Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, BC. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Our Doctors

Dr. Irene O’Brien

Veterinarian

Dr. Irene O’Brien grew up in Salmon Arm. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University...

Dr. Nicole Wensink

Veterinarian

Dr. Nicole Wensink grew up in North Delta. She graduated with honours in Animal Sciences from the University of British Columbia and from the Western...

Dr. Shawn Llewellyn

Veterinarian

Dr. Shawn Llewellyn was born and raised in Nova Scotia. He graduated with honours in Animal Sciences from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture and...

Dr. Melissa Stephens

Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Stephens grew up locally in Surrey. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and earned...

Dr. Andy Nanda

Veterinarian

Dr. Andy Nanda was born and raised in North Delta. After attending Kwantlen University for his pre-veterinary courses, Andy went to India where he received his degree...

Customer Care Reception

Daphne

Daphne

Reception/Customer Care

Daphne was rescued from a farm the winter of 2011 and brought into the hospital covered in cow feces and lice, and unable to walk as she had sustained a severe injury to her spinal cord. It was a tough recovery, but she has the tenacity and strength to overcome just about any obstacle. Daphne won over all our hearts and the hearts of many clients. Be sure to say hi the next time you are in the hospital, but don't let her cuteness fool you, as she can be very naughty at times.

Michelle

Reception/Customer Care

Michelle has been with Scottsdale for almost 20 years and provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. She is looked upon as a mentor by all the staff and doctors at Scottsdale. You have most likely met Michelle one or more times up front and more often than not she will know your pet and their history just by hearing their name. Michelle is in charge of our inventory and is our Team Lead for the front end.

Laura

Reception/Customer Care

Laura graduated from Stenberg College’s Veterinary Office Assistant Program in 2004. She completed both her preceptorship and practicum in here at Scottsdale before joining our team. Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and is a great help to all the staff and doctors. When Laura is not at the Hospital she can be found playing with her two daughters, riding her horses, or entertaining her cat Disco.

Tanya

Reception/Customer Care

Tanya graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant Program at Granville Business College in 2000 and has worked for Scottsdale since 2005. Tanya has a keen interest in nutrition and has completed all of the Royal Canin nutrition learning modules and acts as one of our senior Nutrition Consultants. She has a young family that includes two daughters and has two very spoiled rescue cats, Guiness and Traffic.

Caitlin

Reception/Customer Care

Caitlin has been a part of our team since January 2016. Caitlin comes from a strong customer service background and is following her dream of working with and advocating for animals. Caitlin is happy to be working with our team and loves greeting our clients and patients. Caitlin is a mom to a Multipoo named Harley and a cat named Ziggy.

Dylan

Reception/Customer Care

Dylan has been a part of our team since the summer of 2015. She is currently working on her bachelors degree at SFU and aspires to attend veterinary school in the future. In her spare time she can be found cuddled up with of her dogs, Ruby and Fiddler, one of her dragons, or her rabbit reading a good book. In any remaining time, she will often be found at the barn with the horses.

Nancy

Reception/Customer Care

Nancy has been a part of our team since the fall of 2016. She is currently in school working on her nursing degree at Kwantlen University. She has a passion for animals and continues to work the odd shift at Scottsdale. In her spare time she can be found hiking with her pit bull Airabelle.

Breannna

Reception

Breanna graduated from the VOA program at West Coast College in 2013. She joined the Scottsdale team in October of 2016. Her passion has always been to work with animals and help them get the treatment they deserve. Nothing is more fulfilling than helping a beloved pet get better. Breanna is one of our pet Nutrition Consultants and helps run our SlimFit Program. She spends her off time with her Border Collie Lab cross, Kiki.

Haleigh

Reception

Haleigh graduated from West Coast College of Health Care in October 2015. She has been a part of our team since the winter of 2017. She comes from a strong customer service background, and is happy to be working with our team. When she is not working she enjoys playing with her rabbit, Ruby, and her Gecko, Chef.

Veterinary Assistants

Ceilidh (VOA)

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care

Ceilidh graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College in March of 2014. Ceilidh completed her practicum with us at Scottsdale and started working with us immediately after she graduated from her program. Ceilidh has two dogs, Millie, a Cockapoo, and Evelyn, a Pit Bull mix, and two cats named, The Cat and Xam.

Laura (VOA)

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care

Laura joined our team in the spring of 2016 after completing her VOA practicum here at Scottsdale. She graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College. She has a yellow Labrador named Cooper and has a keen interest in animal behaviour and training.

Christopher

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care

Coming soon...

Jayson

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care

Jayson joined Scottsdale in the fall of 2016 just after finishing his Veterinary Assistant Program at CDI College. He is now studying at Langara College working towards his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences. He is always eager to learn and happy to help his co workers and clients in anyway he can. Jayson has two cats, previously stray kittens, named Panda and Alley.

Veterinary Technologists

Lori (RVT)

Technologist

Lori has been apart of the Scottsdale team for close to 25 years. Lori enjoys learning new skills and regularly attends continuing education. She loves all aspects of laboratory diagnostics, especially parasitology. She will search for parasite eggs in your pets fecal with great enthusiasm. Lori is also our overnight and weekend treatment technician.

Bert (VT)

Technologist

Bert has been with the team for over 20 years as a part time Animal Health Technician. She lives in Delta helping run their family dairy farm with her husband, kids, grandkids, dogs and way too many indoor, outdoor and barn kitties. Bert enjoys mentoring the younger staff and ensuring our practice follows AAHA protocols. Bert has a great sense of humour and says she loves that she and her team work so passionately together to provide the best possible care to all of our wonderful patients.

Sandy (CVT)

Technologist

Sandy completed her training in Oregon at the Portland Community College and has been a Certified Veterinary Technologist for more than 20 years. She has been working with our hospital since 2007 and use to teach the Veterinary Assistant program in Vancouver. Her time is now split between continuing as a part-time technician and teaching/owning a Yoga Studio in White Rock. Sandy enjoys working with our dental patients, caring for in-hospital patients, and balancing her life with Yoga. Sandy is an organizational genius and keeps the hospital running smoothly.

Amber (RVT)

Technologist

Amber grew up in the North Delta neighbourhood and joined our Scottsdale team after volunteering with us straight out of high school. She was first hired as a receptionist in 2008 but decided to go to school to become a technician. In May of 2013 she successfully completed the Animal Health Technology program at Douglas College and has worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician with us ever since. Amber manages our Facebook page and is our Cat Friendly Practice advocate here at Scottsdale. She has a Labradoodle named Peach, and two cats, Flynn and Rosy Lee.

Danica (RVT)

Technologist

Danica joined the Scottsdale team in 2014. She has been working in the veterinary industry since she was 16. It has always been her passion and dream to help animals. Danica graduated from Douglas College in 2012 and has been enjoying the fast paced, exciting job ever since. Danica organizes our specialist surgery schedule managing a caseload that can sometimes become daunting. When not at work you can find her hiking and running outdoors with her Chiweenie, Gus Gus, and French Bulldog, Kevin.

Denise (RVT)

Technologist

Denise graduated from Fairview Agricultural College in Alberta from the Animal Health Technology program. She has worked in the veterinary industry for more than 20 years and has experience with all types of animals, but has a particular affection for cats and dogs. She joined the Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital team in the spring of 2014 and is one of our Team Leads. Denise lives in Aldergrove with her wife, their Mastiff, Dara, and six cats, Mouse, Chipotle, Frank, Stache, Cheddar and Brie.

Karyn (RVT)

Technologist

Karyn joined our team in the fall of 2014. She first came to Scottsdale as our spring practicum student who then took a summer internship with Canada West Veterinary Specialists. We were happy to welcome her back to the team as a full time RVT. Karyn lives in South Surrey with her dog Otis, a Great Dane cross.

Tahnee (RVT)

Technologist

Tahnee joined our team in the summer of 2015 after completing her spring practicum experience from Douglas College with us. Tahnee lives in Surrey with her cats, Mr Mister, Phoebe and Batman, and her two dogs, Rue and Ravenclaw, who partakes in weekly agility classes and has been featured in ads for RC Pets.

Management

Heidi

Office Manager

Heidi joined the Scottsdale team as our Office Manager in September of 2016. She loves that every day brings new and exciting challenges. Heidi coordinates our schedules, which is no small feat, looks after business areas, such as accounts receivable and human resources, and is responsible for many of the day to day decisions that keep Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital running smoothly. Outside of work Heidi is mom to her fur babies, Milo, a Dachshund, and Indy, a Labrador, and her 30 year old Cockateal, Bebe.