Our Doctors

Dr. Deb Kalyn

Fear Free Certified Elite

Deb and Tilly

Dr. Kalyn retired February 29, 2020. She will be missed many pet owners who have been bringing their pets to her since she arrived at PG Vet in 1988. 






Dr. Terrence Barbonis - Owner   

Fear Free

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 

Fear Free

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

Fear Free

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. Emma Gillis - Associate

Fear Free

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I was introduced to veterinary medicine at a young age with my parents owning and operating a small animal practice in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. This fostered my love of animals from the very start and was the driving force behind my application to veterinary school.


My goal with every patient visit is 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 pet family consists of one spoiled lady named Cinder (pictured) who found us at PGVH as an orphan in October of 2019.
As for my personal philosophy, I believe if you can be anything, be kind.
I am very grateful to be a part of our amazing team at PGVH and cannot wait to meet your two and four legged families.

Dr. Shauna Gleasure - Associate

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I, like many others became interested in veterinary medicine because of my love of animals, my passion for the sciences, and the thrill of puzzles. From a young age I have owned and worked with a variety of animals and have developed a special place in my heart for the exotics. 

With every patient visit I aim to make the experience as positive as I can for both the animal and owners. To me it’s not just about the medicine but also strengthening the human-animal bond. I also strive to make my visits a conversation where everyone’s input is valuable and everyone (including myself!) has a chance to learn.
Currently, my partner and I live with our two cats, Nymph and Pixel, as well as our two corn snakes, Quetzi and Teo. Back home on Vancouver Island I also have my beautiful family dog, Zaine.





Dr. Venessa Wong - Associate

We are very pleased to welcome our newest veterinarian, Dr. Wong. She graduated from the veterinary college in Edinburgh, Scotland and joined our team in November 2020.

Dr. Petra Jebbink - Associate

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Jebbink to our team. She had been practicing veterinary medicine in Manitoba and joined our team in December 2020.

Office Hours

Doctor Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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

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