DR ARMSTRONG IS RETIRING AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2017
"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital after 30 years. I have sold my shares in the practice and as of the end of September 2017; I will no longer be a full time member of the Scottsdale team. I look forward to entering my "semi retirement" as a locum or relief veterinarian for Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital and other well-respected hospitals in British Columbia. I hope to continue a part time career as a veterinarian, ski instructor (now 18 seasons with Whistler/Blackcomb), as well as, continue to serve my profession as a councillor of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and director of the Society of British Columbia Veterinarians."
Irene has just completed training as a Fear Free Certified Professional. As part of our ongoing commitment to the health & well being of your pet, this certification allows us to help you recognize and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in your pet. Dr. Irene O’Brien graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Irene has been with our Scottsdale team since graduation and enjoys the challenges of small animal medicine and surgery.
Her desire to help clients raise happy, well adjusted puppies has led to the development of the puppy socialization classes which are held on an ongoing basis since 1999. Irene and her husband have the pleasure of sharing their home with Tarnell (a sweet Pit Bull) and three cats (Gaius, Eragon and Emmet). Irene is the primary veterinarian for B.C. Guide Dog Services so we see a lot of guide dogs-in-training at our Hospital. As well, Irene volunteers time vaccinating the litters of new puppies and holding vaccination clinics at the guide dog house for the dogs-in-training.