Our Nurses

Fertility Clinic Vancouver

Heather Abbey, BSc, RN, DMS
Fertility Nurse, Research Coordinator

Heather graduated in 1990 as a nurse from VGH school of nursing. Her nursing background includes surgical nusring and cardiac research. She graduated in 2005 from BCIT as a diagnostic medical sonographer. She works part time at PCRM and part time as a sonographer. Heather started with PCRM in 2008 and feels PCRM is a perfect place to combine her two careers, advancing the care of women.

Tracey Anderson, RN
IVF Nurse Manager

Tracey graduated from Nursing School in 1991 in Vancouver B.C. Following her training, she worked in an acute medical/surgical setting for two years before deciding to specialize in Peri-Operative Nursing. After completing her Post-Graduate at St. Paul’s Hospital, Tracey enjoyed working in Burnaby Hospital’s Operating Room for 13 years. After obtaining experience in all areas of surgical specialties, Tracey developed a special interest in Obstetrical & Gynecological surgery and decided to pursue a career in Fertility Medicine. Tracey has been an integral part of the team at PCRM since July 2006 and is committed to providing patients with the optimum care they deserve.

Brittany Loughery, RN, BScN
Fertility Nurse


Brittany is a registered nurse with a specialty in women’s health and neonatalogy. Since graduating from the UBC-O Nursing program in 2006, she has practised within various maternal/child settings such as labor and delivery, and the neonatal ICU. She joined PCRM in 2011 after working at a fertility centre in Toronto, where her enjoyment of women’s health developed into a passion for reproductive medicine. Brittany is focused and dedicated to helping patients achieve a positive experience during their emotional journey through the fertility world.


Vanessa Sarsfield, RN
Fertility Nurse

Vanessa graduated from nursing school in 2000, since graduating she has practised in a surgical setting specialising as a peri-operative nurse with a special interest and experience in obstetrics and gynaecological surgery.

Vanessa moved with her family from the UK to Vancouver in 2008. Since joining PCRM in 2009, Vanessa has become an integral part of the nursing team. Vanessa has a caring, passionate nature and is dedicated to helping patients through their fertility journey. Vanessa is now also part of our PGD team.

Bethann Wright, RN
Fertility Nurse


Bethann is a registered nurse with a specialty in women’s health and fertility. She has worked in the UK at Midland Fertility services, and also worked in the Barbados at the Barbados Fertility centre. She brings a wealth of experience, good humour, and sensitivity to the work of IVF at PCRM.

Renata Smidova, RN
Fertility Nurse

Renata started with PCRM in 2007, and brings with her an extensive background in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She formerly worked at Burnaby hospital and Royal Columbian hospitals, and we are pleased to have her at PCRM. She is detailed oriented, and has a tremendous passion about our patients, placing them as top priority at all times.

Sheila Vinluan, RN
Fertility Nurse

Sheila started with PCRM in 2010, and has added a great deal of efficiency to the PCRM nursing team. She has excellent attention to detail, and is very attentive to the needs of our patients. She has a strong attraction to the field of reproductive medicine and this brought her to our facility.

Pearl van Dijk, RN, BSN
Fertility Nurse

Pearl is a registered nurse with an extensive women’s health background. She has worked (since her graduation from the Nursing program at UBC in 1995) in a full spectrum of women’s and maternal health, and formerly worked in high risk pregnancy management. Pearl also comes to PCRM with a background in surgery, and dermaesthetics. She is an integral part of the patient management team at PCRM, and is energized to be able to bring her maternity care skills to the early spectrum of prenatal and pregnancy care.

Jocelyn Dela Cruz, LPN
Fertility Nurse

Jocelyn started working at PCRM in 2010 and is a very welcome and friendly addition to the team. Her interests are very focused on achieving positive outcomes for patients, and delivering personalized care at all time.

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