We put the patients first!
One of Dyan’s favorite things is interacting with people and building personal relationships. She’s also been a lifelong animal-lover. Dyan wanted a career that combined all of these things, and she found just that in veterinary medicine! She’s a proud member of the clinic’s front-desk team.
Dyan was born and raised in Hamilton, and she joined the Brant Animal Clinic family in October of 2018. She couldn’t be happier to launch her journey in pet care right here at the hospital, and she finds that no two days are ever quite the same—she’s constantly learning something new. Dyan’s favorite part of her job is getting to spoil the area’s adorable pets and meeting their loving owners every day.
As a child growing up, Dawn had the best playground – her grandparents’ farm in Teulon, MB. There, she was exposed to many different animals, from cows and horses to chickens and sheep, to cats, dogs, pigs, and bunnies. Being able to experience animal care in such an up-close and personal way fostered a deep love and respect for all living beings. As Dawn puts it, she didn’t choose the veterinary field, the veterinary field chose her.
Melissa has always had a passion for animals and their care. She grew up with large breed dogs, and rescued every stray or injured critter she could find, including wildlife. As a little girl, Melissa dreamed of being a DVM, but life took her down the path of human healthcare instead. After working tirelessly during the first two years of the pandemic, Melissa decided to follow her dreams and pivot to the veterinary world. While most of Melissa’s experience has been in emergency veterinary care, she is enjoying her transition to general practice and getting to know the clients and patients here at Brant Animal Clinic.
Julianna has a background in dog behaviour and training, and it was her experience in this field that led her to the veterinary world. When the time came for a career change, she decided to build on her skill set in the training world and learn more about the medical side of animal care—Julianna jumped headfirst into veterinary medicine by joining the Brant Animal Clinic family, and she hasn’t looked back since!
Unlike many of her colleagues, Eryn didn’t have any pets growing up. That didn’t allay her love of animals, though. In fact, the absence of them in her home drove her to seek out every opportunity she could to be around them. As she grew older, she knew she wanted to help pets for a living. As a veterinary assistant here at Brant Animal Clinic, Eryn is living her dream and loving every second!
Edi was always deeply touched by stories of animals suffering from disease or neglect, and knew that she wanted to do her part to make a difference. She realized that pursuing a career in the veterinary field was the perfect way for her to do that! Now, Edi gets to help not only pets, but their owners as well. She’s a Registered Veterinary Technician with the Brant Animal Clinic family.
After graduating from the veterinary assistant program in 2016, Brigitte took a year off before returning to complete the vet tech program. She graduated in 2019 and became registered that same year. Brigitte worked at a few clinics in Muskoka before settling into the Hamilton area. She joined the Brant Animal Clinic team in August of 2023 and hasn’t looked back since!
“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”
– Pam Brown