Dr. Teri Kibblewhite
Dr. Teri Kibblewhite was raised in Stony Plain, AB, but spent lots of time in Okotoks where her grandparents lived. After earning her DVM in 1993 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Saskatoon, SK) she completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College (Charlottetown, PEI). In 1994 she returned to the Edmonton area to work in small animal practice. In 1998 Teri opened Westside Animal Clinic. She sold the practice and moved to Calgary in 2002 in order to start a family, doing locum work in and around the area. In 2006 she joined the Bow River Veterinary Centre in Canmore. In 2013 Teri moved to Okotoks working at the Foothills Animal Hospital. Dr. Kibblewhite actively continues her veterinary education by attending numerous continuing education seminars, lectures and conventions. Her professional interests include orthopedic surgeries, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Her family consists of Ryan, her son, 2 pugs, Annabelle and Calen and 5 cats, Merlin, Jack, Franklin, Charlie and Chester.
Dr. Dick Bibby
Dr Dick Bibby is very pleased to now be part of the staff at Riverwood Veterinary Clinic. Graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1973, he brings 48 years in Veterinary Medicine with him. Retiring from his own practice he moved with his wife, Sandi, to Okotoks to retire near family. Missing practice, including patients and their owners, he has joined the wonderful staff at Riverwood Veterinary Clinic and is looking forward to meeting and serving the clientele and their pets coming to the clinic. Pictured with Dr Bibby is "Rascal", one of three cats owned by the Bibbys (or should we say the supervisor of the household).
Registered Reiki Practitioner
Ronda has been practicing Reiki since 2004 and became a registered practitioner with the Canadian Reiki Association in 2012. Her passion is to help transition people and animals into a vibrant and balanced way of life. Reiki is a great way to balance the body through a non-invasive technique allowing your pet to reset and recharge. It is a great modality that can assist people and animals of all ages. Reiki can help animals cope with stress, anxiety and assist with pain management. Ronda helps create a space that allows the energy fields to realign and achieve the balance to maintain overall wellness.
Mattea grew up on an acreage outside of Okotoks with her dogs, cats, and horses. She knew from a young age she would be working with animals and after high school received her dog and cat grooming certification and worked out of a vet clinic for 5 years as a groomer. She since has worked at an emergency small animal clinic and as a large animal ambulatory vet assistant. Mattea now lives in High River with her husband, daughter and their 3 dogs. In her spare time you will find her running her photography business, camping and riding horses!
Saige spent her childhood with her family in various places across Canada. In 2010, she found her home in Okotoks and has been there since. She has worked in a variety of customer service jobs over the years and in 2020 she joined the reception team at an Emergency Veterinary Hospital. This is where she fell in love with the industry. She spent just over a year with that company before deciding to move to primary care. When she is not here she spends her time with her family and friends. She also spends a lot of time with her overly energetic yet lazy Frenchie, Ronnie, who was born with a heart condition and her 2 cats, Ollie and Ellie. Between the 3 of them they keep Saige quite busy.
Jaclyn grew up in High River with two wonderful dogs. Following high school, she lived in Edmonton for several years where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology. A few years ago she returned to High River working in the financial industry and began volunteering regularly at the local animal shelter. Volunteering helped her realize her lifelong love of animals should guide a new career direction. In 2018, Jaclyn graduated at the top of her class from the Veterinary Office and Technical Assistant program at Robertson College. As she begins her career in the veterinary field, Jaclyn is excited to bridge a passion for animals and a desire to help people. At home, Jaclyn loves to spend time with her cats Hugo, Daphne, Sebastian, and Bryn, who all love to model their large collection of bow ties. She also enjoys spending time skiing in the mountains and experiencing food and travel with her partner Stephen.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Alma began her career with animals at a young age, providing pet sitting services to her extended family, while taking care of her own budgies and pet rabbits. Throughout high school, Alma volunteered at a Veterinary hospital in Calgary, AB where she was later employed as a receptionist. In 2001, Alma was accepted into the Animal Health Technologist program at Olds College. She graduated in 2003 with Honours and her first rescued animal. Throughout her lengthy career, she has worked in a variety of settings including general practice, specialty medicine (ICU and Internal Medicine units), shelter medicine, and emergency medicine. Alma now resides in High River with her husband, two children and their rescued German Shepherd cross “Peyton”. Her hobbies include crocheting, camping, yoga and travelling.
Brianna Blake grew up on her family’s ranch just outside of Stavely Alberta surrounded by many animals ranging from cattle to chickens to your regular dogs and cats. Her passion for animals started at a young age as she helped her parents with many different chores on the ranch. Spending time with her animals and assisting her parents on the family ranch brought Bri to the realization that she wanted to pursue a career involving animals. Following high school, Bri took some time to discover herself before attending Old College for the Veterinary Technician Assistant program. Bris hobbies include athletics such as riding, curling, playing basketball and volleyball. In her spare time you can find Bri playing with her dog Mo or spending time with her family and friends.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Kaehler became a part of the Riverwood Veterinary Clinic team in October of 2021, after graduating her Animal Health Technology course at Olds College. Her strong connection with animals began in early childhood, it’s that connection that compelled her to choose veterinary nursing as her vocation. She loves the veterinary field and cannot imagine doing anything else.
When not taking care of your pets, she enjoys spending time with her animals and the people she cares about most, whether its going camping, traveling (Canada & International), watching movies or horseback riding.
Kristina grew up on an acreage in Saskatchewan. From a young age she enjoyed being involved with helping her family care for their five dogs, cats, and their farm animals - especially her goat, Thelma. Her professional career has involved working in boarding kennels, dog daycares, animal shelters and Veterinary clinics. She has fostered dogs in her home and volunteered with multiple rescues in Alberta since 2011. She has a thirst for knowledge and continued education at Robertson College where she graduated from the Veterinary Office & Technical Assistant program in 2017. Kristina has a keen interest in animal behaviour and nutrition, in her spare time you can often find her reading books on these subjects for her enjoyment.
Kristina now resides in Calgary with her husband, two daughters and their rescues, a feisty cat named Marble and Pyrenees mix Kola.
I’ve resided in High River for most of my life. I live with my Boyfriend Rob, 2 sphinx cats named Dobby and Kitten, and our chihuahua named Sampson. After years of retail, I decided I was ready for an exciting change, so I went to school and graduated with a medical office assistant with a vet specialty Diploma. I have always had a big passion for animals, and it’s been a focus to one day work around and with them.
Grace grew up in Okotoks with her family. As a child, she took every opportunity she could to spend time with animals. After graduating from high school in 2019, Grace spent some time in Germany until COVID forced her early return home in the spring of 2020. She then moved to Vancouver, BC in order to pursue her education, and made the decision to move back to Alberta in 2021. She's excited to be in a position where she can exercise her love of animals and her desire to help people. Grace is currently a student enrolled in university to achieve her BA in psychology. She looks forward to finding ways in which she can use her education and her passion for animals in her career. In her free time, Grace loves to read, play with her two cats, and spend time outdoors with her two dogs.
Chelsey grew up in Kelowna, British Colombia surrounded by the mountains and lakes. She relocated to Okotoks, Alberta in 2016 where she met her husband and had her daughter. Chelsey has always had a passion for animals, and you can find her camping and hiking in the mountains with her family and dogs when she is not at the clinic.
D’arcell grew up in small town BC, moving to Calgary in her youth. D’arcell started off in human medicine coordinating hospital units, before deciding to pursue similar careers in animal fields. She has been an animal fanatic her whole life, including dog sports and show jumping competitions. D’arcell has an affinity for her numerous Border Collies (Oswin and Brego), Aussies, and plethora of animals including horses and geckos. When not at the clinic, she can be found training horses, teaching lessons, and taking medical classes to work toward Diagnostic Medical Sonography.