Doctors & Staff
Dr. Farida Olermo
Dr. Farida Olermo graduated from University of the Philippines in 1999 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She also received the “Academic Excellence Award in Veterinary Medicine” in her class. She worked in a mixed practice animal hospital and taught Microbiology at an agricultural college in the Philippines. In 2003, Dr. Olermo immigrated to Canada worked as an Animal Health Technician at several lower mainland animal hospitals and shelters. In the summer of 2015, she attended the University of Guelph, completing the Veterinary Skills Training and Enhancement Program at Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Olermo obtained her Certificate of Qualification in May 2016. She proudly became the owner of Huff Animal Hospital in 2019. Her areas of interest are shelter medicine, infectious diseases, nutrition and anesthesia. She has a family of five, Jose her husband, Landerjoe her son, Alyanna her daughter and Mango, a beautiful peach-faced lovebird. She also enjoys Zumba classes, camping and loves yogurt ice cream. Pets love Dr. Olermo’s gentle ways and clients appreciate her thoughtfulness, honesty and care.
Dr. Robert Hopper
Dr. Hopper graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. He practiced in Calgary for several years where he was president of the Calgary Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hopper moved to Tsawwassen and Huff Animal Hospital in 1983, and became the sole owner in 2009 until 2019. Pets love Dr. Hopper’s calm, quiet demeanor.
Dr. Allen Chi
Dr. Allen Chi recently graduated from Murdoch University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Perth, Australia, in 2019. He grew up in Vancouver and is excited to finally be back home to practice, although he occasionally misses the Australian sunshine. Dr. Allen currently doesn’t have any fur family members of his own but he loves Shelties in particular and can’t wait for the day he welcomes one to his family. His other hobbies include swimming, model building, and tropical fishkeeping.
Dr. Louren Tronqued
Dr. Tronqued graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She worked in the swine industry after graduation until she migrated to Canada in 2005. In 2011, Dr. Tronqued received her Certificate of Qualification from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association as a licensed veterinarian to practice in North America. Dr. Tronqued has worked at the Calgary Humane Society and other veterinary clinics in Calgary. Her special interests include dermatology and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Tronqued loves to practice hot yoga. She enjoys spending time with her family and little dog Chiqui and cat Bubbles.
Dr. Andrew Ford
Dr. Ford received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph in 2006 and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph in 2010. Dr. Ford grew up in Toronto and recently relocated to the Vancouver area. He has a special interest in pathophysiology, wellness, and internal medicine. In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking and the great outdoors.
Dr. Jen Meagher
Dr. Meagher graduated from Murdoch University’s Veterinary College in Western Australia in 1990. She practiced in Australia and England until 2000, when she moved to Canada after meeting her husband. She has two children, Ashley and Matthew, who keep her busy outside of veterinary medicine doing the juggling routine professional mothers are used to. She also has two “feline fur babies” Spider and Loki. Dr. Meagher has a special interest in soft tissue surgery.
Gillian - Hospital Manager
Gillian grew up in Tsawwassen, and after spending years working with local pets, she settled at the Huff Animal Hospital in 2001. Gillian’s favorite part about working at Huff is the time spent with clients and patients. On weekends she loves seeing her patients while walking her Boston Terrier Petey around town. Gillian has a passion for pet nutrition and complete, preventative patient care. She has a soft spot for Boston Terriers, participating in fundraisers for Boston Terrier Rescue Canada. Gillian shares her home with her husband Ben, Boston Terrier Petey and 2 boys Gavin and Miles.
Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs)
What is a Registered Veterinary Technician? The RVT designation means that our techs have completed a two year university course in Animal Health Technology, and are current members in good standing with the BC Veterinary Technicians Association, which requires ongoing continuing education. This means our technicians are constantly upgrading their skills to better treat your pets. An RVT is comparable to a human nurse, assisting our veterinarians by taking blood samples, placing IV’s, taking x-rays, performing dental cleanings, monitoring anesthesia and much more.
Anne graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at the University College of the Cariboo (now known as Thompson Rivers University) over 15 years ago. Since then, she has had the chance to work with many species including: snakes, eagles, seals, frogs, and of course dogs and cats. The diversity and constant learning is what keeps her in this line of work. Anne has a special interest in anesthesia and intensive care. When not at work, she spends time with her husband and 2 daughters. She also enjoys knitting, camping and exploring the local trails.
Christina graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2006. She spent the majority of her career in a specialized hospital setting working primarily in the ICU. After moving back to her hometown of Tsawwassen, Christina was very happy to have joined the Huff team. She continues to have a special interest in critical care and anesthesia, and treats every pet that comes in the hospital as her own. Christina in her spare time can be found beachcombing with her two kids, gardening, crafting, walking her husky mix Ringo, or riding her horse Alfie.
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Johanna, RVT, CWR
Johanna is a graduate of the Sheridan College Animal Care Program and the Sheridan College Veterinary Technician Program in Ontario. She has a special interest in cytology and has obtained certification as a wildlife rehabilitator. Johanna belongs to two "bad cats" named Mac and Jack and a French Bulldog, GusGus.
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Veterinary Assistants and Reception
Alicia - VA
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Crystal - VA
Crystal graduated from the West Coast College of Health Care in 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. Her favorite tasks at Huff Animal Hospital include helping with surgery prep and helping with "difficult" kitties. Crystal has a menagerie of pets; kitties Mango, Link and Slink, and her heart cat Paul, two rescued fancy pigeons, Pepe and Marshmallow and two crested geckos Draco and Dobby.
Jess - VOA
Jess graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglass College in 2019. Jess helps with all aspects of patient care at Huff Animal Hospital. No matter what the task, Jess does it with a smile. She has a rambunctious Staffordshire Terrier named Rowan.
Nancy - VOA
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Claire - Reception
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Celine - Reception
Celine has worked at Huff Animal Hospital for 21 years. Originally from Ireland, her family is happily settled in Tsawwassen. Celine works part-time in reception and has owned a myriad of pets over the years. At the moment she shares her home with her husband, 4 children, 2 budgies and 2 cats named Stanley & Jack.
Jayme - Assistant Manager, Reception
Jayme’s career in the pet industry started at a local pet store when she was 16 years old. She took her passion to the next level by graduating from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Granville Business College in 2010. Jayme chose Huff Animal Hospital as her clinic of choice for her practicum. The moment Gillian, our manager, had a position available, she scooped her up! Jayme has an eye for detail, and a passion for animal care. She will always make sure you and your pets feel well cared for. Jayme is the proud pet parent of her rambunctious Yorkshire Terrier, Bean, an Australian Blue Heeler Ki, two cats; Jemaine and Izzi and two rabbits; Grover and Desmond.
Laureen - Reception
Laureen has worked as a part of our reception team for the past 20 years. Laureen will always go that extra mile to ensure excellent customer service with a smile. Growing up, Laureen always knew she would work with animals. She spent her childhood here in Tsawwassen with a house full of dogs, cats, geese and even a pony in her backyard! You can find Laureen at our front desk on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Samantha - Reception
Samantha has always been very passionate about animals. She knew at a young age she would work with them. In 2008 Samantha completed the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Granville Business College. She completed her practicum at Huff Animal Hospital and joined the team shortly after that. Samantha took a brief hiatus from clinic life in 2014, during which time she welcomed son Hudson in September 2015. She has once again returned to our front desk team as a familiar face and could not be happier to be back at Huff. Samantha enjoys spending time with her family and kitty Whiskers.