OUR TEAM

At the Hastings Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing comprehensive pet healthcare in an affectionate manner. All of our staff are dedicated to the profession of pet healthcare, and each and every pet we see is cared for just as we would care for our own.

We are exclusively a small animal practice. Our veterinarians, Drs. Amardeep Bajwa, Amit Ranjan, and Jangi Bajwa, are committed to the provision of loving, professional care for all pets. Our staff members regularly attend continuing veterinary education to update their skills in all aspects of veterinary care.

Carmen

Dr. Carmen Saenz, Veterinarian

Carmen graduated as a veterinarian from Centro de Estudios Universitarios Veterinary College in Monterrey, Mexico in 2005 and worked as a small animal veterinarian for one year. She fell in love with Vancouver after coming here as a tourist.  She has been working at Hastings Veterinary Hospital since 2007 and is committed to making this world a better place for all critters.

Pets: Maki and Bluebelle

Dr Amardeep Bajwa

Dr. Amardeep Bajwa, Veterinarian

He has been with the HVH team since 2005. He graduated from the Veterinary College UAS, Bangalore in India in 1999. He gained small animal medicine experience and expertise at the Oklahoma State Veterinary School as well as while working in India. He has a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology (eye care) and internal medicine for companion animals. His other interests include spending time with his family and his Himalayan sheepdog, Poncho. He is very fond of medium and large breed dogs and his other interests include sports and travelling. He is fully dedicated to pet care and is found to be working past his shift often at the hospital.

Dr Jangi Bajwa

Dr. Jangi Bajwa, Veterinarian & Veterinary Dermatologist

He has been working at Hastings Veterinary Hospital since 2005. He is one of only 2 skin specialists for animals in the Lower Mainland. After working as a veterinarian for a number of years, he pursued his special interest in treating skin allergies and skin problems in dogs and cats, successfully obtaining his skin specialist diploma in 2014. He almost exclusively treats skin and ear-related problems in pets. He has a keen interest in ear infections as these can often affect pets’ quality of life and can become a chronic problem if not resolved adequately.

Thanks to his specialization in veterinary dermatology, HVH is the only vet clinic in the lower mainland that offers skin allergy testing, 2 types of allergy immunotherapy, video-otoscopy for ear treatments, and middle ear flushes, all while still offering basic veterinary care. During his free time, he likes to spend his time playing sports and attending sporting events.

Ashley

Ashley LeMond – Office Manager – Vet Assistant

Ashley is the head receptionist here at Hastings Vet Hospital. She began her career here with us in October of 2010. Ashley graduated from the VA program at West Coast College. She has learned so much working with us and has built very strong relationships with clients and patients. Ashley loves playing softball and plays on many teams and even participates in national tournaments. If you can’t find her on the ball field you can find her cozied up with her best pal “Fanta” her big, fat, orange kitty.

Pets: Opie, Meeka, Fanta, and Mya

Veronika

Veronika Sanchez – Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Veronika has been working at Hastings Veterinary Hospital since 2008, after graduating from the Veterinary Office and Animal Care program at Douglas College. After working as a VOA at Hastings for a few years she enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Douglas College in 2013 and graduated as an RVT in 2015, she has been enjoying her lifelong dream of working with animals ever since. Veronika has a passion for Radiology and large breed dogs. She enjoys being a technician for the challenges every day brings, and for the opportunity to build relationships with both clients and patients. In her free time, Veronika enjoys camping, quading, snowmobiling, and travelling with her husband. Her heart currently belongs to her Doberman mix “Valhalla”.

Pets: Valhalla

Brandi

Brandi Watson – Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Brandi has been working for Hastings Veterinary Hospital since September of 2011 after she graduated from the Douglas College Veterinary Office and Animal Care program. In June 2016 she graduated from the Douglas College Veterinary Technician Diploma program and became a Registered Technician the following month. She loves being a tech because every day is a different day and new patients with new puzzles. Even though the job is emotionally tiring at times, being able to see patients make full recoveries and being able to be a part of that makes it all worthwhile. In the future, Brandi would like to pursue a career in the rehabilitation area of small animals and/or wildlife care and would like to acquire more hands-on experience with exotics and avian species. While living a busy life with a full-time career and trying to incorporate soccer and softball, as well outdoor activities, Brandi always tries to keep a positive and upbeat outlook on life. She has, in the past, shared her home with many exotic pets such as rats, degus, and hamsters. Both she and husband Russell love animals and share their home with Ron “Weasley”, a 4-year-old domestic long-haired orange tabby cat. The newest addition is Billy Jean, a 1.5-year-old solid white domestic shorthair cat who is full of energy. Brandi and her family also share the family dog, Leeroy Brown, a 13.5-year-old Terrier mutt mix.

Pets: Leeroy Brown, Ron Weasley, Billy Jean

Kyla

Kyla – Veterinary Technology Student

Chenoa

Chenoa Flack – Patient Care Assistant

Chenoa joined the Hastings Veterinary Clinic team in early 2015. She graduated in 2013 from Thompson Rivers University with a BSc. in Chemical Biology. Chenoa enjoys working with pets as well as wildlife, having spent some time volunteering at the BC Wildlife Park Rehabilitation Centre, and her spare time is spent on her ever-changing hobbies or enjoying the outdoors.

Brie

Brie Evans – Client Care Representative

Brie has been working here at HVH since she was 16 years old. She is currently going to school with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. She considers her job very rewarding and has always known this is what she wanted to do since she was a little girl. When she’s not at school or work she loves to go hiking and hang out with her cat Loki, who she rescued through Hastings Vet, and her senior pup Jazz.

Pets: Loki and Jazz

Jared

Jared – Animal Care Volunteer