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Welcome to Sturgeon Animal Hospital



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We are a veterinary clinic in St. Albert, Alberta.

Whether you have a new kitten or puppy, or a longtime member of your family, we are here to help serve the St. Albert community and their pets.

If you live in St. Albert or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Rory Wiens is a board certified veterinarian in canine and feline practice, he also has a special interest in ophthalmology. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Sturgeon Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Rory Wiens has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. We are also one of the few small animal practices in Alberta at which board certified specialists perform general veterinary practice.Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our St. Albert veterinarian. 

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (780) 419-2800 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our St. Albert veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below!

Veterinary referrals

Dr. Rory Wiens has a special interest in ophthalmology treatments.

If you're a veterinary professional and would like to refer a pet to Dr. Wiens for treatment, please click here.

At Sturgeon Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Rory Wiens
St. Albert Veterinarian | Sturgeon Animal Hospital | (780) 419-2800

#360, 665 St. Albert Trail
St. Albert, AB T8N 3L3


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Office Hours

Please also note that we are closed for all holidays and long weekends


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-8:00 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-2:00 pm



Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Rory Wiens, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

    Dr. Wiens completed 3 years of a Bachelor of Science in Genetics before being accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2004). After graduating, he worked at a busy 24-hour emergency hospital in Calgary and then completed an internship in medicine and surgery.

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  • Dr. Nancy Bruyere, DVM

    Dr. Bruyere graduated from the Western Collage of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1983. The experience she has gained in her 35 years of practicing veterinary medicine has made her an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate veterinarian.

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  • Amanda Babey, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician / Treatment Room Manager

    Amanda grew up in Nova Scotia but moved to Alberta in 2004 to attend the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT. She graduated from the program in 2006 and has since worked with small animals in both clinic and shelter environments.

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  • Leah Kosinski, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Leah grew up in Edmonton and stayed close to home for her post secondary education, graduating from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2002. 

    Leah joined our team in May 2012 and made quick connections with our patients and their families.  She continues to take keen interest in anesthesia and all aspects of medical/surgical nursing.

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  • Penny Isaak, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    After teaching for 11 years in the Sturgeon School division, Penny decided to change her career path. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2014 and joined the team at Sturgeon in 2016.

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  • Brittany Ball, VMA
    Veterinary Medical Assistant / Reception

    Brittany was born in British Columbia, but spent the majority of her childhood in Northwestern Ontario. She moved to Alberta in 2014 to attend the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at NAIT.

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  • Maddi Malychuk, VMA
    Veterinary Medical Assistant / Reception

    Maddi joined our team in 2015 as a new graduate of the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at NAIT. Her friendly personality and excellent memory has made her an amazing asset to our team.

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  • Grant Slaa
    Tech Assistant / Kennel Staff

    Grant joined the Sturgeon team in December of 2016. He is a full-time student, and hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. During the summer months, he also works for a landscaping company. Grant lives in St. Albert with his family and dog, Ryder.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Since moving here from Ont. 4 years ago, I was concerned with finding veterinary care for my 2 senior dogs. Dr. Rory, Dr. Nancy and the team at Sturgeon have been amazing. Sensitive, kind, and compassionate. And I know my dog(s) receive the best care."
    Darlene R.
  • "Dr.Weins and the staff here are totally amazing. Dr.Weins was great with helping us figure out what was wrong with our girl's eye. He explained to us in great detain on how to help her cope with her new blindness and assured us she would adapt. He recommended some ideas and reading material. They sure care about the pets here.and I would highly recommend you see them."
    Leanne D.
  • "Love the team at the sturgeon animal hospital. Fair prices and they've taken great care our my dogs."
    Tim L.

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