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New Mcleod Vet Online Store!
We now have a webstore where you can purchase pet food and supplies. Everything you might need to care for all your pets, from sweaters and booties to prescription diets, supplements, and litter boxes. You can even purchase products for your exotic pets. Registration must be approved prior to making purchases, as only clients may make purchases. Please review all return policies prior to finalizing your purchases.
All orders are delivered to our hospital for pick up or you can pay an additional fee for home delivery.
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Notice: Clinic Closures
We will be closed the following days during the summer months:
September long weekend - Saturday - Monday, September 4th - 6th.
Thursday, September 30 - In observation of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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

Staff

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. One of the friendly compasionate doctors at McLeod Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Bob Newfield
Veterinarian

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, laser therapy, 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. Newfield is now retired.

Meet Dr. Alison Bowles. One of the friendly compasionate doctors at McLeod Vet Clinic.

Dr. Alison Bowles
Veterinarian

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. She shares her home with an energetic Golden Retriever named Téa. The Bowles family is happy to welcome 2 kittens to their household; Skylar and Charlie. Alison enjoys spending family time at the cottage, camping, baking or practicing photography.

Meet Dr. Jason Kellsey. One of the friendly professional doctors at McLeod Vet Clinic.

Dr. Jason Kellsey
Veterinarian

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 shares his home with his partner Lisa, 2 beautiful children, dog; Maverick, and 2 playful kittens; Olive and Milo.

Dr. Christie-Leigh Capper is one of the friendly doctors at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Christie-Leigh Capper
Veterinarian

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; Tarquin, and cats; Mazo and Jazz. She also has a love of reading, especially Victorian fiction and poetry. On weekends Christie-Leigh enjoys taking her dogs hiking in Riding Mountain National Park.

Dr. April Crump is one of the friendly doctors at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. April Crump
Veterinarian

Dr. April Crump graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She grew up in Winnipeg and has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember.

While Dr. Crump enjoys many aspects of being a veterinarian, she has a special interest in preventative medicine and feline medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Crump enjoys going for walks, yoga, and playing with her two cats Casper and Calliope.

Cindy Sontag is an animal health technologist with the friendly staff at McLeod Vet Hospital as well as the hospital manager.

Cindy Sontag
Hospital Manager/Registered 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.

Cindy can be found spending her time camping throughout the summer and gardening while at home. She is always up for watching the Jet’s game in the evenings while spending time with her cat; Oscar.

Meet our new assistant hospital manager, Zoe Surgeoner.

Zoe Surgeoner
Assistant Manager/Registered Veterinary Technologist

Zoe joined the McLeod Veterinary Hospital team this past December. She is bringing over 25 years of experience as an RVT. She will be joining our management team in the position of assistant manager.

Zoe has 2 adult children and a passion for running and enjoys spending her free time outside.

Barbe Parke is an animal health technologist with the friendly staff at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Barb Parke
Registered Veterinary Technologist

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 is an animal health technologist with the friendly staff at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Amy Weir
Registered Veterinary Technologist

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. In her spare time Amy enjoys reading and working on her house and garden.

Jennifer Peters is one of the compasionate animal health technologists with the friendly staff at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Jennifer Peters
Registered Veterinary Technologist

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. When not at work, Jennifer can be found reading or spending quality time with her boyfriend.

Carolyn Tschernow is one of the compasionate animal health technologists with the friendly staff at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Carolyn Tschernow
Registered Veterinary Technologist

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.

Krystin Sackmann is one of the compasionate animal health technologists with the friendly staff at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Krystin Sackmann
Registered Veterinary Technologist

Krystin came to McLeod to complete a Practicum placement in December 2020 as part of the Veterinary Technology Program and Red River College. She officially joined the team in May of 2021 upon completion of the program where she graduated with honors and was recognized for treating patients with compassion under her care. Krystin also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Winnipeg. In her spare time, Krystin enjoys camping and hiking with her terrier pup named Pepper.

Angelu Borjal is one of the compasionate animal health technologists with the friendly staff at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Angelu Borjal
Registered Veterinary Technologist

After welcoming Angelu to our practice for a practicum with Red River College, she joined the McLeod Veterinary Hospital Team in May 2020 upon graduation. Angelu shares her home with her fiancé and a lovely little shih tzu named Wacky. In her free time, Angelu enjoys cooking and taking care of her many varieties of house plants. Angelu is now a foster fail after adding Cloud, a mischievous feline, to her home.

Martina Korne is one of the friendly helpful, receptionists at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Martina Korne
Receptionist

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. Away from work Martina spends much of her time with her children and grandchildren. She loves to garden, paint and spend time at the cottage.

Ashley Chwartacki is one of the friendly helpful, receptionists at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Ashley Chwartacki
Receptionist

Ashley Chwartacki 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 is one of the friendly helpful, receptionists at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Carissa Shaw
Receptionist

Carissa Shaw started working at McLeod in 2008. She graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys spending time with her dogs; Akira, Gibson, and Noah, and her cats Maverick, Willow, George, and Harriette.

August Sontag is one of the friendly helpful, receptionists at McLeod Vet Hospital.

August Sontag
Receptionist

August joined the McLeod Veterinary Hospital team in the spring of 2018. She enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her cornucopia of animal companions. She plans on pursuing a career in animal or human medicine.

Angie Dwornick is one of the friendly helpful, receptionists at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Angie Dwornick
Receptionist

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; and her bunny, Cinnabun. Angie has plans to pursue a career as a Registered Veterinary Technologist.

Shanicia Ruddock is one of the friendly helpful, receptionists at McLeod Vet Hospital.

Shanicia Ruddock
Receptionist

Shanicia began as a volunteer at McLeod Veterinary Hospital during her final year of high school. She was then asked to join our staff in August 2020. This coming year Shanicia will be attending a local university in pursuit of a career in medicine.

Romy Scott is one of the friendly and professional veterinary assistants at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Romy Scott
Veterinary Assistant

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, and cat Sam. She also enjoys listening to music, reading and swimming.

Sherree Estrada is one of the friendly and professional veterinary assistants at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Sherree Estrada
Veterinary Assistant

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 a number of dogs, cats and birds, 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.

Lindsay Trautwein is one of the friendly and professional veterinary assistants at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Lindsay Trautwein
Veterinary Assistant

Lindsay joined the McLeod Veterinary Hospital Team in January of 2020. She graduated in 2017 from the Veterinary Assistant program at Robertson College and has been working in a clinic setting since. Lindsay and her family have been bringing their pets to McLeod Vet for over 20 years. The Trautwein house is full of animals from various rescue shelters. Taking care of them occupies most of Lindsay’s time but there is nothing she would rather be doing.

Spenser Pilon is one of the friendly and professional veterinary assistants at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Spensor Pilon
Veterinary Assistant

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.

Tate Starkell is one of the friendly and professional veterinary assistants at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Tate Starkell
Veterinary Assistant

Tate began her employment at McLeod Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2020. This coming fall she will be attending classes at Red River Community College with the end goal of becoming an RCMP officer. Tate and her family live with a couple of furry feline companions. When not working, Tate enjoys spending her time outside playing basketball.

Tien Nguyen is one of the friendly and professional veterinary assistants at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Tien Nguyen
Veterinary Assistant

Tien is a recent graduate from Kelvin High School. She joined the McLeod Veterinary Hospital Team during the summer of 2020. Tien is currently attending the University of Manitoba in the pursuit of a career in dentistry.

Evan Jones is one of the friendly and professional veterinary assistants at McLeod Veterinary Hospital.

Evan Jones
Veterinary Assistant

Evan began him employment at McLeod in the spring of 2021. He will be attending Red River College starting fall of 2022, with the goal of becoming a Veterinary Technologist. Evan loves to travel and cook though spends most of his free time with his Cocker Spaniel, Sabine.

Our furry on site feline.

Peggy
Clinic Cat

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.