Victor Kernaleguen, DVM
Dr. Kernaleguen's Bio
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.
Favourite Animal: I couldn’t pick just one.. but if I had to narrow it down it would be horses, dogs and cats!
Pet Peeve: Really slow drivers.
If I could possess any super power, it would be: Teleportation (to avoid slow drivers and airports)
I was born and raised in Prince Albert. I graduated high school in 2013 and began working towards a biology degree at the U of S. After three years I was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. During the summers, I worked as a student in equine field service and my passion for equine medicine grew. I look forward to moving to Melfort with my horses, Wrangler and Tux, and my cats, Livy and Leia!
My interests include spin class, spending time at home with my family, fishing at the lake and watching my boyfriend play hockey!
Lacey Walker, DVM
Dr. Walker's Bio
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.
Kristen Kerrish, DVM
Dr. Kerrish's Bio
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!
Registered Veterinary Technician
Pet Peeve: When there is unfinished work
If I could possess any super power, it would be: To have all my work done by 5 pm
I grew up and currently live in Naicam, SK. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to one day work with animals. I volunteered at Gateway Vet Services when I was in grade 10, and it became my new goal to become a part of their team. After graduating high school in 2014, I started Vet Tech school. In 2016, I graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program. In 2017, my dream came true, and I began working at Gateway Vet Services.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Favourite animal: Cats! Otters come in at a very close second.
Pet peeve: When volumes or timers aren’t ending in 0 or 5.
Super power: To be able to read both human and animal minds.
Who I am and why I’m here:
I was raised in the small town of Bruno, Sk and have always had a love for animals of all kinds. Over the years, this love grew through multiple family and friend farm visits as well as through my lifelong best friend and my “second mom’s” love/interest in animals. Once I got to high school I knew for certain that I wanted to work in an animal-based career and that lead me to find out about the profession of Veterinary Technologists. Once I graduated high school, I took a big leap of courage and moved to Vermilion, AB to complete my 2-year Animal Health Technology course. I graduated in the Spring of 2018 and completed my practicum here at Gateway Veterinary Services. During that time I fell in love with the clinic and staff and was ever so lucky to be hired on at the beginning of summer. Since then I have become a Registered Vet Technologist and look forward to continuing my knowledge in the Vet Med field and meeting all of our clients/patients!
Finance and Human Resources
Pet Peeve: When people don’t follow through on their commitments
If I could possess any super power it would be: To be able to remember everything so I don’t have to rely on my 500 sticky notes
I was born in Melfort and have lived here my whole life. When I first found out my cousin Janine was opening a Vet clinic with Victor, I was so excited to be able to help out around the clinic and be able to see some really cool stuff. Considering Janine made my mom adopt a stray little kitten when I was a little girl that soon became my best friend, I had high hopes of getting more animal friends when she now had a whole practice of possible cute little kittens.
In high school, I had an early love of accounting and bookkeeping and nothing made me happier and give my friends more opportunities to tease me then when our 10th grade balance sheets balanced, and you know you did the whole assignment correctly. This led me into the Business Certificate Program though Saskpolytechnic. Once I graduated from that I did some bookkeeping for other businesses while completing my Business Accountancy Diploma online. This was probably the hardest thing I have ever done as a full time job and a full course didn’t leave a lot of down time. Right when I was about to finish my very last 2 finals for my diploma, I got the opportunity to come here to Gateway Vet Services to take on the roles of Financial Officer and Director of Administration. This was a really great choice in coming here as I get to do the job I’m excited about with a really awesome group of people!
Client Services Representative
Pet Peeve: When people do not fully commit to responsibilities.
If I could possess any super power it would be: To make people pay their accounts off and then I don’t have to wait for rainy days or whatever the excuse of the day is. Just click a payment button.
I really enjoy animals and learning how they are maintained by diet and proper vaccinations. I love working with people and seeing different types of clients and their pets. So, in my opinion, I have the best of both worlds seeing people and different animals on a daily basis.
Janine Kernaleguen, RVT VPM
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.
Megan Ross, RVT
Pet Peeve: Being Late/When others are late
If I could possess any super power it would be: Reading the minds of animals, it would make our jobs much easier!
I was born and have spent most of my life living in. Melfort. While growing up on a farm I developed a love for all things animal! After high school I pursued my dream in veterinary medicine, I graduated from SIAST as a veterinary technician in 2013. I had completed my practicum at Gateway and after working for 1 year in Martensville moved home. I began working at Gateway during the summer of 2014 and have been here since.
Head of PR & Marketing
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
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
She’s been a great asset to the clinic since her arrival!
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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
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