Dr. Emily Alnutt
Dr. Emily Alnutt is completing a veterinary internship in wildlife medicine with the National Wildlife Centre. She will be stationed at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Alnutt completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Ross University in 2019, followed by a one-year internship in emergency medicine in San Antonio, and a six-month large animal/zoo medicine internship at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with her 4 cats, Rusty, Tomyris, Karoo, and Subutai. Dr. Alnutt enjoyed volunteering at wildlife rehabilitation centers before vet school and she is looking forward to spending time in the field again!
Dr. Sayrah Gilbert
Dr. Sayrah Gilbert is completing a veterinary internship in wildlife medicine with the National Wildlife Centre. She will be stationed at Wildlife Haven in Manitoba. Dr. Gilbert is originally from Houston, Texas and completed veterinary school at St. George University, with her clinical year at the University of Illinois. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Angell Animal Medical Center and an Avian and Exotics Specialty Internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. In her undergraduate years, she worked closely with the Texas Wildlife and Rehabilitation coalition and spent a month the Wildlife Center of Virginia during her clinical year of veterinary school. She is extremely excited to learn about the species of Canada and help get animals back in the wild!
Dr. Hazel Eaglesome
Dr. Hazel Eaglesome is completing a veterinary internship in wildlife medicine with the National Wildlife Centre. She will be stationed at Hope for Wildlife in Nova Scotia. Dr. Eaglesome has always wanted to be a vet. Her dad is a vet and Hazel made her first diagnosis with him when she was three.
Graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1986, Dr Eaglesome went into mixed practiced until she decided her arms were just too short for the big Canadian Holsteins. In 1988, she joined a small animal practice in downtown Toronto. Over the years she moved from associate, to partner to sole owner, employing a staff of thirty, including six other veterinarians. In March 2021 she sold her practice and turned her love for veterinary medicine towards wildlife.
Dr. Eaglesome has a wonderful wife of nearly thirty-five years, two cats and loves to play golf, travel and SCUBA dive.
Dr. Nellissa Stalenhoef
Dr. Nellissa Stalenhoef is completing a veterinary internship in wildlife medicine based at the National Wildlife Centre headquarters in Ontario. Since vet school, Dr. Stalenhoef has been passionate about wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, and One Health based medicine. After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2019, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI. She worked in companion animal practice for almost a year before having the incredible opportunity to join the National Wildlife Centre as an intern. When she is not working with wildlife, she also sees companion animals at the Glendale Veterinary Hospital.