Dr. Dayna Chetek has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until later in life that she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Prior to her veterinary schooling, she spent 6 months living in the jungles of Costa Rica studying wild white-face capuchin monkeys while working on a biology degree at the University of Calgary. She eventually traveled to the beautiful island of Grenada to complete the first three years of vet school, and then finished her clinical training at Saskatoon’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with distinction from St. George’s University, and was hired at a very busy clinic in Vancouver immediately after finishing.
Her biggest passion is surgery, but she is also interested in dentistry, ophthalmology, and preventative medicine. As we are also a low-stress handling clinic it is wonderful to know that Dr. Chetek is fear-free trained and always tries to apply these skills when examining or handling any patient. Dr. Chetek and her partner Garrett are “owned by a tiny dog name Tilly, who they adopted from the SPCA after a fostering failure. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, yoga, and travel.