Our Team

Meet our certified, exceptional and animal-loving team!

Bruno Mansueto

Position: Founder

Bruno is the Founder of Worldwide Animal Travel and has enjoyed working at every station within his company. Although, now semi-retired, he is very proud of the company and teams he has built to support the pet relocation business.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Bruno is a graduate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology class of 1985. Upon graduating with a major in transportation management, Bruno moved to Toronto and began working with an international freight forwarder as a junior agent in their air export department.

After two years, Bruno returned to Vancouver and was hired as a cargo agent with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It was with KLM that Bruno became familiar with the air transportation of live animals.

After departing from KLM, Bruno did contract work for various airlines, including Lufthansa Cargo, before forming Worldwide Animal Travel in 1998. His love for animals and his cargo background have allowed Worldwide Animal Travel to excel and grow. Today, it has two locations and numerous employees.

 

Dominyc Taylor-Pollitt

Position: General Manager

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Dominyc graduated from Varsity College majoring in Travel and Tourism in the class of 1999. In 2000 Dominyc joined the International Cultural Program at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. This was in the service industry learning the Disney way and loving every day.  After completing Disney’s 1 year contract and returning to Cape Town, Dominyc furthered her studies majoring in Advanced Dog behaviour and the theory of Pet Grooming.  Wishing to Amalgamate her two passions of Animals and Travel, Dominyc joined the Animal Travel industry in 2006 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dominyc and her family including 6 Pets (Yes, all 6 flew from South Africa) are now settled in Vancouver.

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Christine Vanderende

Position: Operations Manager
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English

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Ruthy Peters

Position: Sales – UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English and German

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Davy Soeun

Position: Accountant
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English

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Sunee Scherping

Position: Handling Supervisor
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English and Thai

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Yumiko Nakamura

Position: Administrative Assistant
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English and Japanese

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Cindy Wilson

Position: Operations Coordinator / Pet Care
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English

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Fatemeh Nezamparvar

Position: Senior Travel Coordinator
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English and Persian

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Victoria Pun

Position: Sales/ Administrative Assistant
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English, Cantonese and Mandarin

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Jacqueline Schaffer

Position: Senior Travel Coordinator
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English

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Liubov Moroz

Position: Travel Coordinator
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English, Ukrainian and Russian

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Christiana Campbell

Position: Senior Travel Coordinator
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English

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Lilia Baybay

Position: Cleaner and Pet Cuddler
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English and Tagalog

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Erika Barbosa

Position: Travel Coordinator
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English and Portuguese

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Kaylee Kim

Position: Travel Coordinator
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English, Korean

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Rose Deng

Position: Operations/ Pet Handler
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English, Cantonese and Mandarin

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Karina Otarola

Position: Pet Handler and Cuddler
Location: Vancouver
Language(s): English and Spanish

Pascal Leutwyler

Position: Sales – EU, Middle East, Asia, and Africa
Location: Toronto
Language(s): English and German

Jinel Salvary

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Toronto
Language(s): English

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Murray

Position: Head of Distribution

Murray excels in fast and speedy service, and could possibly be the world’s fastest red ear slider turtle. If she’s not in her tank relaxing and sunbathing, you can probably find her zooming around the office. She enjoys the occasional break and can often be found soaking up the sun wherever she can.

Miranda

Miranda

Position: C.O.O. (Cat Operating Officer)

Miranda came from the streets and earned her way to the top. She now enjoys her lavish lifestyle. She is certainly the boss and loves getting all of the attention on her. She is also our therapy cat and does an amazing job as she has such a gentle nature. Her son, Harry, is another board member.

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Fish

Positions: Human Resources

This is our HR department here at WAT. They keep a close eye on the happenings around the office to ensure your pet transfers go swimmingly.

Harry

Position: Waste Management

You won’t find anyone who takes waste management more seriously than Harry. He is constantly making sure everything is operating in outstanding condition. When he is not working, he is usually cuddled up with his mom, Miranda, or his BFF, Dodi. As the baby, he knows his place very well.

Mama

Mama

Positions: Penny’s Cheerleader

Mama is Penny’s cheerleader and has been seen cuddling Murry the Turtle even though Mama would not admit to it.

Penny

Penny

Positions: Toronto Import Supervisor

Penny supervises the Imports department by sitting on Lilia’s desk, her chair, her keyboard or lays cross her files to assess the quality control.

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Kiwi & Guava

Love Birds by species and personality. These cuties spread the love through the office with their sweet songs.