Our Team

Who We Are

We are the people who will care for your pets and livestock. Our staff members come from all walks of life and are united through our passion for animals. Every day, we work hard to make sure your animal friends receive the best possible treatment available. Find out more about the incredible individuals who make up Edson Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Anne Rogers

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Owner

Anne grew up in Pender Harbour, BC on an acreage with horses, chickens, dogs and cats. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After three years in the faculty of Agriculture at UBC, she was admitted to the WCVM in Saskatoon. She received her veterinary degree in 1999.


After graduating from vet school, Dr Rogers worked in Ogema SK until early 2003. In February of 2003 she started at the Edson Veterinary Clinic.  In 2010 she became a partner. Dr Rogers loves the variety and challenge of mixed practice. Cattle work and feline medicine are special interests. She really enjoys getting to know the clients and their families, and working with them to improve the health of their animals.


Dr Rogers sits on several boards, including the WCABP, the Food Animal Advisory Committee of the ABVMA, and the CABV. She has volunteered with various organizations within the community, including several years with the Kinette Club. She speaks to the local 4H groups each year. Teaching students from both veterinary colleges has been a big part of clinic life the last few years as well.


Dr Rogers and her husband Neil have two busy boys, Glen and Brody. The family participates in trail running in the summer, and hockey in the winter.  They enjoy skiing and snowshoeing when not at the rink.  Competing in Endurance riding on her horse, Ibn, is another passion.

Dr. Taylor Sobchuk

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

 

Dr. Sobchuk has been working at the Edson Veterinary Clinic for 10 years. Growing up in a small town in Northwestern Ontario, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since a young age. The small community of Red Lake provided lots of outdoor activities and even horse back riding. In her last year of high school her family moved to Thunder Bay where she had more riding opportunities, the chance to attend SHAD Valley and further her love of the veterinary profession.

 Taylor was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College after completing 2 years at the University of Manitoba under the Agricultural Faculty. After graduation in 2009, she moved from Red Lake, Ontario to Edson.

 

Taylor has a special interest in equine and canine medicine and obtained her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification in September of 2017 after a year of study.

 

When she is not working, she enjoys training her chocolate labs Gauge, Rim and Epic to compete in agility, flyball and dock diving. Her dogs have earned several titles in each sport. She also enjoys horseback riding and the great outdoors.

Dr. Yasmine Voegeli

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Associate

Yasmine grew up on a dairy farm outside of Didsbury, Alberta.  She completed an undergraduate degree in Animal Biology at the University of Alberta prior to starting her DVM at the University of Calgary.  She completed her DVM in the spring of 2019 and she enjoys working with both large and small animals.  She likes to read, snowboard, bake and has recently gotten back into running.

Dr. Jordan Laird (Bremmekamp)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Associate

Jordan grew up locally on a cattle ranch at Shiningbank Lake. She spent many years involved with the Peers 4-H Multi Club and graduated from Holy Redeemer High School. She went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2014. After spending 7 months in Texas completing a mixed animal internship Jordan returned home and spent the next 4 years working for the Mayerthorpe and Hilltop Veterinary Clinics. Now after returning from maternity leave, Jordan is very excited to be joining our team here in Edson and is looking forward to meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends. 

Dr. Alyssa Walthers 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Associate

Alyssa grew up in Calgary, Alberta. She moved to Halifax, NS for four years to play varsity field hockey and complete her undergraduate degree in Biology. Alyssa was then accepted to the Western College of Veterinary  Medicine in Saskatoon, where she completed her DVM degree in the spring of 2020. Alyssa has a fondness for all animals big and small, and particularly enjoys doing surgery. 

Alyssa likes spending time with her pets, playing sports and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding. She is glad to be back in Alberta, and close to the mountains once again. 

Lorene Stone

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Lorene Stone graduated from NAIT in 1998 as an Animal Health Technologist. She joined the Edson Vet Clinic in 2001. Lorene has a special interest in equine medicine and is a valuable resource here at the clinic. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her many well bred quarter horses.

Heather Aasen

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Heather graduated in 1998 from the Olds College Animal Health Technology Program. She began working at the Edson Veterinary Clinic in January, 2001. Heather brings a wealth of experience to all aspects of the clinic, but enjoys doing dental procedures the most.
Heather's spare time is spent cuddling cats and reading. She also enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and painting.

Claire Hobson

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Claire has been a Registered Veterinary Technologist since  she graduated from Lakeland College in 2014.  She joined our team at the Edson Vet Clinic the same year. She has one horse, one dog and two cats. When Claire is not working she teaches multiple styles of dance, enjoys horseback riding and working with her dog, Jive.

Jodie Best

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Jodie joined our team in October 2018, after moving back to Edson from Edmonton.  She graduated from Lakeland College in 2005 and has worked in small animal clinics ever since! Jodie has 3 dogs Pippin, Kit and Bridget and a cat named Bean. 

Kim Longpre

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Kim graduated from Olds College in 2007. She spent the next 12 years living in Sylvan Lake and working in a mixed animal practice in Rimbey. Kim moved to Edson with her husband in July of 2019 and has been happily working here since then. Kim has 3 kitties and many fish. 

Jessica Adam

DVM Student 

Jessica grew up in Robb, Ab and started volunteering with the Edson Veterinary Clinic when she was 16. She has wanted to work in the Veterinary field for as long as she can remember. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Health at the Univeristy of Alberta and soon after was accepted into the DVM program at St. George's University. St. George's University is located in Grenada, a small tropical island in the Caribbean. She is interested in small animal and exotic medicine. When she is not studying on the beach, she enjoys hiking, reading and travelling. 

Bailey Lineham

Technician

Bailey moved to Edson from Groundbirch, British Columbia, in 2014. She graduated as a veterinary technologist from Fairview College in 2015 and has been working at the Edson Vet Clinic since then. She has 3 dogs, one cat and 4 goats. Bailey loves working with cattle and any other large animals. When she is not working, she enjoys playing with her dogs, hiking, kayaking and kite-boarding.

Courtney Coulter

Kennel Assistant

Courtney moved to Edson from Manitoba and graduated in 2008 from a veterinary assistant program. She took some time out of the workforce to raise her son but she is very happy to be back working in the clinic! In her spare time Courtney enjoys working with her horses and adventuring!

Kristin Hokanson

Receptionist

Krissie moved to a farm Northeast of Edson with her family in 1994.  She was introduced to horses at that time and has been addicted ever since.  She graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 2008 with a  major in Design and Illustration.  She enjoys equine photography, creating hand drawn pet portraits and graphic design when she isn't snuggling her 2 cats.

Jordan Conarroe

Receptionist

I grew up here in Edson, and I missed it so much while away at college, that I moved back home once I was done! I graduated from NAIT's Photographic Technology program so when I'm not hard at work here, you'll find me out photographing weddings, familes and grad photos! When I do get time to relax I play baseball, lounge around backyard fires, and explore new places I've never been to before! I have a little orange kitten named Spud and I am excited to meet you and your furry family at our front desk!

Kit

Clinic Cat

This is our feline friend whom you may see wandering around the clinic from time to time. She enjoys doing her own thing and enjoys a scratch or two every once in a while.  She was born in the clinic on December 18th, 2016.

In Memory

Tiny

To learn more about our staff and services, call or email us.

Phone: (780) 723-3354

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