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Dr David G. Hamilton was raised on a mixed dairy farm South of Glenboro, MB. He graduated with great distinction from The Western College of Veterinary Medicine, in Saskatoon, in 1980. In the spring of 1980, David began working at Morden Veterinary Clinic and has been an owner since 1983. Over the years, he had developed a special interest in reproduction and production medicine in dairy and beef cattle. In 1984, David and his wife, Shelley (an Animal Health Technician), began offering Embryo transfer services to clients in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He has had the privilege to offer dairy production medicine services to many excellent dairy clients in Manitoba over the past 35 years, and looks forward to continuing to do so. He also provides a full range of services to beef cow-calf producers. A special interest he has developed in the last 15 years is collecting and freezing owners-use-only semen for many producers throughout Manitoba.
David has served on many Board of Directors. This includes; 5 years on the Manitoba Veterinary Services Commission, 8 years on the Western Canadian Association of bovine Practitioners (WCABP) - including a year as president, 6 years representing Western Canada on the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP). He currently serves on the Board of the Canadian Embyro Transfer Association (CETA) for the last 9 years and on the board of Midwest Veterinary Purchasing. In 2000, David was honored to be awarded the WCABP Bovine Veterinarian of the year.
David and Shelley are also partners with 2 of his brothers and their families in a purebred 500 cow Red and Black Angus operation. Hamco Cattle Co. is located at the farm south of Glenboro, MB. He enjoys helping to manage the large purebred operation as well as practicing what he preaches.
David and Shelley have 2 children, Derek and Julie. Derek is a chartered Accountant with BDO in the Morden/Winkler area. Julie is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and will graduate with her DVM in 2017. In his spare time, David enjoys curling, travelling and cheering on the Jets and the Bombers.
Dr. Rick Wiens grew up on a mixed grain and dairy farm South of Winnipeg in Glenlea, MB. He graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. In 1997 he and Dr. Mariko Boorberg were married and both were hired to work at the Morden Veterinary Clinic. Rick has always had a special interest in dairy medicine and spends most of his working hours with dairy, beef and horses.
Rick and Mariko (who has kept up her license but is currently holding down the fort at home) have been blessed with six children: Ben, Naomi, Anika, Paul, James, and Josh. This makes for a very full home life and little spare time. However, Rick also enjoys teaching Sunday School, coaching cross country skiing, mountain biking, and family canoe expeditions.
Dr. Earl Van Assen grew up on a mixed farm in Neerlandia, AB. He graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and came to work at the Morden Veterinary Clinic in 2006. He specializes in swine medicine.
Earl and his Wife Marilyn have 5 Children with another on the way; Zane, Kirk, Alec, Taryn, and Claire. In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey and woodworking.
Jacqueline Enns, DVM. Dr. Enns graduated from The Ontario Veterinary College with honours in 1995. Immediately upon graduation, Dr Enns worked at the Morden Veterinary Clinic. In 2005, Dr. Enns, together with her 3 partners, opened the Winkler Veterinary Clinic where she now spends her time practicing. It has been exciting watching the clinic grow from 1 vet at inception, to 3 in 2014.
Dr. Enns has served on her provincial veterinary council (MVMA) as a councilor from 2012-2015, has been involved in the local, equine 4H club as a head leader, and enjoys spending spare time with her horses. Dr Enns and her husband, Doug, farm cattle and grain near Winkler along with their 3 children; Ruth, Franklin, and Peter.
Dr. Jenesa Banman is a mixed animal practitioner with a small animal focus at the Morden and Winkler Veterinary clinics. Dr. Banman grew up near Winkler on a dairy farm. As a child, she had a strong interest in animals, and was inspired by the local vets, who later became her mentors. She attended Brandon University for her undergraduate studies and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012. She enjoys dairy medicine and attended the Summer Dairy Institute at Cornell University in 2011. Dr. Banman focuses on small animal internal medicine and has a special interest in dentistry and ophthalmology.
Dr. Banman and her husband, Harvey, chose to move back to Winkler after she graduated because of strong ties to the community. Jenesa has two energetic children Bethany and William. In her free time, Dr. Banman likes to unwind by playing piano or reading a novel. On a summer evening, you might see her walking or biking with her husband and kids in town.
Dr. Kerri-Rae Millar, DVM is a WCVM grad of 2007. Kerri-Rae was raised on a mixed farm near Miami, MB, where she spent many hours working on the grain farm as well as with the cattle (goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats). She attended school in Miami and was very involved in the community. Her love for animals, especially cattle, started at a very young age. After many years of being involved in agriculture and showing cattle, becoming a veterinarian was a logical choice as It combined everything she loved. Kerri-Rae has been a mixed animal veterinarian at Morden Veterinary Clinic since graduating in 2007. She spends most of her time working with dairy cattle as well as other large animals, but also enjoys the small animal part of the practice. Kerri-Rae is currently the past-president on the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners, and a director on the Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Lucus and her son Max as well as helping out at the family farm, being involved in the community, as well as playing hockey, curling, and spending time outdoors in the beautiful area we get to call home. She is excited to come to work every day both for the animals, as well as for the relationships she has built with the clinic team and many clients.
Dr. Stephani McLean is a mixed animal practitioner with a small animal focus at the Morden Veterinary Clinic. After hours, she may take call at Glenboro, Pilot Mound or Killarney Veterinary Clinics. She grew up just outside of LaRiviere on an acreage and always has been involved in the agriculture sector. It was at a very young age when she started volunteering at the local veterinary clinic and realized her dream to pursue veterinary medicine. Undergraduate studies were performed through the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, and she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Her passions include nutrition, dentistry, soft-tissue surgery and preventative medicine.
Dr. McLean and her husband, Don, currently farm close to Kaleida with Don's parents. With both having deep roots in the Pembina Valley, it only made sense to raise their son, Dane, and daughter Charlotte here. They have two special pets; an abyssinian cat named Ira, and a timid, Golden Retriever named Riley. Outside of work, Dr. McLean enjoys camping with family and friends, sports such as fastball, curling and taekwondo (currently a first-Dan black belt), and crafts/adventures with her family.
Dr. Ryan Koetke graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. He joined the Morden Veterinary Clinic in the fall of 2014 after attending the Summer Dairy Institute at Cornell University. Ryan was raised on a beef farm by Camrose, Alberta, where he developed his interest in veterinary medicine and spent a lot of time at several of the local veterinary clinics. Growing up with cattle also peaked his interest in reproductive technology, and provided opportunity to perform artificial insemination and later, embryo transfer with his own cattle. He likes the challenges of working on multiple species, and enjoys getting to know their owners.
Ryan lives on an acreage with his wife, Gillian, their, dog Anna, cat, Elsa and two of their horses, Cielo and Jaz. In his spare time, he enjoys working around the yard, going to cattle sales and helping out at his parents’ farm whenever he can.
Come in and meet our friendly, knowledgeable team. From left to right, Back; Shelley Hamilton, Julie Schmidt, Jamie Teichroeb, Sandra Driedger, Olyvia Loutchan. Front; Amber Steppler, Tracie Titchkosky, Madison Toews.
Missing from Photo: Trisha Gerbrandt and Carolyn Unrau