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 Meet Hermitage Veterinary Hospital's Veterinarians

Hermitage Veterinary Hospital's veterinary team is comprised of a dedicated group of professionals consisting of 9 veterinarians and 20 support staff.

Dr. Ted Purcell

Graduate of Ontario Veterinary College in 1982.
Special interest in skin disease, behaviour counselling, dentistry and acupuncture.

Click here to read more about Dr. Ted Purcell

Watch Dr. Purcell every Wednesday at 8:45 am on Global News Edmonton with his segment "Adopt a Pet". In partnership with the Edmonton Humane Society.

Dr. Kim Romanufa

BSC, University of Alberta 1989
DVM Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1995

Dr. Dana Madsen

Dr Madsen graduated from the W.C.V.M in 2005 and has been working in her hometown of Edmonton since then.  She shares her home with her two daughters, two dogs Gracie and Cosby and two cats Pumpkin and Delilah.  People have teased that she is starting her own ark. Dr Madsen started with HVH in Sepember 2017.   In addition to her canine and feline patients Dr Madsen enjoys seeing other varieties of critters including pocket pets and birds.  In her spare time Dr Madsen enjoys cooking (and eating), camping and spending as much time as possible outdoors. 

Dr. Meghan Clarke

BSc - U of S 2007 (Major Biology, Minor Spanish) 

DVM - WCVM 2012 

Meghan is originally from Saskatoon, SK where she pursued her degree in both Biology and her medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Meghan graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, and has since then has settled into Edmonton. Meghan has worked predominantly in small animal medicine, but has special interest in Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology and Dermatology. Meghan has dabbled in wildlife medicine while doing some volunteer veterinary work in Uganda and an externship at the Calgary Zoo. Meghan’s enjoys travelling in her spare time with her husband and two children, and loves learning languages (she is proficient in French and Spanish, but can also speak some German, Ukrainian and sign language!). In her spare time she loves to play the piano, go to the Zoo, and go on as many adventures as possible!

Dr. Letitia Chow

Dr. Chow graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.  She then completed an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 2011.  She is a past board member and president of the Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians.  

Dr. Aaron Howard

Dr. Howard graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She has been with Hermitage since 2007.

Dr. Kate Boddington

Dr. Hannah Smith

Dr. Fran Armstrong

DMV, Ontario Veterinary College 1984
BSC, University of Toronto 1980
Board Member of Edmonton SPCA 3 Years

Meet the Hospital Manager

Michelle Mansell

Meet the Registered Veterinary Technologists

Registered Veterinary Technologists have a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, animal husbandry, and pharmacology. They also have the ability to restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, and perform dental procedures. 



Kim graduated from the RVT program from NAIT in 1999. She has been with HVH since 2003. She is very excited in starting her new position as RVT team leader. She is a proud owner of a English bulldog named Kia, and loves spending her extra time with her daughter Hadley.



Jessica first started at our hospital in 2011 as a kennel tech and has been an animal health technologist since 2016. She has one dog (Maizee) and two cats (Bella and Cleo). In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and working on a weight loss plan for her kitty.


Amy graduated from Nait Animal Health Technology in 1994 and joined our team at Hermitage Veterinary Hospital in 2010. You can always find this proud soccer mom at the  pitch watching her two teens play competative soccer or at the local field with her husband and two bulldogs "Joop and Lulu".


Tammy graduated from NAIT in 2006 with a diploma in animal health technology. She joined the Hermitage Veterinary Hospital in 2012. Tammy currently has no pets at home,so she pet sits instead.


Brie graduated in 2015 with a diploma in Animal Health Technology from NAIT. She is the proud owner of a wild orange tabby, Oliver. His favorite pastimes include eating, napping and eating.   


Nadine graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at NAIT in 2013 and has since enjoyed watching the bond between pets and their humans grow. She is the proud human to three geriatric dogs. In her spare time she loves hanging out at the dog park, camping, reading and dancing.


Kacey has been with Hermitage since 2009, and graduated from NAIT's Animal Health Technology program in 2010. In her spare time, she seems to have accidentally developed a habit of adopting animals with limb abnormalities. Please don't bring any more to her. She already has more lovable three-to-four legged creatures than hands to pet them with. It's a problem.


Covie graduated from Kelsey in 1993 as an AHT, which has been a very rewarding career choice.  When shes not working its  balancing home life with kids and travelling to see the world. The country girl in her competes with the love for the beach.


Nicole graduated from NAIT in 2013 and has worked at Hermitage ever since. She has quite a few pets of her own including 4 cats, 2 dogs, and a horse. In her spare time she enjoys reading, riding her horse, and showing in jumping competitions.

Meet the Pet Care Specialists & Support Staff

Pet Care Specialists (Reception) are the customer-relations experts in a veterinary practice. These staff members are responsible for greeting clients, differentiating routine cases from emergency cases,  and scheduling appointments. If you have any questions, these ladies can help.


I have been working at Hermitage Veterinary Hospital for just over 14 years, the first 8 years I worked as a Client Care Specialist, then in 2012 I transitioned to my current position as bookkeeper.  I have 2 cats at home, “JJ Beans” and “Dusty Tails”, I also have a 10 year old son who keeps me busy when I’m not at work!!  I very much enjoy working at HVH, we have a terrific team of caring, compassionate and funny people!!


Ceri has been with Hermitage as a Nutritional Consultant since 2008. Her work days are spent helping owners to achieve and maintain their pet’s healthiest body condition, as well as being the hospital’s muscle, slinging bags of food around all day. In her spare time she loves trotting along the Blackfoot trail with her horse, Ramsey. At home she has her husband Ken, her munchkin cat and Heinz 57 dog, Chilli Dog to keep her busy.




Jennifer has been working at the Hermitage Veterinary Hospital since 2007 as a client care specialist. She is the proud mom to 4 fur babies as well as her 4 year old son who keeps her busy. In her spare time she enjoys camping with her family at her parents campground and reading.