"The Clinic That Cares"
Dr Andrew Hodges . Dr Sandy Jameson . Dr Marv Mattson . Dr Babette Baskerville
Low Stress Handling Certified Facility
Dr. Andrew Hodges
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.
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.
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.
Tara (tera) - Registered Veterinary Technologist/Practice Manager
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 Django and Amigo. Her special interests include reading, crafting, 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 since 2006.
Taylor - Registered Veterinary Technologist/Director of Medical Services
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 husband Ryan. They have two fur babies Molson and Sassy. In her spare time Taylor enjoys horse back riding, hiking, fishing and camping.
Taylor has been a team member since 2019
Danica - Registered Veterinary Technologist
Danica was born in Vanderhoof, BC and has lived in many places around the country. She always had a passion for animals and decided to make it a career. She graduated the Animal Health Technology program from Olds College in 2020. After graduating, she started her career working at a small animal practice in Prince George, BC. She moved back to Alberta earlier this year with her dog chase.
Danica has been a team member since 2022
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
April - Client Care Specialist
April grew up on a rather large mixed farming operation near Eckville and developed a passion for all animals from a young age. Growing up she wanted to be a Veterinarian, so is very excited and proud to be part of a veterinary team. Her favorite parts of this job is providing everyone with exceptional service and working as part of a dedicated and knowledgable team of highly trained professionals to provide compassionate care to all of our patients. She is also an advocate for preventative health for all animals. April welcomes a challenge and likes to challenge herself in trying new things and learning new skills.
She currently lives in Red Deer with her husband but loves the small town feel and sense of community that comes with working here. An interesting fact about her is that her favorite color is rainbow!
Outside of work she enjoys road trips, anything outdoors, gardening, baking and/or cooking, spending time with friends and family as well as volunteering in the community.
April joined our team in February 2023.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Both the office personnel and the doctor I saw were friendly professional and understanding."
"The staff were very welcoming. Treated my pet and I with such care."
"The service, attitude and feedback from all staff was very good."