Volunteer Executive Members

9/19/2017 3:18:11 PM
EASAV's Current Executive Volunteer Members:


Dr. Kelti Kachur
Dr. Kelti Kachur began her career in veterinary medicine as an AHT.
After a few years of work, she went back to school to complete her DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She currently works at the Delton Veterinary Hospital. In addition to routine small animal medicine, she enjoys working with wildlife and exotics.
  Vice President &

Collegiality Chairperson:

Dr. Natasha Russell
Dr. Natasha Russell is thrilled to be part of an inspiring group of veterinary professionals here in Edmonton! As a board member on EASAV, her current aspiration is to help cultivate strong community ties within all veterinary circles. As a practitioner at Delton Vet Hospital, her daily focus is helping animals by educating her clients the best she can.
Dr. Natasha Russell is also busy evenings working with her neighbours and local businesses to help make Alberta Ave. a safe and great place to live. Whilst, she does spend a lot of her free time thinking about how to mitigate issues of inequity and how to set into motion changes which benefit both people and animals in this great city, her passions are not limited to veterinary and civic matters... her other current hobbies include breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

You can catch her Ask A Vet article in the Country Asides newspaper or on air for the 630 CHED radio program -Pet Talk- .
Dr. Shannon Wawryk
Dr. Wawryk is the sole owner of the Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and has lived and practiced in and around Stony Plain ever since. She has been the Secretary for EASAV since 2012 and is one of the key donors for the Dr. Milton Ness Memorial Teddy Bear Hospital.

She has three grown children and enjoys her pets, gardening and photography. She has travelled far and wide, but her favorite place so far has been Fiji!

Dr. Gurmeet Singh Tuli
Dr. Gurmeet Tuli Singh completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry in 1983 in India. He served in various capacities for the Punjab Veterinary Association from 1984-2004, whereupon he moved to Edmonton and pursued his credentialling to work here. Dr.Tuli has been the owner of Millview Pet Hospital since 2008.

His past experience includes serving as a Company Commander in the Army (India) for 8 years and retiring with the rank of Captain, work in India for charitable organizations & social work, management with elections of MLAs and MPs. He is married and has two children. He enjoys playing table tennis, badminton, chess and walking.

  CE Chairperson:

Dr. Clare Leger
  CE Director:

Dr. Nour Hashish
A new member of EASAV, Dr. Nour Hashish hails from Cairo, Egypt where he graduated with a BVSc at The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Cairo University in 2001. He was the co-founder/owner of the Pet Vet Veterinary Clinic in Cairo, Egypt from 2003 to 2013. While practicing in Egypt, he spent bits ot time participating in several observerships and externships in the fields of surgery and laboratory diagnostics in Germany and Austria before heading to Colorado. There, he did an externship in small animal emergency and critical care at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the Colorado State University and an observership at the Animal Hospital Specialty Centre in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
In 2013, Nour moved to Edmonton to work mainly in surgery at VetEmerg Emergency and Speciality Hospital.
He successfully obtained his ECFVG Certificate and Certificate of Qualification in 2011 and his NAVLE in 2014.
  Collegiality Director:

Dr. Cheryl Lewis
  Executive Assistant
Mrs. Smokey Walters

Smokey graduated from the Animal Health Program at NAIT with Honours in 1997. She also holds an advanced french bilingual diploma and has completed a few University courses and extensive continuing education in administration, health sciences and more.

Before Smokey began her work with EASAV in 2009, she had worked as an AHT in many veterinary practices across Alberta; she was fortunate to have worked with many veterinarians who had special interests in equine surgery, exotics, orthopedic, ophthalmic and dentistry-focused practices. In addition to working for EASAV, Smokey currently works part-time at VetEmerg and locums occasionally as an RVT at various clinics in Edmonton. 

Smokey has been volunteering in many capacities since her childhood: teaching Karate, playing music, managing at the Yardbird Suite and working with the AAAHT & the AbVMA, to name but a few. 
She also actively volunteers as a member of her community and children's school

Her past-times include: playing trumpet in the CJam Big Band, teaching her kids piano, singing, canoeing, gardening, and sewing.

Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians List of Past Directors (being updated continually)

 Year  President  Vice President  Secretary  Treasurer  CE Chair  CE Director(s) Collegiality Chairperson Collegiality Director(s) 
 2017    Kelti Kachur       Natasha Russell  Shannon Wawryk Gurmeet Tuli Clare Leger  Nour Hashish Natasha Russell   Cheryl Lewis
 2016  Kelti Kachur      Natasha Russell  Shannon Wawryk  Gurmeet Tuli Clare Leger  Chandan Maan    
 2015  Letitia Chow     Gurmeet Tuli Shannon Wawryk Chandan Maan   Kelti Kachur    Clare Leger, Heather Lam    
 2014  Navjot Gosal  Leti Chow Shannon Wawryk Chandan Maan  Kelti Kachur   Gurmeet Tuli    
 2013  Guillermo Trimino   Navjot Gosal  Shannon Wawryk Daryl Meger  Kelti Kachur   Gurmeet Tuli     
 2012  Martin Schiebel         Guillermo Trimino  Shannon Wawryk Colleen Pratt        Kelti Kachur  Navjot Gosal, Daryl Meger    
 2011  Gayle McDonald         Martin Schiebel           Colleen Pratt            Navjot Gosal, James Irwin,
Shannon Wawryk, Guillermo Trimino        
 2010  Lisa Collis  Gayle McDonald         Jeff Person Jeff Person    Colleen Pratt, Martin Schiebel, Guillermo Trimino    
 2009   Annabelle Sydie-Smith  Suzanne Misiaszek          Jeff Person Doug Heffelfinger    Gayle McDonald, Guillermo Trimino, Lisa Collis    
 2008  Annabelle Sydie-Smith  Suzanne Misiaszek       Jeff Person Doug Heffelfinger    Gayle McDonald, Guillermo Trimino, Lisa Collis    
 2007  Cam Friesen  Annabelle Sydie-Smith  Jeff Person  Doug Heffelfinger    Jackie Simmonds, Mary Kooyman, Lisa Collis    
 2006  Max Rosetti  Cam Friesen  Jeff Person  Todd Scott    Art Cegieski, Jackie Simmonds, Mary Kooyman    
 2005  Jeff Person  Max Rosetti  Tara Edwards  Todd Scott    Cheryl Lewis, Jackie Simmonds, Mary Kooyman    
 2004  Jeff Person  Art Cegiestki  Tara Edwards  Gregg Parks                 Cheryl Lewis    
 2003  Karen Lange     Jocelyn Forseille  Jeff Brooks  Gregg Parks        Cheryl Lewis, Jackie Simmonds    
 2002  Karen Lange      Jocelyn Forseille  Agnes Tenszen         Jeff Brooks        
 2001  Stephen Lewis  Karen Lange  Jeff Brooks  Adrienne Leversedge        
 2000  Stephen Lewis    Jocelyn Forseille   Adrienne Leversedge        
 1999  Susan Robertson    Jocelyn Forseille   Adrienne Leversedge        
 1998   Susan Robertson    Janet Lees   Adrienne Leversedge        
 1997  Carol Nyeretyegona   Susan Robertson  Janet Lees   Adrienne Leversedge        
 1996  Louis Kwantes   Carol Nyeretyegona  Colleen Harman          Siobhan Smith        
 1995  Louis Kwantes    Colleen Harman     Siobhan Smith        
 1994  Deb Bear    Susan Lapointe          Siobhan Smith        
 1993  Pam Goble        Deb Bear  Ted Chotowetz  Susan Lapointe        
 1992  Jeff Brooks  Pam Goble  Kim McKall  Susan Lapointe        
 1991  Brent Jackson  Jeff Brooks  Susan Lapointe  Dan Degner        
 1990  Milton Ness  Brent Jackson  Ken Keeler  Sandra Rutherford        
 1989  Jocelyn Forseille  Milton Ness  Ken Keeler  Colleen Hauer        
 1988  Ben Boisvert   Jocelyn Forseille  Ken Keeler  Colleen Hauer        
 1987  Liza Baynton  Mike Kolla  Ken Keeler  Ted Purcell             
 1986  Lloyd Abbey  Liza Baynton  Ken Keeler  Ted Purcell        
 1985  Clay Gellhaus  Lloyd Abbey  Ken Keeler  Ted Purcell        
 1984  Dave Cartledge  Clay Gellhaus  Hugh Semple  Mike Kolla        
 1983  T. Gerrow  Dave Cartledge  H. Barlow  Mike Kolla        
 1982  S. Beck  T. Gerrow  Ken Keeler  A. Greenbank        
 1981  P. Claffey  S. Beck  Ken Keeler  A. Greenbank        
 1972  Ed Spratlin  Richard Hertling  Ian Gent         Ian Gent        
 1971  Ed Spratlin  Richard Hertling  J. L. McManus   J L McManus    Don L. Kreycik, Ken Abbey