Serving Edmonton & Stony PlainHistory of the Clinic
Yellowhead Veterinary Clinic has been keeping pets healthy in Stony Plain, Alberta since 1992. The clinic has grown every year since its inception. As our clientele grows we have added more staff and more equipment to better serve our patients.
Yellowhead Veterinary Clinic looks forward to providing many more years of service to our existing and future clients and their furry friends.
While knocking around the University of Regina in the early 1980s, Dr. Richard Long picked up a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and found the advanced courses in biology to be much more practical and interesting.
In 1982, Dr. Long was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Veterinary school was the best and worst of times. There was tons of work and pressure offset by the fun he had with my classmates, professors, and patients. Graduating in 1986 fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Early on in Dr. Long’s veterinary career, he picked up a hobby that he still enjoys. He travels around the world to provide veterinary care at sled dog races. Sled dogs are amazing athletes with unique medical needs, and the people who own them are a varied and interesting group.
As a sled dog veterinary volunteer, Dr. Long travels in North America and Europe each winter. Sled dog races are held in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Cold, but beautiful.
Every year Dr. Long attends lectures and seminars on new ideas and research in veterinary medicine. These continuing education conferences help him keep up to date on the latest advances in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Kendra Doornenbal graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2007. She spent her first year in practice as a mixed animal veterinarian taking care of farm and pet animals. Since 2008 she has practised small animal and emergency medicine.
Dr. Doornenbal joined the Yellowhead Veterinary Clinic in August of 2013. Kendra spends her free time in the outdoors hiking and at the lake with her family and her two labradors, Penny and Jessie.