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!
Kelly Eyford, DVM
Dr. Kelly Eyford grew up on a grain farm near Bagot, Manitoba. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba before attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Kelly enjoys working with many different species as she previously worked in a mixed animal clinic, and as a student had experiences with wildlife, zoo medicine and spent time at Free the Bears in Cambodia. She joined the team at the Animal Health Centre of Melville in the fall of 2016.
When she isn’t working, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, her dog Molly and two cats Oliver and Luna.
Brittany Johnsgaard, DVM
Dr. Brittany Johnsgaard was raised on a grain farm near Stewart Valley, SK. For as long as she can remember she wanted to be a veterinarian and she set out on that path right out of high school. She obtained her Agriculture degree majoring in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 and went on to graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Brittany has moved around and worked in various locations in Saskatchewan since beginning her career, and finally settled here in the fall of 2019, with plans to stay put. She enjoys working with small animals and horses, but has decided to dedicate her time specifically to small animals while in-clinic, and has a special place in her heart for Pugs!
When not at work Brittany enjoys spending time with her partner and their daughter, reading a good book, working out, enjoying the outdoors, and making the long trek home to see family and friends or ride her horse! She looks forward to growing as a veterinarian as well as meeting new clients and patients at the Animal Health Centre of Melville.
Currently away on maternity leave
Megan Malinowski, RVT
Megan grew up on a cattle farm in Gull Lake, SK. She attended Olds College and graduated as Registered Veterinary Technologist in 2010, she then moved to Melville after graduation and has been working with us since. Megan enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but she has a passion for large animal medicine. She and her husband raise purebred Red Angus cattle on their farm near Theodore SK.
Breanna Olafson, RVT
Breanna grew up on a farm near Hudson Bay, SK. She graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technician program with honors 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 takes a special interest in small animal dentistry!
Stephanie Nagy, VMA
Stephanie graduated from Lakeland College in 2013, completing her Veterinary Medical Assistant program. After completing her practicum here, she has decided to remain on full time. She grew up near Otthon, SK. We are excited to have her as part of our team!
Chloe Shindle, Reception
Chloe grew up in the Yorkton area. After meeting her husband, they helped run the family cattle farm near Dysart, SK. before relocating to Melville in 2019. She began working at the Animal Health Centre in August of 2019 and is excited to be part of the team. She has a passion for helping all animals, big or small. When not at work, she can be found spending time with her husband, Dallas and their dog, Molly.
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!