» Phyllis Lowrie – Receptionist

Phyllis joined the Espanola Animal Hospital team in the fall of 2006. Her strong work ethic and welcoming personality make her very popular with our clients.

When she’s not providing first class client care, Phyllis performs with her Bluegrass band all over Northern Ontario.


» Jennifer Munro – Hospital Manager

Jennifer joined the Espanola Animal Hospital team in the fall of 2011. Her dedication to serving clients makes her an invaluable member of the team. Jennifer is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association distance program, and is working towards becoming a credentialed Hospital Manager.

Jennifer loves the outdoors and is often found fishing around Espanola and Manitoulin Island.

» Kali Holz, AAS, VT – Surgery Coordinator

Kali has been a part of our team since fall of 2012. She assists on all orthopedic surgeries, and on most advanced soft tissue surgeries. When not in the hospital, Kali and her horse Birdie train in the riding discipline of dressage, and compete on the National Dressage Circuit.

She is also owned by a highly adorable Weimaraner and two cats. Kali graduated from the Distance Veterinary Technology program in December 2018. She plans to write the licensing exam for Veterinary Technicians in spring 2019.

Aliisa Peura

» Aliisa Peura, B.Sc – Research Assistant

Aliisa joined the practice in March of 2017. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology and will be attending the University of Melbourne, Australia in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program starting March 2019. She assists with data collection, manuscript preparation, study design, and provides technical support; including 3D printing and product development as well as surgical assistance.

When she’s not working she enjoys spending time at camp with her family and her Border Collie.

Lydia Periard

» Lydia Periard – Registered Veterinary Technician

Lydia joined the practice in June 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College, and achieved Registered status in May 2018. She originates from Cornwall, Ontario, but her love for nature has brought her here. She is our Rehabilitation Coordinator and is in the process of becoming a certified CCRVN. When she’s not working, she can be found out and about with her Boxers, Ellie & Ivy.

Stephanie Smith

» Stephanie Smith – Animal Care Attendant

Stephanie joined our team early 2018. Stephanie graduated from the Veterinary Office Administration program at Loyalist College. Stephanie spends her spare time with her family, enjoying the North in and around her home town of Elliot Lake.

» Val Lacasse – Animal Care Attendant

Val joined the team in 2018 when she came to Sudbury to attend College Boreal in the Veterinary Assistant Program. She originates from Manotick, ON just outside of Ottawa. Val spends much of her free time outside of the hospital with her rescue dog Chase and her two horses, Money and Rose.