Dr. Sarah Allin is a part-owner of the South West Animal Health Centre and Associate Pet Hospital. She fulfills the role of manager of the Associate Pet Hospital. She works at both the Animal Health Centre and the Associate Pet Hospital as she enjoys working with both small and large animals. She was raised on a mixed farm north west of Eatonia, SK. Her interest in becoming a veterinarian began growing up with her family's cow-calf operation, as well as involvement in the 4-H beef project. She joined the team here in May of 2005 after graduating from WCVM. She, her husband, and three sons live on an ranch southwest of Swift Current.
Dr. Alison Eltom practices exclusively at the Associate Pet Hospital 3 days a week. She has a special interest in feline medicine but loves working with all small animals. She grew up in Terrace, BC. She graduated from WCVM in 1999 and then moved to Alberta to work at a small animal clinic. Alison joined the team at Associate Pet Hospital in the summer of 2008 and has been there ever since. She lives with her husband, Brett, and son, Drew, right in Swift Current.
Dr. Halderman joined the team in October 2018. She grew up in Climax, Sask. and then moved to go to school at WCVM, where she graduated in 2018. Since then, Dr. Terren has moved back near home on a farm at Frontier, Sask. with her husband, 5 cats, and 3 horses! Dr. Halderman is working 3 days a week as a completely small animal veterinarian at Associate Pet Hospital.
**Update** Terren is currently on maternity leave
Paige was raised in New York State and went to Veterinary School at Colorado State. She graduated this spring in 2020 and even though it was tough to get her over the border we are certainly glad she is here! She is working as a mixed animal veterinarian and will be splitting her time between Associate Pet Hospital and SW Animal Health Centre.
Bio to come
Kaylen ErskineRVTRegistered Veterinary Technologist
Kaylen graduated from Lakeland College in Vermilion AB in 2015. She then started working here at the Associate Pet Hospital as her first job as vet tech. Kaylen is originally from Assiniboia SK and enjoys participating in rodeo and sporting events.
Chelsea AmyRVTRegistered Veterinary Technologist
Chelsea is another one of our Saskatchewan girls, growing up in Conquest, Sk. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in 2006 at Lakeland College. She then moved to Regina where she worked at Sherwood Animal Clinic before deciding to move to Southwest Saskatchewan. Chelsea started working full time at the Associate Pet Hospital in February 2010. In her spare time she enjoys trimming and shoeing horses and spending time with her dogs and horse.
Taylor RoosenRVTRegistered Veterinary Technologist
Taylor has been with us here at Associate Pet Hospital for many years. Starting as a high school volunteer to graduating from the Animal Health Technology program at Lakeland college in 2018. She came back working as a tech for her first job out and is enjoying every minute of it.
Brynne DoerksenRVTRegistered Veterinary Technologist
Brynne is a home town girl and we are grateful she came back to us! She started as a high school student at both the Animal Health Centre and the Associate Pet hospital. She then went on to Olds College and got her diploma is Animal Health Technology in 2021. She did a practicum in Cranbrook and came back to Swift that spring. She is very athletic and excels in the sport of hockey, she played for her college women's team and now that she is at home she takes every chance she gets to get back on the ice. If you meet the sweetest, brown wavy haired young lady, thats her!!
Sabrina PennerVeterinary Assistant
Sabrina grew up Wymark, Sask. with her family who raised cattle, chickens, and dogs. Since then Sabrina has moved to Swift Current to work full time at Associate Pet Hospital. If you see her at the clinic she is most likely giving the cat and dog patients extra cuddles. Sabrina gives the clinic an extra dose of energy and happiness.
Shelby ThossInventory Manager
Shelby has been in Saskatchewan, and with us here at Associate Pet Hospital since 2017. She enjoys her free time traveling and exploring new places, photography, working on home projects, and simply enjoying life with her fiancée Aaron, and their 2 cats.
(She is pictured holding her furry friend Rusty, one of our Veterinarians cats.)
Tammy has been a wonderful addition to the team since 2015. She is the smiling face that greets you at the clinic. She enjoys spending her time off with her kids and animals at home. Summers are spent camping at the lake, playing an important role in 4-H, and spending time on her farm.
Lorraine Becker has been Saturday receptionist since September 2018. She retired from a pet grooming career and continues her passion for pets in the clinic by welcoming clients for appointments and food for furry friends.
Jaycee KleinVeterinary Assistant
I grew up on a ranch south of Moose Jaw, Sk. Growing up with cattle, horses, sheep, and goats has really grown my interest in working with animals. I moved to Swift Current in 2019 and graduated the Veterinary Medical Assistant course in Vermilion, Alberta in 2020. I live on an acreage near Stewart Valley with my husband, cat and two dogs!
Teagan BuddRVTRegistered Veterinary Technologist
Teagan grew up on an acreage north of Swift Current with many dogs, cats, and horses. She has always enjoyed science and being around animals, so a career in veterinary medicine just made sense. A month after graduating from the Saskpolytech Veterinary Technology program in June 2022 she started working at Associate Pet Hospital and has been loving it!