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Meet Our Doctors

Compassionate Veterinary care delivered in High River & surrounding areas

Highview Animal Clinic is locally-owned and operated and proud to serve the pets and families of High River, AB. We hope you’ll see us as a partner in your pet’s healthcare and call on us for anything pet-related.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Krista Gavel

I was born and raised in Antigonish NS, then attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro NS.

I was born and raised in Antigonish NS, then attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro NS. I completed three years of a B.Sc in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science before being accepted to the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown PEI.

After graduating in May 2008, I moved to High River along with my two cats Fozzie and Otis to start working with Dr. Dave Dempsey at Highview Animal Clinic. One year later I acquired a rescued racing greyhound named Sadie.

In 2010 I met my husband Joel and acquired a lab named Parker. We got married in 2012 and that same year we became part-owners at Highview Animal Clinic. In October 2014 we welcomed our first baby, a son named Lane and December of 2016 brought our second son, Frankie.

When not at work I enjoy playing volleyball, reading, camping, running, hiking, baking and making trips to NS to visit family and friends.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Meghan Shields

I was born and raised in Banff. I attended Olds College to complete my Veterinary Technician Diploma...

I was born and raised in Banff. I attended Olds College to complete my Veterinary Technician Diploma and then worked as a vet tech at Moore Equine for 2 years before deciding to go back to school to pursue veterinary medicine. I began a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biological sciences and then graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Calgary in 2021. I grew up riding horses competitively and have a love for all animals.

I am very excited to return to Highview Animal Clinic after completing two placements here. I am grateful for the opportunity to work in a mixed animal practice in a small community where I can build meaningful relationships with clients and their animals.

In my spare time I love going on adventures with my Rottie, Zeppelin, running, swimming, and gardening.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Regan McLeod

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Calgary...

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Calgary before pursuing my veterinary studies. I graduated from the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine program in 2021. I enjoy working with all species and am looking forward to a career in mixed animal practice.

When I’m not working I enjoy hiking, canoeing, running, baking, and reading.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jasmine Dueck

I was born and raised in Nigeria, and moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for my high school years.

I was born and raised in Nigeria, and moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for my high school years. I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Animal Bioscience in 2016, and then received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. I worked in a rural mixed animal practice in North Battleford, Saskatchewan for 2 years before relocating to High River. I enjoy the variety and diversity that working in a mixed animal practice brings.

When not working, I enjoy running, horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and visiting family in Saskatchewan whenever possible.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kimberly Stewart

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and I completed an undergrad in Zoology from the University of Calgary.

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and I completed an undergrad in Zoology from the University of Calgary. From there I went on to complete my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with Distinction at the University of Calgary and gradated in 2021. I completed a yearlong equine internship at Moore Equine after graduation and even though I have a strong passion for equine medicine, I still wanted to work with all the other four-legged furry creatures as well. I am looking forward to working in a mixed practice setting and the variety it has to offer.

When I am not working I enjoy riding horses, spending time with my fiancé and family and curling up with a good book.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sarah Kulle

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta with a love for animals from the very beginning. In 2020, I completed my undergrad in Zoology at the University of Calgary.

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta with a love for animals from the very beginning. In 2020, I completed my undergrad in Zoology at the University of Calgary. Recently, I graduated from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the Class of 2024. I enjoy working with all species and value building strong relationships with my clients. I am excited to be starting my career in the beautiful town of High River and look forward to meeting you and your animals.

When not at work I enjoy hiking, working out, crafting, and spending time with family and my cat, Scooter.