Animal health technologists provide primary support to veterinarians by caring for animals, and assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of companion and livestock animal health disorders.



Animal Health Technician/Office Manager

Shelley was raised on the family farm in small town Saskatchewan and knew early on that she would like to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She graduated in 1997 from the Veterinary Technician program at Kelsey SIAST in Saskatoon, SK.  She worked in small animal practice for 12 years before moving to Cranbrook in the fall of 2009 when she started as a technician at Tanglefoot Verterinary Services.  Since moving to Cranbrook, Shelley and her partner Lucas have been blessed with two very energetic boys.  They have recently moved to a small acerage and enjoy the ‘farm’ life with her big dog (Super) Nova. There are also cats including one not so little orange male named Little Kitty (named by the oldest son when he was 4 years old) and a Siamese type named Tako.   Because it would not be a ‘farm’ without chickens, there are also hens that supply eggs to the clinic staff and a very small, very noisy rooster named Q-tip.  Shelley keeps busy with her children, hiking and gardening and recently has taken over the Office Manager duties at the clinic. She will be switching roles at the clinic and hopes to further her education in office management in the near future.

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Animal Health Technician

Leeanne started working for Tanglefoot Veterinary Services back in November 2010, but was been a technologist since 2005 graduating from Lakeland College in Vermillion.  She moved to the Cranbrook area to join our team from Calgary, AB.  She lives here with her two boys Dayton and Aiden.  She also has a house full with 2 dogs Roxy and Trapper, and cat Scrapper.  In her spare time she enjoys mountain biking, reading and doing art work with various different mediums.


Animal Health Technician

Meagan started with us as a new graduate back in June of 2016.  She graduated from Olds College.  She has become an huge part of our team, and proven herself to have earned the title of Surgical Tech.  This means she gets the mornings organized and works very closely with the veterinarians to come up with a surgical plan.  She has a Warmblood mare named Molly and a mini Aussie named Finn to keep her busy when she is not at work.  In she spare time she enjoys hiking and riding.

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Animal Health Technician

Mary Lou grew up in a small town northeast of Calgary, and spent most of her childhood on her grandparents’ farm. It was there that she learnt her love for animals of all shapes and sizes. In her teen years, her parents decided that Forte Steele was where they wanted to raise their family. She has moved around many times, and in 1995 graduated from the Animal Health Technician program at Olds College in Alberta. She spent several years living in Kelowna, working at Tri­Lake Animal Hospital in the ICU. During her time in that position, she gained a great deal of valuable experience specializing in animal medicine and surgery. Despite several moves over the years, she has always considered the Cranbrook/Kimberley area to be home. She’s so happy to be back living in Kimberley, where she raised her two amazing daughters. Over the years, she has personally cared for many pets, to include birds, cats, dogs, a horse and fish. Mary Lou is currently animal free at home, only because she travels so much and it would not be fair to them. Instead, she gets to give love and attention to her daughters’ animals (my grandpups, a bearded dragon, and bird), as well as any others that she has meet through her wonderful career. She joined the team in 2014, and loves being a part of a team that works together for the care of animals and their owners.



Animal Health Technician

Angie joined the Tanglefoot team in 2013.  She graduated from Fairview College in 1997 and has worked in Williams Lake, Whitehorse and Cranbrook Vet Clinic.  Her speciality is equine medicine and is happiest when working with the horses.  Angie and her husband live in Jaffray with their three daughters, a cat, a dog and 3 horses.

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Animal Health Technician

Susanne started her professional life with an education as veterinary assistant, followed by studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Munich. Shortly after graduating she moved with her young family to North America where working as a veterinarian became a mission impossible due to licensing laws.

Never shy to expand her horizon, she studied photography and became an award winning photographer and owner of White Mountain Photography.

By joining the Tanglefoot AHT team she feels very fortunate to now be able to pursue both of her passions, working in the veterinary field and capturing the beauty around her with the camera.  Susanne loves Pilates and anything outdoors, especially hiking, horseback riding and gardening. And come winter, skiing and knitting.  She lives with her family and numerous animal companions on a small homestead in Wasa.