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About Us

Named after the Swahili term meaning ‘like a kitten,’ Sanura embodies the playful spirit, endless curiosity, and resilience that define these beloved companions. Our network includes companies that collaborate harmoniously to provide individualized care, enhancing the overall well-being of pets who visit our facilities. 

 

Through innovative practices, we’re not just improving the lives of pets; we’re enhancing the lives of their human companions and our dedicated team members. At Sanura Pet Care, we take pride in delivering the best possible care, ensuring every pet receives the love and attention they deserve. Welcome to a new era of pet care excellence with Sanura.

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WHAT DRIVES US?

Our Core Values

We approach our work with unwavering enthusiasm and a deep love for animals. Our team is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of pets and their owners, driven by a genuine passion for animal welfare.

The pet care world is ever-changing, and so are we. Our adaptability allows us to embrace new challenges and opportunities with resilience. We’re committed to evolving and growing, ensuring the highest quality of care and service in a dynamic industry.

Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of pet care, employing the latest technologies, research, and best practices. Our goal is to continuously improve the lives of pets and their families, keeping us at the forefront of the pet care industry.

Respect is paramount in our interactions with pets, clients, and colleagues. We acknowledge and appreciate the diversity within our community, ensuring that every individual and animal is treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

Collaboration is key to our success. We believe in the power of working together, both within our organization and with external partners, to enhance the quality of pet care. By sharing our strengths, we create impactful outcomes for the pets and families we serve.

Our Team

Leadership

Howard is a finance wizard, renowned for transforming numbers into compelling narratives. He kick-started his career with a Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 2001 and swiftly ascended to a Chartered Professional Accountant role at Deloitte, specializing in assurance and taxation. By 2004, Howard had joined Paysafe Group as Assistant Controller, enhancing the finance team’s capabilities and implementing a new enterprise resource planning system. His prowess earned him a promotion to Corporate Controller in 2007, where he managed global finances until 2011 before venturing into entrepreneurship with his own franchise.

In 2014, Howard embarked on a new journey at Executive Flight Centre, initially as a Controller and later as Director of Finance, a position he held until 2019. Subsequently, he took the helm of the finance department at Sanura Pet Care, leading with innovation and expertise.

Outside the office, Howard is a devoted father, a hockey enthusiast, a passionate fisherman, and the go-to tax advisor for his friends. He even built a heated outdoor cat house for his feline companions! Howard approaches every aspect of his life with professionalism and a team-player spirit, making finance both fun and approachable.

As the Cat-alyst Coordinator at Sanura Pet Care, Karis has turned her lifelong practice of organizing—not just as the eldest of five siblings but as a natural leader—into her profession’s greatest strength. Her ability to execute tasks with unmatched efficiency and effectiveness has made her an indispensable part of our team. Armed with a Bachelor of Health Science and a minor in psychology from Mount Royal University, Karis’ journey through animal welfare and veterinary practice is marked by a series of achievements fueled by her passion and organizational prowess. With certifications in Practice Management and Human-Animal Bond, complemented by NLP skills, she approaches every aspect of animal care with a strategic mindset, ensuring operations run smoothly and goals are met with precision.

Outside the office, Karis’s love for adventure and the great outdoors—often alongside her trusty Yorkshire Terrier, Bridget—mirrors her work ethic: purposeful, action-oriented, and always forward-moving. Whether she’s coordinating a complex project or navigating the trails, Karis’s focus on execution shines through, making her the heart of our operational success and a champion for the animals we serve.

Kenta is the blend of seasoned experience, academic excellence, and a playful spirit, making the digital world a more connected and exciting place one network at a time. With two decades of tech sorcery up his sleeve, Kenta has become the go-to guru for all things network communication.

Kenta’s journey into the realm of IT began at the University of Victoria, where he dived headfirst into the digital world, emerging with a Bachelor of Computer Science, with a special twist in software engineering. Not one to rest on his laurels, Kenta upped his game by conquering the Cisco CCNP certification, a testament to his prowess and dedication to the craft.

But Kenta’s not all work and no play. When he’s not weaving his magic across networks, you can find him in his workshop, tinkering with electronics and conjuring gadgets from the bare components.

Randy is a software developer and database administrator with over 25 years of experience in the pet and veterinary industry. He is passionate about finding innovative solutions to improve the lives of animals and their owners. He is also a cat lover who likes to pamper his feline friends. Whether it’s writing code, managing a database, or spoiling a cat, Randy always delivers with a smile.

Meet Sophie, our Social Meow-Dia and Marketing Manager originally from the enchanting city of Paris.

For the past decade, social media and content creation have been her driving passions. From crafting compelling narratives to curating engaging visuals, she thrives on bringing stories to life in the digital realm.

Outside the office, Sophie enjoys exploring new cafes and restaurants, indulging in photography adventures to capture picturesque moments, and spending quality time with her family. She also has a penchant for music, art and culture, often attending exhibitions and events around the city to fuel her creative inspiration.

Yura’s story begins in the vibrant landscapes of Ukraine and took a leap across the world to Canada in 2023. Trained as a telecom engineer, he soon swapped circuits for creativity, diving into the world of design and coding. For about more than a decade working as a one-man studio, Yura blended his knack for web development, design, and marketing to craft digital masterpieces that speak volumes. Outside the digital realm, he’s all about the finer things in life: sleek fonts, minimalist vibes, personal growth, soccer, and a good read.