Our Team

 Tony Sopko

Dr. Tony Sopko

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine / Practice Owner

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

Practicing 1 year as a licensed veterinarian, Graduated from St. George’s University.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Batman.

More about Dr. Sopko

Dr. Sopko was born and raised in Grande Prairie, AB. He completed his Bachelor of Science through the University of Alberta. He attended St. George’s University for his veterinary degree and graduated in 2021 with magna cum laude distinction. After graduating from SGU, Dr. Sopko practiced mixed-animal medicine in the Grande Prairie area until deciding to pursue a practice-ownership route with Dr. Camille Adams. His special interests include surgery, emergency and critical care medicine, and diagnostic imaging.

In his free time, he is outdoors with friends and family hiking, camping, fishing, and playing hockey. He and his girlfriend have a dog named Mabel and a cat named Skinny Pete.

 Camille Adams

Dr. Camille Adams

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine / Practice Owner

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

Practicing 4 years as a veterinarian. Graduated from University of Calgary. 

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian for as long as I can remember.

More about Dr Camille Adams

Dr. Adams was born in Calgary Alberta. She completed her bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph, Ontario in 2012 and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Calgary, Alberta in 2018.

After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Adams took a job in Westlock Alberta working as a mixed animal veterinarian. She then took a job close to where she was living in Edmonton and worked at a specialty clinic for small animals. The following year in practice she started to work as a locum veterinarian in Northern Alberta and came to fall in love with Grande Prairie.

Dr. Adams has a special interest in surgery, dentistry, emergency and critical care cases and wellness/ preventative care specifically for the senior pets. She is working towards being able to provide orthopedic procedures and rehabilitation to her patients in the near future.

During her personal time, Dr. Adams enjoys running & hiking, travelling & spending time with family and friends. Her husband Logan, daughter Elodie and three rescue dogs Bow, Ryder & Paisley keep her quite busy, as does her love for house plants.

 Camille Adams

Dr. Carla budd

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

Practicing 16 years as a veterinarian. Graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine. 

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian.

More about Dr Carla Budd

Dr. Budd has been in practice for 16 years, working with both small and large animals. Moving here from Manitoba, Carla and her family found an acreage in the Beaverlodge area to call home and raise her three boys. 

Dr. Budd has a special interest in surgery and reproduction and in her free time she enjoys skiing, camping, swimming and biking with her family.

 

Molly Seaton

Molly Seaton

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Nurse

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

4 years as an RVT, graduated from GPRC AHT Program in Fairview.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

If I were a pasta shape, I’d be a ravioli because I’m a square and full of good stuff!

More about Molly

Molly was born and raised on an acreage North of Sexsmith where her family surrounded her with an abundance of critters. With several rescued dog and cats, a few pet goats, some pigeons, and the odd hamster. Molly wanted to be a part of the veterinary medical field since the earliest age she can remember. Molly attended the Animal Health program in Fairview, Alberta and graduated from the GPRC campus in 2018. Since graduating and working at a mixed animal practice in Grande Prairie for 3 years, Molly found a special love for dentistry, radiography, and shelter medicine. In those years, she has rescued the two loves of her life “Kiko” and “Papaya”, a dynamic cat duo that keeps Molly on her toes, and even accumulated a pet turtle, “Atlas” and Western Hognose snake, “Onyx”. When Molly has spare time, you’ll likely find her repairing her canoe after many long canoeing and backpacking trips in the Alberta and BC backcountry.

Katie Morrison

Katie Tews

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Nurse

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

5 years as an RVT, graduated from GPRC AHT Program in Fairview.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian or a waitress.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

Elbow macaroni. Simple, goes with anything, but goes best with cheese!

More about Katie

Katie has been an RVT for 5 years graduating from GPRC AHT Program Fairview in 2017. Katie has one dog named Boomer, a happy lab cross who loves snacks and walks and a big grey tabby named Gary who loves lounging. Katie enjoys spending her time camping in the mountains, paddle boarding, and drinking coffee. Katies interests in the clinic include taking blood, clipping/cleaning wounds, surgical prep and scrubbing into surgery to help!

Tiffany Duncan

Tiffany Duncan

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Nurse

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

Practicing for 14 years, graduated from NAIT Fairview campus.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Veterinarian.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

I would be a linguini noodle because I am super flexible and have a go with the flow personality.

More about Tiffany

Tiffany was born and raised in Nova Scotia before moving here to Grande Prairie for school graduating the Animal Health Technology program in 2008 from NAIT in Fairview. She has worked in mixed practice until 2014 where she decided to dip her feet into education. She taught at GPRC in the Animal Health Program for 8 years before joining our team. Tiffany has a special interest in CPR and anesthesia as well as a love for all things big and small. Her hobbies include horseback riding with her kids and horse family, cake decorating and spending time on their farm with her 3 dogs and 3 mischievous cats. 

Dayna Chapple

Dayna Chapple

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Nurse

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

Practicing for 2 years, Graduated from AHT program GPRC Fairview.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Veterinarian.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

The pasta shape I think I would be is macaroni. Because everyone likes macaroni. And I can multitask like no other, just like macaroni goes with anything!

More about Dayna

Dayna was raised in Northern British Columbia, growing up she had a small dog and a fish tank or two. Her fascination with vet medicine started at a young age, when she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up and the answer was always a veterinarian but later, she leaned more towards a Veterinary Technologist. 
When Dayna was finishing up high school, she volunteered at a clinic and eventually started a career as a Veterinary Assistant after graduating. A year later, Dayna attended the Animal Health and Technology program at GPRC Fairview and graduated in 2020.

A year after school, she moved from her hometown to Grande Prairie which has been her new home for about a year now. Dayna has three axolotls, which have gone everywhere with her the last two years, and they are all named after Greek Gods. Recently Dayna has added a spunky Golden Retriever (Dodger) to her family last summer and they have been doing a lot of obedience/ trick training. As Dayna’s interests in behaviour and nutrition have been her main focuses. 

Amanda Carmichael

Amanda Carmichael

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Nurse

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian or pediatric nurse.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

Tagliatelle – I’m a strong noodle that doesn’t break easily, even though life is usually going in ten directions at once.

More about Amanda

Amanda was born and raised in the County of Grande Prairie on her families beef cow operation.  Early exposure to so many animals developed her love for them at a young age. She is currently raising her own family on the same farm, sharing her love of animals with her husband and three children. 

Amanda graduated from the Animal Health program in Fairview in 2000, and has been at a local small animal practice ever since. She has so many favourite parts of working in a clinic but has a strong passion for client/patient care, communication and education. 

Her hobbies mostly include chasing her children from their extracurricular events – dance, volleyball, hockey, basketball, baseball, golf and horse 4H. Her family spends as much time as possible in the summer at the river, they have a beautiful camping spot where she can enjoy the summer days with her family and friends around her. Mostly she loves her time at home, the quiet time when everyone is around whether that be in a house, garden or a barn, spending time with the cows, horses, chickens, turkeys, cats or dogs oh and the newest addition a miniature fainting goat. 

Amanda Carmichael

Erinn Boyle

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Nurse

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

Practicing for 10 years, Graduated from N.A.I.T. AHT program in Edmonton.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Marine Biologist.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

I would be spaghetti casserole, because I am more unique than a single pasta.

More about Erinn

Erinn was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She relocated to Grande Prairie in 2014; where she is raising her two boys, cats and fish with her husband. The majority of her career she has worked in mixed animal practices but her passion is geared towards small animals and exotics. In her spare time you will find Erinn being a mom, crocheting and reading books.

Amanda Carmichael

Kaylee Shmyruk

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Nurse

How long have you been practicing veterinary medicine and where did you graduate from?

Practicing for 3 years, graduated from GPRC AHT program in Fairview.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An Astrophysicist and Astrobiologist.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

I would be a penne noodle. Fun, reliable and excellent for holding onto sauces.

More about Kaylee

Kaylee was raised near Dunvegan, Alberta. As a lifelong learner, Kaylee spent her early years with animals, connecting with nature, researching all things science, and being bewitched by the arts. While in school to become a Registered Veterinary Technologist, Kaylee worked for the Peace Regional SPCA and this is where her passion for animal behaviour began. She has been researching and working in animal behaviour for 5 years. After moving to Grande Prairie, Kaylee worked for 2 years with a mixed animal practice before joining the team at Railtown Animal Clinic. As a RVT, Kaylee has a passion for client education, compassionate animal nursing and animal behaviour. It is Kaylee’s mission as a RVT is to provide quality care for both animals and humans and to educate others on animal behaviour, cooperative care and science based positive reinforcement training. Kaylee is currently working on achieving her Veterinary Technologist specialty in animal behaviour.

Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer Nielsen

Veterinary Technician Assistant, Client Care Representative

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was little -like most people- I wanted to be an actress, so that I could entertain and bring joy to people.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

I would be a fusilli! The pasta always gives me nostalgia from eating them when I was a child.

More about Jennifer

Jenn is from British Columbia, and enjoys traveling, writing and being creative. Jenn has one fur baby (cat) named Freya. She is new to the veterinary world but is very excited to work with animals!

Katie Deleseleuc

Katie Deleseleuc

Veterinary Technician Assistant, Client Care Representative

How long have you been in the veterinary industry?

Over a decade!

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?

If I were to describe myself as a pasta; it would have to be Ravioli. Warm and comforting with lots of personality in the middle.

More about Katie

Like so many others, Katie is an East coaster who’s made the Peace Country her home for the past 10 years with her husband and twin girls.

Katie has always wanted to work in animal health and her passion has lead her to over a decade in the animal health industry. As a veterinary assistant, and fellow animal parent, Katie’s household zoo includes her cat, two dogs, 2 fish, a horse, and too many plants to name!

Some of Katie’s hobbies include bike riding, horseback riding, and snowboarding while volunteering as a ski patroller.