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Meet Our Team

Dr. Lisa Loewen


Dr. Lisa Loewen graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Ed. and in biology in 1997-1998 respectively. She then went on to pursue a veterinary degree and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Loewen moved to Red Deer from Saskatoon in 2003 and worked in the Red Deer area at two other veterinary clinics before joining the Blackfalds Vet team when we opened in 2012.

Dr. Loewen is married to John Hubbard and has two active boys: Benjamin and Jordan. Her family also includes two dogs, as well as various Australian and African finches.

Dr. Loewen enjoys many areas of small animal practice, but is particularly interested in ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine and pocket pets.

Dr. Wendy Hudson


Dr. Wendy Hudson joined the Blackfalds Veterinary Hospital in 2017 after working in mixed animal practice in Southeastern Alberta for 2 years.  She graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Agriculture in 2010 and then went on to graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.

Dr. Hudson is married to Colin, together they have a miniature Dachshund named Molly and a Bearded Dragon named Joey.

Dr. Hudson enjoys working with a variety of small animal patients including Pot Bellied Pigs!  She is currently learning about Honeybees to better help with some of the emerging diseases which are threatening our Honeybee populations in Alberta.

Dr. Lydia du Toit


Lydia joined Blackfalds Veterinary Hospital in February of 2019. She grew up in South Africa and moved to Canada with her husband, Daniel, in 2008. They have two boys, Ruell and Arnoux, and share their house with a Siberian Forest Cat named Maui, a resident Grandma Susan, and her English Cocker Spaniel called Rafael. Lydia studied veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary and graduated in 2018. She would love to help you take care of your furry, scaly, or feathery critters of all sizes and shapes. In her spare time, Lydia enjoys travelling, bird watching, and spending time with her boys.

Dawn Volk

Animal Health Technologist
Hospital Manager

Dawn graduated from the AHT program at NAIT  in 2000 and has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician since.  She joined the Blackfalds Vet team when we opened in 2012 as Office Manager.  She has special interest  in internal medicine and likes to take x-rays and analyse lab samples while always learning new things about her career.   She lives in Red Deer with her husband, two daughters and their dog, Minnie.  She enjoys camping, reading, kayaking and hanging out with her family.  

Jennifer Blakeley

Animal Health Technologist

Jen was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Veterinary Technologist Program at Olds College in 2008 and has been enjoying caring for a variety of animals ever since.

She has a strong interest in anesthesia, reproduction and emergency medicine.

Jen has a fondness for cats and volunteers with the ROAR society helping raise young orphaned kittens.

She enjoys camping, fishing and practicing Muay Thai on her days off.

Sherri de Pencier

Animal Health Technologist

Sherri graduated from the AHT program from Olds College in 2000.  She has since worked in many different fields and practices.  She started her career at Cedarwood Vet Hospital where she was extensively involved with their Reproduction program for 8 years.  She then went back to Olds College as an instructor for the Veterinary Technical Assitant program for the next 9 months.  She moved on the Central Alberta Humane Society and practiced shelter medicine for 3.5 years.  After that she switched gears into the Swine industry where she stayed for 2.5 years before joining the team at Blackfalds Vet in 2017.

In her spare time she enjoys camping and spending time with her husband, Kevin and their 2 children, Sam and Dylan as well as their 2 furbabies, a 5 year old cat named Marcus and a 1.5 year old Lab x named Ellie Mae.

Mackenzie Gordon

Animal Health Technologist

Mackenzie graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT College in 2020. She previously worked at Animal Emergency Hospital before joining the Blackfalds team in December of 2021. She has special interest in surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine.

In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys catching up with family/friends as well as  being outdoors with her dog King!

Hailey Kaiser

Animal Health Technologist

Hailey began her industry journey in 2006 by attending the animal health program at Lakeland college. As a new grad in 2008 she worked in mixed animal practice and animal services. After that she moved to education as an Instructional Assistant and later an Instructor at Olds college.

At home she has a collection of animals she shares with her family including two dogs (Sierra & Duke), five cats (George, Motts, Oliver, Alex and Snowflake), two goats (Dale & Paddy) as well as a flock for birds including chickens, ducks and geese. She also enjoys bee keeping and has two hives! She is excited to join a passionate team here at Blackfalds Veterinary Hospital and meet all the pets and clients that are lucky to call this clinic their hospital.

Jackie Rosher

Animal Health Technologist

Jackie graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Lakeland College in 2006. She has worked in both small animal and mixed animal practices. She has special interest in surgery and anesthesia. She joined the team at Blackfalds Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2022.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys reading, DIY projects, and camping with her husband and 3 daughters.

Trena Williams

Client Care Specialist

Trena joined our hospital as a Technologist Assistant from Nova Scotia in September of 2015. She has worked in the veterinary field for the past 12 years.

Trena enjoys days filled with puppies and kittens. In general she loves all pets of different shapes and sizes.

Trena enjoys spending her down time with her nieces and nephew at her home in Blackfalds.

Stephanie White

Client Care Specialist

Stephanie graduated from the Veterinary Medical Reception program at Olds College in June of 2015. After spending 3 years working in Sylvan Lake, she joined the team at Blackfalds Vet in August of 2018.

She has a passion for baking and you can typically find her during the warm months gardening, sitting around a campfire or reading a book.

Stephanie resides in Blackfalds with her boyfriend, Tyler, her long haired tortoiseshell, Cola, and her rabbit named Thorin Oakenshield.

Tiffany Rockburn

Tech Assistant

Tiffany Joined the Blackfalds Veterinary team in October of 2022 as a Vet Tech Assistant after 3.5 years of working in a high-paced emergency animal hospital. Animals have always been a deep-rooted love for Tiffany. Before entering into her current career in veterinary medicine she worked in equine rehabilitation, competed as a provincial-level hunter-jumper, and even got her certification in equine massage and alignment.

Besides animals, another large passion of Tiffany’s is fitness and nutrition. When she’s not at work you can typically find her studying for her Bachelors of Science degree, working out in the gym, or cuddled up relaxing with her Jack Chi, Cowboy, and boyfriend Stephen.

Holly Fellhauer

Hospital Administrator

Holly Fellhauer became the Blackfalds Hospital Financial Administrator when we opened in 2012. She has an integral role in the hospital and is always taking on new tasks and responsibilities. She lives in Red Deer with her husband and two sons and in her spare time she enjoys travelling and photography.