Meet our team of Veterinary Technologists,Veterinary Assistants and Tech Assistants…


Our Veterinary Technologists and Veterinary Assistants work in the treatment and surgical area of our hospital, where they are able to use their expertise and knowledge to its fullest capacity. Some of their daily responsibilities include taking radiographs, collecting blood, urine and fecal samples for laboratory analysis for either our in-house lab or to be sent to an outside lab. Vet Techs and Vet Assistants also take an active role in anesthetic monitoring and also help assist in surgical procedures. They are also responsible for performing the dental cleanings on your pet. One of their most important roles includes nursing care, in that they ensure that all the pets in our care are comfortable and treated with compassion.

Our Tech Assistants play an important and complimentary role in our hospital, providing our Technicians and Veterinarians with additional help throughout the day.


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Anila Rondeau, RVT

Head Veterinary Technologist

Anne has worked at Coastland since 1999.  She is married and is a mother of four. She has 2 Border Terriers,  Jill and Archie. She also has a cat named Chester.

In addition to over 20 years of experience as an RVT, Anila is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant.

She is very involved in dog sports including conformation, rally, obedience, earthdog, and her personal favourite: freestyle or dancing with her dogs.

 


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Michelle Stewart

Veterinary Assistant

Michelle has worked with us since 2003. She is a lover of all animals and likes to spend her time with Chickie her Quarter horse and her dog Lola. She also enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.

 


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Sarah Barton

Veterinary Assistant

Sarah has worked with us since 2002. She has two lovely children, a lovely cat named Hunter, and a great running partner Chewy.

Running is a big part of Sarah's life, and she has completed both Marathons and Triathlons, and enjoys many other outdoor sports.

 


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Nicole Emery, RVT

Registered Animal Health Technologist (since 2001)

Her husband and two young boys share their home with Flash Gordon and Martha who are rescue dogs, and  her cats,  Will and Virgil.

Nicole is also a member of the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT). CAAT is a non-profit organization that provides health care to animals in communities that do not have access to regular veterinary care. When Nicole is not at work, she is spending time with her boys and husband doing outdoor activites.

 

 


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Courtney Maranduk

Veterinary Assistant in-training

Courtney joined us in September 2011.  She has a sweet dog named Two-Dot – adopted while on a Canadian Animal Assistance Team trip to Ahousat.  Rounding out her animal family are a couple of sweet cats, and a big beautiful horse named Jackson.

Courtney is on the fast track to learning about the various aspects of veterinary care including surgical monitoring, pharmacy and lab work. She is a great asset to our team!

 


 

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Maggi Haring, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Maggi graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.  She joined our team in July 2013. 

Maggi realized she wanted to make this her career after originally volunteering at Coastland back in 2009. 

She has 2 dogs, Marci and Kiki.  When she is not working, she enjoys photography, reading, swimming, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

 


 

Cheyenne Villa

Technician's assistant

Cheyenne graduated from the Animal Care Aid Program at NIC in 2013.  She is one of our Tech Assistants. Cheyenne moved here from Biarritz, France. Cheyenne has 1 dog and 2 cats. She is a great addition to our Coastland family!

 


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Laura McCredie

Technician- in-training  

Laura obtained her "Animal Care Aide Certificate" in May of 2009 through North Island College and has been with CVH since March 2009. Laura is certified Silver in Dr Sophia Yin's Low Stress Handling program and is currently enrolled in the Animal Health Techologist distance program through Thompson Rivers University.  Laura is passionate about animal behaviour and is constantly seeking more information to better help people and animals alike. She provides Behaviour Consultations by appointment.  Outside of work, she shares her life with her 2 daughters on a small farm where she keeps a variety of barnyard critters as well as a couple of dogs and a cat.

 


 

Katie Brebner, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Katie was born and raised in Yellowknife, NT and has spent the last couple of years in Kamloops for school. She is a new grad of the Animal Health Technology program at TRU and joined our team after spending her practicum with us. Although she will miss the snow, she loves that she now sees the ocean every day and is loving exploring the hiking trails and beautiful sights of Campbell River with her little Siberian Husky, Nibs. She also shares her home with her cuddly and spunky cat named Dad.

 


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Tech Assistant

Hannah moved to Campbell River from New Zealand in 2009. She is a Timberline Secondary School graduate and is pursuing  a post-secondary education at North Island College. In her free time, she  enjoys long distance running, camping and just about any excuse to get outside, rain or shine. She spend a great deal of my time with her cat, Saphy, who is always around to greet her when she returns home from work.