Practice Owner Veterinarian
Dr. Stockley immigrated to Canada from New Zealand in 1979 after working for 5 years in a mixed animal practice taking care of cattle, sheep (and there were many in New Zealand), horses, pigs and of course cats, dogs and many other small pets. A desire to direct his energies toward the healthcare and wellness of small animals brought about the establishment of Eagle Ridge Animal and Bird Hospital in 1984. The hospital opened in a small retail unit however soon outgrew this space and moved to the present location in 1990. Soon after opening in this new location the hospital became a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, an association that has developed strict standards to promote excellence in the healthcare of small animals. In 2016 we celebrated 25 years as members of AAHA.
Dr. Stockley has enjoyed a long career in veterinary medicine. He has developed over the years a strong interest in surgery and is very content in the surgical suite doing what is necessary to improve his patients’ quality of life. These patients have included besides cats and dogs, birds, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, sugar gliders, rats and mice. A surgical laser unit is not far from his side.
He has had the chance to develop long lasting relationships with his clients and their pets which he finds very rewarding.
As co-owner of the practice, Dr. Stockley is involved in the day to day running of the practice. This can be challenging at times however he feels a level of satisfaction when he sees the excellent healthcare provided through the coordinated efforts of a group of dedicated veterinary staff. The success of Eagle Ridge Animal and Bird Hospital is in no small part related to their dedication.
Away from the practice Dr. Stockley may be seen sailing in his sailboat in Vancouver harbour or maintaining his property in Pitt Meadows. Playing squash was a passion in years past however less strenuous exercise is now a necessity!
He belongs to the following associations: