Grace Veterinary Hospital Team
Dr. Adrian M. Russell
Dr. Russell grew up in Victoria graduating from the University of Victoria with a Bachelors of Science. In 1995, he traveled out to Saskatoon to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. After four very cold winters on the prairies, he graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999. Quickly, he and his wife returned to BC. His first position in Surrey which lasted for just under two years. After experiencing the lower mainland there was a strong, compelling desire to return to Victoria. He took a position at hospital in Saanich where he practiced on large and small animals. At certain times he certainly felt like James Herriot, practicing on sheep, goats, cattle, horses, the odd chicken, rabbits, guinea pigs, even a bearded dragon, dogs and cats! After 11 years practicing in Saanich he moved on out to Langford. While practicing in the Westshore he met many wonderful pets and their owners. After two years the desire to step out on his own finally came to fruition.
Dr. Russell is married and has three wonderful children, along with two Jack Russell Terriers. Jackie and Russell are constant entertainment for the whole family. Although he is quite busy with his family and new business he finds time to practice Aikido.http://ueshibaaikido.com
He has been known to say “I love to learn, I could listen to lectures all day, its the exams I hate!”
Registered Veterinary Technician — Kristyn Sharkey
Kristyn graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at Thompson Rivers University in 2012. She worked in wildlife rehabilitation before moving to Victoria. Since moving here, Kristyn and her husband have adopted Olive, a beagle cross, and Theo, a tuxedo cat!
Registered Veterinary Technician — Kristina Littlejohns
Kristina was born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 1999, after graduating from University College of the Caribou (now Thompson River University).
Kristina is married and has two daughters, and a senior beagle named Gordon. In her spare time she enjoys camping all over Vancouver Island with her family.
Receptionist - Berdine
Berdine has worked in the Veterinary industry for over 9 years in Ontario and BC. She has a menagerie of animals that she shares with her daughter, ranging from lizards to horses, as well as two grown up children! Spare time does not exist for Berdine, she is either caring for her animals, or working with her horses, but she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Veterinary Assistant – Allison
Allison has worked in the Veterinary Industry for over 11 years. She was involved in 4-H raising and showing cattle prior to working with animals as an occupation. At home she is busy with her toddler son Ayden and two rescue dogs "Chili" and "Higgins". She enjoys spending quality time with her fiance Tyler and playing softball.
Veterinary Assistant - Kristina
Kristina was born and raised in Victoria. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and English. In her third year at UVic, she began fostering dogs for a local rescue group and realized she wanted to work with animals as a career. She spent the next two years juggling school, working at a dog grooming salon, and fostering a variety of dogs and cats. Kristina has two dogs, Sophie and Maggie, and two cats, Storm and Roger.
Veterinary Assistant - BRANDY
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