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 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.

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.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Meryssa Boulianne, AHT

I’ve always had a passion for taking care of animals for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until I was 13 where I had decided to pursue a career in the animal field after the loss of my first cat. I graduated from Vanier College’s Animal Health Technology program and have an interest in parasitology and pharmacology. I started working at Animal 911 in 2017 as a kennel attendant followed by becoming a veterinary office assistant (VOA). After graduating, I have started my new position as an Animal Health Technician. I currently have 3 lovely cats by the name of Micky, Marly, and Macy and hope to eventually adopt my first dog.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Tanya Giapitzian, AHT

My name is Tanya and I’m an Animal Health Technician. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had this deep-seated passion for animals. I’m still that girl that will rescue a drowning bug because I hate to see any living thing suffer. I’ve had pets my whole life, ranging from tiny goldfishes to huge Rottweiler. I decided to pursue a career in animal health pretty early in my life. I started working at Animal 911 as a veterinary office assistant in 2016. I graduated from Vanier College’s Animal Health Technology program in 2018 and pursued my career at Animal 911 as an Animal Health Technician. I currently have a beautiful beagle named Lucky and a lovely cat named Filou.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Michelle Csenar, CAHT

My name is Michelle. I graduated from the Animal Health Program at Vanier College and received my certification in animal health in 2014. I worked for a short period of time at an exotic clinic before joining the Animal 911 team in 2017. My favorite part of my profession is teaching owners how to provide the best care for their pet and of course, getting to cuddle my patients.

I do not have any of my own pets at the moment. But I have 3 adopted kitties that live with us at the clinic: Dennis, Lola and Kayla whom I love very much.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Leanne O’Hara Bergeron, AHT

Bio coming soon!