Meet Our Team
Kristalena has been with Central Animal Hospital since May 2015, returning to the Okanagan from London, England where she worked Reception for the Royal Veterinary College. She has a Yorkie named Tufkins, who is her first and only pup.
Monica has always had deep-seated love for animals. Growing up she took care of all the family pets including goldfishes, red-eared sliders, a cockatiel and of course the dogs and cats. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Monica made the move to beautiful BC in 2006 and hasn't looked back. She has spent the past four years working as a veterinary receptionist, helping care for animals and educating clients which she finds tremendously rewarding. Outside of work she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, drawing, photography and spending time with her boyfriend, their 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Autumn graduated from the Veterinary Hospital Assistant Program in Kelowna in 2014 and has worked in our clinic since. She has grown up surrounded by animals on her grandparent’s farm in Lumby. Recently, Autumn and her boyfriend purchased their first home in Vernon. Together they have Arnold and Doug. She is very much into health and fitness and loves to go on outdoor adventures with her dogs.
Emily graduated the Veterinary Technology program at St Lawrence College (Kingston, Ontario) in 2012. After graduating she moved to BC and has been working as a Veterinary Technologist in the Okanagan ever since. She lives with her dog Jackson, and two cats Buffy and Missy. In her spare time she enjoys lots of outdoor activities including hiking with her dog, camping, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
Janet graduated as a Veterinary Technologist from St. Lawrence College in 1995 and has been part of the Central Animal Hospital team since 2004. She has a special interest in working with cats but would never refuse a snuggle with your dog. When not at work she spends her time with her husband, two children, dog and two cats. Her pastimes include paddle boarding, mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.
Laura originally graduated from college with a legal secretarial degree.
She started her veterinary career at a large animal clinic in Moose Jaw,
Sask then continued managing clinics in Whitehorse, YT and Kelowna. Her
love of animals changed her direction of a career. She spends time with her
African Grey – “Lily’ and her dogs Ryla and Chewy. She is thrilled to have
recently joined the staff at Central Animal Hospital.
Corbie graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College (King City, ON) in 2006. She has always had a passion working with animals having grown up on a small farm most of her life. She would always be the one to bring home any stray animals that needed a little care, even helping orphaned kittens for the local SPCA. In her spare time she loves going for hikes and spending as much time in the outdoors as possible. Corbie has two cats named Behr and Jaxx.
Sarah graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC) in 2015. She has always had a passion for animals and health care, having worked in the veterinary field for over 6 years. In her spare time she loves riding her two horses, Hoover and Bailey, and spending time with her cats, dogs and cattle.
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