Debra grew up on a farm in Northern Alberta where she developed a strong work ethic. She joined our team in 2005 and we often say, “If you need something done, ask Deb.”
She now resides in the Kootenays with her husband. Deb enjoys spending time with her family which has grown with the addition of grandchildren. Deb has 1 Siamese cat named Luna. She also has a particular interest in chickens and has developed a small flock of her own.
Annette and her husband have lived in the Slocan Valley since 2001. Her interests are multi-faceted, ranging from natural pursuits such as gardening, hiking to peaceful activities such as reading, writing, fine art, singing, learning the bass guitar, sewing and cooking up a storm. She currently shares her home with two dogs, the lovely Twilight and Helix, and their kitties, Star and Dipper. In her garden also reside several pond fishies. Voted most likely to assist with any rodent visits, Annette is our resident rodent whisperer.
Patti joined our team in May of 2002 – if you’re not sure which one she is, she will be the one regaling our clients with a selection of her many jokes!
Between working at our hospital and her other job as a Court Reporter, she’s a pretty busy girl. Patti is now remarried, having raised her two wonderfulsons who have flown the coop and are successfully on their way. If she wasn’t busy enough, Patti has a gorgeous three-legged boy named Luka, and three sweet kitty-cats named Toby, Mya & Kiwi.
Patti’s hobbies include playing tuba in the Nelson Community Band, sunbathing, gardening, dancing, jogging, walking, baking and laughing. She feels that she is one lucky lady to be able to work with such wonderful people and to meet the extraordinary clientele that we have at the hospital!
Client Care Specialist
Nerissa along with her husband and two young children moved back to Nelson after living in the Lower Mainland for many years. Since being back they have bought their first house, adopted a troublesome cat named Chestnut, and two Indian Runner Ducks. Nerissa and her family enjoy spending time outdoors and being with family.
Client Care/Veterinary Assistant.
Iyla was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast in BC and came to the Kootenays in 2006 to escape the rain. Born an animal lover, she is always willing to help an animal in need. She lives with her young child, as well as a dog, two cats, and some smaller pets. All of her pets have special medical needs. She has a special interest in small exotic pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters. She also enjoys working with birds.
Client Care Specialist
Jacy was born and raised in Salmo, B.C. In October of 2013 she moved to Kelowna and attended The Centre of Arts and Technology (CATO) where she worked towards her Veterinary Hospital Assistant (VHA) certificate.
In June of 2014 she graduated from CATO and decided she wanted to return to the beautiful mountains of the Kootenays. She began work at Selkirk Veterinary Hospital in July of 2014. She is currently living in Salmo with her two cats, Claude and Izzie, although, you can also find her fostering an extra kitten from the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. Some of her hobbies include wildlife rehabilitation, photography, journalism, sports, and volunteering in her community!
Heather grew up in Scotland and became a certified Veterinary Technician in 2005. In 2006 she came to Canada and started work in Grand Forks at a veterinary clinic where she gained experience in small animal emergency care. In 2010 Heather hit the road again to Okotoks, AB. While she was there she had practical training in laser therapy and also participated in the implementation of a new veterinary clinic. Heather has now settled down on a farm in Winlaw, BC with her husband, daughter, and multiple pets. She joined our team at Selkirk Veterinary Hospital in July 2015 as a Veterinary Technician, although, you’ll sometimes see her smiling face behind the Reception desk. In her free time, Heather is also a certified Scuba Diver, enthusiastic scrapbooker, and devoted volunteer at her daughter’s school.
Registered Animal Health Technician
Angie knew she wanted to be in this field of work at a very young age, and started working as a kennel assistant in 2005. From there, she moved to Coquitlam to complete her schooling as a Technician.
Once she graduated from Douglas college in 2009, she stayed in the Coquitlam area and worked locally at a clinic for a couple years. However, Angela moved back to Nelson after realizing how much she loved and missed the area and her family.
Once Angela moved back, she met her boyfriend who she now lives with along with 3 dogs (Tyka, a Shepherd/Husky X, Luna, a Lab/Golden Retriever X, and Brewzer, a Border Collie X) 2 cats (Java the Tortishell, and Chaalie a Domestic Short Hair), and a Python named Alfred. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities like camping, hiking and fishing.
Registered Animal Health Technician
Caroline is a registered Veterinary Technician who graduated in 2007 with honors from Ridgetown College-University of Guelph. She took a bit of a longer road to discovering that this is what she was meant to do, with trials of University in Calgary and backpacking Australia and New Zealand. Upon her return to Canada she continued working in a 24hr emergency veterinary clinic ICU while she got her diploma as a Veterinary Technician.
Since graduating she has moved around, worked and traveled the world with her husband and pets, most recently returning from a year in Glasgow, Scotland. The whole family including the cat Beans and dog Wicket, made the trip and filled their time with travel.
Now finally settled in Nelson, Caroline is excited to share in all the outdoor opportunities it has to offer. She enjoys photography and skiing in her free time.