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.
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.
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!
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.
Veterinary Medical Assistant (in training)
Carrie grew up in rural Saskatchewan. She is currently going to school for her Veterinary Medical Assistant certification. Carrie has always had a passion for helping animals and decided to pursue her career in veterinary medicine. She is very excited to join our team and get to know our patients and pet parents. When she isn’t at the clinic, you can find her spending time with her family and their 2 boston terriers, Mojo and Molly and her cat, Jane.