Deana Schenher, DVM

Dr. Deana Schenher grew up on a mixed farming operation in Ogema, a southern Saskatchewan town. She attended the University of Saskatchewan after high school and obtained her degree in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science. She then was accepted to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2007. She came to Melville right after graduation and worked for another clinic. She enjoyed the area and the clients very much. In 2009, she opened the Animal Health Centre of Melville.

She enjoys all aspects of mixed animal practice, especially those complicated cases that stimulate the mind. No case is too big or too small, stop in and say hi!


Breanna Olafson, RVT

Breanna grew up on a farm near Hudson Bay, SK. She graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technician program with honours from Lakeland College in 2014 and has been a part of our team ever since. She spends most of her spare time barrel racing in the summer and spending time outdoors. She takes a special interest in small animal dentistry. She lives with her pupper, Roxy and her cats, Joey & Jinx.


Breanne Vangeerenstein, RVT

Breanne grew up on a cattle farm in central Alberta. She graduated from lakeland college in 2010 and has worked as a veterinary technician in alberta for over 5 years. She moved to Saskatchewan in spring of 2020.

Breanne has a passion for large animal medicine and when not at the clinic she enjoys time spent on the farm with the cattle and horses, hauling to barrel races and playing with her two spoiled dogs!


Kaitlyn Rydzik, RVT

Kaitlyn grew up in Regina, SK. She came to us as a practicum student during her Registered Veterinary Technician program at Lakeland College. She graduated in 2021 and we are happy she joined our team shortly after graduating. She loves small animals but is excited to expand her knowledge with large animals. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her pup, Waylon and enjoying the outdoors.


Sharlize Keisig, Veterinary Assistant/Veterinary Technician Student

Sharlize grew up on a mixed farm south of Ituna. She grew up caring for many different animals. She loves working at a mixed practice as she is passionate about all animals big and small. In her spare time, Sharlize likes to work on the farm with her family and all of their animals.

After spending the summer with us, Sharlize will be heading to Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB. for her first year of her Veterinary Technician diploma!


Chantel Rehaluk, Client Service Representative

Chantel grew up in Yorkton, Sask. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 2014 and moved to Saskatoon to gain knowledge on pet care. Before joining the Animal Health Centre team, she previously worked as a pet care associate. Chantel has always had a passion and love for animals of all sizes and grew up with all types of pets. She is very excited to expand her knowledge on animals through the Animal Health Centre of Melville.

In her spare time, she accomplishes renovation projects, explores the mountains with her rescue dog Ana and her two rescue cats, Bell and Kit.


Paige Ruecker, New Veterinary Technician Graduate

Paige grew up on a mixed farm in Abernethy, Sk. She had performed volunteer hours at our clinic in 2019 and found her true passion for helping animals. Paige will be graduating from Lakeland College in June 2022 and will be continuing her education with an online equine massage therapy course in the fall. Paige grew up with many different animals and has always been in charge of taking care of that aspect of their family.

She spends most of her time helping out on her family farm, loving her little dachshund Axl and spending time outdoors.