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Notice: McLeod Veterinary Hospital hosts regular Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) donor clinics. For information about upcoming donation dates and to find out if your pet is an eligible donor, contact us at 204-661-3334 or visit www.canadiananimalbloodbank.ca
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 previously chaired the Animal Health Technologist Advisory Committee at Red River College, and is a past board member of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, 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, cats; Squeak and Tia, and dog Maverick.
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 Honors degree in zoology. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
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 border collie Morag, spaniel puppy, Tarquin, and three cats Mazo, Sibley, and Jazz. She also has a love of reading, especially Victorian fiction and poetry and hiking in Riding Mountain National Park.
Dr. Emily Martens
Dr. Martens graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. 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 Charlie, Molly, and Seymour. Her hobbies include hiking, running, and yoga.
Hospital Manager/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 cat Oscar keeps her busy during her spare time.
Barbe Parke has worked at McLeod Veterinary Hospital since graduating from Red River College in 1986. Barbe has a special interest in dentistry and has years of experience in cytology. She shares her home with a cat named Twig.
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 and was hired upon graduation. Rhianne has a special interest in small animal nutrition and has become our Nutritional Advocate. Rhianne and her boyfriend share their home with a miniature goldendoodle, Kevin; 2 cats, Teeka and Clark, and a mouse named Bean.
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 home with her cat 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 their dog Bodhi.
Jackie started at McLeod Veterinary Hospital in November, 2018. She has loved animals since getting her very first pet fish at age 5. Jackie has a Bachelor of Arts and Education Degree from the University of Winnipeg and a Veterinary Assistant Certificate. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Red River College in May 2017. Jackie shares her home with 2 Pomeranians, a cat, and a crested gecko.
Ada graduated as a Veterinary Technologist in 2013 from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, in Saskatoon. Ada is passionate about fostering kittens and has a revolving door of furballs at all times! Fortunately, her own permanent residents are very welcoming and help teach everyone how to be a proper kitty!
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 Jensen 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, including 2 dogs, 2 cockatiels, and 1 budgie. 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 honors from the Veterinary Assistant Certification Program at Robertson College. Ashley enjoys sharing her love for animals with her own dogs Doris and Janis, cats Niklaus and Vladimir, 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 recently graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys spending time with her dogs; Meesha, Akira, Gibson, and Noah, and her cats Maverick, Willow, George, and Harriette.
August joined the McLeod Veterinary Hospital team this past Spring. She enjoys camping and spending time with her cats Tommy and Blake, and her dog Frank. August is working towards a degree in nursing and plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Angie began volunteering at McLeod Veterinary Hospital during her senior year in high school in 2017. Soon afterwards, she was invited to join our team as a receptionist. In her spare time, Angie enjoys spending time with friends and singing along to music. At home, she loves to snuggle with her fluffy Pomeranian, Laila. Angie has plans to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technologist.
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 spending time with her dog Sullivan, cat Sam, and skinny pig Frodo. She also enjoys listening to music, reading and swimming.
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 to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and become a Veterinarian. In his spare time Jeff enjoys playing volleyball and watching Netflix.
Carley shares her home with a Shepherd mix named Teddy, and a lovable Persian named Pistachio. She has completed the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Robertson College. Carley hopes to eventually continue her education with the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College.
Spenser initially joined the McLeod Veterinary Hospital team as a volunteer. He was hired as a veterinary assistant in 2018. Spenser loves sports and spends a large portion of his free time playing football. His family shares their home with 2 beautiful Huskies. Spenser plans to attend Red River College’s Veterinary Technology program.
Sherree Estrada is a graduate of the Animal Care Program at Sheridan College in Ontario. After graduation, Sherree worked at a busy small animal practice in BC for 15 years. Sherree’s family shares their home with 2 dogs and 2 cats, all of which were rescued from shelter life as seniors. In the future, Sherree plans to further her education to become a Registered Veterinary Technologist.
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.