Dr. Logan graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College with a B.Sc. in Animal Science in 1996 and earned her DVM in 2000 from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, P.E.I. She has been practicing in Okotoks since May 2000 and opened the Foothills Animal Hospital as the Owner and Veterinarian in May 2004. She grew up in Otterbrook, Nova-Scotia surrounded by animals. Her mother, Heather A. Logan, has run Cloverfield Kennels for 35+ years. This was a boarding kennel for 50 dogs and a breeding kennel of Labrador Retrievers. Dr. Logan has been training dogs since 1980 for competition obedience and conformation. Since 1992, she has been using operant conditioning – behavior analysis (a.k.a. clicker training) on dogs as well as a number of other species (llamas, miniature donkeys, horses, goats, tigers, giraffes, grizzly bears, and chickens).
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Her dogs Cardinal (yellow Labrador retriever) and Fitz (Whippet) come to work with her every day. Their jobs include: demonstrating operant conditioning, working with children who are scared of dogs, testing new toys and cuddling with anyone who looks their way.
Dr. Kaitlyn Brown was born and raised on a farm in the Southeast corner of Saskatchewan. When she was 18 she moved to Regina to start her education. In 2011 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan. It was after this degree that she found her first job in a veterinary clinic in Saskatoon and developed her love for veterinary medicine. In 2013 she began a degree in Toxicology at the University of Saskatchewan and contemplated a career in Wildlife Toxicology, but her desire to become a Veterinarian led her to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, completing her veterinary education in the spring of 2019. She has now joined our team at the Foothills Animal Hospital as a full-time Veterinarian.
Although Dr. Kaitlyn grew up on a farm surrounded by animals of all sizes, her love for cats and dogs dominated over the other creatures on her farm, with cats having the most special place in her heart. She has two feline friends at home, a female cat named Lanie, and a male cat named Quincy. Dr. Kaitlyn focuses strongly on fear free handling and low stress veterinary appointments in hopes that animals and their families alike can have a positive experience in her exam room. This becomes especially important for her feline patients, who tend to be particularly worried when out of their comfort zone. Outside of work, Dr. Kaitlyn and her Fiance are active in Crossfit, hiking in the mountains and golfing. Dr. Kaitlyn is looking forward to meeting the clients of the clinic and their furry companions.
Dr. Marina Matthies was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She has always had a love for animals and a desire to be a veterinarian. In 2016 Dr. Marina graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelors in Zoology with distinction. Shortly after that she made the move to Saskatoon to begin her DVM studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in the spring of 2020. During her time in vet school Dr. Marina realized she really loved working with cats and dogs in a primary care setting. After graduating, Dr. Marina decided to move back home to Calgary and has joined the team at Foothills Animal Hospital in Okotoks as a full-time veterinarian.
Although Dr. Marina has loved working with horses in the past, her passion is working with cats and dogs and is focused on low-stress handling. Dr. Marina has a particular interest in internal medicine and anesthesia. At home, Dr. Marina has a border collie mix that she rescued 5 years ago, which she shares with her family. Outside of her career she loves getting outside to enjoy her favorite activities such as golfing, horseback riding, hiking, camping and skiing in the winter months.
PJ grew up on a Ranch in British Columbia and graduated with honors from the Olds College Animal Health Technology program in 2004. She worked in Calgary before joining the Foothills Animal Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2007. In addition to her role as RVT, PJ is also the Office Manager at the Hospital. PJ volunteers locally as an assistant 4H leader for the Millarville Stockland 4H Beef Club. Her fur kids include 3 DSH’s named Mitz, Annie, and Brandon, and a rescue dog named Riley.
Belle grew up in Canmore, Alberta. She spent two years working at a local clinic there, until moving to Black Diamond in 2006 with her family. After completing school with honors, Belle worked at a few local businesses. It was during this time she realized that working with animals was a true passion. She joined the team at the front desk in 2012 and became our Director of Administration in 2015. Belle shares her home with her dogs (Whiskey and Chess), cats (Bob and Beans), and boyfriend Wayne.
Claire moved from England in 2008. She had previous work experience at a vet clinic in Okotoks when she came to us. She decided she wanted to take the opportunity to do what she loves and joined the team at Foothills Animal Hospital in 2011 as a Veterinary Assistant. After a number of years working with us Claire became our Director of Medical Services. Claire loves spending her day meeting families and building relationships with them and their four legged family members. Claire loves spending time with her four legged friends, Zero the German Shepherd and Lenny her crazy Cat.
Megan was born in High River and raised on a large ranch just outside of Cochrane. After moving back to High River in 2011 she volunteered at the Highview Vet Clinic where it was confirmed, working with and around animals is what she loves to do. After graduating from high school she attended the University of Lethbridge taking Agricultural Biotechnology majoring in Agribusiness. She joined the Foothills Team at the front desk in January 2015. She enjoys spending time with her puppies; Piper and Coors, her fish Peter Parker, as well as the many cattle and horses her family owns.
Jaime grew up in Calgary Alberta. She took a Veterinary Office Assistant course in 2007 at Robertson College and now lives in Black Diamond with her husband, 2 beautiful daughters and 2 dogs 'Memphis' (pug) and 'Kobralyn' (boston terrier X). She has worked in a couple clinics in Okotoks but then took some time away to raise her kids. She was drawn to the Foothills Animal Hospital for the sense of family and how everyone on the team is willing to go that extra mile for their clients and pets.
Samm was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Saskatchewan at a young age. She was raised on an acreage where her family had all varieties of animals. She always knew that she wanted to work with animals. When she was in high school, she got a job at a local calf barn and that’s when she really found her passion for medicine and learning how to diagnose and treat the animals. Although the large animals were something she loved being around, she still had a soft spot for her cats and dogs, she can’t pick a favorite but right now she has a cat named Moxie and a little dog named Teebo. She joined the Foothills Team at the front desk June 2020. She was drawn to Foothills Animal Hospital for its diversity and sense of family, everyone goes above and beyond for the clients and pets! In her free time she likes to go hiking, biking, and spending time in the gym.
Kathleen grew up in Ontario where she studied Biology and Animal Behaviour and Welfare at university. She then worked as an animal care intern at a wildlife rehabilitation centre before moving to Alberta in 2016.She joined the Foothills team in July 2018 as a Tech Assistant.In her spare time Kathleen can be found highland dancing and spending time with her cat Maxwell.
Gillian grew up moving back and forth between BC and Calgary, Alberta. Her love for animals started at a young age when her family started rescuing/adopting dogs of all breeds and backgrounds. From there she also gained experience working at a horse camp taking care of a heard of 32 horses. After high school she began her studies in paramedicine as she always new she would end up in the medical industry. After a couple years she realized it was veterinary medicine that peeked her interest most & was so excited to get her foot in the door by joining the team at FAH as a vet tech assistant. In her spare time Gillian enjoys going to the gym & spending time with her senior cat named Kitty.
Taylor grew up in Airdrie and moved to Turner Valley after graduating high school in 2016. She took the veterinary technical assisting program at Olds College before joining the Foothills Animal Hospital as an assistant. In her free time she loves rock climbing, bowling, spending free time with friends and her adorable chocolate lab Charlie!
Verena grew up on a dairy farm in Kleefeld, Manitoba. She moved to Edmonton in 2016 to attend Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s AHT program, and after graduating in 2018 she moved to Calgary. Verena joined our team before she even wrote her national exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has enjoyed working in wildlife rehabilitation and with exotic animals. Verena’s home is kept busy and full of life with ferrets (Ravioli, Linguini, and Fusilli), and cats (Ash and Willow). In her free time Verena enjoys hiking in the mountains, road trips, and painting.
MaCall grew up in High River, Alberta. After moving all over the map after high school she finally moved to Red Deer, AB and took the Animal Health Technology program at Old’s College where she graduated with honors in February 2020. MaCall joined our Foothills team as a brand new tech just a few months after graduating from Olds and moving back to Okotoks. She enjoys golfing, fostering animals from the humane society and being a crazy cat lady at home with her two munchkin kitty’s Penny and Oliver.
Rachel grew up in Manitoba and moved to Alberta after high school. She graduated with honors from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in spring of 2018. Rachel has always had a passion for animals, especially cats and dogs. When not working Rachel enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her two papillons Koopa and Magic. She also enjoys competing and training Koopa and Magic in Agility.
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