About Pacific Animal
Wellness Services


PAWS was established in 2009 as British Columbia’s first stand-alone veterinary clinic dedicated solely to providing mobility support, pain management, wellness and rehabilitation for dogs (in clinic) and horses (on farm).

We are two veterinarians and a fabulous support team with a passion for providing individualized hands-on patient care in a relaxed, home-like environment.

Our modalities include acupuncture, laser, hydrotherapy, physical therapies and manual therapies in addition to using our experience gained in conventional primary veterinary practice.

Both Dr. Griffin and Dr. Alkoff have appropriate extensive training in these specialized modalities, and aim to use them in the context of prior experience in rural mixed practice (large and small animal surgery and medicine).

Our ethos is to provide excellent niche veterinary care from a very practical, down-to-earth standpoint.