Dr. Ken Smith
Growing up in the rural east central Alberta community of Castor, Dr. Ken Smith has always had animals in his life. The farm dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys and honeybees he cared for instilled a love and appreciation of all living things at a very early age. In 1989 he completed his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, then graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1993. He then joined the mixed animal practices in Langenburg, Saskatchewan and Russell, Manitoba where he enjoyed working on many species before moving to Leduc in 1996 where he has been practicing at the Leduc and Beaumont Animal Clinics ever since. Dr. Smith believes the most rewarding part of his work is the many wonderful people he has come to know through caring for their furry family members, and feels very fortunate to be serving people in this capacity. Away from the office, he enjoys camping and hiking with his family, gardening, music and badminton.
Dr. Janice Smith
Dr. Janice Smith graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been with Beaumont Animal Clinic for many years. She particularly enjoys dentistry, as well as preventative medicine. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her dogs and relaxing.
Dr. Zuzana Smith (Practice Manager)
Dr. Zuzana Smith grew up with several generations of German Shepherds and learned early on the value of animal companionship. She set her sights on a career in veterinary medicine and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Dr. Smith started out in a mixed animal practice straddling the Saskatchewan and Manitoba border, but moved closer to home when the first of her three children was on the way. During the early years of motherhood, Dr. Smith worked part time for the CFIA and did some locum work for various small animal practices in the Edmonton area. Dr. Smith has now stepped back from clinical practice to work as the practice manager of the Leduc and Beamont Animal Clinics. In her spare time, Dr. Smith likes to spend time with family, to knit or read with a cat or two on her lap, to bake and to tend her flower garden.
Registered Veterinary Technologists
Stacie Deugo - Registered Veterinary Technologist
Stacie graduated from Northern College in the Veterinary Technician program in 2011 before moving to Alberta from Northern Ontario. She has been with us at the Beaumont Animal Clinic since 2013, and loves the special bond that she has with each and every pet and client. She takes a particular interest in animal behavior and anesthesia. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, camping, and spending time with her family and her cat name Ziggy.
Margaret Curtis - Registered Veterinary Technologist
Margaret graduated from Lakeland College Vermilion's AHT program in 1997. She is also a Business Administration graduate from NAIT in 1990. She has a miniature dachshund named Bernard. A cat named Miss Polly and a horse named Victoria's Secret who was the inspiration for her equine body work business. She has been involved with horses for over 30 years.
Malinda Lang - Registered Veterinary Technologist
Malinda grew up in Leduc and has been an AHT/RVT since graduating from Fairview College in 2002. She has worked in small animal practices in Sherwood Park and Edmonton since then, including some experience with exotic pets and dog breeding protocols. After 9 years with a small animal clinic in Edmonton Malinda has joined our team in Beaumont. Malinda has enjoyed helping animals most of her life, from rescuing birds from the house cat to grooming pets, and can't imagine world without a cat on her pillow or dog at her feet.
Annamaria Gal, RVT
Anna graduted from the Lakeland College Animal Health Technology program in 2015. Since then she has worked in the small animal veterinary world in Edmonton with a brief foray into the 24hr emergency vet field in her hometown of Calgary, before reclaiming her nights and deciding the fun and variety of small animal practice suited her best. Shortly after leaving tech school and deciding it would be best to wait a year or so before getting any personal pets, 2 stray kittens found by her niece under a car in the pouring rain adopted her. They are now named River Song (calico) and Boe (smoke tabby) and take up most of her free time along with reading and enjoying live music, comedy and generally all British culture and entertainment.
Victoria McKelvie, Receptionist
Torrie grew up in Winnipeg before moving to Westlock, Alberta. She joined the team at Beaumont Animal Clinic in July 2017, and finds everything veterinary related interesting, with very little that grosses her out! She loves interacting with all of our furry patients and their humans, and enjoys being a part of a team that helps and provides dedicated care to all of our fluffy friends. At home, Torrie loves spending time with her husband and her 3 little ladies, as well as her dog – King Puppy Angus - and cat - Mr. Rainbow Sparkles (care to guess who picked the names?).
Amy Taskinen, Veterinary Medical Assistant
Amy grew up locally around Beaumont going to school in New Sarepta, and she is happy to stay local to where she grew up. She graduated from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at Lakeland College in Vermilion in 2017. She enjoys spending her free time hanging out with her dog Sheba, and riding her horse Gracie.
Mahty Hasheminia, VMA
Mahty grew up in Winnepeg before moving west to Alberta to complete the Veterinary medical Assistant program at NAIT. She joined the Beaumont Animal Clinic team in July 2017, and loves working with animals and interacting with people all day. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, makeup, reading, appreciating the arts, and pampering her two cats – Luna and Sammy.
Deanna Minken, Reception
Deanna grew up in rural Manitoba before moving to Beaumont. She joined the Beaumont Animal Clinic team in May 2019 as a receptionist to learn the ins-and-outs of a veterinary clinic. She is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta majoring in companion and performance animals. As an aspiring veterinarian, she loves learning new things at the clinic. In her free time, she loves spending time with her mini labradoodle Sadie, as well as hiking and camping in the mountains.