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Our Staff

Joel Thiessen

Office Manager

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.

Christine Carswell

Animal Health Technician

After graduating from Olds College with both a Veterinary Medical Receptionist certificate and an Animal Health Technologist diploma, I began working at Highview Animal Clinic in 2015. The favourite part of my job is the challenge of the work – every day is different, and animals are always involved!

I grew up on a farm just west of High River, and have always loved animals. My husband and I now share our home with a dog and three cats.

Shelley Glatt

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.

Kristen Mills

Animal Health Technician

I was born and raised on a mixed farm near Champion AB and discovered my love for animals at a very young age. I earned my Diploma in Animal Health Technology from Lakeland College in Vermilion AB and started working at the Highview Animal Clinic in June of 2017.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time on my family farm with my husband and various animals.

Jayden Wagner

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.

Shelley Donnelly

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Taylin Boire

Veterinary Assistant

I graduated from Robertson College Veterinary Assistant Program in May 2021. Although I was born in Ontario, I consider myself an Alberta girl. I have lived in Okotoks since I was 18 months old. I started working at Highview Animal Clinic in June 2021.


When I started grade school, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and I always told people I wanted to be a nurse for dogs. I love all animals small and large and have had many pets growing up including a bunny, geckos, dogs, and fish. To the left you can see a picture of me and my best friend Ryder, he is a Red Australian Cattle Dog. He is the second Heeler that has been a part of my family.


In my free time I like to take walks with Ryder down by the river, hike, and go on road trips. I also love camping and spending time with my family and friends.

Kimberley Cabelguen

Veterinary Receptionist

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.

Terri McDuffe

Veterinary Receptionist

I was born in High River and have worked at Highview Animal Clinic since January 2002.

Chanda Casemore

General Receptionist

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.

Contact us

Highview Animal Clinic Ltd
1104 – 18 Street SE,
High River, Alberta T1V 2A6

 Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Service Area

High River and surrounding areas


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