Our Staff

Ericka Canales

Practice Administrator

Ericka Canales has a variety of tasks that help the practice run smoothly every day. She's involved in human resources, answering client calls and questions, and oversees the running of the practice. Seeing the "big picture" is her strength.

Prior to opening the Veterinary Center with her husband, Dr. Ryan Canales, Ericka worked in environmental education, grant writing, and coastal policy for more than 12 years. She has a Master's Degree in Environmental Planning and Policy.

While managing the hospital, Ericka is able to combine two of her passions: "giving back to our community, as well as making our clients pet's lives long, happy and healthy. It also doesn't hurt that I get to work with my husband/best friend every day."

Sara Eisenhauer

Practice Manager & Veterinary Technician

Sara has a diverse and outstanding background in animal studies. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she majored in wildlife and fisheries sciences. Sara then excelled as an avian wildlife rehabilitator for seven years at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee. At VINS, Sara oversaw the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation, where her team succeeded in releasing many birds back to their natural habitat. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her camera and binoculars in hand.

Karen Boychick

Lead Veterinary Technician

Karen moved to Vermont from her home in New Jersey in 2016. She graduated in 2012 from the Pennsylvania State Univeristy with a bachelor's degree in animal sciences and then in 2014 from Montclair State University with a master's degree in biology. Aside from working with animals, Karen has been a college instructor for three years, educating students about biology and human anatomy. Her passions include sports, baking, drawing and spending her day with her rescued dog, Sam. She hopes to spend her free time "exploring everything Vermont has to offer."

Megan Canavan

Certified Veterinary Technician

Megan is a born and raised Vermonter. She is very passionate about her career in this field. She graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2016 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her free time she likes to hang with her cat Juliette and doing arts and crafts.

Matthew Epright

Veterinary Technician

Matthew is a well traveled addition to our team and has a diverse background in customer service and animal care. He graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO, where he focused on avian and exotic animals. He greatly enjoys spending time outdoors in his garden, baking delicious goodies, and spending time with his kitties, Alchemy and Sorcery.

Madeline Cruger

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon...

Alex Lambright

Veterinary Assistant

Alex is currently a senior at UVM as an animal science major with pre-vet concentration. Born and raised in Averill Park, NY, Alex grew up training the family’s German Shepherd Schutzhund and helped out when she had 2 litters of puppies. She also has experience teaching obedience and agility classes. Alex has also worked at two other vet clinics in the past few years and recently worked on a glacier with 200 sled dogs in Alaska. She enjoys hiking, running and volunteering at local shelters when not working in the practice.