Veterinary Technicians

Registered Veterinary Technician

Stephanie Gagné, RVT, CCRA

Head Technician

Stephanie joined the Animal 911 team as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2003.  She has a love for nursing and all which that entails, with a particular passion for Orthopedics it seemed a natural addition for her to further her education and become certified in Canine Rehabilitation in 2009.  She therefore splits her time between being vet nurse and being in our rehab department.

In her spare time she enjoys a multitude of dogs sports including agility, dock diving and Frisbee with her two Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, her other fur kids include one cat and a chinchilla.

Tanya Millington, animal technician

Tanya Millington, AHT

My name is Tanya and for the past 4 years I have been working here at Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital. I graduated from the Animal Health program at Vanier College in 2003. I am happy to have found a hospital that shares the same philosophy on the standard of care I wish to provide to my patients and the “open door” policy we have with our clients. I believe strongly in the medicine that we practice and I am proud to be a part of this team!

Tanya with her cat and dog

Tanya St-Germain, CAHT

Tanya graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Vanier College. She did her clinical stage in a veterinary practice that is known for its reproduction specialty. As for her laboratory stage, she chose a rescue wild life center located in Montreal.

Tanya joined the Animal 911 team in 2011.She has many interests such as Hematology, Reproduction and Radiology – just to name a few! Tanya obtained her C.A.H.T. accreditation in 2014 and is interested in becoming specialized in internal medicine.

In 2013 Tanya assisted in creating the Animal Health Technology Tool Guide for the personal orientation project of the Commission Scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin. In her spare time she likes to volunteer for the wild life rehabilitation center and at the Ecomuseum. At home she has two cats and a lemon dog that she loves very much!

Gabrielle Vachon, TSA

Gabrielle Vachon, CAHT

I’ve had a passion for animals my whole life. Be it furry, feathered, or even scaly. I was known for rescuing toads from pools and ringing doorbells to inform neighbours their cat wanted in. So it came as no surprise to family and friends when I chose a career in animal health. I graduated from Vanier College in Animal Health Technology in 2013.

In my spare time I enjoy being active outdoors with my dog Cowboy. We hike, kayak, camp and ski. We also compete in agility dock diving and Frisbee. In 2013 we won first place in freestyle Frisbee at the Canadian National Championships. I developed a special interest in animal physiotherapy after seeing the benefits with my own dog.



Sabrina Rabeau-Gervais, AHT

My name is Sabrina and I am a veterinary nurse. In 2013 I successfully completed the Animal Health Technology program at Collège Lionel-Groulx.

I have a great passion for animals, especially for dogs and reptiles. I am the proud owner of several animals: a dog named Charlotte, three cats named Mika, Nacho and Zorro, as well as a ball python and a small crested gecko. They all require a lot of love but also patience and time, but I love every moment in their company!

At Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital I developed a passion for anesthesia and surgery. I absolutely love my work as a veterinary technician because helping and caring for our patients is a great source of happiness.

In my leisure time, I take care of my animals, I like spending time with family and friends, and I much enjoy music and cinema.

Emilie and her horse Joyce2

Emilie Gauthier, RVT

My name is Emilie and ever since I could remember I loved being around animals. That is why when I started taking the animal health program at Algonquin College, I knew it was the right career path for me. I graduated in 2014 and have been working at Animal 911 ever since. It has been a wonderful experience so far to be working with such knowledgeable co-workers!

I love assisting in surgeries and especially doing dental cleanings. I aspire one day to specialize in either anesthesia or dentistry!

In addition, I own two lovely cats, Dusty and Schou Schou. As well as a horse named Joyce which I ride for pleasure and take lessons to improve my hunter/ jumper and dressage skills.

pam and dozer








Pam Assels, AHT

I graduated from the Vanier College Animal Health program back in 2003. Working with animals has always been a passion, and what I wanted to do as a child. I have been working for Animal 911 since graduation and I have developed a passion for educating clients on nutrition.  I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else or with a more wonderful and dynamic team!  From the doctors, fellow technicians, receptionists, to groomers and kennel attendants, we all work together to provide the best care for your four legged family member.  I have come to value the relationships I have built with our clients and look forward to building many more new ones in the years to come.

My husband and my two daughters share my love of animals, and we live with 3 fur babies: my dog Dozer who is my old man and my two cats Max and Felix.










Chelsey Lough, AHT

Ever since I was old enough to know what a job was, I knew I wanted one that included helping animals. I was, and have always been, very passionate about animals and their well being. I remember always wanting to save every creature I found that needed help. I even rescued 8 baby ducklings when my mom witnessed mama duck get hit by a car. Growing up, I had many pets of my own of all shapes and sizes, from the tiniest of hamsters to the largest of dogs. Needless to say, when I found out about the Animal Health program at Vanier College I could not resist the urge to apply. I am now a fully graduated veterinary technician and am finally accomplishing my dream of helping animals in need. I would like to further my education and become certified in physiotherapy in order to increase my ability to help animals recover more quickly from injuries and surgeries. Until that time, I will keep fulfilling my duties as a veterinary technician and help my patients to the best of my abilities!