Our Team

Dr. Andrew Hodges

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Dr. Hodges was born and raised in Prince George B.C.  As a young man he was a very active outdoorsman; fishing, hiking, and horse packing in the mountains with his father.  After Graduating with a BSc in biology from UNBC he moved to Saskatchewan and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.  He joined the Sylvan Lake Veterinary Clinic  in November 2012 after moving with his wife Dr. Sandy Jameson and his two young children from northern BC.

Dr. Hodges strongly believes in proactive preventative medicine.  He has a special interest in dentistry and is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, a group for general practitioners with an interest in dentistry.  He is very excited to be in central Alberta and looks forward to exploring all the new areas to camp and hike.

Dr. Sandy Jameson

Dr. Jameson grew up in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.  She has always had a love for animals and enjoyed many pet cats as a young child and finally convinced her parents to buy her a horse at 12 years of age.  Shortly after, she became involved in the local pony club and developed an interest in 3-Day Eventing. 

 

This passion for animals lead her to decide on the path to veterinary medicine.  She began volunteering while in high school and after graduating high school, she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Zoology at the University of Calgary.  After completing this degree, Sandy moved to Saskatoon and graduated from Vet School in 2005.

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After graduating, she spent one year doing an internship at Caledon Equine Hospital in Ontario.  Then settled in Dawson Creek with her husband, Dr. Andrew Hodges.  After several years of mixed practice, Sandy and Andrew’s first child Sarah was born (2009) followed by their son, Travis (2011).  This led to several years of ‘practice’ as Dr. Mom.

 

Sandy is happy to be back in Central Alberta and excited to practice veterinary medicine at the Sylvan Lake Veterinary Clinic.

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Dr. Marv Mattson

Dr. Mattson grew up on a mixed farm in North Central Alberta. He graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After practicing in Alberta and British Columbia he joined the Sylvan Lake Veterinary Clinic in 1993. Since then he has been dedicated to the health and well being of the pets and livestock of Sylvan Lake and Area.

In his spare time, Dr. Mattson enjoys spending time with his wife Deanna, their four children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Babette Baskerville

Dr. Baskerville was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. After completing her Bachelor of Science at University of Winnipeg, she graduated from vet school at WCVM in Saskatoon in 1992. From there she practiced small animal medicine & surgery in Edmonton for 2 years before making her permanent residence in Rimbey. After 20 years in Rimbey, she began locum work in the central Alberta area which has led to her part time position at the Sylvan Lake Vet Clinic. She and her husband are raising 2 teenagers, one in college & one in high school, as well as 2 dogs & 2 cats. She is also a home based travel agent in her spare time and loves to go to the gym.

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Tara (tera) - Animal Health Technician

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Tara grew up on an acreage west of Eckville, where her love and interest of working with animals began. She received her education from Olds College and graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in 2005. Tara currently lives in Blackfalds with her husband Oom and their 4 furry children, chocolate lab Bubba J and their cats Cleo, Django and Amigo.  Her special interests include travelling, camping and spending time with her furry family.

Tara hope's to always be employed in the veterinary field and continue with her passion to help all animals big and small.

 

Tara has been a team member here since 2006.

Taylor - Animal Health Technician

Taylor originally grew up in Stoney Creek Ontario. She moved to Alberta to go to college and pursuit her career as a veterinary technician. She graduated from Lakeland College in 2009 and moved to Dawson Creek to start her career in a mixed animal practice. In 2012 she moved back to Red Deer and settled down with her boyfriend Ryan. They have two fur babies Molson and Chinook. In her spare time Taylor enjoys horse back riding, hiking, fishing and camping. 

 

Taylor has been a team member since 2019

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Briana - Client Care Specialist

Briana was born and raised in Soda Springs, Idaho and was married and moved to Alberta in 2000. Briana has a wonderful loving family complete with two dogs and many fish. Briana has lived in numerous places in Alberta, but been in Sylvan Lake for the last 7 years. She enjoys camping, spending time with her family, and loves animals.

 

Briana has been a team member since 2015

Haleigh - Veterinary Technical Assistant

Haleigh was raised on an acreage outside of Blackfalds where she grew up with her many cats and dogs. In 2018 she had completed the Veterinary Technical Assistant program at Olds College and has been working in animal shelters until joining our team. She lives with her dog Lucca and her cat Pippin who she loves dearly.  

 

Haleigh has been a team member since 2019.

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Ellie - Veterinary Technical Assistant

Ellie grew up in the UK and moved to Australia/New Zealand when she was 19 for 4 years. Ellie, her husband Zane and their kelpie cross Busgy, moved to Canada in March 2021.

Having always worked with animals, large and small, she felt working in a vet clinic was the next step forwards whilst living here in Canada.

Her favourite past times are horse riding, hiking with her family and camping.

Ellie has been a team member since 2021.