Our Team

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Our Doctors

Dr. Stepanov

Birthplace: South Africa
Job Title: Veterinarian
School Attended: Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Animals you currently have:

Lacey, American Mastiff
Tessa, American Mastiff
Jake, English Mastiff
Auzzie, DSH
Shadow, DSH
Salt & Pepper, Chinchillas

Favourites:
Food Chocolate / Ice Cream
Colour Blue
Movie Legends of the Fall
TV Show Reality TV
Sports Team  Edmonton Oilers

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
A Siberian tiger because they are endangered animals and they need to be protected.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
My kids. It’s one thing to be accomplished (a veterinarian and business owner) but it is something totally different to bring children into the world and have them become responsible/accomplished individuals.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My husband for always looking at the humorous side of things, and my parents for always being there, guiding; loving.

Dr. Campbell

Job Title:  Veterinarian
School Attended: Atlantic Veterinary College

Dr. Amanda Grant

Birthplace: Perth-Andover, NB
Job Title:  Veterinarian
School Attended: Atlantic Veterinary College

Animals you currently have:
Weiser, Pitbull Mix
Schooner, Pitbull

Favourites:
Food      Homemade Apple crumble
Colour      Black
Movie      Home Alone
TV Show      Chopped

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
Lots and lots of rescue animals (especially Pitbulls).  They have a special place in my heart <3

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Graduating from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program and starting my career as a Veterinarian

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Grandmother – she is the most selfless person I know.  Her words and actions inspire me everyday.

Dr. Tomoko Suzuki

Birthplace:  Japan
Job Title:  Veterinarian
School Attended: Atlantic Veterinary College

Animals you currently have:
Tae      DSH cat

Favourites:
Food      Chinese Food
Colour      Black, White and Pink

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
MORE CATS!  When they are kneading the air and purring, I’m happy.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Becoming a Veterinarian in CANADA.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Mother; she always gives me advice which is very unique, but something I really need.

Dr. Deanna Spiker

Birthplace:  Saskatoon, SK
Job Title:  Veterinarian
School Attended: WCVM – University of Saskatchewan

Animals you currently have:
Squinch      Black Ash Cat
Squib          Black Ash Cat

Favourites:
Food      Tuna Casserole
Colour      Green
Movie    Scrooge (1951 version with Alistair Sim
Sport    Endurance Riding
Sports Team    Lots

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
Cats because they’re independent!

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Named “Chef d’Equipe” for Canadian Endurance Team for World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC 2018

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
Vince Lombardi: team building, leadership, strive for excellence

Dr. Deanna Spiker

Our Team

Practice Manager

Shane Kearney

Birthplace: Fort McMurray, Alberta
Job Title: Manager

Animals you currently have:
Tessa      American Mastiff
Jake      English Mastiff
Shelly & Rashell      Red Footed Tortoises
Jake      English Mastiff
Callie      DSH Cat
Murray      DMH Cat
Leo      DSH Cat
Poli-D      DSH Cat
Addie      Rottweiller

Favourites:
Food      Chocolate Chip Cookies
Athlete      Andy Moog
Colour      Blue
Vehicle      Ford F-350
Movie      8 Seconds
TV Show      Survivor
Sport      Hockey
Sports Team      Edmonton Oilers

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
Giant Tortoise.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Nolan & Tyler, my two boys.
My Marriage.
Winning a national championship – 2000 Oil Barons Hockey

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My mom – no matter what happens we can beat it and overcome.

Team Supervisors

Kelly Maertens-Poole

Birthplace: Edmonton
Job Title: Animal Health Technologist/ Supervisor
School Attended: Lakeland College Vermilion

Animals you currently have:

Favourites:
Food      Japanese
Colour      Green
Vehicle      Anything that holds my friends & my dogs
Movie      Field of Dreams
TV Show      Grey’s Anatomy
Sport      Dog Agility
Sports Team      Oilers

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
I’ve always wanted a Great Dane and a Devon Rex cat.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Doing a year-long internship in New York at the Animal Medical Center

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
Shane Kearney because he paid me large amounts of money to write this.

Kayde Schuler
Coming soon!
Samantha Doughty

Birthplace:  Chatham, Ontario
Job Title:  Animal Health Tech
School Attended: St. Clair College

Animals you currently have:

Favourites:
Food      Mmmm food
Colour      Green
Vehicle      Corvette Stingray
Movie      The Bird Cage
Actor      John Cusack
Actress      Diane Lane

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
I have the loves of my life – If I had MORE Hedgehogs, Boxers and Ferrets, that would be my dream!

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Choosing to follow my childhood passion later in life—becoming a veterinary technician was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
I have always admired my grandfather’s strength and humour. Both have pulled him through personal as well as health struggles.

Animal Health Technologists

Karen Perreault

Birthplace: Vegreville, Alberta
Job Title: Animal Health Technologist/ Supervisor
School Attended: Fairview Alberta

Animals you currently have:

Favourites:
Food      Pasta
Colour      Red
Vehicle      Volvo
TV Show      House, The Bachelorette
Sport      Swimming, walking, volleyball
Sports Team      Edmonton Oilers

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Achieving my dream of working with animals and becoming an animal health technologist.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My mom – she is always there when I need her, she’s a great problem solver and she always sees the best in everything.

Kathleen Pool

Birthplace:  Grande Prairie, AB
Job Title:  Animal Health Tech
School Attended: NAIT, Fairview Campus

Animals you currently have:
Spooky     Albino Kingsnake
Cain     Kingsnake
Calcifer     Corn Snake

Favourites:
Food      Sushi
Colour      Blue
Vehicle      Corvette
Movie      V for Vendetta
TV Show      Numbers
Sport      Volleyball
Actor      Jackie Chan
Sports Team      Arizona Cardinals
Actress      Angelina Jolie

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
Ferret would be what I would like due to their easy maintenance and adorable personality

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Became certified by PADI for warm water scuba diving.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Grandpa who led and guided Boy Scouts through the Rocky Mountains on Horseback.

Jana MacLeod
Job Title:  Animal Health Tech Student
Abigail Ugalde

Birthplace: Cagayan, Philippines
Job Title:  RAHT
School Attended: Lakeland College

Animals you currently have:
Smokey      Australian Shepherd

Favourites:
Food      Kare-kare
Athlete      Le Bron James; Mana Sharpora; Allen Ivenson
Colour      Red
Movie      I Am Sam
TV Show      The Originals; Blacklist; Alias
Sport      Basketball; Tennis
Actor      Kevin Costner; Sean Penn
Sports Team      Cleveland Cavs
Actress      Jennifer Garner; Ashley Judd

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
DOGS!  A Belgian Malnois or a Lab Retriever.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
When I joined the police elite force back home and went to school abroad.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My mother, without her, I wouldn’t be here.

Krystle Hanrahan

Birthplace:  Newfoundland
Job Title:  Vet Tech
School Attended: SIAST Kelsey Campus

Animals you currently have:
Piper      Australian Kelpie X
Pixie      African Pygmy Hedgehog

Favourites:
Food      Pineapple
Colour      Pink and Yellow
Vehicle      Chevy Silverado
Movie      Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
TV Show      OITNB
Actress      Melissa McCarthy

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
A Fennec Fox, really just because they’re so adorable.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Following my dreams and becoming a Vet Tech.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Mother because despite how hard she works and everything she goes through, she remains so loving and caring and selfless.  She inspires me by giving me a different outlook on life.

Dallas Dodman

Birthplace: Orangeville, ON
Job Title:  Vet Tech (practicing student)
School Attended:  Currently attending Ridgetown College (University of Guelph) Veterinary Technician Program

Animals you currently have:
Chase      Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Brooklyn      Staffordshire Bull Terrier

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
DOGS!  But I would have 25+ if I could

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Getting into Tech School

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Grandma for teaching me to love, care for and be kind to animals.

Receptionists

Kim Bowman
Coming soon!
Taunya Kooiker

Birthplace:  Cape Breton, NS
Job Title:  Receptionist
School Attended: Island Career Academy

Animals you currently have:
Bentley      Shiba Inu

Favourites:
Food      Pizza
Colour      Blue
Movie      P.S. I Love You
TV Show      The Bachelorette
Actor      Will Ferrel
Sports Team      Montreal Canadiens (HABS)
Actress      Melissa McCarthy

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
Dogs –> Lots and lots of dogs… They make me happy.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Mom–> she’s a fighter… Cancer survivor and is a hard worker and most amazing mother.

Taunya Kooiker
Nicole Campbell

Birthplace:  Vancouver, BC
Job Title:  Receptionist
School Attended: College of the North Atlantic

Animals you currently have:
Kilo      Labrador Retriever     K9

Diesel      Lab Mix      K9

Favourites:
Food      Steak
Athlete      Katarina Roxon (Hometown Paralympic Gold Medalist, 2016 Canada Paralympics)
Colour      Yellow
Vehicle      Jeep Wrangler
Movie      The Jungle Book (2016)
TV Show      Game of Thrones
Actor      Dave Franco
Actress      Emma Watson

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
A wolf for the way this animal shows its loyalty towards its family/pack. Also this animal displays true beauty and intelligence.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Completing high school and post secondary education.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My mother. She shows exceptional strength and courage on a daily basis and has overcome great obstacles throughout her life.

Nicole Campbell
Cait Mills
Cait Mills

Vet Tech Assistants

Amanda Desjardins
Coming soon!
Shae-Lynn Cross
Coming soon!
Shae-Lynn Cross
Caitlyn Mills

Birthplace: Ontario
Job Title:  Tech Assistant/Receptionist
School Attended: Father Patrick Mercedi

Animals you currently have:
Gunner      French Bulldog

Favourites:
Food      Pineapple
Vehicle      GLE 450 Mercedes
Movie      Me Before You
TV Show      HGTV
Sport      Hockey
Actor      Ian Somerhalder
Sports Team      Penguins

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
Elephant. They are gentle giants with a great memory and sense of family.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Dad – no matter what is thrown at him, he is always a fighter.

Caitlyn Mills
Danielle Donovan

Birthplace: Sydney, NS
Job Title:  Vet Tech Assistant
School Attended: Memorial Composite High School

Animals you currently have:
Mya      Miniature Husky
Walker Blue Heeler

Favourites:
Food      French Onion Soup
Athlete      Sydney Crosby
Colour      Red
Vehicle     Mustang
Movie      Grown-Ups
TV Show      Big Brother
Sport      Soccer
Actor      Adam Sandler
Sports Team      Toronto Maple Leafs

If you could own any animal, what type and why?
Not just one kind of animal. I would love to open my home to senior shelter animals of all kinds to live out their golden years to the fullest.

Greatest personal accomplishment?
Moving to Fort McMurray with no job, money, etc. and no family. Told myself I either make it or break it in this new city. I’ve worked extremely hard to get myself where I am at in my life right now.

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My Mom – She made me into the person I am today.

Danielle Donovan