KVH Staff

Dr. Ellen Nicklassen
Veterinarian

About Me

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Dr. Ellen knew she wanted to be veterinarian since she was 4 years old. She began working  with veterinarians at the age of 12, and started at KVH in the year 2000. She graduated from UBCO with a bachelor's degree in 2002, and from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She took over KVH in 2017 and is passionate about giving the best care she can to each and every patient.

Dr. Brytann Youngberg
Veterinarian

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Christine
Registered Veterinary Technologist

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Christine graduated from TRU with an Animal Health Technologist Degree in 2013. She is the head animal nurse at KVH. When she isn't working with animals, she spends her time with her two beautiful children, 3 cats, and cockatiels.

Taylor
Reception

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Taylor is the lead receptionist and has been working at KVH for nearly 3 years. She loves her Persian cat Libby, rescue cat Dolly, and her family's two dogs Tilly and Tucker. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking around the Okanagan with her dogs. In the future, Taylor plans to take the Ultrasound Technician program.

Cori
Clinic Manager

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Cori is the newest member to our KVH family. She has 28 years of veterinary experience, working with equine and small animals. She has two beautiful children and her standard poodle Raven. In her spare time, Cori competes on a national level with her half Arabian horses.

Abbey
Reception

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Abbey joined the KVH team this past summer.  She is a wonderful artist, who enjoys painting and spending time with her beautiful son, two cats and dog.  She aspires to become a vet tech one day!

Angelina
Assistant

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Angelina is a long-time resident of Kelowna. She has built a small rehabilitation center at her home to work with feral, semi-feral, and injured animals. Angelina's love for animals has brought her to KVH where she has been employed since last fall.

Kristina
Office Manager

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Kristina works part time as KVH's office manager; she spends most of her time working with Paws It Forward dog rescue, which she is the president and co-founder of. When she isn't busy working with animals, she loves spending time with her two beautiful children and two dogs, Jack and Tugboat.

Paige
Assistant

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Paige is our newest assistant to join the KVH team. She aspires to become a veterinary technologist. She loves spending time with her cat Bellatrix and enjoying the great Okanagan outdoors.