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.


Dr. Kayla Bilsborrow

Associate Veterinarian
Kayla Bilsborrow is an associate veterinarian that joined the SPVC team in 2024. She spent nine years as a professional student at the University of Alberta and Western College of Veterinary Medicine before finally emerging as a veterinarian in 2016. She enjoys volunteering her professional skills in the community; one of her favourite experiences was hosting Pet Talk on 630CHED, where she pretended, she was famous while offering veterinary advice to local callers. She is particularly passionate about veterinary behaviour and positive veterinary care; she is Low Stress Handling and Elite Fear Free Certified, has taught puppy socialization classes and, in addition to offering behaviour consultations for a variety of behaviour concerns, she strives to create an experience both her patients and their families look forward to. She is often seen rolling around on the ground or wherever unusual location makes her patients most comfortable. She fell in love with a wooded acreage north of Stony Plain and moved to the area in 2018. When out of the office, Kayla spends her time alongside her husband and partner since 2006, adventuring with and attempting to corral the feral yet charming animals she calls children.


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.


McKenna Masse

Receptionist

My name is Mckenna, I am apart of the reception team. I went to Robertson Collage for the Veterinary Assistant program, and I worked at Crestwood Veterinary Centre for 2 years as a receptionist. The superpower I have would be the communication that I have with clients. I’m pretty good at reassuring very worried clients. I used to be in competitive all star cheerleading for 5 years, but I have since retired and now just spend quality time with friends and family and of course my fur babies. I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals in some way and I found it working in vet med. Fun fact about me is that I’ve been to Las Vegas about four times, it’s my favourite place to travel.


Sierra Olson

Receptionist
Bio Coming Soon!


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.


Elizabeth McBride

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Lizz’s love of animals goes back to when she was very little and remembers rescuing an orphaned group of ducklings and carrying them around in her ice cream pail. She has been surrounded by animals since then.
Lizz started her career as a volunteer and then a tech assistant in a rural Alberta practice in 2003 and soon became an Animal Health Technologist when she graduated from NAIT – Fairview Campus in 2006. (That’s 19 years ago!) Lizz immediately jumped into the challenge of emergency medicine, where she developed and honed her technical skills.
Lizz has spent time in general practice where she furthered her love of anesthesia and analgesia as well as nutrition. Lizz is committed to providing gold standard care to her patients, and a devotion to the pet parents who entrust us with the loving care of their companions.
Lizz keeps her life busy outside of the clinic with her husband, 2 active children, their lemon of a dog, 4 cats, one from college and 3 of which being foster fails, and many chickens. She somehow also finds time to volunteer in the community with Girl Guides!


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.


Kaitlyn Rose

Veterinarian Technologist
I was born and raised in Camrose, Alberta with my two cats Mickey and Suzie, my dog Kally, and my budgies. I have always had a strong passion for animal care and husbandry which led me down the path of veterinary medicine! I graduated from Olds College in February of 2024 from the Animal Health Technology program. During my time at Olds College, I had the pleasure of adopting my little calico kitty Ethel through one of the rescues the school works with. I completed my practicum in Camrose where I got to discover some of my interests such as monitoring anesthesia, small animal dentistry, and building relationships with clients and their furry friends. In my free time I am most likely spending quality time with my pets and family or working on a new art project.


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
Bio Coming Soon!


Caitlyn Weisenburger

Veterinary Medical Assistant

I am newly employed as a Kennel Specialist / Assistant at Stony Plain Vet Clinic and have lived in Spruce Grove for a total of eleven years! Ever since I was young, I have had a love for animals and always knew I wanted to do something regarding animals when I got older. Currently, I am a student at NAIT enrolled in the Animal Health Technology program to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. With a big love for animals comes lots of pets! My family and I have four dogs! When I am not busy studying or hanging out with my dogs I like to spend my time camping, fishing, or playing basketball.