Dr. Laina Knorr graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She completed a BSc at the University of Lethbridge in Biochemistry, followed by an MSc at the University of Calgary in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Laina then worked in Molecular Diagnostics for a few years before heading to vet school. Dr. Laina has cats whom she loves dearly and finds in them a great source of companionship and entertainment. She loves to travel and experience different cultures. She enjoys time spent with her daughter, family and friends. Dr. Laina enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a special interest in feline medicine and surgery.
Dr. Wendy James graduated from the Western
College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 after completing a BSc. Dr. Wendy is owned by several dogs and several Devon Rex cats. She believes that a healthy diet is the cornerstone of pet
health and has a special interest in allergies. Dr. Wendy achieved her certificate of advanced veterinary practice in dermatology in 2017. In her spare time she runs marathons and spends time with her dogs.
Scott is our registered veterinary technologist. Scott graduated from Olds College in 2011. Scott has dabbled in many varying job titles and areas of interest within the veterinary field, including volunteering at a wildlife rehab center, working part time at an emergency hospital in Australia, instructing the VTA program offered through Olds College, and starting his own locum business. Scott was a locum for us since we opened, and is now our full time tech. Scott enjoys hanging with his 2 dogs and 18 year old cat. He is also into aquariums, aquascaping, and fishkeeping. Scott enjoys traveling and spending time in the mountains and has been getting back into running and cycling.
Amanda is one of our part-time assistants. Amanda graduated from the VTE program in 2014 and joined our team at that time. Amanda also works as a dance instructor, favoring hip hop, and dances with the group Illfx. She enjoys spending time with her cats, Mozart and Helen, and with her family and friends.
Brianna is one of our part-time assistants. Brianna has volunteered with rescue groups and has fostered several dogs. Brianna enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children and 2 dogs.
Janice joined our team in 2019 as a full time assistant. Janice is the world's very own real life Wonderwoman. She is a jack of all trades for us, doing everything from cleaning, to maintenance, to cat sitting, and the list goes on and on. Janice tracks and finds lost, abandoned, stray and feral animals. She will spend all night watching a trap in hopes of saving another life. Janice works with many of the local rescue societies, fostering and caring for so many animals in need.
Archie is our compassionate care coordinator. He came to us in 2016 from an outdoor lifestyle and decided to call us home. Archie enjoys eating, running for treats, basking in the sun, belly rubs, flirting with the mail lady and caring for young kittens.
Lacey joined our home in May of 2018. She has called all corners of the clinic her own and is a bit of a daredevil. She also enjoys eating, running for treats, belly rubs and bugging Archie.