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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.

Laverne DeYaegher, DVM © Pink Dragonfly Photography
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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.

Kristen Roberts, DVM

Position: Veterinarian

Education:
Bachelor of Science – University of Calgary, AB – 2004
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – University of Saskatchewan – 2008

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2018

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
The friendly and supportive team that genuinely cares for all of its patients.

Pets:
A cat named Sissy.

Hobbies:
Partner dance; West Coast Swing and Argentine Tango, PADI certified Divemaster; enjoys diving when the opportunity arises and spending time with family whether relaxing at home or travelling abroad.

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.

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Kay Wasylenko

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 Bella and Toby, 2 cats named Ariel and Jewel, 2 horses named Jazmine and Ember and 1 cockatiel named Romeo.

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

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Karen Dufresne

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:
3 cats named Romeo, Denis and Rosie.

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

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Sheila Johnson

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:
2 Tonkinese cats named Cahlua and Snowflake and a Shetland Sheepdog named Kash.

Hobbies:
Dog Agility with Kash and Gardening

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Lisa Tong

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!

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Leanne L’Esperance

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.

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Tamryn Strauss

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.

Hobbies:
Travelling, baking, painting and gardening.

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Sarah Henderson

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 McDermid

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:
A pitbull named Franco.

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

Sarah © Pink Dragonfly Photography

Daryl-Lynn Landon

Position: Reception

Education:
Veterinary Hospital Assistant – Center of Arts & Technology

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2016

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
The amazing staff and diversity in pets.

Pets:
A Mexican rescue named Prudence and 2 cats named Chunk & Meatloaf.

Hobbies:
Gardening, photography, hiking, travelling, hanging out with friends and my animals.

Tori Jenkins

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.

Kiara Dubois

Position: Reception

Education:
Veterinary Hospital Assistant – Center of Arts & Technology

Joined Rutland Pet Hospital – 2019

Favorite Thing About Working at Rutland Hospital:
Learning new things every day and working with people that share the same passion for animals.

Pets:
A horse named Chen, 2 cats named Kobe and Stripes and an African Grey parrot named Echo.

Hobbies:
Riding and competing with my horse, hiking, camping, travelling.

Daryl-Sue Morrison

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.

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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