Dr. Lesley Sawa

Dr. Lesley Sawa is a native of Toronto and a 1992 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Dr Sawa joined our professional staff in 2002, became a partner in the practice in July of 2007 and managing partner in March 2010. Married to Regina Symphony Orchestra Musical Director, Victor Sawa, Dr. Sawa’s career has included stops in Kitchener, Toronto and Calgary, before she and the Maestro settled in Regina. Dr. Sawa has been the driving force behind the Team North program, a group of veterinarians and support staff that have made 10 trips to the far north of our province to hold vaccination and spay/neuter clinics in areas without access to veterinary services. Dr. Sawa’s efforts have drawn attention and acclaim from far and wide including the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal along with her colleagues, Drs. Karen and Greg Harasen, the Meritorious Service Award from the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association, and last but not least, kudos (and a cash donation) from Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron!

Dr. Sawa has recently taken training in endoscopy and rigid scopes. This addition to the clinic has allowed us to work up more cases in clinic without the need for referral. Dr. Sawa has 4 birds and many fish at home but is a lover of all animals. Dr. Sawa is also a busy mother to two school-age daughters, Mariko and Michiko.

Dr. Sawa’s schedule varies week to week, we encourage you to call the clinic at 306-525-5244 to confirm her hours.

In Clinic 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

Sunday 

Hours 

10:30-6:30

 

10:30-6:30 

     

 10-6

 

        


Dr. Jennifer Jinks

Dr. Jinks is originally from Saskatchewan, growing up in the nearby town of Indian Head. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2001. She then set off for adventure shortly after graduation to work in a mixed animal practice in the Yukon, where emergency calls could range anywhere from a horse with colic to a dog hit by a snowmobile. After three years in the land of the midnight sun, Dr. Jinks spent a year working in a small animal practice in New Brunswick. In 2006, she returned to her Saskatchewan roots to join our veterinary team. Since joining the Animal Clinic of Regina, Dr. Jinks has taken additional training in small animal ultrasound.

Doctors hours are subject to change. To confirm please call (306) 525-5244.

In Clinic

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Hours

11-7

8-4

8-3 

10-4


Dr. Diana Durling

Dr. Durling is a 1989 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. When not at the Animal Clinic of Regina, she operates her own mobile large animal veterinary service. But all that doesn’t keep Dr. Durling nearly busy enough! She and her husband, Fenton, operate a berry farm, raise livestock and their three children.

Doctors hours are subject to change. To confirm please call (306) 525-5244.

In Clinic

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Hours

8-3

 

8-3*

8-4


Dr. Greg Harasen

Dr. Greg Harasen began his association with the Animal Clinic of Regina as a kennel helper in the spring of 1975. He graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983 and rejoined the practice becoming a partner in 1987. Shortly after the start of his practice career, Dr. Harasen began developing a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He has published many articles on the subject including a bimonthly column in the Canadian Veterinary Journal. In 2005 and 2008 articles by Dr. Harasen were published in the international journal of veterinary orthopedics, Veterinary Comparative Orthopedics and Traumatology. He has lectured to veterinarians and veterinary technologists and is currently an orthopedic surgery consultant for the internet-based Veterinary Information Network. Dr. Harasen is a past-President of the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association and a recipient of it’s 2006 Meritorious Service Award. He was named the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Small Animal Practitioner of the Year in 2002.

In February 2010 Drs Greg and Karen Harasen retired as owners of the Animal Clinic of Regina. Dr. Greg Harasen returns to do orthopedic consultations and surgery on a part-time basis. During his off hours, Dr. Harasen and his wife, Karen, enjoy time at their cottage on Katepwa Lake. He loves a round of golf, curling, coaching minor football, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders!


Dr. Heather Sparkes

Originally from Arborg, Manitoba, Dr. Heather Sparkes is now happy to call Regina home. Dr. Sparkes took 3 years of Animal Science at the University of Manitoba prior to obtaining her Veterinary degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sparkes has an interest in Veterinary Dentistry and enjoys the challenge of internal medicine cases. She hopes to further develop her surgical and ultrasonography skills in the coming years. In her spare time Dr. Sparkes likes heading out for walks with her husband Brennan and dog, Aussie.


Dr. Kristen Martin


Dr. Erica Sims

Dr. Sims always had a love and passion for animals, and after volunteering at the Regina Humane Society for several years, she realized she wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She worked at ACOR as a receptionist and veterinary assistant for 2 years before she was accepted into the WCVM. Upon graduation, Dr. Sims knew she wanted to come back to ACOR! She has two geriatric cats at home and one 4 year old hound dog, all of which are rescues. In her spare time, she loves to do art, read books and relax with family and friends. She also enjoys doing rural work in Northern Saskatchewan. Dr. Sims could not be more excited to be back at ACOR as a veterinarian and can’t wait to see what the future holds!


Dr. Tiffany Pomarenski

Dr. Pomarenski is originally from Gimli, Manitoba where she grew up on an acreage with her family pets which included a dog, multiple rabbits and 2 geldings. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Her love of bovine medicine brought her and her husband to the Ogema area. Dr. Pomarenski has recently started her own mobile veterinary practice with companion and food animal services. Tiffany, her husband Matthew Brandt and their beautiful, energetic, daughter, Anya, welcomed baby Katerina into the family in October. They have a small cow and goat herd, as well as some llamas, an alpaca and horses. They share their house with 5 dogs and 3 cats.

Dr. Pomarenski helps us out throughout the year when we are short on veterinarians, so we have no specific schedule for her. We’re just happy when she’s here! To see if she’s around soon, please call (306) 525-5244.


Dr. Rhonda Heinrichs

Dr. Rhonda Heinrichs convocated in 2005 from the WCVM. She works part time at ACOR and also runs her own mixed animal practice ‘Living Skies Veterinary Services’. She is married to Ian Leaman, and they have a sweet and inquisitive son, Samuel.

In her downtime between working multiple jobs and running her young family she cares for 6 dogs (Oliver, Capone, Dallas, Jaxon, Augusto, and Napoleon), 3 cats (Milo, Mia and Minnow), 4 horses (Rascal, Windy, Tolito, and Outlaw), 200+ sheep, goats, peacocks, chickens, Muscovy ducks, and Emden geese. And these are just the pets; she also raises cows, including some purebred Shorthorn, Angus, and Charolais, with a few Herefords thrown in for fun.

She also enjoys making crafts, reading, horseback riding, making her own cheese and butter, and sleeping (when she finds the time).