Dr. Ken Wright, DVM, Owner
Dr. Ken Wright was born and raised in Southern Alberta. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Work Co-op from the University of Lethbridge in 2001. His Co-op involved antimicrobial resistance in beef cattle at the Research Station in Lethbridge. He then obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Upon graduation in 2005, he and his wife Natalie moved to Claresholm where they fell in love with the small community and all that it entails. All of his free time is consumed by his four sons and their activities. His main area of interest is Beef Cattle production but loves the variety of Mixed Practice and the challenges it brings.
Dr. Kelsey Vandervalk, DVM
Dr. Kelsey Vandervalk grew up in Carbon, AB where she spent the majority of her time on her grandparents’ purebred Charolais cattle operation. From a very young age Kelsey had a strong passion for cattle and was involved with many junior livestock organizations including 4-H, Charolais youth associations, and the cattlemen’s young leaders program. Kelsey graduated from Carbon High School in 2006 and did her pre-veterinary courses at Red Deer College prior to being accepted to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2008. She graduated from vet school in 2012 and moved to Claresholm to work at Claresholm Veterinary Services as a mixed animal vet. Her main interests are in small animal surgery, small animal emergency medicine and anything bovine! Kelsey and her husband Darren farm and ranch with Darren’s family east of Claresholm. They have 2 boys, Keston and Sutton, who keep them on their toes!
Dr. Keliesha Roth, DVM
Dr. Keliesha Roth graduated from the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine program in 2015. After graduating she completed a 6 week externship at Cornell University focusing on Dairy Herd Health. She has practiced mixed animal medicine in Alberta since graduating, and has a strong interest in both cattle and small animal medicine. Keliesha is excited to be splitting her time between Claresholm Veterinary Services in Claresholm and Country Vets in Pincher Creek. Keliesha and her husband Brady are both happy to be living in Southern Alberta where they enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains with their dog Riggs.
Dr. Jenny Soucy MacLean
Jenny grew up in NE SK, on a grain and cow/calf farming operation. She spent many hours with horses – showing and competing in different western disciplines. She was also involved with Beef and Horse 4-H groups, and spent many hours practicing music and performing for different events. She graduated from Ecole Zenon Park School, and after completing her pre-veterinary requisites at the U of S College of Agriculture, she was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, and graduated in 2014. She moved to BC after graduation, and enjoyed working at Dawson Creek Veterinary Services in mixed animal practice until moving to Claresholm in the summer of 2016 where she started working at Claresholm Vet Services as a mixed animal practitioner. Jenny enjoys many avenues of veterinary medicine, and since University, she has taken additional courses in several fields including equine medicine and dentistry, bovine medicine, and several avenues of small animal medicine. She and her husband Malcolm MacLean were married in the summer of 2016, and they have one son, Mac. Jenny and Malcolm live on their acreage outside of Claresholm where they have a few horses, mules, dogs and cats.
Terryl Way, RVT
Terryl Way was born and raised in Sparwood, B.C. and has been working at Claresholm Veterinary Services as an Animal Health Technologist since 2001. She has recently taken on the role of Office Manager. She completed her AHT course in Fairview, AB in 2000. She has a special interest and training in small animal dentistry but enjoys working with all species that a mixed animal practice has to offer. She and her husband live on an acreage east of Stavely with their horses, cows, chickens, dogs and cats. In her spare time she enjoys woodworking, gardening, reading, photography and spending time with family.
Darcy has worked at Claresholm Veterinary Services since 2011. She enjoys her job and the fun working environment that comes with it. She has learned a lot during her time with us and enjoys working with the animals as well as our clients. Outside of work she coaches junior curling and is a 4-H leader. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, curling and spending time with her husband and 2 children on their funny farm (thanks to her daughter who likes to collect animals!)