Our Veterinarians

Dr. Denita Shtuka

DVM

Denita was a city kid until the age of 12, when she moved to her aunt and uncles farm near Melville Sask. While living there a local vet came by to perform a caesarean section on one of the dairy cows. As she stood and watched with amazement, her uncle turned to her and said “you could do that”. She didn’t think so at the time but eventually she realized that was the day the idea of her becoming a vet was born.

In 1987 she graduated from The Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon and then moved to Vancouver where she spent three years “getting her feet wet” by working at four different veterinary clinics. Strong connections to family and friends brought her back to the prairies. She worked part time at the Victoria Veterinary Clinic and at Albert North Veterinary Clinic and in 1995 she took a full time position at the Victoria Veterinary Clinic. In 2004 she and Dr. Brent Walter purchased the practice from Dr. Jim Inglis, who first opened the clinic doors in 1978. In 2007, she became the sole owner of the practice. Since then the practice has grown both in size and in team members.

Dr. Shtuka feels that she is very fortunate to be able to work with a great team of individuals committed to caring for pets. She looks forward to coming to work each day, helping clients and their pets with whatever concerns they may have.

At home her furry friends include “Willy” her cat and “Mandy” her dad’s Cocker Spaniel.

 

 

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Dr. Brent Walter

DVM

Dr. Walter was born and raised in Regina. He achieved a Biology degree at the University of Regina in 1994 and his DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1998. After graduating he moved to a small community in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island where he practiced until 2001. In July of 2001 he moved back to Regina and took a position with the Victoria Veterinary Clinic.

In his spare time Dr. Walter enjoys golfing, scuba diving and many other outdoor activities. He is also a member of the Canadian Progress Club. He and his wife Shannon have a son Erik and 2 furry children, Hunter a black lab and Sierra an American Eskimo.

 

 

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Dr. Jamie Tudor

DVM

Dr. Tudor was raised on a small farm near Beiseker Alberta where she enjoyed spending her time with all kinds of animals. After high school she attended at the University of Calgary. Realizing that her dream to becoming a veterinarian was a real possibility, she transferred to the University of Saskatchewan and obtained a degree in Animal Science.

After working 2 years for Cowtown dealing with nutrition and large animal production she was accepted to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation she worked in a fast paced mixed animal clinic in Lumsden (TM’Z Veterinary Clinic), and 1 ½ yrs later she decided to try emergency medicine at the 24 Hour Animal Care Center in Regina. In 2011 she became a team member at the Victoria Veterinary Clinic where she treats dogs, cats and pocket pets. In her spare time she works with her own mobile veterinary practice where she also deals with cattle and horses.

Dr. Tudor loves to spend her free time on her acreage near Lumsden. She has 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 horses who keep her busy. She looks forward to meeting more of the great clientele of the Victoria Veterinary Clinic!

 

 

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Dr Lisa Rymes

DVM

Born and raised in Regina, Dr. Rymes knew from an early age that she wanted to work with animals.  While achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan she explored different career options, but her combined love of animals and science led her to a DVM degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.  

In her spare time, Dr. Rymes likes reading, outdoor activities and playing board games.  She has two furry roommates, a 3 year old tuxedo cat named Algernon and a 9 year old black cat named Rupert, who are always a source of entertainment!

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Dr. Katherine Patzwald

DVM

Dr. Patzwald grew up on a farm in South East Saskatchewan. She had her first taste of veterinary medicine through a work experience program in grade 10 and hasn’t looked back since. With the intentions of getting into vet school she started her university career in animal science at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2011 she was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Having recently graduated she looks forward to working with and learning from her colleagues as well as helping her four legged patients. She has a strong interest in feline and preventative medicine.

Dr. Patzwald spends her spare time with family and frequently heads home to her family farm. She has 2 cats Beeps and Nugget who were originally foster cats but she could not resist adopting them!

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Dr. Lindsay Murphy

DVM

Dr. Murphy was born and raised in Regina and obtained a Bachelor of Science at the U of R. She received her DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon and now is very happy to be home and practicing in her community. She have always had a strong interest in medicine and science and was drawn to veterinary medicine because of the diversity of care she can offer dogs and cats. She is keen to provide accurate education to clients regarding their pet’s needs. She truly does love working with animals but also enjoys the interaction with their owners almost as much. Dr. Murphy hopes to build lasting and trusting relationships with the clients of Victoria Veterinary Clinic.

She and her husband love and care for their four pets: Honey, a senior Daschund from the SPCA who’s aspiration in life is to become a full-time couch potato, an energetic Golden Retriever puppy named Gamble, an intelligent and emotional adult cat named Roscoe and a crazy one-eyed kitten named Kit (who they had previously called Captain, but decided they needed a short syllable word to yell when they catch her on the counters, scaling the curtains, climbing the Christmas tree, etc. etc.) 

Dr. Murphy loves being outside and spending time at the lake. She also very much enjoys spending time with her niece, who as a toddler, ensures there is never a dull moment when Aunty is babysitting. She also has an unhealthy addiction to Pinterest with many failed attempts at baking and crafting.

 

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