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Welcome to West Boulevard Vet Clinic Ltd…a family practice caring for family pets.
Your Veterinarian in Vancouver BC
Call us at (604) 266-7421
or existing clients:

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Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (604) 266-7421!

The West Boulevard Veterinary Clinic is a privately owned and operated veterinary hospital located in the Kerrisdale community of Vancouver, British Columbia. We have been providing comprehensive veterinary care for the animals in our community for over thirty years.

We offer a fully integrated approach to veterinary medicine, encompassing conventional and alternative modalities, for both diagnosis and treatment.

For additional hospital information go to the “About WBVC” page.

At WBVC:

  • team members are paid a set wage, they are not paid by commission (production)
  •  there are no “lost leaders” for services or items
  • there are no required quotas for services or inventory items

WBVC works diligently, along with you, to provide optimum health and wellness care for your pet!

WBVC accepts new patients and would be pleased to be your pet’s “family doctor”.

Our Mission

At WBVC we strive to provide quality and up-to-date veterinary care, services and products.  In doing so we consider the needs of the animal along with the moral philosophy and financial ability of the responsible caregiver. Our aim is to support healthy animals and happy humans!

Our mission is to strengthen the Veterinary-Client-Pet Relationship. We work hard, and take pride, in our effort to provide high quality heath care and client service. Our aim at WBVC  is to provide a compassionate, progressive, pleasant and rewarding environment for patients, clients and staff at all times.

The Doctors and Staff at WBVC are committed to providing the highest quality veterinary care for your pets. The main reason for our being here is to assist you in the health care and behavioural development of your pet, provide the best medical service possible, and to protect your pet from those diseases which can be prevented.

The health and happiness of your pet within your family is our primary concern.


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If you live in Vancouver or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Janne Potter is a licensed BC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

West Boulevard Vet Clinic Ltd is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Janne Potter has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Vancouver veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (604) 266-7421 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Vancouver veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Vancouver pet owners.

At West Boulevard Vet Clinic Ltd, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. Janne Potter
Vancouver Veterinarian | West Boulevard Vet Clinic Ltd | (604) 266-7421

5383 West Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6M-3W4

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Janne Potter

    Dr. Janne Potter received an Honours B.Sc. and Diploma of Education from the University of British Columbia. Upon completion of these degrees she studied Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England. In 1977 she graduated with a B.A./BVetMed and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her areas of interest are equine and small animal medicine and surgery. Shortly after returning to Vancouver, a back injury resulting from a vehicle accident directed her practice focus to small animal medicine. However, her interests, and commitment to continuing education, continue to embrace both equine and small animal medicine and surgery. In 1998 Dr. Potter enrolled in, and completed, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s post graduate program in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.*  Familiarity with both conventional and alternative veterinary medical modalities enables Dr. Potter to use an integrated approach to veterinary care, diagnosis and treatment.Happily married and a mother of four Dr. Potter is as busy at home as she is at work! Her home is a minor menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, fish, ponies and horses and her outside interests include a passion for horses, an enjoyment of sailing, kayaking, gardening and an appreciation of art.Her latest endeavour has been the development of a small apiary. Look for her local honey being available at WBVC!

  • Dr. Sarah Rurak
    Veterinary Assistant

    Dr. Sarah Rurak is rarely seen without an animal in tow! In this case it is Rolls! Sarah has an Honours degree in Physiology from UBC and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2008. Sarah is a key member of our team with a keen interest in surgery and internal medicine. She has lead the way in expanding our knowledge of small patient medicine and care. Being Dr. Potter’s daughter, Sarah has literally been a part of WBVC since she was born. Sarah, and her partner Ben (WBVC’s web developer), share their home with two dogs, five cats and two goats (well they are in the yard)… not to forget the frog habitats and numerous fish tanks. Needless to say her life interests revolve around animals and their care. When not playing wit, or tending to, her human and animal family, Sarah will most likely be working out at the local gymnasium.

  • Dr. Karen Kutney
    Veterinary Assistant

    Dr. Karen Kutney completed her pre-vet requirements at UBC. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1992. During her years at veterinary school she worked as a student staff member at WBVC and, upon graduation, a veterinary position was open and she joined the WBVC Team. She shares her home with her husband, Joe, her young son, Evan, her dog, Fiasca and her cat, Lorenzo. She manages to keep the number of pets in her household under control by fostering newcomers with her mother! Dr. Kutney’s outside interests are numerous and varied. One never knows what her next next night-school course will be… travel destinations, creative writing, dancing or…?

  • Erin King

    Erin King, from the land down under, is our receptionist and front end organizer…she manages everyone during the day…veterinarians, staff , clients and pets… assuring we all know where we have to be and what we have to do. Erin is the first one people see when when they enter the hospital and the last person they connect with before they leave. Erin has worked in veterinary hospitals for several years and her  quiet competence, and sunny upbeat disposition, is a huge asset to our team. If someone needs a helping hand, Erin is there to provide it.

  • Mandy Isaacs

    Mandy Isaacs…after a year off on maternity leave Mandy is back at the reception desk! She can found here on Saturdays…while Craig is home caring for Freddie

  • Farrah Bettenson

    Farrah Bettenson has worked with us for many years and is the mainstay of our part time support staff. Not infrequently she covers for full time staff when they are attending seminars, taking a well earned vacation day or are feeling under the weather. A graduate of the South Granville  Veterinary Office Assistant program, she is an asset in both the front and the back of the hospital. If any animal needs a cuddle, Farrah is there to provide.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    This place came highly recommended for our new bunny. They were very kind, gentle and my bun responded quite well to both the vet and the vet tech. We are moving to Port Moody but I won't be going elsewhere! The drive will be worth knowing our furbaby is taken care of.

    Lisa M.

    Have been a client of WBVC for over 40 years and numerous pets. Compassionate, caring, professional, and all around awesome staff. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a vet.

    Mark Andrew B.

    Best Vet for bunnies. They don’t over charge and are extremely knowledgeable. Thanks for your help with Evie! Much love ❤️

    Melissa S.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule (Appointment hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Weekdays) (10am-4pm Saturdays)

Our Hours

Monday:

7:00 AM-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 AM-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 AM-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed