There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a litt ...View Article
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Meet Our Team
Dr. Sarah Allin
Dr. Sarah Allin is a part-owner of the South West Animal Health Centre and Associate Pet Hospital. She fulfills the role of manager of the Associate Pet Hospital. She works at both the Animal Health Centre and the Associate Pet Hospital as she enjoys working with both small and large animals. She was raised on a mixed farm north west of Eatonia, SK. Her interest in becoming a veterinarian began growing up with her family's cow-calf operation, as well as involvement in the 4-H beef project. She joined the team here in May of 2005 after graduating from WCVM. She, her husband, and two sons live on an acreage southwest of Swift Current.
Dr. Alison Eltom
Dr. Alison Eltom practices exclusively at the Associate Pet Hospital 3 days a week. She has a special interest in feline medicine but loves working with all small animals. She grew up in Terrace, BC. She graduated from WCVM in 1999 and then moved to Alberta to work at a small animal clinic. Alison joined the team at Associate Pet Hospital in the summer of 2008 and has been there ever since. She lives with her husband, Brett, and son, Drew, right in Swift Current.
Dr. Margo Hemmelder
Dr. Margo Hemmelder is a mixed practitioner who works at both the Animal Health Centre and the Associate Pet Hospital. Margo likes all aspects of mixed practice especially equine medicine. She was born and raised in The Netherlands. She graduated in 1998 from the Vet College there and moved to Stoughton, SK, where she worked for 9 years in a 2-vet mixed practice. In December 2007, she moved to Swift Current and started working with our team. She lives on an acreage in Rhineland with her 2 dogs, 6 cats and 2 horses.
Dr. Cindy Lukianchuk
Dr. Cindy Lukianchuk graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and majored in Animal Science. She attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Cindy started in 2015 as an associate veterinarian at both the Animal Health Centre and Associate Pet Hospital. Her professional interests include equine reproduction and lameness, specifically podiatry. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, the outdoors, and cooking.
Dr. Emma Alban
Dr. Emma Alban grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She has a special interest in farm animal reproduction and received her Masters Degree in Reproductive Physiology from University of Missouri in 2011. Emma moved to Swift Current in January 2016 with her husband Eric and their two dogs. When not seeing patients at South West Animal Health Centre and Associate Pet Hospital, Emma enjoys being in the kitchen, gardening, training Winnie their young bird dog, and exploring everything Canada. She is excited to serve both large and small animal clients and appreciates the warm welcome to Canada that she has received.
Patricia Perrin, RVT
Patricia is originally from the Swift Current area and began working with us in the spring of 2002 after she graduated from the Vermilion Agriculture College. Patricia was on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists and takes a keen interest in her association . She spends part of her time at the Associate Pet Hospital and part at the Animal Health Centre. Patricia lives north of Swift Current on her acreage with her husband Trinity, her children Tristen, Trey and Paisley.
Lynne Dyck, RVT
Lynne graduated from The Kelsey Institute of Technology, Saskatoon, SK in 1993. Lynne works one day a week at the Associate Pet Hospital. We would love to have her around more often but she is busy at home on the farm raising a family and taking care of all her arabian and arabian x horses.
Chelsea Amy, RVT
Chelsea is another one of our Saskatchewan girls, growing up in Conquest, Sk. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in 2006 at Lakeland College. She then moved to Regina where she worked at Sherwood Animal Clinic before deciding to move to Southwest Saskatchewan. Chelsea started working full time at the Associate Pet Hospital in February 2010. In her spare time she enjoys trimming and shoeing horses and spending time with her dogs and horse.
Kaylen Erskine, RVT
Kaylen graduated from Lakeland College in Vermilion AB in 2015. She then started working here at the Associate Pet Hospital as her first job as vet tech. Kaylen is originally from Assiniboia SK and enjoys participating in rodeo and sporting events.
Meghan Fehr, RVT
Meghan was born and raised in La Crete, AB. She could always be found where the animals were as a kid. She went to Olds College and graduated from the Animal Health Technician program in 2016. She has since moved to Swift Current to work at both the Animal Health Centre as well as the Associate Pet Hospital. Meghan enjoys being around family and friends and going on outdoor adventures of all kinds.
Donnalee joined us in December of 2013. She is one of the smiling faces you will see in our reception area, as well as the lady who does our ordering and inventory management. We are very happy to have Donnalee as part of our team!