Melissa grew up in Calgary surrounded by various pets that ranged from dogs, rabbits, hamsters, and fish to horses. Her passion for all animals large and small started at a young age with her first dog, a Sheltie named Laddie, which her parents assured her was just as good as Lassie. Melissa has been involved in the local veterinary industry in varying roles for the past ten years. After graduating from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts, where she majored in Anthropology and double minored in Sociology and Business, she has decided to follow her passion for animals and pursue an RVT designation.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, and horseback riding with friends. At home, you can find her spending time with her dog Olive.
I grew up in BC and moved to Alberta in 2007. I met Krista in 2010; we got married and now have two boys. We are part owners of the Highview Animal Clinic, and although I work mainly from home, you will see me at the clinic as much as I can.
In my off time, I enjoy camping, hunting, hiking, shooting and strength sports. Daily walks with the boys are always interesting, and our vacations are usually about taking my sons to see family.
Animal Health Technician
I graduated from Olds College, Animal Health Technologist program in 1985 and started working at Highview Animal Clinic in January 2009. I have spent 35+ years working emergency and am now semi-retired working in our mixed practice.
I was born and raised in Calgary. I got married in 1991 and have 2 creative children, my daughter is a manager at Petsmart and my son is currently studying education majoring in physics at the U of L.
We currently live on an acreage south of Calgary with two dogs, two cats and two horses. Outside of family, work, 4-H, polo-cross, and gardening, I am enjoying a new endeavour on conditioning myself and my horse for endurance trail.
Animal Health Technician
I graduated from Olds College with a diploma in Animal Health Technology in 2020. As part of my final semester I completed a practicum here at Highview Animal Clinic and afterwards accepted a job which included a move to High River with my cat, Tuff.
I have always had a passion for animals and am so grateful I get to do what I do every day. I love the hustle and bustle of the job, getting to see all the cute faces that come into the clinic, and feel especially thankful when we get to send them home happy and healthy.
I grew up in Calgary, but always loved to visit my family farm in Duffield and enjoyed time with my aunt’s horses in Strathmore. On my days off, I spend time with my chatty cat, and go into the city to visit family and friends.
Animal Health Technician
Although I grew up in Edmonton, I am not your typical city girl. Before graduating from Lakeland College in 2021 with my Animal Health Technology diploma, I completed my certificate in Bovine Science. Growing up, my grandparents always had cattle on their farm in Barrhead, which helped me to find my passion for large animals. Accepting a job at Highview Animal Clinic led to a big move to High River with my fiancé.
I always dreamed of helping animals and have dedicated my whole life to them. I enjoy seeing how similar pets look to their owners, which is more common than you may think! On my days off I like to visit with family or go camping, which is very exciting now that I am so close to the mountains. I only have one pet, Theo the bunny, but will for sure add to my furry family in the future. I look forward to meeting you and your fur-babies soon!
Animal Health Technologist
I was born & raised on a mixed farm near Milk River, Alberta and am a graduate of the Olds College Animal Health Technology program. Following graduation, I worked in various mixed & small animal practices until the call to raise a family hit my husband & I in the late nineties.
This led to several years of staying home to raise our three amazing girls, who are now young adults in various stages of post secondary education.
We reside in the Davisburg area of Foothills County, on an acreage that we have been at all our married life. I have always had a love of animals & our four-legged family currently includes 3 horses, 3 cats & 2 dogs. I love doing all things family, including hiking, camping & skiing, but also have a passion for kickboxing, horseback riding, gardening, long walks with my dogs & time with a good book or good friends.
I began working at Highview Animal Clinic in November of 2019, & have loved getting back into the veterinary life.
I was born in Alberta but moved numerous times while growing up to many different provinces, ending up back home in Alberta, where I stayed home for 10 years with the support of my husband to raise our three amazing boys.
Once our kids got older, I enrolled at Bow Valley College, where I received my Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate. I started working at Highview Animal Clinic in October of 2013.
In my spare time, I like to read, spend time with my husband and kids, and go out for walks with our Maltese Jake.
Chanda joined the Highview Animal Clinic team in 2018.
She has been in the customer service industry for over 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and gardening.
Chanda is known to be very polite and courteous to all of our wonderful patients, so feel free to start a conversation with her when dropping your animal in for any veterinary service.
Been around all animals large and small since the day I was born! And have wanted to be in a vet clinic since I was itty bitty too.
I’ve always been in the rodeo world, Rodeo Hall of Famer Dave MacDonald is my papa so you could say it’s in my blood! I entered my first junior rodeo when I was 4 and started my trick riding career with my twin sister at 7 until the age of 16. I’ve been all around the world rodeoing, now I team rope about 3 times a week and almost every weekend! I have 6 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 11 chickens & a snake!!
I’m so happy to be on Highview’s amazing team.