Dr. Wanda Vockeroth
DVM. Conventional and Complimentary MedicineGrowing up on a farm in southern Saskatchewan, our family had dogs, cats, chickens, cattle and horses, and I loved all of them. I would help with any of the animal-related activities on the farm. At 8 years of age, I started assisting our cats in giving birth, and decided that I wanted to become a veterinarian.
I attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon and received my veterinary degree in 1982. After graduation, I worked in veterinary clinics in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba before moving to Calgary in 1991.
I became interested in holistic veterinary medicine, and became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 1990 and in veterinary homeopathy in 1995. Since then, I have been using these modalities, and learning and working with these and several other therapies, including Chinese and western herbs, nutrition, laser and ozone therapy. I look forward to continuing to offer a full range of conventional and alternative therapies, including nutritional counseling to my patients.
Dr. Alexandria Horner
DVM.Dr. Alexandria Horner is a born and raised Calgarian who obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Royal University in 2014. She then graduated from the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2019.
Dr. Horner has a keen interest in both integrative and reproductive medicine modalities. Her final year of vet school, saw her completing several externships with highly respected canine theriogenologists (specialists in reproduction) in Australia, New Zealand and at home in Canada. She also spent time with the clinic's very own Dr. Vockeroth.
In her free time, you can find Dr. Horner hanging out with her Black Russian Terrier, Jack, spending time with family and friends or travelling.
Dr. Colleen Chan
DVM.Dr. Colleen Chan was born and raised in Ottawa before moving out West to Lethbridge, Alberta. She graduated with Great Distinction in Biology at the University of Lethbridge, then obtained her D.V.M. from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with Distinction in 2013.
Since graduation, Dr. Chan has worked in both emergency and general practice. Her special clinical interests include internal and preventative medicine, and she is passionate about fostering the human-animal bond. She has a keen interest in acupuncture and rehabilitation.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family including her cat, "Chester Huntington III" and her shepherd-mix dog "Barkley". She loves being in the mountains hiking, biking or skiing. Dr. Chan is excited to bring her knowledge, care, and compassion to the community's pet owners.
Dr. Tony Gerrow
B.Sc., DVM.Dr. Tony Gerrow was born and raised on a dairy farm, always wanting the mountains of Alberta in his backyard. A graduate of the University of Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary College, Tony has lived in Alberta since his graduation, starting practice in an advanced equine and companion animal hospital in Edmonton. Tony then went on to partnership in two companion animal hospitals in Edmonton, where he also became the veterinarian for the West Edmonton mall. Moving to Calgary in 1995, he built Shawnessy Pet Hospital, south Calgary's first 24/7 AAHA certified companion animal practice, and Southtrail Pet Hospital. Tony's medical interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, wildlife medicine, and veterinary team management.
Outside of the hospitals, Tony's time is spent in the mountains, on the rivers with his fly rod, backpacking, and painting. Tony has a special love of travel, and will climb more mountains in Ireland, Scotland, and Spain, and revisit Africa and Cuba with his Partner, Kristin, and the twins, Briggs and Suzanne.
Animal Health TechnicianLJ has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She moved to Alberta 14 years ago with her daughter. She attended Thomson Rivers University to become licensed to work in this province . She grew up with horses and has a deep passion for animals. She has a strong interest in Small Animal Dentistry and Rehabilitation Therapy. When not working, she spends her time with her husband Paul, her daughter Delaney, her stepson Caleb, her new son Lachlan and their 3 dogs and a cat. She also loves to be outside with her horse or hiking with the family. She has been a Scout leader for 9 years and enjoys camping with the youth and traveling overseas to Jamborees.
Animal Health TechnicianBorn and raised in Calgary, Stacey’s compassion and advocacy for animals was realized at an early age. Her ambitions led her to the University of Calgary through which she briefly studied primates in West Africa and ultimately graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology and Ecology.
Her desire to help animals led to her working at several veterinary clinics before accepting an animal care position at a local wildlife rehabilitation center. Her 5 years of dedication to wildlife and the organization, resulted in her eventual position as the Director of Wildlife Care.
Following her Animal Health Technology studies at Olds College, she gained hands on experience caring for marine mammals during her practicum at a marine mammal rescue center in B.C.
An accredited AHT, she has experience working with animals that range from eagles, seals and beavers, to dogs, cats and rabbits. Stacey, like other fur moms, enjoys spending time with her rescued family of two dogs, a cat and a rabbit: Rory, Tycho, Popo and Bun Bun.
AssistantAlison sought out alternative therapies in 2003 when her pup developed digestive issues and did not respond to conventional treatments. Dr. Wanda Vockeroth put the young German Shepherd on a non-processed diet and her symptoms cleared almost overnight. Alison’s other dogs and cats also became patients and all of them have benefited from a healthy, non-processed diet; homeopathic remedies and Chinese herbs, osteopathy, acupuncture and laser treatments.
When an opportunity to work as Dr. Wanda’s assistant became available in 2012, it was a “no-brainer”. When Alison moved to Vancouver Island, modern technology allows her to continue working remotely for Dr. Wanda.
Alison is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). Alison embraces force-free, science-based training methods with an emphasis on developing and nurturing your relationship with your dog.
Alison is thrilled to call Victoria home now and shares it with her rescued collie mix Jonah and cats, Martin and Rocco. Her 35 year old retired quarter horse, Doc sadly had to stay behind, but has acreage owner Ron and 12 year old Katie spoiling him rotten.
For more information, check out her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stephenssolutions
Her website www.stephenssolutions.ca is currently being updated. Stay tuned!
ReceptionistI was raised on a small farm in the Alberta foothills. As the crow flies we were almost 40 miles directly east from Nordegg. As the road ran, it was quite a bit further because there was no Highway 12 when I was growing up. We had a mixed farm, cattle, horses, pigs, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, pheasants and for a very short time, sheep. We also grew our own grain for cattle feed, reseeding and Canada Wheat Board sales as well mixed grass and alfalfa fields. All, I might add, with no fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides. My dad was an organic farmer before organic farming was cool.
I grew up communing and loving animals of all kinds. Because I was the oldest, it fell to me to help my dad with the daily chores and spring, summer and fall responsibilities. I did everything most farmers do with animals from the time I was in elementary school as well as becoming a member of a local 4-H Club. I wanted to be a veterinarian from a very early age but sadly was unable to pursue my goal. Full circle onwards and I now have the opportunity to be at Wanda’s excellent clinic. I look forward to meeting everyone and their delightful animal companions.