Our team

Our Mission: To offer professional health care of the highest quality to your pets.

All of our technical and medical staff at Duvernay Veterinary Hospital inc. are graduates of their respective colleges and participate regularly in continuing education programs in order to be up to date in latest technologies and ideologies concerning veterinary medical services and treatments.


Our Veterinarians

Dr Nathalie Tremblay, m.v., Dip. ABVP

Dr Nathalie Tremblay, m.v., Dip. ABVP

I am one of the few very lucky people who, after 25 + years, are still passionate about their profession... as most of my clients can attest!

From the earliest I can remember, I always knew I was going to be a vet. My parents' garage was a zoo-filled with little critters of every kind!

I tried to save a wingless bee and adopted a 4-legged beetle that a neighbor had mangled. Fattened a limp field mouse before the winter: in a pail because my mom was afraid of it! Gave CPR to a friend's dying goldfish: and saved it!

I befriended every dog I happened to pass on the walk to school, even the mean ones, eventually! My mom never knew that, and unless she reads this, still doesn't!

I love everything about being a vet: from seeing and interacting with people and pets (and puppies!) to teaching owners about their animals in order to live healthier, longer lives together, and even, sadly, helping owners deal with their pets' illnesses, and death and grieving...

Witnessing and being a part of that intangible human-animal bond, every day, is what I think has kept my fire going all these years... along with the rush of surgery, the satisfaction of good dentistry, the fascinating medicine, the revelation of radiology, and all those other things that being a veterinarian entails... of course! Oh! and a veterinary hospital that keeps me soaring!

Good thing I have three human children and 4 4-legged ones: 2 cats and 2 dogs... and a wonderful husband that keep me grounded...

Dr Dominique Laplante, m.v.

Dr Dominique Laplante, m.v.

Dr. Laplante obtained her doctorate in veterinary medecine from the University of Montreal in 2001. She joined our team in 2016. Throughout her studies, she completed multiple placements with birds and exotic pets, her primary passion, including birds of prey. In addition to exotic pets, she is an avid traveler and humanitarian. Dr. Laplante has also worked for Veterinarians Without Borders in sterilization and vaccination clinics, in Guatemala.

Dr Isabel Martinez, m.v.

Dr Isabel Martinez, m.v.

Dr. Isabel Martinez obtained her veterinary medicine doctorate in 2000 in Venezuela, where she started her career.  For the next six years, she worked in small animal medicine and taught to future veterinarians, as well. She emigrated to Quebec in 2006 with her family. While working as a veterinary assistant, she started the procedures to obtain her veterinary diploma equivalency. In January 2012, she obtained from the Ordre des Médecins Vétérinaires du Québec her permit to practice veterinary medicine in our province.  She has a keen interest for dentistry, geriatric and internal medicine.

Dr Ilyssa Stein, m.v.

Dr Ilyssa Stein, m.v.

I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian before I was even old enough to pronounce a word that big. I always immersed myself in everything animals as a child; I even dreamt about being a Disney princess, not because they found prince charming, but because they could always talk to animals!

 

Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in 2017, my main passions in regards to being a veterinarian are ultrasounds and internal medicine. I also love teaching children about how to properly interact with animals to ensure that it is a pleasant experience for all parties.

 

I live with my two fur babies; my big, orange tabby Reginald Weasley and Bjorn the Bernese Mountain dog. 


Our Animal Health Technicians (TSA)

Mara Savoie, TSA

Mara Savoie, TSA

Graduated in 2000 from the Sherbrooke College Animal Health Technician program.  During her studies, Mara did an internship in our hospital and joined our staff soon after her graduation. She has a keen interest for animal nutrition.

Geneviève Pepin, TSA

Geneviève Pepin, TSA

Graduated in 2006 from the Lionel-Groulx College Animal Health Technician program. During her studies, Genevieve worked at Duvernay Veterinary Hospital inc. as a technician aid, and joined our certified technical staff soon after her graduation. She has an interest for everything that involves computer and web technology as well as surgery.

Joëlle Belley, TSA

Joëlle Belley, TSA

Graduated in 2007 from the Lionel-Groulx College Animal Health Technician program.  Joelle joined our team at the end of her studies. She loves her work as a consultant on the well being and nutrition of animals.

Jo-Anna Nadon Villeneuve, TSA Certifiée

Jo-Anna Nadon Villeneuve, TSA Certifiée

Graduated in 2008 from the Lionel-Groulx College Animal Health Technician program and obtained her National Certification in Animal Health Care in the same year. Jo-Anna  joined our team in 2009.  She has a marked interest for dentistry and surgery.

Lysanne Tonietto, TSA Certifiée

Lysanne Tonietto, TSA Certifiée

Lysanne graduated in 2004 from the Lionel-Groulx College Animal Health Technician program and also obtained, in 2010, her National Certification in Animal Health Care .  Throughout her career, she has worked in different veterinary clinics as well as research facilities.  She joined our team in 2017.  She particularly enjoys, and is most interested in, exotic animals, internal medicine and physiotherapy.


Our Support Staff

Jade Gauthier-Boutin

Jade Gauthier-Boutin

Jade joined the Duvernay Veterinary Hospital team in 2018.  Over the last few years, she has worked in different calling centers as a supervisor and a specialist in incidents management.  Jade also volunteers in a shelter for exotic animals of all kinds.   She is the proud owner of two rabbits: Alice and Albert as well as a hedgehog named Boo.

Kim Dillon-Bernatchez

Kim Dillon-Bernatchez

Kim joined us in October 2016 as a Technician Assistant. She obtained a diploma in Health and Hygiene from the Centre de formation l’Impulsion in January 2016. Previously, she has worked as an attendant in an Intermediate Resource for the mentally and intellectually disabled, and at the SPCA from 2007-2008. Health and animals have always been a passion for her!

Jacinthe Larin

Jacinthe Larin

Jacinthe has been with us since 1990 as a secretary-receptionist. In 2007, she returned to school in Information and Library Technologies in a planned carreer re-orientation, but has remained with us as part-time administrative assistant.

Savannah

Savannah

Meet Savannah! Our well-loved and loving mascot! She is an 'old soul', with an Olympian calm that charms even the coldest heart! No can resist her!

We love you, Savannah! xxx

Maui

Maui

Our hospital's newest mascot! Rescued from euthanasia at 3½ months, and after 2 surgeries and one month recovery, she is now all better! Shy and quiet (for now), she is winning everyone's heart, especially Savannah's, whom she views as her big sister.

Welcome Maui! xxx