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

Irene has just completed training as a Fear Free Certified Professional. As part of our ongoing commitment to the health & well being of your pet...

Dr. Nicole Wensink

Veterinarian

Dr. Nicole Wensink completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (with honors) from UBC with a major in Animal Science and graduated from the Western College of...

Dr. Shawn Llewellyn

Veterinarian

Having grown up in rural Nova Scotia, Dr. Shawn Llewellyn graduated with honours from Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture. He is a graduate of the Atlantic...

Dr. Melissa Stephens

Veterinarian

Melissa is a familiar face around our hospital; prior to earning her veterinary degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as an assistant at Scottsdale...

Dr. Andy Nanda

Veterinarian

Andy has grown up and lived in North Delta his entire life. Growing up with a veterinarian father, he observed the positive impact that his attentive care had on both animals...

Customer Care Reception

Daphne

Daphne

Reception/Customer Care

Daphne has won over all our hearts and the hearts of many clients. Daphne was rescued from a farm the winter of 2011 and brought into the hospital covered in cow feces, and lice, having 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. Be sure to say hi the next time you are in the hospital, but don't let her cuteness fool you...she can be very naughty at times!

Michelle

Reception/Customer Care

Michelle has been with Scottsdale for sixteen years and has been in the Veterinary profession for more than 25 years. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and is a great help to all the staff and doctors here. 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.

Laura

Reception/Customer Care

Laura graduated from Stenberg College’s Veterinary Office Assistant Program in spring 2004. Laura completed both her preceptorship and practicum in 2003 at Scottsdale. Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and is a great help to all the staff and doctors here. When Laura is not at the Hospital she can be found playing with her two daughters, riding her horses or walking her dog Isabella.

Tanya

Reception/Customer Care

Tanya graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant Program at Granville Business College in 2000. After working in her home town of Squamish for 5 years, Tanya moved to Surrey where she has worked for Scottsdale since 2005. Tanya’s biggest interest is nutrition and she loves to help clients pick the best diet suited for their pets nutritional needs. Tanya has completed all of the Royal Canin/Medi-Cal nutrition learning modules and acts as our senior Nutrition Consultant. She also heads up a successful weight loss program for dogs and cats. Her home life includes looking after two very spoiled rescue cats: Guiness and Traffic. Tanya is currently on maternity leave.

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 Summer 2015. She is currently working on her bachelors degree at SFU, and from there is aspiring to attend veterinary school. In her spare time she can be found cuddled up with either her dragons, rabbit, or dog reading a good book. In any remaining time, she can be found messing around at the barn with the horses.

Nancy

Reception/Customer Care

Nancy has been a part of our team since Fall of 2016. She is currently working on her bachelors degree at SFU, and from there is aspiring to attend veterinary school. 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 has worked at various clinics since, but just recently started working at Scottsdale in October 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.

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’s not here she enjoys playing with her rabbit Ruby and her Gecko, Chef.

Veterinary Assistants

Ceilidh (VOA)

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care

Ceilidh (pronounced Kaylee) graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College in March 2014. Ceilidh had completed her practicum with us here at the hospital and it was opportune that we required the employment of a VOA just after she graduated from her program. Ceilidh has two dogs at home: Millie (cockapoo) and Sandy (lab mix).

Laura (VOA)

Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care

Laura joined our team in the Spring of 2016 after completing her VOA practicum here. While Laura was helping both our front and back teams during her practicum, we realized how much we wanted and needed more help in all areas of the hospital. She has a yellow Labrador named Cooper and is interested 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 as a Valedictorian for CDI College. Just after, Jayson returned to school, this time, at Langara ready to start his undergraduate in Health Sciences. He is a very excitable person always eager to learn and happy to help his co workers and clients in anyway he can. He has two cats, previously stray kittens, that has become one of the joys in his life, their names are ``Panda`` and ``Alley`` and they are cuddly purring machines!

Veterinary Technologists

Lori (RVT)

Technologist

Lori has been with the Scottsdale crew for over twenty four years. Lori enjoys learning new skills and regularly attends continuing education. She loves parasitology and will search for parasite eggs in your pets fecal with great enthusiasm. Lori has also taken additional training in the area of dentistry and finds it very satisfying to improve a pets oral health with a thorough cleaning after a detailed evaluation of every tooth with the doctor. Lori is also our overnight treatment technician and is mom to her daughter and boxer Martin.

Bert (VT)

Technologist

Bert has been with the team for over 20 years as a part time Animal Health Technician. She lives in Delta running 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 especially in areas of surgical monitoring and anesthesia. Bert has a great sense of humor 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 (RVT)

Technologist

Sandy has been an Animal Health Technologist for more than 19 years and has been working with our hospital for more than seven of them. Sandy used to split her time between Scottsdale and teaching the Veterinary Assistant program in Vancouver. Now her time is split between us and teaching/owning a Yoga Studio in White Rock. Sandy enjoys working with our dental patients, caring for the patients in hospital and balancing her life with Yoga. Sandy is an organizational genius and keeps the hospital running smoothly.

Amber (RVT)

Technologist

Amber joined our Scottsdale team after volunteering with us straight out of high school. She has lived in the North Delta neighbourhood her whole life and was a client of our office with her two dogs Truffles and Peach prior to becoming a receptionist here. As of May 2013, she has successfully completed the Animal Health Technology program at Douglas College and has come back full time as a registered technician.

Danica (RVT)

Technologist

Danica joined the Scottsdale team in 2014 after moving to Surrey from her hometown of Maple Ridge. She has been working in the veterinary industry since she was 16 and it has always been her passion and dream to help animals. She graduated from Douglas college in 2012 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist and has been enjoying the fast paced, exciting job ever since. When not at work you can find her hiking and running outdoors with her chihuahua cross Gus Gus and her french bulldog Kevin.

Denise (RVT)

Technologist

Denise graduated in Fairview, Alberta and has worked in the industry for more than 20 years. Has experience with all types of animals. Has been working at Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital since 2014. She lives in Abbotsford with her wife, 2 dogs (Dara & Carney) and 5 cats (Mouse, Chipotle, Camille, Frank & Stache).

Karyn (RVT)

Technologist

Karyn joined our team in the fall of 2014. Karyn was our spring practicum student who then took a summer internship with Canada West Veterinary Specialists. We are happy to have her back full time with us. Karyn lives in White Rock with her dog Otis (great dane cross).

Tahnee (RVT)

Technologist

Tahnee joined our team in the summer of 2015. Tahnee was our spring practicum student from Douglas College. A few months after the completion of her practicum we had an opening and Tahnee was excited to be asked to come back. Tahnee lives in Surrey with her cat and two dogs, one of which partakes in weekly agility classes.

Management

Heidi

Office Manager

Heidi has been our office manager since September 2016 and 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 Milo, her fur baby.