Our Careteam

Angie

Office Manager, Client Service Representative

Angie was always surrounded by her family pets while she was growing up in Scarborough; animals have been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. After many years of working in another industry, Angie realized she wanted to pursue her true passion: caring for pets and compassionate animal owners just like herself!

Angie first came to Markham Veterinary Clinic when helping a friend—and a longtime client of Markham Veterinary Clinic’s—take her cat to the vet. Angie’s friend overheard that there was a position available for part-time work, and encouraged Angie to follow her animal-care dream and apply. In the spring of 2000, Angie joined the hospital family and has been happily serving the needs of pets and clients here ever since!

Around the clinic, Angie is responsible for everything from scheduling and payroll to human resources tasks and performance evaluations. She’s particularly fond her role in human resources, and loves organizing and scheduling to best meet the needs of her fellow staff members, the clinic’s clients, and pet owners’ beloved animal companions. Most of all, Angie loves being a part of a team that provides life-long support and education to pet parents.

At home, Angie lives with her husband, their two daughters, and a laid-back cat named Hunter. Growing up with two girls in his domain, Hunter has had to put up with wearing outfits, sleeping in doll beds, and being carried around like a baby!

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Cindy

Client Service Representative

Cindy grew up in Toronto, where her family regularly kept dogs around the house. Cindy has always loved meeting people and their pets, and knew that a career in animal medicine would be both fulfilling and fun. She’s been a member of the Markham Veterinary Clinic team for over 26 years!

Working in client relations here at the clinic, Cindy enjoys the social aspect of her job; interacting with pet owners and her fellow staff members every day is a true joy. She also likes spending time with each and every pet who visits the clinic, and still is able to learn something new every day.

Cindy and her husband have two boys, two daughter-in-laws, and two grandchildren. When she’s not working here at the hospital, Cindy enjoys attending her children and grandchildren’s various sports activities—she considers herself the ultimate fan!

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Halia

Veterinary Assistant, Client Service Representative

Halia became a veterinary professional not only because of her love of pets, but so that she could act as an advocate for animals in need. She wanted to do more than volunteer with pets at animal shelters; she wanted to prevent them from ending up there in the first place! Now, Halia gets to help pets and their owners regularly as a Veterinary Assistant and Client Service Representative here at Markham Veterinary Clinic.

A native of Scarborough, Halia first started here at the clinic as a volunteer. Shortly afterward, she was offered a position as a Veterinary Assistant. A year and a half later, she was cross-trained in the Client Service Representative position and has happily been serving the hospital’s clients at the front desk ever since.

Currently, Halia is enrolled in the practical nursing program at Centennial College. She hopes to apply much of what she’s learned at the clinic to the human medical field one day! Around the hospital, Halia enjoys caring for lodging patients on the weekends, seeing adorable new puppies and kittens, and working with a caring, compassionate team of pet lovers.

At home, Halia and her family live with a black-and-white cat named Hunter, who enjoys lounging around the house and playing with his catnip toys.

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Kelly

Practice Manager, Veterinary Technician

Growing up here in Markham, Kelly rescued stray cats, baby birds, squirrels, and even an ailing bat. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t love caring for the earth’s creatures. For her, a career in the animal care field simply makes sense: it allows her to pursue her love of science, advocate for those who don’t have a voice, and be around animals and their loving owners every day!

Kelly was first hired by Markham Veterinary Clinic as a part-time student employee in 1989. After attending Ridgetown College and graduating as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1996, she continued working here as a Tech and has done so ever since. Kelly is now the Practice Manager and still works as a Veterinary Technician a few days a week.

Medically, Kelly is a big fan of dermatology work, and loves the challenge of diagnosing and treating complicated skin and ear conditions. She’s also passionate about client education, and finds that discussing proper pet care techniques with animal owners is the most satisfying part of her job.

When she’s not caring for the area’s pets here at the clinic, Kelly enjoys reading and listening to music. She lives just outside of Markham with her husband, their two beautiful daughters, and a fun-loving boxer named Dazey.

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Kerri

Veterinary Assistant

Kerri has enjoyed the company of animals ever since her early years growing up in Scarborough, Ontario. For her, pets are a natural mood-enhancer—why not spend time around the animals she loves so much while working to make a difference in the lives of others? Kerri is proud to serve the pets and animal parents of Markham as a Veterinary Assistant!

After a brief foray into another career field, Kerri enrolled herself in a veterinary assistant course to study animal care. She wanted to supplement her studies with real-world experience in a veterinary hospital—that’s when she joined the team here at Markham Veterinary Clinic. Kerri particularly likes feeding and walking the clinic’s visiting dogs, and she also loves to administer medication.

At home, Kerri has several pets of her own. She shares her life with three feline companions: Baby, a young black cat; Stumpy the orange tabby; and another orange tabby named Skrinklez.

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Lianne

Registered Veterinary Technician

Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Lianne was constantly saving baby rabbits, ducks, or any other wildlife she stumbled upon. Whenever the family dog needed to take medication, she was the one volunteering to administer it. Early on, it became clear that Lianne was destined for a career in the veterinary world! Now she’s a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Markham Veterinary Clinic.

Lianne attended Lake Superior State University to study biology before earning her degree in veterinary technology at St. Clair College. After her husband graduated with his degree, the couple moved to Markham, where Lianne discovered Markham Veterinary Clinic and jumped at the chance to apply. She’s been a member of the clinic family since the summer of 2007.

Medically, Lianne enjoys anesthesia work, nursing care and performing dental cleanings. Most of all, she loves the constant challenge and excitement of her work—being able to make a difference in a pet or owner’s life makes it all worth it!

Lianne and her husband, Andrew, live in Whitby with their two Golden Retrievers, Murphy and Fred. In her spare time, Lianne enjoys personal fitness—every day, she and Andrew go to a boot camp that focuses on quality nutrition and high-intensity interval training. At a recent competition there, Lianne won first place with her five-minute and 20-second plank!

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Lorraine

Registered Veterinary Technician

Lorraine has been passionate about animal care ever since she was young. As a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Markham Veterinary Clinic, she’s able to truly make a difference in the lives of pets every single day!

Lorraine grew up in a small town north of Markham, and began her studies in veterinary medicine right after high school. She graduated from Seneca College in 1996 and passed her exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. In December of 2002, after being referred by an acquaintance of hers, Lorraine joined the Markham Veterinary Clinic team and has been here ever since.

When she’s not at work, Lorraine enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the great outdoors on her rural property. She shares her home with Jade, an elderly Border collie, and her daughters’ guinea pig, Fudge.

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Sheila

Veterinary Assistant

Sheila’s inspiration to help animals came from her mother, who rescued a neglected shepherd/collie mix named Scamp when Sheila was young. Seeing Scamp transform from an unkempt, malnourished animal to one of the most loving and faithful dogs that Sheila has ever known made a permanent impression! Ever since, she’s felt an innate compassion and respect for pets, and has always wanted to give something back. Now, Sheila gets to help animals daily as a Veterinary Assistant.

Sheila is a Markham native, and first started here at the hospital on a volunteer basis. She lent her time to the clinic for 15 wonderful years, and always found herself in awe of the warmth, skill, and compassion the hospital team showed to visiting pets and their owners. When the opportunity arose to become an employee herself, Sheila didn’t hesitate!

In her time away from work, Sheila enjoys spending time with her extended family around Markham, gardening, biking, reading, and going on long walks with her dog, Tugg.

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Lauren

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren grew up in Markham, where she developed an intense passion for horses early on. Caring for her own horse gave her a deep appreciation for the world of animal medicine, and she knew that she would love to help others’ pets as a medical professional. Lauren is thrilled to gain hands-on experience here at Markham Veterinary Clinic, and hopes to become a licensed veterinarian herself in the future!

Lauren was still in high school when she secured a cooperative career placement with Markham Veterinary Clinic. She spent her mornings from February to June of 2017 helping pets here at the hospital, and was offered a job as a Veterinary Assistant shortly after completing her course requirements. Lauren finds that she especially likes getting to meet a wide variety of pet personalities on a daily basis, and she makes it her goal to treat each and every furry visitor to the hospital as if they were her very own.

Much of Lauren’s free time is spent doting on her own animal companions at home. She has two cats, Ollie and Daisy, who enjoy eating and sleeping their days away; a rabbit named Pancake who likes roaming outdoors on his harness; and her horse, JC, whose favorite pastimes include grazing on grass and munching on treats.

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Victoria

Veterinary Assistant

Victoria recalls playing “veterinarian” with her sister when they were young, tending to stuffed animals and nursing them back to full health. She’s been passionate about animal care for as long as she can remember! Now, Victoria gets to do more than pretend: she cares for the area’s pets hands-on as one of Markham Veterinary Clinic’s Veterinary Assistants.

Victoria is a Markham native and first began serving here at the clinic as a co-op student during her junior year of high school. When the school year ended, she was offered a job! Victoria has been here ever since, and is thrilled to continue learning about veterinary science and getting to meet a wide variety of pets on a daily basis. Ultimately, she hopes to study veterinary medicine in the future and become a licensed veterinarian herself.

Outside of her interests in animal care, Victoria enjoys horseback riding and playing music. She’s a guitarist, and is currently teaching herself how to play the piano!

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