Competent/Sincere/Compassionate

Ericka Canales

Practice Administrator

Ericka Canales has a variety of roles that help the practice run smoothly every day. She's involved in human resources, answering client calls and questions, oversees the running of the practice, as well as, organizing ways to give back to the community. Seeing the "big picture" is her strength. Prior to opening the Veterinary Center with her husband, Dr. Ryan Canales, Ericka worked in environmental education, raising over $5M in grant writing, and protecting coastal state/federal policy for more than 15 years. She has a Master's Degree in Environmental Planning and Policy.

Eileen Needham

Technician

Eileen graduated from Vermont Technical College in Spring 2020 with an
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology. When not at
work she enjoys time with her time working on her family farm, skiing, and
other outdoor activities.

Nicole Veneroso

Technician

Nicole has been a technician since 2018. She is currently finishing
her Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology. When not at work she enjoys playing
with her son and being a musician.

Kasey Permenter

Technician

Kasey has been a technician with the practice for over 2 and a half years. 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 of 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.

Barb Johnson

Technician

Born and raised here in Vermont, she graduated from Vermont Technical College in Spring 1982 with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology. When not at work she enjoys time with her granddaughter and pets and snowmobiling.