Meet our Brookswood Veterinary Team:

Dr. Morgan Carey

We are excited to announce that as of December 2019, Dr. Morgan Carey is the new owner of Brookswood Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Morgan Carey was born and raised on a small hobby farm in the Fraser Valley. After completing her Bachelor of Science at the University of the Fraser Valley, she went on to complete her training in veterinary medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. While in her final year of vet school, she completed a month-long exchange at the University of Melbourne in Australia. 

Brookswood Veterinary Hospital has been locally owned for the past 40 years, and I look forward to keeping it that way for the next 40! One of my top values is family, and Brookswood Veterinary Hospital is just that, a family. The staff members have worked together for years, cultivating relationships with pets, their families and the community. My husband, Kevin, and I recently welcomed the birth of our daughter, Briella, making the value of family that much more meaningful.

 

Working with Dr. Marlow over the past few years has been knowledge enriching and inspiring. I can say with heartfelt gratitude that he has empowered me to be the veterinarian I am today. It is an honor that Dr. Marlow has given me this opportunity to carry on his legacy and work with his clients. I am proud to be the new owner of Brookswood Veterinary Hospital and look forward to building and fostering relationships with all of our amazing clients and friends for many years to come.” - Dr. Morgan Carey

Dr. David E. Marlow

As of December 2019, Dr. David Marlow has retired and sold Brookswood Veterinary Hospital to Dr. Morgan Carey.

“I have been extremely fortunate over my many years of practicing veterinary medicine at Brookswood Veterinary Hospital; I am now ready to pass the torch to my associate Dr. Morgan Carey. She has been practicing alongside me and is committed to carrying my legacy. Dr. Morgan has always stayed true to our clinic’s values, having an excellent client relationship with pets as well as their owners. I simply couldn’t think of a better person to carry on the practice I have built at Brookswood.

 

I am sad to say goodbye because of the relationships I have developed over the years. I have shared family experiences, watched children grow, laughed at great jokes, and even shared tears over the loss of special family members. My career has never been viewed as a job, but rather the sharing of a common passion for animals and their well-being. I will reflect on these memories forever, and I appreciate the opportunity we had to share them.

 

I am looking forward to redirecting my attention to new adventures in the New Year.” - Dr. David Marlow

Dr. Jill Olsson

Dr. Jill Olsson attended the University of British Columbia before going to Louisiana State University School of Vet Medicine. She graduated in 2000 and joined the Brookswood Veterinary Hospital team in 2005. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but particularly enjoys working with fractious cats.

 

Outside of work, she does dog agility with her 2 dogs. She has 2 cats, one of which is very mischievous. She also loves reading, riding horses and spends most of her time driving her two daughters to their various activities. 

Dr. Amanda Bartier

Dr. Amanda Bartier was born and raised in Calgary. Her love of animals started at a young age as she always had cats and dogs growing up.  After completing a Bachelor’s degree, she worked at an animal shelter and vet clinic for several years. She then went back to school and completed a Master’s degree, focused on dairy calf health and immunity. Her experiences working with animals inspired her to go to vet school, and she graduated from the University of Calgary in 2018. Her family recently relocated to the Fraser Valley and she enjoys getting to know the local area. 

Dr. Sophie Kaufmanis

Dr. Sophie Kaufmanis attended the University of Edinburgh in the UK for her veterinary degree, although she grew up in Richmond, BC. Prior to veterinary medicine, she received a degree in English literature from Queen's University. In her spare time she enjoys writing, running, and playing basketball. She has an adorable cat named Missandei, and a fondness for all creatures great and small. 

Ann

Registered  Veterinary Technologist

Ann graduated from the AHTA Program at Fairview College in Alberta, in 1976. She started working at Brookswood Veterinary Hospital in 1977. Her interests in Veterinary Medicine are feline medicine and dentistry. Outside of work she loves to stay home and read books, all the while cuddling up with her 3 cats. Ann also has a daredevil streak and had no qualms about jumping out of an airplane with her son. A hissing, snarling kitty isn't quite so scary in comparison!

 

Aleta

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Aleta graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Douglas College in 2011. She has been part of the Brookswood Veterinary Team since January 2012. Her interests in Veterinary Medicine include Surgery, Dentistry and client education. Aleta lives with two cats who are constantly causing mischief - one of her cats is a 3 legged cat that she rescued. When she isn't hard at work, she enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. She is looking forward to even more family time while on maternity leave this year with her newest addition.

Jayde

Veterinary Technologist
Jayde started working at the Brookswood Veterinary Hospital in 2012. Prior to that, she worked at another animal hospital for 16 years where she gained experience in many areas of the practice. This includes reproductive services, orthopedics, technical duties, nursing care and reception. Her special interests in the veterinary field are animal dentistry, radiology and dog obedience and behavioral modification. Jayde also has two cats. On her own time, Jayde enjoys camping, biking and going to the beach with her husband and two kids.

Kyla

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Kyla joined the Brookswood Veterinary team in December 2010 as a high school volunteer. It was then she discovered her love for veterinary medicine. She graduated from the veterinary technology program at Douglas College in 2016. Kyla enjoys every aspect of being an RVT but she especially loves lab work, taking x-rays and building relationships with both pets and their people. Outside of work you can find Kyla out on adventures with her husband Jeff and her cat Maizie. 

Julia

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Julia started working at the Brookswood Veterinary Hospital in May 2015. She enjoys being able to help pets and their owners and the rewarding feeling when seeing pets get reunited with their owners after being in our care. Outside of work she enjoys long walks on the beach with her dog, and taking her cats for a stroll in the park. She also enjoys hiking and quading. 

Hanna

 Director of Public Relations / Receptionist / Veterinary Office Assistant

Hanna began volunteering for Brookswood Veterinary Hospital in February 2012 and was hired as a full-time receptionist in August 2012. Her favorite part about working here is working with a great team (and the friendships that have come along with it) and getting to meet all sorts of pets with different, unique personalities. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the outdoors, camping, and spending time with her cat, Oliver!

Avalon

Receptionist / Veterinary Office Assistant

Avalon graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program with honors, from Surrey Community College. She joined the Brookswood Veterinary team in July 2013. Avalon particularly enjoys working with and meeting all the different animals and their owners who come into our hospital. Outside of work you will find Avalon ATV-ing and camping. Avalon also plans to go back to school and become a Veterinary Technician.

 

Katey

Receptionist / Veterinary Office Assistant

Katey graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College in August of 2019 and became part of the Brookswood Veterinary team in October of 2019. She has been interested in animal care since she can remember and has always aspired to work with animals in any way she can. Outside of work she enjoys walking her two dogs, drawing and painting. She would also like to go back to tech school so she can help even more animals!

 

Sam

Veterinary Office Assistant

Sam started with Brookswood as a veterinary assistant in 2012. Since then she has completed a degree in Natural Areas Management but returned to Brookswood to work with all the amazing staff and clients. Sam loves working with animals and learning something new every day. On her days off she loves to spend time with friends, family, and her rescue dog Grant. 

Lucia

Veterinary Assistant

Lucia began volunteering at Brookswood Veterinary Hospital in February of 2016 and was hired as a Veterinary Assistant in March of 2018. She has dreamed of being a Veterinarian since before she can remember and is currently doing her prerequisite courses for Vet school at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her favourite part of this job is helping to take care of the animals and learning as much about veterinary care as she can! Outside of work she loves horseback riding and travelling.

Elizabeth

Veterinary Assistant

Elizabeth has worked at Brookswood Veterinary Hospital since October 2018.  Her two passions are animals and dance; the first is fulfilled with her work at the clinic, and the second is her work as coach of her school’s jazz dance team as well as dancing and competing with Panorama School of Dance. She is planning on going to university to study Biomedical Engineering. Her other interests are fitness, reading, and her jeep! Elizabeth lives with her parents, her sister, as well as three cats and two dogs.

Sydney

Veterinary Assistant

Sydney started working at Brookswood Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2019.   Her favourite parts of the job are being able to interact with all of the unique animals she gets to help and caring for the clinic cats. Outside of work, Sydney participates in both the jazz and concert bands at her school. She enjoys spending her free time drawing, reading, visiting with friends and family, and playing with her mischievous puppy. 

Kaia

Veterinary Assistant

Kaia started working at Brookswood Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2019. Her favourite parts of the job are assisting the Doctors and helping prep animals for procedures. Outside of work, Kaia participates in a senior wind ensemble at her school. She enjoys spending her time reading, drawing, and visiting with her friends and family.