Jay Cleroux, DVM

Position: Veterinarian

Education:
B. Sc. Zoology – University College of the Cariboo in Kamloops, BC , 1993
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – University of Saskatchewan, 1997

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 1998

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
The diversity and challenges that are a part of my daily work schedule.

Pets:
4 dogs named Coco, Pebbles, Dean and Sam, 1 cat named Pumpkin, 2 horses and 1 mini donkey.

Hobbies:
Mountain & Road Cycling, Hockey, Hiking, Camping, and Running.

Laverne DeYaegher, DVM

Position: Veterinarian

Education:
B. Sc. – Brandon University, 1988
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – University of Saskatchewan, 1992

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 1999

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
That no two days at work are ever the same and especially enjoys seeing the exotic pets, such as birds and pocket pets, that come through the clinic.

Pets:
Laverne has 2 corgis named Zoe and Pooh, 4 cats, numerous chickens, pheasants, pigeons, doves, chinchillas, a rabbit and koi.

Hobbies:
Art, travel, wine, and gardening. Has completed the Okanagan Master Gardener Course.

Charissa Ridderbroek, DVM

Position: Veterinarian

Education:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, 2006

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2007

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
At Rutland Pet Hospital no day is ever the same, and always learning something new. I also really enjoy the Abdominal Ultrasound technology we have.

Pets:
A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Zoof.

Hobbies:
Travelling,  and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and spending time with friends.

Heather Gordon, DVM

Position: Veterinarian

Education:
B. Sc. Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 2006
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – University of Calgary 2014

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2021

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
The variety of cases I get to see and my hilarious co workers.

Pets:
Two cats named Dr. Highwood and Constable Carrots.

Hobbies:
Hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, looking at things under the microscope.

Janice Waldie, DVM

Position: Veterinarian

Education:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1985 with Distinction.

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – Locumed for 10 years, officially joined the team 2020

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Great staff and atmosphere, varied clientele and the variety of patients.

Pets:
A Siamese cat named Dexter and a Golden Retriever named Tobi.

Hobbies:
Camping, horseback riding, travelling, scuba diving, gardening and dancing.

The caring and compassionate veterinarians and staff at Rutland Pet Hospital, located in Kelowna BC, provide quality veterinary care for your small animals.

In our fully equipped animal hospital, our team provides wellness care, diagnostics, surgery, and recovery care for your family’s pets including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles and other exotics.

Kay

Position: Office Manager

Education:
Business Administration Diploma

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 1998

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Working with a team that really cares about what they are doing.

Pets:
2 dogs named Cabo and Toby, 2 cats named Ariel and Jewel and 2 horses named Jazmine and Ember.

Hobbies:
Finding a warm place in the sand and the sun.

Karen

Position: Animal Health Technologist

Education:
Science Degree – University of Calgary
Technician Degree – OLDS College

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2000

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Great team who puts pets 1st, and diverse clientele.

Pets:
2 cats named Denis and Rosie.

Hobbies:
Anything outside! Traveling to new countries, motorcycle riding, dance, and adventure.

Sheila

Position: Animal Health Technologist

Education:
Animal Health Technology – Thompson Rivers University

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 1990

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Sharing the bond people have with their pets.

Pets:
3 Tonkinese cats named Cahlua, Snowflake and Fizzy and a Shetland Sheepdog named Kash.

Hobbies:
Dog Agility with Kash and Gardening

Sarah

Position: Animal Health Technician

Education:
Animal Health Technology – Thompson Rivers University – 2013

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2016

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Helping animals in need and the snack cupboard.

Pets:
A cat named Paul.

Hobbies:
Camping, smiling, gardening, crosswords, pizza eating.

Lisa

Position: Animal Health Technician

Education:
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – 2008

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2019

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Positive, supportive co-workers; a fun group of people!

Pets:
2 dogs named Franco and Apollo.

Hobbies:
Camping, hiking, gardening, cooking, canning.

Leanne

Position: Reception

Education
Trend College’s Vet Assistant Program

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2007

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
The office environment and the team at the clinic. Takes pride in working with animals.

Pets:
A St. Bernard x Lab named Violet, 2 cats named Gabriel and Lucien, 3 goats named Shelia, Lexa and Hamish, 2 horses named Tanner and Damien, 1 mule named Molly and many chickens and guinea fowls.

Hobbies:
Working on her hobby farm and gardening.

Lisa

Position: Veterinary Technician Assistant

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2002

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
No two days are ever the same.

Pets:
2 dogs named Pocket, and Dash, 2 cats named Mully and Zombie and rats.

Hobbies:
Spending time with my two boys and husband. Reading, crafting, watching movies, relaxing (when I can), and the outdoors!

Tamryn

Position:  Veterinary Technician Assistant & Reception

Education:
Medical Office Assistant – 2010

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2014

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Learning new things about animals and treatments.

Pets:
2 Miniature Longhair Dachshunds named Adeline and Daphne and a Persian cat name Hershel.

Hobbies:
Travelling, baking, painting and gardening.

Tori

Position: Reception

Education:
Veterinary Hospital Assistant – Center of Arts & Technology

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2017

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
No day is ever the same!

Pets:
A Border Collie x Australian Kelpie named Kai, an Australian Blue Heeler cross named Vera and a cat named Eli.

Hobbies:
Puzzles, drawing, reading, walking my dogs, travelling, running and eating.

Daryl-Sue

Position: Reception

Education:
Veterinary Hospital Assistant – Center of Arts & Technology

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2019

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Working with various species and a team that treats each other like a family.

Pets:
A German Shepherd x Border Collie named Bear and 4 cats named Baby Jesus, Lilo Pelekai, Mango-Tango and Princess Parmesan.

Hobbies:
Hiking with my dog, spending time with friends and family, quading, road trips and cooking.

Leah

Position: Reception

Education:
Veterinary Office Technician Assistant Program – 2018

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2020

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
My fantastic co workers and all the animals I get to see every day.

Pets:
Three cats named Elephant, Pumpkin and Pancake.

Hobbies:
Eating food, pottery, plants and pickles.

Kaylyn

Position: Reception

Education:
Veterinary Hospital Assistant Certificate

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2020

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
The amazing staff, wonderful clients and the variety of species that we see.

Pets:
A Border Collie X named Maggie and a cat named Smokey. Both adopted from the SPCA.

Hobbies:
Hiking, camping, boating and spending family time with my daughter and husband.

Sara

Position: Reception

Education:
Veterinary Hospital Assistant Certificate

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2021

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
The staff; everyone is super friendly and fun. They are very understanding and the care they have for animals is truly amazing.

Pets:
Two cats named Rouser and Millie, a mouse named Totoro and two rats named Peter and Parker.

Hobbies:
Writing and performing poetry.

Abbey

Position: Veterinary Technician Assistant

Education:
MBSS – Class of 2021
In 1st year Bachelor of Science – UBCO

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2015

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Our clinic cat, Scrat.

Pets:
A Pomeranian named Pebbles, a cat named Pumpkin and three fish.

Hobbies:
Boxing, MMA, piano, guitar, hiking.

Noah

Position: Reception Assistant

Education: MBSS Student

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2021

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
My co workers and getting to be around animals all day.

Pets:
Four dogs named Pebbles, Coco, Dean and Sam, three cats named Casper, Pumpkin and Tony, two horses named Moonie and Fin, one donkey and 2 fish.

Hobbies:
Playing piano and baking.

HOSPITAL CATS

When you visit Rutland Pet Hospital, you will likely see our clinic cat Scrat. Here’s some history on how he came to call the clinic home.

Cajun

June 2, 2010 – January 31, 2019

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Cajun earlier this year. He will forever be in our hearts.

Cajun, an orange tabby, came to the clinic as a stray kitten from the BC SPCA in August, 2010. He was brought in to be examined for a limp on his left hind leg. It was determined by x-rays that he had an old fracture of the femur that had already healed. His leg is a little bit crooked but it was too healed to try and straighten. Thankfully, his left hind leg never gave him any issues.

Scrat

This young brown tabby also came in as a stray kitten from the BC SPCA in July 2011. Like Cajun, he also had a fractured left hind femur but the fracture was recent and was able to be pinned and repaired at Rutland Pet Hospital. It was decided at the time that he would make the perfect playmate for Cajun.

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