Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Plessis Veterinary Hospital in Winnipeg! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (204) 691-8838 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

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Dr. Sanjiv Bhandari, DVM

Dr. S Bhandari holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science (DVM) from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Punjab Agricultural University (India) and a Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Manitoba. He began his career as a mixed animal practitioner in India for 4 years before moving to Canada.  Dr. Bhandari is practising small animal veterinary medicine in Winnipeg since 2009. His professional interests include small animal internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and critical care. Dr. Bhandari is a strong believer in teamwork. He lives with his wife, a daughter, and a son. Away from work, he enjoys travelling, watching sports, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Sav Virdi, DVM

Dr. Sav Virdi has been practicing veterinary medicine in Winnipeg since 2011. In these years he has accumulated experience in small animal medicine and surgery.  He is committed to excellent and compassionate veterinary care to all furry friends. His dedication and passion for the profession indulges him to update his knowledge and refine his practice skills through continuing education, journals and veterinary seminars.

He loves to enjoy his spare time with his family, (a daughter, son and his wife and mother) and a cat named Majnu.

Dr. Vikram Narula, DVM

Dr. Vikram Narula joined our practice in 2018. He is passionate about working with owners and their pets. He graduated from the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Punjab, India. Before joining our team, he worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in India and also worked as a research technician at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Narula has a special interest in wellness medicine, internal medicine, and dermatology. He is accompanied by his wife, mother and a son. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family and watching sports.

Dr. Sumeet, DVM

Dr Sumeet joined our team in 2018 after graduating from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University in India. During his veterinary medicine programme he continued on to Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon to complete his one health and clinical training program. After completing his training programme, he went back to his alma mater to complete master’s degree in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology with key focus on abdominal ultrasonography and soft tissue surgery. After his master’s degree, he was conferred with University Gold Medal for achieving the highest standing in College of Veterinary Science. During his University and general practice years he gained experience in diagnostic imaging, small animal gastroenterology, diagnostic pathology, zoonotic and preventive veterinary medicine.He strongly believes in client communication and continuing education in order to be more efficient, effective and connected.

Serina, Hospital Manager

Serina started working on our team as an office assistant in July 2018. Having a strong passion for animals, she enjoys working in the veterinary environment. In October 2022 she got promoted to hospital manager. Serina’s favourite part about coming to work is helping others on her team. Outside of work she continues her education in Human Resource Management. She enjoys spending her spare time with her dog Jagger, practicing dock diving and hiking out on the trails.

Shaelynn, Registered Veterinary Technician (Head Technician)

Shaelynn graduated from Red River College in June of 2018 where she obtained a diploma in the Veterinary Technology program. She joined our team in March of 2019 after previously gaining experience in large animal medicine. Shaelynn has a keen interest in surgical anesthesia, patient nursing care, client communication, and CATS! When she is not at work, she can be found in a greenhouse looking at plants, or enjoying the outdoors riding her horses. Her personal zoo consists of three horses, one dog, one cat, and two rabbits.

Alyssa, Registered Veterinary Technician

Alyssa started her veterinary career working on our team as a veterinary assistant in 2014 while she was in college. She graduated from Red River College with a diploma in Animal Health Technology in 2015 & began her career as a technician. Alyssa has special interests in anesthesia and phlebotomy. She shares her home with her husband, two daughters and her Blue Heeler cross Benny. During her spare time, she likes to go camping, hiking, & spend time with friends and family.

Ashley, Registered Veterinary Technician

Ashley started working on our team shortly after graduating from the Veterinary Technology program at Red River in May 2022. She enjoys all aspects of the job but is becoming fond of surgical anesthesia, dental prophylaxis and X-rays! At home, Ashley has a lab cross named Mani and a bunny named Poptart. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and dog, attending Bomber games and making home improvements.

Katherine, Registered Veterinary Technician

Katherine started working on our team back in October 2017 while in her last year of Animal Health Technology at RRC. After graduating the following summer with honours, she decided to continue with our team and keep growing her skills. Katherine has a passion for helping the sick or wounded get back on their feet, and can often be found doing x-rays, caring for the hospitalized patients, or assisting with many growth removals and wound repairs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. She shares her home with her husband and their pets; Crash, a shepherd husky mix; Spyro, a grey kitten; and Mr Mr Jack Black, a black cat.

Candace, Registered Veterinary Technician

Candace has been working at Plessis Veterinary Hospital since October 2018. She loves working in a veterinary setting and is always excited to meet new patients. At home, she has a 4-year-old Husky named Bella & a 3-year-old Border Collie, Daisy. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her dogs, going to the cabin, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend Drake.

Kira, Office Assistant

Kira joined our team in August of 2020 where she adapted quickly to our very busy environment. She loves working hands-on with the animals and always keeps us entertained with her cheerful singing and dance moves. At home Kira has a cat named Mojo who she spoils with only the finest things and a dog named Koda who she loves very much. When she’s not at work Kira enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and two younger sisters.

Hailey, Office Assistant

Hailey has been on our team since 2021. Her passion for animals started at a young age and has grown stronger over the years, which led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She takes great pride in the work that she does and feels privileged to be able to help animals in need. One of the most rewarding aspects of her job is seeing the positive impact that our work has on the lives of our patients and their families. When she is not at work, she loves to relax and hang out with her two fur babies, Kane and Haze!

Kate, Office Assistant

Kate has been working on our team since February 2023, she enjoys being able to come to work with a smile on her face and learning something new everyday! When Kate is not at work she enjoys being outside in the sun hanging out with her family and friends!

Brenna – Office Assistant

Brenna joined our team in January of 2022 and has since found a love for Radiology/Sonography where she has decided to pursue a career in the medical field. She is currently enrolled with RRC Polytechnic in hopes of becoming a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer. In her free time, Brenna enjoys spending time at the dog park with her and her boyfriends American Cocker spaniel Finley (RIP), at the senior care home with her nanas Chihuahua Peaches (RIP), or cozying up and cuddling with her brothers Terriers Oscar and Tanner.

Cecilia, Office Assistant

Cecilia has been on our team since December 2022. She loves working in a veterinary setting and constantly learning about animals. At home, she has 2 rescue dogs Chevi and Chino along with 2 leopard geckos Griffin and Tango. Outside of work, Cecilia enjoys fostering dogs, reading and taking her dogs swimming and hiking with her boyfriend Dalton.

Taylor, Office Assistant

Taylor joined our team in April of 2023, she has always had a love and passion for helping and caring for animals. She had always wanted to go into the field of helping animals. When Taylor is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 3 cats; Sassy, Mittens and Ashes, and her dwarf bunny Lou. She also enjoys camping, playing Ringette, doing jigsaw puzzles and spending time with friends and family.

Cierra, Veterinary Assistant

Cierra has been working on our team since September of 2020. She has been driven to work with animals since she was young. Cierra has grown up with both cats and dogs her entire life. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, taking care of her plants, and spending time with her friends and family.

Alina, Veterinary Assistant

Alina has been working on our team since September 2022. She moved to Canada from Ukraine where she is still continuing her education online. Alina will complete her Master degree in Veterinary Medicine from Kharkiv State Biotechnology University by July 2023. She is planning to be licensed as a DVM here in Canada after her graduation.  During her veterinary school, she is focusing on small animal medicine and surgery. Her professional interests include ruminant breeding. She lives with her husband Jaafar and her dog Chevy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, travelling, going camping and swimming.