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. In addition, Dr. Hawkes is also trained in endoscopy. She shares her home with her husband, two children, and their dog Fozzie.
Dr. Erika Anseeuw graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1997. She moved to Manitoba after graduation specifically for the outdoor opportunities as she is an avid outdoors person. We were very excited when she joined our team at Pembina Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2018. Dr. Anseeuw has a keen interest in small animal surgery, reproduction and behaviour. She gained extensive experience in many types of surgery due to working for the Winnipeg Humane Society for many years. In her spare time, she likes crafting, fishing and picking mushrooms in the woods. She lives with her teenage son and her two dogs, Cedar & Gunny, and her cat named Piplip.
Dr. Paul Holland graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2014 and after working for 5 years in the Greater Toronto area, he moved westward to settle in Winnipeg where he started with Pembina Veterinary Hospital in March of 2020. He is most interested in Internal Medicine but enjoys all aspects of providing assistance to pet parents as a general practitioner. If not at the clinic he is probably relaxing at home with his coresident felines Kimchi and Phoebe. Otherwise, he may be out discovering his next favourite place to eat or exploring the outdoors with his partner and their whippet named Atlas.
Dr. Melissa Cavanagh completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree at the University of Manitoba before attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She joined the team at Pembina Veterinary Hospital in 2021.
She is passionate about the human-animal bond and the important role pets play in their humans’ lives. Dr. Cavanagh is Fear Free Certified.
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, reading, crafting, and travel. She lives with her partner Spencer, their cats Clementine and Yoshi, and dogs Maggie and Whiskey.
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.
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.
Ada Pinho graduated in 2013 from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon, SK, as a Veterinary Technologist. She immediately started working for Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital, but after 5 years, she stepped away to work at a few different regular day practices. In 2020, she returned to work full-time at Pembina Veterinary Hospital and is enjoying the mix of emergencies and complex cases along with the classic elective surgeries, dentals and wellness exams. Having discovered she was a cat lady early on, Ada shares her home with her own cats, a husband, and has thrown herself into fostering kittens for various rescues, with a special interest in neonates requiring bottle feeding and more critical care. To help address the root of the problem, she also volunteers her skills and time with the subsidized neuter clinics of the CARE Outreach Program.
Brooke Bell joined the Pembina team shortly after graduating from the University of Winnipeg with her Science degree in Bioanthropology. She has always been passionate about animals and has two cat children of her own, Penelope and Felix. She is an avid outdoorswoman, and she feels most at home when surrounded by nature, regardless of the season! When she’s not at work, Brooke enjoys reading, watching movies and exploring new places.
Vivian Campos graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Roberson 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.
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 has the HR Management certificate from 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.
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.