We are a small friendly group that likes to focus on customer service and making the clients and patients feel welcome.We like to work as a cohesive unit and if you want to be part of our team when it comes to your pets’ care then come on in.
Dr. Lori KeelerVeterinarian
Dr. Keeler was raised on a prairie farm with a variety of small animals to care for. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Realizing her heart is with small animals, Dr. Keeler and her husband made the move to Calgary and purchased the practice in 1998. Since that date, she has made many professional connections throughout the Calgary and area veterinary community and consults regularly with many of the local specialists.
When she is not at the clinic she enjoys gardening, reading, cross-stitch and watching movies with her husband and daughter. She also has a passion for spending time outdoors and can be found fishing in Northern Saskatchewan or going on hikes with her family in the mountains. She shares her house with two cats, and a hairless dog.
Dr. Kim BarclayVeterinarian
Dr. Kim Barclay was born and raised for the first part of life in British Columbia and then moved to Calgary and stayed in Calgary from Grade 6 forward. University studies then took Kim to Edmonton and then off to University of Saskatchewan/Western College of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her Veterinary Degree. Initially, started her career in Emergency Veterinary medicine and surgery in Winnipeg, Manitoba and then migrated back to Calgary within the years to follow. Since moving back to Calgary, Kim has worked in a very busy fast paced emergency and primary care hospital but now has decided to go more into a primary care clinic to enjoy a more personal connection with the pets and their owners.
Kim met and married her high school sweetheart, Tom and they have been married for over 20 years. Tom and Kim have enjoyed exploring the world with various international traveling experiences as well as more local mountain hiking, and camping explorations. At home, they share the house with two dogs, Osi and Pebbles as well as a cat with too many toes and is appropriately named; TikTak Toes!!!
Dr. Olivia SchmidtzVeterinarian
Olivia was raised in beautiful Calgary, fostering her love of animals on long walks with her dog through Fish Creek Park and spending time at the family farm on holidays. She completed her BSc in Ecology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at the University of Calgary. Her special interests include dental surgery, canine and feline behaviour, senior pet care, and dermatology. As a positive reinforcement trainer (KTP-CTP), she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with clients to ensure both the physical and emotional health of her patients.
Olivia spends her free time with her family, cooking new recipes, training her dog and cats, doing calligraphy, going to concerts, and getting outdoors. She can’t wait to meet you and your furry companions.
Kirsten brings passion, dedication, and many years of Customer Service. She graduated in 1998 as a Certified Medical Administrator/Physicians Assistant. After many years of Sales, Management, and Assistant roles, one of which was with us nine years ago, she has returned to Willow Park Animal Clinic’s loving and welcoming environment, where she will be focusing on growth, stability, and leadership. She will joke and laugh with you but at the same time is very empathetic and is as real as one can be.
Kirsten has a blended family with three daughters two grandchildren and has had numerous fur babies throughout the years. However, her favorite “child” is still her dog “Hemi”, he does not talk back and always greets her at the door!
She is looking forward to leading our team of talented and passionate Veterinary staff.
LaurenRegistered Veterinary Technician
Lauren was born and raised in Calgary. She graduated from the RVT program at Olds college in 2013. Lauren knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals and she has an interest in Surgical procedures, Animal Behaviour and Animal Rehabilitation. Laurens likes to pet sit, participate in boxing, go to concerts, and spend time with friends and family.
Jordan was born in Vancouver and raised in Calgary and has always had a love for animals. Jordan graduated from the Veterinary Medical Receptionist program at Olds College in 2022, with plans to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the future. Jordan has one cat named Lucky. In their spare time Jordan enjoys reading, crocheting, anime and attending metal concerts.
Rachel was born and raised in Calgary. After a career as a professional baker, Rachel went back to school and graduated with honours as a Veterinary Office and Technical Assistant from Robertson College in January of 2022. When Rachel isn’t at work, you can find her shuttling her 3 children to their various activities, playing pickelball with her husband or on a walk with their family dog, Skipper. Rachel loves meeting the many clients that come to our clinic and can’t wait to cuddle with your furry companions.
KatieRegistered Veterinary Technician
Katie is a RVT graduate from Lakeland College in 2012, she enjoys being an RVT because she learns something new everyday! She loves your senior pets, their eyes are full of wisdom and love. Her passion is dermatology, she is always ready to talk about skin concerns and come up with some plans to help keep your pets comfortable. She herself has 4 critters! Tucker is a wise DSH brown tabby, Owen is a gorgeous DMH orange tabby, Thomas is an adventure seeking DMH Black Tabby, and Gilbert is a crazy chihuahua mix. Her hobbies are her animals! She loves taking the dogs to the river or having some outside on a harness time with the kitties, where they practice their hunting skills! Katie is very excited to be part of the Willow Park Team and is so excited to get to know all your wonderful pets and you!
LindseyVeterinary Tech Student
Lindsey was born and raised in Calgary and has always had a passion for animals. She graduated from the Medical Office Assistant program at Bow Valley College in 2016. Lindsey is currently studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She loves working with everyone here and is looking forward to meeting you and your furry friends.
Bailey was born & raised in Newfoundland. From a young age, Bailey always knew she wanted a career in the animal field, and is a graduate of the Academy Canada in the Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist Program in 2018. After graduating, she moved to Calgary to start her career. Bailey has two dogs, Miley & Sam and one cat named Sadie. Bailey enjoys being with her animals, hiking or just chilling at home watching Netflix.
Alex was born in Fort McMurray and moved to Calgary in 2002 to be close to family. She has always had a love for animals and veterinary medicine. Alex graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program from Bow Valley College in 2016 and has been working as a veterinary assistant and receptionist since then. Alex loves spending her free time going to the movies, reading and hanging out with friends and her two crazy cats named Cheddar and Beans! Alex is excited to be a part of the Willow Park team and get the chance to meet all the wonderful clients and patients of Willow Park Animal Clinic!