Our Team

Hello, my name is Teja,

I joined the Whyte Ridge Veterinary team in May of 2013, after completing my practicum here. I graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in 2013. I grew up in Morden Manitoba, but moved to Winnipeg to go to school.

Ever since I was young, I have always loved animals and wanted to help them in any way I can. I spent a great deal of my childhood out at my grandparents farm riding horses, which nurtured my love for animals. When I was 11, I got my first pet. A dwarf hamster named Ollie. I currently have a Lab mix named Gunner, a corn snake named Cheeko and a cat named Calvin. I am very happy and excited to be a part of the Whyte Ridge Veterinary team, and have gained a tremendous amount of experience in a very short period of time.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, hiking, and being outside as much as possible. I also enjoy going back to Morden and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Hello, my name is Selena

I started working at WRVH the beginning of summer of 2018, after I completed my first year of the Veterinary Technology program at Red River College. I am now graduated as of May 2019 and have started my journey as a full time Registered Veterinary Technologist. I never would have thought I would be working with exotics as well as dogs and cats; I love the variety so much and wouldn’t change a thing.

I currently have two cats named Arthur and Merlin and a box turtle named Olive. In my spare time I enjoy camping and playing video games.

Hello, my name is Rachel H.

I started at Whyte Ridge Vet Hospital as a volunteer in May of 2019, and I'm happy to report that by August they decided to adopt me.

I've always loved animals and started my menagerie with two gerbils when I was 13. Although Sweetie and Poppy aren't with us anymore, they did pave the way for my current herd: Blue the Dog, Chihiro the Conure, Peanut the Tarantula, Pharaoh the Dumeril Boa, and two Gargoyle Geckos named Brunch and Crocodilly.

I am currently attending the Veterinary Technology program at Red River College.

In my spare time I enjoy making my pets watch scary movies with me. I also choreograph sword fights for Theatre and Film!

Hello, my name is Lauren

I started at Whyte Ridge Veterinary Hospital in August 2020 after graduating from Robertson College's Veterinary Office Assistant program in June.

I have had a number of different pets over the years, including frogs, three rats named Opie, Milo, and Smudge, and birds, including my current budgies, Cygnet and Emerald. Working in a clinic that sees such a variety of animals is definitely a dream come true!



Hello, my name is Janet

I started at WRVH in October 2020 and boy has it been a journey so far! As a child I dreamt of being a veterinarian. I have loved animals for as long as I can remember. I also have always had an interest in health care and working here has tied both of those interests together under one roof.

Although life took me in a different direction, I am happy I have found my way here. I feel blessed that I have found employment that is so rewarding and comes with so many cuddles.

Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time with my family and my best canine friend Sasha. I like to go hiking, camping and travelling and any activity that takes me outdoors in the summer. In the winter months, you will find me under a blanket with Sasha enjoying a great movie and popcorn.

Hello, my name is Rachel D.


I started at WRVH in March of 2021 and absolutely love what I do. I enjoy working with people and have always loved animals so working here is a great fit for me. Throughout my life I have been lucky enough to have 3 budgies, countless fish and my 13 year old Bichon Poodle named Nika. I have also recently become a Mom and have never been more proud.


Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, playing video games, watching Netflix and eating great food. I look forward to a long and bright future here at WRVH and hope to build both personal and professional relationships along the way. I also look forward to learning more about animal wellness and know I am in the right place to succeed in this.



Hello, my name is Sam

I graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant Program at Robertson College in 2019 and joined the WRVH team in the fall of 2021.

I have always been extremely passionate about animals of all kinds, though I have a special place in my heart for the scaled variety! I have owned many reptiles over the years, such as a panther chameleon named Krieger, a bearded dragon named Nugget, and a corn snake named Marceline. I currently own a cat named Shiloh, a leopard gecko named Derp, and a beta named Spicy.

I hope to attend Red River College to complete the Veterinary Technology program in the near future and am excited for the knowledge I will gain here on the way!

Hello, my name is Melissa

I started at WRVH in October 2021. I absolutely love the variety of patients I see here at Whyte Ridge now. Not only do I see just dogs and cats but I see birds, reptiles and pocket pets oh my! It is safe to say I have a new found interest in exotic animal medicine.

I have a rottweiler mix named Penguin and three cats named Jet, Peanut and Maple. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my pets.