Dr. Shilton Cheriaparambil, DVMVeterinary Medical Director
Dr. Shilton Cheriaparambil, DVM
Veterinary Medical Director
My professional mantra is 'People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.' As a veterinarian my role is to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and client education. I mentor an effective and productive veterinary medical team that advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, ensures a safe and effective hospital environment, and improves both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital.
Dr.Amritveer Toor, DVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Toor joined Whitemud Crossing Animal Hospital in June 2019. Her professional interests include small animal surgery (soft tissue), dentistry and small animal internal medicine. Dr. Toor is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. She holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Veterinary Science from Punjab Agricultural University, India. She worked as an associate small animal veterinarian in Newfoundland for 5 years, before moving to Edmonton. She lives in St. Albert with her husband and 8 yr old son. She enjoys travelling, music, cooking and gardening.
Saritha CheriaparambilBusiness ManagerSaritha Cheriaparambil offers support by managing the day to day business activities of our practice. With over a decade of customer service experience, Saritha is passionate about providing clients with exceptional service.
Amy Osborne, VMAClient Service ManagerAmy is an an integral member of the hospital management team. She strives to foster a hospital culture based on high quality patient care, exceptional customer service, teamwork and ongoing learning. Born and raised in Edmonton, Amy graduated with honours from NAIT's VMA program in 2014. She enjoys cooking, camping, traveling, and hiking with her dog Farley, a senior mixed breed.
Kathryn McKinnon, BSc, RVTRegistered Veterinary Technician
Kathryn here, I grew up in Edmonton and graduated from the UofA with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. I always knew I wanted to work with animals but was not certain which field I should follow. I moved to Europe for 2 years to get experience of the world and when I came back I went into the NAIT Animal Health Technology program. I graduated in 2017 and have been working as an RVT since. I love working with clients and their ‘4 footed friends’ every day and brining a smile to people’s faces. I have started to develop an interest in healthy weight management and dental care as I’ve been working in small animal clinics. Since coming to Whitemud Crossing I have adopted a ‘large horse’ aka Gimli, my Pyrenees x Akita beast who was just 5 months old when he came into our life. In my spare time I like to read and sing or go backpacking in the mountains with my husband.
Cassidy Kalke, BScVeterinary Assistant
Cassidy graduated with a BSc in Animal Health from the University of Alberta in 2018 and is currently attending the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT. Born and raised in Edmonton, Cassidy grew up surrounded by pets of all shapes and sizes and loved spending as much time as possible on her family’s acreage. This stirred Cassidy’s passion for nature and inspired her to pursue a career in the animal health field. At work Cassidy loves getting the chance to interact with animals every day and to meet others who share her love for furry critters. Outside of work Cassidy keeps busy spending time in the great outdoors with her two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Grizzly and Yogi who are always up for a new adventure.
Kristine Schaap, BScVeterinary Assistant
Kristine grew up in Medicine Hat and moved to Edmonton to attend school at the University of Alberta. Not knowing what she wanted to be when she grew up, she did know she wanted to work with animals and as such completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Health in 2017. Kristine has a keen interest in all species of animals and hopes to end up working as a Veterinarian or Zoologist one day. She currently does not have any pets so she is very grateful that she gets to work with your furry companions and give them all the cuddles. She enjoys going for wings every Wednesday, reading, and baking cookies!
Meghan NeufeldVeterinary Assistant
Meghan grew up in Edmonton with a love for all animals. For many years she has worked with horses and has since known that she wants to work with animals in her future, although she is not certain as to which specific field she wants to pursue. Meghan is currently completing her grade 12 year at McNally High School and plans to pursue an education in Animal Sciences at Olds College. When she's not otherwise occupied Meghan enjoys reading, horseback riding, and writing.
Emma BuchananVeterinary Assistant
Emma was born and raised in Edmonton and she is currently in her fourth year of the Animal Health program at the University of Alberta. Emma grew up surrounded by many different animals, from pet dogs and hamsters to a large variety of exotic amphibians and reptiles. This sparked her interest and love for animals at a young age and encouraged her to pursue a career where she can continue to learn about them everyday. When she isn’t helping your furry friends, Emma enjoys camping and hiking with her friends, baking and listening to music.
Kerra BoykoVeterinary Assistant
Kerra is currently in her second year studying at the University of Alberta in the Animal Health Program. Since she was little, she was always surrounded by animals which sparked her love and passion for their health. Kerra loves meeting and interacting with your furry friends but when she is not, she keeps busy by hiking, hanging with friends, or spending time with her horse or dog.