Denise joined Energy Equine as a technologist in February of 2021. She has always been fascinated by the intricacies of life which led to her obtaining a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences at the University of Konstanz, Germany – her country of origin. Being drawn to the field of veterinary medicine, she got licensed as an RVT after attending Olds College in the course of an overstayed planned working visit to Canada. Denise strives to provide the best care possible to all patients and clients coming through our doors. You will find her mostly at our north location or on farm.
Stacey Roberts graduated from Olds College in 2011 and since then has gone on to work at a variety of animal clinics. She also runs Rocky Hills Ranch, which offers western riding lessons and horse boarding in Okotoks, alongside her husband, Dusty, daughter, Sloan, and a variety of beloved animals from horses, to dogs, to even rabbits! Stacey competes in cutting horse competitions, barrel races, and can be found cheering on her daughter at gymkhana events in her spare time. She is currently with us part time at Synergy Equine on Tuesday's and Thursday's and has become an immense asset to Dr. Hewlett's team, and a friendly and approachable face for our clients.
Hannah graduated from Olds College in 2013 and has worked primary with small animals but horses have always been a large part of her life. She began working for Energy Equine part time in the spring of 2021, while also working full time with a board-certified small animal surgeon at another practice. In 2023, she started with Energy Equine full-time, predominately working out of Synergy Equine. Hannah was drawn to the team spirit and dedication that Energy Equine offers to their clients and horses. She loves every aspect of maintaining a healthy and happy horse from keeping them in shape to regular maintenance. They truly are athletes! In her free time, she likes to take her horse to barrel races, go to the gym and crossfit classes.
Kaila grew up in the Calgary area and always had a strong interest in horses, as a youngster she rode primarily english and was an active Pony Club member. At 16 Kaila rode her first cutting horse and was hooked! After many years working at a private barn in the cutting horse industry Kaila decided to attend Olds College and graduated in February 2022. Kaila was very excited to join the Energy Equine team in September 2022 as she has a deep love for performance horses. Kaila loves being a part of keeping horses happy, healthy and performing their best so they can go on to find great success with their human partners. In her spare time Kaila is most often found showing and spending time with her own horses, the best chihuahua Franklin and her crazy budgie Marjorie, as well as travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Kate graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Animal Bioscience, and then continued on to Olds College to obtain her AHT diploma. After doing her practicum with Energy Equine, she was hooked on equine sports medicine and joined the team as a full time RVT in December 2022. Kate has a particular interest in equine rehabilitation and plans on completing the Equine Rehabilitation Certificate Program with the University of Tennessee in the coming years. Kate grew up showing miniature horses, but has since switched her focus to “big horses”. However, minis still hold a special place in her heart and you’ll find her gravitating towards any tiny equines that visit the clinic!
Shaz grew up in the Okotoks area and from an early age had a passion for horses and rodeo. She was a client at Energy Equine for many years before attending Lakeland College in Vermilion Alberta to obtain her AHT diploma, and graduated in the spring of 2023. She quickly pursued Energy Equine for a career as an RVT because she always admired the upbeat, innovative atmosphere it provides. In her spare time, you can find Shaz riding her horses, or spending time with her family and her dog!
Shelby grew up in the lower mainland of BC riding jumping and 3-Day Eventing horses. In 2012 she came out to Alberta where she began working for barrel racing and cow horse horse trainers which lead her to Olds College for a diploma in Equine Reproduction. Specializing and working for 2 large breeding facilities in Alberta lead her to pursue more education as an RVT at the Olds College. Shelby has worked with a bovine specialty practice and mixed animal practice before coming back to her true passion of Equine Veterinary Medicine with Energy Equine. When she is not working you can find her barrel racing, training her own horses, riding out west in the mountains and enjoying time with her family (husband Matt and son Wade) and their 3 dogs. Shelby has a true passion for all equine athletes; being part of their veterinary team to help owners and horses reach their goals; no matter what size.