The veterinarians at St Vital Veterinary Hospital are a very committed group, who work together as a team to provide empathetic, quality health care for the pets that share our lives. In a typical day, we may diagnose pet health problems, provide preventive health care through wellness testing and vaccination, prescribe medications for pets suffering from infections or illnesses, interpret laboratory and radiographic results and perform a variety of surgical procedures. Providing compassionate end of life care is also of utmost importance for our veterinary team. Our SVVH vets are very concerned with the health of the family and are quick to advise if there is any potential risk of transmission of disease from your pet. We treat your pets as we would our own!
Dr. Dawn Williams graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. At that time, she moved to Thompson, MB where she practiced small animal medicine. In 1998 Dr. Williams moved back to her hometown of Winnipeg and joined the St. Vital Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Williams knowledge of computer and information technology makes her the go-to when anyone has technical problems. Her hobbies include reading and surfing the internet. She shares her home with her husband Les and their many pets.
Dr. Jocelyn Beggs graduated with a BSc. Biology (Hons) from the University of Winnipeg, and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005; she has been at St Vital Veterinary Hospital ever since. When not at work, she enjoys photography, scuba diving, surfing and travelling with her husband. She has a special interest in Ophthalmology and Dermatology.
Dr. Tim Kraemer began working as a veterinary assistant in his teens. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba in 1997 and then worked for 3 1/2 years at the Health Sciences Center performing Cardiac Ultrasound. In 2006, he graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and began his veterinary career at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital. He shares his home with three cats: Olivere O’Malley, Gimli and Steve-O. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, reading, and watching football (Go Riders!).
Dr. Michelle Saydack graduated from the Royal Veterinary College University of London. She has practiced in the United Kingdom, USA and Canada. Dr. Saydack has extensive experience in emergency and critical care and a special interest in dermatology.