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Emma graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in Spring 2021. Originally from coastal Norway, she made the decision to move to BC to be closer to family and the ocean after spending many years landlocked on the prairies living in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. She worked in mixed animal practice on Vancouver Island before deciding to follow her dream of working in emergency medicine and joining the team at CIVEH. Her professional interests include surgery, exotic and pocket pets, and developing her ultrasound skills!

Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending her time hiking with both her little black cat (Almond) and young dog (Scallop), kayaking, and baking.

Dr. Emma Derocher, DVM

Necrotizing Fasciitis found on Vancouver Island - Know the signs

May 18th 2022 - Official Communication Dear Community, Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon disease in dogs but given the number of cases we have seen recently, it is important that we, as pet owners (myself included) are vigilant. However, the first thing we must not do is panic. I would like to take this time to give you an overview of the disease so that you know what to look out for and when to seek veterinary care.

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