Meet the friendly staff at Sturgeon Animal Hospital!
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.
His fascination with ocular surgery and medicine took him to Las Vegas, where he attained an internship in ophthalmology. He grew homesick though, so returned to Alberta in June of 2007 and has lived in St. Albert ever since. He purchased Sturgeon Animal Hospital in March of 2012. In 2018 Dr. Wiens became board certified in Canine and Feline Practice, making Sturgeon Animal Hospital one of the few small animal practices in Alberta at which board certified specialists perform general veterinary medicine. Dr. Wiens is very happy to be practicing in the community that he loves and lives with his wife Lorna and two daughters.
Dr. Miller completed 3 years of Animal Science at the University of Saskatchewan before entry to WCVM, graduating in 2005. She then spent 11 years working at a busy multidoctor practice in Edmonton. From there she found herself at a rural practice which offered a better balance. Dr. Miller worked there for 2.5 years before getting the opportunity to join our team, this also allowed her to be closer to home.
Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with her clients and is a great fit to our growing practice. She and her fiance live in St. Albert with their two young sons and two cats.
Dr. Miller is currently on maternity leave, as she just welcomed a handsome little bundle of joy to her family!
Dr. Watts is our newest veterinarian! He graduated as honorary valedictorian in 2019 from Saskatchewan. After working with cattle, horses, and pigs, he finally found his passion in dog and cat medicine. He loves the challenges and client interactions of general practice.
Many facets of veterinary medicine interest Joel, including general animal wellness, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, and much more, making him a great addition to the team!
Joel was raised in St. Albert and doesn't plan on leaving! He loves exploring places for a good dog walk, but also enjoys staying in with friends and good movies (and he's taking movie suggestions!). Joel shares his home with Timmy (his laid back tortoise), Marvin (his cool cat), and Bea (his troublemaker dog).
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.
Amanda has been with Sturgeon Animal Hospital since the re-opening in March of 2012. She has an increased interest in the areas of nutrition and dental health. She shares her home in St. Albert with her husband, daughter, and three cats (Mack, Tosh & Biscuit).
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.
Leah’s spare time is spent golfing, swimming and sharing her love of animals with her husband and two daughters. She shares her home with a collection of dogs, cats, and horses to keep them busy.
Randi first came to us as a practicum student and since graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at NAIT. She officially joined the team in the fall of 2017. She has since developed an interest in dental prophylaxis, anesthesia and all aspects of medical/surgical nursing.
In her free time you’ll find her on the lake fishing, attempting to golf, watching the Oilers or just enjoying the company of friends and family. She has a soft spot in her heart for the big gentle giants!
Stacey grew up in Lethbridge, AB and moved to the Edmonton area to complete her Animal Health Technology in 2005. Stacey came to us this summer and with her vast experience she has become a great addition to the team. She has a special interest in anesthesia, behavior and emergency medicine for all animals.
In her spare time she enjoys family time with her husband of 15 years and two children. They spend lots of time doing outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family especially at her family's local brewery, Endeavor Brewing Company. She also enjoys her side business of commercial and residential design where she gets to flex her artistic side.
Cierra graduated in 2016 from the Fairview campus. She has a strong passion for all animals and their health making her a great addition to the team!
In her spare time she plays competitive soccer and can be found in the mountains hiking or hanging out with her two mischievous cats.
Becca worked as an Emergency Medical Responder before moving to Mexico to volunteer with animal rescue organizations. She then began working in the veterinary industry while completing her NAIT Animal Health Technology Diploma graduating in 2017. Recently Becca has founded ToeBean Media - a social media management & marketing company that she runs when not working in hospital.
Becca has a special interest in pet's dental health and allergies. At home she has three cats named Bruce,Tony and Goldie and a rescue dog from Mexico named Shaggy.
Cassie joined our team January of 2019. Coming to us with years of experience, quick wit and charm, making her a great asset to our team!
Cassie has a true love for animals, which is apparent when you see her interact with our patients, always making them feel at ease. She has three fur babies of her own; two dogs Pip, Bandit and her cat Nala. But her heart has room for more, she hopes to own a farm one day with her fiance so she can finally have cows! In her spare time you can find her at the baseball diamond enjoying the company of her friends and dogs.
Cassie is currently on maternity leave as her and her fiance recently welcomed a baby girl!
Katie grew up in St. Albert and graduated from Olds College with Veterinary Medical Receptionist Certificate in 2018.
Her bubbly personality and welcoming smile has been a great addition to the front end! On her spare time you can find her out with her dog Harper, riding horses and enjoying nature.
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