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Dr. Bianca Bauer

Veterinary Ophthalmologist
BSc, DVM, MSc, DACVO

Dr. Bauer graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2002 and worked in small animal private practice in Toronto, Ontario for 3 years. In 2005 Dr. Bauer returned to academia to pursue a small animal rotating internship at OVC followed by a residency and Masters of Science in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Following the residency Dr. Bauer worked as an Associate Professor at the WCVM where she taught Veterinary Ophthalmology and Communications to undergraduate veterinary students, interns and residents until the fall of 2019. After leaving academia, Dr. Bauer decided to bring her skills to the Okanagan where she is the first Veterinary Ophthalmologist to reside and practice in the Okanagan.
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Dr. Colin Brown

Owner/Manager, Veterinarian

Originally from Saskatchewan, Dr. Brown completed his degree in Biological Sciences and Nutrition from the University of Alberta in 2006. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2013. Colin has since worked in private practice, in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry, and started several businesses, one being a mobile veterinary ophthalmology clinic with Dr. Bauer, which they have operated together since 2013.
In his spare time, Colin loves to do anything fitness/sport related and can be found spending time with his family of pets, wife Bianca, and their 4 year old daughter.
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Emma

Registered Veterinary Technician, RVT

Emma grew up in Burlington, Ontario and studied Veterinary Technology at University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ontario. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2020 and decided to follow her heart out to Kelowna to begin her journey in veterinary ophthalmology. She has future hopes in gaining her VTS (Veterinary Technology Specialty) in Ophthalmology.
Emma loves all things outdoors which is one of the many reason she was drawn out West. During the summer you can find her at the beach, rock climbing, long boarding or trying something new and during the winter you can likely find her snowboarding!
Emma currently has two cats, Bruce and Ernie, and hopes to one day adopt her own dog!
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Kalaya

Registered Veterinary Technologist, RVT
Veterinary Cannabis Counselor, VCC

Kalaya graduated from NAIT – Fairview in 2008. After spending 2 years in a general practice in Sherwood Park, AB, Kalaya missed the BC mountains and landed herself in the Okanagan in 2010. Kalaya is currently pursuing her VTS (Veterinary Technology Specialty) in anesthesia and analgesia, has her certification as a veterinary cannabis counselor and plans on attaining her CVPP (Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner). In her spare time, she can be found hiking or obsessing over her extensive plant collection. She is active on multiple boards with the veterinary community and shares her home with her 11-year-old Labrador Jack.
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Sydney

Referral Coordinator

Sydney’s experience in veterinary medicine has covered a wide array of skills over her 13 year career. Her passion for specialty veterinary medicine began when she trained to be a scrub nurse and surgical assistant to a board certified surgeon. She has worked at specialty hospitals across Western Canada and has discovered a passion for veterinary ophthalmology at Okanagan Animal Eye Care. Sydney’s favourite thing about her job is being able to help clients and their pets everyday! When she’s not at work she can be found rescuing wildlife or out enjoying the sunshine with her two dogs, cat, and fiancé.