Dr. R. Stockburger

Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Education: WCVM (University of Saskatchewan)

Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB

Pets: Hunter Skywalker Biscuit (Chocolate Lab), E & Ginger (DSH cats)

I was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta. My family always had pets of one kind or another, including a tarantula. Being a Veterinarian was something I wanted for myself. Starting in high school, I worked part time cleaning kennels at a Veterinary Clinic and loved being there. With a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, I was able to join the best profession on the planet. That said, a modern animal hospital is made up of a multitude of skilled professionals. I have been fortunate to find a group of caring and dedicated staff that let me focus on being the best Veterinarian I can be. Their dedication, help and skill lets me enjoy my profession even more. While attending Veterinary school at the University of Saskatchewan, I met and married another Veterinarian. We relocated to Manitoba after graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Right now we are blessed with 3 beautiful kids, two cats, and a Labrador.  The very best thing about being a Veterinarian is watching my human clients enjoying their animal family members. What could be a more rewarding career than helping families enjoy a long, healthy life together?

In my spare time, you'll more likely find me in a rink with all the other Ringette and Hockey Moms. I especially enjoy rabbit and pocket pet medicine.