Meet Our Team
Participating in the special bond people share with their pets is a constant source of inspiration for us. It is a privilege to be considered as your pet’s health care provider. We continue to deliver outstanding service and products for pets and owners in the Langley, Walnut Grove, Willoughby and Port Kells area. Get to know our staff better by making an appointment for your pet today. New patients are always welcome.
Dr. Jim Snyder, Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Jim Snyder was born in Ottawa, where he attended both public and high school. At the University of Guelph, he completed 3 years in the Fisheries and Wildlife Biology program before being accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary program at the Ontario Veterinary College.
Jim continued mixed animal practice in Ontario for 3 years, including 2 years closer to home in the upper Ottawa River Valley. He also practiced for 1 year in a rural Saskatchewan mixed animal practice before landing in British Columbia. In 1987, Jim became board-certified in Theriogenology (veterinary reproduction). He is a member of the American College of Theriogenology and the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association. He serves on the Investigation Committee for the Society of Veterinarians of British Columbia.
Prior to opening Small Creatures Pet Clinic in 1994, Jim was involved with embryo transfer work in dairy cattle and small animal locum practice throughout the province.
Jim’s interests outside veterinary medicine include golf, tennis, reading, boot camp, swimming, biking, running, quadding, canoeing, skiing, windsurfing, and gardening. He considers himself a considerably less-than-mediocre fly fisherman. Jim adores the Toronto Maple Leafs and is always willing to offer unsolicited comments about them. He and wife Jan have resided in Walnut Grove for over 25 years. The Snyders have 2 sons and several pets.
Christine – Veterinary Hospital Assistant
Christine has been with Small Creatures Pet Clinic since May 2011. She graduated with honours from Surrey College as a Veterinary Hospital Assistant in April 2008. She shares her home with her husband Garreth, her rescue dog Eddie and a cat named Alfredo. She finds her job very rewarding in every aspect, from caring for the animals to making each client’s experience at Small Creatures Pet Clinic a memorable and satisfying one.
Christina – Veterinary Hospital Assistant
Christina joined Small Creatures Pet Clinic in August 2016. She went to Granville College to become a veterinary assistant, graduating in March 2012. She lives with her husband Breton and 3 cats Penny, Finnigan and newest addition Dexter, as well as 2 guinea pigs, Hippo and Rhino. Growing up with cats and dogs she always knew she wanted to work with animals; becoming a veterinary assistant was a perfect fit. She enjoys working with clients and their pets to ensure everyone’s experience is a great one.