Animal Health Technologists
Gwynne was born in Ladysmith but now lives in Chemainus. She has worked at Prevost Veterinary Clinic since 2000. She graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Fairview college campus. Gwynne loves working with animals and doing lab work, you can often find her with her head buried in a microscope. Gwynne has 2 cats, a Persian mix lynx point named Beni and a grey and white domestic shorthair named Vivi. Gwynne likes spending time with her family, going for walks, hiking, reading and traveling.
Steph grew up in the Cowichan Valley and has always been surrounded by dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and chickens. Growing up with the variety of furry creatures, she realized she has always wanted to work with them. Steph started her career by working at Prevost Veterinary Clinic in 1994 and then pursued a career as a Animal Health Technologist at Fairview College where she received her diploma, with distinction, in 1997. Steph came back to work for us and hasn’t left!! Steph is currently owned by many furry kids, all of different breeds – a Bernese Mountain Dog “Grizzy” who helps out with farm chores, three chihuahuas – “Sasha”, “Josie” and “Tootsi”, on cat named “Macy” and three bunnies – “Bubby” who’s a handsome flemish, “Dudley” the Rex, and “Bella” who is a little Lion Head Dwarf….oh, can’t forget about her fish too!!
Shane was born and raised in Nanaimo. He attended the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University and graduated in 2004. Shane has been working in small and large animal practices on the mainland and Vancouver Island ever since. Shane has a special interest in Emergency and Critical care and exotic and wildlife medicine. He has a Bengal cat, two hawks, a rescue Shepard mix dog, and fish. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, falconry, being active and traveling. He has been with the Prevost family since October 2010.
Amanda graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2010 from the Animal Health Technology distance program. Amanda has worked in various places with the veterinary world. She started at a busy mixed animal practice where she had a great deal of “hands on” work with Dairy cattle, to a fast paced emergency clinic, onto a wonderful animal physical rehabilitation clinic before finding the perfect balance close to home at Prevost. Outside of work, Amanda has a very busy life spending many hours at a local gym training for figure and fitness competitions within the BCABBA and helping other people to attain their fitness goals. If she is not at work or the gym, she is often with her husband and their dog spending time outdoors. They love hiking, fishing, camping, and taking various road trips up and down Vancouver Island.
Kym was born in Vancouver, was raised in Montreal, and now lives in Chemainus. At Prevost, Kym has been taking care of the animals behind the scenes since 2007. Her favourite part of the job is comforting the patients. Kym’s schooling has included the Fish and Wildlife Technician program at Lethbridge Community College, the Veterinary Assistant program at Malaspina University/College and she has completed the Animal Health Technician program online through Thompson Rivers University. Kym lives on a hobby farm with a multitude of laying hens, ducks, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 goats, rats and fish. She also has a husband and 3 children of the two legged variety.
Assistants and Receptionists
Joanne is one of the receptionists at Prevost Veterinary Clinic. She was born in Edmonton and in 1967 her family moved to Duncan. She was married in 1982 and at that time moved to Chemainus with her husband. She was a stay at home mom for 9 years and started to work at Prevost in 1991. She has always loved animals and grew up with a variety of different pets. She started working behind the scenes, keeping the clinic clean and assisting the vets. As time went by she decided to try her hand as a receptionist and decided that is where she belonged. Joanne has a beautiful German Shepard, Thomas, as well as three cats, Toodles, Mr. Moo and Spiff. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her children and friends, walking Thomas, camping, hiking, and going to her favourite island every summer with her family. She doesn’t plan on retiring for a long while yet as she has two children attending university. Joanne enjoys her job and all that goes with it. She is proud to be a part of Prevost Veterinary Clinic’s family.
Selena was born in Duncan and has lived here ever since. Before working at Prevost Vet Clinic she was a personal trainer at a local gym and was also a Respite worker for children and their families. She began working at Prevost in 1991 as a janitor and has worked her way up to being one of our very well known receptionists. She and her son spend as much time as they can hiking and exploring Vancouver Island with their two dogs, Mr Pops (a pomeranian), and Stewart (a chihuahua). They also have three cats: Stevie, Cheeto, and Yoda. She is very crafty and enjoys lamp working, making glass beads, and making jewelry to sell at the local Farmer’s Market.
Carol has worked at Prevost since 1983. She truly enjoys her job as a veterinary assistant! Carol has a family in Duncan in addition to her extended family at Prevost. She has a rottweiler and a 3-legged feline as well as a hobby farm in the Valley with cows, pigs, chickens and sheep. Carol enjoys gardening and being outdoors and looking after all of her animal friends on the farm.
Karen grew up in Cold Lake, Alberta then spent her teenage years here on the Island. She has been a veterinary assistant at Prevost for the past 10 years, after having taken the veterinary assistant course at Camosun College in Victoria. Previously, she attended Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo for 3 years, taking courses in biology, ecology, archaeology, and anthropology. She loves hiking, reading, gardening, photography, and learning about wildlife. She currently enjoys the company of her 3 indoor cats, 2 indoor-outdoor cats, and one stray cat.
Leah was born and raised in Duncan. She works as both a veterinary assistant and receptionist. Leah lives on a small hobby farm with her husband, son, 1 dog, 1 cat, chickens and 1 and a 1/2 horses.
Lori was born in Vancouver but moved to the Island when she was a teen and grew up in the Cowichan Valley. In her spare time she enjoys camping, snowboarding, gardening, hiking and exploring new places with her family. Always with camera in hand her passion is photographing nature, animals and kids. She has one super fantastic son and an amazing boyfriend…her fur family consists of 3 big dogs, 5 cats and a horse….. Lori finds her job very rewarding and loves being a veterinary assistant.
Tracy’s background is in Human Resources Management and she has completed the Veterinary Management Program (mini MBA) at Purdue University. She has been with Prevost since 2005 as the practice manager. Outside of work, Tracy enjoys being with her family, gardening, camping, cooking, finding the next best gluten-free recipe and Kung-Fu. You can always find her hiking up Cobble Hill or enjoying the water at Lake Cowichan. She has a wonderful husband, two amazing children and two of the best dogs in the world. She is very proud of where she works, as everyone at Prevost is here for the same reason – for the animals.