Anderson Animal Hospital in Vancouver Views Pets as Family Members

Serving pet owners for over 30 years, Dr. John Anderson of Anderson Animal Hospital in Vancouver strives to give animals the same level of care that people expect. Dr. Anderson and his compassionate staff members are pet owners, too, and understand that your pets are important members of your family.
Our full-service Vancouver, Marpole, and Oakridge veterinary centre will give your small animals and exotics the complete care they need, including medical, dental and surgical services. We also have a pet groomer on staff and provide you with boarding and pet daycare services.

Dr. John Anderson

From the time he was a child growing up on a farm near Calgary, Alberta, Dr. John Anderson knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He graduated with honours from Ontario Veterinary College as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, and is a member of both the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia. He is also now a member of The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians.
With 3 decades of experience, Dr. Anderson is a highly skilled, thorough veterinarian, who treats his patients with kindness, care and compassion. He has a broad base of knowledge and experience ranging from dental procedures to complex surgeries. He also stays up-to-date on the latest innovations in veterinary medicine, attending conferences annually. He is a proud member of the Veterinary Information Network, which offers access to the latest clinical journals, a network of veterinary experts and consultants, an expansive online searchable article database of primary source material and clinically oriented continuing education classes.


Lisa is our office manager. She was raised on a dairy farm in Abbotsford, BC. Formerly a registered nurse, she worked in the intensive care unit at Vancouver General Hospital. She has been an integral part of the Anderson Animal Hospital team since 1993.


Steffi is a receptionist, kennel assistant and veterinary assistant. She was born in Vancouver and has been working at Anderson Animal Hospital for over 6 years. Steffi is fluent in Cantonese and received her BA in communications from Simon Fraser University.


Carrie is a veterinary assistant and receptionist. She is originally from Taiwan and is fluent in Mandarin. Carrie started volunteering for Anderson Animal Hospital in 1994 and was hired when she finished training. Carrie received her BSc in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She has two cats.


Kirby is a veterinary assistant and receptionist.  She is from Ireland and living in Vancouver.  She grew up in a sheep farm and also has her own horse.  Kirby has a 2.2 Honors Degree (equals to Bachelor Degree) in Equine Science from the University of Limerick.

Our team is here to help with all your pet’s needs! Check out our full range of services and call us at 604-263-6767 today!

We offer service in 3 languages:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Vancouver vet whose opinion and expertise I trust

Dr. Anderson has treated my rabbit for a number of dental problems, including a mouth infection and needing his teeth trimmed. I take him to Dr. Anderson because he is a knowledgeable source of information, has a lot of expertise and takes time to clearly explain what needs to be done to help my rabbit. I feel assured that I am taking my pet to a vet whose opinion and expertise I can trust.


– Albert I., client for 2 years, has 1 rabbit

You can tell Dr. Anderson loves animals

Over the years, we have taken 5 cats and 1 dog to Dr. Anderson. You can tell he loves animals, and it’s not all about business with him. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and goes above and beyond the call of duty for both the animals and their owners.


– Margaret V., client for 23 years, currently has 1 cat

Dr. Anderson always has a solution

Dr. Anderson is extremely knowledgeable and has a solution for any health problems we have encountered with our pets. We find that Dr. Anderson explains medical issues clearly to us, so we have a good understanding of the problem and treatment. We appreciate that Dr. Anderson and his staff can do everything on-site pretty much right away, from diagnosis to treatment.
– Elizabeth and Tyson B., clients for 8 years, currently have 2 cats and 1 dog

Good at treating not just the animals, but the owners, too! Dr. Anderson is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain things. He treated our hedgehog several years ago, and then our dog for a variety of ailments. He seems to care a lot about the animals he sees, and his staff is very nice, too. Dr. Anderson is good at treating not just the animals, but the owners, too. We appreciate how informative he is, and that he provides different options for treatment.

- David K. and Scott W., clients for 8 years, currently have 1 dog