Registered Veterinary Technicians
Bonnie, BSc, RVT
Bonnie joined the EWAH team shortly after the clinic opened in 2015 and works as a Registered Veterinary Technician. After pursuing two Bachelor of Science degrees, she decided to enroll in NAIT’s Animal Health Technology program and graduated in 2013. She was born and raised on an acreage west of Edmonton, and still has a love for the outdoors and tranquility of the country. She was adopted by three cats and also has a big, happy-go-lucky mutt named Simon. She can often be found on the city trails, either pounding out miles in training for another marathon or just enjoying a leisurely pace with her 4-legged companion.
Molly Sharp, RVT
Molly joined the Edmonton West Animal Hospital Team in May 2019 as a practicum student. After graduating from the AHT program at Olds College Molly began working as a Registered Veterinary Technologist at EWAH. Alongside working at the hospital Molly is currently attending MacEwan University to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree. Molly has two cats at home named Rudy and Aldo. She enjoys an active lifestyle of playing hockey and working out. Molly’s love for animals is demonstrated in her work at the hospital caring for your furry family members!
Mandy Lin, BSc, RVT
Mandy discovered her passion for animals at a young age and had always wanted to pursue a career working with animals. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health at the University of Alberta, and completed the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT. Mandy joined the EWAH team in May 2017. When she is not at work she is at the gym training hard, competing with Kaitlan for steps on fitbit, and hanging out with the people she loves the most! Mandy has 3 furry family members, cats named Miki, Blue and Chad!
Caresse Brochu, RVT
I have been in the veterinary field since 2005 and I graduated from NAIT Animal Health with honors in 2008 and have been in small animal practice ever since. I live in Edmonton with my husband, 2 young sons and a daughter.
We have 3 cats Ashes, Wellington & Jellybean, and a dog named Azura.
Winter is not my favorite season. I can’t wait for the summer months to roll around as I enjoy spending time outdoors camping with my family and friends, taking walks and going to the movies.
Stephanie Traub, RVT
Stephanie has been practicing as a Registered Veterinary Technologist since she graduated in 2014 from Lakeland College. She was born and raised in Edmonton but has moved around and has worked as a tech on Vancouver Island and Southern Alberta but recently has moved back to Edmonton. She and her son both enjoy taking their dog Lyric, who is a shepherd mix, for walks. She also enjoys snowboarding in her free time off work.
Miranda MacDonald, RVT
Miranda first joined the EWAH team in 2017 as an assistant. Afterward, she went to Olds College to complete the animal health technology program and graduated in 2019 and then returned to EWAH to work as a veterinary technologist. Miranda’s favorite part about working with small animals is dental cleanings. On her days off she loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and 12-year-old dog Mia. And she also loves going to her friend’s farm to ride their horses.
I am fairly new RVT at Edmonton West Animal Hospital. I graduated from Fairview College in 2021. I have been with Edmonton West Animal Hospital for almost 2 years.I have always grown up around animals and truly love what I do and proud to be apart of the team. I love tending to our Hospital patients, pulling blood, and placing catheters. On my days off you can catch me going out with Friends or watching a good comedy movie at home. My long term goal is to work in Africa one day on a safari!
I grew up in Saskatoon. I graduated from Olds College in 2006 from Animal Health Technology. I have been working for EWAH for 2 years now as an RVT. I have 2 kids, a husband and 2 dogs, Madison a chocolate lab and Lacy a beagle. In my spare time I enjoy Horseback riding, camping, paddle boarding, gardening, puzzles, hiking, and spending time with my family.
Michelle first joined Edmonton West Animal Hospital as a practicum student and after graduating from Lakeland College in June 2021 has been with the team ever since practicing as an RVT. At home Michelle enjoys time with her two dogs, Molly and Murphy and looks forward to a future of caring for many more furry companions.
Animal Care Assistants
Kaitlan grew up in a remote Northern Albertan village. She was drawn to the big city in pursuit of a B.Sc. Specialization in Animal Biology, which she obtained in 2014. Kaitlan joined the EWAH team in October 2017, shortly after an internship at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton. When she’s not doting over every single animal that comes through the clinic, she enjoys heavy weightlifting sessions at the gym, competing with Mandy for steps on fitbit, reading, watching movies, and listening to music.
Michaela was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC. She moved to Edmonton in 2015 to pursue a BSc in Animal Health at the University of Alberta, and is going into her fourth year of her degree in the fall. Aside from working at Edmonton West, Michaela copes with the long Alberta winters by playing soccer, going to the gym, and painting. She has three furry members in her family, two cats named Lucy and Pumpkin, and her German Shepherd named Stella.
Janelle has been in the vet field for 8 years as a vet receptionist and assistant starting off in a clinic in Newfoundland she grew to love working with both animals and people. She has worked with dogs, cats, bunnies and spent a little time working in a pet store with reptiles. She spent some time in another clinic in Edmonton before finding her home with us. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and reading.
Crystal grew up in Medicine Hat and has always loved animals from a young age. Always bringing them home to take care of them. She has had many animals throughout her life from cats and dogs to snakes, degues, and a bunny named Jack. Every summer as a kid she would help out on her Great Grandma’s chicken farm and loved every minute of it. Crystal comes from a family of animal lovers with almost every member having either a dog or 1, 2, or 3 cats. Crystal moved to Edmonton in 2015 and is working towards becoming an RVT to continue her career helping animals. In her downtime she enjoys snowboarding, lifting weights at the gym, golfing, and biking. Crystal can always be found spending time with her furbaby Capone and taking him out for adventures in his kitty backpack.
I’ve always loved animals, from exotics to small ones, my interest in them continuously grows. Having my dog Kiba by my side especially adds to the fun! Since January 2022, when I started my practicum at EWAH to eventually working here, I’ve gained plenty of knowledge in regards to the vet med field and I am happy to apply this experience to my future in veterinary medicine!
Parsa was born and raised in Iran and he moved to Edmonton in 2018 to pursue a BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He grew up in an animal-loving family and had pets such as hamsters, finches, turtles, and dogs. He currently lives with his cat, Joji. Parsa’s ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian and he’s making the most use of his experience at Edmonton West Animal Hospital to familiarize himself with the nature of this occupation. When not at the clinic or in school, he likes to volunteer at biology labs, workout, cook, and stroll the river valley area.
Aurora grew up in a rural Albertan town where her family raised cattle and also had many cats and dogs. Growing up she had a passion for rescuing wildlife and doting on all of her family’s pets which transpired into a desire to pursue Veterinary Medicine. She worked at a feedlot for years and wished to pursue Production Animal Health. However, she joined the EWAH team in 2021 after completing her BSc in biology at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus, to gain more companion animal experience. Her time at EWAH has shone a light on her excitement and passion for small animal medicine which she now dreams to pursue alongside production animal health. In her spare time, she enjoys volleyball, snowboarding, and creating artwork.
Gagan recently moved to Canada from India in June 2022 and joined the EWAH team in July 2022 as an accountant. He graduated with a Bachelors of commerce degree and masters in economics from India. Gagan always has been an animal lover and had two Labradors of his own! Buzo and Addy. Since he has always loved animals, he really enjoys working at EWAH. Apart from work, he is a National level Gold medalist in fencing and during his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, and painting. He is an avid painter and enjoys painting in his free time as well.
When I was a kid I always loved taking care of animals. Now that I’m a part of Edmonton West Animal Hospital I can extend my love for animals to other people from all walks of life. The work I did at WHARF completely changed my life for the better. I have had to take care of so many feral cats at this point I can work with anything the clinic throws at me. My cat Babes has gotten me through the toughest and best parts of my life, all the way from Newfoundland where I rescued her right up to here and now. To know that when she needs a check-up, she’s in safe hands with those I now call friends is all I can ask for. If you ever need help with any questions you might have or need a recipe or two for some pet-friendly treats I’m the girl to ask for!
A few things about me. I love all animals and have owned most furry house pets and many reptiles when my children were younger. I have been in the animal business for over 20 yrs doing things from being an animal cruelty agent, pet store manager to a vet receptionist and have fostered for many different agencies as well. I also did pet sitting and dog walking before moving to Edmonton 3 yrs ago. At this time besides enjoying the company of family, I have 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a turtle.