Dr Markus Barth

Owner and operator of Animals First Clinic graduated from Leipzig University in Germany in 1996. Dr Barth also completed externships at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Iowa State University and Oregon State University. Dr Barth has been practising for 22 years. He has two dogs named Jackson and Bourbon and a cat named Moses

Dr Renee Scott

Graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  Since graduating Dr Scott has worked 2 years at a mixed animal practice in New Zealand, 1 year at mixed animal practice in Pincher Creek, 4 years in Emergency and Critical Care clinic in Calgary, and 2 years at a small animal practice in Calgary.  “Along this journey I have acquired an Kangal named Stryder, a Jack Russell, Gizzy, three horses named Annie, Jesse and Triggerl.” Dr. Scott joined Animals First team September 2013.

Animal Health Technologists

Animals First Clinic is comprised of veterinary technologists who are graduates of an accredited Veterinary Technical College and are members in good standing of the Alberta Association of Animal Health Technologists.

Erin S

Animal Health Technologist and graduated from NAIT Fairview in 2005 with honors.  Erin was one of our original team members with AFC in November 2007. She has 2 dogs, Diesel and Jade, and a couple cuddly cats!

Dana J

Animal Health Technologist graduated in 2008 from NAIT Fairview with honors. She currently resides outside of Grande Prairie with three cats (Figaro, Frankie and Beans).

Deserae N

Animal Health Technologist graduated from Fairview College in 2001. Deserae has a cat named Oreo.

Lisa N

Senior Animal Health Technologist & Manager of Animals First Clinic. Lisa graduated from SIAST – Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in 2000. Lisa was our first employee and is a great asset to the team. Lisa has three cats and one dog.

Tara M

Tara graduated from Fairview in 2012 as a Animal Health Technologist. Tara went to college for other careers in the past, but her love for animals made her choose this path! She has one dog at home; a Belgian Shepherd named Mya.

Rae E

Rae graduated in 2010 from Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta. She grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and has a passion for all animals but mainly horses. Rae has 2 dogs; Bo and Austrailan Shephed and Atka a husky mix. She also has a cat who was adopted from the SPCA named Zahra.

Anje P

Anje  joined Animals First Clinic in 2014 upon graduation from Olds College. Anje grew up in Utah USA. She has 5 dogs – Dakota, Jasper, Cricket, Tucker and Gryffin. Anje also has 3 cats Angel, Tory and Ty.

Kendra W

Kendra graduated with honors in 2015 and joined Animals First after graduation. Kendra grew up in Ontario and moved to Alberta in 2006. Kendra has 1 dog Tucker and 2 cats named Wilson and Hank.

Lisa P

Lisa graduated from Fairview in 1995. She has 2 cats Rose and Bud and 2 dogs Toby and Lucy.



Administrative and Clinic Assistant

Vanessa S

Vanessa has come to us from Edmonton where she worked at “Off the Leash Pet Care” and a wildlife shelter. Vanessa has 2 dogs – Akuma a Jack Russell Corgie cross who is 8 years old and Jack aka Meathead a 4 year old Pitbull Mastiff cross. Mortimer and Dennis are two cats she rescued. Vanessa also has Koa a 1 year old Blue Tongue Sink.

Business Manager

Heather Barth

Heather is part owner of Animals First Clinic and the Business Manager. She comes to the pet care industry with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Alberta 1994 and a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University in 2003. Heather is responsible for Human Resources, Bookkeeping and other duties around the clinic.

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