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The Team

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Meredith Dunki: Veterinarian and Owner

Meredith graduated from the Western College of Veterinary medicine in 2003. After graduation she moved home to Calgary with her husband Brad. Meredith joined the clinic as a veterinarian and owner that spring. When not at the clinic, Meredith spends her time running around after her son Lachlan or walking her dog Daisy (Golden Retriever). Her newest best friend is a diabetic cat she adopted from the clinic (Smoothie).

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Kelly Mac Leod: Veterinarian

Kelly grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She completed her HBSc at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2007, and graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2011. She practiced in a small animal clinic in Toronto after graduating. Kelly moved to Calgary in 2012. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband Steve, her son Colton, her dog Odie and her cat Onyx.

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Diane Morgan: Receptionist and Office Manager

Diane has been a receptionist at the clinic since 2003. She has a diploma from SAIT in Business and has done courses from Guelph University via Old College in animal husbandry. She currently lives in Cochrane with her husband and a polydactyl tortie named “Paddy”. Once a month she takes food donations to the Cochrane Humane Society were they are distributed to the Morley Reserve to feed cats and dogs there. She prides herself on the close relationships she has developed with the patients and clients at the clinic.

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Jessica Huestis: Registered Veterinary Technologist

Jessica moved to Alberta from Fredericton, NB in 2003 to attend school to become an animal health technician. Upon graduation in 2005 she moved to Calgary and began working at Silver Springs Animal Hospital. When she’s not working at SSAH, she can be found relaxing with her cats (Ivan, Ivy and Emily) and enjoying some live music.

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Kelsey Sharifzadeh-Najafi: Registered Veterinary Technologist

Kelsey has worked at the clinic since April 2006 first as a veterinary assistant and then as an animal health technologist. Over the years she has really enjoyed getting to know all the clients and their pets. As a veterinary technician, she has a passion for patient care and animal comfort. Her passion lies in physical rehabilitation for pets and enjoys learning new ways to keep her aging mutt Kovu comfortable and then transferring this knowledge to patients in her care.

When not at the clinic she is busy chasing around her active toddler Izaac or taking him and the dogs, Kovu and Cedar,  for long walks. When everyone is exhausted from the day, she enjoys a good cuddle with her two cats Ziggy and Sassy or catching up with a good book.

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 Tamra Rout: Registered Veterinary Technologist

Born in Calgary, Tamra has always had a love for animals. Working in the veterinary industry since 2005, she graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in 2011 and joined the clinic in 2015. She has worked with exotic, large and small animals in both primary practice and emergency settings, giving her valuable knowledge and experiences. Tamra has a special passion for dentistry and anesthesia.

The only thing Tamra loves more than her job as a veterinary technologist is her family. Her spare time is almost always spent with her husband and two daughters. At home Tamra has a french bulldog (Sir Spudwick VonHammer aka. “Spud”), 3 cats (Layla, Haru and Chili), a chinchilla (Yori)  a ball python (Loki) and a number of fish. All of which keep her VERY busy.

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Christy Loates: Registered Veterinary Technologist

Born in Ontario, Christy graduated the Veterinary Technologist diploma program from The University of Guelph in 2016 and started working for the clinic in August of that year. As client turned employee she enjoys the inner workings of the clinic and the career shift from massage therapy.

In her spare time Christy enjoys spending time with her nephews and her three cats (Winston, Kayia and Magneto). Christy is not a fan of having her picture taken.

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Sheila Rambousek: Lab Technician and Veterinary Assistant

Sheila brings her distemper-survivor rescue dog to work daily. She routinely runs into clients on her 8-mile morning walk to work and at noon in the birthplace forest or on Nose Hill. She is actively involved with the Alberta spay/neuter task force, where volunteers travel to aboriginal reserves to provide health care, vaccines and surgery to pets and feral animals.

At work she especially enjoys the lab work and meeting clients and their pets. In her spare time, she hikes, snowshoes and walks even more! Sometimes she even sits in her garden to smell the roses