Our Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Sturgeon Animal Hospital!

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

    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. Jessica Miller, DVM
    Veterinarian

    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 fiancé live in St. Albert with their two young sons and two cats.

  • Dr. Joel Watts,
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    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 Babey, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician / Practice 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.

    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 Kosinski, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician / Treatment Room Manager

    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.

  • Stacey Kennedy, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    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 St. Goddard, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    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.

  • Katie Bornia,
    VMR
    Reception

    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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Hours Of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed