Our Careteam

Emily Pareta

Office Manager
Ever since she was very young Emily has had a strong love for animals and a true passion for animal care.

She currently lives in Cambridge Ontario with her Husband, two young children, two enthusiastic Boston terriers and their handsome senior cat. When she’s not at work Emily enjoys working in her garden, putting on a record and dancing with her kids.

She started with Woodlawn Veterinary hospital in 2006, working for 7 years as a receptionist. She then took 3 years off to start a family. She is happy to have returned to Woodlawn in the fall of 2016 as Office Manager and as always, strives to provide our valued clients and patients with individual quality care and is excited to make positive contributions in her new role.

Vicki Rice

Veterinary Technician
Vicki is a graduate, with honours, from the Animal Care program at Sheridan College. She is also a graduate from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College. She has loved her time working as a Veterinary Technician since 1994. Vicki has a special interest in the nursing and surgery side of her job but also enjoys assisting the doctors with appointments, radiographs and lab work. In her spare time she loves watching her boys play their various sports. You can usually find her at an arena somewhere when she’s not at work. Vicki shares her home with her family and an assortment of feathered, furred , shelled and finned pets.

Alyssa Kelly

Veterinary Technician
Alyssa grew up in Dorchester, Ontario (a small town east of London). She always knew she wanted a career involving animals because she enjoyed taking care of her family's cats and dogs. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal biology from the University of Guelph in 2009, and a diploma in Veterinary Technology from Ridgetown College in 2011.

​​​​​​​Since becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician, she has worked at vet clinics in Stratford and Simcoe. She moved back to Guelph and joined the Woodlawn Veterinary Hospital team in August 2016. Alyssa has a very cute 2 year old beagle named Copper, who loves going for walks and getting treats.

Margaret Mantione

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Margaret knew from a young age she wanted to work with animals. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in animal biology in 2019.

She has had a variety of animal care experience, including both humane society and local zoo positions, where she worked to educate the public, particularly the younger generation, through hands-on engaging programing.

Margaret recently moved back to Guelph where she joined the Woodlawn team.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking and tending to her plants. Margaret lives with her 3 yr old cat Willow, who loves to cuddle.

Gayle Inett

Gayle has been with Woodlawn Veterinary Hospital since 1989. She enjoys working with her colleagues, the clients and their pets. She is a helpful, friendly presence at our front desk and always aims to present a positive outlook. During her years with WVH, she has come to consider many of our clients as friends. Gayle is our morning receptionist and is often seen leaving after her shift with her boots and riding gear already on for an afternoon of horseback riding. Her family also has a 90lb airedale terrier named Austin, who gives them plenty of opportunity for exercise and have fun.

Keirann Aitken


Keirann has been with Woodlawn Vet since December 2020. Before joining the Woodlawn team Keirann graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2017, lived, travelled, and volunteered abroad.

Over the years she has worked in a wide variety of customer service roles, but has always had an interest in animals, growing up with many family cats before getting her Sheltie Guinness in 2010. Since then, she has enjoyed doing agility with Guinness and participated in canine therapy at Laurier University. After a battle with cancer, Guinness sadly passed at the beginning of January. Keirann now calls Guelph home along with her Sheltie Islay and adopted cat Newt, in addition she is excited to open her home and heart to a new puppy set to come home early spring.

Kim Kuchma

Veterinary Technician
We wish Kim all the best on her third maternity leave.

CC Moo

We are lucky to have such a good kitty to greet us each morning and many clients are used to finding Moo stuffed in a shelf up front or watching from a distance. She may offer to do a cat scan but although she is very black and white, her results never seem very helpful.