The College Instructors

The instructors at Granville College are a tight-knit group dedicated to advancing animal care through education, and are always enthusiastic about helping like-minded individuals pursue rewarding careers!

“Meet” our Instructors below, and then book a tour to come see them in person – they would love to see you!

Justyna Matracki
AHT (Animal Health Technician)

Graduated from the Olds College Animal Health Technology program in 2011, Justyna has worked extensively in companion animal clinics, wildlife rehabilitation centres, and the Calgary Zoo. Justyna also has experience volunteering abroad with community led animal welfare organizations in South Africa and has a special interest in the proper handling and care of large exotic cats such as lions and cheetahs. Being an outdoor enthusiast and having spent most of her life in Rockies, Justyna is excited to explore what the west coast has to offer.

Mandy Isaacs
VA (Veterinary Assistant)

Mandy Isaacs graduated from Granville College in 2001 and has been working as a Veterinary Assistant since. She is committed to animal welfare, educating clients, and supporting Veterinarians. Mandy also has experience volunteering as a member of the Animal Care Committee at UBC, and spends a great deal of time Pet Sitting.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two elderly cats, hanging out at the beach, biking, visiting her hometown in Nova Scotia.

Kristine Watson
RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist)

Kristine Watson has over 7 years’ experience in the veterinary medical field and started her career as a Veterinary Assistant working in administration and emergency. Kristine graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technologist in 2013 and has been pursuing her passion for emergency and specialty medicine by working as an anesthesia, surgical and emergency Technician.

Kristine has always had an enthusiasm for animals and she has cared for horses, farm animals and companion animals while growing up. Ever since riding horses at the early age of 2, Kristine’s love for horses has been persistent and she has competed extensively in the equestrian discipline of Dressage as well as in two Canadian Nationals. Kristine and her dog Kali (2014 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) enjoy their time off hiking and camping in beautiful British Columbia, every chance they can get.