“Having the ability to cure eye disease and to restore vision is the most rewarding work possible in medicine. I have a special skill for communicating with the elderly and the very ill as I can empathize and reassure, giving them a sense that they have been heard and understood. I have kept the scope of my practice broad as my motto is, ‘Nobody is turned away. If I can’t help them, I will find someone who can’.” In her spare time, Dr. Moosbrugger is a “full-time” manager of her teenage daughter’s busy competitive highland dance career. She also enjoys pursuing a side interest in fashion design as well as staying active and fit through running and exercising with her rescue mutt Joey.
Dr. Moosbrugger obtained her doctorate degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She graduated in the top 5% of her class and won the prestigious Janice E. Lessard Award, a scholarship recognizing her devotion to the well-being of our geriatric population. Her ophthalmology training was at The Ivey Eye Institute in London, Ontario alongside Dr. Gabriel Chu. During her residency, her talent for teaching medicine was recognized when she won the Schulich School of Medicine Resident Teaching Award and was short-listed for the Ontario-wide PAIRO resident teaching award.
Upon graduation, Dr. Moosbrugger started her own comprehensive ophthalmology practice on Vancouver Island and performed cataract surgeries, laser treatments, and eyelid procedures. She was delighted to join the team at Fraser Valley Cataract & Laser Centre as this has allowed her to reach an even broader range of patients where she has continued to apply her experience and skill set.