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About Us

Riverstone Veterinary Services is proud to serve Sundre and Olds, AB along with surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the quality veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe that our clients are important members of the health care team, and in treating every patient as if they were our own pet. Our team is devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-507-4412. Thank you!

Our Team

 
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Dr. Curtis Luzi

Dr. Curtis Luzi was born and raised in the rural Calgary area. He received his Bachelor of Science and Agriculture at U of A. In 2003 he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan with the American Veterinary Medicine award in large animal surgery. Dr. Luzi worked in mixed animal practice in the Sundre/Olds area upon graduating before opening Riverstone Veterinary Services in August 2015. Dr. Luzi enjoys working with both large and small animals, with a keen interest in equine medicine. He has gained experience in the latest equine technology, including digital radiology and ultrasound. He is looking forward to working with you in all your animal health needs.

Dr. Jenna Brandon

Jenna was born and raised in Calgary. After completing her undergraduate degree in Ontario, she returned to Calgary for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary (UCVM) where she received the Dr. Edward C. Eddy and Mrs. Ruth E. Eddy Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine. Much of her clinical year was spent in rural mixed practices throughout Alberta and she enjoyed working with a wide range of species: from bees to bison, and everything in between! Jenna has a strong interest in animal behaviour, endocrinology, and dermatology.

During her free time, Jenna enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing (cross-country and downhill), and spending time with her husky-cross. She’s looking forward to exploring the Sundre area.  

Desirae Thomson, RVT

Desirae was born and raised on a farm just north of Sundre, where her family raises beef cattle and quarter horses. Her farm experience, along with nine years in 4H, gave her a good foundation in the agriculture sector. She is a graduate from the Physiotherapist Assistant Program at Red Deer College, and in November of 2016 her passion for animals led her to Riverstone Vet. In 2019 she graduated from Olds College after completed the Animal Health Technology program. Desirae spends many weekends on the rodeo trail competing on the amateur barrel racing circuit, and in her spare time she can be found enjoying the outdoors through hiking, camping, and working with her young horse projects.

Hannah Feddema, RVT

Hannah grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and though she was raised in the city, she values a strong sense of community and has strived to play an active role. Much of her youth was spent volunteering and participating in fundraising events. This community involvement introduced her to animal welfare initiatives and shifted her focus to supporting organizations such as the Humane Society, WildNorth, and the World Wildlife Fund. She spent two years volunteering for a wildlife rehabilitation centre before relocating to Sundre to attend the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College. She completed her practicum at Riverstone and officially became a part of the team shortly after graduation. Hannah’s favourite activities include hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. When she’s not on the move, she enjoys tapping into her creative side with embroidery, drawing, or playing her guitar.

Laura Iversen

Laura was born and raised on her family’s dairy farm just outside of Olds, Alberta, where she developed a passion for animals and the agriculture industry at a very young age. Throughout her youth, she was an active participant in both Equine and Dairy 4H. She also had a strong passion for showjumping and that led her to competing across Alberta. After high school, she made her way to Europe, where she worked for a Russian showjumper as her main groom, and lived overseas for a number of years, attending all the major equestrian events throughout Europe and Russia. After coming home, she returned to the dairy Industry and worked in Penhold for a number of years before joining the Olds Riverstone Team. In her spare time, you’ll find her helping her brothers on the family farm, or in her vast flower and vegetable garden.

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Aspen & Emily Luzi

Aspen and Emily Luzi are daughters of Dr. Curtis Luzi and Amie Seidle. You will likely see them around as they thoroughly enjoy spending time helping out around the clinic. They specialize in providing excellent patient care and can often be found holding paws, and visiting with the patients. Aspen enjoys spending her free time riding her horses, raising her 4H steer, and anything sports. Emily is enjoying gymnastics and skating. They look forward to meeting your four-legged friends!

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Dr. Meg Irving

Co-owner of Riverstone Vet,

Meg was born and raised in Sundre, Alberta. Following one year of undergraduate studies at Red Deer College Meg decided to apply to vet school overseas at Massey University in New Zealand. It is here that she spent the next 5 years completing her BVSc degree in Veterinary Science. In the last clinical year of her degree she spent time touring New Zealand, working in various rural practice clinics over both the North and South Islands. She spent the majority of her weekends working on a local dairy farm contributing to her keen interest in large animal medicine. In 2017 Meg received an award for her research on antimicrobial stewardship in the equine industry and is currently in the process of writing her first publication. She has a passion for diagnostic radiology and ultrasound and hopes to continue her education in this field in the future.

During her free time she enjoys golfing, hiking, kiteboarding, traveling the world for the best dive spots and of course spending time with her horses.

Jessica Nabozniak, RVT

Jess was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She spent most of her grade school years taking riding lessons, and eventually working as a stable hand throughout high school. Following high school graduation, she landed a job as a technician’s assistant at a mixed animal practice, which is what led her to apply for the AHT program at Olds College in 2017. During her college schooling, she spent a huge portion of her time lending an extra hand on the Olds College farm, learning as much as possible about working with both bovine and small ruminant patients. Jess has a primary interest in large animal medicine, but is passionate about providing exceptional care in all aspects of veterinary medicine.

When Jess isn’t helping at the clinic, she is happiest hiking, horseback riding, and camping. As a 2019 Olds College graduate she is excited to continue working in, and learning about the industry with the Riverstone team!

Shaylin Muller, RVT

Shaylin Muller is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has worked for Riverstone Vet Services since April 2015. She received her diploma in Animal Health Technology from Olds College. She has lots of animal experience as she was raised on a local farm outside of Olds, AB. She grew up with a wide variety of animals from small to large. She previously volunteered with Dr Curtis Luzi while completing high school. She is dedicated, compassionate and concerned with the wellbeing of every animal she encounters as if they were her own.

Amie Seidle, RVT

Amie was born and raised in Saskatchewan at Madge Lake where she enjoyed life on the lake and working at the local riding stables. In 2006 she graduated from the Veterinary Technology program in Saskatoon and moved to Alberta to pursue all the outdoor activities this province has to offer. She worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Alberta for 6 years before starting at Olds College in 2012 where she now is an instructor in the Animal Health Technology program. Amie is usually found in the clinic during after hour appointments

In her spare time, Amie enjoys long distance running, spending time with daughters Aspen and Emily, hiking, downhill skiing, and helping raise all their 4 legged family members.

Kaycee Johnson, VMR

KayCee was born and raised on a farm in the Sundre area; her family raised a variety of critters - a funny farm of sorts. A love of all things furry and four legged, gifted down through generations, a career in veterinary medicine was bound to happen. After graduating from Olds College in 2019 with a Veterinary Medical Receptionist certificate; KayCee worked locally with associations, groomers, and clinics before settling down with the Riverstone team. Excited to make your experience the greatest it can be, in a community very near and dear to her heart. KayCee spends her spare time with her dogs camping or hiking, riding her horse by the river, or cuddling her kitties.