Dr. Barb Munholland WCVM 1996
As a 10 year old girl Barb's parents picked up her family and moved to a mixed farm northeast of Saskatoon. She absolutely loved it! Who wants to live in the city anyway? Barb went to U of S in Saskatoon and received a B.Sc. in Geology and worked in gold and uranium exploration. After a few years working in the field and with a poor job market she went back to school. Barb graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1996. She joined SVC in July and the rest is history. Barb has a wonderful husband and two lovely daughters. When she is not at the clinic she spends time with family and running the girls around to Junior Forest Wardens, Big Valley Beef 4H, music lessons of all sorts, fastball and school activities. They enjoy camping and fishing when they are able to find time. Barb did not want to raise her children in the city and Stettler has become a wonderful home. You can contact Barb at
Dr. Jackie Dobinson WCVM 2007
Jackie grew up on a purebred horned Hereford farm near Haynes, AB. Drs. Duggan, Franks & Mailer all attended the farm from time to time and Jackie would all but skip school to learn about what was happening. Her kindergarten yearbook listed "vet" as her career choice and not a lot has changed. Jackie spent many volunteer hours at both the Lacombe and Stettler Vet Clinics and claims to maintain all the bad habits passed on from her mentors - especially Dr. Mailer. Jackie graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 following a Bachelors degree in molecular biology with concentations in chemistry and music prior to that. Vet school finished on a Friday and life at the Stettler Vet Clinic started the following Monday. An associate for 8 months, Jackie was very happy to partner into the practice with Drs. Mailer and Munholland. Her favourite going out outfit is still a pair of rubber boots and coveralls, accesorized by her trusty vet truck! Jackie married her lifetime sweetheart and moved a whopping 5 miles down the road. Together with their two young children they keep busy with their cattle and grain operation - Jackie still has the last of her family's purebred Herefords! Whether home or in Stettler, community is important to Jackie and it echoes in her committment to the clinic. Outside of farming and practice life you can find her out hiking, in the garden or tickling the ivories. Her all time favourite though is adventures around the farm with her four little farmhands Jake, Gracie, Dane and Frankie. You can contact Jackie at
Dr. Alicia Nauenburg Edinburgh 2018
Alicia was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Knowing she wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age, she attended the University of Alberta for Animal Science after graduating high school.In 2013, Alicia was accepted to th e University of Edinburgh in Scotland to study veterinary medicine; graduating from the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery program with Honours in June 2018. As part of her Final Year, Alicia did extra rotations in small animal general practice, farm animal practice, and first opinion equine practice. Though her parents wanted her to work in the city, Alicia grew up listening to stories of their lives spent on the farm, which was far more appealing! Eager to begin working as a mixed practice veterinarian, Alicia returned home to Alberta. Alicia spent a year working in Sedgewick, Alberta before moving to Stettler, where she feels very blessed to be living and working in the community. Though she loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, Alicia especially enjoys small ruminant, equine, and bovine medicine. Alicia was recently married (you may have come to know her as “Dr. Laniak” previously) in June 2020, and together with her husband-along with their working dog, ranch horses, and cows-they have put down roots on a farm in the area. When she isn’t busy being a veterinarian, Alicia enjoys spending time with loved ones, camping, horseback riding, and trying out new baking recipes. You can contact Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org.