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Dr. Charlotte Keller came to B.C. from Ontario where she taught at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph for 15 years. She was born and raised in Switzerland and received her veterinary degree from the University of Bern in 1982. After she completed her post graduate research studies and worked in general practice with small and large animals she visited Guelph and became inspired to become a veterinary ophthalmologist. She received training at OVC and the University of Texas A&M. In 1990 she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and in 1998 she became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. In 2004 she decided to leave academia and moved to British Columbia to continue her career in private practice.

Dr. Keller is heavily involved in the European College as well as in teaching and speaking at continuing education events locally, nationally and internationally. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her family and her dog.

Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Christina King (Sandberg) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University in 2001. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.

Dr. King (Sandberg) completed a three-year Residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine while also earning a Master of Science degree, which focused on vascular endothelial growth factor, in 2009. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2009. Moving to the Pacific Northwest, she worked in a private practice veterinary ophthalmology practice in the Seattle area for 3 years. She came to British Columbia in 2012.

She shares her Vancouver home with her husband and their two pets: one cat, a white domestic shorthair named Tulip, and an Italian Greyhound named Ramsey. Outside of the practice, her main enjoyments are spending time with friends and family, travel, hiking and reading.

Lori is the voice you mostly hear on the phone and who greets you when you arrive. She is a native to the Lower Mainland and appears to know everybody who has ever lived here. She joined our team in 2008 as the receptionist. Lucy is her happy, energetic Boston Terrier she adopted.

Jennie was born and raised in Alberta and moved to B.C. in 2008. She received her diploma in Animal Health Technology in 2000 from Fairview College and she joined our team in 2009. Jennie often works in the back treatment room where she looks after and prepares patients for surgery, performs anesthesia, assists with procedures and completes many other tasks. You may talk to her or meet her when she schedules surgeries or admits and discharges patients or helps with other things. In her spare time, Jennie is busy training and showing her handsome companion Marshall. Jennie is currently on maternity leave.

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