Meet our East Vancouver team
Animal care comes easy for Tamara. With a wide array of knowledge ranging from reptiles, to domestic pet nutrition, to horses, she is a well-rounded asset to the team.
Having worked the circuit of big box pet retail stores, Tamara eventually branched off into hands-on dog care and grooming. Having worked for other grooming salons, pet stores and dog daycare's in past, she found herself wanting higher standards for safety, cleanliness, and customer service. To further her knowledge, she took an accredited dog grooming course and earned her certificate as a professional dog groomer.
Having built a furry family of two cats and two dogs, she has settled at Canine Concierge. It is here she is able to share her love of nutrition, grooming, and cat and dog care both to staff and to new customers. She strives to provide a stress-free, well informed experience for anyone that comes through the door.
Katie has grown up with animals since a young age. In elementary school, she went through a phase of pretending to be a dog, much to the chagrin of her family.
Professionally, Katie comes to us as a former Registered Nurse in cardiology and cardiac surgery. With this medical background, she has quickly developed a keen eye for spotting minor changes in a dogs behaviour and overall health.
Katie has enjoyed the change to a new profession and is always learning and improving her skills in animal care. She has taken a personal interest in clicker training, and is currently enrolled in a recall class. This has helped her create strong bonds with her boston-pug mix, Rocco.
She loves helping customers problem solve behavioural concerns, and is eager to share her knowledge. She is an approachable and enthusiastic member of our team. Her company is enjoyed by both dogs and humans alike.
Lucas's patient and polite attitude resonates well with anyone he meets. Dogs are especially eager to see him and say hello with wagging tails and happy faces. He is a person that exudes calmness with a warm, welcoming personality.
With a background in core sciences and human nutrition, his compassion and professionalism allowed him to work in care homes and hospitals in Montreal. He developed an understanding of living a healthy, preventative lifestyle. This specialized skill set easily carried over to Canine Concierge.
He is quick to identify when a dog is feeling off, and promptly makes sure that dog receives cuddles while being closely monitored.
Lucas makes every effort to ensure our canine companions are looked after with the utmost respect, protectively treating every pup as a member of his own extended family.
Our fresh faces
Cassie is passionate about animals. She volunteered from ages 12-16 with Hippo Therapy. Hippo therapy uses equine movement for speech, occupational and physical therapy. Her next volunteer gig was working to rescue horses.
Shortly after high school, Cassie began working in dog daycares. Going to work at a job where you can spend your day surrounded by loving and love-able dogs makes her long commute more enjoyable.
In the future Cassie would like to combine her interest in counselling with animal therapy. She understands how mutually beneficial the human-canine relationship is and would like to share that experience with at risk youth.