Dr. Uli Helvoigt


Uli is originally from southern Germany and moved to the interior of British Columbia in 1989.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry from UBC/UCC, and then continued on to get her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Uli launched Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in the spring of 2009, and has watched it grow ever since. She has done advanced training in both equine and small animal dentistry and has completed a vererinary chiropractic course.  She has  also been involved in all kinds of activities from endurance and competitive trail riding, natural horsemanship, jumping and dressage to dog agility, flyball and obedience training, to marathon running and mountain biking.  In her free time Uli spends as much time as possible with her family – husband Nathan and children Oliver and Miranda.  She also has a house full with her two dogs, two cats, horses, and chickens.

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Dr. Holly Munroe


Dr. Holly Munroe joined our practice in July of 2015.  Originally born and raised in Nova Scotia, Dr. Munroe spent much of her time in 4-H Light Horse and also playing soccer and basketball.  She went to school in Charlottetown, PEI and graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2011.  Prior to starting at Tanglefoot Veteerinary Services she had been working as a mixed animal practitioner in Peace River, Alberta.  Her areas of interest include reproduction, dentistry and surgery.  When not working at the clinic, there’s and good chance you’d find Dr. Munroe out on a river fly fishing – she is very excited about living in the Kootenays.

 Dr. Meryam Shillingford


Dr. Meryam Shillingford joined the Tanglefoot team spring of 2017. Meryam completed her Veterinary degree at the University of Calgary after gaining a Bachelor of Science in Immunology and Infection from the University of Alberta.  Originally from Edmonton she spent her younger years horseback riding, playing competitive soccer, and exploring the outdoors. Her interests include all animals large and small and she is passionate about emergency and internal medicine. When she’s not working, Meryam loves mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking with her dogs, and trail riding which makes her a long term fit for the East Kootenays!!

Dr. Jasmine Hardy


Dr. Jasmine Hardy joined Tanglefoot Veterinary Services in May of 2018. Jasmine obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary and graduated with great distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

Jasmine was born and raised on a family farm in Drumheller, AB and has been working as a mixed animal practitioner for the past four years in Ponoka, AB. Her areas of interest include small animal medicine and ophthalmology.

In her spare time Jasmine enjoys hiking, running, travelling and spending time with family, friends, her dog Specter, and her two cats, Jagger and Doug. Jasmine is very excited to be living and working in an area that is an all season recreational paradise!


Dr. Joanna Kouwenberg


Dr. Joanna Kouwenberg is from Prince George BC, but completed High School in Abbotsford.  Joanna attained an Animal Science Degree at U.B.C and her Veterinary degree an W.C.V.M. in Saskatoon SK, later doing an equine internship at Gilbert, Arizona.  She then went on to practice as an equine veterinaria in Colorado Springs, CO.  Joanna and her family have been in Cranbrook since 2009, joining the Tanglefoot crew in the spring of 2013.  On her time off, she likes to keep company with her husband and 2 boys, ride her horse Smoke, cross country ski, and knit.

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Dr. Greg Andrews

VP of Operations

Dr. Greg Andrews is an Equine Veterinarian who has practiced at Moore Equine in the Calgary for 35 years. During his career he practiced on most types of horses including racetrack, English performance, western performance and draft horses. Towards the end of his career he was the CEO of Moore Equine Veterinary Centre which became the largest equine practice in Canada. He oversaw the purchase of several equine and mixed animal practices in Alberta by Moore Equine. He has been the President of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, Western Canadian Association of Equine Practitioners as well as involvement with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Equine Canada. Greg has served on the advisory boards of the University of Calgary School of Veterinary Medicine and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. He initiated and currently chairs the Board of Directors of Inova Partners LLP, a successful veterinary software and management company that services large, complex veterinary practices worldwide centered out of Alberta and Texas.  Greg received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors after participating in the Directors Education program of the Rotman School of Business. His love out outdoor pursuits brought him to the East Kootany as he loves road and mountain biking, cross country skiing as well as many of the other options in this beautiful area. He truly enjoys acting as a business advisor to Tanglefoot Veterinary Services due to the great clinic veterinarians and staff as well as high standard of care exhibited.