Ramona- Manager/ AHT
Ramona came to Ospika Animal Hospital in 2000 as a vet tech. Raised on a farm, Ramona was always the animal lover of the family. She decided to turn that passion towards the care of small animals. Now as our Manager she strives to help our animal patients feel safe and our clients informed. Ramona's finds it exciting to be a part of an ever changing profession. Her pet family includes a Golden Doodle named Addie (rescue with Addison's Disease), and a German Shepherd named Gattho, the family protector and hiking partner.
Brenda joined the OAH team in 1996! She is an extremely hard working and is a huge asset to our team. Brenda has an interest in dental work and is a very skilled technician. She owns two rescue dogs. Abi, the pomeranian, is not your typical pampered princess. She loves to be outdoors and playing in the mud. Sophie, a Min-Pin is a lot of energy in a tiny package, just like her mom!
Kelsey is a experienced and skilled member of our RAHT team. With an interest in both medicine and a lifelong love for animals, becoming an Animal Health Tech was a natural choice. Kelsey has a special interest in animal behavior and is currently completing a 2 year course on feline behavior. She loves to chat about behavior and can offer many suggestions to increase your cats quality of life. Kelsey is a compassionate person and loves providing extra TLC to our patients. Her ever growing fur family is comprised of dogs Avery, Rose, Fable and Walter, cats Stuart and Harriette, a ball python named Matilda and a Tortoise named Hawkins. Kelsey dreams of having a retirement home for elderly rescue dogs.
Ally - RAHT -
Ally brings to our team several years experience from an emergency clinic. She grew up with lots of dogs, surrounded by family in the dog showing world. Ally has always been passionate about veterinary medicine. She has excellent technical skills, and has an interest in dog training and behavior. She feels strongly about helping fearful animals feel comfortable at the clinic, and loves being part of positive puppy visits. Ally could open her own zoo. She has 4 dogs (Sonar, Zara, Fievel, Crash and Meep), 4 cats (Opal, Quinto, Puma Thurman and Olive Oyl), a tortoise (Morla) and has recently adopted a rabbit named Olga. Ally also enjoys fostering puppies and misunderstood dogs. Ally's motto in life is more dogs = more happiness!
Maya is a very kind an caring member of our RAHT team. She has always had a strong connection to animals and wanted to pursue a career to help them. Maya has a big heart and her calm and quiet demeanor makes her a favorite of our patients. She always makes an effort to gain her patients trust and make their trip to the vet as pleasant as possible. Maya also enjoys sharing her knowledge and educating clients. She and her partner have 4 adopted cats- Dickens, Agro, Harlow and Peregrin, most of whom would have been unadoptable. She also shares her home with two dogs, Nova and Rook. Maya always opens her doors to animals in need and often fosters orphaned kittens. Maya provides excellent patient care and her thoughtfulness and compassion make her a valuable asset to OAH.
Sydney - RAHT
Sydney has always had a passion for both science and animals, and found veterinary medicine to be the perfect combination of both. After doing a practicum with us while attending Thompson Rivers University we are elated that she's decided to permanently join our team. Sydney is wonderful to have around, she's always smiling and is great with patients and clients alike. Her goal is to provide the best care she can for her patients to improve their quality of life. Since Dr. Liukaitis joined our team Sydney has paired up with her to focus on exotic anesthesia. Sydney has the smallest animal family of any of our staff, having only one cat named Roz. (We'll fix that soon!) With her chipper and caring personality we are so glad she's decided to stay at Ospika. We look forward to seeing what special interests Sydney develops as she continues in this career.
Hailey is an eager new grad who came to us after graduation from GPRC. She is enthusiastic about the field and already has great technical skills. Hailey is interested in learning more about emergency medicine, making our clinic a great fit for her. Hailey has a beautiful Shetland Sheepdog named Emma and a cat named Sailym. We look forward to watching Hailey grow as a tech.
Cassandra - AHT
Cassandra has decided to return to us after graduating as Vet Tech from Thompson Rivers University. Cass returned with her always peppy attitude and a whole collection of new skills. She does an excellent job and always takes great care of our patients. We are very excited to having Cass as a permanent fixture on our team and look forward to watching her grow in this career.