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KIANA MCFADDEN-HOULE, RVT  

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Kiana graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at College Boreal in 2016. She obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician status in 2017. What Kiana enjoys most about working in a clinical setting would be taking care of the animals that need help and watching them progressively get better to go on and live happy and healthy lives. On her spare time, Kiana enjoys the outdoors. She loves to fish out in Killarney, hike with her dog Lumen and snowmobile in the winter, She lives with her significant other as well as her fur babies; Lumen the Great Pyrenees mix, her adorable cat Eevee and her three axolotls, Nessie, Zeus and Hercules.

PIERRE DESJARDINS, RVT  

Meet our technicians!

TESSA BERTRAND, VT  

JOSEE NIXON, RVT 

Tessa graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at College Boreal in 2013. Tessa's favorite part of working in the practice would be the social aspect of it, She loves interacting with clients and answering their questions to the best of her abilities, Tessa also likes general surgery and dental cleanings. When she is not at work, Tessa is usually out in the bush with her dogs. She also enjoys fishing, camping, playing competitive dodgeball and making DIY projects, Tessa resides with her three fur babies, Aldo and Abby, two rescued lab mixes as well as her three legged cat Trips.

Josee graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College in 2005 and obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician status in 2007. Josee's favorite parts of working in a small animal practice would be the dynamic that her team brings to the table as well as emergency medicine. When she is not at work, Josee is busy being a mom to two wonderfully energetic boys. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, biking, exploring the outdoors with her family and spending quality time at camp. Josee resides with her husband, her two boys and three cats. Two cornishes; Lily and Zazu as well as her older DSH black cat; Minou. Josee has recently taken on a new role as a Virtual VetTech and will only be helping us with emergencies. 

Pierre graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at College Boreal in 2017 and obtained his Registered Veterinary Technician status later that year. His favorite parts of working in a small animal practice are surgery as well as emergency medicine and interacting with clients. When he isn't at work, Pierre spends a lot of time in the outdoors with his Airedale Terrier Cora. He enjoys camping, being in nature, exploring new provincial parks and spending time with friends and family. Pierre also owns a 40 gallon fresh water aquarium with a variety of tropical fish and has recently adopted a sweet little domestic shorthaired Snowshoe Mix named Giovanni.   

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