Kathy grew up on a farm in Southeastern Saskatchewan and was always surrounded by animals. Her love of animals led her to a career as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in Saskatoon and shortly after moved to the Lower Mainland to begin her career. She has worked at various vet clinics in the Lower Mainland for over 25 years. She has also ran her own pet sitting business, Panda’s Pet Services, for the past 20 years specializing in cats and has a special interest in caring for those that need extra medical care and attention. Kathy has a Border Collie X named Buddy who competes at the top level in agility. Buddy, being a fearful rescue dog, has taught Kathy many things about fearful and stressful behavior signs and this knowledge has been passed on to help those stressed and apprehensive dogs and cats that come into the clinic to make their visit a more positive experience. Kathy also shares her home with her cat, Awesome Possum, and with 3 human family members, Neil, Zoey and Chris.
Paulina was born in Vancouver, BC. Growing up, her family always had pets; mainly two dogs but has also had cats, hamsters, birds and fish. Being the daughter of a veterinarian, she has always had a passion and strong interest in animals. As a child she has always wanted to work in the veterinary field, and has been very fortunate over the years to be able to fulfill her dream with animals. Paulina has a Papillon X, Miszek, and a cat, Kisza.
Emiesha was born in North Vancouver and moved to Squamish where she grew up and went to school. After completing high school she spent her time volunteering at the SPCA and at a dog rehabilitation and training center, where she worked with dogs on training, commands, agility, and pack walks. She attended Granville Business College and completed the VOA program in 2015. Since then she has worked at a hospital in Squamish and recently moved back to North Vancouver to work at Lonsdale Pet Hospital. Her hobbies include, yoga and baseball, road trips, cooking notorious meals, or you can catch her at the beach with a good book and her dogs! Her fur family includes: Emily the pittie, Opie the Chihuahua, Kali the Calico Cat, and her birds. Make sure you ask her about nutrition and your pets as she’s taking the MCRC Nutritional Counselor program.