Dr. Lianne Hawkes graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and started working at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2006. She completed a course to become a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2014 through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She is also a member of the College of Animal Chiropractor Society after completing her certification in 2017. Dr. Hawkes shares her home with her husband, two children, and their dog Fozzie.
Dr. Kimberly Teerhuis completed a bachelor of Science degree at the University of Winnipeg and attended Veterinary school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2010. Dr. Teerhuis has a special interest in Orthopedic surgeries. She has her hands full at home with her husband and two dogs, Abigail and Bailey. Dr. Teerhuis is expecting her first child in 2017.
Dr. Carly Duncan began her veterinary career at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in May 2017, after graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine the same year. She gained experience with us while working two summers as a veterinary student with the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital and previously at Rivers Animal Hospital. She is eager to gain new experience here with us. Dr. Duncan has a three-legged border collie named Lahela with whom she enjoys spending her free time.
Sylvia Navratil graduated from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario in 1983 with her diploma in Animal Health Technology and started with the Pembina Veterinary Hospital shortly thereafter. She has a dog named Forrest, a cat named Hunter and a parrot named Flipper.
Sarah Flood obtained her diploma in Animal Health from NAIT in Alberta in 2007. She moved to Winnipeg in 2008 and started her career at Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital. She worked in emergency until having her son and returned from maternity leave to work with the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2014. Sarah has a special interest in hematology and toxicology. When she's not at work she enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, wildlife photography and antique shopping. Sarah is currently on maternity leave after having her second child.
Tanya Bewski graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in 1995. She started with the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2014. She shares her home with her husband Dylan, sons Brayden and Nathan, dogs Ziggy and Mistletoe, and cats Jorja, Paul and P.J. Tanya enjoys everything about summer and being outside. She also enjoys movies with her family.
Julia Augustus completed the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in 2012 and started at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2014 after a brief period working in Research. She keeps herself busy with her dog, Axel; cat, Butters; and horse, Murphy. She enjoys teaching her animals to do tricks, camping and fishing. Julia also does locum work with the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital.
Kaitlynn Flynn graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Animal Health in 2013 and started at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2014. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. She shares her home with her husband, Cory; their three dogs, Moose, Onyx and Bruin; and their three cats, Bailey, Noodles and Newton. Kaitlynn also likes to open her home to kittens in the foster program run by the Pembina Veterinary Hospital. Kaitlynn works part time with the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital as well.
Kellea Thomson graduated from Red River College Animal Health Technology program in June 2017. She has been working reception with the Pembina Veterinary Hospital since 2014. She lives with her partner, Dave; her two cats, Leelu and Bruce; and dog Daphne. Kellea enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Animal Care / Veterinary Assistants
Sherrie Zemla completed the Veterinary Assistant course through Robertson College in 2012 and started working at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital right after graduation. She keeps herself busy spending time with her boyfriend, Anthony; dog, Mika; cats, Freya, Maya and Mumbles. She keeps a variety of fish and enjoys gardening, digital art and music.
Vivian Campos graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Robertson College in 2017 and started at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital shortly after. She has a daughter who loves to salsa dance and two dogs, Aries and Ricky. Vivian enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as everything about summer.
Denise Poolie started working at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in October 2017 after previously working in a few pet boarding and day care facilities. She has a full house at home with her two teenage sons; three cats, Pablo, Peach and Singe; and 3 dogs, Tinkerbell, Rosco and Zero. She also occasionally works with the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital. Denise enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.
Ashley Bartel completed her Veterinary Assistant certificate in 2015 and has been working with the Pembina Veterinary Hospital since 2014. She has a full house with her husband, Grant; three Newfoundland dogs, Lanfear, Sylphrena and Navani; eight cats, Elayne, Aviendah, Logain, Dallinar, Jasnah, Min, Verin and Alivia; two Axolotls, Kitty and Toothless; and quite a few pet rats! She enjoys showing and breeding her Newfoundland dogs, games of all kinds and metal music.
Kylee Formaniuk is currently attending the University of Manitoba, pursuing a career in Radiation Therapy. She started working with the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2015. She has two cats, Chromie and Kompy, that she shares with her boyfriend, Devon; and a family dog named Rusty. Kylee enjoys snowboarding, playing ringette and exploring Manitoba.
Kim Webster started at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital back in 1982. She did two years of Animal Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She lives with her fiancé, Tim; and their three cats, Charm, Karma and Sherlock. Kim also has some work pets that consist of two guinea pigs and a lovebird as well as a miniature pig named Jolene and a horse that are boarded on the farm. Kim loves country music and a plethora of outdoor activities.
Richelle Grantham started at the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2004 after graduating from Red River College Animal Health Technology in 2000. She is currently completing the Human Resource Management course offered through Red River College and completed her Primary Care Paramedic course in 2006. She has a full house with her husband and four children, their dog Crusher and their cat Blaze. Richelle likes spending time with her family and friends, golfing and at the lake.
Mandy became part of the Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2015 after her owner had to surrender her. Due to the busy nature of both the Pembina Veterinary Hospital and the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital, there had been little thought put into having a clinic cat. That is until Mandy arrived and showed us how easily she fit in. When she came to us she was she was very overweight and has been making great progress through diet and exercise.
Lil’ Bit is the newest member of the Pembina Veterinary Hospital family as of 2017. She was brought in as a stray but quickly won everyone over with her sweet personality and was put into our adoption program. Once again, her personality showed everyone how she could easily fit into our clinic and she joined Mandy as the resident trouble makers.
Sybil is our newest clinic cat. She came into the clinic as a stray that was hit by a car in spring of 2017. She was a complete sweetheart despite having a severely fractured pelvis and leg. After repairing her injuries, Sybil was to be adopted through a local rescue group. Our owner could not let her go, however, and she joined the ranks with Mandy and Lil’ Bit.