Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd.

Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. The mission of VETERINARY AGRI-HEALTH SERVICES LTD. (VAHS) is to provide client-focused professional services and expertise in beef cattle health and welfare, production medicine, field research, and veterinary education.

Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. is a dedicated team of individuals who bring a wealth of experience to beef veterinary practice and strive to deliver excellent customer service.

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Have you "herd"?It's National Vet Tech Week!If you’ve ever taken your dog or cat to the vet, you might already know a bi...
10/18/2021

Have you "herd"?

It's National Vet Tech Week!

If you’ve ever taken your dog or cat to the vet, you might already know a bit about the role of a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT), but what do the vet techs at VAHS do day-to-day?

RVTs at Veterinary Agri-Health Services have many responsibilities including but not limited to:

-Inventory management
-Fulfilling pharmaceutical orders
-Performing digital post-mortems
-Surgical prep and assistance
-Bovine nursing (ie. fluid administration and management, bandaging, medication administration, and venipuncture)
-Collecting samples for research projects (ie. animal specimens and environmental samples)
-Performing laboratory tasks such as f***l egg counts and evaluating semen motility/morphology
And SO much more!

Give us a hand in thanking our 2 fabulous RVT's, Sandy Pratt-DeBruin and Lauren Stefaniuk, for all they do for the Vet Ag group.

#rvttc #abvta #rvtmonth #vettechweek #cowtech #vahs #vetag #rvt #proudlyrvt

Join us in congratulating our very own Dr. Elizabeth R. Homerosky who was presented with the Dr. James A. Jarrett Award ...
10/15/2021

Join us in congratulating our very own Dr. Elizabeth R. Homerosky who was presented with the Dr. James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders at the 2021 AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners) Conference!

"Recipients of this award have graduated veterinary school within 10 years, have given extraordinary service to the AABP in a manner that significantly enhances the mission of the organization, and whose contributions will help ensure the current and future success of the AABP."

(Quote and photo credits to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners )

#cowvet #aabp #vahs #vetag

Join us in congratulating our very own Dr. Elizabeth R. Homerosky who was presented with the Dr. James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders at the 2021 AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners) Conference!

"Recipients of this award have graduated veterinary school within 10 years, have given extraordinary service to the AABP in a manner that significantly enhances the mission of the organization, and whose contributions will help ensure the current and future success of the AABP."

(Quote and photo credits to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners )

#cowvet #aabp #vahs #vetag

Although she unfortunately couldn’t be there in person to accept her award, another round of congratulations goes out to...
10/09/2021

Although she unfortunately couldn’t be there in person to accept her award, another round of congratulations goes out to our ABPM student, the future Dr. Lexie Reed for being awarded the Merck Animal Health Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award and Scholarship at the 2021 AABP conference!

#AABP2021 #VAHS #ABPM #futurecowvet #soproud #OVC

Although she unfortunately couldn’t be there in person to accept her award, another round of congratulations goes out to our ABPM student, the future Dr. Lexie Reed for being awarded the Merck Animal Health Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award and Scholarship at the 2021 AABP conference!

#AABP2021 #VAHS #ABPM #futurecowvet #soproud #OVC

Many congratulations to our ABPM “sharp shooter,” the future Dr. Hannah Jarvis on being awarded the #AABP Foundation Sch...
10/09/2021

Many congratulations to our ABPM “sharp shooter,” the future Dr. Hannah Jarvis on being awarded the #AABP Foundation Scholarship at the 2021 conference in Salt Lake City!

#AABP2021 #VAHS #ABPM #sharpshooter #futurecowvet #soproud #ohiostate #gobucks

10/05/2021
Preconditioning at Chinook

Preconditioning works! A popular drought mitigation strategy is to wean calves early to take pressure off the cows and the grass. These kids at Chinook Ranch received their preweaning vaccines just over a month ago. On weaning day all they had to do was walk into the corrals and find the bunk. Today they’re looking full and happy as they come in for their booster shots… it’s like they never left the cow! Give us a shout if you’re interested in a customized preconditioning program for your herd!

#VAHS #ChinookRanch #preconditioning #weaning #happyandhealthy #droughtmitigation #grassthencows #cowvet #canadabeef #eatbeef

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these boys at Soderglen Ranches Ltd. have a pretty gorgeous spot to...
10/01/2021

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these boys at Soderglen Ranches Ltd. have a pretty gorgeous spot to enjoy theirs! Have a great weekend everyone! #VAHS #adayinthelifeofacowvet #charolais #bulls #vetag #sunrise #fall

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these boys at Soderglen Ranches Ltd. have a pretty gorgeous spot to enjoy theirs! Have a great weekend everyone! #VAHS #adayinthelifeofacowvet #charolais #bulls #vetag #sunrise #fall

Did you know that humans aren't the only ones that need to be tested and inspected before they travel internationally? H...
09/29/2021

Did you know that humans aren't the only ones that need to be tested and inspected before they travel internationally? Here Dr. Tommy Ware is making sure this pen of cattle is certified to be free of disease and fit to travel long distances. #adayinthelifeofacowvet #VAHS #vetag #healthycows #exports #cowvet

(Photo credits to the #abvta)Our very own Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky is gearing up to present! This evening she will be exp...
09/22/2021

(Photo credits to the #abvta)

Our very own Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky is gearing up to present! This evening she will be expanding her reach in the veterinary profession and has prepared a presentation designed for veterinary technicians covering the topic of beef cattle hormone implants!

#soproud #aabp #abvma #ce #cowtech #vetag #vahs

(Photo credits to the #abvta)

Our very own Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky is gearing up to present! This evening she will be expanding her reach in the veterinary profession and has prepared a presentation designed for veterinary technicians covering the topic of beef cattle hormone implants!

#soproud #aabp #abvma #ce #cowtech #vetag #vahs

To our valued clients and industry partners, On behalf of the VAHS team, we would like to thank you for your continuous ...
09/14/2021

To our valued clients and industry partners,

On behalf of the VAHS team, we would like to thank you for your continuous support throughout the past year. In addition, we would like to take this opportunity to share a few updates with you. Without a doubt, the highlight of our year was our long-awaited Grand Opening celebration on July 9th. We were thrilled to host nearly 300 clients, friends, and industry partners! Thank you to all of you that attended and brought your irons to have your brand displayed in our reception area. Another milestone worthy of celebration was Dr. Mike’s 35-year Recognition Award from the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. We have so much to be thankful for and would like to take this time to share with you a few other highlights from the past year.

Both our VAHS family and partnership team continue to grow. We are delighted to have Dr. Brian Warr join us as a partner. His background in feedlot production medicine, commitment to excellent client service, and passion for the beef industry make him the perfect addition to our management team. Dr. Brian is currently in the process of completing a Master of Science degree through the University of Saskatchewan. His thesis aims at better understanding the pathogens that cause septic arthritis in feedlot cattle and methods to mitigate long-term impacts.

We are also thrilled to announce that Paige Wildman has joined our administrative team. Between growing up on a seedstock Red Angus operation in Sangudo, AB and having worked at Alta Genetics for the past three years, Paige brings with her a wealth of experience in the cattle industry. She is excited to be working alongside our fantastic team of veterinary technicians, Sandy and Lauren, and support staff, Corissa, Adele and Tricia, in the area of inventory management to help ensure you get exactly what you need when you need it. We are extremely proud of our entire team for navigating so many obstacles related to Covid-19 throughout the past year. Our associate veterinarians especially rose to the challenge.

Dr. Sydney completed her Beef Cattle Residency program through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is studying to take her board examination next fall! Within our practice, she continues to take on more responsibility in the areas of research and educational partnerships. We'd also like to congratulate Dr. Tommy who has recently been named the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ Emerging Leader of the Year! He continues to expand his knowledge in the area of cow-calf consulting and nutrition and is offering ration balancing services to our clients. Dr. Matt has been busy studying regenerative agriculture and making improvements on his family’s and our clients’ ranches. He and his wife, Angela expanded their herd this year as they welcomed Miss Rachel Belle into the world. Dr. Matt continues to help us out in the field on a seasonal basis and represented VAHS well with his roping skills at the 2021 Madden Ranch Rodeo alongside Dr. Craig, Dr. Elizabeth, and Sandy.

Helping to ensure the success of the beef cattle industry through education and extension is a critical part of our mission at VAHS. We enjoy collaborating with our affiliate veterinarians, Dr. Karin Orsel and Dr. Bruce Stover at the University of Calgary, and Dr. Nathan Erikson at Western College of Veterinary Medicine. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to offer student externships year-round and recently hosted our 4th annual Advanced Beef Production Medicine rotation. Our team delivered two packed weeks of advanced training in cow-calf and feedlot production medicine to nine aspiring “cow vets” from the University of Calgary, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Montreal, and The Ohio State University. We have extended our reach to veterinary students internationally through Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine in Tennessee where Dr. Elizabeth serves as an adjunct lecturer in beef production medicine.

We are very thankful that virtual platforms allowed us to connect with you for our annual Cow-Calf Producer Meeting and Feedlot Manager’s Meeting. The VAHS veterinarians were invited to partake in several other virtual events throughout the past year. In February, Dr. Mike presented to the Quebec Cattle Feeders on feedlot lameness and Dr. Elizabeth spoke about nutritional disease outbreaks at the Red Bow Ranching Conference. This past month, Dr. Elizabeth and Dr. Tommy teamed up to deliver a seminar on utilizing Telemedicine in the Field at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. We have many more speaking events in the books for this fall and winter.

Advancing the beef cattle industry through clinical research is another core component of our mission. Dr. Craig, Dr. Sydney, and RVT Lauren are beginning year three of collecting nasal and f***l samples, as well as antimicrobial use data with the help of several of our clients’ feedlots for a six-year project through the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS). The information obtained from this study will allow us to make educated decisions regarding feedlot protocols and develop benchmarks for monitoring changes in antimicrobial use and resistance in the future. Dr. Mike and Lauren are working on a project with Chinook Contract Research funded by Canadian Agriculture Partnership designed to investigate methods to monitor antimicrobial resistance in the feedlot without individually swabbing cattle. Dr. Mike is additionally involved in a pilot study with Dr. Greg Penner at the University of Saskatchewan and the National Research Council looking at new technology for feed analysis. We are also collaborating with Dr. Karin Orsel and Coaldale Veterinary Services on a project to better understand the bacterial populations that contribute to footrot and digital dermatitis infections.

We look forward to sharing the results of these studies with you, as well as information on new products and other production strategies throughout the coming months. Please do not hesitate to stop by or contact us if there is any way we can be of service. Best wishes for a successful harvest and fall run! We look forward to catching up with you in person soon.

Regards,
Mike Jelinski, DVM
Craig Dorin, DVM
Elizabeth R. Homerosky, DVM, MSc, DABVP
Brian Warr, DVM

To our valued clients and industry partners,

On behalf of the VAHS team, we would like to thank you for your continuous support throughout the past year. In addition, we would like to take this opportunity to share a few updates with you. Without a doubt, the highlight of our year was our long-awaited Grand Opening celebration on July 9th. We were thrilled to host nearly 300 clients, friends, and industry partners! Thank you to all of you that attended and brought your irons to have your brand displayed in our reception area. Another milestone worthy of celebration was Dr. Mike’s 35-year Recognition Award from the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. We have so much to be thankful for and would like to take this time to share with you a few other highlights from the past year.

Both our VAHS family and partnership team continue to grow. We are delighted to have Dr. Brian Warr join us as a partner. His background in feedlot production medicine, commitment to excellent client service, and passion for the beef industry make him the perfect addition to our management team. Dr. Brian is currently in the process of completing a Master of Science degree through the University of Saskatchewan. His thesis aims at better understanding the pathogens that cause septic arthritis in feedlot cattle and methods to mitigate long-term impacts.

We are also thrilled to announce that Paige Wildman has joined our administrative team. Between growing up on a seedstock Red Angus operation in Sangudo, AB and having worked at Alta Genetics for the past three years, Paige brings with her a wealth of experience in the cattle industry. She is excited to be working alongside our fantastic team of veterinary technicians, Sandy and Lauren, and support staff, Corissa, Adele and Tricia, in the area of inventory management to help ensure you get exactly what you need when you need it. We are extremely proud of our entire team for navigating so many obstacles related to Covid-19 throughout the past year. Our associate veterinarians especially rose to the challenge.

Dr. Sydney completed her Beef Cattle Residency program through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is studying to take her board examination next fall! Within our practice, she continues to take on more responsibility in the areas of research and educational partnerships. We'd also like to congratulate Dr. Tommy who has recently been named the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ Emerging Leader of the Year! He continues to expand his knowledge in the area of cow-calf consulting and nutrition and is offering ration balancing services to our clients. Dr. Matt has been busy studying regenerative agriculture and making improvements on his family’s and our clients’ ranches. He and his wife, Angela expanded their herd this year as they welcomed Miss Rachel Belle into the world. Dr. Matt continues to help us out in the field on a seasonal basis and represented VAHS well with his roping skills at the 2021 Madden Ranch Rodeo alongside Dr. Craig, Dr. Elizabeth, and Sandy.

Helping to ensure the success of the beef cattle industry through education and extension is a critical part of our mission at VAHS. We enjoy collaborating with our affiliate veterinarians, Dr. Karin Orsel and Dr. Bruce Stover at the University of Calgary, and Dr. Nathan Erikson at Western College of Veterinary Medicine. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to offer student externships year-round and recently hosted our 4th annual Advanced Beef Production Medicine rotation. Our team delivered two packed weeks of advanced training in cow-calf and feedlot production medicine to nine aspiring “cow vets” from the University of Calgary, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Montreal, and The Ohio State University. We have extended our reach to veterinary students internationally through Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine in Tennessee where Dr. Elizabeth serves as an adjunct lecturer in beef production medicine.

We are very thankful that virtual platforms allowed us to connect with you for our annual Cow-Calf Producer Meeting and Feedlot Manager’s Meeting. The VAHS veterinarians were invited to partake in several other virtual events throughout the past year. In February, Dr. Mike presented to the Quebec Cattle Feeders on feedlot lameness and Dr. Elizabeth spoke about nutritional disease outbreaks at the Red Bow Ranching Conference. This past month, Dr. Elizabeth and Dr. Tommy teamed up to deliver a seminar on utilizing Telemedicine in the Field at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. We have many more speaking events in the books for this fall and winter.

Advancing the beef cattle industry through clinical research is another core component of our mission. Dr. Craig, Dr. Sydney, and RVT Lauren are beginning year three of collecting nasal and f***l samples, as well as antimicrobial use data with the help of several of our clients’ feedlots for a six-year project through the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS). The information obtained from this study will allow us to make educated decisions regarding feedlot protocols and develop benchmarks for monitoring changes in antimicrobial use and resistance in the future. Dr. Mike and Lauren are working on a project with Chinook Contract Research funded by Canadian Agriculture Partnership designed to investigate methods to monitor antimicrobial resistance in the feedlot without individually swabbing cattle. Dr. Mike is additionally involved in a pilot study with Dr. Greg Penner at the University of Saskatchewan and the National Research Council looking at new technology for feed analysis. We are also collaborating with Dr. Karin Orsel and Coaldale Veterinary Services on a project to better understand the bacterial populations that contribute to footrot and digital dermatitis infections.

We look forward to sharing the results of these studies with you, as well as information on new products and other production strategies throughout the coming months. Please do not hesitate to stop by or contact us if there is any way we can be of service. Best wishes for a successful harvest and fall run! We look forward to catching up with you in person soon.

Regards,
Mike Jelinski, DVM
Craig Dorin, DVM
Elizabeth R. Homerosky, DVM, MSc, DABVP
Brian Warr, DVM

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd., founded in 1993 is a health management oriented veterinary practice providing high quality professional services to feedlot and cow/calf operations across western Canada. These services focus on three areas: (1) animal health and production related management strategies and problem solving, (2) animal well being and product quality, and (3) producer education and information transfer. Our services include vaccination strategies and treatment protocols, nutritional advice, computerized record systems and health monitoring, regular consultation and reproductive health visits, as well as individual animal diagnosis and treatment. Our primary goal is to work collaboratively with our clients and other industry professionals to maximize the health and productivity of individual herds with a cost effective program consistent with the goals and objectives of each producer.

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Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. is a dedicated team of professionals who bring a wealth of experience to Beef Veterinary Practice and strive to deliver unparalleled customer service. The team consists of Dr. Michael Jelinski, Dr. Craig Dorin, Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky, Dr. Matt Kumlin, Dr. Sydney Crosby, Dr. Tommy Ware, Dr. Brian Warr and our faculty member from the University of Calgary – Dr. Bruce Stover; along with our amazing support staff – RVT/Inventory Administrator Sandy DeBruin, RVT/Field Technicians Shelby Bennett and Lauren Stefaniuk, as well as Systems Administrator Corissa Miles-Boychuk, Accounting/HR Support Adele Brouse, and Receptionist/Office Administrator Tricia Wade.

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