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Julianna

Julianna

Veterinary Assistant

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! 

Julianna grew up in Niagara Falls and earned her dog training credentials through the Canine Academy. She ran a doggie daycare facility alongside a friend of hers, gaining invaluable experience in the field, before deciding to move on and explore the world of veterinary care. Julianna joined the Brant Animal Clinic team in September of 2020, and was immediately blown away by the compassionate and skilled team of professionals she worked with. She couldn’t be happier with her choice!

As an Assistant, Julianna finds that one of her favourite things to do is take X-ray scans, and she loves that way that getting an internal picture can help inform treatment. Most of all, she enjoys meeting the area’s pet parents and their adorable companions on a daily basis.

When she’s not at work, Julianna likes spending time with her family and boyfriend, and she loves to dote on her own pets every chance she gets. She shares her life with Braska, a retired racing Greyhound who is an absolute goofball, as well as a pair of bonded rabbits named Theodore and Valentina.


Dyan

Dyan

Customer Service Representative

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.

Dyan lives in the country with her husband and daughter. The family shares their lives with several wonderful pets: Kitty the cat, who loves to help Dyan with the dishes by licking them clean; Rocky the Rottweiler/Husky mix whose favorite pastime is chasing rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and birds in the backyard; and an appropriately named potbellied pig, Diva, who lives indoors with her family but loves lounging outside in the warmer months.


Edi

Edi

Registered Veterinary Technician

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.

Edi is originally from Poland and came to Canada just before turning 18. She completed high school here and completed a year of zoology studies at Laurentian University in Sudbury before transferring to the University of Guelph to study biological science. Next, Edi attended Sheridan College in Brampton to study in their veterinary technology program—she graduated in 2017 while already working for the pet clinic where she’d completed her clinical placements.

When the time came for a change of pace from the emergency hospital she’d been working in, Edi was thrilled to find an opening here at Brant Animal Clinic. She’s been a member of the clinic family since July of 2020, and loves using her skills to focus more closely on individual patients and their loving owners.

Edi lives in Stoney Creek with her husband, Karol, and their beloved dog, Kelso. In her spare time, she loves to garden, work on home-improvement projects, read great books, and dote on her four-legged friend.


Gianella

Gianella

Veterinary Assistant

Gianella spent the first seven years of her life in Peru. Seeing so many stray animals roaming around, without access to adequate veterinary care, broke her heart and made her feel helpless. This childhood experience ultimately inspired her to learn more about animal health and welfare. Today, as a Veterinary Assistant, Gianella is able to apply her love of learning, science and animals on a daily basis.

To pursue her passion, Gianella volunteered and eventually worked at several animal hospitals while attending school. In 2020, Gianella committed full-time to the Veterinary Assistant program at Mississauga. She joined the Brant Animal Clinic in December of 2021.

Professionally, Gianella enjoys the start-to-finish process of checking patients in. A lifelong learner, Gianella never shies away from asking questions because she knows doing so will not only help her improve her knowledge and skills, but also enable her to deliver a better experience to our clients and their pets. She often refers to the team as her own personal encyclopedia!

Gianella currently resides in Hamilton with her boyfriend, Jordan; their two turtles: Slime and Snot; and two cats: Fang Gogh and Captain Stuart. Slime loves to shake his bum and do Micheal Jackson-like poses underwater while sleeping. Snot loves to bask on her dock, stretching out her front and back legs. Be careful not to spook her, though! If you do, she will run away screaming and make a big splash.

Fang Gogh is a troublemaker who loves to groom the faces and hair of his humans. If he’s comfortable enough, he’ll even give you nose licks and sometimes even love nibbles. When he’s not running around, basking in the sun, chasing his tail or shadows, or high off the nip, he can usually be found snoozing on his cat tower.

Captain Stuart has only one flaw: harassing you at feeding time. He’s not ashamed to scream meow in your ear if you DARE to sleep in. Stuart can be a bit of a snob and is very particular when it comes to affection. He can often be found cuddling and grooming the stuffed blue bunny he’s had since kittenhood.

Gianella’s hobbies include spending quality time with friends and family, watching TV shows and movies, going on road trips, and traveling to different parts of the world – especially anywhere tropical or warm with a beach or pool, or anywhere with cultural enrichment.


Rachel

Rachel

Customer Service Representative

For as long as Rachel can remember, she’s shared a special connection with animals. She was always the girl saying “can I pet your dog?” from across the street, or spending more time with the pets than people during family gatherings. This special bond, coupled with a lifelong desire to serve people, made a career in the veterinary industry the logical path to take. A brief stint in the financial sector during the pandemic – and its lack of social connection, warmth and development – led her back to the animal health sector and she hasn’t looked back since!

As a Customer Service Representative here at Brand Animal Clinic, Rachel serves as the voice you hear on the phone and the friendly face you see behind the desk when you first enter the clinic! She loves greeting our furry friends when they come in the door and hearing stories about how they fulfill their fur parents’ lives. Professionally, Rachel appreciates the opportunity to learn new things every day. She finds being a part of a team that ensures that pets receive the best quality of care and comfort very rewarding.

Outside of the clinic, Rachel resides in downtown Burlington with her boyfriend and their German Shepherd/Lab mix, Duke (a.k.a. Monkey, Sticks, Spooky Duke, and many more names other than his own…) Duke loves to carry sticks and has been dubbed the “branch manager” of the neighborhood. He also enjoys hanging around upside down on the couch, showing off his teeth. 

In her free time, Rachel enjoys practicing yoga and other healthy living activities, such as hiking outdoors. She also likes crafting and making keepsakes for her loved ones. 

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

 – Pam Brown