Meet Our Team

Kristin Caldwell

Kristin Caldwell

RVT and Chief of Veterinary Operations

Kristin wanted to become a veterinary technologist after caring for her own dog as a child.  She spent many summers on a family farm and knew that she wanted to continue to care for animals as a career. 

Her goal with every patient visit is to share her knowledge with the pet or livestock owner. Our jobs are filled with a wealth of information and she enjoys teaching it to new staff, students and clients. 

Kristin shares her life with her husband and four children. They keep busy on their ranch of commercial and purebred Charolais cattle. They have three dogs Jess, Jed and Dibbles and three cats George, Pumpkin and Crush. 

Kristin lives and works by the philosophy You need to make time for the important things in life.


Lisa Mallory

Lisa Mallory

RVT and Practice Manager

Lisa was born in Winnipeg, MB but has lived all her life in Saskatchewan. Lisa attended SIAST and upon graduation in 1993 she started working at Prairie Animal Health Centre. In 2006, Lisa became co-manager for PAHC’s Weyburn and Estevan clinics. In 2012 her position changed to manager of the Weyburn clinic. 

Lisa enjoys the science of veterinary medicine, from understanding new products and techniques to doing detailed microscope work like cytology and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. 

Outside of work, Lisa has been involved with The Weyburn Humane Society, The Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists, The Saskatchewan Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association’s Professional Conduct Committee. Lisa received the 2004 Award of Merit from the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists. 

What brings Lisa the most joy is her family! Her husband Gerry, their son, 2 stepsons and her cat Baby complete her happy family.


Karla Hadlow

Karla Hadlow

RVT

Karla was born and raised in Prince Albert, Sk. She grew up in the city, but ever since she can remember, she has always had pets in her life including a rabbit, a hamster, dogs, fish, and birds. Karla’s grandparents got an acreage when she was 10 years old and this is where she got some of her experience with sheep, chicken, geese and rabbits. Ever since Karla was in Kindergarten, she knew that a career with animals was her calling, although she had a strong interest in welding and electrical as well as conservation. 

Karla completed her Veterinary Technician diploma from SIAST in Saskatoon in 2004. While going to school she developed a strong interest in working with wildlife. Shortly after graduating Karla came to Weyburn and started working as a RVT for Prairie Animal Health Centre. Karla currently is living in Weyburn with her pet family of 5 cats and 2 dogs.


Julie Chinski

Julie Chinski

RVT

Julie wanted to become a veterinary technologist because she loves animals and wanted to be able to take better care of her own pets. Julie enjoyed every minute of growing up on a dairy farm where they always had collie dogs and one in particular, Lassie, made her love the breed. Julie has a strong passion for her horses, and even has miniature horses and a donkey named George. 

Her goal with every patient visit is to make the visit as happy and pain free as possible. Your pet is sure to get lots of treats when Julie is your tech. 

Julie shares her life on the farm with her husband, two children and dogs Tag, Skye, Bailey and Ralph. Julie is very happy to be able to continue her education and has acquired her Equine Massage Certificate! She has attended many dog training seminars, including a few clicker expos. She currently teaches dog obedience/clicker training classes and is trying some agility classes too! Julie loves riding horses whether it’s reining, barrels, or just chasing cows. She also enjoys spending time with her family camping.

Julie lives and works by the philosophy of “Live each day to the fullest” and “Treat others as you want to be treated- with respect, fairness and caring”


Janelle Evans

Janelle Evans

RVT

Janelle was born and raised in the Weyburn area. She moved to Olds, AB in 2006 where she attended Olds College. She received a Diploma in Equine Production and Breeding in 2008 and continued on with her education in 2011 as an Animal Health Technician. Janelle has been a RVT at Prairie Animal Health Centre since she graduated in 2011. 

She currently lives on a cattle farm with her husband, Ken Evans and sons Liam and Isiah and daughter Grace. They raise Limousin cattle and have a small herd of show steer cattle. Janelle has added four horses and a miniature donkey to the farm as well. Of course, dogs and cats have always been a big part of Janelle’s life. She currently has 5 cats, a greyhound cross, and 4 border collies. Janelle’s future goal is to start competing in stock dog trials.


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Crystal Ruckaber

Veterinary Assistant

Crystal was raised on a farm south west of a small community called Parkberg (Home of Gainer the Gopher). Crystal attended school in Mortlach, SK, from Kindergarten until she graduated in 1997. Crystal’s family raised commercial cattle and ran a small grain operation. She was involved in 4-H for 16 years and then at the age of 21, she was no longer able to be a member of a 4-H program so she became a Leader. In 1998, she bought her first Black Angus Heifer and was able to continue showing. In 2004, Crystal’s family sold the cattle and family farm due to family health problems. Before Crystal moved to Weyburn, she worked for a small animal clinic in Moose jaw for 8 years as a Vet Assistant/Office Manager. Also, in that time, Crystal worked for Superior Meats, a meat processing plant out of Swift Current. Her position there was Manager in the Moose Jaw store for two years. In January of 2009, Crystal met her future husband in Weyburn, named Lyle Ruckaber. In November of 2009, Crystal made the move to Weyburn to be with Lyle. Shortly after moving to Weyburn, Crystal became a Veterinary Assistant of PAHC.  They currently live in Weyburn with their pet family.  Cats Lucifer, and Nutmeg and their pug Floki.


Mollie Saffery

Customer Care Coordinator

Mollie loves working with animals and with people and approaches every patient visit with the goal of making coming to the vet clinic a happy and positive experience for people and their pets.

Mollie and her fiance Cole enjoy their busy home with their dog Ella Mae, their cat Bella, and their 2 bearded dragons Barry and Rupert. 

Mollie believes that you only get to make one first impression on a person, so make it a good one.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed