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Meet Our Team
Drs. Glen & Christy Griffin
Glen was born and raised on a mixed farm at Rockglen, SK. At the age of 15, he began working for a cow/calf producer and upon graduation from high school, he worked at several ranches and feedlots acquiring the knowledge and skills required to operate his own ranch. It did not appear that his path would provide the means to finance that dream, so after 3 years, he applied to university.
Glen graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. That was the same year he and Christy married. Dr Doug Mann hired Glen and Christy that summer and they have been happily employed here ever since. In May of 2013, Dr Sarah Allin, Christy, and Glen purchased the business from Doug.
Glen's passion has always centered on cattle. Feedlot and cow/calf were his main interest (and where his experience was) but since being at the South West Animal Health Centre, he has had considerable exposure to dairy medicine and has grown to enjoy it as well.
His true happiness is at home. Christy and Glen have a young family that keeps them on their toes! Kye, Gib, and Chay constantly keep them guessing to try to stay a step ahead!
Glen looks forward to serving you in the future and getting to know those he has yet to meet.
Dr. Christy is part-owner and at this time she is not practicing veterinary medicine. She is busy working at her other full time job; raising 3 children and running her ranch.
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 large and small animals, with particular interests in ophthalmology of all species and equine reproduction. 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 Devin, and two sons Austin and Cole, live on an acreage southwest of Swift Current.
Dr. Doug Mann
Dr. Doug Mann is the past owner of the Animal Health Centre and Associate Pet Hospital. He spends all of his professional time in the Animal Health Centre. His interests are reproduction in cattle, embryo transfer, investigating herd problems, breed improvement, and ranching. He grew up on a farm near Melville, SK. He met his wife Wanda in vet college in Saskatoon and were married the year they graduated in 1984. They have a purebred Hereford and commercial Red Angus operation of around 200 cows north of Swift Current. Since selling the clinic, he has put more focus towards his cattle.
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. In her spare time, she likes riding her horses and singing in the Oratorio choir.
Dr. Sam Wauer
Dr. Samuel Wauer received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a concentration in Animal Science in 2011 from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He joined the team in 2015 as an associate veterinarian at both the Animal Health Centre and Associate Pet Hospital. Sam’s professional interests include beef and dairy medicine as well as bovine pathology. He was a past attendant of both the Cornell Summer Dairy Institute (Ithaca, NY) and the International Livestock Congress Student Program (Calgary, AB). Outside of veterinary medicine, Sam is busy establishing his own cow-calf operation the 6S Cattle Co. north of Swift Current.
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.
Dr. Brittany Wiese
Dr. Brittany Wiese was raised on a mixed farm in Bentley AB, where she grew up involved in 4H and Pony Club and helping on the farm. She developed an interest in research and cattle nutrition during her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, she went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in ruminant nutrition while working for the bovine field service department at the WCVM. Her clinical interests include all aspects of bovine practice, with special interests in herd health, applied research and the relationship between nutrition and animal health.
She joined the SWAHC team in March of 2016, and is very much enjoying getting to meet our great clients and explore southern Saskatchewan with her dogs Hank and Jim!
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 Animal Health Technology Program at Vermilion Agriculture College. She spends time at both the Associate Pet Hospital and Animal Health Centre but mostly at the Animal Health Centre. Patricia has sat on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists for multiple years and likes to stay active in the Association. Patricia lives north of Swift Current on her acreage with her husband Trinity, her sons Tristen and Trey, and daughter Paisley. When not working she loves camping, playing sports and anything to do with animals
Angelee Theirmann, RVT
Angelee graduated from Olds College in 1998 as an Animal Health Technologist and joined our team at that time. She has slightly modified her role at the clinic and is now our official book keeper. She spends all of her professional time at the Animal Health Centre. She grew up on a ranch near Swift Current and now resides on an acreage with her husband Shawn and two kids, Clay and Gracie. She keeps herself busy around home and running her kids to different 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.
Leanne started work with us in the early spring of 2002 at the Animal Health Centre. She works at the front desk answering the phones, booking appointments, ordering merchandise, and generally keeping things flowing. She has a daughter still living at home and a son who still lives in the area. If you are needing any ordering done, she is the one to talk to.