Dr. Eric Lawrence
Veterinary medicine is a family tradition for me. My wife, father, two brothers, sister-in-law, uncle and cousin are all veterinarians.
I grew up in rural Alberta near the town of Westlock where my family had dogs, cats and horses. I learned about veterinary medicine from my father who would take me out in the cold winter nights to help with caesarean surgeries on cows and other emergencies. He was the inspiration for my two brothers and I to become veterinarians.
I attended the University of Alberta graduating with a degree in Agriculture in 2008, then graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. I met my wife in vet school and worked at a small animal clinic in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for three years until she finished her school. Then we moved out to the west coast to try out its favorable climate and move closer to her family who lives near White Rock.
In my veterinary career and home life I have developed a profound affinity and love for cats. The human-animal bond is very important to me and I strive to bring that relationship to the optimal level for all of my clients and their pets. My wife and I have three cats which we adore: Rudy, Jessie and Maddie.
When not at work I can be found taking Rudy on a walk with his harness around our apartment, waterskiing or riding my bike during the summer and on the ski slopes or snowmobiling during the winter.
I am very excited to be working at Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital where every aspect of comfort and health to you and your pet has been taken into consideration. I am very excited to meet you.