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 

Dr Birgit Wunsch

Dr Birgit Wunsch graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She grew up in St. Albert and is happy to be part of the team at the St. Albert Animal clinic. She enjoys general medicine, routine soft tissue surgery and routine dentistry in cats and dogs. Her favorite thing about being a vet is the ability to help clients understand their pet's conditions and treatments so they may make informed decisions about the care of their furry family members.

Over the years she has shared her home with many animals including gerbils, guinea pigs, budgies, cockatiels, horses, dogs, cats and even two or three chinchillas. They have taught her so much about the diverse and wonderful traits that our companion animals have. Veterinary medicine has taught her to keep an open mind when looking at cases and to never stop learning. There are always new medications, new technologies and new referral specialists to help treat the diverse problems we see in veterinary medicine. She looks forward to continuing to help the clients of St. Albert Animal Clinic meet the needs of their extra special pets.
Every day is a new adventure when you work with cats and dogs!

Dr. Kennedy Brooks, BSc DVM


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

He 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 Rehabilitation Staff

Kelsey Brooks, MScPT

Kelsey graduated from the University of Alberta in 2018 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She went on to pursue post graduate training in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and joined the rehab team at the St Albert Animal Clinic in 2021.She loves working with animals and using her knowledge of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and modalities to get them feeling their best. 

Kelsey is the live-in servant for a very spoiled cat named Maggie. She also has two horses - Warsaw and Boomer. When she is not at work you will find her at the barn.

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 favorite 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!

Ashley Diesel, RVT

Meet Our Support Staff



Marie has been with the St. Albert Animal Clinic since August of 1988. She lives in the country between St. Albert and Morinville with her two Boston Terriers, Bruin (7 years), Holly (4 years) and her Frenchie Pug cross named Maisy (5 years). She also shares her country home with 8 chickens! She enjoys long walks in her forest where her dogs (and sometimes the chickens too!) follow. She also enjoys sitting on her deck listening to and feeding the birds.



Meet Our Front End Staff



Amanda started working at the St. Albert Animal Clinic in January of 2022. A proud mom of two busy teenage boys, Amanda also has a senior cat named Star and a Mastiff mix named Mini. She has a strong love for both people and animals and could not be happier working in the animal health care industry. When not working at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her amazing friends and family and fun filled summers at the lake.
Amanda looks forward to meeting you and your beloved fur babies!