Take a moment to get to know the members of our team! Our staff includes one veterinarian, one office manager, one animal health technician and one receptionist. Contact our vet clinic in Edmonton today to schedule an appointment for your furry friend.
Dr. Mioara Anton grew up in Romania. At a young age, she chose to be a veterinarian. Her love of animals drove her to achieve her dream. She graduated from veterinary school in 1991 and practiced for 14 years. After arriving in Canada in 2006, she was volunteering and working in the veterinary field at clinics in Edmonton, including the Edmonton Humane Society. She is enjoying all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in surgery and dentistry. Mioara loves caring for families’ furry friends and helping improve their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, being a plant hobbyist and spending time with her family, pets and friends.
Dr. Mary Kooyman grew up in Central Alberta. At a young age her goal was to be a veterinarian. After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Saskatoon) in 1983, Dr. Kooyman practiced in the Edmonton area; initially in mixed practice; then emergency medicine and small animal practice. The past 10 years were spent working in the surgical department at the Edmonton Humane Society, performing hundreds of spay and neuter procedures. She also has performed hundreds of dental procedures, other soft tissue surgeries and orthopedics to repair animals prior to their adoption into new homes. Dr. Kooyman also enjoys solving and treating medical cases, plus discussing preventive care for pets. In her spare time, Mary enjoys horseback riding, particularly western reining, and trail rides with friends. Other interests include badminton; gardening and reading. She lives with her husband and two of their four children on a farm east of Edmonton.
Leah’s lifetime love of animals took her away from her position as Superintendent, Capital Planning and Coordination of Western Region Transport Canada to Royal Lepage Noralta where she worked as a realtor. She accepted a volunteer position at the Edmonton Valley Zoo where she continues to volunteer today. She later supported zoo growth through her work for the Valley Zoo Development Society first as executive director and later as director of revenue operations, where she raised funds and promoted awareness of the zoo, acting as a focal point for society liaison with zoo staff, the board and the broader community. Her duties included managing the zoo store and coordinating the Adopt an Animal Program and her favorite, arranging the sale of elephant art produced by Lucy, the zoo’s resident elephant. In April of 2012, Leah moved to the Edmonton Humane Society where she was hired to implement the new Prevent Another Litter Subsidy Program (PALS) coordinating all aspects of the program and acting as surgical assistant on clinic days. She was in charge of keeping the operation running smoothly as well as scheduling spay or neuter surgery. This included pre-surgery exam, treatment for parasites and immunization of approximately 2300 companion cats and dogs of low income families between June of 2012 and December of 2014. She brings administrative and customer service skills to Hamptons Animal Hospital/ Spay & Neuter Centre along with a varied skill set. She has a deep understanding of the animal-human bond, animal care skills and knowledge of animal enrichment, behavior and ethics. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and family that includes Jimmy, a five-year-old mixed breed dog from Siksika Nation and a few human children. She can often be found riding one of the family horses or devoting her time to volunteering in support of animal health and welfare with the Alberta Helping Animals Society and the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force. Although Leah would enjoy spending all her time with her pets, she also enjoys yoga, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Most of all, she enjoys when people and their pets are happy and healthy.
Rachel is a part time RAHT at the Hamptons Animal Hospital/ Spay & Neuter Centre. She has been working as a tech for 3 years and is planning to apply to vet school. She was born and raised in Edmonton and lives with her parents at the moment. She has loved animals since she was very little and has always loved the idea of working with them. She loves all creatures but has a soft spot for cows and smushy faced dogs like bulldogs. She enjoys tech work, especially helping with surgeries and likes to help with client education. In her spare time when she is not studying for school, she likes to read, bake, and play the violin. She loves walking, being outdoors, and travelling. She likes being in a busy clinic and enjoys all aspects of veterinary science.
Bonnie has always loved animals since she was a child, so it stands to reason that she would choose animal health as her career. She graduated from the animal health technology program at N.A.I.T. in 1996. Working at a variety of clinics in and around Edmonton for 12 years, she gained a wealth of experience. She was on hiatus from 2008 – 2014 to raise her family, then decided that veterinary medicine is where she was meant to pursue. She started working with the Hamptons Animal Hospital/ Spay & Neuter Centre in March 2014 and is so glad she has made this decision. Bonnie is so happy to be back doing what she loves.
She decided to change careers 6 years ago and leave the corporate world behind. She became a behavior specialist at the local Humane Society, analyzing dog temperament to ensure good quality matches between animals and potential owners. For the last year, she worked in the medical department where she really found her niche. She joined the Hamptons Animal Hospital/ Spay & Neuter Centre with, not only administrative skills, but also high interpersonal skills as well as a deep love of animals.
Originally she thought she wanted to be an Animal Health Technician. Then she thought she wanted to be a teacher. But her love of animals brought her back into the field and after a year and half of working as a receptionist and assistant at “Boyle Veterinary Services Ltd.” she decided it was time to move back to the city and joined Hamptons Animal Hospital/ Spay & Neuter Centre. In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with her 3 cats, she also loves to spend time with her family and friends, especially her 2 nieces.
Fluffy is our resident boss. He came to us from a rescue society and when we heard his story, we had to give him our fur-ever home. He likes to help all our patients and on a busy day, he feels he does not have enough time to give everyone the bedside care he thinks they all need! He is such a caring and fun soul and is a wonderful doctor/tech/assistant/receptionist! Yup! He does it all!
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