Our Doctors

Dr. Deb Kalyn - Owner

Veterinarian at Prince George Veterinary Hospital

My initial reason to become a veterinarian was because of my love for animals. Beyond this I am drawn to the variety of tasks this profession requires, along with the challenge of ‘solving puzzles’.

My goal with each patient visit is to help educate people to enable them to care for their pets even better.

 I am married and we currently share our home with Tilley, a Tibetan spaniel cross who enjoys traveling with us on land and water.

There’s nothing a glass of wine can’t fix.


“I feel very privileged to have been able to live out my childhood dream. I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was about 5 years old."


Dr. Terrence Barbonis - Owner

Dr. Terrence, veterinarian at PG Vet

As a kid I wanted to be a vet, like many kids. Then in high school that plan went off the radar for a while but closer to graduation I had to start thinking about what to do as a grownup. I still loved animals and I figured it would be nice to do something that's a bit more hands-on than just sitting at a desk, so going back to my childhood dream made sense.

Every visit I try to have a beneficial effect on an animal's well being. That can be as simple as making owners aware of their pet's weight problems and making a plan to tackle that or as complicated as making a diagnosis of a serious condition that required doing a large number of different tests to get to the bottom of before we can start treatment.  

I also try to make patient visits as little stressful, or for some patients as much fun, as possible. At the same time I try to make sure that the owners have a good understanding of any medical concerns we might have about their pet so we can work together to address these.

I adopted my dog Willow from the humane society recently. She was treated at our clinic for Parvovirus before the humane society found a, what turned out to be temporary, home for her. I fostered her for a while after she was surrendered back to the humane society and eventually adopted her. She loves to come for hikes, x-country skiing and mountain bike rides. She also loves to eat anything that I leave unguarded on the kitchen counter


Dr. Sara Vanderkraan - Owner

Dr. Sara, veterinarian at PG Vet

I had this idea as a kid that working with animals would be the best job in the world. At the age of thirteen I started volunteering at a mixed animal practice and subsequently got hired and the rest is history.

 My goal with every patient visit is to have every patient leave the hospital with their potential health issues or current disease addressed or at least their comfort and safety addressed. I also want my clients to be able to leave the hospital with more knowledge on how to help their furry friends.

 My current household is being overseen by a fuzzy black and white cat named Edward Scissorhands aka Eddy. The canine component is a lovable, energetic Border Collie mix and a toothless popcorn fluff of a Papillon.

There is not one core philosophy I have because I try to reflect on other’s perspectives. I do believe that you should treat others as you would like to be treated and do everything within your power to make this world a better place. Corny, I know!



Dr. Denise Kleywegt - Associate

Dr. Kleywegt PG Vet

I was drawn to sciences and medicine in school and my love of animals grew through 4-H and other activities. I thought it would be something I would never get bored doing.

 My goal with each patient visit is to give pets the best quality of life and care by educating their owners to make informed decisions in the best interest of their pets.

 My family consists of Bru, a ten year old yellow lab and Gabriel (Gabe), a three year old domestic medium hair feline.

I guess the ‘do no harm’ mantra applies to both my personal and professional life in that I do not want to cause suffering and am drawn to healing.




Dr. Jacqueline Young - Associate

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I became a veterinarian because I have always loved animals and wanted to help them. I  wanted to be a vet since I learned what one was, and as I got older I was intrigued by the variety and challenges of the profession.

My goal with every visit is to give every animal the best possible care and work with their owner to ensure the animal's comfort and well-being.

My Prince George home consists of myself and my first cat, Annabelle.

I always want to be learning, and I like the idea that everyone is smarter than you about something.


Dec 2019 - Dr. Young has headed to the United Kingdom to do an internship. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours!








Dr. Emma Gillis - Associate

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I was introduced to veterinary medicine at a young age by growing up with a veterinarian in the house (my mom).  My parents owned and operated a small animal practice in Summerside, PEI throughout my childhood years. This fostered my love of animals from the very start and was ultimately the driving force behind my application to veterinary school.

My goal with every patient visit is to provide the best veterinary care I possibly can. I want to make both animals and owners feel comfortable, understood and cared for. I always welcome any questions you may have about your pet's well being and love learning something new every day.

My current family is petless (gasp!) - although I am positive this will be changing very soon.

As for my personal philosophy, I believe if you can be anything, be kind.

I am very excited to be joining the amazing team at Prince George Veterinary Hospital and cannot wait to meet your two and four legged families!

Dr. Shauna Gleasure

Dr. Gleasure joined our team in December 2019. She graduated from WCVM in Saskatoon in the spring of 2019. She worked at a practice in Saskatoon until making the move to Prince George. She lives with her partner, Joshua, a special feline and two snakes. We will be telling you more about her soon.


Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Doctor Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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