West Coast Veterinary Dental Services opened its doors in September of 2009. Our hospital specializes in providing dentistry and maxillofacial surgery to dogs, cats and other companion animals. WCVDS is a referral specialty clinic that does require a referral from your veterinarian in order to set up an appointment. Our Board Certified Dental Specialists, with over 30 years of combined experience, work closely with your regular veterinarian to enhance the quality of care your pet receives. We take pride in our services and our compassion for your pets.
Dr. Judy Rochette
Dr. Judy Rochette graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1990. On her graduation day she swore she would never write another exam. That good intention lasted about a year, which after she began her residency program. She is now a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Rochette has provided dental services within British Columbia since 1998. Dr. Rochette lectures and is published internationally, is a reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, and is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network where she helps fellow veterinarians around the world with their dental concerns. Her special interests are oral inflammatory diseases and fracture repairs.
Dr. Loïc Legendre
Dr. Loïc Legendre has been providing veterinary dental care in the Lower Mainland since 1995. After practising as a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Legendre started to specialize. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a specialist of the American Veterinary Dental College and of the European Veterinary Dental College. In addition to daily practice, he enjoys teaching at international conferences. His areas of interest are orthodontics, maxillofacial reconstructive surgery and cancer treatments.
Dr. Angie Bebel
Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Angelica (Angie) Bebel began her veterinary career as a Registered Animal Health Technician. After 6 years, Dr. Bebel made the decision to expand her veterinary knowledge and attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine program, graduating with distinction in 2014. Following graduation, she returned to Vancouver where she worked in general practice, focusing on small animal and exotic medicine. She joined the West Coast Veterinary Dental Specialists team in 2015, where she started a veterinary dentistry residency program with the American Veterinary Dental College guided by her mentor, Dr. Judy Rochette. Since starting the residency program Dr. Bebel has been able to continue fostering her interests in feline and exotic medicine. In 2016, Dr. Bebel was awarded a grant for her research on the Prevalence of Oral Disease in Shelter Cats, which has enabled her to recognize feline oral disease and treat many shelter cats in need of dental care. During her spare time, Dr. Bebel enjoys cooking, running, wine tasting and travelling. In addition to her husband, Dr. Bebel’s family includes Kia, her 18 year old kitten and Riggs, an English working cocker spaniel (named after Sgt Riggs from the movies series Lethal Weapon which her husband takes credit for the name).
Dr. Adriana Regalado
Dr. Regalado graduated from the University of Guadalajara Mexico in 2000. After graduation, she worked at the University hospital and in a private hospital for the following three years. Then she worked for Novartis Animal Health, during this time she rounded her veterinary knowledge by completing a one-year diploma in business administration and commerce.
In 2005 she moved to Vancouver, where she worked at a private hospital in North Vancouver as an animal health technician for five years. This time gave Dr. Regalado the opportunity to become familiar with the standards of veterinary medicine in Canada. During these years she shadowed Dr. Legendre to learn more about Veterinary Dentistry.
In 2013, Dr. Regalado decided to validate her studies and to obtain her license to practice veterinary medicine in Canada. The same year she attended a re-training program for internationally educated veterinarians, the Veterinary Skills Training & Enhancement Program.
Dr. Regalado believes that for animals, eating is not a choice, as animals need to chew and swallow to survive. Further, she wants to specialize in veterinary dentistry so she can help animals to obtain a functional and healthy mouth, free of infection, pain and discomfort.
She joined the team of West Coast Veterinary Dental Specialists in 2014 where she recently concluded a three-year residency-training program. She is presently in the process of credentialing to become eligible to take the board examination to end up as a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist.
Brenda graduated from the Thompson River University in 2005 as a Registered Animal Health Technician. Since then she has worked at Canada West Veterinary Specialists in multiple services including; Internal Medicine, Neurology, Emergency, the ICU and finally Dentistry with Dr. Legendre. Brenda moved with Dr. Legendre to WCVDS in September of 2009. Brenda has 4 animals and is a mother to two beautiful twin daughters.
Tamara started working in a feline specialty practice in 2004 and took her interest to the next level by becoming a licensed RVT (with honours!) by 2013. She has a special interest in cats, large and wild as well as small and domestic, and their welfare around the world. She is a "cat whisperer" and her low-stress handling skills have been a gift to all of our patients. When not at work Tamara likes to play hockey, snowboard, bike, and spend time outdoors. When not camping/travelling she can be found enjoying movies, often with her lovely red-headed kitty named Annie dictating what they’re to watch. Tamara also owns her own in-home house-call service business "The Cat Concierge" .
Bethany graduated from Granville Business College in 2004, where she completed the Veterinary Office Assistant Program. She then went to work at Canada West Veterinary Specialists in the Dentistry department with Dr. Legendre in January of 2007. Bethany enjoys pet sitting, travelling and spending time with her family.
After over 10 years working as a veterinary assistant in emergency and critical care medicine, Brianne decided to advance her skills and become a Registered Veterinary Technician, graduating from the Douglas College Veterinary technology program in 2015. Brianne loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but her main passion is anesthesia. In her spare time Brianne enjoys playing softball, sewing, gardening and camping with her chihuahua sidekick Queenie.
I started working at WCVDS in November of 2016 after working in retail for many years, I decided to go back to school. My love of animals especially dogs led me to enroll in a Veterinary Assistant and Office Program through Douglas College, graduating in August of 2016.1 have one amazing fiancee, two grown children, two dogs a Newfie mix Molly and a Springer Spaniel Diesel. In my spare time I love to go hiking and biking.