About Us

Our focus is on providing exceptional service to our clients while also offering the very best in veterinary care available to our patients.  We strive to make you and your beloved pet feel right at home with us so that you can both enjoy a long, happy and healthy life together.

For more than 45 years the caring professionals at Cypress View Veterinary Clinic have been providing quality service and care to our clients and patients in the Medicine Hat area.  Since moving to our current location in 1996, the clinic has grown from a two-Veterinarian practice to an extensive team including Five full time Veterinarians, 8 Registered Veterinary Technologists, several Veterinary Assistants, and our amazing front end team who handles our reception and front-end needs.

Cypress View is a small animal practice servicing companion animals.  We offer a full range of comprehensive veterinary medical services, including vaccinations, wellness exams, elective surgeries, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, nutritional counselling, and ophthalmic surgery.  We also prepare pet passports for international export.  Our small animal clinic is limited to dogs and cats as we do not currently service exotics.

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DOING WHAT THEY LOVE

Meet Your Care Team

Veterinarian

Dr. Peggy Taylor-Mason

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
A good job in a great vet clinic in a perfect location.

Why did you become a veterinarian?
I wanted to combine my love of animals with my desire to study sciences.

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
I love the size of the city and all the walking paths.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
For the challenges and the satisfaction of succeeding with difficult cases.

What are your hobbies?
Horseback riding, painting and travel.

Do you have any pets?
One dog and one cat.

What languages do you speak?
English

Veterinarian

Dr. Michelle Rowe

Why did you become a veterinarian?
So I could play with puppies and kitties all day!

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
The snow in September.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
I love performing neuters and bladder stone removals.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I love being a part of people’s families. Growing with them and their pets and helping through the sad days or celebrating when their pets get better. I also love to neuter things.

What are your hobbies?
Horse jumping and riding and running.

Do you have any pets?
3 BIG dogs.

What languages do you speak?
English and Newfoundlander.

Veterinarian

Dr. Axel De Baene

Dr. De Baene was born and raised in Brugges, Belgium. He graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Gent in 1999. In 2006 he immigrated to Canada, and spent three years working in a veterinary clinic in Fort MacMurray. He moved with his family to Medicine Hat in November 2009.

Axel’s interests include music, computers, trap shooting, and Belgian Draft horses. He has a male cat named Molly and a dog named Ellie. Dr. De Baene enjoys puppy and kitten appointments, surgery (especially orthopedics) and diagnostic ultrasound here at Cypress View.

Veterinarian

Dr. Thillayampalam Kankayaliyan

AKA Dr. Kangai

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
The climate and the people.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Surgery and internal medicine.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
A job opportunity.

Why did you become an veterinarian?
I got an opportunity to become a vet in a competitive selection criteria.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
Dealing with patients who cant express their problems in words.

What are your hobbies?
Playing cricket, badminton and working out.

Do you have any pets?
1 dog.

What languages do you speak?
English, Tamil and Sinhala

Veterinarian

Dr. Kristine Luck

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
It has a small town feel with lots of parks.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Dentistry, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
Cypress View was the first clinic I worked at after graduating vet school. I moved to Brooks last year but missed CVVC so much that I came back!

Why did you become an veterinarian?
A passion for animals and wanting to learn more about them.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I am able to help pets and their owners.

What are your hobbies?
Playing flute, reading, yoga and running.

Do you have any pets?
1 cat named Bagheera

What languages do you speak?
English

Veterinarian

Dr. Upasama Desilva Senapathi

AKA Dr. Upasama

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
The quiet and calmness of the city and it’s beautiful parks and walking trails.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Emergency medicine, internal medicine, hematology and cytology.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
My husband is working here so I moved to be with him from Calgary.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I love all aspects of medicine and for being able to help our pets in any way possible.

What are your hobbies?
Reading and baking.

Do you have any pets?
2 dogs.

What languages do you speak?
English, Tamil and Sinhalese

Veterinarian

Dr. Sarah Latimer

MEET YOUR CARE TEAM

Registered Veterinary Technologists & Assistants

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

Melody

Why did you become a registered veterinary technologist?
I love medicine and fixing problems, I love to comfort animals when they are distressed.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
My husband’s work.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Pain reduction and thinking outside the box to improve quality of life in pets. This is why rehabilitation techniques are so important.

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
I love the small community, with a city-like feel. I love the river as well. It reminds me of a small Saskatoon (which is where I am from) in it’s beautiful parks, trails and outdoor activities.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
It’s a way to combine my love of medicine and animals.

What are your hobbies?
Sports (watching and playing), reading, paddle boarding and crafting with my daughter.

Do you have any pets?
Yes – a new puppy Nyxie!

Registered Veterinary Technologist, Director of Public Contact

Marena

Why did you become a registered veterinary technologist?
I love veterinary medicine, but specifically being able to work with the pets.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
My family.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
I really enjoy the surgical department!

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
It is so beautiful here! I especially love the sun rises and sunsets!

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I get to provide the best care I possibly can in every situation I face.

What are your hobbies?
Raising my young family and crafting!

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Tracey

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Dentistry is my biggest passion but I also love emergency medicine.

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
There are so many walking trails both on and off leash. Everything in the city is relatively easy and quick to get to. Also, it’s close to the American border which makes for great trips, like to Glacier National Park.

Why did you become a registered veterinary technologist?
I always wanted to help animals. They can’t tell us what is wrong so it’s our job to “listen” extra hard and help advocate for them and educating the owners about their particular pets.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
Getting to help animals and educate their owners about preventative care.

What are your hobbies?
Sewing, baking, walking the dogs, agility and movies.

Do you have any pets?
I have 2 dogs and a cat.

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Colleen

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Anesthesia and making sure that client’s pets are treated like my own when they are dropped off for surgery.

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
You can get anywhere in 15 minutes and the beautiful walking paths.

What are your hobbies?
Agility with my dog at Flashing Canines Agility.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
I grew up on an acreage outside of Seven Persons and moved to Medicine Hat when I was married. I still visit the acreage weekly.

Why did you become a registered veterinary technologist?
My own dog became very ill when I was younger and I spent a lot of time at a clinic with her. I never know about veterinary technologists and became curious about the career and here I am!

Do you have any pets?
A mixed mutt named Yotee and a black cat named Kit.

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Suzanne

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
Family.

Why did you become an registered veterinary technologist?
I had a desire to work with animals and found that helping the animal, helped the human and was then even better for the animal.

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
I has the amenities of a larger city but a smaller town feel.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
I enjoy the nutrition side of the industry. I would also like to learn more about ultrasound.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
It exposes you to a fast paced work environment with a level of surprise that is ever changing. You can learn more that you realize.

What are your hobbies?
Farming

Do you have any pets?
4 cats, 2 dogs and a farm.

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Jayden

Why did you become a registered veterinary technologist?
I have always loved problem solving and caring for critters, veterinary medicine felt like the perfect choice for me (and it was!!)

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
I was born and raised here.

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
Its the perfect size, and my whole family is here!

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Anesthesia and triage medicine.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I love that there are always new things to learn. I also love how the industry is constantly changing.

What are your hobbies?
Indoor planting, aerial fitness and crocheting

Do you have any pets?
a cat named Apollo and a blue tongue skink (Bane)

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Callie

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?

I am new and enjoying everything!

What do you love about Medicine Hat?

The weather

What are your hobbies?

Gymnastics and Board Games and Puzzles

What brought you to Medicine Hat?

We moved here when I was 7 years old

Why did you become a registered veterinary technologist?

The love and animals and wanting to help them

Do you have any pets?

2 cats, Luna and Marty, and a tortoise, Hermi.

Registered Veterinary Technologist

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Registered Veterinary Technologist

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Veterinary Technologist Assistant

Hayley

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?

Surgery and emergency medicine

What do you love about Medicine Hat?

I love the scenery around Medicine Hat, especially in the fall when the leaves start to change colour. It is so beautiful.

What are your hobbies?

I like to draw, cook, bake, play with my dog, and take my dogs for walks.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?

I was born and raised in Medicine Hat.

Why did you become a vet tech assistant?

I love caring for all kinds of animals. It comes naturally for me so working in the veterinary field was a perfect fit.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Oliver

Veterinary Technologist Assistant

Danica

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
It’s a peaceful and friendly community

Why did you become a vet tech assistant?
I enjoy working with animals

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
It feels safer than a lot of other cities

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
I really enjoy giving old dogs nail trims and handling spicy kitties

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
You are able to help animals even though they cannot tell you what is wrong

What are your hobbies?
Horse riding

Do you have any pets?
Yes, dogs, cats, cows, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, hamster, chickens and pigs

What languages do you speak?
English

Veterinary Technologist Assistant

Sydney

Why did you become a vet tech assistant?
So I can be with animals all day!

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
Family

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
Lots of nice scenic routes

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
I like the hydrotherapy department

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I get to help dogs and cats

What are your hobbies?
Playing sports, hockey and surfing

Do you have any pets?
I have an orange and white cat named Baby

What languages do you speak?
English

MEET YOUR CARE TEAM

Administrative Staff

Director of Administration

Tammy

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
I moved here with my parents after they sold their farm in Saskatchewan.

Why did you become an office manager?
There was an opening. I was able to move from a part time job to a full time job.

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
It is small enough that the traffic is not crazy. I can get anywhere in a short amount of time. And, it’s home.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Keeping the office running in a smooth manner.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
It’s always changing. New techniques and new levels of care for our pets.

What are your hobbies?
Gardening, recording family history.

What languages do you speak?
English

Receptionist

Doris

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
I was born in Calgary and I have lived here forever.

Why did you become an receptionist?
I love animals and office work!

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
I love the size of the city and the warm, sunny summers.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Puppies and kittens.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
To see how pets can be so ill and we can make them better.

What are your hobbies?
Baking, shopping and walking.

Do you have any pets?
Yes! 1 dog named Marti.

What languages do you speak?
English and I can understand Portuguese

Receptionist

Kerry

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
We were posted here with the British Army.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Chief Cuddler

Why did you become a veterinary receptionist?
I love office work and animals – the perfect place to work!

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
It’s very pretty and the people are so friendly!

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I love to see the pets go home well.

What are your hobbies?
Renovating my house, sewing and baking.

Do you have any pets?
3 dogs, Loki, Yoda and Cody

Receptionist

Lorna

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
It has all the services I need and is a very pretty city.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I love seeing animals leaving happy and healthy.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have 1 cat.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
Work.

Why did you become a veterinary receptionist?
I like working with people and pets.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Puppies and kitties.

What are your hobbies?
Reading and colouring.

Receptionist

Loni

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I love learning about anything pet related. This allows me to keep my pets and other’s healthy as they can’t speak for themselves. It is better to be prepared than not.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, 2 cats and 1 dog.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
Originally we are from America, but my mom married a Canadian. And, I of course am a mommy’s girl, so I came too so I wouldn’t be to far from her.

Why did you become a veterinary receptionist?
My fiance’s mom forced me into it because I couldn’t make up my mind and I actually enjoyed it.

What are your hobbies?
Drinking Starbucks.

Administrative Assistant

Debbie

Why did you become a veterinary office administration professional?
I chose to pursue an administrative career because I LOVE typing and dealing with people.

What are your special interest in veterinary medicine?
I am the Pet Travel Consultant for our clinic and I get a great deal of satisfaction ensuring that travel for an owner and their pet is as stress free as possible.

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
I moved here to attend college and then, a number of years later, moved back because I absolutely loved the city and the weather.

What do you love about Medicine Hat?
I love that it takes me 4 minutes to get to work, the milder weather, and that you are only 20 minutes from anywhere you need to go. The miles and miles of walking trails are fun to explore with my furboys too.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
I enjoy seeing the excitement in new owners when they add an new pet to their family and the learning that I do every day.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy spending time in my yard in the summer months, dabbling in photography and reading. I also enjoy babysitting senior, small breed dogs so that they don’t have to go to a kennel while their owners go away.

Do you have any pets?
I have 3 amazing furboys – 18 1/2 year old Kiesel, 14 year old Fidel and 10 year old Koda. All of my furboys are rescues.

Inventory Manager

Dale

What brought you to Medicine Hat?
A job as a vet tech in 1997

Why did you become an inventory manager?
I became a vet tech because of a fondness for pets, and now I have a fondness for inventory management.

Why do you love Medicine Hat?
Cost of living and the winters.

What are your special interests in veterinary medicine?
Cats, especially kittens and older ones and exotics, like birds.

Why do you love veterinary medicine?
The pets.

What are your hobbies?
Birdwatching and music (blues, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz)

What languages do you speak?
English

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