Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
CVH Associate Veterinarian
Zoe was born in Victoria and spent the majority of her childhood at the barn where she spent every possible hour with horses- doing everything from playing polo, to 3-day eventing. She knew that she wanted to be a Vet from the age of 3 and so in addition to horses, her supportive parents let her have all sorts of pets- dogs, cats, lizards, birds, and a variety of small mammals.
After graduating high school in Vancouver, Zoe went to UVic where she got a degree in Microbiology. Zoe and her husband Lochlan (a physicist and wild land firefighter from Golden BC) then moved to Scotland where she went to the Royal School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh. She was able to go on many adventures around the UK and Europe with her husband and dog. During school, Zoe worked at the Roslin Institute (famous for being the birthplace of Dolly the Sheep). She loved the opportunity to work with people who were passionate about making science fun and accessible to everybody. She also became a certified sheep shearer and did research on BC’s bighorn sheep population.
Zoe’s favourite part of veterinary medicine is working with clients and their animals as a team and tries her best to spread positivity wherever she goes. She is especially passionate about preventive medicine, and animal behaviour. Her own dog, Rover, can be quite grumpy at times, giving her first-hand experience with behaviour training. Zoe and her family are ecstatic to be back on Vancouver Island and are excited to become part of the Coombs community. When she isn’t working, Zoe enjoys hiking, xc skiing, snowshoeing, spearfishing, horseback riding, and generally spending time outside with her family.