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.

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.

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!

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.

Nicole Farr

Nicole Farr

Certified Veterinary Technician

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