Huff Animal Hospital - Our Team

Doctors & Staff



Dr. Farida Olermo

Dr. Farida Olermo graduated from University of the Philippines in 1999 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She also received the “Academic Excellence Award in Veterinary Medicine” in her class. She worked in a mixed practice animal hospital and taught Microbiology at an agricultural college in the Philippines. In 2003, Dr. Olermo immigrated to Canada worked as an Animal Health Technician at several lower mainland animal hospitals and shelters. In the summer of 2015, she attended the University of Guelph, completing the Veterinary Skills Training and Enhancement Program at Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Olermo obtained her Certificate of Qualification in May 2016. She proudly became the owner of Huff Animal Hospital in 2019. Her areas of interest are shelter medicine, infectious diseases, nutrition and anesthesia. She has a family of five, Jose her husband, Landerjoe her son, Alyanna her daughter and Mango, a beautiful peach-faced lovebird. She also enjoys Zumba classes, camping and loves yogurt ice cream. Pets love Dr. Olermo’s gentle ways and clients appreciate her thoughtfulness, honesty and care.

Dr. Allen Chi

Dr. Allen Chi graduated from Murdoch University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Perth, Australia, in 2019. He grew up in Vancouver and is excited to finally be back home to practice, although he occasionally misses the Australian sunshine. Dr. Chi has a ridiculously cute British shorthair cat named Mimo. His other hobbies include swimming, model building, and tropical fishkeeping.

Dr. Jen Meagher

Dr. Meagher graduated from Murdoch University’s Veterinary College in Western Australia in 1990. She practiced in Australia and England until 2000, when she moved to Canada after meeting her husband. She has two children, Ashley and Matthew, who keep her busy outside of veterinary medicine doing the juggling routine professional mothers are used to. She also has two “feline fur babies” Spider and Loki. Dr. Meagher has a special interest in soft tissue surgery.

Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs)

What is a Registered Veterinary Technician? The RVT designation means that our techs have completed a two year university course in Animal Health Technology, and are current members in good standing with the BC Veterinary Technicians Association, which requires ongoing continuing education. This means our technicians are constantly upgrading their skills to better treat your pets. An RVT is comparable to a human nurse, assisting our veterinarians by taking blood samples, placing IV’s, taking x-rays, performing dental cleanings, monitoring anesthesia and much more.

Anne, RVT

Anne graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at the University College of the Cariboo (now known as Thompson Rivers University) over 15 years ago. Since then, she has had the chance to work with many species including: snakes, eagles, seals, frogs, and of course dogs and cats. The diversity and constant learning is what keeps her in this line of work. Anne has a special interest in anesthesia and intensive care. When not at work, she spends time with her husband and 2 daughters. She also enjoys knitting, camping and exploring the local trails.

Christina, RVT

Christina graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2006. She spent the majority of her career in a specialized hospital setting working primarily in the ICU. After moving back to her hometown of Tsawwassen, Christina was very happy to have joined the Huff team. She continues to have a special interest in critical care and anesthesia, and treats every pet that comes in the hospital as her own. Christina in her spare time can be found beachcombing with her two kids, gardening, crafting, walking her husky mix Ringo, or riding her horse Alfie.

Johanna, RVT, CWR

Johanna is a graduate of the Sheridan College Animal Care Program and the Sheridan College Veterinary Technician Program in Ontario. She has a special interest in cytology and has obtained certification as a wildlife rehabilitator. Johanna has two cats, Esmeralda and Stanley and a naughty French Bulldog, GusGus.

Kirsten, RVT

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Veterinary Assistants and Reception


Crystal - Veterinary Assistant/Reception/Office Management

Crystal graduated from the West Coast College of Health Care in 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. Her favorite tasks at Huff Animal Hospital include helping with surgery prep and helping with "difficult" kitties. Crystal has a menagerie of pets; kitties Mango, Link and Slink, Ivy, permanent foster Barnaby Benard and her heart cat Paul, two rescued fancy pigeons, Pepe and Marshmallow and two crested geckos Draco and Dobby.

Jess - Veterinary Assistant

Jess graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College in 2019. Jess helps with all aspects of patient care at Huff Animal Hospital. No matter what the task, Jess does it with a smile. She has a rambunctious Staffordshire Terrier named Rowan and a crazy kitty, Queso.

Katri - Veterinary Assistant

Katri joined the Huff team as a volunteer. She is now a part of our team as a veterinary assistant and is currently studying to become a registered technician! You'll find Katri assisting with appointments and patient intake and care. Katri loves every cat she meets! She has three of her own, Mosey, Connor and Missey.

Ashley - Veterinary Assistant

Ashley joined Huff in 2022 as her first introduction to the veterinary world. Ashley helps keep patients comfortable in clinic, assists in patient intake and helps keep the clinic clean and stocked. Ashley has a newly adopted senior kitty, Lotus, and a hedgehog, Binky.

Celine - Reception

Celine has worked at Huff Animal Hospital for over 20 years. Originally from Ireland, her family is happily settled in Tsawwassen. Celine works part-time in reception and has owned a myriad of pets over the years. At the moment she shares her home with her husband, 4 children, 2 budgies and 2 cats named Stanley & Jack.

Jayme - Reception

Jayme’s career in the pet industry started at a local pet store when she was 16 years old. She took her passion to the next level by graduating from the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Granville Business College in 2010. Jayme chose Huff Animal Hospital as her clinic of choice for her practicum. The moment we had a position available, we scooped her up! Jayme has an eye for detail, and a passion for animal care. She will always make sure you and your pets feel well cared for. Jayme is the proud pet parent of an Australian Blue Heeler Ki, two cats; Jemaine and Beeder and two rabbits; Grover and Desmond and of course, always remembered, her heart pup - Bean.

Samantha - Reception

Samantha has always been very passionate about animals. She knew at a young age she would work with them. In 2008 Samantha completed the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Granville Business College. She completed her practicum at Huff Animal Hospital and joined the team shortly after that. Samantha took a brief hiatus from clinic life in 2014. She has once again returned to our front desk team as a familiar face and could not be happier to be back at Huff. Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, kitty Whiskers and golden retriever, Wesley.

Nicole - Reception

Nicole joined the Huff team in 2023. She graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at Granville College in 2021. Nicole is always eager to help our clients as best as she can. She has a sweet little senior kitty named Persephone.