Meet Our Team

Dr. Jen Sletmoen graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and joined our team in 2014.  She became our practice owner in July 2018.  She has a special interest in preventive medicine and chronic disease management, with focus on quality of life for pets and their families. She is always learning new treatments and techniques to provide current recommendations and effective care for her patients.  She lives on an acreage with her husband, Michael, and their furry family consisting of Henry the border collie, Cirrus the blue-eyed cat and their horses named Freda and Gale.  Dr. Sletmoen enjoys spending time with family and friends; exploring new places and visiting her hometown of Fort Frances, Ontario; going to plays, concerts and sporting events; biking and yoga; reading and trying new recipes.  


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Dr. Borys Agarkov graduated from veterinary medicine in Ukraine in 1999. He then moved to Israel and worked as a veterinarian in small animal practice there for over 15 years. He moved to Canada in 2018 with family: his wife Yulia, son Georgy, son Arkady, daughter Nina, two dogs named Cookie and Candy and three cats called Fox, Julie and Shemesh. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, fishing, picking forest berries and mushrooms and collecting coins. Dr. Agarkov has a special interest in feline medicine and behavior and looks forward to meeting you and your pets.


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Cindy Shymko has been with our team since we opened our doors. She is currently our hospital administrator and has been a Registered Veterinary Technologist for over 30 years.  She has a special interest in laboratory analysis.  She lives on 5 acres with her husband Curtis and they have two sons Kyle and Devon.  She is the recipient of the 2010 Manitoba Animal Health Technologist of the year award.  In her free time she enjoys travelling, sports, snowmobiling and spending time at their cottage.


denta_001.jpgJen Hunnie joined our team in 2003.  She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Red River College in 2003.  She has a special interest in client education, diabetes and dentistry. She lives in the country with her husband Dave, daughter McKenna, son Joel, bunny Wilbur and their dog Casey.  Most of her free time is spent with her family doing various outdoor activities.  She enjoys camping, travelling and scrapbooking.


Kristin Leach joined our team in 2006.  She graduated the Veterinary Technology program at Red River College in 2007.  She lives in Selkirk, has a daughter named Ellie, a cat named O'Malley and a Golden Retriever named Max. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, camping, and thrift shopping. She has a special interest in nursing care.


Caitlin Schultz joined our team in October of 2014 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist. She graduated from Red River College in the spring of 2014. She lives in the country with her husband Brennan and their pets: a Boston Terrier named Turbo and a cat named Scarlett.  Her special interests are labwork, nursing care and pet nutrition. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts, baking, and spending time with her pets.



carlissa Carlissa Spence joined our team in January 2021 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist. She graduated from Red River College in 2020. She lives in the country with her cat Kitty, pitbull Peach and Malamute x Chett and her horses. Her special interests are dentals, labwork and client communication. In her spare time she loves to cook and bake. 


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Melanie Kwiatkowski joined our team in 2001.  She graduated from the Receptionist/Office clerk course at Red River College in 2001.  Melanie lives in St. Andrews with her husband Tyler, their daughter Alexis, and son Logan.  She enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors and camping.  She has a senior dog named Lady and a cat named Ginny. 


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Courtney Vernaus joined our team in the fall of 2011 as our kennel attendant, and is now one of our receptionists. Courtney lives in Winnipeg with her fiancé Julien. Courtney spends her free time in Lee River, kayaking, rollerblading and boating. Her family has two German Shepherd mixes named Bellamy and Stella. Bellamy is a blood donor for the Canadian Animal Blood Bank. Courtney has a special interest in pet nutrition.


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Savannah Jolicoeur joined our team in 2018 as our Kennel Attendant.  She lives in Narol with her family and has 2 cats named ‘Tango’ and ‘Midnyte’.  In her free time she enjoys photography, spending time at the lake, gardening and playing with her cats. 


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Taylor joined our team in January 2020 as one of our receptionists, and is aiming to complete the Red River College Veterinary Technician program. She lives in Winnipeg with her four year old rescue dog named Addie, who is a blood donor for the Canadian Animal Blood Bank. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with spay and neuter clinics up north and taking long walks with Addie.


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Milo joined our team in March 2019. We were planning to find Milo a new home.  However, we quickly fell deeply in love with him and realized that his forever home was here. Milo loves stealing toys, hiding in cupboards and being sneaky by going into areas that he knows he’s not allowed.   He is very sweet, loving and cuddly. He loves his new life as a clinic cat. His calm and laid back personality is a perfect fit.  He enjoys watching us take care of our patients. He does like to sample from pet food bags so he is strictly behind the scenes, which is why you may not see his cute face. 

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Change in hours due to COVID-19

Monday:

8:30 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am

5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

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