Dr. Jas Ranote comes from family of doctors and, following in their footsteps, he dreamed of becoming a doctor and saving lives. With a passion for working with animals veterinary medicine was his obvious choice. Dr. Ranote has been practicing veterinary medicine since he graduated and completed rotatory internship in 1988. Following his immigration to Canada, Dr. Ranote passed National Board exams and was awarded his Certificate of Qualification by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and ECFVG by the American Veterinary Medical Association. He was fortunate enough to get an opportunity for extensive training at Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Ontario CANADA. As a part of the programme, Dr. Ranote got a chance to work at an AAHA-accredited multi-specialty facility in Ontario. He was trained by world-renowned North American faculty and mentored by highly dedicated doctors, which enhanced his skills and expertise in veterinary medicine. Dr. Ranote has practiced as a locum and full-time veterinarian in Greater Vancouver, BC for many years. A philosophy of proactive, patient-centred care shapes Dr. Ranote 's work. Dr. Ranote is committed to providing the highest quality treatment for his patients through involvement in clinical study clubs and continuing education courses. He attended Emergency Procedures hands-on training and core Soft Tissue Surgeries at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, USA. He got an opportunity to work as a District Veterinarian with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in a supervisory position. Dr. Ranote had the opportunity to take over Westgate Animal Hospital and fulfill his dream of providing veterinary services to our best friends. After taking over he dedicated his energy in building Westgate Animal Hospital into a practice that provides the highest quality of care. He loves travelling to different places and meditating in his spare time.
Erin graduated from prestigious Douglas College in 2014 while working with us. Since her first day at Westgate Animal Hospital Erin earned the position of an important family member of this place. As Practice Manager she is given the additional responsibility at such a young age which speaks of her abilities and skills. With her long commitment to Westgate Animal hospital, she has developed significant relationships with both our clients and patients. This place is a second home and not a job for her. Her compassion with animals, clients and co - workers is abundant. With her extensive knowledge in the Veterinary field and pet insurance, Erin can answer many questions that our clients may have.
At home she has two dogs named Jazz and Lincoln. Over the years she has opened up her home to her two cats named Bentley and Henny. If she's not at the clinic you are sure to find her at the barn. Horses are another strong passion of hers. Erin has been around horses since she was only 3 years old. She has competed in cross country, dressage and endurance riding, but more recently has fallen in love with heading out to the trails to enjoy the beauty of nature and mindfulness that horses bring. From a young age animals have been a huge part of her life.
Marissa graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant and Animal Care Program at Douglas College in March 2019. Soon after graduating from the program, Marissa joined our team here at Westgate Animal Hospital. Marissa is passionate about connecting and understanding patients, ensuring a safe space for all animals who come into our care. As a very long standing member of our team, she brings plenty of knowledge and dedication to this profession.
Marissa lives in Coquitlam with her family and in her free time she takes her family's Bernese mountain dog Zeus to the De Boville Slough in Port Coquitlam. Marissa also has a cat named Nero 'little miss,' who she absolutely loves to spoil.
Ana has been a part of our Westgate family since 2022. Ana brings along experience and dedication to this field. Her love of animals led her to pursue a career in the veterinary industry and she loves learning about all of the animals that come into our care. She grew up in Brazil surrounded by many family pets such as turtles, hamsters, birds, cats and dogs. She now lives in Maple Ridge with her spoiled cat Ellie, and in her free time enjoys painting and crocheting stuffed animals.
Maddy has been a member of our team since 2021. She loves all types of animals and has had experience with lots of different pets throughout her life. She has two dogs at home, Eevee and Peaches, although she has always been very vocal about her love of cats and how she wishes she had one of her own. In her spare time she enjoys many different hobbies including art, hair dressing, and anything to do with music.
Jenna has been working with our team since 2022. Jenna has a passion and close bond to animals which has inspired her to work in this field. Due to her dedication and commitment to learning, Jenna is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Douglas College. We are excited and congratulate Jenna on this new journey in the veterinary field, and we cant wait to see what the future holds for her.
Taylor is a new addition to our team here at Westgate Animal Hospital. She has experience and passion for working with animals. Her desire to help animals makes her a motivated team member and she is always striving to learn and grow more within this field. Taylor has grown up around animals her whole life. She has two dogs at home, Auden and Cooper. She spends her weekends with her family taking her dogs on hikes as they are both very energetic!
Hannah is a recent addition to our Westgate team. She has always had a big heart for animals and has found her passion and love for the veterinary field. She loves caring for all the amazing animals that come through our hospital. Caring for animals is truly her passion!