We are a group of passionate, motivated, and dedicated individuals here to help you and your family. Meet the Breadner Veterinary Team!
Meet Our Team
Shelley’s philosophy has always been to provide care, all the while minimizing stress and anxiety in her patients. This is now recognized in the profession as “Fear Free” veterinary practice, and our practice has taken the initiative to become accredited in this designation. Shelley extends this further by extending this philosophy to the pets’ guardians, as well as to the employees at Breadner Veterinary Services.
Shelley’s medical interests extend across a wide range of topics. For many years she practiced equine medicine alongside small animal medicine and surgery. Currently under her guidance, the practice attends to dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and exotic pets such as reptiles and amphibians. Even the little wall lizards in the gardens receive admiration and shelter under the care of the Breadner Veterinary team.
Beyond veterinary medicine, Shelley holds a keen interest for the wilderness, with involvement in hiking and back country camping. Shelley can be seen hiking or cycling about the peninsula, with canine companion Gincee in tow. If you see her rolling about on the roadways, be sure to wave!
Shelley has also become well known for her artistry. Several of her art pieces bestow the walls at Breadner Veterinary Services. Friends also await her stories and cluster of photos that follow her many adventures into the wilds.
Dr. Conard joined the team at Breadner Veterinary Services in March 2004. Working as a Veterinarian is a dream come true for her as it combines her love of animals with her passion for medicine. Dr. Conard has a special interest in internal medicine, dentistry and cardiology as well as the medicine of birds and other exotic species. While not at the office, Melanie is a fierce competitor and highly ranked in outrigger paddling. Melanie and her partner share their lives with the intensely handsome and debonair Boone.
Michelle is currently a part-time tech and a full time mom to her beautiful son. Happily married to Glen, they share their home with a crazy but lovable Indy, a Welsh Springer Spaniel, and beautiful Golden Retriever Ere. Life is never dull when Michelle is involved!
Poch and his wife have a busy life with their two girls. Creativity and joy are a big part of their world.
Jody shares her active life with her husband and two children, along with a flock of happy chickens, her Cane Corso, Leroy, Tiger the mischevious cat, and a host of foster cats that become majestic Domestics in no time!
Cait shares her life with her husband, as well as their dog, Zelda the beautiful, and their Tuxedo cat Link. Gardening, outdoors along with family and friends are a big part of her life.
Lindsay has a keen interest in health and nutrition, and is involved in studies outside of her work. She shares her life with her partner, and her rescue dog Lupe. Lindsay and Lupe have made great strides with positive reinforcement behaviour methods, and we have seen Lupe grow to trust us more and be more at ease in her Canadian life, all thanks to Lindsay.
Laura can calm animals like no other ( including Dr. B? ) and their trust in her allows many procedures to be done without stress to all involved – people AND pets!
When she is not at the climbing gym, Laura can usually be found with a good book in hand. Laura shares her family dogs, Teddy and Willow with, who else? Her family! Laura and her partner are close to permanently fostering (aka adopting) the elegant feline, Dexie.
Kim is an avid athlete and is devoted to health and well being in her life. She shares her home with her partner and her adorable British Shorthair cat, Angus. Unfortunately, Angus could not join Kim in the forest to have his picture taken with her. However, you may spot Kim and Angus out for their daily walk around the neighbourhood!