Veterinary Assistants

Our veterinary assistants are entrusted with the special hands-on care of your pet while they are at our hospital.  Your pet’s comfort is their number one priority and includes keeping them comfortable, taking them for bathroom and fresh air walks, and tending to their food and water needs.  Our assistants also help the veterinarians and technicians with diagnostic testing and treatments and are a key part of the health care team at our hospital.



Crystal graduated from Stenberg College as a Veterinary Assistant in 2005.  She completed her practicum at the White Rock Veterinary Hospital and became a team member shortly after.  Crystal is great with all of the patients, whether they are here for boarding or surgery.  She spends that extra time making sure they are clean, dry, and comfortable.  She is a skilled veterinary assistant and has many important responsibilities in our hospital’s daily operations. In her free time she enjoys working on home renovations with her fiance, gardening, camping  and lounging with her two kitties, MJ and Trudy.




Joanna Website PhotoAfter raising two sets of twins, Joanna decided to go back to school to get her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Surrey College in 2012. She has been working at White Rock Veterinary Hospital since 2013. She enjoys working behind the scenes, taking care of the animals, whether they are boarders or hospitalized patients and doing the daily maintenance around the hospital to keep us running smoothly. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 kids and 3 cats, Gypsy, Sylvester and Cas.