Meaghan Bellamy, Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)

Meaghan grew up in the big city of Calgary, Alberta, but quickly fell in love with small town life when she moved away from home to attend Olds College. Meaghan graduated with honors in June 2007 with a diploma in Animal Health Technology. After completing her practicum she went on to work in mixed practices in the Sundre and Olds area for 10 years before joining the Cremona Veterinary Clinic team in February of 2018. We are excited to have Meghan on our team, as she has many invaluable skills that will improve our patient and client experiences here. She is highly organized, knowledgeable, friendly, and truly enjoys working with our clients and their animals.

Meaghan and her husband Shayne currently live on their farm north of Cremona with their two little girls. They raise a small herd of beef cattle, have a few horses, and some dogs and shop kitties too! In her spare time Meaghan enjoys camping down by the river, gardening and spending time outside with the kids, playing slowpitch and curling in the local community league. In fact, she was a member of the Bellamy rink that won the C-final in this 2018 season! She also volunteers as a coach for Cremona Minor Ball and was one of the organizers of the last few years of Winterfest, Cremona’s large, annual multi-venue Christmas craft sale.

Meaghan thoroughly enjoys working in mixed animal practice and looks forward to the variety that it offers every day!

Samantha Bencharski, Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR)

Samantha grew up on a cattle farm north of Edmonton, and in 2018 she and her family moved to the Sundre area. She has always loved being around animals, and after an experience working at a veterinary clinic, decided that this was the career for her! In the spring of 2020, Samantha graduated from the Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR) Program at Olds College, and in October we were lucky to have her join us here at Cremona Veterinary Clinic.

When not working at the clinic you can find Sam doing all kinds of different things on the farm like playing with her dog Digger or her barn cats, but you will most often find her hanging out with the cows. She also likes spending her summers camping and quadding west of Sundre. Sam has quickly become an invaluable member of our support staff, and truly enjoys getting to know our clients and their animals.

Michelle Brown, VMR

Michelle was raised in Calgary, Alberta, and in 2017 she moved to an acreage just outside Sundre. Shortly after moving to the country, a unfortunate accident occurred with one of her dogs, resulting in a veterinary trip. A few stitches later, she knew that being in an industry helping animals was where she wanted to be!

In 2019, Michelle completed the Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR) course through Olds College, where she graduated with honors. She completed her 4-week practicum here and has been with us ever since!

While completing her education, Michelle was a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre just outside Madden, AB for two years. There she learned to work in a fast-paced environment and provide optimal care for recovering animals. She has also worked around horses in stables, which has helped build her confidence and knowledge about this species.

Michelle has been on maternity leave since she and her husband welcomed their new baby girl in December of 2020. We miss her very much and look forward to her return in 2022!

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