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 Core Values


We celebrate and leverage our unique experiences, perspectives and ideas to help our hospitals succeed through a culture of servant leadership.


We push ourselves to innovate, think creatively, improve our services and grow our practices so we may expand our mission, unlock potential, and strengthen our future.


We strive for excellence and hold ourselves and each other accountable to deliver on our commitments.


We communicate transparently and respectfully to build a trusting, collaborative team. We achieve success the right way.

We Care

We are authentic, kind and create well-being for each other. We nurture a safe and diverse environment where individuals are engaged, healthy, valued and celebrated.

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

Our Story

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.

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

Vice President, Operations

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.

David Brooks

Senior Director, Marketing

Hometown: Fenelon Falls, ON

Current Town: Guelph, ON

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

Sonia Orchant

Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller

Hometown: London, UK

Current Town: Brampton, ON

We are proud to be a whole community that cares deeply about the well being of animals and their families.

Clark Chami

Vice President, IT, Strategy & Commercial Development

Hometown: Waterdown, ON

Current Town: Toronto, ON

We’re a collective of animal lovers with an abiding admiration for the veterinary teams that care for them – the energy with which our community unites behind our shared purpose is remarkable and inspiring!

Let’s Talk.

Want to learn more about NVA Canada? Contact our team at 905.901.3650 or connect@nvacanada.ca.