Meet The Staff

Dr. David Paton

Dr. David Paton

Veterinarian

As an avid horseman, Dr. Paton draws on his experience as a rider as well as his extensive veterinary expertise when caring for horses. He enjoys working with horses and interacting with the equine community at large. Dr. Paton is a long-standing FEI veterinarian accredited in 5 disciplines and is an active participant in both veterinary and equestrian community activities. Having established Paton and Martin Veterinary Services in 1979 he has helped the practice evolve into a world-class equine veterinary practice and referral center. Dr. Paton has always believed that service and continuing education are the hallmarks of a successful veterinary practice. To that end, Paton and Martin Veterinary Services Ltd. continue to be leaders in providing new services and technology along with up-to-date advances in veterinary medicine to our clients.

Dr. Eric Martin

Dr. Eric Martin

Veterinarian

Horses are incredible athletes and being involved in sports, I understand what it’s like to compete, to train hard for competition and how injuries can prevent us from performing at our best. I’m fascinated by the science of medicine, imaging and how the body heals. And I love to problem solve. It is the integration of all forms of therapy that I feel can make the biggest difference for these athletes.

Dr. Martin pursued veterinary medicine by attending Kansas State University Veterinary School. While there, he was given the opportunity to further his education through externships in the northeast, at Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center. After graduating, he accepted an associate position in a sport horse practice in central Connecticut where he worked for 3 years prior to moving to the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. He pursued his interest in the sport horse world by becoming certified in Acupuncture and Chiropractic procedures. His wife and 3 young kids (Jacob, Chris and Kylie) help him stay active. He continues to enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking and training.

Dr. Joanna Virgin

Dr. Joanna Virgin

Veterinarian

Dr. Marielle St-Laurent

Dr. Marielle St-Laurent

Veterinarian

I am extremely fortunate to be able to combine my passion for horses and my interest in science in my career. Knowing how the body works and learning about all the different facets of medicine is extremely interesting. It is also very fulfilling to know that you have made a difference in a horse's life and therefore help their owner have more quality time with their horse.

Marielle always loved horses and started riding at summer camp at 5 years old. At 15, she started concentrating on dressage as a competitive rider. She had to put off riding while attending the University of Montreal until 2010 when she joined Paton and Martin. She is now back in the saddle and loving it with her Dutch Warmblood dressage mare, Unbelievable. Besides working and riding, she loves swimming, kayaking, dancing and roller blading with her energetic border collie, Ketamine.

Dr. Richelle Neundorf

Dr. Richelle Neundorf

Intern Veterinarian

Dr. Richelle Neundorf was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. She grew up riding in the hunter ring but, was introduced to the reining world and fell in love. Prior to veterinary school, she completed a Masters degree at the University of Guelph. Her Masters degree investigated the Prevalence and Severity of Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis in Thoroughbred Racehorses. This research highlighted horses as elite athletes and sparked her interest in equine lameness and sports medicine. She graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in May 2014. After graduation, she travelled to Northern Alberta where she practiced mixed animal medicine for the next year. Richelle joined our team as an intern veterinarian in Sept 2015. Her interests include ambulatory medicine and lameness.

Dr. Janine VĂ©ronneau

Dr. Janine VĂ©ronneau

Intern Veterinarian

Dr. Janine VĂ©ronneau was born in Alberta but raised in Edmond, Oklahoma where she graduated from College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University in 2011. After five years in small animal practice in North Carolina and Germany seeing mostly canine athletes she decided she greatly missed the equine world. She is an avid horseback rider who has the most fun when galloping on a cross-country course. Professionally she is interested in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and internal medicine.

Kirsten Bohach

Kirsten Bohach

Office Manager

Kirsten enjoys all aspects of the clinic by working behind the scenes overseeing the daily patient care in the office at Paton and Martin Veterinary Services including client relations and administrative management. Her big smile and compassionate nature makes for a stress-free phone call or a visit in situations that may sometimes be considered difficult. The well-being of you and your horse are Kirsten’s main priorities. Afterhours, she enjoys time with friends and family.

Jenny Kennedy

Jenny Kennedy

Office Staff

Jenny has worked in our office part time since April 2003. She was born and raised in Langley and spent much of her childhood on a Hereford Farm. Prior to this position she worked for a small animal practice for 5 years. Jenny graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1998 and got married that same year. She is the proud mother of two wonderful sons who occupy most of her free time.

Susan Dahlstedt

Susan Dahlstedt

Office Staff

I like working at Paton and Martin Veterinarian Services because I get to talk about horses all day and get paid for it LOL. We have the best clients and it is a job where you learn something new every day. I enjoy spending time off with my Arabian gelding, Ghazi and my Boxer dog, Duke.

Andrea Dawson

Andrea Dawson

Barn Manager

Taryn Koreman

Taryn Koreman

Assistant

Hanna Morris

Hanna Morris

Assistant

Allana Rempel

Allana Rempel

Assistant