Mallory Klempan – Head Registered Veterinary Technician
Mallory completed the Veterinary Technician program at Algonquin College in 2015. Right after graduation she worked as an RVT in a mixed animal hospital where she practiced her skills in anesthesia monitoring of various species, sample collection and processing, nutrition, team medicine, radiography, dental prophylaxis and client service. She then joined the team at Riverside South as the head technician in 2019, offering her support and taking care of the behind the scenes work that allows for things to run smoothly. In her spare time she enjoys biking, horse back riding, cooking and relaxing. She shares her home with her bunny, Henrietta.
Kristina Prasil – Registered Veterinary Technician
Kristina graduated with a BSc in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 2014. She worked in human medicine for a year before finding her true calling: working with animals. In 2017, she graduated from Algonquin College’s Veterinary Technician program and soon after became an RVT. Kristina began her veterinary career working in emergency medicine at Alta Vista Animal Hospital before finding a place with Riverside South Animal Hospital. She is passionate about emergency medicine and critical care and hopes to one day specialize in those fields. She is owned by “Massa”, a rambunctious sled dog rescue from Iqaluit.
Terri-Lynn Scott – Registered Veterinary Technician
Terri-Lynn completed the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Lawrence College in 2011. She then worked at the Ottawa Humane Society for over 4 years. Terri-Lynn joined our team after moving back to Ottawa from her hometown of Whitby where she worked at a small animal clinic for 2 years. Terri-Lynn is very compassionate and always has a smile to brighten your day. Some of her daily duties include taking medical histories, placing IV catheters, pulling blood, running laboratory tests and performing dentals. She has a special interest in exotics, nutrition, behaviour and animal enrichment.
Terri-Lynn shares her life with her fiancé Brad, daughter Isabel and their dog Kaylee (Parsons Russel Terrier). In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, camping, hiking, reading and baking.
Alexandra Geneau – Registered Veterinary Technician
Ally is one of the newest RVT’s to join Riverside South Animal Hospital’s team. After graduating from the veterinary technician program at Algonquin College in 2016, she quickly went to work at the Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge, which sparked her interest in rehabilitation. She hopes to further this interest with continuing education and by providing laser therapy at the hospital. For now, Ally enjoys working in small animal practice to help educate everyday pet owners on giving their furry little ones the best possible care.
Jennifer Rider – Registered Veterinary Technician
Jennifer graduated from Algonquin College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2016, and after two years of working in various small animal clinics in her hometown of Toronto she made the move out to Ottawa. She found Riverside South Animal Hospital to be the perfect fit of amazing staff and fantastic medicine, and so she now spends her days placing IV catheters, monitoring anesthesia and cuddling every animal that comes to visit. In her spare time you can find her taking care of several aquariums, cleaning up after an anxious Leopard Gecko, being bossed around by her two cats Panzer and Myth, and being dragged around by her Potcake Ciri.
Megan Billey – Veterinary Assistant
Megan graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at Algonquin College in 2015. She worked at the Alta Vista Animal Hospital and has great experience in Surgery, Emergency, and even ICU! Some of Megan’s daily duties include answering the phone, booking appointments, and cleaning, and she is always the shining smile when you walk in the door! Behind the scenes you can find Megan monitoring your pet as they are under anesthesia, she is a vital partner with the anesthetist!
Megan enjoys going camping, paddle boarding, horseback riding, snow boarding, and spending time with her dogs Bella and Lily. Megan also has 3 cats, a rabbit, and a turtle named Sheldon.
Kylee Bohm – Receptionist
Kylee is our primary receptionist and she is likely who you will be first speaking to when you call. She enjoys camping, fishing and spending her free time outdoors with her 3 rambunctious dogs.
Majid Abdullah – Kennel Staff
Majid joined the RSAH team in September 2020. He first started at the clinic as a Co-op student in grade 11. His passion for the well-being of animals and dedication to keeping the clinic running smoothly is expressed through his time at RSAH. He will be graduating high school in June 2021 and is pursuing post-secondary education in human kinetics.
Majid’s daily tasks include grabbing things from high shelves, preparing surgical instruments, assisting with restraining animals, keeping the clinic organized, and most importantly clean. He hopes to become a vet in the coming future.
Hannah Villeneuve – Kennel Staff
Hannah joined the RSAH team in September of 2018. Since then she has continued her studies; graduating high school in June 2021, and pursing post secondary education in the field of science. Hannah’s passion for animals and helping others has been expressed through her time at RSAH. Her daily tasks include animal restraint, preparing supplies for surgery and keeping the clinic clean. She hopes to become a vet in the near future.
Marissa Lentini – Kennel Staff
(Bio to come)