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. Jill Rankin, DVM.
Dr. Jill was born and raised in Calgary and has always had a deep love for all animals. Prior to completing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Natural Science with a major in Chemistry. Besides her love of Chemistry (which she tries to hide so she doesn’t look too nerdy), Dr. Jill also has a deep passion for surgery, Internal Medicine and Dentistry, of which she has completed the University of Illinois Small Animal Surgical Dentistry Intensive course. Aside from Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jill loves the outdoors as well as caring for her own pets, and her favorite hobbies include running, snowboarding, and traveling the world. Dr. Jill is excited to be part of the team here at the Okotoks Veterinary Clinic and can’t wait to meet and help care for all of your furry and lovable family members!
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.
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.
Mirelle was born in Mexico and has been in Canada for 6 years, obtaining her citizenship last year. She lives in this fantastic town with her husband, two beautiful kids, Sophie & Santiago, and her funny cat Melody.
Mirelle has worked in the veterinary profession, as a groomer for most of her life. After moving to Canada, she obtained her Canadian Grooming Certificate.
She works with respect, tolerance, professionalism, and absolute love for all of our clients. She loves her job, and every day she does the best for all of our pets that visit!
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.
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.