Eickemeyer Veterinary Technology for Life Inc.
617 Douro St. Suite 205
Stratford Ontario, Canada
Andrea Murray, RVT
Central & Eastern Sales Representative, Customer Support
Young me would bring home every creature that needed a home; you can imagine what transpired… my poor mother…!
After University I decided to finally follow my instincts and proudly graduated from Georgian College with my Diploma in Veterinary Technology. I then became registered and with my RVT status in tow I worked at a variety of clinic settings. I was completely fascinated with the medicine, the science, and of course ALLLL the animals.
When I had my second daughter I decided to leave clinic, change gears, and take on a new challenge in Orthopedics Sales/ Product management. The opportunity then presented itself to work with Courtney and her team at Eickemeyer Canada – I did not hesitate. I am so proud to be part of such an amazing and supportive team.
Emmanuelle Jomphe, RVT
New Brunswick & Quebec Territory Representative
I live an off-grid lifestyle in a beautiful forest outside the Québec City area with my husband, my two busy boys, my dog Charlie, and my 2 cats Tony and Felix. We plan to eventually farm some of our land so we can have beautiful gardens to grow our own food and add goats to our flock of chickens and ducks.
I graduated from Northen College with honours in Ontario in 2011 and worked in a small animal clinic before moving to pet physiotherapy and grooming for 5 years while locuming as a Vet Tech. I recently worked at an emergency hospital in Quebec City before joining the Eickemeyer Canada team. Animals and nature are my passion, but I also love spending time with friends and family, travelling and snowboarding.
Central Canada & US Sales Representative
When I was little, I wanted to own a fruit stand, but time passed by and I decided that maybe there was a better fit out there for me! I knew early on that this would involve the Veterinary field. I attended the University of Guelph where I obtained my Honours Biological Science degree. After graduation, I started working at a small animal practice. From there I found myself following my dreams to complete the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and earning my RVT designation.
I worked in a variety of clinical settings and wore many hats in practice life, including roles as both Technician and Hospital Manager. I soaked it all in, learning, and growing in each setting.
After 20+ years as a Veterinary Technician, I decided to take a walk in the world of marketing and communications. It was fulfilling work, but I was missing veterinary medicine.
Along came the opportunity to blend all my skills and experience into one dream job. As a territory representative for Eickemeyer I can take all my expertise from veterinary clinical setting and combine it with my marketing experience, to help practices grow and thrive.
I share my home with my husband and our two teenage daughters. We also have two wonderful quirky dogs, Wrigley and Loki.
Treena Barnett-Ritcey, RVT
Western Sales Rep, Orthopedic Product Manager
Hi All! I am so very excited to be a part of the Eickemeyer Canada team!
After a brief stint pursuing a French degree- I decided that I would be better suited down a different career path. I applied to tech school and the rest is history! I have quite a few years experience in the veterinary field as an RVT ~ 27 yrs and counting. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in almost all aspects of vet medicine. Mostly I have been an Emergency or Surgical RVT but a highlight for sure was my job as a zookeeper in Toronto! Now I am enjoying helping all my Western Canada clients and friends!
Originally from the Toronto area, my family and I made the move to Calgary in 2010 and haven’t looked back! We love it here!
In my spare time I love to explore all Western Canada has to offer and having the mountains so close to me isn’t a bad thing either! Spare time is quite rare because aside from my amazing family of 3 adult, rugby playing, university boys and my husband, I also must care for my menagerie of 3 dogs (2 Chinese Cresteds and lovely Duck Toller Cross from a local rescue), 3 cats (a total foster fail of a mama and her 2 babies), 2 Budgies, some fish and a Bearded Dragon that looks amazing in his costumes!
Always room for more!!
Sales & Office Coordinator, Equine Sales Specialist
With a strong suit in mathematics and a keen attitude towards school I knew that earning a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Queen’s University would be a great platform for my future. With that education in tow, I began my career in the world of finance trading stocks and immersing myself in data analysis. In my heart of hearts, I knew the city was not the place for me and I was ready to embark on a big life change.
My passion for ponies (or any equine large or small) led me across the world to Australia, up the Rockies in Alberta, then back home to Ontario as a professional horsewoman. After becoming fully familiar with the outer workings of the horse, I took a job discovering everything under the hide working for an equine Internal Medicine Specialist at a mobile veterinary practice.
Now in my role as the Sales and Office Coordinator at Eickmeyer Veterinary Technology I look forward to sharing a blend of my skills and passion with our team and clients.
Outside of work you can find me adventuring with Heidi, my superstar mare, or digging around in my passionately planned, yet extremely overcrowded gardens.
Kady Billings, RVT
Warehouse & Office Assistant
Growing up in rural Ontario breeding and raising golden retrievers with my family, I always knew I wanted to work with animals. I enjoyed playing lots of sports, riding horses, and loved my jobs working both on farms, and in a small animal veterinary practice.
I graduated for the University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus in 2009 from the Veterinary Technology program and became and RVT the following summer. I then wanted to expand my knowledge in livestock and large animal, so I returned to Ridgetown campus to complete the agriculture program. I just couldn’t stay away from cows!
I am excited to put my 15 years of experience in the animal field to use in my roll with Eickemeyer as an Office and Warehouse Assistant, and I look forward to learning even more, and growing my career in the industry.
When I’m not a work I can be found spending time with my family and friends. I love the outdoors, and I enjoy spending as much time as I can at the cottage, hiking, sledding, kayaking, biking, and most of all fishing. My 6-year-old golden Chief is always at my side.
Like many of us here at Eickemeyer my love for the animal world was apparent right from childhood. I would often arrive home with some form of living being in need of nurturing; Animals, insects, plants you name it, I brought them all home!
I had a difficult time choosing a post-secondary education because I really wanted to do it all. So instead, I chose to begin trying it all. I spent several years exploring and learning a wide range of skills in a wide array of career settings. From caring for children as a full-time nanny to caring for the general public as a pharmacist assistant, to caring for coral reefs off the coasts of Belize and many more. Through these remarkable experiences, I have gained many skills that I am proud to use now in my role here at Eickemeyer.
I officially began my journey within the world of veterinary technology in early 2022 with a veterinary distribution company in central Ontario. It was in this role that I first discovered Eickemeyer Veterinary Technology. To my delight, just as my curiosity grew, an opportunity at Eickemeyer arose, which suited me very well. The rest is now history! I am now honoured to be a part of the Eickemeyer team as a Warehouse and Office Assistant.
When not at work, I enjoy hiking trails near and far and spending summer weekends at my trailer. I also enjoy teaching my partner many different card games as well as spending not-so-quiet evenings with my 2 feathered children, Mika, my yellow budgie and Buddie, my rescue conure.
Charlene Gallo, RVT
Product Development, Education Coordinator
I began my animal nursing career in my hometown of Calgary in 1995 after graduating from the Animal Health Technician Program in Olds, Alberta. I have been fortunate to incorporate my fondness of exploring the world with my love of animal medicine, and have lived in Toronto, San Diego, Munich, Tokyo, Cambridge, St. Andrews, and now beautiful Halifax.
I joined the Eickemeyer team after successfully leading three veterinary practices and one emergency and specialty practice in a managerial role for the past five years. Prior to this role I worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician in small animal, exotic, and specialty practices. I am thrilled to bring my experience and knowledge to the Eickemeyer team to support Veterinary professionals improving the lives of their patients along with the pet parents.
In addition to my role with the Eickemeyer team, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 sons being active and spending time outdoors. A few of my favourite hobbies are reading a delightful book on any of the lovely beaches nearby, visiting the local coffee shops and taking various courses so that I am always learning something new.
In 2008, Courtney began her veterinary career in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her passion for animals grew quickly and in 2011 Courtney graduated from Thompson Rivers University with an Animal Health Technician diploma and became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). While completing her diploma, Courtney started working with an orthopedic and soft tissue surgeon and became lead technician.
As a graduate of McMaster University, Thompson Rivers University and as a former Instructor at Maritime Business College, Courtney is a strong advocate for continually challenging yourself to be at the forefront of veterinary technology and techniques in this competitive field.
After a successful career in clinic, Courtney took on a new role in 2017 selling capital equipment and orthopedic implants. Beginning September 2020, Courtney’s was excited about putting her experience on both sides of the veterinary industry to work for Eickemeyer Veterinary Technology.
Outside of work-life, Courtney and her family live in and continue to discover Halifax with their two rescue dogs, Jack and Steve. If they’re not at home gardening, you’ll probably find the Roses canoeing, camping, or finding a new look-off or waterfall.