Travis grew up in rural Saskatchewan, helping his family with the cows, dogs, and cats on the farm. Travis began his career as a Veterinarian when he graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He started working in mixed animal medicine, and after three years decided to focus on small animal medicine as this became his passion. Travis has been caring for cats and dogs in the Edmonton area for the past 14 years and was an active Veterinarian at the Riverbend Veterinary Clinic until he started his own clinic in the community of MacTaggart. As a pet owner himself, Travis understands pets are a part of the family and looks forward to providing exceptional veterinary care to you and your furry friends.
Dr. Disa kindly steps in for Dr. Foster a few days each month. Dr. Disa Boyd is from Edmonton and completed her Veterinary Degree at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She has always loved animals and travelling so moving to Scotland was the perfect opportunity for her. While there she had the opportunity to work and volunteer in different countries, including volunteering to vaccinate and sterilize a number dogs and cats in in Pushkar, India and in Rhodes, Greece. She met her husband in Scotland and they decided after graduation to move back to Canada. Dr. Boyd and her husband Derryk now live with their mixed breed rescue dog named Milton, their rescue Sphynx cat, Scabbers and their newest addition, Pebbles, adopted from ‘Pitbulls for Life’. Dr. Boyd currently works at the Edmonton Humane Society and locums with us at MacTaggart once a month as well. In her free time she enjoys staying active and spending time with her animals.
Michelle’s experience with animals goes back to her childhood, riding horses, bringing home stray dogs, cats, birds, frogs, you name it! She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, with a major in Wildlife Rehabilitation. She has 12 years experience working in the veterinary industry, and has volunteered for many years for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton. Michelle is excited to meet your furry little critters and their families!
It was Kathleen’s love of animals that had her make the change from being an executive assistant in the oil and gas industry, 9 years ago, to customer service representative in the Veterinarian industry. She lives in Beaumont with her husband and their 5 animals. Kathleen also volunteers with Northern Alberta Pet Therapy with her Beagle Lola.
Registered Animal Health Technologist
Laura worked in the human services field for 12 years before changing focus and following her passion of caring for animals. After working as a wildlife rehabilitator for several years in the U.S., Laura returned to Canada and obtained her Animal Health Technology diploma in Alberta. She has been working with companion animals ever since and has a special interest in nutrition and canine rehabilitation. Laura shares her home with Liza, a 3 ½ year old Shih Tzu mix she adopted in 2013.
Registered Animal Health Technologist
Having graduated from NAIT in 2002, Tina brings over 15 years of experience to Mactaggart Veterinary Clinic, working in both regular practice and emergency medicine. Tina loves working with all animals and has a passion for cats. She is very focused on making sure their visit to our clinic is a positive experience. Her technique, along with her kind demeanor, puts the cats at ease giving the clients peace of mind knowing their fur babies are in the best possible hands and ensuring their pets are treated as if they were one of her own.
Jayme is a born and raised Edmontonian. From a young age she has always had a love for animals, big or small, and a passion to care for them. For most of her life she has grown up with her dog Patch, a 13 year old cockapoo, always coming along for every checkup and doing her best to take care of him. In her spare time she loves to take her dog for walks, hang out with friends and volunteer at the Edmonton Humane Society. She is currently an Undergraduate at the University of Alberta working to obtain her B.Sc majoring in Animal Biology. She is working towards a career as a Veterinarian so one day she can be just like Dr. Foster, helping to save the lives of animals and making sure every furry family member gets the best possible care!
Ceiba’s love for animals has been obvious to those around her since she was very young. Her family traveled quite a bit over the years so she was never really able to have pets. It didn’t stop her from getting hamsters for a science project in junior high which she casually decided to keep once the project was over! Ceiba was finally able to have a dog of her own when her awesome husband surprised her with a German Shepherd puppy named Jax. Since then, her passion for animals has grown and turned into a desire to become a Registered Animal Health Technologist. When Ceiba isn’t at work or at school, it’s a good bet she can be found snuggled up on the couch watching her favourite TV shows with her husband and pup or dog-sitting for one of her cousins.