Dr. Alan Longair
Dr. Alan Longair grew up in North Burnaby. He attended Simon Fraser University before going to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduating with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) in 1977. Since graduating he has worked at Prevost Veterinary Clinic in Duncan B.C., an American Animal Hospital Association member hospital since 1981. His professional interests are dermatology, behaviour, and internal medicine.
Over the years, Dr. Longair has had a long involvement in animal welfare issues. He served as president of the local branch of the BCSPCA for 12 years, and was on the provincial management committee of the BCSPCA for 10 years serving as President for four years. He has also sat on and chaired both the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Committee.
Recently, Dr. Longair has been involved with the formation of the Society of BC Veterinarians and currently serves on their Board.
Outside of his professional commitments, Dr. Longair is a member of the Coaches Association of BC and coaches youth soccer. He also participates in curling. He lives on a small acreage with his family. They share their lives with three dogs, four cats, and five horses.
Dr. Stefan Lerché
Dr. Lerché grew up in Chilliwack and attended the University of Victoria. He received his DVM degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 after having decided to return to school to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. He had previously worked in various fields including teaching high school science in Victoria. He came to the Cowichan Valley after graduation and is co-owner of the clinic.
His interests include general and orthopedic surgery, medicine and endoscopy. Stefan and his wife are avid travelers and share their home with several cats and dogs. He also enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking and cheering on his favourite soccer team.
Dr. Bonnie Baines
Dr. Baines began her career with Prevost Veterinary Clinic in June 2012 after graduating from Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in North Delta, and lived in downtown Vancouver and West Vancouver while completing a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and immunology at UBC. Her six years in Saskatoon were lovely, but she knew she wanted to come home to British Columbia.
When she is not working, Bonnie enjoys hiking, surfing, snowboarding and traveling to beautiful places such as Costa Rica and Iceland. She shares her home with 3 naughty kitties. Merlin and Socksie, now 10, were orphans brought into a clinic she worked in on the North Shore. Silver, who is 3 years old, was a sick orphan brought into the clinic shortly after joining Prevost Veterinary Clinic.
Bonnie is very happy to a part of the Prevost Veterinary family, and looks forward to caring for your pets with an open mind and compassionate heart!
Dr. Kyle Clarke
Dr. Clarke grew up in the sunny Okanagan. After graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in Biochemistry, Kyle worked for several years in animal health research in Saanich, BC. From there, Kyle decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Kyle graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Kyle has volunteered with animal welfare groups such as New Hope Dog Rescue and the ethics board. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys cycling, skiing and hiking. He loves exploring the beautiful Cowichan Valley with his wife and two children (one human, one canine).
Kyle is thrilled to join the team at Prevost! He is dedicated to being a knowledgeable, compassionate, and sensitive doctor for your pet.
Dr. Jon Katzman
Dr. Katzman was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. From a young age, he loved working with horses. From the ages of 16-21 he competed across western Canada and the United States in reining. This passion led him to work at multiple farms and horse/dog boarding facilities. From there, he started volunteering at different small animal and mixed animal practices around Saskatoon and area. Here, he got more opportunity to work closely with dogs, cats, cows, horses and some exotic animals. From there, Jon went to school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Graduated in June of 2016. Jon has a particular interest in radiology, clinical pathology and anesthesiology. He loves the diversity of cases and the opportunity to connect with clients on a personal level.
Jon came to the Island with his horse Reno whom he has ridden for the past 6 years. Together, they enjoy trail riding and exploring the island. When he’s not in the saddle, Jon enjoys running, biking, hiking, swimming, skiing and is looking to try scuba diving and surfing this summer.
Jon feels incredibly fortunate to start his career at Prevost and is looking forward to meeting you and your pet!