Prairie Veterinary Dental Services
Creating happy pets through dental health
Meet Our Team
I have had the privilege to train with some of the most passionate and inspired veterinary dentists in the world. Through the Veterinary Dental Forum and the European Veterinary Dental Forum, I have received advanced training in areas such as endodontic therapy, oral and maxillofacial surgery including jaw fracture repair, malocclusions, periodontal treatment, and the diagnosis and treatment of oral tumors. The last 10 years of my practice has focused almost entirely on veterinary dentistry.
I worry that it sounds selfish, but a big motivation for me practicing veterinary dentistry is hearing from clients after their companion has received dental care. I love all my patients, but senior dogs and cats occupy a special place in my heart. We often mistakenly associate aging with deteriorating health and sadly, most dogs and cats have some degree of dental disease by the time they reach middle age. When we treat and cure dental disease, we eliminate pain and give our patients back quality of life. This means more energy, better moods, and an overall happier companion.
I am deeply committed to my patients, their people and my veterinary colleagues who entrust me with providing the very best in veterinary dental care. I look forward to meeting you.
Brie’s extensive training in the field of veterinary medicine began in 2010 when she obtained a Veterinary Medical Receptionist certificate and later, Veterinary Technical Assistant certificate from Olds College. She became an Animal Health Technologist after studying at Lakeland College and completed pre-veterinary studies at Red Deer College.
Her boundless energy and versatility led her to practice for several years in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care. She has also honed her technical skills in general practice and at an equine internal medicine practice. Brie is committed to lifelong learning and is thrilled to be pursuing a Veterinary Technician Specialist accreditation in veterinary dentistry.
Brie brings to PVDS a commitment to gold standard veterinary medicine and a devotion to our clients who entrust us with the loving care of their companions.
Brie’s life outside of work is consumed with creatures both great and small. She shares her life with her toddler (also an avid animal lover), 2 Australian Shepherds, a Catahoula Leopard dog, 2 Ragdoll cats, 2 Flemish Giants, a bottle baby Jersey calf, 3 miniature donkeys and a jungle of plants. She replenishes her soul in the outdoors, with her family, in her garden or travelling the Planet.
We here are all so excited to welcome the fabulous, the fantastic, TA Shawna to the PVDS family!
Shawna has over 15 years in pet care (8 of those years in emergency medicine) making her deeply passionate about quality medicine and care being provided to all pets and their humans. It is very important to Shawna to focus on developing a genuine relationship with both our clients and our patients. Ensuring a comfortable experience for everyone is her top priority, and providing a safe space to help put us all at ease.
Shawna has two feline fur babies that rule her world named Jimmy and Pixie, and an energetic family pitbull cross named Halo who keeps her busy and her heart full. Shawna is excited to join the team and to meet our wonderful referral clients and patients. Call, email, text, or swing by to say hello today!
It is difficult to condense Stephen’s contribution to Prairie Veterinary Dental Services. When approached by Heather, his life and business partner, to open a referral veterinary dental practice, Stephen employed his myriad of skills and, together with Brie Smith, brought PVDS into existence.
Although Stephen’s professional certification is journeyman heavy equipment technician, his accounting and business management skills, aptitude for learning “on the fly” and wellspring of ideas make him a modern Renaissance man. Stephen possesses a profound love and appreciation for Nature and animals, including his lab/pitbull, Bo, and beach “coyote”, Louis.