Our Team

Your Health Care Team at Downtown Veterinary Clinic


Veterinarian
Dr. Levente Degi DVM
Dr. Degi was born in famous Transylvania. Growing up in the beautiful countryside he developed a deep connection with animals and learned kindness and respect for all living creatures. Pursuing a career in animal health came natural.
He received his veterinary medicine degree in 1996 and he has been taking care of dogs and cats ever since. Dr. Degi is passionate about providing the best possible and the most up to date medical care for his patients. Several years ago while on vacation in Victoria he and his family fell in love with this beautiful city and the ocean. Later on, they were lucky enough to move here and enjoy everything this city has to offer. 
Levente is living with his wife and three senior cats - Yogo, Shebi and Mr. Five. 
Veterinarian
Dr. Martha Hall DVM

Veterinary medicine has alway been her passion since she was a child and becoming a veterinarian gave her the opportunity to travel and practice all over the world. She studied veterinary medicine in Melbourne, Australia since she had always wanted to study abroad. After receiving her degree, she had advanced her skills by doing an internship in downtown Toronto at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic where Martha spent time in specialities like neurology, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, surgery, and emergency. From there, Dr. Hall pursued an internship in internal medicine in Orlando Florida at the Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. Then she decided that she did not want to solely do internal medicine but it still remains a special interest of hers. Other areas of passion are endoscopy and ultrasound. 
Dr. Hall is a huge fan of outdoors and excited about finally settling down in Victoria. She is joined by her husband and their cat Maverick.

Veterinarian
Dr. Ute Mannhardt DVM

Dr Ute Mannhardt grew up in Africa and studied veterinary medicine in Germany. She has enjoyed practicing small animal medicine in Canada for the over 18 years. In 2008 Ute moved to beautiful Victoria from Calgary and in her spare time loves biking, hiking and photographing. Dr. Mannhardt is at our clinic once a week or when she is filling in for other veterinarians. 

Practice Manager
Romana
Romana is a key element to everyday operations at Downtown Veterinary Clinic. She is also responsible for everything beautiful in our clinic.
You can admire her photographs throughout the clinic. Beside being our manager she is a professional photographer.
She is passionate about making your visit a pleasant experience and she always has the pets' need at heart.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Suzie

 
Suzie grew up on a farm in the Okanagan, where she first developed a love of caring for animals. She began working at Downtown Veterinary Clinic after graduating from the Thompson Rivers University AHT program in 2011. Suzie is excited about all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially radiology, dentistry and anesthesia.
In her spare time, Suzie enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving and spending time with family and friends.
Veterinary Nurse 
Rodrigo

 
Rodrigo was born and raised in the Philippines. His love for animals started when he was at young age when he would take stray kittens on the streets, bring them to home and would take care of them as pets. Having this compassion towards animals, he decided to study Veterinary Medicine in the Philippines. He spent almost 3 years of practice in small animal hospital after graduation from vet school. In 2014, Rodrigo moved to Canada. Currently he is working on his qualification to practice as a Veterinarian in Canada. In his spare time, he loves to go hiking or play sports. And lately, he has a growing interest in photography.
Client Relations Specialist
Kaylee

Kaylee grew up on Vancouver Island and graduated from VIU with a Bachelor of Hospitality Degree. Growing up she developed a love for people as well as their furry family members. She has a kitten who she enjoys spending her time entertaining.
Veterinary Assistant
Emily

Emily grew up in Nelson BC, and moved to Vancouver in 2006 to pursue a career working with animals. She received her diploma in Veterinary Assisting from Granville Business College and has also worked as a dog-walker on the island, which she still enjoys doing part-time. She has two dogs, Jack & Pablo, and enjoys photography and painting in her spare time. 

Veterinary Assistant/Client Relations Specialist
Taina

Taina has been an island girl her whole life and growing up she always insisted on having pets, whether it was a shy little mouse or a bouncy playful pup. She is happy to be full filling her dream of working with animals. On her spare time Taina enjoys kayaking with friends and riding her bike with her dog along side of her. 
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