Dr. Hugh Upjohn

Veterinarian

veterinary team member

Dr. Upjohn completed the DVM program from Ontario Veterinary College. He has been practicing for over 40 years and is proud to say that he learns new medicine every day

What do you love about working at MRVH?
*The staff! They put up with me without a breath of discontent!

What is one work skill you are very proud of?
*Exotic animal dentistry.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
*Imparting new knowledge to my clients. Curiosity killed the cat; well my curiosity saved the cat as I delve into what is wrong and fix it!

When you were 5, what career did you think you’d end up?
*Carpentry

If you could be any animal, what would it be?
*A bald eagle – I’m half way there with the baldness!

What’s one boring thing about you?
*I read vet journals on my holidays – it drives my wife nuts!

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame or met a celebrity?
*I was introduced to Jon Hamm of Madmen by my daughter.

What’s your favourite treat?
*Lemon meringue pie

If there is one charity you want everyone to know about, what is it and why?
*Vancouver Rabbit Rescue Advocacy – they do so much for little reward.

What advice would you give someone who wants to join our team?
*Be prepared for the dry wit of Cristian.

Staff Directory

Veterinarians
Dr. Paula Bedford
Dr. Marielle Tremblay
Dr. Cristian Tugui
Dr. Hugh

Practice Manager
Suzanne

Technicians
Hilary
Sherie
Kelsey
Theresa
Marcia
Gabrielle
Reema
Erin

Assistants
Katella
Paige
Dominika
Bridget

Client Care Team
Rena
Kerry
Jennifer
Stacy
Niki
Morgan
Betti
Brittany
Caroline
Laura
Wheels!