Dr. Jeff Berkshire, DVM, MSc

Dr. Jeff Berkshire is originally from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. He fell in love with Vancouver when studying for his Masters of Science in Animal Science at the University of British Columbia. After completing his Masters in 2000, Jeff worked in the Education Department at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre for two years before enrolling the Atlantic Veterinary College where he graduated in 2005.

Jeff has practiced small animal veterinary medicine for over 13 years. His career began at Westminster Veterinary Group in Westminster, California where he worked for four years. In addition to working with cats and dogs, Jeff also gained experience working with exotic pets while in California. He then returned to Vancouver where he worked at Care Pet Wellness Group in North Vancouver for two years before moving on to Granville Island Veterinary Hospital in June of 2011. Jeff worked full-time at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital for over four years, and continued to work there as a locum veterinarian for 2 additional years while developing his own mobile veterinary business, Lifting Stars Pet Homecare.  Jeff now works exclusively at Lifting Stars Pet Homecare and due to increasing demand is exploring options for expanding his veterinary team.

In his time off, Jeff enjoys exploring beautiful British Columbia, cuddling and napping with his cat “Squeak”, nurturing his pet goldfish, gardening, CrossFit, swimming, yoga, snowboarding and making time for food, board games and laughter with friends and family.

Jeff is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.