Penny Vaillancourt, Receptionist

Penny was born and raised in Renfrew and is the ninth child of ten.  She started working in the veterinary field as a veterinary technician and now enjoys being part of the veterinary team as a part-time receptionist.  She and her husband live on the outskirts of Renfrew with their two senior cats.  They have two grown children.  Outside of work Penny enjoys gardening, cooking, walking and spending time with her husband Barry. 



Brenda Sparling, Receptionist

Brenda was born and raised in Renfrew, spending over 26 of those years working at the Renfrew Animal Hospital. She enjoys helping her husband Peter renovate their 130-year-old home. Brenda is most proud of her two sons, Kyle who lives just outside of Calgary and Nick who is attending Carleton University. Although there are no furry members of their family at the moment, Brenda feels they will know when the time is right to try and replace their beloved cat, Pumpkin, who was euthanized after 21 years of sharing her special love with the family.