Our Team Members
Brenda was born and raised in the Vancouver/Burnaby area and has worked at BCPH for 31 years! Brenda has a cat named Fat Zoe who is 10 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. Growing up in a household full of pets, Kara has always had a strong passion for animal care. In her free time she enjoys drumming and playing guitar, cooking up tasty vegan recipes, spending time with her rescued hamster, and vacationing at her family’s cabin on Vancouver Island. Kara has spent countless hours volunteering at Maplewood Farm, animal shelters, and veterinary clinics, where she enjoys caring for animals of all shapes and sizes.
Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT), Lucy, was born & raised here in the lower mainland. A lifelong love of all creatures made a career in veterinary medicine a natural choice for Lucy. Entering the Veterinary field as a kennel hand and care assistant, Lucy has been working with animals professionally since 2012. In 2015, she graduated from Douglas College with a Diploma in Veterinary Technology and obtained registration shortly after graduating. A true cat lady, Lucy worked exclusively with feline patients both during and after college before joining the Blue Cross team in 2017. Lucy’s areas of special interest include veterinary dentistry, anesthesia and radiography. She and her partner live happily with their extended animal family that includes their cherished dog Brutus, and their beloved kitties Magnus and Mo. In the future, Lucy would like to further her education and pursue a Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in dentistry.
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 10 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.
Meet Germaine, the newest member of our team! Germaine grew up in the Richmond/Delta area and started at BCPH in September of 2018. She graduated from UBC with a bachelors of science degree, majoring in biology. Germaine has surrounded herself with animals by volunteering at the Delta Community Animal Shelter and by working at multiple veterinary clinics in the Metro Vancouver area. In her free time she enjoys hiking, baking, bowling, watching movies, and playing guitar. Germaine’s plans for the future include pursuing a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and one day owning a pack of at least 5 dogs!