Our Team at Port Moody Animal Hospital
We are a small, but mighty team of animal lovers who are passionate about our patients. Learn more about our team below.
Dr. Carolyn Buxton
Owner and Principal Veterinarian
Dr. Buxton has been practicing small animal vet medicine since 1996. She will still say it is the “best job in the world” and she can’t imagine doing anything else!
Dr. Buxton graduated from the Ontario Veterinary Hospital in Guelph, Ontario in 1994. Very shortly after graduation, she moved to Vancouver to start her career, and soon became the owner of South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital. Under her guidance, the hospital grew to a very busy multi- doctor practice and became well respected in the community for excellent care and service. During these 20 + years, she was blessed to have worked with some of the most skilled and compassionate animal lovers and form close, trusted relationships with clients and their pets. She and her team are very proud to have won the title of Best Vet Clinic in Burnaby 19 times. It was with a heavy heart that she decided to sell the clinic in 2018, to pursue other personal and professional interests.
While raising her family in Coquitlam for over 20 years, Dr. Buxton developed a great fondness for the Port Moody community while walking the many trails with her dogs and frequenting many of the local businesses. When the opportunity presented itself to become the proud owner of Port Moody Animal Hospital, she jumped at it! She is excited to continue the good work of the original owner, Dr. Siegert, and provide compassionate, quality care to the local 4-legged residents, and develop long lasting relationships with her clients.
Dr. Buxton keeps her skills sharp and her knowledge current by participating in yearly continuing education seminars and conferences. She has taken advanced surgical training over the years and is currently taking additional training in dentistry . In addition, she is involved in international and local volunteer work and regularly spends her time to support spay/neuter clinics and pet rescue.
Dr. Buxton’s main interests are surgery, dentistry, behaviour and nutrition, however there isn’t much she doesn’t love about vet medicine!
Wendy first started at the PMAH in October 2001 after completing the vet assistant course at West Coast College. Over the years she has become an integral part of the clinic, involved in patient care, client care, ordering supplies and keeping the clinic running in tip top shape. We are so blessed to have her!
Wendy enjoys the relationships she has built with the staff at PMAH as well as with the clients and their pets over the years. Wendy loves animals of all kinds but has a soft spot for orange tabbies and hamsters. She currently has 2 cats and 2 hamsters. In her spare time Wendy loves watching horror movies, gardening on her small patio and travelling to Disneyland whenever possible. Her future goals include helping PMAH provide exceptional care to the animals of Port Moody and eventually own a goldendoodle of her very own.
Amber is a qualified Dutch veterinarian who is working towards getting her BC vet licence. After graduating vet school, she worked in the equine field, however she is now shifting her interest to companion animals. At home she has 2 dogs, Odie and Neema. Together they are exploring BC as much as possible. Besides spending time with the dogs and hiking, Amber likes to spend time on a surf board or on the back of a horse.
We are very lucky to have her as part of our team as a veterinary technician.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Shortly after graduating from the Red River College in Manitoba back in 2012 Amanda moved out to BC with her dog Tesla, and her husband.
Amanda loves being an RVT! Her favourite part is making sure her patients have the best care from the time they enter the hospital to the follow up call the day after surgery.
She loves keeping up with all the new anaesthesia protocols and making sure your her patients are pain free and comfortable before, during and after surgery. She joined PMAH in April 2021 and is excited to be part of the team.
When she’s not caring for her patients at the hospital she is keeping herself busy doing many activities like CrossFit, yoga, biking along the seawall, hiking with her husband and dog Tesla, and enjoying a tour at a local winery.