A new adventure for Dr. Debbie Sommerfeld

Dr. Deb has decided that it is time to retire, and we wish her all the best as she plans to travel and explore new adventures. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1979 and started Westview Veterinary Services in 1988. We would like to thank Dr. Deb for building a wonderful team and serving the Westview community extremely well with her care of their 4-legged family members

As of October 1, 2016, Dr. Jeff Bowra will be the new owner of Westview Veterinary Services. His philosophy is to provide the best possible care to his patients and exceptional service to his clients: treating both like family.

Dr. Jeff Bowra graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. He is married to Toni, has 3 daughters Chloe, Riley and Olivia and one son Brody. When Brody graduates from high school in Surrey in 2018, he and his wife Toni plan to move to the North Shore. They share their home with Bunny the pug, Ratatoula the Chihuahua, Loosefur, Mouse and Moonlight the cats. Outside of work and family Dr. Jeff still enjoys playing hockey and following the Vancouver Canucks. He also loves to escape to the family cabin on the Sunshine Coast as much as possible to go boating and fishing (but not a lot of catching).

Dr. Jeff has owned Aldergrove Animal Hospital since 1997; a veterinary hospital which is dedicated to family pet care. He especially enjoys surgery and dentistry. He has a special interest in canine sports and rehabilitation medicine with a focus on racing sight hounds and agility dogs. He is proud to have the first veterinary hospital in Canada to have an underwater treadmill and therapy pool.

He has taken Advanced Training in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida.

Dr. Jeff will be spending most of his time at Westview and over the next couple of years will be transitioning out of Aldergrove to Westview full time. This is not the first opportunity that Jeff has had to work at Westview. Deb offered Jeff his first job in the spring of 1994 when he was graduating from vet school. Being that he was a new graduate and starting a family he decided to settle on the East side of the Port Mann. Dr.Jeff and Toni are looking forward to their imminent move to the North Shore.

Dr. Jeff is excited about being part of the Westview Team and getting to know all of the Westview clients and patients.

Please feel free to email Dr. Jeff directly at drjeff@westviewvet.com if you have any questions.

Best wishes to Dr. Deb in her retirement.

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Contact Us

Westview Veterinary Services
  • Phone: (604) 980-7551
  • Fax: (604) 980-7758
  • #726 - 2601 Westview Drive, North Vancouver
    (in the Westview Shopping Centre)


  • Monday - Friday: 7:15 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • After hours care links
    Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic 604-734-5105