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Crystal Miller, VOA - Hospital Administrator

Hello! My name is Crystal Miller. I have been working at Best Friends       Animal Hospital since September 2008. I graduated with honours from         the Veterinary Hospital Assistant course at Robertson College in June     2008.

I was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and moved to Manitoba in 2003.    Winnipeg has been wonderful to me, I have met many wonderful people       and have this amazing job to come to every day.

At home I have a beautiful 12 year old Border Collie, German Shepherd      cross named "Seven" and a 9 month old Husky cross named "Willow"


Rachel Backstrom, RVT - Registered Veterinary Technologist

Hello! my name is Rachel. I have been an animal lover ever since I can remember and a puppy was always on my Christmas list!

I graduated in 2001 from Ridgetown College, University of Guelph in Ontario, after which i moved to Winnipeg. I have worked at a few clinics over the years with a year break to Africa in 2008.

I am very pleased to have joined the wonderful family at Best Friends Animal Hospital and am excited to go to work everyday. I love helping people take care of their furry family members and feel privileged to be able to assist them with the best preventative care possible.

I spend my spare time curled up reading with my rescued 14 year old chihuahua Bianca and 7 year old balinese Zoey.


Charmissa Stevenson, VOA -  Veterinary Assistant

Hello! I'm Charmissa. I used to work at Villa Veterinary Clinic for 4 years but le

ft to start a family. I am so happy to be working in the field again at Best Friends Animal Hospital.

I have 2 dogs; Mollie and Malibu, 4 cats; Ella, Callie, Mocha and Yoda and an Appaloosa named Hugo. I also have 2 daughters; Leigh-Ann and Emmah.


Megan Brabant, VOA - Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Megan. I grew up with all sorts of animals and have  loved them my entire life. I recently graduated from the Veterinary    Office Assistant program and am so happy to be working at Best Friends. I have experience caring for many different animals, including wildlife. I look forward to getting to know out clients and their pets!

I have a son; Caleb, three cats; Romi, Boo and Cleo, and two dogs; a Belgian Shepherd X Loca and Oliver a Jack Russel Terrier.


Carlee Lawson, VOA - Veterinary Assistant

Hello, my name is Carlee I have enjoyed helping animals my entire life and       look forward to the relationships that are beginning here at Best Friends.

I am a recent graduate of the Veterinary Office Assistant program at               Robertson College. I had my practicum at Best Friends in May 2015 and       came back   October 2-15 to join their amazing team as a Veterinary Assistant.


Jenna Capuska, VOA - Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Jenna. All my life I have loved being around animals. 

Last year I attended Robertson College, graduating with honors from the Veterinary Office Assistant course.

I am extremely excited to be starting my career with all of the amazing staff at Best Friends.


Bria Yeryk, 1st Year RVT student

Coming soon!