Michelle Achter – Office Manager/Veterinary Technologist
Michelle has been with the Animal Clinic of Regina since 1997 as a Veterinary Technologist and in 2010 moved into the position of Office Manager. Michelle and her husband Jim spend most of their time chasing around their twins, Tristan & Tyler, and little brother Logan. They enjoy the camping lifestyle whenever the Saskatchewan weather permits it and spend as many weekends as they can at the family cabin on Sorenson Beach. Their family also includes a heeler/ hound cross named Archie and a cat named Stan Lee, who both came to Michelle through the clinic. The entire family enjoys all kinds of sports and can be found cheering on the Riders, Team Canada or the Blue Jays whenever a game is on!
Jessica Ballantyne – Veterinary Technologist
Jess has been with us for several years now since graduating from Olds College in 2015. She appreciates learning all the new techniques and treatments that ACOR’s diverse practice allows her to participate in. If you’ve ever thought, ‘She looks familiar but I haven’t seen her much,’ we’d say you’re observant! One of Jess’ passions is traveling and she’s spent quite a bit of time in Australia. However, she wasn’t just a Sheila in her bathers with a coldie; she worked at a specialty surgery centre and ER/critical centre as well. When not here at work or traveling, Jess hangs out with her ferret, Cinnamon, and cat, Jasper, and she does some pet sitting, too!
Krista Goebel – Veterinary Technologist
Krista has been a vet tech for 19 years, but that has done nothing to diminish her passion for caring for our patients. Graduating from SIAST, she spent her first year out of school with ACOR before moving to Penticton, BC. After almost a decade in BC, she returned home and has been with us since 2013. She strives to make each and every patient in her care as comfortable and pain-free as possible. She feels honoured to be witness to the strong human-animal bond she sees every day in the clinic. She carries that love home to her own brood: three dogs and four cats. Krista is the proud mom of a son who loves hockey and a daughter who loves band.
Laurae McIvor – Veterinary Technologist
Laurae graduated from SIAST Kelsey Campus with a diploma in Veterinary Technology in 2012. She started at the Animal Clinic of Regina in June of 2013 after working for a year at another vet clinic in the city. Caring for dogs and cats is great, but Laurae also loves working with exotics, especially ferrets. She enjoys performing lab work, dentistry, and when the time comes, responding to fast-paced emergency situations. She will soon be sporting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as she finishes off her studies at the U of R. Laurae shares her house with two rescued cats, Smokey and Mama Cat. Thanks again!
Scott Pilon – Veterinary Technologist
Scott graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in June of 2016 receiving his Diploma in Veterinary Technology. He began working at Animal Clinic of Regina in 2013 as a Kennel Technician. Scott has a strong passion for caring for all sorts of animals, especially wildlife, which led him to volunteering with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan and Salthaven West. Scott enjoys the atmosphere of working at ACOR: performing lab work, anesthesia, and responding to fast-paced emergency situations. In particular Scott enjoys the uncertainty of working in a walk-in clinic because you never know what kind of situation you will be dealing with next. When Scott is not at work, he is busy caring for his two dogs, Denver and Marlee, driving all over the province to rescue injured wildlife, or fishing.
Brittany Strelive – Veterinary Technologist
Charlene Trithart – Veterinary Technologist
Graduating from SIAST in 2006, Charlene has been a vet tech for 12 years. Her favourite part of working at ACOR is that no two days are ever the same. Not content to rest on her laurels, Charlene recently graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Regina. She still loves the staff and the clientele here so has agreed to continue to work part time with us. She has a love bird named Florence, two cats, Archie and Ferguson, and six horses. She loves to travel and have game nights with her friends.
Stacey Manley – Order Specialist/Assistant
Stacey joined our team in 2011. She says the best part of her job is helping clients with their furry friends. When she first started working here, she was behind the big front desk. Now Stacey works behind the scenes, ordering all the food and supplies the clinic needs to help your pets. She lives out by Balgonie with her husband Chris and daughter Jennifer as well as 3 German Shepherds and 4 horses. Stacey is a certified pet stylist from the Western Dog Grooming School in Maple Ridge, BC and owner of Hot Paws Grooming Salon. In her spare time she enjoys target shooting and spending time on the farm.
Chantel Cattel – Receptionist
Chantal spent 10 years working with the Regina Humane Society as an Animal Protections officer before joining us here at ACOR. Her training includes animal behaviour and wildlife handling techniques. Chantal is a mom to three kids, aged 14, 12 and 5, and she loves to spend time with them swimming, tobogganing, skating and playing with their two cats and 2 dogs!
Darcy McIntyre – Receptionist
Most weekdays you’ll see Darcy sitting behind our reception desk. While she enjoys helping people get through stressful and tough times (because it can be hard on our clients when their pets are hurting), Darcy mostly loves the puppies she gets to see now and then at the clinic! The best part of working at ACOR is the teamwork she witnesses each and every day among staff. She also enjoys watching the surgeries and learning all she can about veterinary medicine. Her hobbies include cooking and playing bass in a local band. Her two dogs Max and Maeby are benefiting from her interest in training and dog sports.
Kim Middleton – Receptionist
After graduating from St. Lawrence College (Kingston, ON) with a diploma in Animal Health Technology in the 1970’s, Kim did a lot of traveling. In fact, she did twenty two years of it through Western Canada and the western United States before finally settling down in Regina. Kim joined the staff of the Animal Clinic of Regina in July of 2000 as a receptionist and truly loves it. She looks forward to going to work every day and seeing our wonderful clients. Her family includes her son, Rawley, and her partner Lou, who has been with Degelman’s for more than 20 years. Kim also shares her home with a four legged friend too: Cody, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Ashley Osiowy – Receptionist
Ashley is one of the friendly faces who greets you when you first walk in to the Animal Clinic of Regina. She loves being able to connect with all who cross her desk, animals and people alike. The most memorable creatures so far are the baby squirrels we tend to see in the spring and the odd great horned owl who needs attention. Her favourite part of working here is how the staff feels like one big family. Ashley is studying education at the U of R, and you just may see her in a pre-k to grade 5 classroom as she’s in her third year. At home, she likes to bake cakes and cookies, as well as play with her nine-year-old cockapoo, Meisha.
Keanna Reimer – Receptionist
Keanna has been working the front desk of ACOR for the past couple of years. She loves seeing all the friendly faces and their animals as they walk through the door. Her own cat, Shy, is 10 years old. When not working with us, Keanna likes to hike and fish with friends and family.
Tatiana Fogerty – Kennel Technician
Tatiana has been with us for just over a year. She’s balancing her job with full-time enrolment at the University of Regina for the pre-veterinary program. The best part of working at the clinic, she says, is being able to soak in all the knowledge from the rest of the staff. She appreciates the time everyone takes to teach her new things. When she’s not studying, taking classes or working at ACOR, Tatiana likes to hang out with her friends, spend time with her cat, Penolope, read, watch Netflix, and sing.