Our Veterinarians

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.

Dr. Kylie Cousins

Dr. Kylie Cousins graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. Growing up on an acreage in southeast Saskatchewan, Kylie has always had an interest in mixed animal practice and the variety it provides! Kylie is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and a few areas of special interest include preventative medicine, animal welfare, and surgery. In her down time, Kylie enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors with her boyfriend Dylan and their rescue dog Ruger.

Meagan Carlson, Veterinarian

I graduated from the WCVM in 2011. I have been working in Saskatchewan in a rural mixed animal practice ever since graduation. I enjoy all aspects of mixed animal veterinary medicine with special interests in ophthalmology and surgery. Although I am from the small town of Battleford, Saskatchewan and did not grow up on a farm I have a special interest in large animal including bison , horses and beef cattle. (I love getting out preg checking in the fall and semen testing in the spring.) When I’m not working, I’m training for 1/2 marathons, in the gym enjoying CrossFit, or outside cross country skiing. My husband and I have two goofy, slobbery bull mastiffs. We enjoy camping in the summer and sledding in the winter.

Veterinary Technicians

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.

Kristi Harms, Registered Veterinary Technologist

Kristi is a new Registered Veterinary Technologist joining the Warman Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from Olds college in 2012. Kristi and her husband, Tim, live on an acreage just north of Warman with their two dogs, Stella and Crash, 2 cats, horses, alpacas, and chickens. Kristi enjoys riding her horse, Louie, attending Rider football games in the summer and spending time at their cabin at Chante Lake.

Dria, Registered Veterinary Technologist

Dria is a registered veterinary technologist who graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2017. Dria grew up on a beef farm just north of Duck Lake, and continues to spend many hours there during calving season. In her spare time you’ll see her riding her horses Coda and Sprite.

Ginger Rempel, Registered Veterinary Technologist

Ginger grew up in rural Manitoba and has always had a love for rural life and animals, most of all horses! She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in June 2021, and has worked in mixed practice ever since. Ginger loves the variety that the job offers, as every day is different and has its unique challenges. She is passionate about patient care and making sure her patients are as comfortable as possible! In her free time, Ginger enjoys outdoor activities, horse riding, traveling, learning new skills, and spending time with her friends, family and cat Georgie!

Cadance Thompson, Registered Veterinary Technologist

My name is Cadence Thompson, I graduated in 2020 from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in the Veterinary Technology program. I grew up in Warman, and always knew I would have a career working with animals!

I now live in Hepburn with my husband, Brennan and our daughter Oakleigh. I am happiest spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors. I love to travel and explore new areas of the world. I am very excited to start my new adventure at Warman Veterinary Clinic and look forward to building relationships with all the clients and pets I cross paths with.

Veterinary Assistants

Jill Pauls, Veterinary Assistant

I joined the Norsask team at the beginning of 2021 as a vet assistant. I grew up on a mixed farm a couple hours northwest of Warman and was involved in 4H beef, sheep, and light horse projects for many years, my love of learning more about the care and health of animals eventually led me to become an certified and insured equine and canine Bodyworker. I’m excited to work with the great staff at WVC as I continue to learn more about animal health and wellness and meet all your pets. I also enjoy playing sports, reading, hanging out with family and friends, riding and training my horses Angel and Spartacus and also my dog Luna.

Aline Lebastard, Veterinary Assistant

Hi, my name is Aline Lebastard and I joined the Norsask clinic in Warman in 2022 as a veterinary assistant. At the moment I am working on my first year of veterinary technology diploma. I grew up in a small town east of the Cypress Hills called Eastend on my family’s acreage. Over the years we have had lots of animals like horses, alpacas, dogs, cats and reptiles. When my partner and I met I was able to help out with his family’s beef herd to get experience with bovine. My passion and interest to work with all animals came into play at a young age. This passion has grown into the love of taking care and helping animals from large to tiny. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my partner and our four cats, riding my horses, motocrossing, racing BMX with my partner, baking and spending time with my family back at home. I can’t wait to meet you and your companions at the clinic.

Denise Giesbrecht, Veterinary Assistant

Hi! I’m Denise and I joined the Warman Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in fall 2022. I grew up on an acreage and enjoyed being around a variety of animals which eventually led me to become a veterinary assistant. I have a goldendoodle named Chezzy who I have unofficially trained as an alert dog for type 1 diabetes. I enjoy spending my spare time gardening, baking and camping. I look forward to joining the Norsask team and meeting all of your pets!

Dani Ornawka, Veterinary Assistant

I am very excited to join Norsask Veterinary Group at their Rosthern location in November of 2022. I have worked in the vet industry for over 10 years as a vet assistant and couldn’t imagine it not being part of my life. My passion for animals and my huge interest in their health and well being surrounds me in both my work life and my personal life, as my husband and I run an Equine facility just north of Rosthern. My love for horses and riding keep me busy as well as our flock of sheep, 3 dogs and numerous feline friends!

Office Staff Members

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.

Cassidy Meister, Office Administrator

Hi, I’m Cassidy! I have loved animals for as long as I can remember and they have played a huge role in my life. I currently have a dog, two cats, and my horse, Whiskey. Outside of work, I love to barrel race with the SBRA and take lake trips with my friends. I took my first year of the pre-social work program through the University of Regina last year before deciding my passion for animals was something I really wanted to pursue. I’m so excited to be a part of the Norsask team, I can’t wait to meet all of you and your pets!

Meagan Whittome, Office Administrator

I’m Meagan and I was born and raised in Saskatoon and have lived in Northern Alberta and Southwest Manitoba. I have been in the beauty industry since 2012 and also raise sheep! We recently moved back to the Warman area, and I am very excited to be joining the team at Warman Veterinary Clinic! I enjoy spending my free time with my family and my two Rottweilers-Harley and Doug. When Summer hits, I enjoy being on the motorcycle and enjoying the heat!

Lauren Bueckert, Office Administrator

Hi, my name is Lauren Bueckert and I joined the Norsask group in Rosthern in 2022 as a Veterinary Office Assistant. I have recently finished my dog obedience program at the Animal Behavioural College. I grew up on mixed farm outside of Davidson SK and have always loved working with animals of every size. My partner and I bought a farm of our own just outside of Rosthern, were we have chickens, a dog and two cats. I have also been gaining experience in the dairy industry on his parents’ farm. In my free time I enjoy training dogs, doing sports with my own dog, spending time with family, gardening, going camping and hiking.

Savanna Briere, Office Administrator

Hello! I am Savanna and I joined the Norsask Clinic in Warman in 2022. I was born and raised in Regina, and recently moved up to Saskatoon. I currently have two dog fur babies, Echo and Simba, but I grew up in a home filled with all sorts of animals such as reptiles, dogs, cats, birds and rabbits. This lead me realize how much I love animals and how much better I feel while being around them. In my spare time I like to be outdoors, go for walks with my dogs, travel and spend time with my family and friends. I am very excited to join the team and look forward to meeting and petting your animals!

Shelby Penner, Office Administrator

Hi! I’m Shelby Penner, a Veterinary Office Assistant. I’ve been with Norsask since July of 2019 after graduating from my Veterinary Office Assistant program. Working between both Warman and Rosthern clinics, I have experience with all animals. My husband Les & I have a beef farm just outside of Hague with our bonus child, Cohen, & our little girl, Emma. We have two fur babies, RJ & my old boy Mocha. After taking a year off to grow our family I’m looking forward to getting back to doing what I love with all sizes of animals & enjoying some much needed adult interaction.