Meet Our Team in Lethbridge, Alberta
Lethbridge Animal Clinic is staffed with skilled livestock veterinarians, registered veterinary technologists, consultants, and more to serve your feedlot and cow/calf needs. Get to know our animal health team and office staff before getting in touch!
Our Animal Health Team
Dr. Martin Kaatz
Veterinarian/ Animal Health Team Lead
Dr. Kaatz has an illustrious career in veterinary medicine, along with years of education and research under his belt. In 2000, he completed Boehringer Ingelheim’s registered laboratory technician program, and attended the University of Medicine in Hannover, Germany, that same year. He graduated in 2006 and for the next 3 years, collected data for the PhD program “BSE pathogenesis in cattle” at the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, at the National Institute for Animal Health. In 2015, Dr. Kaatz obtained a “Certificate of Qualification”, successfully completed his PhD, and joined LAC as a professional service veterinarian.
Dr. Kaatz loves his family, his German Shorthaired Pointers, and his cows. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, and camping.
Dr. Pat Burrage
Dr. Burrage graduated from WCVM in 1989. He spent the first half of his career owning and operating a mixed animal practice in southern Alberta. He spent the past 17 years in central Alberta, where he has owned and managed a mixed animal practice in Bluffton with 5 veterinarians, 3 registered veterinary technologists, and 4 support staff. In 2018, Dr. Burrage handed ownership of Bluffton Veterinary Services over to his young associates. Currently, he is providing veterinary consulting services for LAC to help feedlot and cow/calf clients, and providing mentorship for younger veterinarians in our practice.
Dr. Burrage is the proud father of 3 daughters, 2 of which have left the nest, and the youngest starting her college education. He spends his spare time fly fishing, chasing pheasants with his dog in the fall, coaching high school girls’ volleyball, and playing with his cows on his farm west of Bluffton. Dr. Burrage has been involved with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association throughout his career, serving on the Food Animal Committee, Complain Review Committee, and most recently with the Council and is the past president of the association.
Dr. Cameron French
Dr. French grew up on a farm, and seeing a vet come over to take care of an animal sparked his curiosity about veterinary medicine. For him, becoming a vet really was his dream job, and one of his fondest memories involved driving a 4×4 pickup through a blizzard to help a cow deliver her calf.
Dr. French earned his BSc in agriculture at the University of Alberta in 1984, then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. For the next 3 years, he served as an associate veterinarian at Olds Veterinary Centre, a mixed animal practice in Olds, Alberta. In 1994, he joined LAC as a managing partner, treating both large and small animals until 1998. From 1998 to 2006, he focused mainly on feedlot and cow/calf practice. In 2002, Dr. French sustained a back injury. After some time off, he returned to LAC in 2015 in a limited work capacity, serving our clients as a remote consultant. He enjoys his dogs and horses, as well as occasional camping trips.
Dr. Will Lillico
Dr. Lillico joined Lethbridge Animal Clinic in August 2020. He completed his undergraduate program at Lakeland College in Lloydminster, AB, and then at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. He completed vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK. Dr. Lillico grew up on a cow-calf ranch in Northern Alberta by Peace River, doing everything from horseback.
His hobbies include bodybuilding, riding, ranch roping, and rawhide braiding.
Our Animal Health Team
Registered Veterinary Technologist and Consultant Assistant
My name is Hailey Herrington, I grew up in the small town of Provost Alberta. Growing up we had a few cows in a family friend’s herd which allowed me to grow up around cattle despite living in town. I attended the Animal Health Technology program at Grande Prairie Regional College from 2017-2019. Since then, I have worked in both rural and emergency medicine. I enjoy hunting, hiking, camping, water sports and archery in my spare time.
Brianna grew up in the city of Calgary and got involved in agriculture as a teenager. After high school, she completed a diploma in Agricultural Management at Olds College and went on to work at various livestock operations in Southern Alberta. After working closely with a veterinarian at her previous position, she pursued a second diploma in Veterinary Health Care Assisting from CDI College where she graduated with honors. These days, she sits up front at the reception desk for LAC and SAVS. Outside of work, Brianna often visits her family in Calgary, spends time with friends in Lethbridge, and stays involved with her church.
Tony Van Ee
Customer Service and Warehouse Representative
Hello, my name is Tony Van Ee. I grew up in Lethbridge, AB. My whole life I’ve grown up around agriculture and have found a passion for animals from spending many weekends in Vauxhall helping out at my family farm. Most of my favourite memories stem from my grandpa and him showing me what it’s like to love what you do! Agriculture has and will always be in my blood and I’m blessed to be able to work somewhere I can share what I’m most passionate about in my spare time I like to customize golf carts.
Senior Sales Representative/Southern Alberta Veterinary Services by TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods
Cal was born and raised in Picture Butte, the heart of southern Alberta agriculture. He started out in the cattle industry at a young age, and later transitioned into a successful career in agricultural equipment sales. In 2000, he merged his passions for customer service and cattle, and started his career with Southern Alberta Veterinarian Services. He takes great pride in his relationships with clients and enjoys being a small part of their success. Outside of work, Cal enjoys good food and good company, traveling, hiking, and biking.
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Andrea grew up on a farm outside of Taber. She graduated from the Animal Health Tech program in Olds in 2012, and worked in different mixed animal practices in southern Alberta for about 5 years. She joined LAC in September 2020. In her free time, Andrea enjoys hiking, camping, and canoeing with her family.
Registered Veterinary Technologist
Carol has over 30 years of animal clinic and feedlot experience. In 1987 she graduated from the AHT program at Fairview College, and up until 1995, she worked at the Taber Animal Clinic. For the next several years, she would work at a couple of different feedlots in the Taber and Hays areas. In December 2003, when the BSE crisis was taking place, she joined Lethbridge Animal Clinic. Outside of work, Carol enjoys golfing, doing yard work, and riding her bike. In the wintertime, she enjoys curling.
Chrissy joined LAC in 2014 and she absolutely loves it. She was born in Medicine Hat but has spent most of her life here in Lethbridge, AB. She loves her homegrown agricultural community, which she shares with her soon-to-be-husband and daughter. Chrissy also has a couple of four-legged family members, dogs Peaches and Boomer. She and her family love going out on hikes together, exploring and discovering all the little treasures life has to offer. She loves watching her daughter grow with her horses and the special bond they share. Chrissy also recently discovered a passion for gardening!
Consultant Assistant/Post-Mortem Technician
Paulina is one of the friendly faces you will get to meet at LAC. She joined the clinic in October 2018 and was trained as a Consultant Assistant by FHMS. Paulina was born in Mexico, where she lived for most of her life and obtained her degree in veterinary medicine and zootechnics in 2012. In 2014, she officially called Lethbridge home. When she’s not at the clinic, Paulina enjoys hiking, biking, exploring the mountains, and seeing Alberta’s wildlife in the company of her family.