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Meet Our Team
Dr. Miranda Logan graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College with a B.Sc. in Animal Science in 1996 and earned her DVM in 2000 from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, P.E.I. She has been practicing in Okotoks since May 2000 and opened the Foothills Animal Hospital as the Owner and Veterinarian in May 2004.
She grew up in Otterbrook, Nova-Scotia surrounded by animals. Her mother, Heather A. Logan, has run Cloverfield Kennels for 35+ years. This was a boarding kennel for 50 dogs and a breeding kennel of Labrador Retrievers. Dr. Logan has been training dogs since 1980 for competition obedience and conformation. Since 1992, she has been using operant conditioning – behaviour analysis (a.k.a. clicker training) on dogs as well as a number of other species (llamas, miniature donkeys, horses, goats, tigers, giraffes, grizzly bears and chickens).
Dr. Logan is member of:
Jazzy (Whippet) and Cardinal (yellow Labrador retriever) come to work with her every day. Their jobs include: demonstrating operant conditioning, working with children who are scared of dogs, testing new toys and cuddling with anyone who looks their way. Her cats, Egan and Thurber, reside at the hospital as supervisors and toy testers.
Dr. Hilary Rondot was born in Ontario, but grew up mostly in Calgary. She brings to our team a great mix of country and city influences.
Over the years, she has loved a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, birds, snakes, giant millipedes and chickens. She enjoys seeing animals in the wild while hiking, biking, scuba diving or kayaking.
After graduating in 2016 from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, she started her career working in Fort McMurray after the wild fire. She has now returned to her home in Calgary and has joined the Foothills Animal Hospital as a full time Veterinarian.
Dr. Hilary’s focus is on medicine for dogs and cats. She believes that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” so be sure to ask her for a nutritional recommendation or to discuss the benefits of lab work for your pet.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Hilary has a special interest in exotic animal medicine that she has nurtured through her involvement with falconry and wildlife rehabilitation clubs during school. She also did an exotic externship with an exotic practice in Calgary. She will admit to having a soft spot for all types of birds as they fascinate her, but she also loves seeing rabbits, guinea pigs, other pocket pets and reptiles.
PJ grew up on a Ranch in British Columbia and graduated with honors from the Olds College Animal Health Technology program in 2004. She worked in Calgary before joining the Foothills Animal Hospital as a Registered AHT in 2007. In addition to her role as RAHT, PJ is also the Office Manager at the Hospital. PJ volunteers locally as an assistant 4H leader for the Millarville Stockland 4H Beef Club. Her fur kids include 3 DSH’s named Mitz, Annie, and Brandon, and a Heeler X named Callie.
Claire moved from England in 2008. She had previous work experience at a vet clinic in Okotoks when she came to us. She then decided she wanted to take the opportunity to do what she loves and joined the team at Foothills Animal Hospital in 2011 as a Veterinary Assistant. After a number of years working with us Claire became our Director of Medical Services. Claire loves spending her day meeting families and building relationships with them and their four legged family members. Claire loves spending time with her four legged friends, Tilly the Golden Retriever and Lenny her crazy Cat.
Belle grew up in Canmore, Alberta. She spent two years working at a local clinic there, until moving to Black Diamond in 2006 with her family. After completing school with honors, Belle worked at a few local businesses. She then realized that working with animals was a true passion. She joined the team at the front desk in 2012. Belle shares her home with her dog (Whiskey), cat (Bob), and boyfriend Wayne.
Kelly was born and raised in south Calgary, and is still currently residing there. Soon after graduating from the Olds College AHT program in 2009, she started work here in Okotoks with Foothills Animal Hospital as a Registered Animal Health Technologist. When not working in the clinic, Kelly is an avid traveler and can be found in exciting new destinations around the world. She shares her home with 2 Shiba Inu's and a Tortoiseshell cat.
Alejandra or Alex for short was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. Alex has always had a passion for companion animals, after moving to Canada she started her career in the veterinary field and graduated from Olds College in 2011 from the Animal Health Technology program. Alex volunteered at the Humane Society and has worked at different veterinary clinics in Okotoks and Calgary, where she got experience with small animals and equines. In her spare time Alex enjoys spending time with her husband Pablo, her toddler son Martin and a 6 year old Siamese cat named Juliana, adopted from the Humane Society.
Jessica grew up in Ontario, where she spent several years working with horses, and then in a veterinary clinic, before moving to Alberta. She started working part-time at Foothills Animal Hospital in 2008, and graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in 2012. Her “fur-kids” include 2 spoiled cats (Milo and Felix), a horse (Picasso) and a dog (Peppy). She also enjoys fostering dogs and cats through various rescue groups, as well as volunteering with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force, (assisting with spaying and neutering animals on First Nation Reserves). In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse, hiking, and camping.
Megan was born in High River and raised on a large ranch just outside of Cochrane. After moving back to High River in 2011 she volunteered at the Highview Vet Clinic where it was confirmed, working with and around animals is what she loves to do. After graduating from high school she attended the University of Lethbridge taking Agricultural Biotechnology majoring in Agribusiness. She joined the Foothills Team at the front desk in January 2015. She enjoys spending time with her puppies; Piper and Coors, her fish Peter Parker, as well as the many cattle and horses her family owns.
Jaime grew up in Calgary Alberta. She took a Veterinary Office Assistant course in 2007 at Robertson College and now lives in Black Diamond with her husband, 2 beautiful daughters and 2 dogs "Memphis" (pug) and "Kobralyn" (boston terrier X). She has worked in a couple clinics in Okotoks but then took some time away to raise her kids. She was drawn to the Foothills Animal Hospital for the sense of family and how dedicated everyone that works here is always willing to go that extra mile for their clients and pets.
Sienna is currently in Grade 12 at OHS High School in Black Diamond, AB. Sienna started with us at Foothills as a volunteer, but quickly we realized what a great asset she would be and brought her on as a part time member of our team. Sienna currently has a crazy cat, Tom and two loving dogs Henny & Nookum. During her spare time she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, camping, watching movies and drawing.
Hayley joined the Foothills Animal Hospital team as a Tech Assistant in April 2018. An avid animal lover, Hayley shares her life with a handsome Pitbull named Diesel, a Great Dane/Mastiff named Boom Boom and a fluffy Siamese kitty named Isis. When Hayley isn’t at work you can find her dancing, watching Netflix or painting with watercolors. What drew Hayley to Foothills was the opportunity to be able to work with animals.
Kathleen grew up in Ontario where she studied Biology and Animal Behaviour and Welfare at university. She then worked as an animal care intern at a wildlife rehabilitation centre before moving to Alberta in 2016.She joined the Foothills team in July 2018 as a Tech Assistant.In her spare time Kathleen can be found highland dancing and spending time with her two cats, Maxwell and Lily.
Verena grew up on a dairy farm in Kleefeld, Manitoba. She moved to Edmonton in 2016 to attend Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s AHT program, and after graduating in 2018 she moved to Calgary. She has enjoyed working in wildlife rehabilitation and with exotic animals. Verena’s home is kept busy and full of life with ferrets (Ravioli, Linguini, and Fusilli), and cats (Ash and Willow). In her free time Verena enjoys hiking in the mountains, road trips, and painting.