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 favorite part of working at Sunrise is building relationships with our valued clients; their furry, scaled and feathered companions are just a bonus!
When not in the clinic, she will be found in the mountains camping or with a snowboard, snowshoes or hiking boots on.
Delaney shares her home with her husband and her two beloved rescue cats; Parmesan and Pogo (he was renamed Pogo when he was surrendered and we amputated his broken leg!)
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!
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.
Hannah is the jack of all trades here at the clinic! She works here in an assortment of crucial roles - veterinary assistant, social media manager and head of PR.
She had dreamt of working in a veterinary clinic her whole life. She’s always had a special place in her heart for all of our feline friends especially. Hannah completed her Animal Care Aide course in 2016 and from there specialized in dog training for 3 years until eventually finding her home here at Sunrise.
Currently, she has one canine companion named Georgia and a cat named Reign. She hopes to broaden her education in animal behavior and graphic design in the near future and has a side hobby of photography, videography, and making videos on YouTube.
Ella is our receptionist, and anyone in her presence can see her warmth and gentle ways! She knew when she was a little girl working in the animal health field was what she wanted to do. Her mother has worked at veterinary clinics as long as she can remember and she always loved the idea of one day doing it herself. She will be starting her Animal Care Aide course this year and hopes to pursue a career in the veterinary field as either a technician or veterinarian.
She has a puppy named Razzle and a cat named Ted. Her hobbies outside of work are fitness and rugby.
Her favourite part of working at Sunrise is getting to see everyone’s adorable companions and the passion in the workplace.
Daniel is a certified animal care aide with the intention to get his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in the future. He has a special interest in exotics (especially birds!) which has led to him caring for a flock of cockatiels and a collection of tarantulas.
When he isn’t in the clinic, he’s often exploring the island with his friends, sitting down with a video game, or reading a good book. The birds certainly keep him busy too!
His favorite thing about working in a vet clinic is experiencing the animal-human bond, as well as connecting with the pets and their parents.
Kari recently graduated from The Academy For Dog Trainers and holds a certificate in training and client counseling. She also has years of experience with the BCSPCA and doggy daycare/boarding facilities!
Kari’s favourite part of the job is providing assistance to our caring clients and their furry family members.
In her free time, she’s immersed in all things dog related and has 5 of her own! Ripley, her Boston Terrier, rarely leaves her side and they enjoy ball time, running and learning agility together.