About Our Founder: Dr. Venessa Graydon
Dr. Graydon grew up in the Winnipeg/Oakbank area of Manitoba and attended the University of Manitoba until being accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been practicing mixed animal veterinary medicine since 2006. In May 2009, she began running her own clinics in St-Pierre-Jolys and Vita in Manitoba. Dr. Graydon enjoys practicing in a rural area and loves the variety of working with both companion and agricultural animals. In her time off, Dr. Graydon enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs Rusty, Kane, and Tuffy.
About Dr. Anne Whipple
Dr. Whipple grew up in Wisconsin before attending a small college in Minnesota for her undergraduate degree. After graduation, Dr. Whipple moved to Ireland, where she spent the last 13 years living and working in County Kilkenny. She qualified as a veterinary nurse and worked both rural mixed companion and farm animal practice as well as in a small animal emergency setting before returning to college to become a veterinarian. While moving to Manitoba has been a big change from rural Ireland, Dr. Whipple has been enjoying getting to know the community here. In her spare time, she plays hockey with a local team, likes exploring new walks with her dog Marley, and spending time relaxing at home with her family.
At St Pierre Veterinary Hospital and Vita Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Venessa Graydon is supported by a trained team of veterinary professionals. Please read about the members of our animal care team.
Registered Animal Technologist
Jessee joined the Graydon Veterinary Corporation team in October 2015, the same year she graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College. Here at the clinic, she loves performing dental cleanings and monitoring surgeries. In her free time, she travels out to Vista, MB, where she enjoys quadding and snowmobiling with her family as well as riding her Welsh X horse, Belle. Her personal zoo includes 2 dogs, Bailey and Penny, both rescued Shih Tzu mixes.
Registered Animal Technologist
Alyssa joined the Graydon Veterinary Corporation team in April 2018. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in May of 2016. In her free time, she loves to dance, read, or spend time with her friends and family. She has two cats, Ebony, and Niko.
Alisa joined the Graydon Veterinary Corporation team in 2015, after moving into the community with her husband in 2012. When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys being with her fur family, which includes Marley (a Golden Retriever), Tanner (a Shepherd/Lab mix), Teller (a Husky/Lab mix), and her two cats, Jasmine and Mango. In the summer, they all love going to the cabin where they swim and laze away the day.
Veterinary Office Assitant
Ashton was born and raised in a small town in Southern Manitoba. She graduated from Ashworth College with her diploma for veterinary assisting in 2019 and joing the Graydon Vet team the same year. She has a dog named Harley (a mastiff cross), a dog named Jyn (mixed), and a rambunctious cat Elenore. When Aston is not at the clinic she enjoys relaxing with her fiance Marc, friends and family. In the summer she enjoys spending time outdoors, and ice fishing in winter.
Michelle joined the Graydon Veterinary Corporation team in June 2018 at the Vita location. She has 2 wonderful dogs – Diesel (a Great Pyrenees/German Shepard) and Delta (a Great Pyrenees/Norwegian Elkhound) and has 1 cat named Fatty. In her free time, she likes to travel throughout Manitoba, where she enjoys quadding and snowmobiling. If she's not out touring she's relaxing at home, with family, or helping on a family member's farm.