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. Carmen Bell

Dr. Carmen Bell is originally from the cozy hamlet of Sangudo, Alberta. Raised on a hobby farm, she has a love of all creatures, big and small. She did her undergraduate degree in Edmonton followed by years of working at W.E.M in the Marine Life Department as an animal trainer. Carmen is a bit of a nomad, so when it was time for vet school, she moved over to Scotland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Currently, Carmen offers medicine and surgery for companion animals and exotics, with aspirations of branching into farm animal medicine in 2022. Additionally, she is amid taking an online herbal medicine diploma and aspires to offer both western and alternative medicine to her patients. Outside of work, Carmen loves yoga and is a Yoga Alliance 500hr certified yoga instructor. If you don’t find her with her nose in a book or at your local yoga studio, she is probably outside walking with her dog or on a quad somewhere on our great open prairies.

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.

Dr. Zeanna Halkyard

Dr. Zeanna obtained her DVM through the University of Calgary and graduated in 2022. She has been a part of the SPVC crew since October!

Client communication/ education, the human animal bond, and behaviour are some of her favourite areas within veterinary medicine. She has a special interest in reproductive medicine and will be looking forward to be able to help those clients interested in breeding services as she develops her skills in this field. She is looking forward to the continual learning that the industry has to offer; you can always learn something new everyday!

Zeanna currently has a fur baby named Leo, who is a King Charles Cavalier. Leo is also a “soon to be brother” to a baby Sheepadoodle named Cricket 😆. When not at the clinic you can find Zeanna outdoors, in the mountains or at a hockey or football game!

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.


Danielle Allen

Danielle grew up in Stony Plain her entire life and has been a part of the SPVC Family for 6 years. She always knew she would be involved in animal care in one way or another and working in a clinic was the perfect fit. Danielle’s favorite part of working at SPVC is interacting with clients and providing compassion and care on the frontline. In her spare time, Danielle teaches horseback riding lessons to children and enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, Molson and Hades.

Lynnette Lukay

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.

Mariah Harkin

Mariah has worked in the Veterinary Field for 11 years and grew up in Morinville, AB. Mariah has an 8-year old Rottweiler, Mya, a 3-year old Siberian Husky, Vader and a 7-year old 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 and creating new ideas, providing clerical support and exceeded visitor expectations in clinics she has worked at. Starting her new adventure at Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic is a brand-new opportunity for growth and new creations!

Melina Spycher

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Emily Johnson

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Trina Stockhill

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.

Julia Thompson

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Julia grew up on a farm in Alberta where the “farm life” sparked her interest in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon she proceeded to work at a 24-hour clinic in Regina, SK for 3 years. Working at an emergency practice gave her the opportunity to build advanced skills to provide high quality medicine for her patients. She has a special passion for anesthesia and strives for multimodal pain control and the best care for your fur-baby as they undergo any kind of procedure. She understands the stress owners take on when their pet must undergo anesthesia and rest assured, they are in good hands!

Julia also has many other interests in vet med such as the human-animal bond, training and behavior, and lab work where she mainly enjoys microscopic work such as cytology and hematology.

In her spare time Julia can usually be found reading or engaging in outdoor activities, such as cycling, hiking or training with her Border Collie, Morty! Julia and Morty love to engage in dog sports such as flyball and hopes to try agility and herding in the future.

Kelsey Polishak

Registered Veterinary Technologist
My parents say from a very young age they knew that I would be involved with animals when I grew up. If there was ever a cat, a dog, or even a bird, we had to try to find its original home. If we couldn’t find its home, a new one would be found for it. My grandparent’s farm was a place that I loved to be. I would always tell my grandfather to wake me up early so I could do the farm chores with him. We would collect eggs, feed exotic birds, feed the donkey and miniature horses, and of course play with the dogs and cats. I still remember walking with my grandfather through waist-deep snow to help deliver a calf. Pets have always been a big part of my life. I graduated from tech school in 2015. I shortly after found a special interest in nutrition. I currently have three miniature dachshunds, Charlie, Elly, and Odie.

Sarah Grimes

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Sarah has always had a passion for animals from a young age. She has been in the industry since she was 15, and graduated from veterinary technology in 2019. Straight from school she started working at an emergency clinic in Regina sk. She worked in emergency for two years before relocating to Alberta. Sarah joined our team June of 2021 and has used this opportunity to grow her knowledge in canine behavior among other things. Canine behavior and managing unwanted behaviors became a very important aspect of veterinary medicine to Sarah after struggling with unwanted behaviors from her very own dog, Koda.

Achara MacQueen

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Photo and Bio coming soon!

Kennel Specialists / Tech Assistants

Rachel Del Colle

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.

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.

Mckenzie Winter

Veterinary Medical Assistant
Growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan, McKenzie always knew her heart belonged to animals. With limited opportunities in the vet industry back home, she moved to Regina where she accepted her first position as a veterinary-assistant at an emergency practice. She learned a lot in her position; and it very much inspired her goal of becoming a veterinary technician. After only two years at the emergency practice, she was invited to join the team here in Stony Plain; She leapt at the opportunity. Currently, as a veterinary assistant, she has her eyes set on starting her schooling to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Living with what she calls her “live-in petting zoo”, consisting of her fiancé, 2 holland lop rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 1 skinny pig, 1 bearded dragon, 1 corn snake, 1 ball python and a giant European legless lizard, it’s no surprise that her heart and passion lies with exotics.

Dustin Erickson

Head of Special Projects
Hi everyone! I’m Dustin and this is my right-hand man Dax! My family moved to Stony Plain from BC in 2004 and have lived locally in Stony ever since. I first started working at SPVC in 2009 while in high school and part-time while completing my BBA at NAIT. Over the years I have performed many different roles continuing to be involved with the clinic in some capacity to this day (even if it just running to Costco to get supplies). Dax joined the SPVC family in 2015, he enjoys going to the clinic for visits and loves socializing with everyone there. I grew up with Blue Heelers most of my life and have always had a soft spot for animals of any kind. In my spare time, I enjoy going for walks with Dax, spending time with friends, skiing, and hiking.