The Hastings Team

At Hastings Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing comprehensive pet healthcare in an affectionate manner.

All of our staff is 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.

Veterinarians Hastings

We are exclusively a small animal practice, providing preventive healthcare and treatments for cats, dogs, and rabbits. Our veterinarians are committed to the provision of loving, professional care for all pets. Our veterinary technicians and vet office assistants regularly attend continuing veterinary education to update their skills in all aspects of veterinary care.

Veterinarian

Dr. Amardeep Bajwa

Dr. Bajwa graduated from the Veterinary College UAS, Bangalore in 1999 before moving to Vancouver.

Dr. Bajwa graduated from the Veterinary College UAS, Bangalore in 1999 before moving to Vancouver. As per his goal to help provide his cat and dog patients with the most compassionate and advanced vet care, he went to the Oklahoma State University veterinary school to enhance his small animal medicine experience and expertise. Upon moving back to Vancouver, he started practice at Hastings VH in 2005 and loves working with the excellent local community and their pets in the north Burnaby area.

He has a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology (eye care) and internal medicine for companion animals. He is also an excellent surgeon. He attends ongoing continuing education labs to keep his skills up to date related to vet medicine, pet dentistry and compassionate pet care. His other interests include spending time with his family and his dogs, and he also loves sports and travelling.

Veterinarian

Dr. LAURA ROUNDING

Dr Laura Rounding grew up in the Lower Mainland and always knew that she wanted to work with animals. She went to UBC for her undergraduate studies.

Dr Laura Rounding grew up in the Lower Mainland and always knew that she wanted to work with animals. She went to UBC for her undergraduate studies in animal biology and then attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for her degree in veterinary medicine. Her main areas of expertise are animal behavior and preventative medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr Laura enjoys horseback riding, skiing, and spending time with her family. She has a feisty cat, a cuddly dog, and numerous fish tanks.

HEAD TECHNICIAN
(RVT)

ELVIRA

Elvira has been working at Hastings Veterinary Hospital since 2016. Elvira has always had a passion for animals and values the human animal bond.

Elvira has been working at Hastings Veterinary Hospital since 2016. Elvira has always had a passion for animals and values the human animal bond. Elvira has spent her time growing within the veterinary field, furthering her education and learning. She completed the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College in 2016 then continued her veterinary education and graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Thompson Rivers University in 2019. Elvira had the honor of receiving the “Anesthesia and Critical Care Award” upon graduation. Elvira plans on completing her Veterinary Technician specialties in Nutrition in the upcoming years. She spends her free time hiking, snowboarding, going to the gym and hanging out with friends.

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (RVT)

VERONIKA

I started my career with Hastings Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in 2008. I graduated as a RVT in 2015.

I started my career with Hastings Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in 2008. I graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2015 from Douglas College.

I love being a RVT because every day is different and I enjoy building long term relationships with clients and their furry family members.
I have a special interest in radiology and behavior. I hope to one day specialize in one of those fields.

In my free time I enjoy: camping, traveling, and spending time outdoors with my husband and son. My dream is to one day own a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, but my heart currently belongs to my Doberman Mix “Valhalla”.

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (RVT)

BRANDI

Brandi joined Hastings Veterinary Hospital in 2011 after graduating from the Douglas College Veterinary Office and Animal Care program.

Brandi joined Hastings Veterinary Hospital in 2011 after graduating 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.In her spare time she enjoys soccer, Softball, other outdoor activities and relaxing at her family cabin on the Sunshine Coast. Brandi and her husband Russell have “Weazley”, a long haired orange tabby cat, ‘Billy-Jean’ white short hair cat, and ‘Tux’, a 4.5 year old rescue who’s a Shih Tzu-Rottie. Brandi and her husband recently had a baby girl and is currently on maternity leave.

OFFICE COORDINATOR / CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST

ASHLEY

Ashley has been a part of the HVH team since 2010. Ashley has always known since she was a little girl she wanted to work with animals.

Ashley has been a part of the HVH team since 2010. Ashley has always known since she was a little girl she wanted to work with animals. Since then, she has created strong relationships with both clients and our patients. In 2018 Ashley’s family grew and she welcomed her son Liam into the world. He is a very busy boy and always has Ashley on her toes. In Ashley’s spare time she likes to play slo pitch on both mixed and ladies teams. She coaches her own ladies team called the Mean girls. She has 3 pets, Meeka, Fanta and Mya

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (RVT)

ANNA

Anna joined Hastings Veterinary Hospital in 2018 after completing the veterinary assistant program at Granville College.

Anna joined Hastings Veterinary Hospital in 2018 after completing the veterinary assistant program at Granville College. In 2021, she graduated from the veterinary technician program at Douglas College with honors and became a RVT. Anna loves working at HVH because there are endless opportunities to learn new skills. Her heart belongs to her cats, Pekoe and Sage. She is always looking for new ways to convince her family to adopt one more fur baby. In her spare time, she could be found bouldering, snowboarding, hiking or sleeping.

CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST

CARLY

Carly joined Hastings Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She’s always had a passion for animals and knew she wanted to work in the Veterinary field.

Carly joined Hastings Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She’s always had a passion for animals and knew she wanted to work in the Veterinary field when she grew up. Carly started working as a Receptionist, and soon discovered her passion for business/team management. In 2020 she began studying in the Veterinary Practice Management Program at Olds College. She looks forward to graduating the program in March 2022 and receiving her Practice Management Certification. Carly got married in September 2021 and enjoys spending time with her husband Tony, their lab-mastiff ‘Bubba’ and fluffy black cat ‘Daisy’, and their family and friends.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

JENNA

Jenna has been a part of the HVH team since 2020. She finds her job very rewarding and loves working with animals of all sizes.

Jenna has been a part of the HVH team since 2020. She finds her job very rewarding and loves working with animals of all sizes. Jenna is very compassionate about animals and even made the leap to become vegan. Although she grew up with big dogs, she currently has a chihuahua named Chica. Over the years, Jenna has worked at numerous doggy daycares which led to her career at Hastings veterinary hospital. Jenna is currently working hard to get into school to pursue a veterinary technician career. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her dog, hiking and snowboarding.

CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST

LAURA

Laura has been working at Hastings Veterinary Hospital since June 2020 as an Office Receptionist.

Laura has been working at Hastings Veterinary Hospital since June 2020 as an Office Receptionist.
Laura has been working with animals for 10 years and moved into a clinic setting in 2015. She is working on her prerequisites for the Veterinary Technician program and hopes to apply when finished. Laura has one cat named Bruce who she adopted from Hastings this past summer who came to the clinic at 30 lbs. She is working hard to get him to his ideal weight.
In Laura’s spare time she loves writing poetry and has recently self-published her own book on Amazon.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

JESSICA

Jessica completed the Veterinary Technical Assistant Program at Olds College in Alberta in 2018. She moved to Vancouver in the summer of 2020.

Jessica completed the Veterinary Technical Assistant Program at Olds College in Alberta in 2018. She moved to Vancouver in the summer of 2020 and has been a part of the Hastings Veterinary Team since July 2021. Her future goals include furthering her education as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Jessica spends her free time in nature or hanging out with her dog Daisy, her cat Lyra or her leopard gecko Lilac.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

BRIE

Brie has been working here at HVH since she was 16 years old. She is currently attending veterinary school.

Brie has been working here at HVH since she was 16 years old. She is currently attending veterinary school. 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.