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.
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.
Dr. Veronica Izydorczyk
BSc, DVM, Dermatology Intern
Dr. Veronica Izydorczyk graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan in 2018, and then completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Veterinary Medical Center at the WCVM. Veronica developed a keen interest in dermatology during her veterinary schooling and has been a member of the Canadian Academy of Dermatology since she was a veterinary student.
During her internship, she further cultivated that interest by working with the visiting dermatologist and dermatology oriented medicine specialists. She also had the opportunity to take on many primary dermatologic cases. Veronica joined the VETDERM team in 2019 to continue her training towards becoming a dermatologist. As part of the VETDERM team, Veronica enjoys being able to educate owners about their pets’ dermatologic health while at the same time developing her own skills and knowledge base.
In her free time, Veronica likes to garden, cross-country ski, and play with her cat, Poppy.
Laura Alix graduated from high school in 2016 and joined the VETDERM team in March 2018 as the head receptionist. Laura always offers a friendly greeting and enjoys forming a relationship with pets and their families. According to Laura, being able to watch a pet progress to a better life with less itching, licking and infections is the best part of her job, and she is proud to be part of the team that works to improve the lives of patients and their owners.
Outside of work, Laura likes to spend time with her friends, walk her two Yorkies, and explore British Columbia’s outdoors, whether it be hiking or long drives.
Aparna Chatterjee joined the VETDERM team as a Veterinary Assistant in June 2019. She is currently pursuing Biological Science Major at the University of British Columbia in hopes of becoming a veterinarian in the future.
As part of the VETDERM team, Aparna assists in procedures and works to ensure that patients are comfortable during their time at the clinic. She is both enthusiastic and compassionate in her interactions with animals, which helps to provide a positive experience for clients and patients.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, baking, reading, and exploring with her dog, Hazel.