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Meet the VetDERM Clinic Team

We are an exclusively small animal practice, providing care for dermatologic conditions affecting the skin and ears.

 

Our staff are passionate about working with animals and are committed to improving pets’ quality of life by addressing their dermatologic conditions.

Pet Dermatologists

Dr. Jangi Bajwa

BVSc & AH, Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist (Diplomate ACVD)

Dr. Jangi Bajwa graduated as a veterinarian in 2003 and practised in private practice for a number of years. During that time, he developed a passion for dermatology, ear conditions and most effective treatments; he also discovered his talent for team management. He pursued his passion by shadowing a dermatologist at a local dermatology clinic, and entered a three year residency program under the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, becoming board certified in 2014. He has been working in dermatology-only practice for small animals since that time.

He is passionate about pet owner education as well as continuing education for veterinarians. He has taught clinical rotations at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, and is a consultant on the Veterinary Informational Network (VIN). Dr. Bajwa also travels to Winnipeg to provide dermatology services in Manitoba. His clinical research interests include pododermatitis, otitis (ear disease), and malassezia dermatitis; he is dedicated to looking for novel ways of treating pets with skin disease as well as allergy treatment in cats and dogs.

Through his dermatology practice, Dr. Bajwa’s hopes to improve the quality of life of both his patients and their families. When not working at the clinic, Dr. Bajwa enjoys running, sports, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Andrea Lam

BSC (Hons), DVM, Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist (Diplomate ACVD)

Dr. Andrea Lam graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Guelph in 2006. She completed a clinical dermatology residency program at the University of California, Davis and became a board certified veterinary dermatologist recognized by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2011.

In addition to taking patient appointments at VETDERM Clinic, Dr. Lam is also working at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California and is a visiting professor at St. George’s University. Previously, she has been involved in clinical dermatology and education at Washington State University, Tufts University, and the Ontario Veterinary College; Dr. Lam has also worked in private dermatology practice in Seattle, WA and New Castle, DE. Dr. Lam’s research interests include behavioral diseases affecting the skin, comparative dermatology, novel therapeutic methods for management of canine atopic dermatitis, and education via teledermatology.

In her spare time, Dr. Lam enjoys visiting art galleries and learning about art history, going wine tasting, and travelling.

Dr. Carmen Saenz

MVZ, Practice Administrator

Dr. Carmen Saenz received her veterinary degree from Centro de Estudios Universitarios Veterinary College in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2005. She has been working in general practice since 2007, and she received her full licence to practice as a veterinarian throughout North America is 2016.

Carmen joined the VETDERM team in 2018 as the practice manager and administrator. She enjoys working at VETDERM Clinic as she has a special interest in dermatology as well as management and business organization. She is an integral part of the clinic, often working behind the scenes to help make clinical and non-clinical procedures run smoothly.

In her spare time, Carmen loves to spend quality time with her family and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and running. She feels very lucky to be able to live in BC, our beautiful province.

Erin Leduc

Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT), Fear-Free Certified Veterinary Professional

Erin has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician since graduating in 2014. She worked in general practice for 4 years in Edmonton, AB until she made the move to Vancouver in 2018 and worked in emergency medicine before joining the VetDERM team in 2020. She enjoys getting to personally know all of her patients and contributing to improving both their quality of life and their owners’ lives too. She also has a special interest in animal behaviour and her patient’s emotional well-being, which led to her becoming a Fear-Free Certified Professional.

In her free time she can be found exploring BC’s beautiful wilderness with her staffy mix rescue, Quila.

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Dr. Jennifer Hewitt

DVM, Dermatology Intern

Dr. Jennifer Hewitt graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Calgary in 2013. She has worked in general and emergency practice for 7 years, primarily in Calgary, AB, but also in Vancouver, BC. She has developed a special interest in dermatology over the last 5 years, pursuing additional training in her spare time. Jennifer joined the VetDERM Clinic team as a dermatology intern, in July 2020. She hopes to continue to build on her knowledge of veterinary dermatology and pursue further training after the internship is completed. In her free time, she can be found hiking, biking, and running throughout the Lower Mainland.

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Claudia Yamada

Veterinary Assistant

Claudia graduated as a veterinarian in Brazil, where she worked in the veterinary industry for 10 years. She moved to Vancouver, BC in 2018 and joined the VetDERM Clinic team in 2020 as a veterinary assistant. In this job, she is constantly learning more about what she likes the most: the furry friends that come to the clinic and veterinary medicine. She finds it is rewarding to see patients getting better, more comfortable and less itchy along their treatment journey. When not at the clinic, she enjoys going outdoors with her family and travelling. She also likes watching movies and playing with her cats.

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