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.

Shelley

Shelley

Registered Veterinary Technician

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 live on a small acerage and enjoy the ‘farm’ life.  Like any technician she has many pets.  This includes a very energetic dog named Ashe and a cat; one not so little orange male named Little Kitty (named by the oldest son when he was 4 years old). Because it would not be a ‘farm’ without chickens, there are also hens that supply eggs to the clinic staff.  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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Angie

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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Susanne

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.

Abigail (Abbey) Bowie

Registered Veterinary Technician

Abigail (Abbey) Bowie is originally from Dawson Creek, BC, and came to us in spring 2020 with two years of experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Abbey completed her Animal Health Technology diploma with distinction from Grande Prairie Regional College in 2018. We put Abbey straight to work from her first day, and she is such a good fit it feels like she has been part of our Tanglefoot family for years. Some of her favourite areas of veterinary medicine include surgeries and exotic animals.

Lena Richter

Registered Veterinary Technician

Lena Richter has a B.Sc. degree in biology from UNBC, and completed her Animal Health Technology diploma from Thompson Rivers University in 2020. Lena completed her final 3-week practicum placement with Tanglefoot in May 2020, and it went so well we welcomed her back to join us full-time starting in June. Lena has volunteer experience with other veterinary clinics, the SPCA, a marsh-bird banding station and a wildlife rescue centre. Lena comes to us with strong skills and knowledge, and big smile and an even bigger heart.