MEET OUR TEAM
We are a full service veterinary hospital that is locally owned and operated by Dr. Hershel Frimer and Dr. Jesse Davicioni. Our experienced team can help you and your pet promptly and professionally.
DR. JESSE DAVICIONI
After growing up in Vancouver, I have returned to BC after a 23 year hiatus, returning with my wife and 3 kids. Just like many children, I had a childhood dream of wanting to be a vet. After graduation in 2007, I moved to England, where I worked as vet until July 2016. Since then Hershel and I opened GVH (Gibsons Veterinary Hospital) and have been treating coast pets with love and respect ever since.
My main veterinary interest is surgery : especially orthopedics such as TPLOs, patellar luxations and fractures!
DR. HERSHEL FRIMER
I grew up in Vancouver with 2 cats, 2 dogs and 7 siblings. From a young age, I took responsibility for my own pets' care and in high school began volunteering in veterinary clinics. My work with animals took me through a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology, traveling and working with wildlife and domestic animals all over Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Central East Africa and of course in BC. In 2009, I graduated from Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine with Distinction.
I began working as a veterinarian on the Sunshine Coast in 2009. After 5 years of local practice, I worked all over BC as a locum doctor for two years to gain an appreciation of different practice styles and protocols. I have returned home to bring Gibsons Veterinary Hosptial to the Lower Sunshine Coast with my childhood friend Dr. Jesse Davicioni.
I graduated with my diploma in Veterinary Technology from an accredited facility at Northern College in Ontario. I obtained my RVT status in September of 2007. I returned to college for a third year to complete a wildlife rehabilitation program. I love all animals, however, my passion is with companion animals.
When I am not working, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family. I share my home with my maltipoo named Loula.