Arden Powell, DVMHospital Director
Dr. Powell graduated in 1988 from WCVM and he has been with us since 1990. He is the current owner of the Sardis Animal Hospital. Honest, patient and dependable, Arden has made an excellent Director. He is a technophile, an eonophile and enjoys travel.
Jack Anvik, DVMVeterinarian (Retired)
Dr. Anvik graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975 and founded Sardis Animal Hospital in 1976. He loves his family, sailing, and playing guitar. He is also a Diplomate of the ABVP, in Canine and Feline medicine and surgery.
Carli Ricka, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Ricka graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and has been with us since 2006. Fun, confident and enthusiastic, Carli is a great leader in our team. She loves her husband and four kids, fitness, trail running, and learning piano.
Christine Smetschka, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Smetschka graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and has been with us since 2013. A joy to have on our team, Christine is cheerful, fun, conscientious and very helpful. She loves her pets, gardening and a good book.
Rikke Danoe, DVMVeterinarian
A 2002 graduate of the Royal Veterinary University of Denmark, Dr. Danoe has been with us since 2014. Kind, patient, friendly and always helpful, Rikke is a great addition to our team. She loves friend and family time, hiking, travel, and the outdoors.
Tara Bocking, DVMVeterinarian
[Bio coming soon]
Our Veterinary Technologists
Arlana Powell, AHTOffice Administrator
Arlana graduated from Fairview College in 1981 and has worked in many clinics as a Veterinary Technologist. She is our capable Office Administrator. Arlana is calm, focused, organized and helpful and she loves gardening, quilting, family and pets.
Helen Turner, RVTVeterinary Technologist
Helen graduated from Fairview College in 1980 and has been with us since 2010. An invaluable member of our team, Helen is hardworking, enthusiastic and compassionate. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, kayaking, birding and volunteering.
Coreen Lunt, RVTVeterinary Technologist
Coreen graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 1988 and we’ve had the pleasure of working with her since 1994. She is efficient, hardworking and supportive – and her talents shine in the OR. Coreen loves family, soccer, running, travel and gardening.
Jocelyn Lavoie, RVTVeterinary Technologist
Jocelyn, a Thompson Rivers University graduate, has been with us since 1995. She is kind, compassionate, hardworking, supportive and an essential part of our team. Jocelyn loves gardening, soapmaking, cooking, reading and learning new things.
Lynn Burks, AHTVeterinary Technologist
Lynn graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 1996, but she’s been with us since 2004 (although she’s been working in pet care since 1990!). She is thorough, kind, caring and dedicated. Lynn loves gourmet cooking, kayaking and animals.
Marrissa, RVTVeterinary Technologist
Marrissa began working with us as a kennel assistant while in highschool and has since graduated from TRU as an Animal Health Technician. She loves the nursing aspect of her job, and her coworkers appreciate her cheerful and positive attitude.
Our Reception and Client Care
Pat has worked in veterinary offices for most of her career and in 2008 she brought her expertise to ours! Sweet, calm and supportive, Pat is an effervescent presence in our office. She loves pets, quilting, gardening and friends.
Dee recently immigrated to Canada from Australia where she worked in a large veterinary emergency hospital. She is a delight with her Aussie accent and unusual sayings. In her off time, Dee enjoys hiking, cooking, travel and animals.
J. H.Veterinary Assistant
J graduated from the West Coast College of Health Care in 2004 and she has been with us since 2014. She is knowledgeable, hardworking and thorough – a great addition to our team. She loves hiking, camping, natural health and nutrition.
Nicole graduated from the WCC as a Veterinary Assistant in 2004 and has been with us since March 2015. She enjoys family time, crocheting, camping, and antique shopping. Her upbeat personality is infectious and she is a great team player.