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Tess (Desk Dog)
My name is Tess and I am a nervous nelly, but with a little baby talk, I tend to come out of my shell. I came with Dr Emily from her old clinic, and am very happy here at the Southwood Vet. You can find me under Dr. Bridget /Dr. Emily's desk in my custom made cave, or snuggling with my humans. I sometimes even come up front to get cookies over the counter from you nice people. I spend my free time running with my humans and getting picked on by my little sphynx sister "Creature cat" and my new little Red Toller sister "Tillie". I look forward to admiring you from a distance and who knows, you may even get a tail wag.
Dr. Bridget Harris has been practising veterinary medicine since 1983. She worked in numerous small animal clinics in Calgary until deciding to open up her own practice, Southwood Veterinary Hospital, in 2000. Dr. Harris is a very devoted practice owner who loves all aspects of veterinary medicine. She would like nothing more than to practice seven days a week. When she is not physically in the clinic she keeps in contact with her clients and staff.
Dr. Emily Ames graduated in the University of Calgary’s first veterinary class in 2012. She spent a year in mixed practice handling a variety of cases and patients but decided to start working completely indoors in 2013 and moved back to Calgary. She brings Tess, the bestest border collie and official desk dog in daily, be sure to say hi when the office door is open.
Animal Health Technician
Courtney has been an Animal Health Technologist for 13 years (and counting!) She began working with Southwood Veterinary Hospital almost immediately following her graduation from Fairview College in 2004. Courtney’s nurturing and empathetic nature make her a well-suited nurse for all of our patients, especially those who require hospitalization. Courtney has one cat of her own; ‘Sophie’ who was rescued as a kitten and has proven to be an irreplaceable member of the family. The aspect of being an AHT that Courtney enjoys the most is the rewarding feeling she receives from knowing that she is helping to make a difference in the lives of our clients and their pets.
Animal Health Technician
Courtney (other Courtney) graduated from NAIT as an Animal Health Technologist in 2013. She began working with Southwood Veterinary Hospital almost immediately following her graduation. Courtney’s love of animals combined with her attention to detail makes her a great asset to the Southwood team. At home, Courtney has a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix named “Milo” and a Border Collie named "Jasper". The aspect of being an AHT that Courtney enjoys most is the rewarding feeling is getting to know our clients and helping their pets.
Crystal is a huge animal lover! She was born into a dog show family and has been involved in breeding, training and loving Boxers all her life.
Crystal's years of retail management experience has made her a valuable member to our team, in both customer service and inventory control. When she is not working she enjoys spending time camping with her husband and dog Hunter.
Becca has been working in the veterinary industry since 2007. She began her career right out of high school working in two prominent Emergency Veterinary Hospitals. She started out in the industry working in the back with the animals as a technician assistant, but moved up front as a receptionist as she loves people and is always smiling! She has three furry creatures at home and a husband that keep her busy, as well as pet sitting for our clients when her time permits. She loves seeing everyone's faces, and their pets too!
Felicia came to Southwood Veterinary Hospital in 2015 with a Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate of which she graduated in 2011 with Honours. She worked at a busy 24hr Emergency and Primary Care Hospital in the north end of Calgary. She comes with a positive attitude and great multitasking skills making her a great contribution to the Southwood team..In her down time she enjoys hanging out with her Golden Retriever, Jackson. She has loved getting to know all of our clients and their furry friends.
Tiffany has been working in the Veterinary industry since 2013; she began her career once traveling to Calgary from Ontario. Tiffany has decided to further her education and is previously enrolled in the Animal Health Technologist program at Thompson Rivers University. She comes to this industry with a kind heart, passion and dedication in making a positive difference in animal’s lives.
Veterinary Office Assistantnt
Alicia “Ali” Graduated top of her class for the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Bow Valley College in 2013, she was recognized as the face of the program and was featured on the front page of the Bow Valley Business Magazine. She is very excited to start building a continuous relationship with all the wonderful clients and their fur-babies at Southwood Vet. On her downtime she enjoys spending time playing fetch with her rescue Border collie mix named Zelgius and cuddling with her pleasantly plump rescue cat Butters.