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Lana grew up on a farm just outside of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Her family has always been active in thoroughbred horse racing. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan in 2005 and stayed on one more year to complete a Large Animal Surgery Internship. Lana started Delaney Veterinary Services in 2008 where she enjoys her equine patients, large and small, practicing with an emphasis on acupuncture, performance, dentistry, and reproduction. Dr. Delaney has recently been certified as a Spinal Manipulator to add to her variety of treatment options.
Ryan is one of the surgical and lameness specialist at Delaney Veterinary Services. He brings over a decade of surgical expertise to the practice. Following Veterinary school (WCVM), he continued his specialist training (Surgery and Lameness) at both Kansas University and the University of Saskatchewan. He obtained specialty recognition by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005. After teaching surgery and lameness at the WCVM for 2 years, he moved to private practice in Alberta.
Dr. Claudia Cruz Villagrán is originally from Mexico City, where she graduated from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in 2008. After graduation she completed an equine internship at a private practice in Texas, USA. She then pursued a mixed large animal internal medicine residency at The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a Master of Sciences in comparative and experimental medicine. Before moving to Canada, she worked in Morocco at a charitable hospital for working equids, and then in Australia as a lecturer in equine internal medicine at The University of Adelaide.
Dr. Andre Chaves is originally from Brazil where he graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Along the years he worked in renowned equine reproduction centres in his home country, USA and Canada, acquiring a vast knowledge in embryo transfer, reproductive problems in mares, stallion management, and neonatology. For the past few years he has been living in Canada and has joined the Delaney Veterinary Services Team in January of 2017.
Melanie grew up on a mixed cattle and grain farm in northern Alberta. She graduated from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) in 2017. She then completed an internship at Virginia Equine Imaging where she had the opportunity to develop skills in performance horses, lameness and diagnostic imaging. She joined the DVS team in July 2018. Her specialty is everything horse and looks forward to meeting you!
Kim primarily works at Guardian Veterinary Center, the largest specialty companion animal hospital in central/northern Alberta. She is one of only a few cardiology specialists in western Canada and is available to our equine patients for consultation by appointment.
Dr. Rory Weins, Ophthalmology