Border Veterinary Clinic

Welcome to our Practice

Border Veterinary Clinic, located in Provost, Alberta, Canada is a mixed animal practice owned and operated by Dr. Ian Goodbrand. Since 1992, the business has strived to meet the needs of all its clientele in East Central Alberta and across the border in Saskatchewan. The centre has grown in size since its inception; now supporting 7 veterinarians and a full complement of staff. Border Veterinary Clinic prides itself on customer service and patient care. It is the goal of the staff to continue to learn and advance in the profession in order to offer the best possible therapies available today. Welcome to our practice. We look forward to working with you.

Ian Goodbrand, DVM

University of Saskatchewan,

Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1991

     After graduating in 1991, Ian moved to Pierceland, SK where he started a large animal practice. In 1992, he purchased Border Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Norman Habermehl and has been practicing here ever since.

     His current role in the practice is owner and administrator of a large veterinary and medical support staff. His professional focus is beef feedlot consultation and herd health services. He is passionate about veterinary practice management and developing his clinic into a centre of excellence for beef production medicine.

Meet the Associates

Darren Waltz, DVM

University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1991

     After graduating from university, Darren returned to his hometown of Peace River, Alberta to practice veterinary medicine. In 1996 he joined the staff at Border Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian. His practice focus is large animal medicine and surgery with an emphasis on cow-calf production.

Marc Robitaille, DVM

University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1991

     Marc began practice in rural Manitoba with his own clinic which serviced the dairy, beef, PMU, swine and small animal sectors. In 2005, he moved to Border Veterinary Clinic and continued mixed practice with a focus on equine medicine and cow-calf production. Marc also spends considerable time on beef nutrition; making customized mineral recommendations.

Kristine Gartner, DVM

University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1995

     Kristine began her career as a veterinarian at Border Vet Clinic the summer after her graduation from Saskatoon. Four years later she left to try her hand at practices in Lethbridge and Lloydminster before returning to Provost and establishing herself permanently. Kris focuses on small animal medicine and surgery.

Claudette Theriault,

DVM

Nova Scotia Agricultural College 1987 BSc 

Atlantic Veterinary College 1994 DVM

     Claudette relocated to Unity, Saskatchewan to work in mixed practice after graduating from AVC in 1994. After eight years in practice she joined Dr. Goodbrand in Provost. She practices primarily small animal medicine and surgery but still loves calving season. Her current interests are small animal dentals, soft tissue surgery and internal fracture repairs involving pinning and plating.

Marie-Lucie Gendron,

DVM

Universite de Montreal Saint-Hyacinthe, Faculte de Medecin Vétérinaire 2002

University of Saskatchewan, WCVM Large Animal Field Service Internship 2003

     Upon completing her internship in June 2003, Marie-Lucie began work for Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-France in central Vietnam as a Project Coordinator for ACDENA. The project between the French and Vietnamese dairy and swine industries was eventually cancelled due to cooperative difficulties so ML moved back to Canada and took an associate position at Border Veterinary Clinic in Provost, Alberta. 

Christine Reinhart, DVM

University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine 2019

 

 

Christine grew up on a mixed cattle and grain farm outside of Lashburn, SK. After completing her degrees in Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine she is excited to join the Border Vet team as a mixed animal veterinarian.

Meet The Team

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Joanne Friedrich, RVT

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Animal Health Technology, 1991

 

 

As the senior RVT and Business Office Manager, Joanne's roles encompass accounting, payroll, inventory and purchasing, and daily hospital operations.

Gaylene Paulgaard, RVT

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Animal Health Technology, 1998

 

Gaylene is a senior RVT who has been with Border Vet Clinic since her graduation from NAIT. She is responsible for customer service including bookings and invoicing.

Danika Lang, AHT

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Animal Health Technology, 2015

 

Danika joined the BVC staff in 2018 as a Receptionist. She is responsible for customer service, scheduling, client purchase orders and inventory.

Becky Gregory, RVT

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Animal Health Technology, 2012

University of Alberta

BSc Animal Biology, 2008

 

Becky is a small animal RVT with a background in wildlife rehabilitation. She assists with medicine and surgery and particularly enjoys senior pet care and grooming.

Shauntelle White, RVT, KPA CTP

Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology, 2014

Karen Pryor Academy, 2018

Shauntelle is a small animal RVT. Along with her medical and surgical casework she is particularly involved in dietary recommendations and is certified in behavioural counselling.

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Justine Attwell, RVT

Lakeland College Animal Health Technology, 2014

Justine is a small animal RVT. She joined our BVC team with a background in emergency and critical care. She enjoys assisting in surgical procedures and is fear free certified. 

Tera-Lynn Oborowsky, AHT

Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology, 2011

 

 

Tera began employment at BVC as a large animal technician. She has a talent for customer service and is mostly found answering the phone and doing bookings.

Katy Bast, RVT

Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology, 2017

 

Katy is one of our large animal technologists. She enjoys equine work and is eager to learn all areas of the practice.

Victoria Rude, RVT

Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology, 2018

Victoria is one of our large animal technologists. She has an interest in animal behaviour and enjoys working with cattle and horses. 

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Erin Bahrey, RVT

Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology, 2021

 

Erin is one of our large animal technologists. She has a previous knowledge of working in a feedlot and is excited to be working with us in a clinical setting. 

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Rachel Feser, RVT

Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology, 2017

 

Rachel started as one of our small animal technologists in the spring of 2021. Rachel has previous knowledge of working in a feedlot and is making a great addition to our small animal team.

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Kelsey Bax, RVT

Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology, 2018

Kelsey joined our team early in 2021. She is one of our small animal technologists. Kelsey has been working in a mixed animal practice for the past few years and has fit right in with our small animal team.

Janelle Hartel, VMA

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Veterinary Medical Assistant, 2012

Janelle is our first VMA at Border Vet Clinic. She helps out in small animal with daily tasks. Her favorite part about working here so far is the small animal medicine.

Heather Paulgaard,

Daycare Provider

Heather has been on staff since 2007 at our private childcare service for employees' children. She cares for them all from toddler to teenager.

Marcie Boser,

Daycare Provider

Marcie joined our daycare provider team in 2010. She cares for a whole range of kids from baby to tween.

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Yvonne Johnson,
Daycare Provider

Yvonne joined our Daycare provider team in the fall of 2018. We are fortunate enough to have her part of our team taking care of the little ones.