OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Brenda was born and raised in the Vancouver/Burnaby area and has worked at BCPH for 37 years! Brenda has a cat named Fat Zoe who is 16 years old, and who thinks the world revolves around her. When she isn’t working, she enjoys travelling with her husband, Rob; along the way they have found a second home in sunny Arizona! Brenda enjoys spending time with her nephews, drinking chai tea lattes, and reading when she gets a spare moment.
Kara was born and raised in beautiful North Vancouver and has been part of the team since summer 2013. Having grown up in a household full of pets, Kara has always had a strong passion for animal welfare. Throughout her life, Kara spent countless hours volunteering at Maplewood Farm, animal shelters, and veterinary clinics, where she enjoys caring for animals of all shapes and sizes. In her free time, she enjoys playing drums and guitar, hiking, snorkeling, biking, and vacationing at her family’s cabin on Vancouver Island. She graduated from the Thompson Rivers University Animal Welfare Program and the Fear Free® Veterinary Certification Program in Summer of 2022.
Caroline is our clinic manager. She joined our team in the summer of 2014! She is pictured here with her little troublemaker, Georgia. Georgia is an SPCA special, and enjoys keeping Caroline on her toes. Before joining our team, Caroline spent five months travelling around South East Asia! While in Bali, she took time to volunteer at BARC (Bali Adoption and Rehabilitation Center), where she helped to care for stray dogs, cats, and even pigs. Caroline’s favourite activities include camping, cooking, hiking and spending time at the beach.
Meet Lani! Lani grew up on an apple orchard in the Okanagan with her many cats and dogs. She started in the veterinary industry over 11 years ago, working primarily with horses. Since then, Lani has moved to Vancouver, Edmonton, and back again, focusing her work on small animal care. Lani enjoys yoga, a bit of watercolour painting, as well as playing golf and biking with her husband. She happily lives on the North Shore with her two orange tabby cats, Fat Tony and Ariel.
Kathryn joined the Blue Cross team in June of 2019 as one of our veterinary assistants. After completing her Veterinary Assistant diploma in 2017, Kathryn’s career in animal welfare began working at a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in Winnipeg as a shelter care attendant. She moved back to the west coast after living overseas in England and, for a couple of years, back in her hometown in Manitoba. Her love of animals has always been an immense part of her identity. She graduated from the Fear Free® Veterinary Certification Program in Summer of 2022. When Kathryn is not working, her love of photography, scuba diving, hiking and travelling keep her very busy. Kathryn is pictured here with her family’s rescue dog, Gibson, on a hike in Manitoba.