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Dr. Lana Delaney, DVM
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.
Dr. Ryan Shoemaker, MVetSc., Diplomate ACVS (Surgery)
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. Melanie Tuplin, DVM
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!
Dr. Andres Sanchez, DVM, MS, MSc
Dr. Andres Sanchez is originally from Ecuador and has practiced in Alberta since 2015. He completed his surgical residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2015 and his veterinary degree at the National University of Central Buenos Aires in Argentina in 2009. His vast experience also includes an internship at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, working in renamed thoroughbred breeding farms in Argentina, private general practice in his hometown, and several externships in California, Texas and Tennessee. He enjoys lameness exams and performing a broad variety of procedures from basic soft tissue surgeries as cryptorchidectomies, hernioplasties and upper airway surgeries, to more complex procedures as abdominal surgery on the colicky horse and orthopedic surgeries like arthroscopy, pastern arthrodesis and fracture repairs. Dr. Sanchez has researched on joint infections and synovial biomarkers as well as presented in renamed international conferences.
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Dr. Jose Len, DVM
Dr. Jose Len is originally from Panama and obtained his veterinary degree from the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico in 1996. He then practiced at the Panamanian racetrack for two years and then as the resident veterinarian in the largest thoroughbred stud farm in Central America for six years.
Following his private practice experience, in 2005 Dr. Len enrolled in a Master of Science/residency program in Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction) at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he performed studies in equine semen processing and cryopreservation. Following the completion of his residency, he became board certified by the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) in 2009. He joined the faculty team of the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital where his responsibilities included teaching veterinary students and providing client services in the Theriogenology section. Concurrently with his appointment, he enrolled in a PhD program, which he completed with research emphasis in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in horses.
In 2012 he joined the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide in South Australia, where he developed and taught the Theriogenology course of the DVM program. He was also responsible for setting up the equine reproduction facilities and developing the reproductive services at the Equine Health and Performance Centre, The University of Adelaide.
Dr. Len joined us at Delaney Veterinary Services in April 2019, bringing his many years of practical experience. He continues working to provide innovative services in equine assisted reproductive techniques through his ongoing research in oocyte maturation and stallion semen cryopreservation.
Dr. Samantha Deamel, DVM Intern
Samantha grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has her Bachelor of Science with a Biology Major from the University of Winnipeg. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Samantha has a special interest in lameness. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and beach volleyball. Samantha has a cat named Bean, that has the same genetic defect as a fainting goat, as well as she has a dog named Georgia. DVS is happy to have Samantha a part of our team!
Dr. Erin Elders, DVM Intern
Dr. Erin Elder grew up riding and competing as a 3-Day Eventer in Central Coast California and developed a passion for veterinary medicine early. She continued competing with her horse, T Bird while she attended college for a Bachelor’s of Animal Science at California Polytechnic State University. Erin then traveled to the Caribbean to attend veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in Saint Kitts. She then returned to California to complete her final clinical year at the UC Davis. Erin has a special interest in large animal surgery and enjoys traveling to the mountains to go snowboarding in her free time.
Veterinary Specialists Available for Consultation
Dr. Kim Hawkes, Diplomate ACVC , Cardiology
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
Bio coming soon!