The Veterinarians and Staff at Lansdowne Animal Hospital in Richmond

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J. Rana, DVM, MVSc

J. Rana, DVM, MVSc

Practice Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Rana graduated from the Veterinary College in 1989 and he completed his Masters in Veterinary Pathology in 1991. He worked in the Veterinary College in teaching and research positions for 3 years before he decided to work in a private veterinary practice. In 1997, he completed his clinical internship at prestigious Purdue University in U.S.A. and then moved back to beautiful British Columbia. He worked for some time at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital and Vetcetera Hospital in Vancouver before moving to Lansdowne Animal Hospital in Oct. 1998. He has owned this practice since 2000.

Dr. Rana loves all kind of pets. Actually, Dr. Rana decided to become a veterinarian in high school when he saw his own dog being treated by a veterinarian at a teaching veterinary hospital. Although he lost his dog at that time due to a serious illness (Parvo virus), he decided to save many others by becoming a veterinarian. He has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dermatology and clinical pathology.

His hobbies are sports, listening to music and travelling. In his spare time, he also likes reading veterinary journal articles to keep himself up to date with latest developments in veterinary medicine.

M. Kalra, DVM, MVSc

M. Kalra, DVM, MVSc

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kalra graduated in veterinary medicine in 1995. He did his MVSc. degree in surgery and anesthesiology in 1997. He finished his graduate diploma in clinical studies at the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph in 1998. After working for a multi-doctor practice in Washington State in the U.S.A. for a short period of time, he moved to Vancouver. He has been working with us for over 10 years.

Ashley ,Veterinary Office Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Ashley started working with us in 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Assistant Program of Granville Business College in April 2016. Since then, her love for the animal healthcare field has grown tremendously. She cares for all the animals as if they were her own. Ashley owns a 14-year-old Cockapoo named Coco that she loves dearly. She looks forward to seeing where the Veterinary Medicine Industry will take her.

Janet - Veterinary Receptionist


Veterinary Receptionist

Janet joined the Lansdowne team in September 2018. She graduated from Surrey Community College in 2011 with her Veterinary Assistant Diploma. She has over 7 years’ experience as a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist.

Janet enjoys her life being owned by a sweet and mischievous orange kitty named Angel. She is committed to helping pets and their families live healthy and happy together. In her spare time, Janet loves spending time with her family, gardening and travelling with her husband.

Alona, Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Alona started working with us in August, 2018. She got her Animal Science Diploma in July 2018.

Since childhood, she has been passionate about helping our smaller furry friends. Working with animals makes her really happy. She believes all pets have their own personalities and need to be treated as separate individuals. Alona owns a cat named Luna. It’s her priority to make sure all pets are safe and healthy. In the future, she intends to improve her skills and knowledge in the Veterinary field to become an experienced and competent specialist


"Dragon" - Our Cat Angel in Kitty Heaven (1997-2017)

Dragon was a 20.5 years old very handsome cat. Dragon had been with us since 1998. He was a rescue cat through Richmond Homeless Cats Shelter. (Presently known as Richmond Animal Protection Society). He was a celebrity in his own right. Clients often stopped by just to be greeted and Dragon never disappointed his adoring fans! Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him in summer of 2017 after a long, happy life. He was the best cat ever. He will be always remembered and will remain a part of our hospital.

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