Our Veterinary Assistants


Emily grew up in the Ottawa Valley. Emily was an impressive co-op student who had completed the  Algonquin College Veterinary Assistant program, so we were eager to hire her. She has been with us for more than eleven years, continuing her learning curve. Today, Emily supervises and schedules the student veterinary assistant staff.

Emily loves spending time with her two golden retrievers, Amber and Brandy, who are litter mates and best friends. In her spare time, Emily takes care of other animals.


Marlie joined the practice in March 2011. She was one of our co-op students and we thought so highly of her work that we asked her to join us. Marlie has completed 2 years of university, studying Biology and her current plan is to become a nurse through the program at Algonquin College.

In between studying and working, Marlie loves to read and snuggle with her two cats, Zero and Moo.


Talia started with us as a Co-Op student during the summer of 2013. We enjoyed having her around, so we asked her to become a member of the team in August 2013. Talia is currently studying Psychology at the University of Ottawa and she hopes to make the change to the nursing program.

When she’s not working and studying, Talia enjoys spending time with friends and family. While she has no pets at the moment, her family is hoping to get a puppy in the new year.


Jessica first started with us as a Co-Op student in 2013, and she eventually became a member of the OVH team with the spring of 2014. Jessica is currently attending high school, with plans to start University next fall.

When not studying or working, Jessica plays competitive sports and enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Bella.


Erika joined the Orleans Vet team in May 2014, after completing her Co-Op placement. She’s currently in high school, with hopes to pursue her passion for the arts by attending the University of Ottawa for her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts.

In her spare time, Erika enjoys hiking with her Miniature Dachshund, Elmo, as well as horseback riding, drawing and yoga.


Mel has been with the Orleans Vet team since October 2104. She did a Co-Op placement with us through the Veterinary Assistant program with Algonquin College. When Mel isn’t working, she enjoys playing hockey and snuggling with her cats Midnight, Lucky and Skyy.


Morgan has been with us since October 2014. Since then, she has really been interested in becoming a veterinary technician. Morgan plans to attend Algonquin College in the fall of 2015, for the veterinary technician program.

In her spare time, Morgan enjoys spending time with her three Clydesdale horses, along with helping out around her family farm.