Our Veterinarians


Dr. Paige Wark

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Paige’s love for animals started early; at age five she interviewed her family veterinarian for Career Days. She grew up riding horses and working with wildlife in Abbotsford BC before going on to complete her bachelors degree in Microbiology/Immunology at UBC. After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, she spent five years in a busy emergency practice in Regina, SK. She sharpened her skills in soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, ultrasonography and internal medicine. She and her partner Joel are excited to be a part of this amazing community and to raise their growing family here. Their fur family consists of a geriatric cat named Foster, a young mischievous cat Fiona and her whippet-mix Forza, who’s favourite activity is frisbee-fetch.


Dr. Arran Lamont

Veterinarian – Director of Medicine

1983-2022 – The Human and Animal world lost a truly original soul. You will be missed.


Dr. Camilo Acuna

Director of Medicine

Dr. Acuna attended veterinary school at Universidad de Conception in his home country, Chile. Camilo made the move to Canada in 2017 and worked at a 24 hour facility in Saskatchewan for the past 5 years prior to joining us at SPVC.

His interests in veterinary medicine lie primarily in surgery, emergency medicine, radiology and ultrasonography. He especially excels at echocardiograms (ultrasound of the heart). He is one of few veterinarians who performs echos in all of Saskatchewan and Alberta! It is important to him that he can make a difference in these patient’s lifespan and quality of life.

Outside of the clinic he enjoys soccer, tennis and sports in general. At home in Chile he has a kitty, Mancha who he gets to Facetime on occasion. In Canada he has one cat, Emmett and a dog Kobe.


Joel Lamont

Owner / General Manager

Joel is a former Geologist, who found his life partner in Dr. Paige Wark. Joel’s entrepreneurial spirit took him away from geology into a life of building and growing various businesses. From a small window cleaning business in Saskatoon SK, to a larger window cleaning business in Regina SK, to an international Roof Preservation company called Bright Green Roof, Joel has now entered the realm of veterinary medicine with the acquisition of Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic with his partner Paige. He now sets his sights on helping his partner Dr. Paige, his brother Dr. Arran Lamont and all SPVC staff, to provide outstanding medicine to our beloved companions while always serving the customer with integrity and honesty.


Practice Manager


Mariah Harkin

Mariah has worked in the Veterinary Field since 2011 and grew up in Morinville, AB. Mariah has a senior Rottweiler, Mya, and a busy son, Reid. Outside of work, you will likely find Mariah doing auto-body work and building trucks in any spare time she has.

Mariah’s favorite part about Veterinary care is providing clients with compassion, professionalism and bringing poise to the front line. Mariah spent many years managing various clinics and creating innovative ideas, providing clerical support, and exceeding visitor expectations in clinics she has worked at. Her adventure at The Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic started in September 2020. It is an opportunity for continuing growth, creating a trusting and supportive environment.


Receptionists


Melina Spycher

Receptionist

Melina moved to the Stony Plain area from Switzerland 3 years ago, after completing her master’s degree in Immunology. She has always had a love for animals and science, working at SPVC is a wonderful combination of the two. Melina has two horses and two dogs. Her favorite part about working as a receptionist at SPVC is to hear all the different pet stories and providing excellent customer service. In her free time, Melina works as an Equine massage therapist.


Lynnette Lukay

Receptionist

Lynnette has a an energy, drive and passion that is evident in her daily duties. She loves being a part of the team, and will often be found handing out treats to all the fur babies that visit. Raising koi and making pottery is her passion. Her favorite part of her job is communicating with the clients about their pets.


Sierra Olson

Receptionist
Bio and Photo Coming Soon!


Meagan Sterling

Receptionist

Meagan has a degree in Communications and has spent the majority of her career in the Marketing and Communications world. She has a passion for both storytelling and animals, which makes the Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic the perfect fit!
She is looking forward to learning all about animal wellness and care and building relationships with clients. After spending years in Stakeholder Relations, making connections and building relationships are specialties that come second nature.
Meagan is currently trying to convince her spouse that they should get a dog.


Registered Veterinary Technologist


Trina Stockill

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Trina graduated in 1997 and has enjoyed many years of working a learning about animals, big and small. When not at work, Trina enjoys introducing her young boys to all kinds of different animals that she is collecting on her little acreage. Her favorites are still horses! She also is learning the skill of Mounted Archery.


Kaylee King

Registered Veterinary Technologist

I attended NAIT and graduated in 2018 as an RVT. I’ve worked in both emergency and general practice. Growing up I worked in a doggy daycare, and always knew I wanted to work with animals. I am passionate about patient care and utilizing my skills as a technician. I have a green cheek conure named Chewy, 2 guinea pigs named Marbles and Cuddles, a cat named Molly and two dogs named Stitch and Lilo. I’m a mother of 2 young boys, we enjoy being active and spend most of our time outdoors.


Shannon Smith

Registered Veterinary Technologist

I am a hardworking adaptable RVT with an associate degree in applied sciences- Veterinary Technology. I have been in the animal care field in one form or another for more than 20 years. I have taken on many roles including Surgical co Ordinator, supervisor, trainer, and team lead. I have been a veterinary technician in 3 provinces. I have extensive experience in emergency medicine, surgery and clinic medicine. I am a Certified Master Groomer since 2003. I committed my 2 passions and focus on the elderly, sick and injured pets. I enjoy sewing, motorcycles and crafty things.


Hannah McCutcheon

Registered Veterinary Technologist

I grew up on a grain and cattle farm and have always been interested in animals and science and knew I wanted a career that contained both. I attended Lakeland College and graduated in 2021 as a RVT. I started off working at a wildlife rehabilitation center for my practicum and then found my way to a mixed animal practice in rural Alberta before I landed at SPVC. I have an interest in expanding my knowledge in animal nutrition starting from the science and ingredients behind different foods, to having conversations with owners to find the best food for their critters. In my free time you can most likely find me somewhere on top of a mountain, kicking around a soccer ball, or reading a book.


Kennel Specialists / Tech Assistants


Emily Schouten

Veterinary Medical Assistant

Grew up in a large family on an acreage here in stony plain. She loves to spend her free time outdoors camping, hiking snowshoeing, all things she can do with her dogs. She has loved animals since she was very young, and since 2018 has been working as an assistant in the veterinary field. She is working towards furthering her education in canine behaviour and training, an interest sparked by her experiences with her own dog.


Rachel Del Colle

Veterinary Medical Assistant

Rachel grew up on a small acreage here in Stony Plain, where she enjoys spending time outside with her animals, ranging in size from large to small. She began working in the veterinary field as an assistant in 2020, at the age of 16. Working alongside talented veterinarians inspired her to pursue a career in animal medicine which led her to the Pre-vet animal science program she currently attends at the University of Alberta. She enjoys spending her time outside whether it be trail-riding horseback, stirring up the mud on a quad, or even splashing around in the water with her golden retriever Bailey.


Morgan Weins

Veterinary Medical Assistant

Morgan has been a Stony Plain local for the past 3 years, she lives with her two children Emersyn and Bowen, dog Bella, cat Oscar and her many chickens out on her acreage. She has never had a pet less home and enjoys all animals no matter how big or small. She values the bond and unconditional love her animals give to her and her family. On her off time, you can find her camping, fishing, and exploring nature with Bella, her kids, and friends.


Hayley Oldford

Veterinary Medical Assistant