Dr. Mark Rubensohn DVM. BVSc.
Dr. Mark Rubensohn DVM comes to us from Calgary where he has worked for the past 20 years. He has done postgraduate studies in Medicine. He also has extensive Surgical, Emergency, Oncology, and Obstetrical experience. Dr. Rubensohn has been practicing Alternative Veterinary Medicine for over 15 years practicing Veterinary Acupuncture, utilizing Herbal Remedies and Nutritional Management.
Dr. Richard (Dick) Bibby DVM
Dr. Richard (Dick) Bibby graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1973. He then started an internship at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama. On returning to Alberta, Dr. Bibby has practiced in several locations the last being Camrose Animal Clinic which he started 26 years ago. After 47 years as a Veterinarian, the decision was made to retire to Okotoks to be near family. Retirement was short-lived when the opportunity arose to work with the great staff at Okotoks Veterinary Clinic. He looks forward to meeting our clients and their pets over time.
Cherie, Animal Health Technologist/Practice Manager
Cherie comes to us from a small town near Montreal, Quebec where she became an AHT in 2002. After a vacation in the summer of 2016 to Alberta, she returned home to pack up her family and many pets to move here. Her passions include medicine and animals, so working in the veterinary field was her calling. Outside her time at the hospital, Cherie enjoys the wilderness either hiking or on horseback.
Kristin, Animal Health Technologist
Kristin is a member of our AMAZING technologist team here at Okotoks Veterinary Clinic. Born in Calgary, Kristin grew up living and exploring many beautiful places between Canada and the USA. While living in Washington State, as a young girl, Kristin was introduced to riding English, and this began her life-long love for horses and animals. Following her dreams Kristin enrolled in the Animal Health Technologist program at Old’s college. Upon graduation, Kristin dedicated the last 12 years to working with both small and large animals at Innisfail Veterinary Services. Returning to the Calgary and Okotoks area, Kristin looks forward to spending more quality time with her family.
Kimberly, Veterinary Assistant/Reception
Kimberly is our veterinary assistant. Kim and her husband have raised their two children in Okotoks. Kim attended Lakeland College where she studied large animal health sciences. Training upland bird dogs is now a passion for her and her family as well as taking care of their quarter horses. She is also the proud owner of a bossy miniature dachshund, Dallie-Mae.
Brandy, Veterinary Assistant/Reception
After 15 years in the beauty industry, Brandy’s love for animals encouraged her to return to school (Robertson College in Calgary) where she achieved her Diploma in Veterinary Office Technician Assistant with Honours. Brandy feels right at home with the amazing team and friendly atmosphere at Okotoks Veterinary Clinic. In her spare time you will still find Brandy in her salon, or with family out at the trailer with her two boys and their fur baby Cali.
Jadyn, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Jadyn started at our clinic as a volunteer high school student who was looking to see if a career in the animal industry would be a good match for her skills and passions. It was obviously a good fit for her and the clinic as she quickly moved into a part-time position on our team. After a one-year hiatus to pursue post-secondary studies at Olds College, she returned to our clinic with a wealth of new skills having graduated from the Veterinary Medical Reception program with honors and distinction. When Jadyn is not putting her passion to purpose at our clinic, she is either horsin’ around with her animals at home, making music, or spending time with family and friends.
Morrie, Veterinary Assistant
Making her passion her purpose, Morrie left her long-standing project management role in luxury home building to follow her dream of working with animals. Initially, Morrie approached our clinic to complete her practicum requirements for her Veterinary Medical Office Assistance studies. Quickly, Morrie captured our team’s interest, with her ability to connect and handle our patients with care and compassion. Her bubbly, outgoing energy is contagious and her adaptive ability to assess the needs of the office, staff and clients are valuable assets. Working now as a technician assistant with our office, we look forward to supporting her growth, while she advances her skills and works toward her veterinary technician’s license.
Shannon, Veterinary Technician
Shannon is our registered veterinary technician, graduating with distinction from Olds College completing both the Veterinary Medical Receptionist and Animal Health Technology programs.
When she’s not at the clinic, Shannon spends her free time with her horses and two dogs; Jack, a Hangin’ Tree Cowdog, and Faith, and a standard poodle.
Shannon prides herself on exceptional communication skills and will be sure to make you and your pet feel safe and comfortable during your visit.