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Victor Kernaleguen, DVM

Veterinarian

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

Veterinarian

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.

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!

Taylor Sunderland

Registered Veterinary Technician

Taylor's Bio
Favourite animal: Dogs

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.

Kendra Sorokoski

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kendra's Bio

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!

Lisa Richardson

Client Services Representative

Lisa's Bio
Favourite animal: Dogs & Horses

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

Executive Director

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.

Megan Ross, RVT

Medical Director

Megan's Bio
Favourite animal: Dog

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.

Laurie Urban, CPB

Chief Financial Officer

Laurie's Bio

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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.

Address

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.

Contact Info

Toll Free: 844-752-7387
Call/Text: 306-752-7387
Email: theteam@gatewayvet.ca

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