Our animal health technologists represent a crucial part of St Vital Vet Hospital’s health care team. All of them have been formally trained at accredited colleges and they are skilled in the technical aspects of veterinary medicine. These valuable team members work under direct supervision of the veterinarians, assisting our practitioners to continually improve the quality of care given to our patients. Their tasks are wide and varied and include, but are not limited to: history taking, nutritional and lifestyle counselling, nursing care, ultrasonic dental cleaning and polishing, radiography, laboratory sample analysis, surgical assistance and anesthesia monitoring. Most importantly, they bring a love of pets to their job every day!
Brenda’s love of animals developed as a child while taking horseback riding lessons. She began working in small animal hospitals in 1992. In 1999, she joined St. Vital Veterinary Hospital upon graduating from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College. Her co-workers enjoy her unique sense of wit and humour. She is the proud mother of three beautiful little girls. When not taking her children to swimming lessons, dance class or soccer practice, she will be spending time with her two collies, Lacey and Maizee. She also enjoys camping and fishing with her husband.
Emily began working at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital in 2009 after completion of the Animal Health Technology Program at Red River College. When not involved with home renovations, Emily enjoys spending time with family, friends and their Lab-cross Johnny Bain.
Julie graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in 2009. She joined the team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital in February 2011. An animal lover early on, Julie always hoped to find a stray animal to bring home. While she never did find a stray, she does dote upon her adorable poodle, James Bond. In the warm weather, Julie enjoys being outdoors, playing ultimate frisbee, and riding her bike.
Roberta began working at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital after her graduation from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in May, 2011. Roberta has three dogs: Caelee, Kiera and Maki, and one cat: Molly. She is an avid participant in various dog sports. Roberta also loves cycling, traveling and Ultimate Frisbee.
Christine has worked at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital since 2005. She began working as a kennel assistant and then moved up front as receptionist. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in 2013. On the weekends, Christine loves spending time with her dog, Oakley and watching the antics of her cats. She also loves spending time with her husband and indulging in her love of photography, drawing, reading and gardening.
Iris graduated in 2015 from Red River College. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and being outdoors with her three dogs: Boss — a chihuahua, Bella — a red/brown pomeranian, and Bun — a lion head rabbit. Iris also has a great interest in cosmetology.
Alyssa grew up on farm in Langruth, MB. She graduated from AHT course at Red River College in 2016 and started at St Vital Vet Hospital in August 2016. She enjoys camping, reading and cuddling with her two cats Ebony and Niko.
Mathew is a veterinary assistant and is planing to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Mathew has a love for animals as well as the outdoors. Some of his interests include horse back riding, animal behaviour, archery, scuba diving and guitar. When he is not fulfilling one of his hobbies he is at home spending time with his two cats Charlie (photo above) and Willow.