Our Careteam

Tammy Duggan
Director of Administration
Tammy began work at Cypress View back in 1984, and since that time she has seen a lot of changes! Tammy began scrubbing pens, kennels, and floors. She quickly moved to the front desk and put to use the office and accounting skills she learned while attending Medicine Hat College. Currently, she is Director of Administration; her main focus is overseeing the general administration needs of the clinic including schedules and accounting. Tammy has a really unique cat named Spoon who spends more time lounging on his back then he does on his feet.

Tammy has been an integral part in our new partnership with the VPS management team, she is working hard at making our clinic run smoother for a better employee and client experience. Tammy enjoys spending her spare time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Mariah and Evan.
Doris Volk
Doris has spent her entire life in Medicine Hat. She joined Cypress View with Dr.Rose in 1996 as a receptionist. Currently Doris is the Director of Technical Services. Doris says she loves her job, as every day is an adventure, never knowing what may come in the door, but knowing we will be prepared to deal with it! She loves the feeling of sending a pet home with their owner after a serious illness or injury, knowing how happy this makes the owner.

Doris shares her home with a young border collie cross lovingly refereed to as “farty Marty”. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, shopping, and spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren. And for all those treat loving pets, make sure they ask Doris for a cookie, she encourages them all to come say hi for a cookie to make their visit to us even happier.
Kerry Knowles
Kerry joined the Cypress View Team in April 2017 and is loving meeting all of the animals and their owners coming into the clinic.

Kerry is originally from England and has lived and worked in over four different countries due to her husbands job in the British Army. Kerry and her husband have settled down in Medicine Hat now for four years. Kerry shares her home with her husband ( Phil), three sons, two Siberian Huskies (Loki and Cody), and a Boston Terrier named Yoda.

In her spare time Kerry likes to help her husband renovate their house, bake, sew, and read.
Lorna Pattyson
Lorna has been in Medicine Hat since 2004, and became a part of the Cypress View Team September 2017. Lorna is enjoying working with the Team at Cypress View and meeting pets and their owners.

What Lorna enjoys most is spending time with her 12 year old cat Bella, whom she adopted from the SPCA, and she also likes to read in her spare time.
Debbie Tappmeyer
Administrative Assistant
Debbie joined the Cypress View team in November of 2015. For the past 36 years she has been in the accounting and legal world, Debbie took a leap of faith into the veterinary world when an opportunity to transition from client to coworker presented itself and she has settled in despite the learning curve . Debbie is originally from Robsart/Consul Saskatchewan and brings to us her experience in accounting and a Business Admin Degree. Debbie is very involved in our community and was a Big Sister for 15 years and even boasted the title of best Big Sister of the Year in 2007. She also enjoys track and fastball participating as a coach for 11 years.

Debbie and her husband Juergen spend their home time camping, visiting garage sales, gardening and loving on the furkids. Its not only the furry variety that holds a special place in Debbies’ big heart; her 97 year young Grams is a rock in her life whom she talks to every day. Three lucky furry boys call Debbie mom, Dino, Fidel, and Kiesel. Dino is the showboat of the house and says his prayers, rolls over and plays dead. Kiesel whom was adopted at 9 has learned how to play with toys also how to give high fives. All three boys are very dedicated to oral health and Debbie calls them for toothpaste every night and they all come running to have their teeth treated with Oratene. Debbie has settled in and is fighting Dawn for her place here in the clinic as resident puppy snuggler. Be careful if you have a new cute addition Debbie may just steal him or her for some snuggles and love.
Loni Dotray
Loni began her journey at Cypress View Vet in September of 2018. She enjoys getting to see each and every animal that comes and goes through the clinic. Loni owns three dogs and three cats, so as you can tell she is a big animal lover.

“Your animals will be loved and cared for deeply in my care… I mean the vets care.”
Dale Holmes
Inventory Manager
Dale was born and raised in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. He obtained a degree in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989. It was at this time that Dale met his future wife Lisa. They moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where Dale studied Animal Health Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, graduating in 1993. Dale has been at Cypress View Veterinary Clinic since 1997 and is currently the director of inventory and maintenance.

A cat lover, he has a lovely feline friend named Molly as well as several caged birds and fish. Molly entered Dale and Lisa’s life after being found in a campground after being abandoned. Dale is an avid birdwatcher and also a music fan, enjoying a wide variety of genres.
Rayleen Valentine
Registered Veterinary Technologist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Director of Medical Services
Rayleen’s interest in veterinary medicine began at an early age on her grandparents’ farm. Her first introduction into the workforce was as a kennel attendant at a veterinary clinic. After that experience, she pursued a career in Animal Health Technology, receiving her diploma from Lakeland College in 2001. After graduation, she worked at a clinic in her hometown of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, before her career path led her to Medicine Hat and Cypress View Veterinary Clinic in 2005.

Rayleen enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine; however, she especially enjoys rehabilitation, patient nursing care and laboratory diagnostics. Continuing education is important to her, as she strives to provide quality care to all of her patients. Rayleen spends her time off enjoying family life with her children Cash and Lauren, husband Cory, and her dog, Scout.
Melody Hubich
Registered Veterinary Technologist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
Melody, originally from Saskatchewan, joined Cypress View in 2007. She has enjoyed a rewarding career as a Registered Vet Tech for over 20 years. In 2014 Melody became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Technician. With a strong interest in working dogs, she hopes to help keep these dogs in tip-top shape with her rehabilitation skills! Melody spends her time off with her husband and daughter, being active, playing basketball and softball, and watching Saskatchewan Roughrider football!
Marena Goehring
Registered Veterinary Technologist, Director of Public Contact
Marena was born in Saanichton, British Columbia and moved to Medicine Hat when she was three. She always new she was going to work with animals and has been employed in the animal care field starting at the age of 14. Marena started working at Cypress View in the summer of 2008 and returned to complete her practicum here in 2009. After graduating with a diploma in Animal Health Technology from Olds College in 2009, she accepted a full time position at Cypress View. In her spare time Marena can often be found baking an elaborate cake or making a Pinterest project and this has earned her the nickname “Martha” at work. She looks forward to the Medicine Hat Stampede annual Store Decorating competition to create an outstanding and memorable display for the judges. She shares her home with her husband Tyler, daughter Mila and their dog Cash. Cash a mastiff cross and is a very sensitive dog. He counts on his mom for emotional support if the wind blows too hard or husband is hurting the house (renovating).
Tracey Howe
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Tracey grew up on an acreage outside of Red Deer, AB before moving to an acreage in Kelvington, SK. She was always surrounded with all kinds of animals from guinea pigs, rabbits and geckos to pigs, cows and horses. Her family had a special passion for rescuing and fostering both dogs and cats and trying to find them new forever homes. Those that were too troubled to be adopted became part of their forever family.

Tracey and her husband Dalton, have three dogs named Ziva, Lexi, and Thistle as well as a cat named Gemini. Tracey attended Olds College and graduated with a diploma in Animal Health Technology in 2013. She completed her practicum and worked the summer at a clinic in Red Deer with strong interest in exotic medicine before moving to Lethbridge. Tracey completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Lethbridge while working in a small animal emergency clinic for three years.

Tracey joined the Cypress View Team after graduating from the U of L in 2016. In her free time she enjoys taking her dogs for walks, baking/cooking, board games and travelling.
Colleen Giesbrecht
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Colleen was raised on an acreage by Seven Persons where her love of animals began with making friends with the various animals such as the barn kitties, horses, 4-H steers, sheep and dogs. Although she moved into Medicine Hat with her husband Caleb, she still visits the acreage weekly to spend time with her parents and pets.

Colleen and her husband fell in love with a pup from the SPCA and named her Yotee (short for coyote!) in the summer of 2016. Yotee loves long morning and evening walks, digging in dirt piles, counter surfing for food, and are trying their teamwork skills in agility and want to try other socialization activities in the future.

After high school, Colleen went to the Medicine Hat College where she received a diploma in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. Although she enjoyed accounting, she knew in her heart working with animals is what she wanted to do. Graduating Olds College in 2013 in Animal Health Technology, she is right where she wants to be and joined the awesome Cypress View team in September 2015.
Kelly Heidrick
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Kelly has been part of the Cypress View team since 2014. She started as a volunteer and worked at our clinic while completing her Animal Health Technology diploma at the Old’s College distance program. Kelly successfully completed her veterinary technologist registration in 2017. Kelly is a integral part of our care team already and can be found making sure pets are comfortable and cozy after surgery and getting them ready to go home looking and feeling better than they did when they arrived. Kelly is originally from Medicine Hat and shares her home with her dog Sookie. Kelly has taught Sookie how to “Baby Speak” which means a quiet bark in exchange for a cookie or pet.
Suzanne Koenig
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Suzanne is a graduate from Fairview College in Animal Health Technology and since graduating in 2000, has worked in lots of aspects of animal health including Pet Stores, the SPCA, and in Veterinary Clinics. Suzanne is comfortable working with a range of animals from sheep, dogs and cats, to small birds and exotics.

Suzanne enjoys raising her family on their farm outside of Medicine Hat, and that alone keeps her very busy outside of the clinic.

Suzanne looks forward to meeting owners and their pets at Cypress View, and enjoys helping pet owners with their pet’s care so that they can live a long, and healthy life together.