Andrea Muhlbach, Facility Administrator
Joined our team in 2011
Born and raised in Switzerland, Andrea discovered she was a Canadian at heart while on a family vacation in 1996 to the western provinces of Canada. After successfully completing 3 years of farm school in the old country, she had the opportunity to work for a dairy in Innisfail. During that time she met her husband-to-be and made the move to Stettler. Then, working for a big dairy on the outskirts of town for almost 9 years, a change of pace was needed and she got a job at Stettler Vet Clinic. She has been part of the team since 2011. Her and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl in 2013. She returned in August 2014 and is ready to lend a hand to everyone at SVC. Her interests outside of work are family, horses- continuously improving her Horsemanship skills, and acting for the Heartland Arts Troupe Society!
Kelsey Bignell, Reception
Joined our team in September 2022
Kelsey is a gem, since the day she started with us, she has been nothing but fabulous. Everyone knows her and she will greet every one with a smile and their first name.
She and her partner have a small farm east of Botha where they raise sheep, chickens, ducks, pigs, horses.... its quite the variety pack, they are working on becoming self sustainable homesteaders.
Kelsey is very involved in 4-H, she is one of the leaders of the Crafty Crew
(a Multi-Club). Besides riding her horses she loves doing crafts and playing games with her nephews and nieces.
She is eager to learn more about the veterinary side of both small and large animal care.
Terra Heier, VMA, VPM
Joined our team in May 2015
Terra graduated with honours from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program in May 2014. While attending college she played soccer for the RDC Queens and NAIT Ooks, receiving a CAA National Scholar Award. Terra has since went on to complete the Veterinary Practice Management program through Olds College in June 2018. From a very young age, Terra knew that she wanted to work at the Stettler Veterinary Clinic as she lived in the County of Stettler her whole life and has always had a passion for animals. At home she has a german shorthair pointer named Hank and an orange tabby named Other Hank (O.H. for short). Terra married Wylee Heier in 2017 and in November 2021 they welcomed a beautiful baby boy named Clyde. As a family they enjoy visiting their fly-in fishing camp in Northern Saskatchewan and spending time outdoors.
Lylas McKnight, Office Manager, Receptionist
Joined our team in September 2021
Lylas has lived in Stettler for over 30 years with her husband Scott. Animals, especially cats have always been a big part of her life. Dedicating the past 7 years to animal rescue she brings a passion for caring for animals with her. Lylas has been an active volunteer at the Stettler Town and County Museums Booseum for many years. Halloween and the Paranormal are two of her biggest passions, so much so that she runs her own business, SPIRIT (Stettler Paranormal Independent Research and Investigation Team), which organizes ghost investigations!
Hannah Jackson, VMR, in school for RVT
Joined our team in September 2021
Hannah is going to school! Starting in the fall of 2022 she will continue her education in becoming a awesome RVT.
She was born and raised on a farm north of Castor, and from a very young age she knew she wanted to work with animals. She was a part of the local 4-H beef club for five years but only had heifer calves so she could start building a herd of her own. Besides that she competitively ski raced with Alberta Alpine for 8 years and completed her Level1 Ski Instructor’s course. Graduating with honors from Lakeland College’s Veterinary Medical Assistant program in 2021 she started working at the Stettler Vet Clinic the following fall. She has always been a hard worker but in her down time you can find her at the ski hill just down the road from the farm or snuggling with her beloved cat Lucky, that she found as a kitten abandoned in the barn. She also enjoys listening to true-crime podcasts.
Joanne Halseth, Bookeeping
Joanne recently joined the team as our bookkeeper. She has lived
in the Donalda area with her husband Bob for the past 37 years. They
raised their children Candace and Travis in the village before moving
to the country in 2007, where they built their home near her
husband's family homestead. Joanne has 3 cats that she adores;
Snoopy, Tigger and Little Kitty. They enjoy going for walks and
gardening with her by chewing plants, napping on her flowers and
being a general nuisance. In her free time, Joanne enjoys reading and spending time outdoors camping, quadding and snowmobiling.
Who's joining us?
Big Fella, Therapy Cat
From farm to fortune, Big Fella now lives a life of luxury at the Stettler Vet Clinic! The 10 year old orange tabby stole the hearts of all the staff after multiple visits to the clinic, due to a reoccurring aural hematoma. His disfigured ear and many toes (he is a polydactyl!) is all part of his charm and unique character. He lived as an outdoor cat at Terra's farm, but his loving demeanour showed that life as a clinic cat would be a better fit for him. In November 2017, Biggy made the move and joined the SVC team! His duties include providing comfort and cuddles for staff on difficult days, product tester and control, as well as the lunch room supervisor with expertise in food cleanup. Employee of the month, every month!