About Us

Here at the Meridian Veterinary Clinic we strive to treat each and every animal like it was our own. Our primary goal is to work together with our clients to provide the very best medical care for your animal’s needs. We invite you to come by anytime for a tour of the facility, to pick up pet food or treats, or just to say Hi!

 

 

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Mike DeVries

Veterinarian

Mike DeVries grew up on his family’s small beef farm in Neerlandia, AB.  It was there that he developed a passion for working with animals and became interested in veterinary medicine.  He fulfilled his dream of becoming a veterinarian when he graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK in the spring of 2010.  He has worked in mixed animal practice since then.  Mike has enjoyed the daily challenges faced in mixed practice and has developed a particular fondness for small animal surgery and dentistry, as well as bovine herd health and obstetrics.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with family and friends.  He and his wife, Steph, have been married since 2010 and together they enjoy caring for their daughters, Eden and Jocelyn, and the family dog, Abby.  Mike also enjoys various sports as well as woodworking, whenever time allows.

With recently moving to Spruce Grove, Mike and his family look forward to becoming a part of the Tri-Municipal community and helping families and their beloved pets.

Dr. Rob Kyle

Veterinarian

Rob Kyle grew up a few miles south of Stony Plain and has always considered the Tri-Municipal region his home. After graduating from Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain, Rob was undecided as to what career he wanted to pursue, and spent time working in multiple fields to help guide his decision. It wasn’t until Rob spent time with his Uncle John, retired veterinarian and owner of Mayerthorpe and Whitecourt Veterinary Clinics, that he chose veterinary medicine as his career path. In 2004, he enrolled in the College of Agriculture at the University of Alberta, where that he met his wife Vanessa. In the fall of 2006, Rob was accepted to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Upon graduating from vet school Rob began his career in a mixed animal practice just outside of Saskatoon, while Vanessa completed vet school. In 2012, Rob and Vanessa decided that it was time to return home to provide veterinary care to their community. Although starting their own practice has been a lot of hard work, Rob feels truly blessed by the opportunities presented in the Tri-Municipal Area.

Rob became a veterinarian so that he could help not only animals, but families as well. One of the challenging, yet thrilling parts of the job, is that no day is ever the same. Rob believes that being a veterinarian is one of the most interesting careers one could have. There is not a day that goes by that he doesn’t learn something new. Rob’s veterinary interests include small animal surgery, preventative medicine, and large animal herd health. Rob keeps busy in his spare time playing hockey, slow pitch ball, swimming casually, and spending time with his two sons, daughter, and wife. He enjoys heading to the mountains and jumping on the quad for a rip in the country side.

Dr. Vanessa Kyle

Veterinarian

Vanessa Kyle graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, where she had the opportunity to work under several specialists in Saskatoon, Calgary, and Edmonton referral centres. It was here she developed a special interest in small animal internal medicine.

As a child, Vanessa’s dream job was to become a “Safarier” and was fascinated with all things jungle. However, it wasn’t until mid-way through her undergraduate degree when she realized that the Safari life wasn’t quite feasible, and that Veterinary Medicine was a more suitable calling. It was during this time she met Rob, who shared this passion, and the two became married in May 2010.

Vanessa grew up in Edmonton with three sisters and a myriad of pets. Her and Rob have three children and one cat named Zoey.  In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys spending time outdoors. She loves baking, rock climbing, snowboarding, playing slow pitch ball, and swimming at the Tri-Leisure centre.

Dr. Becky Bohlender

Associate Veterinarian

Becky was born and raised in Leduc, Alberta. Her post-secondary schooling started in Red Deer College where she had the opportunity to play college hockey for 2 years on the female varsity team, Red Deer College Queens. Following her time in Red Deer, she attended the University of Alberta with a major in Animal Health, focusing on Food Animals. In 2012, Becky was accepted into the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where she pursued an area of emphasis in production animal health, specifically cattle medicine. For the last year, Becky has been working in Rocky Mountain House engaging in a busy mixed animal practice.

Becky is eager to put down roots in the Spruce Grove and Stony Plain area, and start on with the Tri-Municipal and Meridian Veterinary Teams. Her family consists of her younger brother who lives in Calgary, and father and mother who reside at Pigeon Lake Village. She shares her home with her fur baby, Gus, who has been with her throughout her veterinary studies. Becky’s personal interests include hockey, camping, boating, ice fishing, and quality family time.

 

Dr. Ashleigh Bauer

Associate Veterinarian

Ashleigh grew up on a grain and chicken farm west of Stony Plain and knew that she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine from a young age.  This dream was made possible when Ashleigh was accepted into the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.  She graduated in 2014 and has been working at busy small animal clinics in Edmonton and Spruce Grove.

Ashleigh’s main interests include small animal internal medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology.  The most rewarding part of her job is building trusting relationships with her clients and working together to improve the lives of their pets.

She is looking forward to serving the animals and people of her hometown, and is very excited to be part of the team at the Tri-Municipal Veterinary Clinic and Meridian Veterinary Clinic.

In her spare time Ashleigh enjoys gardening, playing slow pitch, cycling, and skiing.  She loves spending time with friends and family, as well as her furry companions.  She has an orange tabby cat named Scooter and a black lab named Bug.

Dr. Marika Wagner

Associate Veterinarian

Marika Wagner grew up in Calgary and from a very young age she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. On her journey to reach that goal she studied at the University of Alberta in the Animal Sciences program before she was accepted into the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from which she graduated in 2017. Marika feels that the most valuable and enjoyable part of her education was spending her final year of veterinary school completing her practical requirements at veterinary clinics all over Alberta, and even as far as Tanzania and the Northwest Territories. 

Following graduation, she spent a year in beautiful Prince Edward Island completing a small animal rotating internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College and hospital. There she gained valuable exposure to small animal emergency, surgery, internal medicine, and other various specialties. After an enjoyable year on the East Coast, Marika was excited to return to Alberta and become part of the Tri-Municipal community. 

Marika enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice that she has encountered so far, but has a particular interest in small animal anesthesia & surgery and large animal herd health & surgery. In her free time Marika enjoys hiking, camping, playing soccer, Highland dancing, and learning to play the guitar.

Marika is thrilled to be a member of the Tri-Municipal and Meridian Veterinary teams and looks forward to serving you and all of your animals! 

Animal Health Technologists

Brittany

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Brittany graduated as an Animal Health Technologist from NAIT in 2010. She grew up in the city of Edmonton, but during the winter of 2011, she moved to be with her longtime partner Travis, on his acreage north of Wabamun Lake. She has worked only in small animal practices in Edmonton, which includes dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals, but looks forward to gaining experience in large animal medicine, which Meridian Veterinary Clinic has to offer.

Even though she loves all aspects of her job, her special interests are nutrition, nursing care, anesthesia as well as surgery.

Together Brittany and Travis share their home with many beloved critters; a labrador retrievers, Daisy, their two cats, Grimm and Revi, as well as their Pot Bellied Pig, Yetti. If the acreage is not keeping them busy, Brittany likes to relax outdoors, and spend time with family and friends.

She looks forward to meeting and caring for all the clients and patients that visit Meridian Veterinary Clinic.

Baylie

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Baylie has lived in Spruce Grove most of her life. She graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician from Grande Prairie Regional college in 2016 and has worked in the veterinary field since she was 16 years old. Her heart lies in small animal medicine but she does enjoy working with large animals as well. Surgery and internal medicine are Baylie’s main interests.
Her goal is to give every patient the outmost care. She knows how hard it is to trust others with their fur babies. Baylie has two dogs of her own, Toby a golden retriever who is 10 years old and a german shepherd cross named Hayda. She loves taking them on adventures and long walks.

Baylie loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking in the mountains as well as swimming in lakes.

She is very excited about working at mainly Meridian Veterinary Clinic and the Tri-Municipal Veterinary clinic!

Shayla

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Shayla graduated as a veterinary technician in 2006 in Saskatoon, where she worked in private clinics and at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2009, she moved with her husband, Ben to Grande Prairie where she continued her career in private practice. In May 2011, she welcomed her first child and that October moved to Spruce Grove. In July 2012 she returned to work at a local clinic. She is happy to call Spruce Grove her home and to be raising her family here.

In her spare time, Shayla keeps very active chasing after her three children, Aiden, Caitlin and Kelsey, and her lab cross, Jersey.

Brianne

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Brianne was born and raised in Spruce Grove. Since she was young, Brianne has always had a love for animals. She would often go to her grandfather’s cattle farm as a child to help out, further deepening her passion for large animals. Brianne’s love of horse back riding can be attributed to her father, who inspired her to ride and helped her to acquire her first horse at the age of 11.

After completing a Bachelor of Science at Grant MacEwan, Brianne then continued to further her education enroling in the Animal Health Technologist program at NAIT. Now Brianne resides in Stony Plain with her cat Milo. She looks forward to working for both Meridian Veterinary Clinic and Tri-Municipal Veterinary Clinic with both large and small animals

In her downtime, Brianne enjoys sports – especially watching football and cheering for her brother who plays for the Calgary Stampeders! She also enjoys music, the outdoors, and being on or near water in the summertime!

Amanda

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Amanda grew up in Leduc where she started  working at a dog kennel at the age of 17. Her love of animals grew from there and she graduated from NAIT as an AHT in 2004.
After getting married, Amanda and her husband moved to Stony Plain. They are now living on an Acreage with their two kids Brynn and Jake. They have 2 dogs named Moo Moo and Lacey, and a cat named Roger.
Over the years Amanda has worked in different small animal clinics, including a cat only practice. Her interests are in nursing care, behaviour, and snuggling as many pets as possible!
In her spare time Amanda is spending time outdoors with her kids hiking, camping and having fun. Amanda is excited to meet all the clients and their pets at both Meridian and Tri Municipal Veterinary Clinics.

Tracy

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Tracy Kuhn grew up on a farm just outside of Barrhead, AB.  Growing up, she had quite an assortment of animals which helped her to establish her love for them and the outdoors at a very early age. After graduating from the AHT program in Vermillion in 1997, Tracy has worked in both mixed and companion animal practices. Although she enjoys companion practice, Tracy has a particular fondness for cattle and horses, and in addition to veterinary practice, has spent time in both dairy and hog operations.

Tracy moved to Spruce Grove in 2013 with her four wonderful children Hailey, Tyson, Parker and Zakkary, who without question keep her very busy outside work. They have a wonderful cat Ember, who was rescued as a kitten, a corn snake named Riddick, Spyke the emperor scorpion, and their newest addition Franklin, a 2 year old English Bulldog. Tracy loves music and spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains, and enjoys drawing, painting and reading in her spare time.

She looks forward to seeing new and familiar faces and helping to provide quaility compassionate care for your fur family members!

Barbara

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Barbara grew up in Saskatchewan, where her love of animals began on the family farm and grew as she volunteered at the local shelter and veterinary clinic. Working with animals at the veterinary clinic, she knew she wanted to pursue this as a career and applied to the AHT program at NAIT, graduating in 1997. After graduating, Barb worked in both private practice and also at a distributor for veterinary and pet supplies. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice but has a special interest in nursing care, behaviour, surgery and client relations.

Barbara resides on an acreage north of Stony Plain with her partner Clint, their 2 Rottweilers Hank & Matilda, and 2 cats, Licks and Maddie. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, camping, reading, cooking and time spent with her very large family and furbabies.

Barbara is very excited to be part of the team at Meridian Veterinary Clinic and looks forward to meeting the clients and caring for their pets that they have entrusted to us.

Trisha

Registered Animal Health Technologist

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Trisha graduated from the Animal Health program in 2002 from Vermilion College and has worked in small animal medicine all of her career. She knew she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl, and started working in a clinic as kennel staff when she was 17yrs old. Her interests are in nursing care, behaviour, and snuggling as many pets as possible! She is passionate about pet care and looks forward to providing the best care possible to the patients at both Tri-Municipal and Meridian veterinary clinics

She grew up in the Stony Plain area and lives on an acreage outside of Stony Plain with her husband Tyler and her 3 kids Jaxxon, Jordyn & Maddox and her 2 dogs Murphy and Coal. When she is not busy being a hockey and cheer mom she loves to smother her kids with love:), snuggle her dogs and go camping with friends and family, read, sit around bonfires, quadding and going to the movies.

Courtney (maternity leave)

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Courtney graduated as an Animal Health Technician in 2011 from Grande Prairie Regional College in Fairview, AB. She worked for 2 years in general practice and then moved onto emergency medicine for the past year. Prior to this, Courtney graduated from the veterinary medical assistant program in 2006 from NAIT.

She grew up in Edmonton and then moved to Spruce Grove after she graduated in 2011. Courtney loves to be outdoors, especially going camping and fishing in the summer.

Courtney works at both the Tri-Municipal Veterinary Clinic and Meridian Veterinary Clinic on a casual basis as needed. She recently moved to Redwater, but works part time to continue to serve her patients!

Laura (Maternity Leave)

Registered Animal Health Technologist

Laura graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2014 and has been working full time as a Veterinary Technician since then. Prior to that she also graduated from the Veterinary Medical Assisting program at NAIT in 2012. She was born and raised on a cow/calf beef farm just west of Stony Plain and now resides close to home with her husband, Aaron. They are expecting their first child in December 2019!
Laura has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Annie and two tabby cats named Johnny and June who she loves to spend time with! She enjoys all things outdoor including camping, going to the lake and travelling anywhere with her friends and family. Laura particularly likes working with companion animals but has a special interest in all things large animal especially cattle.

Client Care Representatives

Mysha

Receptionist & Animal Health Technologist Assistant

Mysha has lived all over Alberta from Lethbridge to Fort McMurray but did most of her growing up in Spruce Grove where she attended WoodHaven Jr. High and Spruce Grove Composite High School. She has always been a lover of animals big and small, and had hopes of working in the animal world one way or another. From being an in house pet sitter to volunteering her time at shelters she was always getting her animal fix somehow without having a dog of her own. She now lives in Spruce Grove with her high school sweet heart James and their two cats, Bobby and Billy.

Mysha takes a special interest in animal behaviour, and is currently working towards a Dog Behavioural Methodology Training certificate. We are very lucky to have her behavioural knowledge at the Meridian Veterinary Clinic!

Larissa

Veterinary Medical Assistant

Larissa was born and raised in the community of Spruce Grove but spent her weekends and summers at her aunt and uncle’s llama farm in Genesee, AB. She always knew from a young age she wanted to have a career working with animals. She graduated with honors from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at NAIT in 2013 and furthered her education by completing the Veterinary Practice Management program through Olds College in 2017.

She comes to Meridian Veterinary Clinic with five years of experience at a small animal referral practice in Edmonton and is very excited to come back and work in the community she grew up in! Larissa is very compassionate and looks forward to working together with a team that is committed to providing the best possible care to clients and their furry family members.

Larissa and her husband Stephen share their Spruce Grove home with their two very spoiled fur babies, Max and Lacey, who are both Shih Tzu mixes. Max was surrendered to Larissa’s previous clinic as a blind, newly diagnosed diabetic. She brought him home “just for the weekend” one day and never ended up taking him back, much to Stephen’s dismay. They also help care for Larissa’s family dog, Dewy, a geriatric Pomeranian mix. Larissa and Stephen enjoy taking the dogs for long walks in the river valley or on road trips to the mountains to go hiking. In her spare time, Larissa enjoys reading, hot yoga, and spending time with her family (four-legged included!).

Karey

Receptionist & Animal Health Technologist Assistant

Karey is a Manitoba girl, born and raised, who spent most of her free time on family farms playing with horses, cattle, and picking stones.

Beginning a career as a Correctional Officer for 8 years, a transfer within her family brought her to Edmonton. After a small hiatus being a full time mom, she returned to work  as a Community Peace Officer.  It was in the position as lead of Animal Control and Investigation of the Animal Protection Act that she found her passion.

Wanting to educate herself as much as possible, she completed numerous certifications in large and small animal care, and began working in a mixed animal practice as a Veterinary Assistant. She is looking forward to welcoming all clients thru the door and will always have treats in her pocket!

Sarah

Receptionist & Animal Health Technologist Assistant

Sarah spent most of her life growing up in Stony Plain before moving to an acreage by Onoway. She always knew animal care was something she wanted to pursue but did not decide to take that step into the world of small and large animals until recently. In her downtime, Sarah enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, horseback riding and rodeos. Family is a big part of her life and her family includes her four dogs and three cats .
Sarah considers a job in animal care her dream job and strives to provide exceptional care to all clients and patients of both Tri-Municipal and Meridian Veterinary Clinics!