Dr. Doug Bienia
Dr. Doug Bienia is a 1980 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Calgary, Doug is a partner at Norsask Veterinary Group as well as a partner in Emtech Genetics, a separate company that focuses on bovine reproduction, most notably embryo transfer and semen collection for artificial insemination. Doug’s primary interests are in bovine reproduction and dairy management. When he is not a busy practitioner of veterinary medicine, Doug is an avid stock car racing fan and driver. Watch for his #9 car in the SuperLate model class at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway throughout the summer.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres is a 1991 graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK. His origins from a Saskatchewan farm have contributed to his interest in rural mixed veterinary practice and the business management side of a veterinary practice. In addition to his duties as one of the veterinarians in the Norsask Veterinary Group practice, he is also a managing partner for the practice. John has been extensively involved with the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) on a number of committees, including a stint as the president of the Association. Away from the practice, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two adult children.
Dr. Andrea Petruka
Dr. Andrea Petruka is one of the partners at Norsask Veterinary Group. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and has been at Norsask ever since. She grew up in southeastern Saskatchewan on a grain and beef farm. She tries to remain involved with the family farm as much as she can. Andrea enjoys all aspects of the mixed animal practice and her main interests in veterinary medicine include pain management, companion animal surgery and companion animal dentistry. She has taken numerous courses in orthopedic surgery and dentistry and is pleased to offer high-quality dental services. She continues to focus on advancing her skills and will keep you posted on new things Norsask has to offer! In her spare time, Andrea enjoys cooking, gardening, motorcycling with her husband and spending time with her Basset Hound named Oscar and a Pug named Freddy.
Dr. Rodney Webber
Dr. Rodney Webber is a 2001 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Nipawin, Rodney was on a path to become a journeyman electrician before deciding to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. As a partner in Norsask Veterinary Group, Rodney is a full-time veterinarian in the practice with a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine. Whenever you see Rodney, look around and you will almost certainly find a Jack Russell terrier named George not far away.
Dr. Aimee Hayden
Dr. Aimee Hayden is originally from southern Alberta. She is a 2004 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Aimee has had a great deal of experience in mixed practices in Alberta and Saskatchewan and is very interested in all aspects of practice. In addition to her veterinary career, Aimee and her husband own and operate large cattle and grain farm. Dr.Hayden loves to spend time with her 4 growing children at home, as well as her newest addition Abbie, the Great Pyrenees.
Dr. Jesse Vargo
Dr. Jesse Vargo graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Before joining Norsask Veterinary Group in June of 2017, Jesse worked in a rural mixed animal practice. Jesse grew up on a mixed grain and beef farm in the south east section of Saskatchewan. Jesse’s special interest is in large animal medicine and surgery, although he enjoys all aspects of the mixed practice of veterinary medicine. Jesse currently lives in Warman with his wife and twin daughters, who keep him busy during his off hours. When he isn’t running after the girls Jesse enjoys playing hockey and slo-pitch as well as camping and being outdoors with his family. Jesse looks forward to seeing your animals, either in the clinic or on your farm!
Dr. Anne Hanbidge
Dr. Anne Hanbidge is a 2019 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up south of Saskatoon raising purebred Maine Anjou cattle on the family farm. Growing up with animals, all shapes and sizes, fueled her desire to become a mixed animal practitioner. In her spare time, Anne enjoys volleyball, basketball, cooking, gardening, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Veterinary Technicians & Assistants
Chrissie Engel, Registered Veterinary Technologist
Chrissie Engel is a Registered Veterinary Technologist in the Rosthern Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from the veterinary technologist course at Lakeland College in Vermillion in 2000. After a short stint at a practice in Alberta, she joined Norsask in 2000, first at the Warman clinic then moved to the Rosthern clinic in 2002. Chrissie manages the inventory in the Rosthern clinic as well as providing technical assistance to the veterinarians. She and her partner, Scott, have a dog named Emma as well as a cat named Pepper and two sweet children named Maria and Burton.
Shannon, Registered Veterinary Technologist
Shannon is a Registered Vet Tech who joined the Warman Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2019. She graduated from Kelsey SIAST in 2010. Shannon and her husband Bill live in Warman with their two sons, Daxter and Ryker. Shannon enjoys camping, being with family, travelling and exploring new places with her boys. Shannon is also a foster for Saskatoon Dog Rescue.
Emily Robinson, Registered Veterinary Technologist, Specialty – Nutrition
Emily is a Registered Veterinary Technologist that has worked at the Warman Veterinary Clinic since May 2014. She graduated from the SaskPolytech Veterinary Technology program in 2009. In 2018 Emily obtained her Veterinary Technologist Specialty in Nutrition from the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. Emily and her husband have a Weimaraner named Pluto (10 years) and two cats named Rascal (11 years) and Tia (21 years). Emily enjoys quilting, crafting, and gardening in her spare time, which is limited due to having a busy toddler at home. Theodore just turned 2. With her passion in nutrition she enjoys talking about pet food and loves to see every pet as they progress from babies, to adults, to seniors.
Caitlin Yorke, Registered Veterinary Technologist
Caitlin is a Veterinary Technologist at the Rosthern Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from the veterinary technology course at Lakeland College in June of 2017. Caitlin enjoys reading, hanging out with her dog Bandit and spending time with family in her spare time.
Brittany Fischer, Registered Veterinary Technologist
Brittany Fischer is a Registered Veterinary Technologist at the Warman Veterinary Clinic. She joined the practice in September 2018. Brittany graduated in 2015 from the Kelsey SIAST Veterinary Technology Program in Saskatoon, SK. Brittany grew up on combination grain and beef cattle farm in South Western Saskatchewan and tries to go home and visit family as much as possible. Brittany lives in Saskatoon with her boyfriend Richard. She enjoys kickboxing, reading and travelling and visiting family. She can’t wait to meet you and your pets!
Chantel Friesen, Registered Veterinary Technologist
Hi there! My name is Chantel Friesen and I am a 2019 graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in the Veterinary Technology program. I grew up on an acreage outside of Osler, Saskatchewan, and have always had a love for animals. I am especially fond of my pygmy X goats with Felix featured below. I am excited to start my career at Warman Vet Clinic to gain experience working with a variety of animals and to give them the best possible care. In my spare time, I enjoy riding my horse Ceeno and going kayaking.
Stephanie Fries, Registered Veterinary Technologist
I am Stephanie Fries, a Registered Veterinary Technologist that worked full time at the Warman location from Spring 2013 to 2016 and missed everything and everyone so much that I came back to work on Saturdays in November 2018. I graduated from Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB in 2002. My husband and I own a commercial beef farm close to Shellbrook. We have 2 horses, 3 dogs and 8 cats that also call our farm home. I look forward to seeing you and your pets again on Saturdays.
Office Staff Members
Marlene Lehmann, Office Administrator
Marlene Lehmann is the Office Administrator in the Rosthern Veterinary Clinic. She joined the practice in 2001. She was raised on a mixed farm in southern Saskatchewan and brings an extensive history of working in customer service industries to the practice. She has a daughter, Ashley, and a Border Collie named Cassie. She looks forward to meeting and assisting all of the clients at the Rosthern clinic.
Natalie, Office Administrator
Natalie is one of our office administrators. She joins our team with 6 years experience working in small animal clinics. She is enjoying learning all aspects of a mixed practice. Natalie, her husband Nathan and twins Everly and Arlow with their pets live on an acreage near Dalmeny and enjoy all aspects of country living often sitting by a fire or on the quads and snowmobiles.
Mackenzie, Office Administrator
Brand new to the clinic as of 2019. Animals have always been a huge part of my life. I have been riding horses since I was 5 years old, and continue to train horses during my free time. I worked at Petland for 5 years as a supervisor working with all types of small animals and exotics. For three years I have been working in a salon as a certified hair stylist but felt like I have lost my passion. In November 2018 I completed my Veterinary Office Assistant program and will now be working at the Warman location. On my days off I love to be with my Boyfriend Devin, my Border Collie Bella, and my Rottweiler, Diesel.
Shelby, Office Administrator
My name is Shelby Penner. I recently graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program in May 2019 with honors. I’ve had a passion for animals since I was a little girl and continue to fall in love with each and every animal I lay my eyes on. I’ve worked with small and large animals for most of my life and can’t wait to meet you and your pets! In my spare time, I love to spend it with my family, friends, and my Shih Tzu Mocha.
Sara Vickery, Office Administrator
I am new to Warman Veterinary Clinic as of 2020 and a recent graduate of the Veterinary Office Assistant program. I worked as an esthetician for 5 years but finally decided to pursue my passion in animal care. Although I’m considered a “crazy cat lady,” I love animals of all sizes. In my spare time, I enjoy baking and spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting all of you and your pets.
Dana Ball, Clinic Manager
Dana Ball joined Norsask Veterinary Group in October 2019 as the Practice Manager for both Warman and Rosthern Veterinary Clinics. She has an MSc in Animal Nutrition and has spent 15 years in the Animal Health industry. She is excited to take that experience and apply it in a clinic setting. Animals are a big part of her life and she and her husband, Al, have 2 Newfies, a Jack Russel, a cute mutt, and 3 cats that keep them busy. Dana loves a good game of golf, traveling, and hanging out with her husband on the motorcycle. She is looking forward to getting to know all the people and pets at both Norsask clinics.