Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital

#2 - 1993 Riverside Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S4J8


Dr. I. Elizabeth Borgmann

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.

Dr. Borgmann’s other areas of interest in veterinary medicine are pain management, diagnostic imaging and feline medicine.

Dr. Borgmann currently lives with 3 cats, a lab, a rabbit and a husband! When not working, Dr. Borgmann enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening and traveling.

B.Sc. (Cell Biology and Genetics)
M.Sc (Genetics)

Dr. Borgmann is a member of the following associations:
College of Veterinarians of British Columbia
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Association of Avian Veterinarians
Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians
Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
American Association of Feline Practitioners
International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management