Meet The Team

We are dedicated to the health, welfare and care of each animal we meet through collaborative relationships with each producer and owner.

Dr. Danielle Gutter, DVM (Locum)

Dr. Danielle Gutter, DVM (Locum)

Veterinarian

 
Dr. Danielle Gutter grew up on an acreage near Devon Alberta. She spent most of her time playing sports or spending time with her dogs, cats, and horses. Although she always felt drawn towards the agriculture sector, a job at a local dairy farm is particularly responsible for sparking her interest into the bovine industry. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and began her career on Vancouver Island as a predominantly large animal veterinarian that focused largely on dairy, equine, and small ruminant medicine. Outside of work she enjoys all sports, hiking, and travelling.

More often she can be found trying to keep up with her much too active canine co-pilot, Stella, whom will be happy to return to the snow in exchange for the less than desirable rain. Although having to acclimate back to prairie winter weather is definitely going to be a challenge, Danielle is excited to get back to her roots!

Debbie Axelson

Debbie Axelson

Clinic Manager

 
Debbie is originally from the Fraser Valley – Mission, B.C.

Debbie has been married 38 yrs that includes 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren. Our farm has seen a few changes over the years. From being dairy farmers with a purebred herd of Holsteins and doing all of our own A.I., Hereford beef herd, chickens, and of course crops to becoming semi-retired with horses, 2 house cats, a few barn cats, and our Lab Duke.

Before joining Newell Vet, Debbie worked in the Administration position for years in the oil and gas sector.

Debbie keeps busy running to hockey games (6 of 11 grandchildren play), volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball games. When there is a quiet moment Debbie enjoys music, reading, camping, animals and spending time with her husband.

Shirley Gostola

Shirley Gostola

Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)

 
Shirley graduated with her Animal Health Technologist Diploma from SIAST in Saskatoon. She grew up on a mixed farm close to Balcarres, Sask. with a small herd of purebred Angus cattle, a few dairy cows, pigs, chickens, and horses. She has previously worked at the Vet College in Saskatoon, at a surgery referral animal vet hospital in Vancouver, then returned to Saskatoon and ran a daycare for 8 years while her 4 children were small. Shirley has been working at the Newell Veterinary Services Ltd. for 14 years and currently lives with her husband (Dan) and their dog (Charlee) in Duchess. She won the Vet Tech of the Year for 2017. Shirley enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, and swimming and going to visit their grown children or having them visit at home.
Darby Regehr

Darby Regehr

Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)

 
Darby was raised on a used to be pig farm outside of Strathmore, Alberta. Now, it consists of a small herd of longhorns used as roping stock. Darby enjoys spending time team roping with her family on her days off. She graduated from Olds College with a Certificate as a Veterinary Receptionist in 2016. Then, later on, went to pursue a career as a Registered Animal Health Technologist, graduating from Lakeland College in 2018. After working her practicum in Brooks Alberta, Darby became a part of the Newell Veterinary Team.
Alanna Penner

Alanna Penner

 
Alanna graduated from Olds College’s VTA program in 2016 and has worked in clinics in Calgary and Lethbridge before returning to her hometown. Her role in the clinic mostly involves running around after doctors and technicians and streamlining their work. She especially loves cats and exotics (she wants to own a rabbit, but her cat won’t allow it). In her free time, Alanna enjoys playing music, reading, writing, and planning her next trip overseas.
Connie Mckenzie

Connie Mckenzie

Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR)

 

Connie is a Veterinary Medical Receptionist with Newell Veterinary Services. Connie’s warm smile, compassionate nature, sparkling personality and love for all things furry, feathered and otherwise, in addition to her formal education at Olds College in the Veterinary Medical Receptionist program where she graduated with honours, make her a natural choice as a trusted member of our team.

Connie joined the Newell Vet team in June of 2017. She moved South from her farm North of Wabamun in 2012 and has an extensive personal and professional background in agriculture. She was active in breeding, raising and showing both commercial and dairy goats as well as poultry and horses with her daughter. Connie has spent approximately seven years in the retail agricultural sector where she built a solid reputation for excellent customer service through her hard work and dedication to client care while generating millions in sales. She is also a former 4H Horse Leader as well as a level 3 CHA Coach so it’s safe to say she is keenly aware of the valuable, multi-faceted roles animals play in all our lives. In addition, Connie is an advocate for mental health and anti-bullying.

Connie enjoys spending time teaching her Chihuahua, Zee, new tricks and has recently taken up the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting with her Quarter Horse mare, Phlye.

Connie believes in a team approach to providing premium care for your pets and is dedicated to doing her part to help you and your pet feels like part of our family’s canvas right from the very first hello.

Carl the Cat

Carl the Cat

 
Carl is a 2 year old neutered male, Domestic Short Hair Cat who came to our clinic from a farm near Rosemary, Alberta when he was just a wee kitten. He is Chief Officer of Rodent Patrol and Mighty Fly Hunter for NVS as well as Captain of his own Morale Department & Welcoming Committee for every species who comes to visit.

Carl’s hobbies include: takeover of any warm heating pad, demanding cuddles from unsuspecting staff members, monitoring the activities of the local rabbits across the street & regular Post It note roundups. He especially delights in sending the staff’s paperwork flying with frequent “fly by’s,” harassing our techs for his next meal, and lounging in his beloved box on the reception desk.

Carl can be a handful, but we love him!

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