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Our amazing team of veterinarians. Dr. Hanley, Dr. Berg, Dr. Newman, Dr. Kollassa, Dr. Schachtel, Dr. Heaver, Dr. Rollack, Dr. Russnak, Dr. Wennekamp (not pictured). We'd love you to get to know us better! Keep reading for our individual biographies below.
Dr. Daryl Hanley was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised on a dairy farm near Balgonie, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Regina for pre-veterinary training and transferred to the University of Saskatchewan to complete a Bachelor of Science in Vertebrate Zoology in 1988 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He joined the Lloydminster Animal Hospital in May of 1992.
Dr. Hanley and his wife, Dr. Sonia Kollassa, have one son, Kelton born February 2002 and one daughter, Kamryn, born January 2005. Daryl is active in curling, hockey, golf, coaching baseball and hockey. He relaxes playing piano at home, spending time at their cabin at Brightsand Lake and listening to music.
Dr. Sonia Kollassa was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised on a grain farm in Ardrossan, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta for pre-veterinary courses and transferred to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon to study for her veterinary degree, graduating in 1992. After completing a one year internship in Equine Surgery, she joined the Lloydminster Animal Hospital team in June 1993. She had a special interest in the equine portion of our practice. She retired from clinical practice at the end of 2015 but remains on staff for administrative duties.
Dr. Kollassa is married to Dr. Hanley. They have two children, a son Kelton born in 2002 and a daughter Kamryn born in 2005. Dr. Kollassa now has an administrative and managerial role with the practice. Her other interests include her children’s activities, relaxing at the cabin at Brightsand Lake, gardening, running and a good book.
Dr. Corin Berg was born in Provost, Alberta and raised on a mixed farm nearby. After attending the University of Alberta for four years, he entered the Western College of Veterinary Medicine completing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Berg joined us as a student summer intern in 1994 and as a veterinarian upon graduation in 1995. Dr. Berg has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and small animal medicine.
Dr. Berg and his wife Julie have three children; Carter, born in June 2000, Monica, born in August 2002, and Spencer, born in April 2005. Outside of work and family, Corin plays hockey and golf and enjoys the outdoors, camping, and travelling.
Dr. Trent Wennekamp was born and raised right here in Lloydminster, on his parents mixed farm southwest of town. He attended school in Kitscoty before taking his undergraduate training at the University of Alberta. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Trent worked overseas for a year in New Zealand as a veterinarian before joining the Lloydminster Animal Hospital in 2002.
Dr. Wennekamp is married to Rebecca (nee Willis) who is from Paradise Valley. Together they enjoy travelling, the outdoors and are involved in church activities. Dr. Wennekamp also plays many sports including hockey, golf and skiing. Trent and Rebecca have four young boys to keep them busy; Luke, Gabe, Paul and Ben.
Dr. Becky Newman (nee Mitchell) was raised on a cattle farm just south of Kitscoty. After 2 years of undergraduate studies at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Newman was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000, she graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Great Distinction.
Dr. Newman worked in Fort Macleod and Ponoka before spending 1.5 years abroad, working as a food animal veterinarian in New Zealand. Dr. Newman joined the Lloydminster Animal Hospital in 2005.
Dr. Newman is married to Dustin Newman, who hails from Hillmond. They have 2 children, Nora and Owen, a crazy dog named Lucy, and a calico kitty, Gypsy. As a family, they love the outdoors. Be it camping, gardening, kayaking or just exploring nature! Dr. Newman is also an avid curler, enjoys recreational hockey, and loves giving back to her community through volunteer efforts.
Dr. Joanne Heaver was raised on an acreage near North Battleford, Saskatchewan and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary medicine in 2004. She, her husband Craig and their 2 dogs moved to Lloydminster in 2007 after spending 3 years working in Southern Alberta. She became one of the owners of the Lloydminster Animal Hospital in 2012. She has a special interest in small animal dentistry as well as small animal medicine and surgery.
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and travelling. She is always on the lookout for the next “epic adventure”.
Dr. Taryn Schachtel (nee Holtby) was born and raised near Lloydminster on a mixed cattle and grain farm near Marshall. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and began working at the Lloydminster Animal Hospital in May, 2012. In July 2013, Dr. Schachtel married Brennan Schachtel of Macklin, SK. She works with all species, but does have a special interest in large animals, especially horses! When not at work Taryn loves to ride horses, curl competitively, run and work on the farm.
Dr. Rollack was our summer student in 2017. She joined us after graduating from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2018.
Dr. Russnak joined our team in June 2018 after graduating from Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Pet emergency? Call us right away at 780-872-7387!
Welcome to the Southside Veterinary Clinic! We offer a comfortable and home-like atmosphere to welcome you and your pet. We are a full service, small animal clinic, dedicated to the health of your dogs, cats, and other wonderful pets.
To allow us to serve you better, we ask that you phone us at 780-872-PETS (7387) or click on the "Request Appointment" link above to make an appointment for your pets prior to coming in. This helps us ensure that there is a veterinarian available to help you without delay. If it is an emergency during business hours, if possible please call to let us know that you are on your way into the clinic and the nature of the emergency. We may need to prepare for your arrival or direct you to our partner clinic, Lloydminster Animal Hospital, for further diagnostics, treatment or intensive care. Our goal is to provide your pet with the best possible care!
Should you have an emergency or require veterinary care outside of regular hours, you can reach an on-call veterinarian 24 hours daily by calling Southside Veterinary Clinic.
**All after hours calls will be seen at Lloydminster Animal Hospital.
That hospital is located at 6002 50th Avenue, Lloydminster, AB.