Notice: Open 7 days a week.
New Friday hours 8:00am-6:00pm, starting July 1st.
The staff at McLeod Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to serving you and your pets. We are all pet owners ourselves, and are looking forward to meeting you and your pet. As an introduction, we offer you the following bios.
Dr. Bob Newfield
Dr. Newfield graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Zoology and in 1979 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Most recently, Dr. Newfield graduated from the U of M in 2005 with an MBA.
He started McLeod Veterinary Hospital in 1983. Since that time, McLeod Veterinary Hospital has grown to a 5 doctor practice serving thousands of patients and clients offering newer technologies such as laser surgery, ultrasound and direct digital x-rays.
Dr. Newfield currently chairs the Animal Technologist Advisory Committee at Red River College, is an active board member of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, past board member of the Winnipeg Executive Association as well as a Veterinary board related position.
In his spare time, Dr. Newfield enjoys music and sports with a particular passion for cycling.
Dr. Alison Bowles
Dr. Alison Bowles graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba and then in 2002 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Bowles grew up in Winnipeg and always had a special place in her heart for animals. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was in kindergarten! She started her career at McLeod Veterinary Hospital the summer after her graduation from veterinary medicine.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Bowles spends her spare time with her husband and 2 children. Her family also includes a Golden Retriever; Téa, and her cat Kallie. She enjoys spending family time at the cottage, camping, baking or practicing photography.
Dr. Jason Kellsey
Dr. Jason Kellsey grew up in Virden, Manitoba. After graduating from high school, he moved to Winnipeg to pursue his post-secondary education. Several years into a career in civil engineering he embraced a change in his personal and professional goals, and began his journey to become a Veterinarian. He graduated in 2008 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and has been with McLeod Veterinary Hospital since.
Jason enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a special interest in soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography and senior wellness. He considers it a privilege to work with wonderful staff and clients who strive tirelessly to nurture the human-animal bond.
Jason’s personal time is spent with his 2 beautiful children and their 2 ferocious Dachshunds; Bailey and Bella, and 2 kitties; Squeak and Tia.
Dr. Christie-Leigh Capper
Dr. Christie-Leigh Capper grew up in Winnipeg, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in zoology. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and is thrilled to be starting her career at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.
She feels that one of the best aspects of veterinary medicine is the positive impact a veterinarian can have on the human-pet bond.
Christie-Leigh has always had a love of animals, growing up with numerous pets. She enjoys spending time with her cocker spaniel-poodle cross Greeley, border collie Morag, and four cats Mazo, Sibley, Jazz, and Feivel. She also has a love of reading, especially Victorian fiction and poetry and hiking in Riding Mountain National Park.
Dr. Emily Martens
Dr. Emily Martens is a recent graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Winnipeg and has known from a very young age that she would pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Martens spends her free time at the lake with her dogs Molly and Charlie. Her hobbies include hiking, running, and yoga.
Dr. Martens is excited to join the team at McLeod Veterinary Hospital and is currently accepting new patients.
Hospital Manger/Veterinary Technologist
Cindy Sontag graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in 2002. She came to McLeod during her second year of the program for practical experience, and has been here ever since. Cindy has since also completed the Management Development certificate program at Red River College. Her dog, Hailey and cat, Oscar, keep her busy during her spare time.
Barbe Parke has worked at the hospital since graduating from Red River College in 1986. Barbe has a special interest in dentistry and has years of experience in cytology.
Amy Weir started working at McLeod Veterinary Hospital in 2004 and graduated as a RAHT in 2008. Amy and her family share their home with a Siamese cat named Sneaker.
Rhianne Hallows graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in June 2014. She did her surgical practicum at McLeod and was hired upon graduation. Rhianne spends her time with her cats Teeka and Clark.
Jennifer Peters graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in June 2014. She was hired at McLeod upon graduation. Jennifer shares her house with a playful snowshoe kitten named Mink, and a leopard gecko named Sunny.
Carolyn Tschernow began her life-long dream of working with animals in 1995. She graduated from Red River College as a Registered Veterinary Technologist in 1999 and has been working in the field of veterinary medicine ever since. She was very excited to join the McLeod team when a position became available in May of 2015. Carolyn spends her free time with her family and senior cat Linus.
Lindsay graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in 2017 from Red River College. She did a work experience practicum at McLeod Veterinary Hospital during her first year and is excited to be joining the team. Lindsay shares her home with her Labrador/Doberman mix dog named Zoey and a Hermann Tortoise named Buddha.
Martina has been working at McLeod Veterinary Hospital since 2002, however she has been bringing her pets to see Dr. Bob since 1983. Martina and her husband are foster failures and their house is shared with dogs, cats, and even rescued fish.
Brittni Stowe has been with McLeod Veterinary Hospital since the summer of 2006. She has a huge heart for animals and currently has many of her own which include 3 dogs, 2 cockatiels, 1 budgie, and a collection of fish. Her life revolves around her animals 24/7, but that’s the way she loves it!
Ashley Celhar joined the McLeod team in July 2010 after graduating with honours from the Veterinary Assistant Certification Program at Robertson College. Ashley enjoys sharing her love for animals with her own dogs Ginger and Doris, cats Snowflake and Niklaus, and guinea pigs Paul and Patrick. Look for Ashley at the front desk at McLeod Vet!
Carissa Shaw started working at McLeod in 2008. She is currently enrolled at the University of Manitoba and is studying to become a dental hygienist. She enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs; Meesha, Akira and Noah, and her cats Maverick and Willow.
Orit Agbayev joined the team in December of 2010. She is a veterinary assistant and hopes to become a veterinarian. Orit is currently studying at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Agriculture. She enjoys working with animals and spends her free time playing with her dog, Layla.
Romy Scott joined the team in December of 2010. She graduated with honors from the Veterinary Assistant Program at Robertson College in June 2010. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her cat Woody and her dog Sullivan. She also enjoys listening to music, reading and spending time outside.
Maria Davis joined the McLeod team in April 2014. She enjoys her job working with animals and hopes to become an Veterinary Technologist. Maria enjoys playing violin, being involved in dance, and caring for her adorable puppy Bear.
Jeff Allen started volunteering at McLeod Veterinary Hospital in May 2015 and has since been hired as a Veterinary Assistant. Jeff attended the University of Winnipeg and holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Jeff plans is to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and become a Veterinarian. In his spare time Jeff enjoys playing volleyball and watching Netflix.
Carley Wiggins is excited to begin her career at McLeod Veterinary Hospital. She is near completion of the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Robertson College. Carley shares her home with a Shepherd mix named Teddy, and a lovable Persian named Pistachio. She hopes to continue her education at Red River College with Animal Health Technology.
Peggy came to us as a stray kitten late in 2016. She quickly stole our hearts with her unique personality and has become an important part of our team. Peggy has health issues which require careful monitoring therefore a home setting is not ideal for her. Peggy enjoys food, morning snuggles, chasing bugs, and lounging in sunbeams.