and is dedicated to making all the cats that come through the door to feel as comfortable as possible since she joined the AAC team in 2014.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Christine was born and raised in the beautiful Renfrew Heights of Vancouver. She graduated with honours from the Veterinary Assistant program at Granville College in 2016. Christine has always loved and enjoyed the companionship of animals. At home you can find her cuddling with her dog, " Happy" and her newly adopted boy "Gaston!" She continues to bring her love and passion for animals by providing the best care and love to all the kitties that visit our clinic since 2016.
Receptionist & Certified Veterinary Assistant
Heather was born and raised in Vancouver and the North Shore. From a very young age, she always had a feline friend by her side. After dipping her toes into the Atlantic to study psychology at Acadia University, she decided to begin following her true passion: animals. Heather returned home and attended Granville Business College to become a Veterinary Technician Assistant, graduating in the winter of 2017.
She is now living in North Vancouver with her pet cat, Loki, and her cuddle puddle of pet rats: Luna, Echo, Neko, Miso, Daisy and Peaches. Heather joined the All About Cats team in January 2018 and her absolute favorite part of her day is one on one time with the kitties. Heather has become fast friends with many of our frequent boarders, but she is always happy to meet new friendly human friends, too.
Certified Veterinary Technician Assistant
Amanda joined the All About Cats team in September of 2018, working part time while completing the Granville College veterinary technician assistant program. After completing the program at the top of her class, she has decided to embark further with her education and is currently attending a Veterinary technician program since Fall 2020.
Amanda can’t recall a time where she didn’t have a kitty at home and knew from a young age she wanted a career in the veterinary industry. Her fascination with animals, especially cats, has only grown since working with them daily and she can’t wait to meet yours!
Born and raised in North Vancouver, she is well acquainted with the north shore lifestyle. Living only 10 minutes away from grouse mountain, you can find her snowshoeing or hiking through the trails with her aunt. However, in her downtime she also enjoys binge watching medical shows accompanied by her furry adopted best friend Milo, a 4 year old cheeky long haired tuxedo.
Certified Veterinary Technician Assistant
Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Kim's family always had a variety of cats and dogs (kittens & puppies) to love. After her first trip away to Mexico in her early twenties, she discovered another love for tropical climates & travel, which she satiated by working abroad, and on cruise ships for many years, as well as backpacking in Australia, Asia & India for a year, before settling down in Vancouver.
In 2016, she volunteered at the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Centre, rekindling her passion of caring for animals (especially sloths and monkeys!), which prompted a (better late than never!) career change. She graduated from the Douglas College VOAC course early 2020, and came to work with AAC in September 2020.
She couldn’t be happier to be part of this amazing team, learning how to best care for your feline family members. Although she loves all animals, she definitely has a soft spot for kitties and looks forward to meeting you & yours!!
Certified Veterinary Technician Assistant
Bio to come
Client Care Receptionist
Beloved Clinic Kitty
Ziggy joined the AAC team April 2016, where he was estimated to be 1.5 years old at the time. He was adopted from V.O.K.R.A, so his background is a bit of a mystery. Although being a clinic cat may seem odd, Ziggy gracefully fits into his role and is loved by his many moms (aka: all the staff) and all of you who who stop to say hi through the window :)
-Snoozing on the couch
-Snoozing in his custom-built designer home (which updates with every season)
-Breakfast & dinner time
-Pondering life as he looks out the window
-Catnip toys (lots of them!)
-Chasing feather toys
-Food sampling from his many 'friends' who are staying in The Palms
-Chattering at the pigeons
-Protecting the clinic from dogs passing by