Why Choose Us

Our Mission

At Paton & Martin, our mission is to provide our clients and patients with sensible solutions to all their equine health care needs. We will work with you to design a personal appropriate preventative care plan, answer your questions about your horse, offer urgent care when needed and help you reach your horse’s potential for whatever discipline they may take part in.
About Us

Our Story

Founded in 1979 by Dr. David Paton, Paton & Martin Veterinary Services has seen many changes over the years. Dr. Martin joined the practice in 1999. Ten years later, the hospital was built which became the first facility to have a board certified surgeon in the Fraser Valley and to offer a variety of surgeries to the equine community. To this day, it remains the only surgical referral facility with certified surgeons in the lower mainland. Every year, many students and new veterinarians come to further their training and gain experience at our practice. In December 2013, we added the Hallmarq Standing MRI, which is the only one of its kind in the region and allowed advanced diagnostics for lameness’s without traveling to the United States or Alberta. Over the years, Paton & Martin has evolved but always maintained its core values of providing the most up to date options while focusing on great client service. We are excited about the future and where our pursuit of excellence in horse care will take us.

Our Core Team

Ambulatory Team

David J. Paton

BSc. (Agr.) D.V.M.

Eric Martin

D.V.M., CAc, cVSMT

Marielle St-Laurent

D.V.M. cvMMP

Alix Serapiglia

D.V.M. , CVA.

Surgical Locum / Consultant

Sarah Graham

D.V.M. DACVS (LA), DACVSMR (Eq)

Our Amazing Support Staff

Jenny Kennedy

Office Manager

Susan Dahlstedt

Veterinary Office Administrator

Lisa Konishi

Veterinary Office Assistant

Olivia Vachon

Veterinary Office Assistant

Allana Rempel

Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlin Melger-Iida

Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant

Emily Foster

Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant

Emma Cryer

Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant

Jacqui Dubreuil

Hospital Veterinary Assistant

Kaela Wallace

Hospital Veterinary Assistant

Georgia McManus

Hospital Veterinary Assistant

Nancy Betts

Hospital Veterinary Assistant

Makena Gillies

Hospital Veterinary Assistant

Our Veterinary Interns

Interns are newly graduated veterinarians pursuing a rigorous advance training program to gain extra knowledge and skills, alongside our team of experienced veterinarians, in the equine industry. They are the next generation of veterinarians and we are grateful to be able to help train the future of our profession.

Giuliana Gabassi

Veterinary intern 2021-2023

Taylor Davies

Veterinary intern 2022-2023