Dr. Kevin Breker
Kevin Breker graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Dr. Breker has been living in Peace River since 1982. He works mainly out of the Peace River but when needed, he will head down to the High Prairie clinic as well. Kevin’s focus is working on large animals. He has a strong interest in equine dentistry, dairy herd health and beef herd health. Despite spending such long days on the road with his clients, Kevin finds time to regularly swim. In the summer he loves to canoe, hunt, fish, compete in triathlons and scuba dive. Kevin has been instrumental in developing the University of Calgary’s Distant Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He is a great mentor and enjoys taking students on his calls to show them the ropes of large animal veterinary medicine. The great Dr. Breker says that “there is no magic” when it comes to dealing with large animal issues, however, most of the veterinarians he works with agree that the art of veterinary medicine just seems to come naturally to him.
Dr. Amy Murphy
Dr. Murphy is originally from Nova Scotia. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2006 and has been at the Peace River Clinic ever since. She is a mixed animal Veterinarian with a special interest in small animal surgery. She really enjoys working with the students from UCVM for their 4th year rotation in Rural Community Practice. Dr. Murphy enjoys spending time with her pets: Dogs: Peanut and Walnut and Cats: Ricky and Watson, camping, travelling, gardening, cooking and taking in all the vibrant community of Peace River and surrounding area has to offer.
Dr. Erik Burow
Erik was raised in St. Albert, Alberta and graduated from the University of Calgary in 2019. Erik’s focus is working on large animals. His practice interests include feedlot consulting, cow-calf and dairy herd health, as well as equine medicine. Outside of work, Erik and his wife enjoy helping out at the family farm in nearby Tangent. His hobbies include hiking, skiing, and spending time with his dogs Olive and Otis.
Dr. Camille Adams (Locum)
Camille’s hometown is Cochrane Alberta where she grew up on an acreage caring for and working with all sorts of “critters” from goats/ sheep to horses and dogs. After completing an undergraduate degree in Ontario she moved back out west and completed her doctorate of veterinary medicine. She has a passion for rural mixed animal veterinary medicine that has been fostered through her upbringing, schooling and past work experience. She thoroughly enjoys the variability of working with animals of all shapes and sizes as well as working for clients and patients in rural locations as this enables her to develop a sense of community being interdisciplinary in her career. Her interests outside of work include: road biking, playing with and caring for 3 rescue dogs, reading and being in nature/ being outside.
Dr. Kristy Oatway (Locum)
Dr. Kristy Oatway grew up on a small cattle farm north of Rycroft Alberta and spent much of her childhood showing her family’s purebred Simmental cattle and her own 4-H calves. Growing up she always knew she wanted to work with animals but it wasn’t until high school when she spent some time with the local veterinarians in Fairview that she knew she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Kristy graduated from the University of Calgary’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, receiving the Holstein Canada Award for Excellence in Bovine Medicine. Since graduating, she has spent three years practicing cow-calf, feedlot and equine medicine in Central and Southern Alberta. Her professional interests include both equine and bovine internal medicine, herd health management, wound healing and calf health. Outside of work Kristy enjoys travelling, trying new recipes and seeking adventure with her golden retriever Cooper and boyfriend David.
Clinic Manager, Registered Veterinary Technologist
Michelle, who has been with Peace River Vet Services for the past 29 years, is now working primarily as the office manager. She still gets the chance to use the skills she learned at Lakeland College as a Registered Veterinarian Technician when things get busy. Michelle was born and raised in McLennan, Alberta. Michelle has been married to her junior high school sweetheart, Julien, for the past 29 years. They have two adult children, Delanie who owns her own spa in Peace River and son Tye who works for the Government of Alberta as a water quality monitoring technologist. Michelle currently has 3 furry pets, Suri, an SPCA “K9 SPECIAL” and 2 rescue cats Samira and Stella. Michelle’s pastimes include spending time with her family, quilting, camping, gardening, and watching hockey.
Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)
This fiery redhead has been with the clinic full time since May 2007 and part-time as a technologist student from Fairview College. Crystal has a house full of very loved and spoiled pooches. Her three old girls are Meeka, a German Shepherd/Rottweiler cross, Shandy, a black and white Cocker Spaniel, and the most recent addition is Misty a black Lab who belongs to Crystal’s husband John. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys teaching riding lessons and jumping her horses. She also is very active on the Peace River Agricultural Committee and has been a major part of volunteering to run the horse show for the last 5 years. Crystal has recently become a leader for the Peace River horse 4-H club. Her professional interests include helping your pet achieve weight loss and anything to do with the equine species.
Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)
Vanessa has been with the Peace River Veterinary Clinic since September 2014, at that time you were most likely to see her in our High Prairie clinic. Today you will find her in Peace River full time. Vanessa has many interests including, raising chickens and ducks, gardening, traveling, reading, cooking, and caring for her cats and dogs. Professionally Vanessa enjoys learning about canine behavior.
Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)
Reagan was born and raised in Peace River, AB and has always had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. She grew up with cats, dogs, and horses, was in Equine 4H and High School Rodeo growing up. Reagan started volunteering, doing work experience hours and eventually became a kennel staff member at the Peace River Vet Clinic in 2015. Additionally, she worked and volunteered at the local SPCA. After high school, she attended Fairview College, to pursue a career in what she loves, as a Veterinary Technologist. She currently have 2 cats ( Fish & Niya).
Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) Locum
Hi! I’m Meghan and I grew up in La Crete, AB. I have always had a love for animals and could be found trying to skip out of house chores to help on the farm as often as I could. I ended up going to Olds College for school and ended up in Southern Saskatchewan working at a large animal practice there. One fun thing I’ve done is work on a dairy farm in New Zealand for a winter to learn a little more about the industry. I’ve been working as a locum RVT in Peace River since June 2019. When I’m not at the veterinary clinic you can find me back in La Crete helping my dad farm and run the family business. Some things I enjoy are hiking, horseback riding, random adventures and doing some sewing projects throughout the winter.
Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR)/Admin Assistant
Chantal has been working in this field of veterinary medicine since 2012 and she enjoys the interaction with clients and their pets, producers and their livestock. She spends her time away from work enjoying the outdoors, whether it is gardening and yardwork, helping friends with livestock, or just a good book to read out on the deck.
Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR)
Rosemarie has been with the clinic as a receptionist since 2012. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, the outdoors and travelling.
Veterinary Technical Assistant (VTA)
Cherise was born and raised in the Peace River area. She spent a lot of her childhood working with cattle as both of her parents have cattle farms. Even though Cherise doesn’t get to spend much time on the farm now, her passion for large animals is still the same. She has a special love for horses and hopes to own a few one day. When Cherise isn’t at work, she spends her free time with family and friends or you might find her planning fun activities for her Girl Guides group.
Bio coming soon!