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Dr. Stephen P. Hudson, FRCS(C), Medical Director
 

Dr. Stephen Hudson, the Director of Victoria Fertility Centre, is an Obstetrician Gynecologist trained in South Africa and Canada.

After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town in 1978, he did further training in first Pediatrics and then Anesthesia, gaining post graduate diplomas in both.

His specialist training in OBGYN started in Cape Town, was interrupted by a move to Canada, and completed at the University of British Columbia in 1989.While in private practice in Vancouver until 1996, his main focus was reproductive medicine, prenatal diagnostic ultrasound, and high risk obstetrics. While in Vancouver, he was involved with the UBC IVF program and worked at the BC Women's prenatal ultrasound unit.

He moved to Vancouver Island in 1996, and established the Victoria Fertility Centre in 2003. This is a state of the art fertility clinic offering every form of advanced reproductive technology available – including In Vitro Fertilization and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

He is an Assistant Professor in the UBC department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 
 Dr. James Graham, FRCS(C)

 

Dr. James Graham, reproductive endocrinologist, is an Obstetrician Gynecologist trained in Canada. 

After Dr. Graham completed his fellowship in Obstetics and Gynaecology at Dalhousie University, he completed a Royal College Certified Fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of British Columbia. He has previously worked in Halifax and Calgary, and joined the Victoria Fertility Centre in 2013.

In addition to practicing reproductive endocrinology, Dr.Graham also continues to practice high risk obstetrics, and performs all surgical procedures to enhance fertility, including microsurgery for tubal re anastamosis.

He is an Assistant Professor in the UBC department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

Tracy Fletcher, MSc., Laboratory Director

Tracy Fletcher completed a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Human Anatomy at the University of Glasgow, UK followed by a specialized Master of Medical Sciences in Assisted Reproduction Technologies at the University of Nottingham, UK in 2000. Her early embryology career was spent at St. Bartholomew’s Fertility Centre, London, UK. From there she moved to the Burton Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Burton upon Trent, UK where she was the Laboratory Director for almost 10 years with a special interest in clinical risk management and quality management within clinical and laboratory areas.

Looking for a new challenge, Tracy moved to Canada in November 2013 to become the Senior Embryologist at the Victoria Fertility Centre. She was maternity leave cover for the Laboratory Director role during 2017 and has since been taken on as the permanent Laboratory Director.

Tracy is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) as well as the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE). Tracy still retains her UK State Registration as a Clinical Scientist and has been awarded Diplomate status of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK.

tracy@victoriafertility.com

Penny Hudson, Business Manager
 

Penny Hudson co-founded the Victoria Fertility Centre in 2003. She holds the position of Business Manager and is responsible for administrative operations of the clinic.

penny@victoriafertility.com

Gurmit Gill, Operational Development & Human Resource Coordinator 
 

Gurmit Gill is the Director of Operations and Human Resource Coordinator here at VFC. Gurmit completed her Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University in 2007 and went on to specialize in Human Resource obtaining her Human Resources Management Post Baccalaureate Diploma from Kwantlen University in 2010.

gurmit@victoriafertility.com


 

Clinical Coordinators & IUI/DI Coordinator

Leigh Patten
IVF@victoriafertility.com

 

 

 

 

 

Larissa Kohut, RN
larissa@victoriafertility.com

Jaimie Abbott
jaimie@victoriafertility.com

 

Casey Logan
IUIDI@victoriafertility.com

Laboratory

 

Senior Embryologist:
Jullin Fjeldstad, MSc., BSc.
jfjeldstad@victoriafertility.com

 

 

Senior Embryologist
Juan Pablo Aragon, MSc., BSc.
JP@victoriafertility.com

Embryologist:
Alyssa Herkel, MSc., BSc.
aherkel@victoriafertility.com
 

Andrologist:
Rewa Grewal, MSc., BSc.
rewa@victoriafertility.com

Dr. Eric Ochs, PhD., Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Eric Ochs

Dr. Eric Ochs earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from McGill University. He has received advanced training in couple and sex therapy, and in reproductive psychology. Currently he sees individuals and couples in his private practice who are using assisted reproduction technology (ART) to help build their families. Dr. Ochs has authored a number of scientific papers and book chapters.

Dr. Ochs can be reached at:  (250) 516-5414

Jennifer Vining, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Jennifer Vining graduated from Yorkville University with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. In 2009 she completed a year-long post graduate program specifically designed for working with people experiencing fertility issues. Jennifer writes Mind Matters, a recurring article in the Creating Families magazine published by IAAC. Her private practice includes supporting individuals, couples, and groups with various reproductive health issues. Jennifer is a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
For more information, please visit Jennifer's website at www.jenvining.ca.

Jennifer Vining can be reached at 250.216.7345
Holly Yager, M.ED., Registered Clinical Counsellor & Canadian Certfied Counsellor

Holly Yager provides support to individuals and couples who are trying to conceive, whether naturally or with assisted conception. Holly also sees intended parents who are pursuing third-party reproduction; as well as individuals who are preparing to become donors and gestational carriers/surrogates. Holly is experienced in providing therapy for reproductive health concerns such as infertility, perinatal anxiety/depression, pregnancy loss, and women‘s pelvic/sexual pain.

Holly has a Master’s degree in counselling psychology from UBC, and registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and certified with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. She is an active member of the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and has co-authored several articles related to reproductive health.  

Holly offers in-person appointments in her Vancouver location. Videoconference counselling may be available to those outside of the Lower Mainland, in select cases (e.g., for third-party reproduction). For more information, please go to www.wellwomancounselling.com or email info@wellwomancounselling.com.  

 

 

 


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