Skyline Veterinary Hospital

3759 Delbrook Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7N 3Z4

(604)904-0880

www.skylinevethospital.com

 

 

Skyline Veterinary Hospital - Our Team


  

Nicole Foster-Norwood, Veterinary Office Assistant

Nicole Foster-Norwood, Client Care Specialist

Since Nicole was a little girl, her love for animals has grown into a passion that has taken her in many different directions.  After graduating high school Nicole spent several years travelling the world caring and training top level horses. This passion has taking Nicole to 40+ countries. Nicole gained valuable experience during her time managing horse farms, working closely with veterinarians to provide the best care for all the farm animals. Nicole has worked in a very busy emergency veterinary hospital; if she hasn't experienced a pet-related situation, she knows someone who has. In her spare time, you will find Nicole riding horses or spending time with her two rescue dogs, Greta and Gus. Nicole believes the love for all living creatures is the most noble human attribute.

 

Taylor Read

Taylor Read, Client Care Specialist

Taylor grew up on the North Shore and spent most of her childhood hiking with her dad and chocolate lab, Atlas. At a young age, she discovered her passion for helping animals. When she wasn’t caring for her pet dog, fish, hamster, or cats, you could find her on the soccer pitch or helping out at educational farms. In 2022, Taylor completed her B.Sc. in Biology from Simon Fraser University. During her undergrad, she participated in many field studies and grew her interest in animal physiology and anatomy. Since then, she’s worked in small animal clinics and volunteers at a local cat shelter.
 
When not at work, you can find her hiking, playing her saxophone, or hanging out with her three cats: Thunder, Lightning, and Angel.

 

Sarah Barret, Client Care Specialist

Sarah Barret, Client Care Specialist

Sarah grew up in a home that welcomed fosters, strays, and rescues. She discovered at a young age her love for animals.

When she began exploring her career options, she tried to find a path that would merge her love for science and animals, and completed the veterinary assistant program at a private nursing school in 2008.

She has since worked at both emergency critical care specialty hospitals and general practice hospitals in the Lower Mainland. She also spent 2 years practicing as a veterinary nurse in Australia!

When not at work, Sarah spends time with her partner, 2 kids, and dog, Ellie.

 

Hayley Thomas-Sznadel, Veterinary Office Assistant

Hayley Thomas-Sznadel, Veterinary Assistant

Hayley has been an avid animal lover since the day she was born. She has owned and cared for dogs, cats, bunnies, and more! Hayley really discovered her love for animal care when she starting working at a doggy daycare in 2018. She realized caring for animals is her passion and wanted to move forward and work in the veterinary field. Hayley plans on attending school to become a registered veterinary technician in the future, but for now is enjoying learning more about the veterinary field as an assistant.

 

Kallie Pearson - Veterinary Office Assistant

Kallie Pearson, Veterinary Assistant

Kallie has always had a passion for animals and has worked with them her entire life. Growing up, her family dog required a lot of veterinary care. This showed her the importance of veterinary medicine and how it can positively impact their daily life. Her exposure and passion led her into this field. After secondary school, Kallie attended Douglas College and graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program. She has worked in the veterinary field ever since.

Kallie has three rescue pets at home: Jake, a Border Collie Husky mix with epilepsy, Luke, an American Pit Bull Terrier, rescued from California, and Max, an adorable BC SPCA rescue cat. One of Kallie’s many passions is working with behaviour cases.

When not at work, Kallie enjoys  spending time with her pets and family on the water and up the mountains.

 

Emma Quaid, Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

 

Tina Campbell, Veterinary Office Assistant

Tina Campbell, Registered Veterinary Technician Student

Tina grew up in Tsawwassen BC. From a young age she had a great love for animals and was the reason her house was full of pets; cats, dogs, birds, fish and mice. Tina studied Philosophy and Applied Ethics at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia, but quickly realized she wanted to work with animals. Tina started working at a busy veterinary hospital in Vancouver and gained many years of experience as both a reception supervisor and a veterinary assistant. In 2016 Tina moved to Ireland with her partner and 2 cats, Taj and Bindi, where she spent 5 years working and travelling around Europe. It was while she was living in Ireland she realized that she wanted to pursue a career as a registered veterinary technician. Tina was accepted into the Thompson Rivers University distance program in January 2023 and is pursuing her academics while working part-time at the hospital. In her free time Tina enjoys being outside, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and cats. Tina is looking forward to starting a new career as a registered veterinary technician while working alongside the amazing team at Skyline Veterinary Hospital.

 

Brittany Baldock, Registered Veterinary Technician

Brittany Baldock, Registered Veterinary Technician

Brittany grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. While completing her B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Alberta, Brittany volunteered for a local wildlife rehabilitation centre. It was here where she realized her passion for a more “hands-on” approach to helping animals.

After finishing her degree, she pursued a diploma in Animal Health Technology at N.A.I.T. Since graduating, Brittany has worked in both marine wildlife rehabilitation and small animal emergency and specialty medicine. 

Brittany’s areas of interest are in emergency and critical care, nursing, anesthesia, and client education. When she is not working, Brittany enjoys exploring the coastline with her dog, Ginny, and cat, Nala.

 

Janelyn de Boer, Registered Veterinary Technician

Janelyn de Boer, Registered Veterinary Technician

Janelyn was raised in Victoria, BC. She finished a degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria before discovering her love for working with animals while volunteering at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre.

After graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Thompson Rivers University in 2013, she spent several years at a busy specialty practice in Vancouver. For the last several years she has practiced as a locum at veterinary hospitals around Vancouver. 

Janelyn's areas of interest are anesthesia, neurology, and client education.

When she's not working, Janelyn enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, gardening, cooking, and spending time at home with her partner and senior pets - Deeno the wiener dog and Buns the bunny.

 

Kasey Meikle, Registered Veterinary Technician

Kasey Meikle, Registered Veterinary Technician

Kasey’s love of animals led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She has experience working in a variety of wildlife shelters and small animal medicine hospitals since 2006. She obtained her Animal Health Technology Diploma in 2013 from Thompson Rivers University and has been working as an RVT with wildlife and small animals ever since.

Kasey’s areas of interest are conservation, animal nursing, animal behaviour, and training.
When she isn’t working, Kasey can be found outside hiking alongside her noble border collie, Cola.

 

Justyna Matracki, Registered Veterinary Technician

Justyna Matracki, Registered Veterinary Technician

Justyna obtained her animal health technology diploma in 2011 from Olds College. It has taken her down many different career paths.  Her work experience includes small animal medicine, animal welfare organizations abroad, wildlife and environmental consulting, and teaching. Her main focus these days is as an instructor teaching future veterinary assistants. Justyna also locums at veterinary clinics in North Vancouver and continues her own learning in the busy and rewarding career of veterinary medicine.

When she’s not working numerous jobs, Justyna can be found exploring the mountains, hiking multiple laps on the Grouse Grind, or adventuring to remote areas of British Columbia via boat with her trusted companion, a cat name Sailor.  The newest addition to the family, a kitten named Squid, is currently being trained in the art of adventurism. 

  

Jenni Pincock

Jennifer Pincock, Veterinary Technician, Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from the UK. 

Jenni moved to Canada from the UK in 2021 to start an adventure somewhere new and so far she hasn’t left! She grew up in Derbyshire, a small county in the midlands famous for the Peak District and Bakewell tart. Jenni spent most summers in the UK trying to attend as many music festivals as possible with friends. 

She started working in small animal practice in 2015 and graduated from Bottle Green Training in 2019 with a diploma in Veterinary nursing. 

In her spare time, she loves being outside, reading, and yoga. Since moving to Canada she has picked up snowboarding and enjoys going camping as often as possible. Jenni is an absolute pleasure to work with and never stops smiling. Her enthusiasm and dedication is infectious.