Meet Our Veterinarians:

Dr. Kelly Burgess, BSc MSc DVM

A 1987 graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Burgess has additional training in rehabilitation medicine and acupuncture for dogs and cats.

Dr. Birgit Wunsch, DVM

Graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Steven Lesniak, BSc DVM

Graduated in 2018 from the University of Melbourne Veterinary Medicine in Australia

Dr. Kennedy Brooks, BSc DVM

Graduated 2020 from the St. George's University Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies

Dr. Brooks has a love of wildlife medicine, small animal medicine and surgery. He is owned by 2 dogs, a cat and bunny.

When not in clinic Dr. Brooks is often Paragliding, Back Country Camping, skiing and enjoying the outdoors

Meet Our Registered Veterinary Technologists:

Laureen, RVT

Laureen graduated in 1976 from Fairview College and worked mixed animal practice for 21 years before changing back to just small animal practice. Laureen has a lifelong love of animals and currently has many dogs, cats, and horses as pets. Her passions at work include breeding, laboratory work (especially cytology), and client education. Laureen has a giant heart and her favourite parts of working at St. Albert Animal Clinic are working with our loyal clients and loving our amazing patients. Ask her about her Shar-Pei!

Michelle, RVT

Michelle graduated from the Animal Health Technologist program at NAIT in 2014 and has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technologist with small animals ever since. Michelle has a 10 year old German Shepherd/Pitbull cross named Bunnie and two domestic long hair cats named Oreo and Sirius, both 6 years old. When she is not hard at work Michelle likes to spend time at the lake, shooting some pool, taking Bunnie to the park, and snuggling with her animals while watching Netflix.

Leeann, RVT

Meet Our Amazing Support Staff:


Sonja was previously an Animal Health Technologist (synonymous with RVT) who graduated from Lakeland College. After working as a receptionist at small animal practices, an emergency clinic, and some interesting careers outside of the veterinary profession, Sonja has come back to work with us as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. Sonja shares a home with 3 cats: Jack (house panther 1), Flash (house panther 2), and Lucy; she also has 2 gorgeous bunnies named Mocha and Chewy. When she is not at work she enjoys camping, spending time with her fur babies, and making jewelry.