Meet the Vets at Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd

Dr. Leilania (Lani) Lafrance

Dr. LaFrance earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She joined the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd a month after graduating. She became a partner in the clinic with Dr. McCartney in 2010.

Dr. LaFrance took her pre-veterinary medicine studies at the University of Alberta where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majoring in Animal Science. She has 3 pointers: Dinger, Bones, and Goods, and one Shih Tzu named Annie.

Dr. Monica Bosnyak

Dr. Monica Bosnyak earned her veterinary degree from the University of Calgary. She was part of the first graduating class of 2012. She joined the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd in May 2012 and has bought in as a partner with Dr. LaFrance in April of 2016.

She grew up knowing she always wanted to be a vet just like her grandfather. She has an interest in small animal orthopedics and dentistry and has focused her studies in those areas since graduating from Veterinary Medicine.

Beyond work, she trains for triathlons and does water trials with her Portuguese Water Dogs Micah, Aryeh, and Keziah. When she has the opportunity, she enjoys travelling and summiting mountains such as Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu.

Dr. Karen Downey

Dr. Downey earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2009. She joined the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd initially in 2001 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist and then again in 2009 as a veterinarian. Karen grew up in Edmonton, but moved to Fort Saskatchewan in 2009 where she currently resides with her family: her husband, her two sons, and her rescue dog Chance.

Dr. Becca Wink

Dr. Wink earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Calgary, graduating in 2016. She joined Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd in May 2017. Becca grew up in the Fort Saskatchewan area. She has two dogs, Tootie (Maltese/Yorkie) and Charlie (Border terrier), one cat, Prim, and a horse named Ben.

Say Hello to Our Registered Veterinary Technologists

Erin Butz

Erin has been with the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd since May of 2002. She currently works as a registered veterinary technologist and the office manager. Erin grew up on a farm in the Fort Saskatchewan area and has worked at the clinic since before graduating from the Registered Veterinary Technology program at NAIT in 2003. Erin has a Labrador retriever named Macey.

Ashley Kaban

Ashley graduated from Registered Veterinary Technology in 2007 from Lakeland College. Ashley worked at an animal veterinary emergency center before moving to the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd in 2009. She has an interest in canine behavior. She has two dogs named Gunner (Bernese Mountain Dog mix) and Millie (St. Bernard cross) and one cat named Olive.

Amy Tarrant

Amy started at the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd in the spring of 2011. Prior to joining the clinic, she volunteered at the Edmonton Humane Society. She attended NAIT where she graduated from Registered Veterinary Technology May 2011 with honours. Amy’s pets are Brynn, Sophie, Neeka, and and Oliver Newton.

Danielle Belanger

Danielle started at the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd as a practicum student following her graduation from the Registered Veterinary Technology program at NAIT in 2012. After completing the practicum, we brought her on as a full time AHT. She has an Akita mix named Harper and a cat named Napoleon.

Sara Webber

Sara graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technology program in 2010 from NAIT Fairview campus. She has an interest in exotics and did her practicum at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, MB, following graduation. She lives with her husband, child, and 2 rescue dogs Missy and Noah (Shepherd mix).

Nikki Antoniuk

Nikki graduated from the registered veterinary technology program at Lakeland College in 2014. She completed her practicum at Guardian Vet Centre in Emergency & Critical Care. She rotated through ER, ophthalmology and surgery before coming to the Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic in fall of 2018. She still works evenings and weekends at Guardian. She has 2 dogs, Scarlett Johansson and Stella Potato, and a cat named Sylvia.

Meet Our Receptionist

Alicia Koziak

Alicia graduated from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at Lakeland College in May 2014. She grew up on a farm north of Lamont and has been around animals all her life. She enjoys spending time outside with her horses and her dog Winston.

Natalie Quijano Acosta

Natalie has worked in a veterinary office in Ontario where she lived until 4 years ago. She now lives in Fort Saskatchewan and enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Kida.

Melody Price

Melody has several years and a variety of experience in veterinary clinics and animal care in Edmonton. She grew up in Sturgeon County area and loves spending time with her two cats Zoey and Hazel, and her dog Cooper.

Meet Our Support Staff

Jessica Dueck

Jessica is currently attending the Animal Health Technologist program at NAIT. In her spare time, she enjoys her interest in animal photography. She has a dog named Hodgins and a cat named Pounce. Jess is working as a receptionist for the clinic on Saturdays and often as holiday relief during the year.

Tara O'Brien

Tara is working as a support staff alongside our vets and techs. She has previously worked in small animal and equine hospitals before moving here, from Ireland, in 2015. She lives with her 2 children and her bulldog Izzy and Staffordshire terrier Nova. She loves working with animals and has a huge heart for bulldogs.

Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd

Address

10408 100th Avenue
Fort Saskatchewan
AB T8L 1Z2

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Contact

 780-998-3755

 fortvet@shaw.ca

we cannot book appointments through email

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