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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.

Brittany was born and raised in Vancouver, but spent all of her summer months on her grandpa's farm out in rural Saskatchewan. This is where her passion for animals quickly developed, as she was always surrounded by animals big and small - from horses, cows and pigs to dogs, cats, birds and rats. Brittany graduated from VOA school in 2012 and spent a year working as a Veterinary Assistant before she was quickly accepted into Douglas College's Veterinary Technology program. She graduated in 2015 with a diploma in Veterinary Technology and an award in leadership and teamwork. She worked in general practice, exotic medicine and emergency medicine before starting an exciting career at Western Canada Veterinary Eye Specialists in ophthalmology, a specialty she has a keen interest in. Her moto "always learning" keeps her up to date with the constantly evolving veterinary industry to help give every patient the best care possible while they are at the clinic! You may hear her answering the phone or meet her when you bring your pet for an eye exam. On her spare time she can be found playing with her rescue dogs, Zola and Dory, or enjoying BC's beauty on a hiking trail.

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