Meaghan Bellamy, 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!
Kelly Basawa, VMR, AHT
Kelly grew up in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and moved to Edmonton after high school. After working in a receptionist position for many years Kelly decided to go back to school to complete her legal secretary schooling. Upon completion, Kelly worked in a legal office, specializing in real estate for 20 years before deciding to make a MAJOR career change and follow her passion of working with animals.
In 2014, Kelly attended Olds College, enrolled in the Veterinary Medical Receptionist program. In 2015, Kelly completed her 4 week VMR practicum with us and then was hired part-time to fill in when needed. Due to her high grades, she was accepted from the VMR program into the highly competitive Animal Health Technology program (online learning format) at Olds College. Kelly is a diligent worker who was able to juggle her schooling while continuing to work at the clinic….Impressive!!!
Kelly graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in the summer of 2017, completing her 6 week practicum with us, and became a Registered Veterinary Technologist at the end of November, 2017. She had already made herself an indispensable team member by this time, so we are very happy that she agreed to stay on as one of our full time RVT’s.
Kelly resides in Cochrane with her husband Bill and their two dogs, Ireland and Cinnamon. We are very lucky to have Kelly as part of our team, as she is truly an ace when it comes to customer service, organization, and problem solving; and now we are lucky to be able to boast about her skills as a Registered Veterinary Technologist!
She is always friendly and ready to help our clients AND their furry 4 legged family members to have a positive experience here at the Cremona Veterinary Clinic.