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 (Brandon) 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 Vet Services as a mixed animal vet. Her main interests are in small animal surgery, small animal emergency medicine, equine dentistry, and anything bovine!! Since moving to Claresholm Kelsey has met her husband Darren Vandervalk and together they have started their own cow herd of 60 cow calf pairs. Kelsey has a huge passion for her cows and spends the majority of her spare time on the farm. Kelsey and Darren are very excited to be expecting their first baby in November 2015. Kelsey is sad to miss this years preg checking and calving seasons but will be back very soon!!
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!)