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Victor Kernaleguen, DVM


Dr. Kernaleguen's Bio
Pet Peeve: When people say “It can’t be done”

Favourite Animal: Cattle

If I could possess any super power it would be: The ability to read all these women’s minds that I work with. It would make my life a lot easier.

I grew up on a mixed farm, grain, beef and dairy near St. Brieux. Throughout school, I spent my summers working at my Aunt’s mixed animal practice in Stoughton, SK. This is when I found my love for veterinary medicine.

After high school, I entered Agriculture and was accepted into Vet Med at the WCVM. When I completed my DVM, I went to work at my Aunt’s practice for 2 years before I opened my own practice here. The time I spent there at her practice has been foundational for the type of veterinary medicine I look to provide and gave me the mentoring and confidence to go out and do what I do. She taught me that veterinary medicine is ever evolving, and you must evolve with it too to constantly provide quality care to your clients.

Around July 2011, I started working with a well-known and accomplished equine therapist and chiropractor from the local area. I was very interested in her work and what she could do to improve the animals’ comfort and ability. We worked with her for about a year before we got the OK to work on our own. We have treated everything from rabbits to bucking bulls. We continually work with her when she needs our vet assistance. It’s been a great partnership and is something that we’ve found to be a huge asset to our medical repertoire.

Lacey Walker, DVM


Dr. Walker's Bio
Pet Peeve: When people text during a meal or face-face conversation.

Favourite Animal: Dog

If I could possess any super power, it would be: To slow down time.

I began my university career in Saskatoon in the College of Agriculture, Animal Science. After three years I was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). My husband and I, and our two boys live on a grain farm northeast of Melfort. We have a Great Pyrenees named Shay, a couple horses, and too many barn cats to count!

My interests are music, reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being at the lake.

Janine Kernaleguen, RVT

Veterinary Practice Manager | Registered Veterinary Technician

Janine's Bio

Favourite Animal: As a little girl it was cats, then it became cows when I started 4-H, there was a period of horses around high school, then it became dogs when I got my Bronson … Let’s just say they all hold a special place in my heart!!

Pet Peeve: Things that cause my OCD to flare…

If I could possess any super power, it would be: Action – the ability to accomplish everything I start and need to have done, finished long before it needs to be completed, and still have time to spare for me!

I grew up near Melfort on a mixed farm and have been very active in 4-H clubs and continue to love to give my knowledge back through the SK 4-H beef programs. After going to school at SIAST Kelsey Campus to become a Registered Vet Tech, I worked at two different mixed animal practices and at the WCVM teaching vet students their practical lab skills. In 2015 I was able to complete my Veterinary Practice Management Certificate.

Logan Amundson

Finance Officer

Logan's Bio

Favourite Animal: Horses

Pet Peeve: Liars!

If I could possess any superpower, it would be?: If I had a superpower it would be the ability to see the future!

I am an animal lover! I have wanted to work with animals since I was a little kid and
am planning on following my dream of being a veterinarian.

Morgan Ashdown, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Morgan's Bio

Fav animal: Pandas and Horses

Pet Peeve: When people don’t follow through on tasks

If I could possess any super power, it would be?: Teleportation – I spend a lot of time driving to see people. With family all around Saskatchewan and western Canada, I could visit everyone whenever I had time if I could just teleport to them!

I grew up in and around Regina, Saskatchewan with a heavy interest in animal health and welfare. I first told my mom that I wanted to work in a vet clinic when I was four years old! Growing up in Pilot Butte, I practically lived at the stable. I graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2020 after completing practicums at a mixed animal practice and an equine specialty. I accepted a position at the mixed animal practice in Saskatchewan where I worked for just over a year before moving to Gateway. I love to learn new things to grow my knowledge and help others to do the same! Melfort seemed like the perfect fit to stay close to family and I am very excited to be here with my cat, Shiba Inu, and two-quarter horses that I train and show in my spare time.

Brittany Hunt

Veterinary Technician

Brittany's Bio

Favourite animal: COWS

Pet Peeve: When people do a job and don’t finish or clean up after themselves

If I could possess any super power, it would be?: To fly whenever and wherever I want!

I graduated from high school in 2013 I went to Sask Polytech right after high school and started to work at Gateway in the summer of 2016. I currently live in Mel fort but am originally from Rose Valley where I used to live on a farm. I love farm life and all animals especially cows! In April of 2017, I got an Australian Shepard puppy named Kora. She keeps me busy with her spunky attitude and energy!

I have always had a passion for animals since I was young and new that I wanted to be in a field with animals and that is where it lead me to become a Vet Tech. I have always been a homebody so moving to Melfort was right for me as I am not too far from my family farm!
One of my goals as a tech is to help as many animals as possible! My favourite part of my job is meeting new people, and I look forward to meeting you!

Shelby Leffler, MAA

Technician Assistant

Shelby's Bio

Favourite Animal: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Pet Peeve: Loud chewers

If I could possess any superpower it would be?: To be able to travel anywhere I wanted, whenever I wanted.

I grew up and graduated in Tisdale, SK. I am currently living in Naicam, SK with my boyfriend, our dog, and our cat. I grew up around animals and spent most weekends at my Grandparents riding horses and hanging out around the farm. I’ve always had a love for animals and hoped someday I would end up working at a Vet Clinic. I also enjoy working with the public so I know this is the perfect job for me.

Libby Guy

Kennel Assistant

Libby's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Jenna Bernauer, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jenna's Bio

Favourite animal: Horses first, followed closely by dogs and cats

Pet Peeve: Being late

If I could possess any super power, it would be?: Flying, I love to travel and that would be an easy way to do it!

I was raised on a grain farm with horses, dogs, and cats so naturally I love animals. I chose to pursue becoming an RVT at Lakeland College and found that I love it! My long term goal is to complete a specialty, although I’m not sure which one yet. I heard many great things about Gateway and decided to try for a position here and managed to be offered one. I’m very excited to be part of the team and start building my career!

Jacey Bailey

Client Services Representative

Jacey's Bio

Favourite Animal: Horse or Cat

Pet Peeve: When someone asks for advice, but doesn’t listen to/consider it.

If I could possess any super power, it would be?: Speed, That way I could clean my house in half the time and spend more time at the lake and with family! Getting to sunny destinations really fast would definitely be an added bonus!

I love being around people and animals! Nothing is more important than family and
who you surround yourself with, and that includes our fuzzy, fluffy, feathered and scaly companions!

Kayla Dyck

Kennel Assistant

Kayla's Bio

Pet Peeve: Slow walkers

Fav Animal: Horses

Super Power if you could have one and why: To read an animals mind. It would make caring for an animal much easier.

I grew up on a farm just outside of Yellow Creek. During school I worked in the thoroughbred world with my father and his team. I also took part in the 4-H light horse club for 4 years. Having been in those places I developed a love for not just horses but for all kinds of animals too.

After high school I decided to take a year off to explore my options in the animal industry and I thought working in a vet clinic would give me that great opportunity to do so. I plan on getting as much knowledge as I can about the animal world before I go on to post secondary education.


Head of PR & Marketing

Orchid's Bio

Orchid, otherwise known as Momma, came to us in the summer of 2012 as a stray that was found in a campground. She was pregnant at the time of her arrival, so we decided to keep her and because of her amazing personality and looks – she grew on all of us right away. We were in search of the perfect clinic cat, and she was it! 

Orchid had five beautiful little fuzzy babies born Aug 20 that year. The little hellions terrorized the clinic for a whole eight weeks until they were old enough to move out to their new homes, but the nickname Momma Cat stuck with Orchid ever since. 

She instantly became a star of our practice, always with a boss mentality of running the show and being in charge. She couldn’t care less about dogs in her space, but she gets her nose out of joint when there’s a pretty young female kitty that sticks around longer than a day, thinking they’re trying to take her place. She’s got the perfect mix of easy-going tabby with just enough Siamese and Tortoiseshell to give her some classy sass. She tends to be an avid shopper so we have to keep close tabs on her when she’s out and about. She’s been known to climb to the top of pegboard retail displays to get the first pick of the newest and best catnip toys. She’s also amazing at hide and seek and loves to snoop in cupboards and close herself into drawers when no one is watching. 

In the last two years, Orchid has taken on the role of PR in the clinic voicing all of our radio ads and doing a great job of it! She’s on the local Melfort (105 and 750)and Prince Albert stations (99 and 900), and soon to be heard in Humboldt (102). She’s got all the info for you on seasonal FYIs, deals and upcoming things happening at Gateway. 

She’s been a great asset to the clinic since her arrival!

Kathy Eichorst

Client Services Representative

Kathy's Bio

Pet Peeve: People not saying please and thank you

Favorite Animal: Horses, dogs – favorite being Golden Retrievers and Yorkies

Super Power if you could have one and why: My Super power would be that people would try to look on the bright side of every situation.

My husband and I moved from Moose Jaw to this wonderful land of the north. I was raised on a mixed farm at Briercrest, Sask. As a kid growing up I would often be found out helping my Dad with the horses, cows and of course petting the barn cats, or helping him in the shop. I enjoyed countless hours of riding a Shetland pony and then a quarter horse, either chasing cows or pleasure riding. I enjoy working with the animals and their owners.

Welcome to Gateway Veterinary Services!
We look forward to taking amazing care of your beloved pet. Please be sure to contact us with any questions you may have. We’re here to provide a calm, relaxing experience for your family.


710 Hamilton Ave W
Melfort, Saskatchewan S0E 1A0
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Business Hours

Mon: 8 AM – 12 PM + 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Tues: 8 AM – 12 PM + 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Wed: 8 AM – 12 PM + 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Thurs: 8 AM – 12 PM + 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Fri: 8 AM – 12 PM + 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 9 AM – 12 PM
Sun: Closed
Available for emergency calls 24/7.

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