Zachary Johnson, DVM
Dr. Zachary Johnson was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and became the owner of the Melville Veterinary Clinic in June of 2016 after purchasing the clinic from Dr. Dale Cochrane.
A Western College of Veterinary Medicine graduate of 2016, Dr. Johnson worked for Dr. Cochrane as a 3rd and 4th year student before making the permanent move to Melville, SK in April of 2016. Dr. Johnson continues to treat both large and small animals, just as the Melville Veterinary Clinic has done for many years.
When not working with animals, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time at home with his wife Kylie, daughter Sophia, and their dog Gunner.
Barbara Evans, BSc, DVM
Dr. Barbara Evans was raised in Holland, Manitoba with 3 brothers on a typical mixed family farm that included a variety of livestock and pet animals. Constantly pushing herself and always wanting to learn, Dr. Evans first became a Registered Nurse before going on to obtain her Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Masters in Adult Education.
Most recently Dr. Evans acquired her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in May of 2015.
Dr. Evans has worked part time as a veterinarian at the Melville Veterinary Clinic since 2005 while also working part time as an instructor at the Parkland College in Yorkton where she instructs Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology and Microbiology.
The Melville Veterinary Clinic is very fortunate to have Dr. Evans on our team as her vast knowledge and awesome client communication is revered by many clients and most certainly by her fellow staff members!
Breanna Issel, AHT
Originally from a cattle farm near Dubuc, Saskatchewan, Breanna feels right at home in the field of veterinary medicine.
Always helping with daily chores and treatment of her herd, Breanna found a passion working with animals, which ultimately led to her career as an Animal Health Technologist (AHT).
Graduating from Lakeland College in 2009 with her AHT certificate, Breanna started working in Langenburg, Saskatchewan under Dr. Tataryn, whom she credits with giving her the ability to gain so much practical experience in a rural clinic setting. She also has worked part time in a feedlot and cow calf operation during her time in Langenburg. Appearing on the Think Ag website for the Government of Saskatchewan in 2014/2015 and holding a featured article in the Sask Ag Relevance Magazine in 2016, Breanna’s strong interest in large animal medicine is recognized by many.
She was also awarded the SVMA Veterinary Technologist of the year in 2015.
Kimberly Berger, AHT
Originally from Arcola, Saskatchewan, Kim grew up with a passion for animals and knew she wanted to have a career that involved them one day. After receiving a Diploma from the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan with a Major in Animal Science, she decided to enroll in the Animal Health Technologist Program at the Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta where she graduated with distinction in 1996.
Post graduation, Kim worked in a couple different clinics and a feedlot before moving back closer to home to work at Stoughton Veterinary Services in March of 1999. After 18 years of dedicated and compassionate service to the clients in the Stoughton area, Kim joined the Melville Veterinary Clinic Team in December of 2017. Kim has enjoyed being a leader in the 4H Canine program and currently lives with her partner Rick on a farm near Grenfell, SK.
When not busy with work or chores on the farm, Kim enjoys painting, photography, cooking, and playing the guitar.
Nadine was born in Victoria, British Columbia and grew up on the lower mainland in B.C. Always having a passion to work with and rehabilitate animals, she attended Fairview College in Alberta and graduated as an Animal Health Technologist in 1987. Nadine was able to experience many different aspects of veterinary medicine such as Emergency and Critical Care, Small Animal Practice, a Mixed Practice, as well as the Edmonton Valley Zoo and Wildlife Rehab Centres.
After years in the field of veterinary medicine, Nadine left her career to focus on her family and raise her 5 children. Nadine began working at the Melville Veterinary Clinic in July of 2017. She loves all animals but has a special place in her heart for cats and the rehabilitation of all animals in need.
Nadine currently lives in Melville with her partner Rod and their 6 special needs cats.
Alexis was born and raised in Bonnyville, Alberta and had the opportunity to experience the cattle and farming industries growing up through family farms.
In 2010, she moved to Vancouver Island with her family where she became more involved with raising chickens and riding horses. Alexis received her Business Certificate from Parkland College in Yorkton in 2017 and has a keen interest in Equine Massage, which she has taken a two year course in as well.
Now calling Saskatchewan home, she and her husband Blaze own a farm and raise cattle, chickens, and goats as well as care for her 3 dogs Bella, Gracie, and Dozer.
In her free time Alexis enjoys riding horses and making homemade goat milk soap.