Dr. Tara Hudye was raised on a farm near Kamsack Saskatchewan until attending The University of Regina in 1996. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in 2000 and graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Throughout her veterinary career she developed an interest in musculoskeletal ailments, in particular the aging pet family member. On a search for opportunities to offer additional therapeutics, she obtained her certification of canine rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee in 2012. Focusing on this specialty has led to numerous rewarding experiences such as lecturing at the Saskatchewan Vet Tech Conference (2012), teaching internship site for Canine Rehabilitation Institute CRI and Univ. of Tennessee CCRP, participating in the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race as a volunteer veterinarian (2018, 2020), and co-ordinating canine fitness classes and sport seminars. Most importantly, it has allowed her to add quality of life to many patients in new ways she never thought previously possible, such as fitting dogs with prosthetic limbs, rehabilitating intervertebral disc disease dogs to walk and function, and ordering carts for paraplegic dogs so they can explore their world once again. Every case she sees is so unique and she loves the opportunity to work with the owners to achieve a common goal – increase function and quality of life for their beloved family member. She is an active member of AARV American Assoc. Rehabilitation Veterinarians, IVAPM International Veterianry Assoc. Pain Management, and AAVA American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture.
Dr. Scherer was born and raised in Regina, SK and knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She first entered the veterinary profession as a receptionist after graduating high school, and worked her way through various positions while obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree (Biology major, double minor in Kinesiology and Psychology). She volunteered with Dr. Hudye during this time, after suffering from a chronic knee pathology herself, and immediately fell in love with the rehabilitation side of veterinary medicine. She graduated from the WCVM in the spring of 2020 and returned home to Regina to begin her dream career, with plans to pursue additional training in canine rehabilitation. She is particularly fond of giant breed dogs! Outside of the veterinary clinic, Dr. Scherer enjoys the outdoors, staying physically active and reading fantasy novels.
BSC Kin, MPT
Kristen Moore went to school at the University of Saskatchewan from 2007-2013. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology as well as a Master’s of Physical Therapy. After graduating from physical therapy Kristen completed her Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canadian Physical Therapy Association. At Veterinary Mobility Center, Kristen is a canine rehabilitation practitioner. This involves assessment, as well as delivery of rehabilitation programs, which include manual therapy, exercise prescription, and modalities. Kristen takes the same principles of treatment that she uses in her human physical therapy practice and applies them to a canine population. Kristen’s favourite part of the job is when she gets to see a dog who came into an appointment in pain leave with a wagging tail. She thinks it is very rewarding to see a dog who is suffering start to enjoy the simple things in life again, like going around the block for a walk. Those are the things that Kristen thinks really make a difference in the quality of life for a dog. Kristen’s family all lives in Regina and White City. She has one dog, a border terrier mix named Indi. Indi is a rescue from New Hope Dog Rescue in Saskatoon and is great little adventurer. Indi accompanies Kristen on many canoeing, hiking, and rock climbing trips. Kristen also continues to work part-time as a physical therapist with humans in a private practice clinic in Regina.
Dr. Alexina Labrecque was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science at the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She joined the Veterinary Mobility Center in September 2020 after working in rural mixed animal practice. Alexina is very interested in rehabilitation and integrative therapies to help improve animal’s overall health and well-being. She is currently completing her Certification in Clinical Integrative Canine Rehabilitation through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT), and is set to complete her Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2021/2022. In her spare time, Alexina enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and travelling.
Cherise grew up in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. She is currently completing her certification of therapeutic exercise through Univ. Tennessee. Cherise has many roles here at Veterinary Mobility Center; she is our Clinic Manager, she helps assist with therapies (such as laser, underwater treadmill sessions, and exercises), and she is a student on the side! Cherise enjoys working closely with the animals and forming relationships with our clients. She is interested in learning how the body functions and seeing the progression of each individual case. At home, Cherise lives with her wonderful husband, Logan, along with their 2 dogs (Destro and Hobbes) and 3 cats (Pancakes, Battle cat, and Token). She loves to be active, especially while playing soccer and frisbee. She also enjoys music, camping, and road trips.
Tanya was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She obtained her Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology at the UofR and then proceeded to the Veterinary Technology program at SIAST in Saskatoon. She graduated in 2002 and has worked in general practice ever since, including a few years out of country. Tanya really enjoys the interactions she has with the clients and their pets. Animals have been a passion of hers since she was young. Having the opportunity to work with the VMC team has renewed her passion to strengthen the bond we have with our pets and see them live pain free lives. At home, Tanya and her partner Curtis have 2 cats and a disabled dog that has lost both his eyes.
Arlee was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon and proceeded to work as a Veterinary Technologist for 35 years! After retirement, Arlee could not stay away from the veterinary field, so she joined the Veterinary Mobility Center team as a kennel assistant and assisting with general maintenance of the clinic. Arlee loves working short shifts only 3 days a week and sees this as the perfect job for a retired technologist! Arlee has been married to her husband Aaron for over 30 years. Together they have a 12-year-old cat, who was abandoned as a kitten at the veterinary hospital she was working at.
Kabrina grew up on an acreage outside of Saskatoon, near Vanscoy. She had a passion for animals from a young age (especially dogs) and spent her young years horseback riding and in 4H. She wanted to pursue a career in a health care field and Veterinary Technology seemed like a great fit. Graduating from SaskPolytech in June of 2019 with a Veterinary Technology diploma, she became an official RVT when she completed the VTNE in July. Kabrina has always been interested in physical rehabilitation. Moving to Regina to join the team at VMC gave her the best of both worlds (using her new skills as a tech as well as assisting with all of the wonderful rehab treatments the clinic has to offer). She is looking forward to exploring a diverse career and the many different areas, opportunities, and people that are devoted to bettering the lives of animals.
Mandi was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. She always had a deep love of dogs, eventually bringing her own dog home at the age of 13. This little dog brought her into the wonderful world of dog training and dog sports and eventually into a career in Veterinary Technology! Mandi graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at SaskPolytech in July of 2020 and joined the VMC team full time shortly after! Seeing the benefits to canine athletes and improved quality of life of pets has led to her interest in physical rehabilitation over the years. She is working through becoming Fear Free certified and is looking forward to putting these techniques into practice! Mandi lives with her 3 dogs, Eli, Lux, and Wylder. Outside of work they love hiking, training, and competing in various dog sports but especially flyball and dock diving!