Dr. Jeremy Ross | Owner/Veterinarian
Jeremy was born and raised south of Estevan on the family ranch. He grew up spending a lot of time with animals. Most of his time was spent doing chores, feeding and caring for the ranch’s cows, horses, dogs and cats. Jeremy started to get involved when he joined the local 4 H Club and later High School Rodeo. He graduated from Estevan Comprehensive High School and got a scholarship to attend Casper College and compete on the livestock judging team. This consisted of a lot of travelling to almost all western US states competing and practicing at many farms and livestock operations along the way. Competitively, he won contests in Wyoming, Oklahoma and Texas and finished high point judger for Casper College. Academically Jeremy’s GPA got him in the PHI Theta Kappa honor society and after taking correspondence through U of Wyoming and U of California-Berkeley, he completed his requirements for vet school in 2 years. Vet school was great for Jeremy, especially sharing it with his brother Mike and future wife Carol. Jeremy has many veterinary mentors to thank that helped me along the way; his uncle Barry Ross DVM at Dawson Creek BC, John Kyle DVM at Mayerthorpe, AB, Dennis Rach DVM and all the vets at Moore & Company in Calgary. Jeremy was awarded the Roberts Prize for Excellence in Beef Cattle Herd Health management. He graduated in 2002.
Since graduation, Jeremy has been in mixed practice and still prides his self in being a jack of all trades. He is proud to be surrounded by good people, and to work at 2 great facilities with advanced technology and services. Professionally, he received the award of distinction in Equine Welfare-Excellence in innovation from the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and Food Animal Council. Jeremy attended a 6 month course in Veterinary Acupuncture for all animals in 2006. He has attended many major conferences and wet labs annually to stay current (average 2.5 a year). Currently, he still enjoys learning more. He has lectured many vet students and finds it fulfilling to mentor them. Jeremy is proud to live on the prairies where he can enjoy hunting, fishing, team roping and penning and working with good cowhorses on the family ranch. He still has a passion for veterinary medicine. It has taken him a lot of places and he has met some wonderful colleagues and clients. Jeremy is grateful for his children and feels lucky to have a wife that understands his job and shares the same interests. He looks forward to a long career of excitement!
Dr. Carol Ross | Owner/Veterinarian
Carol Ross was raised on a mixed farm near the small town of Arrowwood, AB. Growing up she loved to help with all aspects of the farm from chasing cows to fixing the combine. She was active in 4-H Beef, softball, basketball and dance. She was valedictorian of her high school, although granted there were only 40 students! She did an undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Calgary with an honours thesis on the prevalence of Giardia in swine. At the Uof C, she was a member of the Ski club and learned how to rock climb. After graduating she was lucky enough to find a job in her field; she worked for a ruminant nutritionist at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Lethbridge AB on projects such as Giardia prevalence and effects on calf gain, survival of fecal pathogens in compost, and mineral intake of cattle on pasture. While in Lethbridge she played slow pitch, ultimate Frisbee, and lots of golf. After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 she joined Hoium Veterinary Services in Weyburn. One month later BSE was detected in a Canadian cow and the cattle industry was changed overnight! While dealing with the challenges of entering practice, Carol also helped Jeremy start Ross Veterinary Services in Estevan. In 2005, Jeremy and Carol bought the Weyburn clinic from Gary Hoium. Her special practice interests are surgery, dentistry and cow-calf herd medicine. She is very concerned about finding the best solution for the animal and their owner!
Jeremy and Carol have three children, Jaycee, Sydney and Hugh. Carol’s hobbies are gardening, chasing cows, playing hockey, team penning, and waterskiing.
Dr. Marcel Macfarlane | Veterinarian
Dr. Marcel Macfarlane was raised on a grain farm in southeastern Saskatchewan, graduating valedictorian from Oxbow Prairie Heights High school in 1990. In 1997 after graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with distinction he returned to the southeast with wife Dr. Dawn Pauwelyn (1998 WCVM) and together they have made the community of Carnduff their home where they raise 3 children. In 2007 Dr. Macfarlane took a 4 month sabbatical from work and built a house from recycled elevator timbers for his family. Dr. Macfarlane is a versatile mixed animal veterinarian with strong communication and organizational skills and was recognized in 2010 by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association with an award of meritorious service for contributions to his community and profession. In 2011 Marcel and Dawn began to practice collaboratively with PAHC fundamentally believing that working together fosters the best level of care for both patient and client. When not working Dr. Marcel enjoys distance running, finish carpentry and the outdoors especially in the fall.
Dr. Dawn Pauwelyn | Veterinarian
Dr. Dawn Pauwelyn was raised in Winnipeg, Mb. where she graduated from high school and than obtained her bachelor of science in agriculture at University of Manitoba. She than started veterinary college in Saskatoon at WCVM. She graduated and got married to Dr. Marcel Macfarlane in May of 1998. She has practiced veterinary medicine in the Carnduff district since than. Dr. Dawn's other interests include mothering 3 children, running, traveling and gardening.
Dr. Karly Lanz | Veterinarian
Growing up on an acreage, 30 minutes east of Regina, SK, Karly has rode horses from a young age of three, and enjoyed the other cats, dogs, and roping cattle that she had the opportunity to grow up with. Her childhood consisted of lots of riding horses and rodeo – barrel racing and team roping - playing ice hockey and ringette competitively, and hunting and fishing. Pursuing her life-long passion of wanting to become an ‘animal doctor’, she did three years of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Regina, before getting accepted into vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Sasakatoon.
Since graduating vet school in May 2009, Karly has been in mixed private practice and proudly joined on as an associate veterinarian at Prairie Animal Health Centre in Estevan in December 2013. She enjoys the variety of small animal, equine and bovine medicine that mixed practice offers. Karly is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is working on certification for veterinary herbal medicine. She is continuously practicing integrative veterinary medicine, where she offers western and alternative options for her patients. When not at work, Karly and her fiancé live on a farm outside of Carnduff, SK, where they both enjoy their two dogs, numerous horses, playing hockey, hunting, and actively competing in rodeos all over SK, MB, and AB.