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. Sebastian Ruszkowski DVM
Dr. Sebastian Ruszkowski comes to us from Ontario after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College with honours in 2018. Through his rotations and with Global Vets his veterinary experienced have taken him across the Americas. He has practiced mixed animal medicine for several years and made the move to Alberta this summer with his wife Sara, 2 cats, dog and horse. In the clinic his interests extend to surgery, dentistry, internal medicine and preventative medicine. Out of the clinic you can find him camping, hiking, fishing (doing anything that brings him outdoors), snowboarding, playing hockey, volleyball and training in the martial arts.
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.
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.
Kristy-Lee Klassen, Veterinary Assistant
After spending 15 years in the retail industry, including Blockbuster Video and clothing retail, Kristy was looking for a more fulfilling career. She decided to enroll in the Olds College Veterinary Medical Receptionist program which she completed with Honors in 2018. She had worked at the CARE Centre Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital since 2016, where she became Human-Animal Bond Certified in 2019. After welcoming her first child into the world in the middle of a pandemic in May 2020, moving from Calgary to Okotoks in December 2020, and settling into Okotoks life with her family, she joined the team at Okotoks Veterinary Clinic in April 2022. Kristy enjoys drawing pet portraits (among other things), and camping with her family, including her 2 Siberian Huskies, Togo & Akeela, and her orange Tabby, Thomas O’Malley.