Meet our Vets!
Dr. Amanda Booth was born in
13. She graduated at 17 years old with her B. Sc. obtaining the highest average in the University and winning the Lieutenant Governor's Medal and the Dean of Science Medal. She began her Veterinary studies that year at the WCVM in
Dr. Carla Bell graduated in 2005 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon before returning back to the Island where she had completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. She has now been practicing medicine for 17 years and we are very lucky to have her. She was eager to join the excellent team at Saseenos Veterinary Services and deliver the utmost in quality and caring medicine for the pets in the community. Since joining the clinic a highlight has been the lovely staff finding ways to brighten up each day in the office. Dr. Carla Bell's favorite aspect of the job is watching pets be reunited with family, being able to help others and that every day is a different challenge. It never gets boring! Currently when not caring for our four legged patients Dr. Bell has her own furry friends at home, her dog Lola, her cat Ninja and Nitro her goat. In her free time she enjoys hiking, hockey, exploring, puzzles and trying to keep up with her 2 busy boys!
Dr. Caitlin Wright graduated with honors from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. After graduation, she practiced in Langley, BC for several years and completed an internship in emergency medicine at the WCVM in 2015. Dr. Wright has been the recipient of the Hill's Intern of the Year award and the American Association of Feline Practitioner's Young Veterinarian award. Caitlin grew up in Sooke and was thrilled to join her long time mentors Dr. Booth and Dr. Bell at Saseenos Veterinary Services in 2017. Her areas of interest include dentistry, ophthalmology, anesthesia/pain management, and feline medicine. Her favorite part of practice is meeting all the animals and getting to know their families. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and spending time outdoors. Outside of veterinary medicine, her other passion is dance- she trains in classical ballet, contemporary, and swing dance. She shares her home with a very spoiled cat named Fergus.
Dr Marian Trudeau
Dr Marian Trudeau
Meet our Technicians!
Nyla was born and raised in Victoria, however she moved to Olds, Alberta to complete her education to become a Registered Animal Health Technologist. She graduated in 2004 and promptly moved back to the island to escape the snow! In 2005, she joined the team at Saseenos. If she had to choose, she would say that dentistry and anesthesia would be her two most favorite areas of veterinary medicine. Another great thing is that working in a clinic every day is different, you never know what you are going to get! Currently, she has two cats who are her "babies"; Kosmo, a Siamese cross and Orion, a purebred Burmese and she has recently added a purebred Boxer named Titan to the mix.
Meet our Office Manager!
Violette originally from Prince George, BC graduated from Port Moody Senior in 1993 and later Granville Business College in 1999. She has been in the vet industry for 23 years and joined Saseenos Vet Services in February of 2009. Violette chose this career as she always had an interest in vet med and considered being a DVM at one point. Her favorite part of the job besides the puppy and kitten cuddles is seeing pets who come in with some fairly interesting things going on and being able to watch the pets transformation through to recovery, it's so rewarding seeing pets come back from injuries or sickness to their happy selves again. Violette has a few furry friends of her own with 4 cats and 2 dogs living in her home. She has one eyed Jack, Leo, Jasper and Noire who is a tripod, her two dogs are Lexi the border collie who is also a tripod and Blaze her cheery Bernese mountain dog. When not at the clinic Violette enjoys camping, hiking, reading and endless road trips for children sporting activities. When in clinic we appreciate her ninja reflexes with some of our more agile patients.
Meet our Receptionists!
Sharise started at Saseenos in August of 2009, and quickly succumb to the beauty that Sooke had to offer. She became a resident shortly thereafter. Sharise's home is run by her sweet Staffordshire terrier named Tucker, and her adorable Chihuahua by the name of Chili, along with a few cats she's accumulated over the years. When Sharise isn't working away at the clinic, she can often be found hiking on our beautiful West coast trails, camping or checking out the local music scene.
Meet our Assistants!
Wren joined our practice near the end of 2021. Originally from Sooke, BC Wren has been with us for a year now. He chose this career as he has always had a interest in vet med combined with a passion for animals and helping others. His favorite part of the job is seeing how some interesting cases can be treated so the pet's can return to their happy selves again along with, working in the lab and of course all the cute patients we get in a day. Wren graduated from Edward Milne in 2018 and later took an Equine Sports Therapy program and graduated in 2021 which he uses to pamper the horses he spends time with. His favorite part of working in the clinic is our lovely staff and their willingness to help him learn about the industry. When not at work he can be found hiking, reading, camping, making some crochet crafts or spoiling his dog Jasper absolutely rotten. Wren hopes to go to vet school in the future.
Tyler graduated from Sprott Shaw college in 2022 and joined our practice soon after. Tyler's passions for animals and helping others has shown through in all aspects of her job making her a lovely assistant to have in our crew. She enjoys seeing all our patients, although is partial to puppies and kittens as we all are but is also really enjoying working in our lab and expanding her knowledge. Tyler's favorite part of working in the clinic is our staff (the two and four legged ones). When not at work she can be found teaching gymnastics to the younger kids as she herself was a gymnast for 10 years. Next year she plans to go to Tech school and we are so excited to see her grow in her career with us.