Reception/Assistant

 

    Paige came to Little Creek Vet with 2 years of veterinary reception experience and has settled right into her role as a receptionist at Little Creek! Paige’s favourite part about being a receptionist at a veterinary clinic is building strong relationships with clients and their fur children. She is currently enrolled at Mount Royal University and she is working towards achieving an English degree and an after-degree in Education. Paige has two of her own fur children. Clyde is her handsome orange cat who is 10 years young, as he is still playful like a kitten! Oakley is her gorgeous black, flat-coated retriever cross. Oakley was a rescue, so he does have his silly quirks, but everyone around him learns to love all of those quirks. Paige is not specifically a dog-person or a cat-person, but simply an animal person- Paige does not discriminate, she loves them all!

    Paige is very eager and proud to now be a part of such a caring and supportive team at Little Creek, and she cannot wait to grow close with all of the clients and their adorable fur-children!


Emily

 

    Emily Cole has been part of the team since mid 2016. She enjoys working as a Veterinary assistant and receptionist at Little Creek.  She graduated from The Centre of Arts and Technology in Kelowna with a VHA certification in 2009.  

    Having worked at a number of clinics and hospitals in southern Alberta, including Fish Creek Pet Hospital, she is excited to be part of the Little Creek family and to gain some experience with the alternative practices available.  She loves working with all animals, especially cats and is becoming known as the "cat whisperer" in the clinic.

    Emily and her fiancé are kept very busy with their household of rescued animals.  Which includes Bender a Golden Retriever mix who is the sweetest soul and just loves to give kisses. Most recent is Dottie a German Shepherd rescued at 4 weeks old with a broken back leg! She knows how to get into trouble and keeps everyone on their toes including the cats. Zoey and Chili, two needy Siamese mixes that get along most of the time. 

    Originally from Lethbridge, Emily and her fiancé are getting used to the city life and enjoy taking the dogs to fish creek park and going to the markets along with being close to the mountains.

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    Deanna Dalziel has over 16 years of experience volunteering with rescue foundations, fostering, pet sitting and working in animal hospitals, Deanna Dalziel greatly enjoys having come out of semi-retirement to work as a part time receptionist in the fun and caring environment that Little Creek offers to its clients, patients and staff alike.  Deanna enjoys the mixed culture of holistic and western medicine practiced at Little Creek Vet Clinic. 
 
    Deanna’s ‘full-time’ passion is the operation of Purr Furred Pet Sitting Inc.  Purr Furred caters to small pets of all types but Deanna’s special love is for cats, paying close attention to the physical and mental well-being that staying home alone can create and making it as stress free as possible for each, and every one.  For more information see purrfurredpetsitting.ca.
 
    Deanna and her husband Paul have recently moved out of the city to the small town of Langdon where they are enjoying the peacefulness of country living, pursuing new hobbies such as, bird watching, and learning how to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
 
    Deanna and Paul share their home with Flower, a 16-year-old cat from Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue who has been with Deanna since she was a kitten.  And Tank, a 2-year-old pup from Fur Ever Homes Rescue. 

 

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   Kaia Lange is a member of our fantastic support staff! From reception, assisting and keeping the vets in check; she does it all! She has been with us since a few months after we opened, but has been working in a vet clinic for the past 6 years. She has 3 dogs – Kona a rescue believed to be a mix of shepherd and collie, Loki who is a pit bull cross who is also a registered Therapy Dog and Murphy, who is a golden retriever.

  When Kaia is not working, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors. She spends most of her time with family and friends out at their cabin with their dogs. Currently Kaia is upgrading her schooling as she has an aspiration to become a vet technician.

 

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    Alison Stephens works as the Assistant to holistic veterinarian Dr. Wanda Vockeroth at the Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. This holistic approach to pet health care and well-being offers alternative therapies, supplements and nutrition, in additional to conventional or western veterinary medicine. Alison is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and holds membership with both the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and the CAPPDT (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers). Having the best of both worlds – focusing on animal health and behaviour, Alison has taken the initiative to educate staff and clients in dog behaviour and body language to help make veterinary visits stress-free for our pets.

       She is an Evaluator of potential PALS (Pet Access League Society) volunteers and gives presentations on understanding dog body language and recognizing stress in dogs to the handlers.

      Recently moving to their little piece of heaven in the country, Alison shares her home with her very tolerant husband, Darrell, German shepherd, Paige, rescued collie mix Jonah, and cats, Martin and Rocco. Her 29 year old retired quarter horse, Doc lives nearby (for now) and she still clicker trains and hangs out with him at every opportunity.

       For more information, check out her website at www.stephenssolutions.ca.

 

Alison Stephens Photo

 

 

   Kenzie began working in the animal medicine industry in 2013, and joined the Little Creek team in 2016. At Little Creek Kenzie works as one of the vet assistants, and occasionally helps out as a receptionist.

    Currently Kenzie is a full time nursing student working towards completing her degree.  She has three kitties; Mouse, a sixteen year old grey tabby with the personality of a kitten, Simba, a nine year old domestic medium hair that will talk your ear off, and Kira, a skittish little orange tabby who has earned the name “Fraidy Cat”.

   Kenzie loves working at Little Creek because she gets to spend her hours caring for animals, and working with a great team. Her favorite moments are when she gets to assist with puppy and kitten appointments. Kenzie values her experiences working in animal medicine because she knows it will benefit her in her future as a registered nurse.