Meet Our Team
Dr. Bonnie Brandt
Doctor Bonnie grew up just east of Assiniboia and has spent her entire veterinary career serving Assiniboia and surrounding area. She is on call all the time, but in her few spare moments she likes to spend time on her farm with her husband and daughter and their multitude of animals.
Dr. Laci Schmidt
I grew up on a farm west of Wetaskiwin, Alberta and then went to the University of Saskatchewan. I will be rotating between the Assiniboia and Rockglen clinic. I have always loved the farm life and working with animals. I enjoy talking with clients and I’m very happy to be able to work with such a great crew of ladies.
Jill Jenkins RVT
I grew up on a ranch south of McCord. I have always wanted to be a mom and a rancher, but in Grade 10 I knew that I should also plan on having a “paying” job; so, I decided to become a Veterinary Technician. I did a six-week practicum with Dr. Bonnie & staff towards the end of my Vet Tech course, and then I became a Registered Veterinary Technician in June of 2001. My sister and I worked at a feedlot in AB in the fall of 2001, but I got homesick and came home to stay soon after. I started working for South Country Vet in February of 2002. I have been a part-time employee, working between both clinics, ever since. My husband and I ranch south of Glentworth. We have two sons and we love getting to raise them in this lifestyle, surrounded with cows, good horses and lots of Border Collie dogs. I love my time at home, but I also love my couple days a week at work. My favorite part of my job is definitely the people that I get to work with. I also love visiting with clients, spending time with our patients, puppy breath and the new things that I am always getting to learn.
Tracey Lemieux RVT
This is Tracey Lemieux. Tracey is another of our RVTs. She works part-time at the Animal Hospital of Assiniboia office. When Tracey was expecting her first baby, people would ask what she was hoping for and she’d reply that she was wanting to have a puppy. (She must have decided that human babies were okay though, as she had three more. 😉) Among other things, Tracey keeps us all organized and she is the fish-tank expert at work.
I am the Office Manager and I do the book work for both the Assiniboia and the Rockglen clinics. When you call the Borderland Vet Clinic with questions, to book an appointment or to place an order it is more than likely you will be hearing my friendly voice. It is my job to pay the bills, create bills, and to make sure we have proper inventory in stock, but it is my privilege to provide our wonderful clients with customer service. Recently I purchased a fixer upper house in Rockglen, so I had to learn new skills such as how to use a tape measurer, saw, and a paint brush. I was raised on a ranch south of McCord, and I am fortunate enough to have my own herd of cows there. Therefore, most of my spare time is spent working (well I consider it more pleasure than work) at my parent’s ranch. I own three amazing horses that I trained myself, and a tough, yet sweet, Yorkshire Terrier dog named Denym owns me. I love working with animals, especially cows and horses. I worked as a pen-checker at two different feedlots, as well I was a pasture rider for the Provincial Community Pastures. In 2013 I started working for South Country Vet, this is a good fit for me. I am able to utilize my accounting diploma, be around animals, and work with like-minded people.
Michelle Brice grew up in Broadview, SK but now lives near Ormiston, SK. She joined our team in 2015 and can be found every day at the Animal Hospital of Assiniboia. Michelle has a very friendly and endearing attitude. Michelle loves her husband and her sweet daughter and she is happiest when she is spending time with them. She also loves coffee and hates chocolate, which is super great as that means more chocolate for the rest of us!
Luree lives on a ranch near Killdeer, SK with her husband and two sons. She is working part time at the Borderland Vet Clinic. We know that Luree’s friendly personality and her ranch experience are going to mean that she will be a wonderful fit and we are so excited to have her as part of our team
Kylie Vangen RVT
Kylie joins us as a brand new RVT. She will be working full-time and will be bouncing between both clinics, so you can expect to see her friendly face in both Rockglen & Assiniboia. We are very excited to have Kylie join our team. We know our clients will love her personality and she has great experience in all sizes of animals. Kylie welcomed a new puppy into her life this summer, a Cowboy Corgi named Nash.