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. 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.
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.
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.
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; cats, Butters and Sushi; 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 graduated from Seneca College in King City, ON in 2013. After working for one year in Toronto, she moved to Winnipeg and procured a job where her hours were split between Pembina Veterinary Hospital and Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital. While in Winnipeg, Kaitlynn became interested in rehabilitation and in 2017, she passed the exam and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. She has helped many happy canine and feline patients and you can follow her on Facebook at Head to Tail Rehabilitation. She currently is working full-time at the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital as a RVT. During the day she works out of her Head to Tail Rehabilitation office at one of our sister clinics, Regent Avenue Veterinary Clinic, where she has access to an underwater treadmill and lots of other cool rehab equipment.
Being a lover of Newfoundland, Kaitlynn’s first dog was a Landseer named Moose. She has since acquired a new silver Newfoundland, Puffin and a rescue-fail Husky cross-named Toby. She already had an adult cat named Bailey but after a few of her kitten fostering experiences, Noodles, a feisty grey troublemaker, and Newton, a brown tabby who likes wearing sweaters, joined the family.
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 her dogs, Daphne and Indy. Kellea enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Nicole Beaton graduated from Red River College in May 2018. She has been working for Pembina Veterinary Hospital as a vet assistant since May 2017, and is now one of our full-time vet techs. She is an avid horse person and spends her spare time working at the barn where her horse, Zariyah is boarded and doing respite with special needs kids. Nicole shares her home with her husband and 2 fur babies; Lucy her dog and Morty her cat. She has a special spot in her heart for ferrets and is looking forward to taking care of all species.
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 dog, Mika; cats, Freya, Maya and Mumbles. She keeps a variety of fish and enjoys gardening, digital art and music.
Emily Barkhouse graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in April 2017. She has been working at Pembina Veterinary Hospital since September 2017, to gain the knowledge and skills to help her pursue her goals, in hopes of attending vet school at WCVM in the future. Emily has a passion for animals, music and film. In her spare time, she plays soccer and plays guitar.
Cheyenne Dowler is a pre-veterinary medicine student at the University of Manitoba. She started working at Pembina Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2018. Her passion and love for animals is what drives her to work hard and gain as much knowledge as possible in the animal field. Cheyenne enjoys the outdoors, she likes to go hiking and exploring new places when she doesn’t have her nose in a textbook. She lives with her family and their 2 rescue dogs, Hendrix and Cajun.
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.
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.
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.