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Lori, Registered Veterinary Technologist

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, Registered Veterinary Technologist
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, 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’.


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Amanda, Veterinary Assistant

Amanda grew up on Vancouver Island and attended Vancouver Island University completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus on ecology and parasitology. She worked in animal care at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre and fell in love with working with animals. 

In her free time, Amanda enjoys running, hiking local trails on the island, as well as paddle boarding and kayaking.

Amanda has a Green Cheeked Conure named Buddy and a large long Corn Snake named Checkers. 


Colleen, Client Care Specialist

Colleen graduated from the Animal Care Aide program at Vancouver Island University in 1996. In the mid-2000’s, she left her career in sales behind to follow her passion of working more closely with animals. In 2010, when Colleen joined us, she brought over five years of veterinary support experience as well as countless years of customer care expertise to the Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital team.

Colleen enjoys travelling and lives for sunshine. On her days off, she can often be found at the golf course or in her yard gardening. A shared love of sun, wine and golf has made California an ideal and regular holiday location for Colleen and her husband, especially during winter.

Colleen has two sweetheart terrier crosses: Louie (featured in the photo above) and Pippa. Both Louie and Pippa love when their mum is home and enjoy their sunny holiday time as well!



Chelsea, Client Care Specialist

Chelsea recently moved to Nanaimo from Ottawa.  When she was in Ottawa she volunteered at the Ottawa Humane Society in the Feline Enrichment Program.

Chelsea has 2 dogs and 3 cats, all rescued from various parts of the world. She has a passion for travelling and seeing all the wonders of the world.  When Chelsea isn’t working she’s out hiking and exploring beautiful British Columbia. Her love for animals and the outdoors has given her the best of both worlds here on Vancouver Island.


Kim, Client Care Specialist

Kim was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and moved to Nanaimo to complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. With an immense love for animals, she has volunteered with many programs, and is currently an executive with Elderdog Canada. 
Her free time is often spent outdoors with her newest addition Benson; a golden retriever cross bernese mountain dog. She is an avid softball player, and has been playing since the age of four. 
Joining our team in 2021, she is excited to meet and care for your fur-children!


Jodi, Veterinary Assistant

Jodi grew up in a family with many pets.  She was well known to bring any and all stray animals home with her. 

After spending many years in the television and film industry, she recently went back to school to follow her dream of taking care of animals.  A recent graduate from the Veterinary Assistant program at Sprott Shaw College, she has been working here at Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital since the completion of her practicum.

Jodi loves going for walks along the water with her Lab/Mastiff cross “Fezzik” and getting snuggles from her 2 year old cat “Fonzie”. 

Please contact us at 250-758-3985 if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.

 New clients are always welcome