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Pam Dean: Office Manager
Pam has numerous years of experience working in Veterinary Clinics. She has worked at clinics in both England and Canada and has been a resident of Strathroy for the past 15 years.
Pam lives with her husband and two teenage children as well as her one eyed pug, Zoey and two cats, Tony and Kitty. In her spare time she is seen running and cycling around town and enjoys competing in Triathalons.
Krissy VanderVloet: Veterinary Technician
In 2005, Krissy graduated from the Veterinary Medical Office Administration course at Ridgetown College. Deciding that she wanted "more!", she enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at St. Clair College in Windsor. Krissy moved to the Strathroy area just over a year ago. We would like to think it is because she really wanted to work at Caradoc, but it may have had something to do with the fact that she was engaged, now married, to Paul who lives just outside of town :) Krissy loves every aspect of being a technician. In particular, her areas of concentration are pet nutrition, surgery and client relations.
When she is not in the clinic, you will find Krissy hard at work on the farm. Krissy, husband Paul, their 2 dogs, Little Debbie a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Bailey the lab, live together on a dairy/horse farm. In addition to husband and dogs, Krissy has 6 horses (Corky, Lacey, Tea, Mugsy, Hannah, and Sugar), and 2 pet goats, brothers Roger and Dodger. Krissy could not imagine a day without animals.
Sarah Stevens: Veterinary Technician
Sarah graduated from Ridgetown College as a veterinary technician in 2001. She has worked in several small animal clinics, as well as for a veterinary microbiologist. Sarah also worked for 9 years at an equine surgical referral hospital. A year and a half ago, Sarah joined the Caradoc team on a part-time basis. Luckily for Caradoc, Sarah now spends more than part-time hours at the clinic. Sarah's areas of expertise include pet supplements and our webstore.
Sarah has a number of pets which include two German Shepherd Dogs (one white, Kya, and one black, River), two cats (Maverick and Jester) and a horse (Alante). Like most veterinary technicians both of her dogs and cats are rescues.
Charlotte Lackey: Veterinary Technician
Charlotte is a graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Ridgetown College, University of Guelph in Ridgetown, Ontario. Following Ridgetown, she completed a month-long externship at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital where she worked with domestic pets as well as exotics/zoo animals.
Charlotte has gained valuable experience while working in London at various small animal practices. She loves to learn and keep current with new techniques and information. She lives in London with her husband Des, sons Seth and Griffin, cats Sadie and Hadley and a Service Dog for Seth through Autism Dog Services. Charlotte enjoys running and yoga, gardening, crocheting and jewellery-making, and spending time with her family.
Bethany Timmers: Veterinary Technician
In April 2010, Bethany graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in Haileybury, ON. RVT( Registered Vet Technician) since September 2010. Born and raised in Strathroy, she knew since she was very young that she needed to help animals. Married to her husband Andrew, she has two daughters, Anabelle and Evelyn, and 3 "fur-babies" Cecilia (8 year old Yellow Labrador), Eli (4 year old Chocolate Labrador), and Dio, Orange tabby DSH.
When not at the clinic, she loves to spend time with her family hiking, swimming, and horseback riding. Also, likes to attending continued education seminars in nutrition, reproduction, and prevention.
Annette Buchner: Veterinary Technician
Annette has been a veterinary technician for over 10 years. She worked for many years in London prior to coming to Strathroy. She has a BA in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Western Ontario, and attended Sheridan College where she studied animal sciences. She enjoys being physically active and is a motorcycle enthusiast. Annette lives in London with her husband Chris.
Chris Benoot: Veterinary Technician
Chris is a Veterinary Technician graduating from the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus. He enjoys anesthetic monitoring and dentistry and takes pride in caring for all pets.
He lives with his wife and son as well as his extended pet family of two dogs and two cats. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing drums and spending time with his family.
April Brethauer: Vet Assistant
April is a recent graduate of the Vet Assistant course at Northern college. She comes to us from her home town of Sarnia. April lives with her other half as well as two cats. During her spare time April is seen around Sarnia playing frisbee and catching the sun.
Kim is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Science, both with Honours Specialization in Biology from the University of Western Ontario. Kim continues, in her spare time, to assist with Caradoc's social media sites.
One of Kim's great pleasures is to run with her chocolate lab, Marlee. Unfortunately Marlee is still in Canada. Kim is able, to foster animals in Melbourne while they find their forever homes. So far, she has fostered dogs, cats and birds!
Mary has recently joined the Cara team. She is a hard working, motivated and is preparing for a vocation in veterinary medicine. Her goal is to become a veterinarian. Mary is learning about veterinary medicine in the best way possible - from the ground up. She will definitely be an asset to her chosen profession.
Emma is another of Cara's volunteers. She is a quiet presence who is able to work diligently at the many tasks required of her. She helps us out two afternoons a week, and we are very grateful for her dedication. Thank you Emma.
You will probably never meet Tim in person. He is "the guy" who works behind the scenes. It is with Tim's expertise and knowledge that Cara's IT systems work as well as they do. Tim often works after hours and on weekend to keep us up and running.
Stella is the newest member of Tim's household. She is keeping them busy, and they wouldn't have it any other way.
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