Dr. Rose Alkoff

Dr. Rose Alkoff, BSc, BVM&S MRCVS
Licenced Veterinarian 

Rose qualified as a veterinarian from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000, and subsequently worked both in conventional large & small animal veterinary practices, as well as in specialist acupuncture/hydrotherapy clinics in the UK and Canada. Rose has been incorporating acupuncture into her regular practice since 2001, and has completed comprehensive training and examination in veterinary acupuncture facilitated by the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA)(2003). Rose currently is an ABVA member and served on their council for four years prior to moving to Canada.

Dr. Tracey Griffin

Dr. Tracey Griffin, DVM
Licenced Veterinarian

Tracey qualified from Atlantic Veterinary College in 1993, and subsequently worked in large and small animal practices in BC.  Tracey has completed comprehensive training and examinations in canine rehabilitation and sports medicine, facilitated by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (2008).  Tracey also has a wealth of experience and a keen interest in breeding, training and showing sporting dogs


Melanie Parent, AHT

Melanie is a certified Animal Health Technologist from Montreal, Quebec. While earning her AHT certification, she worked in a 24h emergency veterinary hospital. After her graduation in 2003, she went on a completely different path and pursued another passion of hers, tourism and travel. Her love for animal care eventually caught up and she went back to being an animal health technologist at a small animal general practice in 2008. Melanie has a keen interest in canine rehabilitation and always looks forward in continuing to learn along the way.

She and her husband along with their two dogs and two cats moved to Vancouver Island in the fall of 2017



Dallas Frueh

Dallas graduated from the BC College of Equine Sport Therapy in 2012, has her Reiki level 2 certificate as well as a certificate in Bodytalk - Animal Communication.

Dallas has lived in the Cowichan valley all her life and has been involved with horses for over 25 years, and more recently has embarked on further training in canine manual therapeutic modalities


Kristin Thomson

Kristin has over 20 years of veterinary clinic experience, and has worked with PAWS since it’s inception. Kristin is also an accomplished herding dog breeder, competitor, trainer and teacher