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Our Support Staff

Learn more about the staff that support the clinic!


Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlin Paul graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Health in 2019. Kaitlin came to us with a keen interest in optimizing the health of performance horses as well as an interest in how animal nutrition can be used as a tool to promote overall general health of our equine athletes. She's a successful competitor in both Extreme Cowboy competitions, having won the Extreme Cowboy Association Youth World Championship in 2014 and Reining, where she was the 2017 Canadian Supreme Limited Non Pro Champion. Kaitlin is adaptable and quick to learn, she's become an amazing asset to the veterinary team since she started with us in November of 2020 and we are excited to watch her grow within her position, and beyond. On any given day you can find her assisting any of our veterinarian's, but she spends a majority of her time with Dr. Hewlett and Dr. Smith.

Taylor Simmons

Veterinary Assistant

Coming Soon...

Emma Rice

Veterinary Assistant

Emma Rice graduated high school in 2020 and prior to working for Energy Equine she was involved in the horse industry. Emma worked at a boarding facility, taught children's riding lessons and summer camps, and worked in retail at a tack store. Emma originally came to Energy Equine to complete the volunteer hours needed to apply for tech school. She started volunteering in Feb of 2022 and by spring we knew she would be a perfect fit for the organization, she has been with us ever since! In Emma's free time she can be found hiking, long boarding, or training her horse, Shiner. She competes with Shiner in Extreme Cowboy Racing and was the EXCA overall novice division champion in 2022. Emma has always had an interest in equine sports medicine, rehab, and surgery, and she has now begun the Registered Veterinary Technologist program at Olds College. Following graduation she plans to to continue growing and developing her knowledge in the equine veterinary industry as a technologist.

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