Let Us Introduce our Wonderful Staff !!!!
I grew up here in the Okanagan Valley in Vernon. My family always had acreage which meant I had many horses and dogs and cats while growing up. I have worked in Veterinary Medicine since 1979 when I started my career in Vancouver. I have also worked in Edmonton as well as in the Kelowna/Lake Country area. I have been with Panorama Veterinary Services since January of 2004. When not at work you can find me kayaking, hiking and camping. My husband and I share our house with 3 cats and a chihuahua.
Animals have always been a big part of my life. Living on a ranch has given me an opportunity to be involved with all kinds of animals including cattle, sheep, goats, cats and dogs and of course my passion, horses. During college, I completed by Animal Health Technician practicum at Panorama Veterinary Service and then became a staff member after graduating from Lakeland College in Alberta, May 2009. What I enjoy the most about my work is the teamwork environment, helping the animals and meeting new clients. Outside of work time is spent at my riding facility where I coach, train, board and raise horses. Other interests include snowmobiling, snowboarding, dirt biking and trying to learn the game of hockey. Spending time with my family and friends is an important part of my life.
I moved to the Okanagan Valley about 40 years ago and have worked in the veterinary profession off and on since 1976 after starting in Grand Centre Alberta. I have had dogs, cats and horses since I was very young ... too many years ago to count. Other interests include gardening, horseback riding and hanging out with my kids and grandkids. I started at Panorama Veterinary Services in August of 2011 and love working in a small town practice.
I graduated in 2007 from Red River College in Winnipeg Manitoba where I grew up and spent 7 years working at a small animal clinic there as well as some part time work at the emergency clinic. After a visit to the Okanagan in 2012 and I was hooked! I moved to Lake Country in 2013 and started at both Panorama Veterinary Services and Tri-Lake Animal Hospital. I am currently solely at Panorama full time and love working with everyone here. My boyfriend and I have a home together in Oyama, with 4 cats and one tiny chihuahua dog (all acquired from vet clinics!)
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Erin Nuyens is a Technician Assistant. She has been working with animals and their owners since 2006 and started with Panorama Vet Services in 2019. Erin loves working with pets big and small to ensure the best possible experience for them and their owners during their visit. When she's not shaking paws at the clinic, Erin enjoys yoga, running, wine and spending time with her husband and three kids. Dog, Keela and cat, Ember.
I started working at Panorama Veterinary Services back in 2002 where I split my time between cleaning the horse pens, helping Alex on horse calls and riding his polo horses. I eventually managed to work my way into the small animal clinic helping in every aspect of the practice. My parents will tell you I had a love of animals from a very young age. I bugged them every birthday until they gave in and got me my first horse at the age of 12. I rode in the local hunter/jumper shows throughout my teens and did some breeding with my Thoroughbred stallion until my husband and I started our family. I now spend most of my spare time with my 2 young daughters. Much to my husband’s horror, they are already showing the ‘horsey’ bug and I hope to get back into horses once they are a bit older. For now I’ll have to be content with our 2 cats and our dogs Jarkko, a Shiba Inu, and Penny, our wild white whippet!
In 2006 I started working at a veterinary clinic in Fort McMurray, Alberta where I grew up. In late 2011 I moved to the Okanagan to be closer to my family and I continued to work in several clinics over the years before starting at Panorama Veterinary Services in the end of 2016. I have a new found hobby for photography and enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and my cats; Spencer, Gandolf and Hemi Cuda.
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Shannon joined Panorama Veterinary Services in the fall of 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. Currently, she is in school to obtain her Veterinary Technician Associates Degree. Shannon has a passion for small animal nutrition and is always ready and willing to discuss your pets’ diet. In the future, Shannon would like to pursue her nutrition speciality after her degree. In her free time, Shannon enjoys dancing, hiking, and board games. Jimi is Shannon’s rescue pug. He loves food and the attention of people.