101 1716 50 Avenue

Lloydminster, Alberta T9V-0Y1 Canada

(780) 872-7387

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Meet Our Doctors

Our amazing team of veterinarians. Dr. Hanley, Dr. Berg, Dr. Newman, Dr. Schachtel, Dr. Heaver, Dr. Rollack (not pictured), Dr, Russnak (not pictured) and Dr. Wennekamp (not pictured). We'd love you to get to know us better! Keep reading for our individual biographies below.


Dr. Daryl Hanley:

Why did you become a veterinarian?
I grew up on a dairy farm surrounded by animals and was completely captivated every time our farm veterinarian came out. From the age of 13, that is all I’ve ever wanted to do.
What is your goal with every patient visit?
To establish a connection/bond between the pet and the owner and my practice. My goal is for the client to feel that they had fantastic service and value.
Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?
Married to my vet school classmate Sonia Kollassa and we have a son Kelton and daughter Kamryn.
Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
Strive every day to make at least one connection with a client or bonding with their pet/companion animal. Sometimes it is just a phone call. Sometimes it is sharing in the loss of their pet. Sometimes it is celebrating the addition of a new puppy/kitten.


Dr. Corin Berg:

Why did you become a veterinarian?
Originally, the desire came from growing up on the farm and seeing the duties performed by the vet. This was especially true in seeing how they were required in emergencies – people needed their help and I wanted to become that person.
What is your goal with every patient visit?
My goal is always to greet the owner and patient with a smile and to either renew a bond that had already been created or to forge a new one.
Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?
My wife, our three children, our golden retriever and our DLH cat.
Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
Be honest with everyone and do the best that you can. Mistakes are only a problem if you don’t learn from them. Try to learn something new every day.


Dr. Trent Wennekamp:

Why did you become a veterinarian?
I grew up on a beef cattle farm and loved working with animals on the farm. I always admired the vets that came to do work on our farm, and thought that it looked like a great profession!
What is your goal with every patient visit?
My goal is that the client feels that their animal has been cared for in the best way possible.
Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?
My wife Rebecca and I have four sons, a dog (Hilde), and two cats (Flash and Skittles). We have a small farm called Four Sons Livestock with 35 cows, plus various 4H heifers and steers.
Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
Not really, but we are constantly harping on the boys to stay “Humble and Kind”.


Dr. Becky Newman:

Why did you become a veterinarian?
I am one of those people who knew, at the age of 10, that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up on our family farm near Kitscoty, and spent my days surrounded by creatures, great and small. My love of animals became my calling. In becoming a veterinarian, I realized the difference that I could make in the lives of animals and their people. Whether it is determining the appropriate preventive health care plan for an animal, working through a complicated medical case, answering the questions of a new puppy owner or helping an old friend pass with peace and dignity, I get to make a difference every single day.
What is your goal with every patient visit?
My goal is to educate and empower owners to help their pets and live stock live a happy, healthy, pain free life for as long as possible. I am a believer that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I hope that everyone I interact with leaves the vet clinic with new knowledge,the belief that we are in this together and knowing their pets'well being is my primary concern.
Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?
Family is one of my core values, and comes in many forms. As an owner of the Lloydminster Animal Hospital and Southside Veterinary Clinic, I am privileged to work with an amazing team of dedicated and caring staff, and I consider them family. We work hard, we have fun and we support each other every day. Outside of veterinary medicine, my husband, Dustin, and I are hard at work raising 2 curious and adventurous children, Nora and Owen. We share our acreage with our dog, Lucy, our kitty, Gyspy, a coop of chickens and a couple sheep! We love camping, hiking, gardening and enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors together.
Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
Veterinary medicine is an amazing profession and I am thankful every day for the opportunities it has presented me with. I have a strong passion for lifelong learning, improving my skills and being the best veterinarian (and person!) that I can be, so I can continue making that difference, every day.


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Dr. Joanne Heaver:

Why did you become a veterinarian?
I really enjoy the challenge of veterinary medicine as every day is different. Helping animals and educating owners are the best parts of my job.
What is your goal with every patient visit?
Our patients can’t tell us what is wrong with them, so it is essential to perform a thorough evaluation. Taking time to address owner concerns and making a plan going forward is crucial to every owner visit.
Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?
My husband and I adopted “Widget” from the SPCA four years ago and she has been such a good dog. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of dog training
Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
Be happy where you are. No one can tell you to be happy as it has to come from within.


Dr. Taryn Schachtel:

Why did you become a veterinarian?
My interest in veterinary medicine grew from caring for the animals on the farm as a kid. I enjoyed helping and nurturing the animals. As I got older, I became interested in the science, the medicine and working with people and animals to improve their quality of life.
What is your goal with every patient visit?
My goal is to listen carefully to the owner's concerns and to address each of them. I really enjoy getting to know every pet and their family.
Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?
My family includes my husband Brennan, our two kids Resch and Lyndi, our two dogs Skor and Sam, two horses, two ponies and our herd of cattle!
Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
Hakuna Matata! I strive to enjoy life and live in the moment, while learning from yesterday and working towards a better tomorrow. Respect for each and every person is a value that is very important to me.


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Dr. Chloe Rollack:

Why did you become a veterinarian?

What is your goal with every patient visit?

Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?

Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?


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Dr. Jill Russnak:

Why did you become a veterinarian?
A desire to be a part of the animal agriculture industry, working towards a responsible and sustainable food supply, without producing livestock myself.
What is your goal with every patient visit?
My goal is always to create a positive interaction between the patient, owner and myself so that, no matter the outcome, everyone involved goes away feeling like we’ve done our best.
Who makes up your family (pets and/or people)?
I grew up on a farm outside Viking, AB with my parents, a twin sister and two younger brothers. Currently, it’s just me and my dog. She is a loveable and energetic springer spaniel named Scout.
Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
Never stop asking “Why?”. A day is wasted if you have not learned something new. “Every person you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” –Bill Nye

Pet emergency? Call us right away at 780-872-7387! 

Welcome to the Southside Veterinary Clinic! We offer a comfortable and home-like atmosphere to welcome you and your pet. We are a full service, small animal clinic, dedicated to the health of your dogs, cats, and other wonderful pets. 

To allow us to serve you better, we ask that you phone us at 780-872-PETS (7387) or click on the "Request Appointment" link above to make an appointment for your pets prior to coming in.  This helps us ensure that there is a veterinarian available to help you without delay. If it is an emergency during business hours, if possible please call to let us know that you are on your way into the clinic and the nature of the emergency. We may need to prepare for your arrival or direct you to our partner clinic, Lloydminster Animal Hospital, for further diagnostics, treatment or intensive care. Our goal is to provide your pet with the best possible care! 

Should you have an emergency or require veterinary care outside of regular hours, you can reach an on-call veterinarian 24 hours daily by calling Southside Veterinary Clinic.

**All after hours calls will be seen at Lloydminster Animal Hospital.

That hospital is located at 6002 50th Avenue, Lloydminster, AB.

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Monday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:0 am

7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am

3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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