Assistants help our days run smoothly by assembling and sterilizing surgical packs, cleaning kennels, and providing animal restraint as well as lots of love!

Meet Our Assistants


Christine Kramble


Christine has been working as an assistant since 2003 and realized she had a passion for grooming.  She has since opened her own shop called Shih Tzu’s Forever Grooming in 2017 in downtown Transcona.  As the name suggests, she is particularly fond of Shih Tzu’s.  She enjoys going to her cabin and spending time with her family.


Rhiannon Lightfoot


Rhiannon has been an assistant since 2016 and aspires to one day take the Registered Veterinary Technician course at Red River College.  In her spare time, she enjoys painting and spending time at the beach swimming.  She has a love for cats and sharks.

Raquel McCarthy


Raquel's love of all animals has motivated her to work at a local no kill rescue, before joining the TVH staff in 2019.  In her spare time she enjoys painting, drawing, and taking her dogs to the park.  She also loves to cook in her free time. 

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Matthew Brown


Matthew loves hockey and his favourite team is the Montreal Canadiens. He plays on a beer league team as a forward.  He also likes Delissio Pizza, dogs, cats, and thunderstorms.