Meet The Team

We are dedicated to the health, welfare and care of each animal we meet through collaborative relationships with each producer and owner.

Dr. Kevin Breker

Dr. Kevin Breker

Veterinarian

 
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. Amy Murphy

Veterinarian

 
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. Liz Okruhlik

Dr. Liz Okruhlik

Veterinarian

 
Liz joined the Peace River Veterinary Clinic in September of 2016. She hails from London, Ontario, and attended Ontario Veterinary College. With an undergrad in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University and an art degree it is safe to say that Liz has a wide scope of interests. She enjoys all thing outdoors including, skiing, camping, hiking, and riding horses. Liz loves adventure and will take any chance to travel and explore new places. Her professional interests include large animal, wildlife and exotic medicine. She is always eager and willing to jump in and learn something new.
Dr. Erik Burow (Starting May 7, 2019)

Dr. Erik Burow (Starting May 7, 2019)

Veterinarian

 
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.
Michelle Dubrule

Michelle Dubrule

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.
Crystal Ferguson

Crystal Ferguson

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.
Vanessa Levesque

Vanessa Levesque

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.

Reagan Boucher (Starting May 14, 2019)

Reagan Boucher (Starting May 14, 2019)

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).
Monika Coates

Monika Coates

Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) Locum

 
Monika graduated from tech school in 2016 and has worked with Peace River clinic since May of 2016 and will continue working in a locum position. Monika was born and raised on a farm outside of Peace River. She enjoys working with cattle, cats and dogs but especially cats! She also has a passion for nutrition for cats and dogs. Monika has 2 cats of her own, Cricket and Callie, and a Great Pyrenees cross dog named Gracie. In her spare time Monika enjoys doing outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and kayaking/canoeing.
Chantal Cote

Chantal Cote

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.
Rosemarie Jackman

Rosemarie Jackman

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.
Michelle (Shelly) Waites

Michelle (Shelly) Waites

Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR)

 
Shelly was born and raised in Peace River and has worked at the clinic since 2010. She lives just outside of town and has run a cow-calf operation with her father for the past 22 years. Shelly also has 4 dogs, 4 cats, 3 horses. Along with her husband they have raised 4 beautiful daughters and have 1 grandchild. Shelly loves being outdoors, going for walks, camping and just spending time with family.

Cherise Greff

Cherise Greff

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.

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