Veterinarian & Practice Owner
Education: Dipl. T. (Medical Laboratory Sciences): BCIT 1988 B.Sc.(Biology): SFU 1989 D.V.M.(with Distinction): University of Saskatchewan 1994
Dr. Steinebach truly is your local veterinarian in Chilliwack, BC. He was born and raised in Chilliwack graduating from Sardis Secondary School returning to Chilliwack in 1994 to found Valley Veterinary Services. He has a keen interest in animal welfare issues and has given a great deal of his time to animal advocacy groups. He is called upon on occasion to provide his expertise with respect to animal welfare issues during SPCA investigations and in court as an expert medical witness.
Dr. Steinebach is often found at continuing medical education seminars learning and honing skills. His “gadget” junky nature always has him on the lookout for a new piece of diagnostic or treatment equipment to add to the arsenal at our hospital.
While Dr. Steinebach’s number 1 priority is providing quality care to his patients, he also has a strong sense of pride in his profession. He has served for 5 years as a member of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia’s Practice Accreditation Committee and served in the capacity as Chairman of this regulatory committee for two years. In this role he oversaw all regulatory issues surrounding inspection of practices to ensure that they were adhering to Practice Standards and Regulations.
Dr. Steinebach greatest joy is his family. He spends every moment he can with his lovely wife Lisa and his three daughters Victoria, Olivia and Rachel. He also shares his home with his senior citizen dog Molly and cats Golda, Barbie and Fannie and two feral cats, Moses and Lewis. Dr. Steinebach enjoys cycling and skiing and is a past silver medalist in the BC Cup Cross-Country Mountain Bike Championships. He also spends sometime advocating for recreational trail access and is the founding and past-president (2004-2008) of Vedder Mountain Trails Association (VMTA.ca) and serves as the present president (2011- present) of this trail advocacy group. When not riding bikes he is writing about them and has been a past contributing writer for the NSMB.com.