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Veterinarians in Fort McMurray

Meet the veterinary team of Fort McMurray Animal Hospital in Fort McMurray! We’re pleased to provide a variety of services for your pets! Please call us at 780-743-4044 to speak to one of our caring staff members!

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Dr. Bob Gilbert B.Sc., DVM


Dr. Gilbert was born and raised in Edmonton. He graduated with a degree in Zoology from the University of Alberta in 1971. He then went on to receive his DVM at the University of Saskatchewan in 1976. Soon after graduation, Dr. Gilbert moved to Fort McMurray and founded the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital, becoming the town’s first resident veterinarian. He has since worked on animals of all sizes and has even worked with the sled dogs of the Iditarod. He has a particular interest in orthopedic and laser surgeries.

Dr. Jennifer Bennett B.Sc., DVM


After growing up in Cape Breton, N.S., Dr. Bennett went on to the Atlantic Veterinary College and graduated with her DVM in 2003. Soon after graduation, she moved to Fort McMurray and has been here ever since.

Barbara Gilbert

Practice Manager

Barbara plays an integral role in the day-to-day activities at the clinic by managing the staff and controlling the finances. She and Dr. Gilbert moved to Fort McMurray in June 1976 to open the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital. She has been the Office Manager ever since. She has a senior cat named Dirty and a dog named Louie.

Chanelle Poirier

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Chanelle moved to Fort McMurray in 2011 and has been working at the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital since February 2015. Chanelle loves being involved in surgeries and has a particular passion for emergencies. In her spare time, she likes to spend time watching Netflix with her 8-year-old tabby cat Mylo.

Laura Boerrichter

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Laura grew up in Ontario and has been living in Fort McMurray since 2011. She has two border collies, Molson and Teddy. Outside of the clinic, Laura enjoys horse riding and traveling the world.

Elizabeth Wall

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Elizabeth was born and raised in Fort McMurray. She obtained her diploma in Animal Health Technology from NAIT and graduated with honours. Elizabeth has one dog, a mixed breed rescue named Riggins.

Krista Gilbert

Clinic Assistant

Krista completed her EMT and decided she missed working with animals. She then joined the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital team where she is currently working as a Veterinary Assistant. She has a German Shepherd named Aspen who she spends her time with.

Erica Wittemann


Erica was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She has been with the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital since September 2012. She has a great love for animals, including her own - Lu the Chihuahua, and Gus and Zoe the cats. She enjoys spending her evening and weekends exploring with the adventurous Lu.

Elizabeth Wonsiak

Elizabeth hails from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and joined the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital team in 2017. She owns a Lab cross – Colby, a domestic long-haired fur baby – Tux, and a very talkative Savannah Cat –Tilley.

Surgical Services

We offer spaying, neutering, soft tissue, and orthopaedic surgery services at our veterinary hospital.


If you notice your pet has bare patches, lumps or bumps, or is scratching excessively, give us a call right away

Fort McMurray Animal Hospital

10116 Centennial Dr

Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H 1Y4






Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Please call us to find out which clinic is available for emergency services.


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