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Say hello to our amazing team

We are proud to work with a fantastic crew. This will help you put a name to the smile.

VETERINARIANS
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DR. KAYLEE BOHAYCHUK-PREUSS

DVM, M.SC.

Practice Owner

Dr. Kaylee Bohaychuk-Preuss graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and completed a Master’s degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences in 2016. She has worked in small animal and mixed animal general practice since graduation. In 2019, she completed an intensive two-year distance education course on feline medicine through the University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Bohaychuk-Preuss works with Alberta Helping Animals Society and volunteers on the registration committee for the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. When not in the clinic, she can be found playing violin, cross country skiing, mountain biking or curling up with her two cats – Lucille Bluth and Fomo.

DR. DARYL MEGER

DVM, MSc

Practice Owner

Dr. Daryl Meger graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Upon graduation, he worked in a mixed animal practice in Westlock for 8 years. He then went on and built the Whitemud Creek Vet Clinic in Edmonton and oversaw operations there until 2018. Since that time he has been working with companion animals in the Edmonton area. He has volunteered his time on the Investigation Committee with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, the admissions committee for veterinary medicine in Saskatoon and is the current President of the Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians. He enjoys the outdoors, gardening, traveling and playing guitar for his Chihuahua Tuggy and his Golden Retriever Lily.

MANAGEMENT 

CANDICE MURRAY

PRACTICE MANAGER

Candice graduated from Université de Concordia in Montréal with a B.A in Counselling & Sociology. She has worked in many facets of the pet industry for over 20 years, honing her animal behaviour modification skills, earning her CCPTDT, APCP, CAPDT.

She has trained rescued wildlife and farm animals for Fear Free Biomedical Administration - helping animals receive the veterinary care they need- without force or sedation. 

After serving alongside a team of trainers and Sûreté du Québec by developing a training program for forest search and rescue using ravens, Candice relocated to Edmonton working the veterinary field here in Alberta for almost 3 years.

When she's not at Capilano with her awesome team, she's definitely hanging out with with her motley crew, Monty, Lola, Sghetti and Meatball

TECHNOLOGISTS

SHAWNA-LEE ANDERSON

Lead RVT

Shawna-Lee Anderson graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2013. Since then she has been honing in on her animal behavior, and dentistry skills. She has a strong passion for training future animal health professionals; and mental health amongst her colleagues and clients. She looks forward to providing your pets with the utmost compassion and respect. As well as helping build up this fantastic team.

When not working, she spends her time gardening, exercising and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband, Duncan, their toddler Evelyn, Border Collie x Aaida, DLH Mister and her fish.

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MELINA COLE

RVT

Happy to be back home in the prairies, Melina completed the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, having graduated in 2022. As a new technician, she is eager to continue learning from her peers and is determined to do the best she can for each animal she meets, from the biggest Bernese to the cutest kitten, even rescuing spiders from the break room!

During the summer she likes being out and about, longboarding with friends, growing food in the backyard, or throwing herself into the wilderness to go backpacking. In the colder months, when she’s not snowboarding, she’s likely sketching or painting while watching streamers game, her rescue cat Pumpkin never too far away.

JESSICA STRASHOK

RVT

Jess graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2013. She has a passion for client education and loves a busy day at the clinic with lots of puppies. Jess is proud to work with such a great team right in her own community of Capilano, giving back to friends, neighbours and their companion animals. 

She has 1 fur baby at home- a medium mixed breed dog named Monty and 2 not so furry daughters. When she’s not at the clinic, you can find Jess buried under a pile of fabric as she is also an avid seamstress and makes the cutest kids clothes!  She also has an interest in gardening (duh!) and decorating cakes.
 

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MALIKA RIX

RVT

Malika graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2022 and has been working in the field since 2021. She loves working with animals big and small, often preferring them to her human companions.

When she’s not making friends with all of the little critters in the clinic Malika enjoys hiking, painting, and spending time with her fish, Todd.

SUPPORT STAFF

KAYLA ZEINER

Hello! My name is Kayla Zeiner of course I love animals! I have 2 cats and one very silly Golden retriever. I also love baking and playing guitar! As a receptionist here, every day is a great day. Although, my job mainly consists of answering phones and greeting customers, I love greeting all of your pets and being a part of a team that works towards amazing things every day!

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MAYA EL-SMEILI

Maya graduated from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program from CDI College in 2022 and has been working in the field since. She has a deep love for all animals, especially her two little fur babies, Pluto and Fat Man.

Working with animals has always been a dream of Maya’s. To be able to live out that dream and be apart of such a great team is a once in a lifetime blessing. She is so excited to get to see every pet that walks through the front door and to offer you her best service!

CASSIDY ONIONS

Hi, I’m Cassidy! I have worked with dogs for many years at various daycares/kennels throughout the city. I have 2 dogs of my own – a spunky Boxer Catahoula cross, and an anxious Staffordshire Terrier cross. 

In my spare time, I like to go camping, hiking, and of course watch Netflix. I am also into photography. I love capturing those perfect moments and memories.

I am beyond grateful to continue working with animals and helping them be as comfortable as they can while visiting our clinic. I look forward to meeting each and every one of them!

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KACIE REICHERT

Kaci is an aspiring RVT, having recently completed her first year in Animal Health Technology at NAIT. When she's not dedicated to her studies, Kacie finds herself in the company of her horses, her black lab named Toby, and her two adorable cats, Fifi and Ollie.

 

In her free time, Kacie enjoys reading, indulging in outdoor activities, and making memories with her family and friends. Joining the Capilano team is a dream come true for Kacie as she continues to fuel her passion for animals and eagerly looks forward to further learning and meeting everyone's incredible pets along the way.

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