Dr. Heather H. Moreau, BVM&S, MRCVS
Dr. Moreau grew up ‘back east’ spending her childhood years in Pennsylvania before relocating to Massachusetts with her family. Developing a love for skiing and racing at an early age, she studied at the University of Maine, Fort Kent where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology while competing on their Nordic and Alpine Ski Teams. While at UMFK, Dr. Moreau was elected as the University’s Student Representative to the Board of Trustees for 2 years, gaining valuable skills in team leadership and communication. Dr. Moreau graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008 on a full presidential scholarship.
In 2008 Dr. Moreau and her future husband Julian relocated to Salt Lake City due to their love of skiing and family connections. Shortly thereafter she got her start in veterinary medicine through mutual ski team friends. Dr. Moreau worked full time as a veterinary technician at a small animal practice in the SLC valley before attending veterinary school in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Moreau was accepted into the University of Edinburgh’s Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies accelerated 4-year program in 2012. The school was founded in 1823 by Professor William Dick and is one of the oldest Veterinary Schools in the world, offering a well-rounded multi-species education. After a challenging four years studying and honing her clinical skills in and out of the classroom, Dr. Moreau was awarded the ‘Best Student in Dermatology’ award by the University at graduation in 2016.
Since graduation, Dr. Moreau has been working full time in small animal practice here in the Salt Lake Valley. Her areas of interest are dermatology, diagnostic imaging, and internal medicine. She enjoys speaking and educating both Veterinary professionals through local continuing education conferences as well as clients on a daily basis. She’s thoroughly looking forward to running her own veterinary practice where she can create a close-knit team of professionals that are here to provide the best care for your beloved pet family members.
Dr. Jennifer Carmody, DVM
We are proud to introduce our first associate veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Carmody. Dr. Carmody grew up outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although she started her college career with a focus on sports-medicine she quickly realized her real passion was for helping animals. She went on to earn her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences at Marquette University before continuing on to veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the Canyons team she practiced at a busy Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Carmody is very interested in integrative medicine and loves to mix alternative therapies with her usual treatment methods. She’s completed over 300 hours of coursework in both veterinary acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic studies and is also a Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner.
Dr. Carmody’s interests away from work include hiking, fishing, reading, and playing volleyball. She played competitively for more than 12 years, and her college team won the national championship two years in a row! Dr. Carmody also loves to spend time with her husband, who works as a dentist. They have a one year old Australian Shepherd named Floyd.
Please join us in welcoming her to CVC, we know you will love her down-to-earth attitude and love for animals.
Dr. Viviana Alava, DVM
We are proud to introduce our second Associate Veterinarian Dr. Viviana Alava. Dr. Alava grew up outside of Tampa, Florida where she earned her bachelors degree in integrative animal science at the University of South Florida. Dr. Alava originally went to college to pursue human medicine, but after volunteering at an animal hospital during undergrad, she decided that veterinary medicine was her calling. She worked as a veterinary assistant for three years gaining hands-on experience before her acceptance to vet school at Ross University of St. Kitts.
Dr. Alava spent most of her free time researching in the field as well as the lab on Q-Fever in sheep while in vet school. This work has since been published. She later went to Iowa State University for her clinical year where she discovered her passion for preventive medicine and surgery.
Outside of work Dr. Alava enjoys spending time outdoors & enjoying the mountains with her dog Harvey, who was adopted on St. Kitts. Dr. Alava also has two cats named Salem and Norman who love to lay around in the sun.
We are happy to introduce you to Camden Christensen, one of our Veterinary Nurses. Camden started as an intern while still in high school at a local veterinary clinic where he grew up in Pocatello Idaho. Upon graduation from high school, he transitioned into a full-time position as a Veterinary Nurse where he worked for 3 years. In 2017 he moved to Utah where he happened to get a job at the Veterinary Clinic where Dr. Moreau also practiced before starting Canyons Veterinary Clinic. Impressed with his skills, willingness to learn new things and client care she offered him a position which he accepted. He has three cats; Ella, Eris, and Fat Baby, as well as a Boston Terrier, named Dexter. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, swimming, reading and playing PlayStation 4.
We are thrilled to introduce our newest full-time nurse Louise (July 2020). Louise brings 18 years of experience to our team, and a wealth of knowledge developed at some of Salt Lake’s finest specialty practices, including Eyecare for Animals. She currently has three dogs, a Doberman named Vera, a boxer named Stella, and a lab mix named Brad. She also has two cats, an orange tabby named Walden and a tuxedo named Doobie. When she’s not at work she can be found with family, camping, enjoying the dunes on side x sides, and hanging out with her dogs. Please join us in welcoming Louise to our team. We know you’ll enjoy her sensible, caring, and fun-loving approach to animal and client care.
We are proud to introduce Reise Rasmussen, one of our amazing Veterinary Nurses. Reise is an experienced nurse who hopes to one day attend vet school. When she isn’t assisting clients she can be found in the surgery area cleaning and polishing our patients teeth or assisting with surgeries. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts and spending time with her three dogs: Roodie, Lola, and Olive. Please join us in welcoming her to the team!
Client Service Representative
We are proud to introduce you to Lila Oulson, our part-time client Service Representative. She has been working with animals for 7 years. She started out volunteering at an animal shelter for 5 years then managed one for 2. Before that, she served in the US Air Force and the Air National Guard! Of course, she loves animals but she has a soft spot for dogs. She has two adopted dogs; a disabled dog name Fergus and a new addition; Andy a lab mix. She also has two cats which she adopted at 3 months and both recently turned 15 years old. In her spare time, she likes to travel, hang out with her dogs and work on craft ideas. Her experience makes her a great addition to our team. She will be at the reception desk ready to schedule appointments and answer your questions.
We are excited to introduce Haley Roberts, our newest Veterinary Nurse (March 2020). Haley is a 2015 graduate of Animal Behavior College and has been working as a vet nurse for the last 4 & 1/2 years. She brings a broad range of clinical skills as well as client care experience to our close-knit team. We are looking forward to her joining our nursing staff and we know you’ll appreciate her calm and patient demeanor. Haley has several pets of her own. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going camping, hiking, and BBQing.
Animal Care Assistant
We’re excited to introduce our first animal care assistant, Olivia (June 2020). Olivia is currently finishing high school while taking college courses so that she can graduate with her associates degree in science and begin veterinary school at Utah State University! She has two dogs – Ralphie and Rhino, a horse named Cosmo, and some pet chickens. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, running, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. We’re looking forward to helping Olivia along her veterinary school journey and we know you’ll enjoy the amazing care that she provides to you and your pets during their visit.
We are happy to introduce Rayna Lindsey as one of our Veterinary Nurses. Rayna has worked with animals her whole life and specifically companion animals for the last year. She is a certified Veterinary Assistant and is also certified in Equine Sciences. When she isn’t helping clients at CVC she is pursuing her degree is Biological Sciences. She also enjoys horseback riding, cooking and spending time with family including her pit bull Apollo.
We are happy to introduce Madeline Gilea, one of our full time Veterinary Nurses. When she isn’t at the clinic Madeline enjoys spending time with her family collecting commemorative cups and making homemade dog treats for her two pitbulls, Nala and Anastasia.
Client Service Representative
With great pleasure, we introduce you to Sierra Miller, a full-time Client Service Representative. She has loved animals her entire life but joined the animal welfare field 8 years ago. She has done shelter work, veterinary nursing, and rescue work. She grew up in Southern California but now calls Utah home. She loves the beach, is an avid reader, and enjoys second-hand shopping. We know you will appreciate her experience when you call or come in for an appointment.
Client Service Representative
We are excited to introduce Dani Wilson as one of our Client Service Representatives. Dani brings 3 years of veterinary customer service experience to our team. When she isn’t greeting our amazing clients at the front desk, she can be found traveling with her husband who is a commercial pilot based out of SLC. Or riding her motorcycle in southern Utah. She also has two cats named Rocket and Binx.
Veterinary Nursing Student Interns
Interested in completing your veterinary nursing externship at Canyons? Please send your resume to email@example.com
We are excited to have all of these amazing animal care providers on our team. Dr. Moreau personally interviewed and selected every employee based on their skills, compassion for animals and amazing attitudes toward client care. We all look forward to serving you and your pet at Canyons Veterinary Clinic.