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Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital

LORI

Lori, Veterinary Technician, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician Lori received her Diploma from Thompson Rivers' University in 1993. She then worked at Victoria’s 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital, Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital, for eight years before returning to Nanaimo. She joined the Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital team in 2002, and has been the lead Technician ever since.

With high values on healthy living and friends, Lori can frequently be found hiking and going to the gym. In her down-time and on rainy days, Lori enjoys reading. She's even a book club member!

Lori has an idiosyncratic poly-dactyl cat named Turbo. After Turbo was brought into the clinic for orthopedic surgery Lori adopted him from the BCSPCA. Turbo is quite the adventure cat, always getting up to some kind of mischief, and he absolutely loves going glamping with his mum and dad in the family trailer!

ALIESHA

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Aliesha, Veterinary Technician, RVT
 
Aliesha graduated in 2004 from Fairview College in Fairview Alberta. Prior to schooling she volunteered at Garibaldi Veterinary Hospital in Squamish and returned to work there after college. She has a special fondness for dentistry. Aliesha joined our team when her family decided to make Nanaimo their new home in the summer of 2018.
 
Aliesha and her husband have an adorable baby girl named Marwyn, whose favorite activity is to pawn her food off on her fur-brothers. Wedge Antilles is a hyper two year old Labrador Retriever and Kolbassa is a loving sausage of an orange kitty who loves cuddling his baby sister.
Though you may have already guessed, there is a love of Star Wars in their household! In Aliesha's spare time she enjoys doing arts and crafts and reading, mainly satirical fiction like Jasper Fforde.

LISA

Lisa, Veterinary Assistant

Lisa began her veterinary support career in 1998 at Guildford Animal Hospital in Surrey. She worked at GAH for thirteen years before moving to Vancouver Island with her family. In 2013 she brought her experience and knowledge to the Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital team.

Lisa is married and has a fabulous 10-year-old son. In support of her son’s current RC racing and mountain bike riding interests she can often be found at the race track or on the mountain.

Lisa enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction, with a large focus on crime and mystery novels. As a hobby photographer Lisa enjoys shooting macro nature and landscape photos as well as pictures of her family.

Lisa has two Guinea Pigs, ‘Jeffery’ and ‘Hershey’ as well as a lovely Cockatiel named ‘Chevy’.

BRIANNE

Brianne, Client Care Specialist

Brianne is the newest member to join the NVH team. She is originally from Merritt BC but has lived on the island for 20 + years. She spent the last three years in Lake Cowichan where she managed a doggy daycare from her home. Now happy to be back in Nanaimo she enjoys going for hikes with her boyfriend and his dog Pearl (American Terrier Cross) and her two boys Simba (a Siberian Husky) and Timber (Border-collie Cross). You can also find her riding dirt bikes in the back country or staying in and painting some of her one of a kind thrift store art. She is looking forward to starting her new career as a veterinary care consultant.