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 working towards a designation of Veterinary Dental Practitioner, under the guidance of Dr. Brett Beckman. 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!