Meet Our Team

Meet the veterinarian & team of Sangudo Veterinary Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Dr. Ralf Sanders

DVM

Dr. Sanders moved to Sangudo, AB with his wife and 3 kids in March of 2013. He is a very active member of the community, and when not in the clinic can be found working on construction projects or spending time with his dog Diego who was rescued by the clinic.

Cheddar

Clinic Mascot

Cheddar has been with the clinic for a few years. He was originally brought into the clinic so we could help find him a new home, but he ended up adopting us! He spends his time hunting mice, keeping watch on the clinic and greeting clients. You can often find him lounging on the reception desk, curled up on a chair, or trying to break into the treat bags.

Jenna Jack

Client Care Specialist

Jenna was born in Mayerthorpe and currently lives in the area on a small acreage with her family and many animals. They have laying hens and ducks, a few dogs and a handful of cats. In what spare time she has you can find her lounging by a fire while out camping or reading a good book. She is known to binge watch a good show and is a hobbyist photographer. When you call the clinic you'll likely end up talking to Jenna and she is always happy to help out with whatever you need!

Brooke Palfenier

Veterinary Assistant

Brooke graduated from Lakeland College in 2016 with a Diploma in animal science technology. Brooke's favourite time of year at the clinic is calving season. Some things she likes to do in her spare time are work cattle dogs, go to rodeos and spend time with Austen and Ayda on the ranch.

Denni Sutherland

Veterinary Assistant

Denni is a VMA at our clinic. She has lived in the Sangudo area all her life and enjoys seeing the friendly familiar faces everyday! She spends most of her time outside with her two dogs Dally and Tibbs, and also has a cat named Missy and a horse named Tucker.

Mckenzie Hardie

Practice Manager

Mckenzie is the manager at our clinic. She moved to Mayerthorpe in 2018 with her husband and two dogs, Bowie and Nala. Mckenzie has worked in several small animal practices before coming to work in Sangudo. She spends most of her time coming up with fun new projects and events for the clinic. If she is not at the clinic, you can find her hanging out with her daughter and crafting!

Jordan Branden

RVT

Jordan graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. She grew up on a Dairy Farm and is very active in the horse and cattle community. She lives in the Barrhead area with her husband and kids on a cow-calf operation and has been with the clinic since Fall of 2016. In her spare time you will find Jordan working with her horses or travelling to rodeos.

Natalie Bachand-Lapointe

RVT

Natalie is from Edmonton, Alberta but, currently lives in Tiger Lily. Natalie has grown up with the veterinary industry close by, as her mother owns a small animal practice in the city. This is where her love of animals bloomed into wanting to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She attended Lakeland College, completing the Animal Health Technology program. Since completing the program, Natalie has learnt dentals are her favourite to perform. Natalie also grew up riding horses her entire life, and currently owns a beautiful American Quarter Horse, Harley. She also has two cats, Rusty and Gerry who she adores.

Janelle Walker

RVT

Janelle Walker is a provisional veterinary technician who graduated from olds college earlier this year. She has lived on a farm her entire life and has a herd of cows and cats, and 2 dogs