4176 Meridian Street

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 758-2200

24/7 Emergency Care​

Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson


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My Commitment To You

To our referring veterinarians, my commitment is to bring together a collaborative group of specialists and the equipment and facilities needed to provide for the specialty diagnostic and care needs of your patients and your clients.

To my clients, my commitment is to treat you and your companion with respect, and to use my experience and training to help you determine what is the best decision for your pet.

– Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson
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Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson is a staff surgeon and a founding partner of Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital.

A native of Southern Alberta, Dr. Hutchinson’s 5 years of specialty training led through New York, Missouri, and Illinois. Board-certified in 2006, he started surgery departments in Tucson, AZ and Yonkers, NY before returning to Western Canada in 2009 to open Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital.

Dr. Hutchinson’s special interests include joint disorders and treatment, arthroscopy, fracture repair, complex wound management, and oncologic (cancer) and reconstructive surgery. He has introduced several novel treatments to his practice including Proximal Abducting ULnar Osteotomy (PAUL), Patella Groove Replacement (PGR), fracture repair using the ALPS titanium locking plate system, cupless hip joint resurfacing, and 6th generation Kyon Zurich Cementless total hip replacement. Dr. Hutchison has been an invited lecturer and course instructor for TTA cranial cruciate repair, PAUL elbow dysplasia procedure, PGR patella luxation repair procedure, ALPS fracture repair system, and AO/ASIF maxillofacial trauma laboratories.

Dr. Hutchinson’s philosophy is that surgery holds the potential for an extremely positive effect on disease but should always be used judiciously and with as little interruption of normal tissues as possible. Surgery should only be chosen if the outcome is expected to be better than with non-surgical treatments.

Dr. Hutchinson’s interests include boating, skiing, travel, fly-fishing, and antique auto repair including that of his 1947 Chevrolet coupe and vintage Volkswagen Westfalia Bus. That said, most of his free time is delightfully dedicated to his three young daughters, and to his young Labrador Retriever, Elvis.


Board Certification
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB – BSc Honours in Zoology
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Animal Medical Center, New York, NY – Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO – Internship in Emergency & Critical Care
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL – Residency in Small Animal Surgery
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL – Masters of Science
  • Phi Zeta – outstanding clinical research
  • Veterinary College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • College of Veterinarians of British Columbia
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Journal of Veterinary Research
Recent Invited Presentations
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium – Denver, CO
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Las Vegas, NV
  • ALPS fracture repair panel of experts
  • Kyon Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Master Class and ALPS Fracture Repair Workshop – Boston, MA
  • Kyon Tibial Tuberosity Course Instructor – Tinton Falls, NJ; Madison, WI
  • Kyon Advanced Locking Plate System Course Instructor – Tinton Falls, NJ; Madison, WI
  • Kyon Symposium – Advanced Locking Plate System Presenter -Boston, MA
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference Fracture Repair, Corrective Osteotomy and Patella Groove Replacement Instructor – Park City, UT
  • Kyon Spring Practicum Fracture Repair, Corrective Osteotomy, Patella Groove Replacement and PAUL (technique for canine elbow dysplasia) Instructor – Las Vegas, NV
  • Kyon Fall Practicum Patella Groove Replacement, Advanced Locking Plate System and PAUL Instructor – Las Vegas, NV
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