Christel completed the Animal Care Aide program at Vancouver Island University in 2016 and, after joining us for her practicum, she was offered a position at Benson View.
Christel has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember and shares her life with 3 cats; a Ragdoll named Oliver, a cat with multiple extra toes named Nala, and an 18 year old kitty named KC. Christel is Nanaimo born and raised and enjoys paddle boarding, reading, painting and hiking.
Sophie moved to Vancouver Island at a very young age and has enjoyed island life ever since.
She has been part of the Benson View team as a veterinary assistant since 2009.
She is an accomplished horsewoman and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Reya.
She lives on a farm where she cares for sixteen horses, two miniature donkeys, two goats, one dog and three cats.
Cheryl joined Benson View as our bookkeeper in 2015. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she has always loved animals and over the years has had a variety of animals including birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, turtles and even a tarantula! She currently has a dog named Rumour and a cat named Scottie.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys golfing, curling, going for walks, camping and traveling.