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.
Allison brings her handsome sidekick, Gus Gus to work every day, and we have the pleasure of his happy greetings.
Outside of work, you can find Allison in her garden, tending her family of pets, cheering on her husband at running events, and being a solid supporter for the Victoria Humane Society, along with Gus.
Poch provides quiet, gentle care to the animals, and helps our doctors in many areas. Anaesthesia, diagnostics and laser therapy are a few of his countless strengths.
Poch and his wife have a busy life with their two girls. Creativity and joy are a big part of their world.
Outside of work, Miguel has a busy life with his family including his little Boston-Pug, Hercules, as well as with a full time career in another stream in our veterinary profession.
Olivia and her partner share their lives with Theo, a gorgeous (and smart!) Nova Scotia Duck Toller. They may be out on hiking trails, playing at the beach, and enjoying island life!
Lindsay is a steady hand in the reception area. She wakes us up early Monday morning with the coffee brewed strong. Lindsay plays a key role in keeping our inventory stocked, and our team organized. She is quiet yet confident, and is always willing to provide support to clients and patients. We love her laugh and presence at Breadner Veterinary Services.
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 ever entertained by their elegant feline, Dexie.
Beyond her role here, Emilie leads a full life with university courses, competitive synchronized swimming as well as adventuring with her adorable Miniature Aussie, Evee.
Her goal is to become a veterinarian and we support her wholeheartedly.
Say hello to her if you see her, and she will always greet you with a smile!
Outside of work, Kelsie enjoys time with family and relatives, stays physically active at the gym, and takes her family dog out for adventures. She's even been sky diving!