Ericka, Practice AdministratorEricka Canales, Practice Administrator

Ericka Canales has a variety of tasks that help the practice run smoothly every day. She's involved in human resources, answering client calls and questions, and oversees the running of the practice. Seeing the "big picture" is her strength.

Prior to opening the Veterinary Center with her husband, Dr. Ryan Canales, Ericka worked in environmental education, grant writing, and coastal policy for more than 12 years. She has a Master's Degree in Environmental Planning and Policy.

While managing the hospital, Ericka is able to combine two of her passions: "giving back to our community, as well as making our clients pet's lives long, happy and healthy. It also doesn't hurt that I get to work with my husband/best friend every day."

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Sara, Practice Manager and VTSara Eisenhauer, Practice Manager & Veterinary Technician

Sara has a diverse and outstanding background in animal studies. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she majored in wildlife and fisheries sciences. Sara then excelled as an avian wildlife rehabilitator for seven years at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee. At VINS, Sara oversaw the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation, where her team succeeded in releasing many birds back to their natural habitat. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her camera and binoculars in hand.

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Karen, Lead Veterinary TechnicianKaren Boychick, Lead Veterinary Technician

Karen moved to Vermont from her home in New Jersey in 2016. She graduated in 2012 from the Pennsylvania State Univeristy with a bachelor's degree in animal sciences and then in 2014 from Montclair State University with a master's degree in biology. Aside from working with animals, Karen has been a college instructor for three years, educating students about biology and human anatomy. Her passions include sports, baking, drawing and spending her day with her rescued dog, Sam. She hopes to spend her free time "exploring everything Vermont has to offer."

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Megan, LVTMegan Canavan, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Megan is a born and raised Vermonter. She is very passionate about her career in this field. She graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2015 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her free time she likes to hang with her cat Juliet and doing arts and crafts.

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Emily, Vet AssistantEmily Schuchman, Veterinary Assistant

Emily is currently a biochemistry major at Saint Michael’s College Class of 2018 with the intent to go on to vet school. Growing up in Harpursville, NY, Emily surrounded herself with horses. In addition, she is an avid outdoors woman and is an instructor for St. Michael's Adventure Sports Outdoor program.

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Ana, VTAna Karajanova, Veterinary Technician

Originally from Tennessee, Ana is experienced veterinary technician who has relocated to the area. She has worked in veterinary medicine for over 8 years with additional experience a variety of specialties practices with her favorite being neurology. When she's not working she loves hanging with her cat Misha.

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