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.
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.
Dr. Amardeep Bajwa
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.
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 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.
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 honour of receiving the “Anesthesia and Critical Care Award” upon graduation.
Elvira has a particular interest in nutrition and has big plans for the future. She spends her free time hiking, snowboarding, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends. Elvira also recently adopted a cat from the Caribbean during her travels and he has been the best addition to her life.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (RVT)
Veronika started her career at Hastings Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in 2008. She graduated as a Veterinary Technician from Douglas College in 2015.
Veronika has always had a passion for animals of all shapes and sizes. She knew early on that whatever career path she took would involve animals in some way. A career counsellor in high school brought the Douglas College Animal Assistant Program to her attention, and the rest is history.
Veronika loves working in veterinary medicine because every day is different and she loves making a difference in my patients lives and protecting/extending the human animal bond. She loves having spent so many wonderful years at HVH because it has allowed her to create lifelong relationships with our patients and clients.
In her spare time, Veronika loves spending time with her husband and two young children. They enjoy travelling around BC and showing their children our beautiful province. She hopes to one day add a furry companion to their home, but in the meantime a few fish and frogs will have to do.
“Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
OFFICE COORDINATOR / CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
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. Ashley has started taking her prerequisite courses and collecting her continuing education credits in order to take her exam to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
In 2018, Ashley’s family grew and she welcomed her son Liam into the world. He is a very busy boy and always keeps Ashley on her toes. In Ashley’s spare time, she likes to play slo pitch on both mixed and ladies teams. She has 3 pets: Meeka, a 10-year-old Bernese cross; Mya, a 9-year-old calico; and the love of her life, Fanta, her chonky 10-year-old orange and white tabby.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (RVT)
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 began working at Hastings Vet in 2016. She has been in Reception since the start of her career and loves being that friendly and familiar face you see when you walk through the door.
The bonds and relationships she has developed with our clients and patients is something she truly values.
She graduated from Olds College in 2023, receiving her certification through the Veterinary Practice Management Program. This was to further enhance her knowledge and skills within the field.
Carly enjoys spending her free time with her husband Tony, Bubba (black lab/mastiff), Daisy (black fluffy cat), family, and friends.
Jenna has been apart of the HVH team since 2020. She is currently working and studying part time to become an RVT.
Jenna has been studying online through Thompson Rivers University and will graduate in December 2024.
In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, and competing in agility with her chihuahua named Chica.
Natalie graduated as a Vet Assistant (with academic honours) from the Douglas College VOAC program in March 2022.
Natalie was a practicum student and client at HVH and officially joined the team shortly after.
Before joining the HVH team, Natalie worked in the Restaurant Technology industry for 7 years. During the pandemic, Natalie decided to go back to school to change careers and pursue her childhood dream of working with animals.
Natalie values the animal-human bond and loves building relationships with clients and patients. Natalie is also the Inventory Manager and enjoys ensuring that all of the patients, clients, and hospital’s needs are met.
In her spare time, she likes to be with her husband and her 2 cats, Jessie and James (Team Rocket). She is always on the look out for the next lucky cat-themed item (including tattoos) to add to her collection!
Brie has been working here at HVH since she was 16 years old. She went to SFU for her veterinary prerequisites and then attended St. Matthew’s School of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands for her DVM.
She is currently completing her clinical year at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
She has three cats, one that she rescued through HVH and two that she rescued in the Cayman Islands.
Sakura started at Hastings Veterinary Hospital at the beginning of 2023. She has always loved animals and has a passion for providing excellent care.
Sakura is currently completing her Bachelor of Science degree at UBC. She is majoring in Integrated Science, with a focus in physiology, genetics, and microbiology & immunology.
After graduating, she hopes to continue working with animals in the veterinary field and to become a pet mom! In her free time, Sakura enjoys volunteering at a farm sanctuary, staying active, and learning Mandarin.
Sean graduated with honours from the Granville Community College Veterinary Office Assistant program in 2022-23.
They had their practicum at Hastings Veterinary Hospital and went on to work there shortly after.
They grew up with cats, dogs, rabbits, and pet rats their whole life. They also spent some years living on a “dirt punk” homestead raising chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, dogs, and farm cats that steal too much butter.
In thier free time they are a supporter of the 2SLGBTQIA community, play board games, dj/make music, play banjo, and work with technology, as well as keeping butter away from and giving cuddles to their new cat Cymbaline.