About Us

The Lonsdale Veterinary Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital whose commitment to you and your pet is to provide quality veterinary care using a conventional as well as a holistic approach. We offer preventative care for pets of all ages as well as aiding in early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. We treat your pet as if they were our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet and their owner.


At Lonsdale Vet Hospital, we prioritize each pet’s unique wellness needs. Our mission is to educate and empower owners for optimal care. This starts with understanding the pet’s history and concerns. We work closely with owners to establish personalized vaccination and titer protocols, focusing on immune strength. Nutrition is emphasized, and annual wellness exams detect early signs of illness. For pets with health changes, we offer non-invasive treatments like acupuncture and laser therapy. Our commitment is a safe and effective health plan for your pet’s well-being.


At Lonsdale Vet Hospital, we envision a community where every pet thrives in optimal health and happiness. We aspire to be a trusted partner in pet care, providing exceptional veterinary services and personalized guidance to pet owners. Our commitment is to foster a world where the well-being of pets is cherished and celebrated.


Expertise: With over 15 years of experience, we uphold the highest veterinary knowledge and skill standards. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of advancements in pet healthcare.

Individualized Care: We believe in tailoring our services to meet each pet’s unique needs. From preventive care to specialized treatments, we understand that one size does not fit all.

Holistic Wellness: True well-being encompasses physical, mental, and emotional health. Our approach to pet care integrates conventional medicine with alternative therapies, promoting a balanced and harmonious life for each pet.

Our Team

Lonsdale Pet Hospital Staff Paul

Dr Pawel Cichon

Veterinarian, CEO

With over 30 years of experience, Pawel, a distinguished Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, embarked on his journey in Lublin, Poland, where his passion for biology and English bloomed. His academic excellence and linguistic prowess led him to explore Western Europe, from an English work camp to the Swiss Alps and a Danish tulip farm. Influenced by political unrest, he left Poland in 1982, eventually settling in British Columbia, Canada. Pawel’s true calling emerged in animal care, culminating in the establishment of “Sunwood Veterinary Hospital” in Coquitlam. His holistic approach, blending acupuncture, herbs, and more, reflects his belief in comprehensive, hope-filled treatment. Pawel’s mission is a visit that is respectful, pain-free, and uniquely tailored.

Lonsdale Pet Hospital Staff Paulina

Paulina Cichon

Business manager/ Veterinary technician

Paulina graduated from Thompson Rivers University, completing Animal Health Technology in 2020. Being the daughter of a veterinarian, she has a lifetime of knowledge but has formally worked in the veterinary field for 14 years. Growing up she had many pets including cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, and two very cute axolotls.

Janine Cross

Veterinary assistant /receptionist

Janine is the author of the internationally published The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and the literary novel, The Footstop Cafe. Save for a decade working as a paralegal, Janine has been in the veterinary field since she was a teen when she was lucky enough to assist a vet in doing a root canal on an elephant. She currently owns an adorable, comedic cockapoo named Zeus.

Lonsdale Pet Hospital Staff Desiree

Desiree Farzam

Veterinary Technician Assistant 

Desiree has been working at Lonsdale Pet Hospital since 2021 as a certified Veterinary technician Assistant. She moved to Vancouver, canada in late 2002 after completing a Master of Science in Geomorphology Hydrology in Iran and a Ph.D. in the same Halifax. she grew up on a small suburban farm and over her life has owned chickens, snakes, sheep goats, an owl, and a cat. She is currently the proud owner of Daisy, a Shih Tzu, and Treasure and  Silver, two budgies. Her two daughters are the light of her life.

Lonsdale Pet Hospital Staff Mariana

Mariana Rovirosa

Veterinary assistant/ file manager supervisor

With a strong love for animals over 10 years of experience in the veterinary industry and six years of experience as a licensed veterinarian in specialty pet clinics in Mexico. Mariana brings a wealth of skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to Londsdale Pet Hospital. Proficient in all areas of hospital management and administration, Mariana is our hospital file manager. On weekends when she’s not out exploring Vancouver, she’s gaming on her computer with Kitty-cat Mr Mcfatty curled by her side.

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116 West 20th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1Y4

Business Hours

Monday — Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday — Sunday: Closed

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