Dr. Ivan Bos
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Ivan Bos recognized his own affinity for animals at an early age. He can’t remember a time when he didn’t want to do everything in his power to help them live happier, healthier lives! Dr. Bos’s passion simply didn’t quit—he knew that a career as a veterinarian would suit him perfectly. Now, his journey has come full circle: he’s the owner and operator of Balfour Animal Hospital.
Born and raised on the Niagara Peninsula, Dr. Bos graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2001 and then worked in a pair of mixed-animal practices in the Niagara region after his schooling. Next, he purchased a small pet clinic that he would operate for the next five years. In the fall of 2011, Dr. Bos launched his next adventure: Balfour Animal Hospital. He’s been helping the pets and animal parents of the area here ever since!
Medically, Dr. Bos is interested in internal medicine and orthopedic care. He’s also one of the few veterinarians in Ontario certified in stem cell transplant therapy. Dr. Bos especially enjoys the daily tasks that go into operating and maintaining a small business, and he loves to meet new pets and develop lasting relationships with the area’s animal owners over time.
Away from work, Dr. Bos enjoys riding his beloved Yamaha FJR motorcycle and spending quality time with his family. He and his wife Melissa have two children, Kaelyn and Jacob, all of whom can often be seen helping out here at the clinic. Together, they love going camping, playing board games, and caring for their own pets—the family shares their lives with two dogs, a pair of cats, and two horses.