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Meet Our Team
Meet our all-female veterinary team! They are experts in advanced soft tissue surgery, diagnostic services, comprehensive dentistry, special interest in feline medicine and ultrasound, both cardiac and abdominal.
Veterinarian & Practice Owner
Dr. M. Sra
Dr. Sra graduated in 1996 from the College of Veterinary Medicine in PAU India. He immigrated to Canada in 1997 and completed the required examinations in 1999. Dr. Sra has a wealth of experience, in general practice and emergency medicine. In 2008 he opened Southglen Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Sra is an accomplished surgeon with a special interest in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He does TTA, TPLO, simple and complex fracture repairs and is trained in both cardiac and abdominal ultrasound. Dr. Sra is passionate about continuing education, each year he achieves 50-70 hours of course work. Dr. Sra is committed to the welfare of all pets. He has been active in the sterilization campaigns in Manitoba and has volunteered his time to perform surgery in remote northern locations. Southglen is actively involved in the support of rescue organizations by their partnership in rescue pet veterinary care. Dr. Sra serves on the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and was recently nominated to president to the Board. In his spare time Dr. Sra enjoys golfing, and spending time with his son and daughter. His two dogs, Zoe a Sealyham terrier and Zara a rescue from Manitoba Mutts, keep his entire family in check!
Dr. O. Blanvoort
Dr.Blankvoort has been a part of the Southglen team since September of 2014. She previously graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and from the University of Saskatchewan with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr.Blankvoort has two cats, Doctor Science who was rescued after a blizzard at her parents farm and Louie who was adopted from D'Arcy's ARC. She enjoys live music, golfing, curling, travelling and holds both a Canadian and a Dutch passport - just like James Bond!
Dr. A. Litchfield
Dr. Litchfield has been working as a small animal veterinarian in Winnipeg for the last 6 years and started at Southglen in January 2015. Before graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine she completed a Bachelor of Science focused on microbiology and chemistry. She has a keen interest in anaesthesia, ultrasound and pain management. Dr.Litchfield enjoys building relationships with clients and working as a team to help families make the most appropriate medical decisions for them and their pets. She has a trio of rescue pets, including Lemon a hyper Labrador cross that keeps her on her toes, Spunky an old foster fail with cerebellar hypoplasia and Carrot the newest addition, a cat from Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. In her spare time, Dr.Litchfield likes to paint, go camping, cross country ski, and spend as much time as possible socializing with friends and family whether out for dinner or at the family cottage.
Dr. T. Guinn
Dr. Guinn started at Southglen in the summer of 2014 as a student while completing her degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She joined the team as a Veterinarian in 2015. Dr.Guinn is very thorough in her cases and makes sure client’s go home with a full understanding. She has two cats, Amy, a grey Tabby who was a foster fail and Rose, an orange Tabby who was rescued from the Saskatoon SPCA. In her spare time she enjoys playing squash, cycling, yoga, going to the lake and hanging out with friends. Before completing her DVM, Dr. Guinn did 3 years of undergrad focusing on biochemistry and microbiology. She also has an identical twin!
Dr. C. Ward
Dr. Ward joined our hospital in May 2017. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine the same year. Before attending the WCVM, Dr. Ward did volunteer veterinary work in India, and spent three years studying Animal Science and Agriculture at the University of Manitoba. On her spare time she enjoys going to the lake, travelling, playing hockey and practicing the ukulele. She also loves spending time with her two dogs. Nacho is a corgi-lab x who she rescued during a volunteer trip in Guatemala, and River, a stray that was found wondering the Assiniboine River.
Group Administrator WVCG
Andrea joined the Southglen team in November 2014 as the Hospital Administrator. Andrea has had the privilege of working in veterinary medicine for over twenty years. While attending the University of Winnipeg, she became engaged in veterinary medicine and launched her management career. Andrea oversees the management for the Winnipeg Veterinary Care Group hospitals, as Group Administrator. Andrea is passionate about management. She takes pride in supporting her team members to be their professional best to deliver exceptional patient care. Andrea is the proud mother of three two legged children and one four legged child Tenor, a Bernese Mountain dog. Tenor spends most of his time closely supervising the children he considers his own. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time being active outdoors with her husband, children and Tenor.
Corrie has been in the veterinary profession since graduating from the Robertson College program in 2000 and joined the Southglen team in January 2015. Corrie is our office manager, and ensures all of our client's needs are met. Corrie is always smiling and is a go-to for knowledge! At home she has two dogs, a Shih Tzu named Clay, a Rottweiler named Piper, and three cats, RJ, Cheeko, and Apaulo. During the summer Corrie loves to go camping with her family every weekend and has been a Bomber season ticket holder for the past fourteen years!
Register Veterinary Technologists (RVTs)
Jessica started working at Southglen in December 2013. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in 2013. Jessica loves cats and has three of her own, Salem and Littlefoot, and Bast. Salem is a fifteen-year-old domestic shorthair that loves sitting on the deck and Littlefoot is a 2-year-old brown and white Tabby who likes to tease Salem. Bast is the newest addition to the crew, and was born in August of 2016. Bast is very energetic and always has Jessica on her toes. Jessica loves to bake, watch horror moves and spend time at her cabin in Falcon Lake. At Southglen Jessica is has a caring touch and always put's the pets comfort first. She is also our nutrition counsellor here at Southglen, and does an amazing job ensuring all of our patients are on the correct diet, whether it be maintenance diet or a weight loss journey.
Kim has been a part of the Southglen team since starting in 2012. She graduated from Red River College in 2008 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist. At Southglen Kim has a caring touch with patients and is always making sure your pet is comfortable. She has a special interest in dentistry and ensures all of our dental patients are closely monitored and comforted. Kim has a hyper German Shephard name Kylo Ren. She likes to spend her free time enjoying the outdoors, knitting and spending time with friends.
Lianne started at Southglen in June of 2016. She graduated in the Spring from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College. She has two cats, Flaca who is a diabetic Tortieshell, and Sia, a one-year-old Siamese. She plays soccer on multiple teams, and plays three instruments, the violin, piano, and guitar. Lianne grew up with all sorts of pets, such as turtles, snakes, hamsters, dogs, cats, and her family now has a small chicken farm.
Breanne has been working as an RVT at Southglen since March 2017. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Red River College in 2014. On her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and travelling. She has two pets at home- Autumn, an energetic Golden Retriever, and Amira, a relaxed DSH that keeps Autumn in her place.
Teri has been part of the Southglen team for a year and a half as one of our Registered Veterinary Technologists. She graduated from Red River College in 2004, and has been extremely busy ever since. She not only works here but also has another position in the animal health field. She keeps the team running smoothly and promptly, and is always willing to lend a helping hand. At home Teri has a 16-year-old domestic short hair named Thunder. She loves spending time with friends, camping and canoeing.
Ashlee joined the Southglen team as a veterinary assistant in 2013 and began working as a Registered Veterinary Technologist in 2014 after graduating from the Animal Health Technology Program at Red River. Ashlee has an adorable little chinchilla named Rico at home. When she isn’t working she likes to spend time with friends and family, go to the cabin and snuggle with Rico! She also collects everything from The Lion King. At Southglen Ashlee keeps everyone laughing and always gives the up-most care to your pet!
Barb started at Southglen in September 2014. She has been working in the veterinary profession since graduating as a Registered Animal Health Technologist in 1993 and still loves her job. Barb is experienced in dentistry and is one of our fastest cone makers! She has four kids at home and one fur-kid named Leo. Leo is a 134-pound Great Dane who loves to sit on the couch! Barb loves to spend her spare time working in her garden and taking her kids to their activities!
Shannon has been part of the Southglen team since February 2016. She graduated from the Red River Animal Health Technology program with honors in 2001. Shannon has a variety of experience working with not only companion animals, but also large, small and exotic animals over the course of her career. Shannon loves all animals big and small, and always treats her patients like one of her own. At home, Shannon has two dogs, Raven who is a 12-year-old Black Lab Cross, and Jersey, and 8-year-old Husky Cross. She also has a daughter named Rylee that hopes to follow in her Mom's footsteps working with animals and plans to become a zoo keeper when she grows up. When Shannon is not working, she can be found shuttling Rylee to her various activities, on the volleyball court, baseball diamond, camping, or spending time at her family cottage.
Shey started her career as a veterinary assistant in 2011 until she graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in 2015. Shey joined our Southglen team in 2017 and has a special interest in small animal anesthesia, phlebotomy and dentistry. She shares her home with a 3 legged rescue dog named Missy, and 3 cats named Lexi, Alby and Thai.
Stephanie started out at Southglen as a volunteer in 2010. She began working as a veterinary assistant shortly after, and then completed the Animal Health Technology Program in 2013. She has a husky named Cassie that was found as a stray and brought to our hospital. Stephanie also has two cats named after Harry Potter characters- Neville & Tonks. Stephanie enjoys phlebotomy and ensuring that all of our patients are comfortable and well taken care of.
Xena joined Southglen Veterinary Hospital in August of 2017 as a veterinary assistant. She will be applying for the Animal Health Technologist program at Red River College in the near future. Xena grew up on a farm surrounded by animals- cows, horses, chickens and pigs to name a few. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her dog Lacy, and spending time in Lac Du Bonnet with her family and friends.
Savannah started at Southglen in May of 2017 after completing the Veterinary Office Assistant course at Red River College. Savannah has quite a few pets at home- Jasper, a 7-year-old black cat, George, a 15-year-old cat, Winnie who is 1, 3 fish and 2 budgies! When Savannah isn't busy caring for her own pets she enjoys getting to know all of the patients here. Savannah also enjoys working with large animals, and plans on entering the Registered Veterinary Technologist program at Red River College. She spends her free time in the outdoors- snowmobiling, quading and fishing.
Jasmine has been part of the Winnipeg Veterinary Care Group for around 4 years, but recently transferred over to the Southglen team. Jasmine grew up on a farm with both hobby and dairy experience. She wanted to get into marine biology so she started working with the rural veterinarian when she was just 16 years old. Jasmine has always had pets- cats, dogs and even a raccoon! In her spare time she enjoys photography and watching NFL with her fiance. She has two tuxedo cats named Banksy and Bella.
Janelle joined the Southglen team in May 2015. She makes everyone feel comfortable while at the vet, including any nervous fur-babies! At home she has three of her own, Anabell a Yorkshire Terrier, Nash a 110lb Rottweiler, and a three legged Border Collie mix from CAARE Rescue named Bullet. Janelle needs to keep active- she enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis, and taking the dogs to the park. Janelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Manitoba.
Kim has been working as a veterinary assistant at Southglen since January 2014. In 2013, she graduated from the Robertson College with honors in the Veterinary Office Assistant Program. Kim has two stunning Sphynx cats at home, Sookie and Hades. She spends her time working, playing video games or at home with her two eye-catching cats! Kim is a great multi-tasker and does fantastic in emergency situations always making sure the pet's needs are met. She keeps our hospital very organized and makes sure we have everything we need!
Kimrin has been here at Southglen since June 2016. She is currently attending the University of Manitoba. Kimrin always greets everyone with a big smile and is very welcoming to any nervous patients. She has two dogs at home, Zoe who is a Sealyham Terrier, and Zara who she adopted from Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue. Kimrin spends her free time with her family and friends.
Janelle has been part of the Southglen team since September of 2015. Janelle has one fur baby at home named Princess, an adorable little Maltese mix. Her name fits her perfectly, and is Janelle's whole world. When not at school working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technologist at Red River College, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family at their cabin and soaking up the sun on the beach. She is looking forward to completing the Animal Health Technologist program, and can't imagine doing anything other than working with animals.
Emma has been a veterinary assistant at Southglen since February 2016. She has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in both history and politics which she obtained at the University of Winnipeg. She has a beautiful black lab from Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue named Nova and a kitten named Meowkith who was found as a stray. Emma is passionate about working with animals and enjoys spending time with all of our patients. In her spare time, Emma loves playing soccer, previously playing for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.
Danielle joined our team in August of 2017 as a veterinary assistant. She is currently studying agriculture at the University of Manitoba. When not at school, Danielle enjoys camping and outdoor activities in the summer, and plays on a recreational hockey team in the winter.
Juliette started at Southglen in September 2017. She will be attending the Animal Health Technology Program at Red River College in the near future. Juliette loves working with animals and is always excited to meet new patients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping and playing sports. She has a dog named Scamp from the Winnipeg Humane Society and two cats- Harley and Simba. Juliette has had all sorts of pets, and looks forward to working with them more in the future.
Kayla joined our team in October 2017 after moving to Winnipeg from a small town. She has always had an interest in animal care and has volunteered at the Brandon Winnipeg Humane Society. Kayla really enjoys meeting all of the four legged friends that come in our door. She makes sure they are all greeted with a smile and a paw shake. Kayla spends her spare time outdoors, snowboarding, fishing and at the beach.
Krissy started working at Southglen in 2015, starting as a part-time veterinary office assistant, and now works full-time as a veterinary assistant. Krissy graduated from the Veterinary Office Assitant program at St. James-Assiniboia in 2012. She really enjoys taking care of our patients and makes sure they are comfy and happy at all times. In Krissy's spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, cosplay and working out.
Breanna started working at Southglen in November of 2017. She is currently studying animal science and agriculture at the University of Manitoba, and is planning on attending school to become a veterinarian. Breanna makes sure all of our in hospital patients have everything they need from warm cozy blankets to food and water. She has five horses and a very energetic cattle dog/shephard cross named Charlie. Breanna enjoys playing sports and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
Billa has been here at Southglen since he was found as a stray kitten about 10 years ago. He enjoys sun bathing by the window, begging for treats, and sleeping for long periods of time.