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Dr. Yuri Yoon

Dr. Yoon grew up in Chilliwack. She earned her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Victoria and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After graduation, she returned to BC and began her career with us in 2016.

Dr. Yoon and her husband Daniel have one pet at home, a stunning Himalayan cat Bella Bella is visually impaired, but he lives a normal and happy life despite being blind. He enjoys snuggling in front of a fireplace and enjoys “hunting” on the patio for bugs. Bella eats Hills i/d dry diet for his sensitive gastrointestinal condition.

In her spare time, Dr. Yoon likes to try out new recipes and enjoys cooking at home, as well as going to new restaurants to try a new dish! She also enjoys travelling, hiking, canoeing and fishing when she gets the opportunity. Dr. Yoon is bilingual, speaking both English and Korean fluently.


What's the Role of an RVT?

An RVT's (registered veterinary technician's) day does include belly rubs … but it’s also a lot more. RVTs are educated and trained professionals who practice animal health care alongside veterinarians. By performing diagnostic procedures, administering treatments and monitoring patients, the RVT allows the veterinarian to provide a higher level of care to all of our patients. The role of an RVT is often overlooked due to many of their tasks occurring “ behind the scenes.” RVTs are an integral part of a veterinary hospital. They are responsible for anesthesia during surgeries, taking and processing radiographs (x-rays), and preparing and administering medication and other treatments to hospitalized patients. But it doesn’t stop there! They’re also the voice on the phone giving you updates on how the procedure went, giving home care instructions and ensuring your pet has a restful recuperation time following their procedure at home. Our RVTs play a pivotal role at Valley Veterinary Services and are vital in our promise to provide quality pet care to all of our patients

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