Veterinarians

Team member and owner Dr. Murdoch

Dr. Christine Murdoch

Lead Veterinarian and Clinic Owner

Dr. Christine Murdoch started the business from grass roots as a mobile practice in 1991. She later built a physical facility in 1993 and expanded in 2003. She wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was 6 years old and has always loved dogs, cats and horses. The best thing about working with animals is that they are pretty forgiving and accepting of the things that we do with and for them. Seeing the bond between animals and their human caregivers and being able to help maintain and strengthen that bond is very rewarding for her.

Dr. Murdoch knew she was in the right profession the first time that she splinted a broken leg and could see the relief in the dog’s eyes. Her decision is reaffirmed every time she diagnoses an illness that she can alleviate, perform a surgery that saves a life, or provide preventative care that will prolong the life of her patients. The wonderful clients that she gets to meet every day that have been bringing their pets to see me from the time that she opened my doors and whose sons, daughters, or in some cases grandchildren are now bringing their pets to her practice confirm that she had made the best career choice for herself.

Her professional interests are pretty broad. She enjoys doing surgery and the challenges of difficult medical cases. She likes to learn new things and have taken an interest in Sports medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Murdoch is a member of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, the Canadian Veterinarian Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Murdoch is married and has a teenage daughter. They enjoy outdoor activities, camping, family gatherings, ride horses – competitive show jumping. She also enjoys watching her daughter play basketball, compete on her horse and train her German Shepherd dog.

Team member Dr. Bonnell

Dr. Lauren Bonnell

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Bonnell has been with Murdoch Vet since 2019. She grew up on Vancouver Island and has a Bsc from the University of Victoria and DVM degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She recently traveled to Costa Rica with the Equitarian Initiative project to help provide veterinary services in underserved areas to working equines.

In her free time, Dr. Bonnell enjoys hiking with her dog, reading, and gardening.

Team member Dr. Borrett

Dr. Paige Borrett

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Paige Borrett joined Murdoch Vet in June 2019. She is originally from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. She studied at the University of Victoria and graduated with a bachelors degree in biology 2014. Following her bachelors degree, she attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated Spring 2019. Dr. Borrett worked at a Ranch in Prince George for calving seasons prior to and during veterinary school. After graduating, she was drawn to come back to Prince George because of the opportunity to work in a mixed practice (dog, cats, and horses) in a rural environment.

Aspirations to become a veterinarian began at a very young age as she has always had a strong interest in animals. In her undergraduate, she was exposed to a more diverse range of career opportunities working with animals and initially tended towards a career in marine biology. Dr. Borrett enjoys helping people and animals. Additionally, she enjoys problem solving and the diversity of the profession.

As a young veterinarian, Dr. Borrett expects her interests within the profession to continue to evolve. At this time she has taken an interest in small animal dentistry and equine colic work-up and has attended additional training on both topics. Outside of work, she enjoys participating in the outdoor activities that Prince George has to offer and spending time with her Aussie Shepard Maeve and Quarter Horse Buckaroo. She looks forward to exploring more of the North.

Reegan H.

Veterinary Student

Reegan was born and raised in Prince George and is currently at UNBC pursuing a degree in biology. She began working in the industry in 2017 and would like to become a veterinarian one day. She knew she was in the right profession because she found the work very interesting and enjoys going to work at the clinic.

When she is not at work or school, Reegan enjoys going riding and spending time with her horse, Digger, as well as going hiking and going to the lake.