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Meet The Team


Veterinarian, Owner

Nathan Bernadet

With a strong background of over 15 years in internal and emergency medicine, advanced surgery and dentistry skills, and ultrasound training/experience, Dr. Nathan believes that the best care can only be delivered by combining experience and expertise with a compassionate approach to health. A longtime proponent that reducing stress and protecting the emotional bond of people with their pets delivers better health care, he responded to the hardships of the COVID-19 crisis to become the first Fear Free Certified Veterinarian in the Bow valley and the first application for a new Veterinary Service in Alberta since the outbreak. Dr. Nathan’s journey here has been an exciting one. He grew up in a small town in the mountains of Northern BC with some years in Zambia. His interest in animals grew early with having many pets. Over the course of his youth he started and ran a government sanctioned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and rehabilitated rescue dogs. After completing his undergrad with honors in 2004, he graduated with his DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. For both his patients and life in general, “make every day count” is Dr. Nathan’s motto. Quality of life and providing that to his patients is his top concern. In his few days off he can be found in the mountains, on the river, or at home doing intricate woodwork. At home he is always met by the purr machine ‘Cricket’ who runs to the door and jumps to his shoulders to snuggle his ear!


Registered Veterinary Technologist


Chelsea originally hails from Ontario where she graduated with her diploma in animal health technology. Years later when the opportunity arose she made the move to the mountains with her partner. As a technician Chelsea is a fan and skilled in many procedures that would make most other people squeamish and continues to add to her advanced skill set. Her calm collected disposition suits everyone well as this is quite reassuring to patients. In terms of hobbies she has a creative side and her quiet personality will surprise everyone with expressive homemade cosplay outfits at conventions. One of the things she loves most about living in the Bow Valley is the wildlife. While at work she misses her cat ‘Pixel’ and the guinea pigs ‘Frank’ n ‘Bean’, but the gophers in the front of the clinic named ‘Ezekial’ and ‘Tony’ are thankful for her protection from the magpies. Chelsea loves cuddles from all her patients and has an extra soft spot for big goofy dogs!


Registered Veterinary Technologist


Brynne grew up on a small farm in Saskatchewan and graduated from olds college before working for several years as a registered veterinary technologist. However, the wilds called and she spent a year traveling and placing footprints in 5 continents. She then returned to her passion in animal care and eventually made her way here where she loves the thrill of snowboarding. A team player, she played hockey through college and still loves to play in winter while switching to baseball in summer. She has a strong interest in surgery and client communication. She may look tough on her Harley Sportster but has a soft spot for the puppers and her Pyrenees looks more like a polar bear.


Client & Patient Service Specialist


Danielle has been a longstanding member of our team and familiar with both home visits as well as presenting a welcoming face of the hospital team. Her positivity, enthusiasm and caring stand out when it comes to facilitating getting to the bottom of your pets needs. She originally came from Bragg creek with her partner while her childhood dog ‘brother Lance’ still lives nearby giving her a soft spot for border collies and assisting pets as they age. She loves community life in the bow valley and visits to the farmers market assist her in cooking gourmet lunches of which the aroma makes everyone in the hospital hungry. Danielle and her partner have a very inquisitive cat named ‘Honeycomb’ who loves to go for leash walks and at home dictates many of the activities. If you see them around make sure to shake her paw as ‘Honeycomb’ has quite a bag of tricks!


Client & Patient Service Specialist


Josette originally hails from friendly Manitoba and brings the personality to match. She came to the Bow Valley for all of the outdoor activities! Hiking, camping, running and skiing, with less mosquitoes being a welcome bonus! She has a Bachelor of Science majoring in biology and has a large amount of experience working with zoo animals and wildlife as well as several significant roles focused on animal welfare. One of her most unique experiences was working with ground squirrels in South Africa. Josette takes significant joy in getting to know you and your furry friends as you come to the clinic and helping them to live happy and healthy lives.


Client/Patient Care Representative


Ciana grew up nearby in Okotoks and has a wide range of experiences working with animals for years and some experience in emergency hospitals. She is a valued member of the team as she has a methodical and gentle approach. She has fostered many pets and 2 of her 3 dogs were originally fosters that made themselves soo at home that they decided to stick around forever! When she is not at the hospital she is working on her schooling and as dog mom chauffeurs her dogs around to a full range of sporting activities. Her pups Ranger, Grizzly, and Maple always keep her busy whether they are biking around home, hiking in the mountains, or competing in tracking, herding, or jumping/swimming retrieval races!


Client/Patient Care Representative


Charles is a warm and gentle personality whose stature belies his big heart. He has significant experience in hospitality, health care, and social programs. Originally another eastern import but from the steel town of Hamilton, Charles these days much prefers to lay the steel edges of his skis into the side of a mountain. Charles has swam in every ocean, lived and worked on at least 4 continents, visited at least 50 countries, and yet this has to be one of the coolest places in the world! Charles loves helping people with the care of both their adventure buddies and cuddle friends as a core connection with the community. Helping people through a tough day makes Charles feel most connected and he believes it is an honor to help with the furry friends that mean the most to us.

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