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.

Kirstin Ward

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kirstin graduated from Vermont Technical College in the class of 2017 and the class of 2019 with both an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology, and a Bachelor's of Science in Business Technology and Management (BS). Kirstin has worked as a Veterinary Technician Intern at Paw's for Thought in Highgate VT. She was born and raised in Northern Vermont Franklin County area where she looks after two of her adorable Labrador Retrievers. One that is a 5 year old black lab named Onyx and the other yellow lab who is 3 years old named Milo. During her free time, Kirstin enjoys skiing, playing slow-pitch softball and taking her dogs for long hikes.

Phil Horowitz

Veterinary Technician
Bio Coming Soon.

Kasey Permenter

Veterinary Technician

Kasey has a strong commitment to animal welfare. In 2010, she moved to Vermont from her hometown in New Jersey. She is a 2013 UVM graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science and a minor in Animal Science. She has over five years experience managing large animals across the Northeast, including, dairy cows in Vermont, alpacas on Martha’s Vineyard, and equines in New York. She is interested in small and large animal surgery, ophthalmology, and theriogenology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, hot yoga class, and spending quality time with her cats, skinny pigs, and betta fish.

Madeline Cruger

Veterinary Assistant

Madeline (Madi) graduated from the University of Vermont, class of 2018, with a Bachelor in Science. She majored in animal science with a minor in psychology and has been working in animal veterinarian clinics since 2016; she is currently taking post graduate classes and plans to apply to Veterinarian School. Madi was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago and left the Midwest to attend school on the east coast. Since moving to Vermont, she has filled her home with a variety of animals. She has a corn snake that goes by Yerba, a domestic short haired cat named Minka and a foster mutt named Rhea! Madi has also worked with exotic animals completing an internship at the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Boulder CO and an alpaca husbandry class in Ecuador. Madi enjoys skiing in the winter and exercising animals and painting year round, she loves to be outside!

Mariah Sears

Vet Assistant
Mariah was born and raised here in Northern Vermont and is currently attending Vermont Technical College to receive her Veterinary Technician Degree.

Nicole Farr

Nicole Farr

Certified Veterinary Technician

Bio Coming

Nicole Farr

Erin Moore

Certified Veterinary Technician

Erin is a transplant from Upstate NY by route of Florida. She has a number of years experience in both emergency and general practice. Outside of work, she is either with her partner training for on and off-road running races or playing with her animals.

Schnell Williams

Vet Assistant
Schnell is originally from Jamaica. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During her free time she loves playing with her dog Bruno.