Dr. Reena Zacharias

Practice Owner/Veterinarian, B.V.Sc & A.H., M.V.Sc.

Dr. Reena Zacharias is the new owner of Panorama Village Animal Hospital. This new endeavour is motivated by the passion to provide compassionate, high quality health care for the pets and excellent service for clients. Her interests lay in companion animal wellness, soft tissue surgery and regenerative medicine. She believes in keeping her veterinarian skills current and sharp through continuing education, so that she can offer the best for her patients each time.

After graduating Veterinary Medicine in 1991, she proceeded to pursue her Masters degree in Veterinary Immunology.

She worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Bombay Veterinary College before deciding to open a small animal clinic.

Her husband's job detachment saw Dr. Zacharias move to Malaysia, a country of abundant natural beauty. While there, she had the privilege to work for a 24 hour Veterinary Referral and Critical Care Facility. Once in Canada, she continued in the small animal practice while working towards her Board Exams and licensure. As a veterinarian, working both as an associate and locum at various practices has helped her gain invaluable experience.

Outside of Veterinary medicine, spending time with her family, traveling, reading and exploring new cultures excites Dr. Zacharias. She and her husband are blessed with a son and a daughter.

Shennella Hartnell

Office Manager

Shennella started working with us in June of this year. She has worked with and around animals her whole life and has a keen interest in the human-animal bond. Her goal is to make sure that everyone visiting PVAH has a stress free visit. Shennella and her family have 3 Alaskan Malamutes.


Veterinary Technician

Deb graduated as a Registered Nurse after completing the VGH School of Nursing Program in 1979.

She completed her specialty training for Neonatal Intensive Care in 1979 and worked at the VGH and Lions Gate Hospital ICN Nurseries until 1985 leaving nursing to raise her two beautiful children.

In 1999 she began working as an Animal Health Technician, progressing to a Head Technician/Management position for three veterinary hospitals until 2010. After a two year hiatus she is happy to bring her skills and caring to the Panorama Village Animal Hospital team.


Animal Health Technologist

Sanja graduated from the Agriculture School Centre and received her Veterinary Technician degree in Croatia. After living in Switzerland for 7 years she moved to Canada in 2000 and has provided passionate and dedicated care for animals since. From her earliest memory Sanja has loved the companionship and positive energy that being around animals has given her. Sanja's nurturing nature and love for animals enables her to provide every animal walking through the door with compassionate and unparalleled care. Sanja lives outnumbered in a house with two males: her husband, and a love bird Koko who was rescued in 2009.

Candice Peters

Client Care Representative

Candice is the smiling face you will see at our front desk often. Candice has loved animals all her life and has often wanted to work with them professionally as long as she can remember. She graduated from West Coast College of Health Care in 2003 as a Veterinary Assistant. She went on to work in a Vet Clinic in Langley for 14 years as an assistant and then a technician. As a newlywed, Candice has a full house with 5 pets and a handsome husband. She has a dog named Molson, a cat named Bianca, and 3 chickens named Lucy, Ethel and Chicky. This has been an exciting year of many news for Candice as she ventures into family life.