Dr. Liane Bitinsky
Dr. Bitinsky graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1998. She worked at the Cumberland Animal Clinic before opening the Forest Grove Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Wanda Burbridge in October 2000. She shares her life with her husband, Kevin, and dogs Cricket, Bounce, and Wynn. She has a special interest in canine behaviour and outside of the clinic she enjoys reading, knitting and participating in competitive dog agility.
Dr. Sue Tedesco
Sue Tedesco grew up in California. As a child she always knew that she wanted to be a vet and went to vet school in California. In 1989, she came to Saskatchewan to do a PHD on muskoxen and has been here ever since! She started at Forest Grove Veterinary Clinic in 2008 and she lives near Pike lake with her husband and daughter. Sue has several pets, including 2 dogs, 5 cats, and 3 horses. She is a real softy to any animal that needs help and is very devoted to her work.
Dr. Leah Frei
Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Originally from Alberta, Leah received her veterinary degree in 2009 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She was certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2010 (Colorado), and has been working at Forest Grove Veterinary Clinic since 2011. Her professional interests include acupuncture, dentistry and feline medicine.
Outside of her veterinary work, Leah spends most of her free time dancing; everything from ballroom, to salsa and Brazilian Zouk. She teaches classes with her husband in their favourite dance style, Urban Kiz. The remaining time is spent cuddling their fabulous little cat, Jolene!
Dr. Mandy Gudelot
Mandy Gudelot graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2015. Before joining the Forest Grove Veterinary Clinic, Mandy worked at several small animal practices in Regina and Saskatoon. She has a special interest in surgery, emergency and critical care. Outside of the clinic, Mandy enjoys sewing, eating, and spending time with her husband, 2 sons and two dogs. Mandy is currently on maternity leave, we look forward to her return in the spring!
Dr. Allison Hay
Allison was born and raised in Calgary Alberta and moved to Saskatoon for Veterinary school. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2020 and joined the team at Forest Grove Veterinary Clinic shortly after. She has a particular interest in surgery and feline medicine. Allison spends most of her free time running and hiking with her husband Ory, and her dog Daniel. When not outside she is cuddled up with her wonderful kitty Tippy.
Wendy started at Forest Grove Veterinary Clinic when it first opened in 2000. Wendy is married to Carl and they have two sons, one daughter, one daughter in law, a beautiful granddaughter and a grandkitty:) Outside of work, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym, kayaking, bridge walking, gardening, reading, and traveling.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Jesse was raised on a mixed livestock & grain farm and was always found doing daily livestock chores. From her upbringing and always being surrounded by animals, she knew her true passion was to work in the veterinary field. After graduating from high school, she went to College and received her diploma in Animal Health Technology. Jesse has been a Technician since 2007. She is the proud owner of 1 dog and 2 curious cats! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, getting a good workout in, vegetable gardening and tending to her mini fruit orchard of 30 fruit trees in her backyard!
Registered Veterinary Technician, VTS-(Behaviour)
Lynnsey grew up in a farming community in central Saskatchewan, in 2006 she graduated from Lakeland College Animal Health Technology Program. She has always had a keen interest in animal behaviour. In 2014 she obtained her Low Stress Handling Silver Certification, in 2017 her Fear Free Professional Level One certification, in 2018 her Fear Free Professional Level Two certification. Her passion for advocating for the wellbeing and comfort of all the animals she is in contact with led her to pursue her veterinary technician specialty (VTS) in animal behaviour, which she obtained in 2018. Lynnsey is the only technician in Canada with this designation and she would be happy to help you with any behavioural challenge you might be facing with your pets. In her spare time you can find Lynnsey with her nose in a book, camping with her husband and two dogs, or cuddling up with her senior kitty.
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Paige is a 2019 graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Veterinary Technology program. She grew up right here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her favorite part about being a Veterinary Technician is how many roles she fills, from anesthesiology to dental hygiene to nutrition. Paige loves to swim, sew and learn new things. She loves making connections with pets and their people and hearing the stories they have to tell.
Haley grew up on a family seed farm outside of Saltcoats, Saskatchewan where they currently have three dogs and three cats. She graduated from Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta in 2019. Within the first week of college, she adopted a guinea pig who lives with her here in Saskatoon. Haley enjoys going home to help on the farm, watching Netflix, gardening, reading, painting, and experiencing all of the opportunities Saskatoon has to offer.