Staff

Ericka, Practice ManagerEricka Canales, Practice Manager

As practice manager, 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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Karen, Veterinary TechnicianKaren Boychick, 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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Sara, LVTSara Eisenhauer, 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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Ally, LVTAlly Eardley, Veterinary Assistant

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Emily, LVTMegan Canavan, Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Megan, LVTEmily 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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Tracie, LVTLynn Eisenbrey, Patient Coordinator

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Tracie, LVTShelby Couture, Veterinary Technician

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