Get to know NVA Canada

Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley.
Langley City, BC

Our Why

For the love of animals and the people who love them.®

Our Mission

To improve the comfort and well-being of animals by providing progressive and compassionate care. We develop a community of animal hospitals and pet resorts that share knowledge to achieve sustainable growth.

Our Founding Story

Since the first hospital joined NVA in 1997, founder Stanley Creighton, DVM has emphasized support for the local medical standards established by individual doctors and practices. He’s always believed that when veterinarians craft strategies specific to their own hospitals and communities, high quality patient care and client services follow.

This vision for local empowerment continues at NVA Canada. We make new tools and resources available to hospitals, helping them achieve their individual medical goals without the restrictions of a standardized plan. Resources include our national medical database, training and education for staff, emerging nationally published research and standards plus much more. Managing veterinarians decide what level of medicine they would like their hospital to reach—then NVA Canada supports them in making it happen.

Stanley Creighton, DVM, DACVIM, Retired

Your vision. Our support.

The teams at NVA Canada have deep experience across many types of veterinary practices. Their nuanced understanding makes them easy to work with on developing the areas that matter most to you.

General practice, specialty + emergency and equine hospitals all face unique challenges and growth opportunities. We listen to you carefully so we can customize our partnership with you and your team. Where are you today? Where would you like to be tomorrow? We’re ready to champion your vision through recruitment, IT, marketing, HR and much more.

Meet some of the NVA Canada Team

Local Canadian leadership puts our hospitals and people first.

Jim Gabel


Hometown: Brampton, ON

Current Town: Port Credit, ON

Helping people & communities grow is what we do every day. I am so proud to be a part of the NVA Canada team.

Michael Kemp

VP, Business Development

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Current Town: Kitchener, ON

Culture is everything at NVA. We want to partner with great hospitals who will make us even better.

Amanda Andrews

Director, Business Development

Hometown: Mississauga, ON

Current Town: Dundas, ON

Helping people realize their dreams is what makes my job so fulfilling.

Allen Sharrington

Director, Business Development

Hometown: South Africa

Current Town: Nanoose Bay, BC

I love working in a community focused on people and dedicated to improving the health of pets.

Andy McCausland

Director, Business Development

Hometown: Abbotsford, BC

Current Town: Abbotsford, BC

One of the things that separates out NVA is our commitment to the veterinary community: To maintain the culture and autonomy of each practice we partner with and to serve them how they want to be served.

Jason Reddin

Director, Business Development

Hometown: Stratford, PE

Current Town: Riverview, NB

We take great care and immense pride in bringing your life’s work into the NVA Canada community where legacy matters and uniqueness is celebrated.

Ryan Kirvan

General Counsel

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Current Town: Toronto, ON

We care about understanding your story, tailoring something just for you, and supporting our community of hospitals.

Greg Harju

Canada Country Manager

Hometown: Mississauga, ON

Current Town: Toronto, ON

Support, grow, and partner. This is our core, non-directive operating philosophy that the entire team executes on for our hospital community.

Brett Bissonnette

Manager, Regional Operations

Hometown: St. Victor, SK

Current Town: Blackie, AB

We care about our people and are passionate about providing the very best support & partnership to our teams.

David Brooks

Marketing Director

Hometown: Fenelon Falls, ON

Current Town: Guelph, ON

Creating a Canadian Community dedicated to pet passionate teams is such an inspiring journey.

Andrea De Jager-Jackson

Head of People and Talent Services

Hometown: Hamilton, ON

Current Town: Breslau, ON

It’s in our DNA. We care for you, because you care for them. We listen, support and partner, so out community can grow and do what they do best, for the love of animals.

Let’s Talk.

Want to learn more about NVA Canada? Contact our team at 647.237.5212 or