Meet Our Team
Delaney began working at Sunrise Veterinary clinic as a teenager, and has come full circle to now be one of the team's strongest leaders. Her favourite part of working at Sunrise is building relationships with our valued clients; their furry, scaled and feathered companions are just a bonus!
Currently, she has no pets besides her trusty fish Chilè. She imagines the near future with a hobby farm. Delaney is also a First Responder and Firefighter.
An essential part of the Sunrise family since 2011, Tanya LOVES helping pets and their families live happier, healthier lives — and it shows! Her strong, sensitive leadership keeps our team running smoothly. When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Tanya spending time with her family and their chocolate lab, Nootka.
VETERINARY NURSING STAFF
Vanessa graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2013 and practiced in Saskatchewan before relocating her family to Vancouver Island to work at Sunrise Veterinary Clinic.
She has two senior cats: a polydactyl named Tsunami with 24 toes, and a food thief called Chinook.
When she's not at the clinic, she loves living her best island life, exploring trails and beaches with her husband and two young children. Fun fact: Vanessa and Dr. Carly were roommates while they were university students. Ask Vanessa who was the better cook!
Jeanie is a Animal Health Technologist Student, and part of the Sunrise Veterinary Clinic Mentorship Program, studying to be a Registered Veterinary Technician while working. Jeanie was inspired to be an advocate and a voice for animals while travelling in Southeast Asia, seeing many homeless animals in need of care. Her pets are mixed breed dogs Chica and Haze, the sweetest and most loving doggy duo in town.
Brianna is an Animal Health Technologist Student, and part of the Sunrise Veterinary Clinic Mentorship Program. Brianna first obtained a university degree in natural sciences, but was inspired to pursue change when she lived in Mexico for several years and witnessed first-hand how animals suffer when not given adequate medical attention. The most rewarding aspects of her job are seeing the relationships that clients have with their pets and providing them with the best possible care. She shares her home with Amigo, Bonita and Murphy (Mexican rescue dogs), a crazy cat called Tina, and a husband who tolerates them all.
Patty is one of the first warm smiling faces you see upon entering our doors. She recently moved to the valley, previously living in Alberta, Germany and Brazil before settling on calling Vancouver Island home.
In her spare time, Patty has her hands happily full with her husband, 5 children, and 5 grandchildren. She also loves baking and crocheting.
Melaina is a kennel attendant at Sunrise Veterinary Clinic. She would like to be a veterinary technician, a horse trainer or riding coach when she grows up. She has a horse named Chevy, a pony named Mr. Poppers Penguin and a cat called Hunter. Melaina loves to horseback ride during her time off and she also loves Star Wars.
Aislinn works at Sunrise Veterinary Clinic as a kennel attendant, keeping things clean and assisting the nursing staff where needed. When she grows up, she wants to pursue a career as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has been inspired by her love of the many animals she has at home. She has two little dogs named Maeve and Freya, two cats named Beatrix and Clementine, an old rabbit named Torvald, and a retired horse called Splash. When she's not at work, Aislinn plays the piano and listens to classical music.