Meet the Veterinarians

Dr. Allison Bartel

Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr. Allison Bartel was raised on a mixed farm south of Jansen, SK. Her love of animals, especially the larger ones, lead her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Upon graduating, Allison and her husband Shawn, moved to southern Saskatchewan, where she practiced for 2 years. In January 2008, when the opportunity presented to purchase the clinic at home she didn't hesitate. Allison and her husband Shawn have three children: Cade, Kaylin and Mesa. They have some commercial cows and horses on the farm as well. Between the kids, their activities and the clinic, there isn't a lot of spare time but she does enjoy traveling, family and camping.

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Dr. Amy McLaren

Veterinarian

Dr. Amy McLaren grew up on a mixed farm northwest of Nokomis, SK. Her rural upbringing inspired her love of animals, both large and small, and she decided to pursue a career in animal agriculture. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004 and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After graduation, coming home to work at Watrous Animal Hospital was a natural fit. She loves the diversity of rural mixed animal practice and is passionate about beef cattle and companion animals. Amy and her husband Chris have three children: Tyson, Kylie, and Connor as well as a dog and two cats. In her spare time, Amy enjoys volunteering in the community, gardening, baking, playing piano, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Courtney Orsen

Veterinarian

Dr. Courtney Orsen grew up on a mixed farm NE of Hanley, SK. Her love for animals and science was inspired by growing up on the farm, and that love grew throughout her post-secondary education. Courtney studied Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan and then continued on to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated from in 2021.

During the summer of 2020, Courtney worked under the SVMA’s Veterinary Preceptorship Program at Watrous Animal Hospital. Her favourite part was the team atmosphere, location, and the diversity of being in a mixed animal practice. Upon graduating from the WCVM in 2021, Courtney had accepted a full-time Veterinarian position with us!

Courtney and her partner Joel have a dog and cat, Violet and Millie. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys recreational sports, camping, helping out at the farm, and spending time with family and friends.

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