Meet the staff of Veterinary Mobility Center
Tara - Veterinarian/Owner
BSC(Bachelor of Science), DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) , CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner), CVPP in progress (Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner)
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. Dr. Hudye is currently working on her Pain Practitioner certification through IVAPM. 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, 4th year WCVM externship site and 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.
Secret Aspiration: To win Gold in Olympic figure skating while skating to Rod Stewards "Broken Arrow"!
Dr. Lorilee Sereda - Veterinarian/Surgeon
Dr. Lorilee Sereda has joined VMC in September 2020 and has brought her orthopedic surgical skills to the clinic. Being able to perform joint scoping, cruciate surgeries, including TPLO, fracture repairs among many other ligament and bone surgeries has been an asset to our patients. Using both advanced surgical techniques along with the rehabilitative integrative pain control skills increases the healing and functional outcomes for all patients seen by our clinic.
Alexina - Veterinarian
BSA (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture), DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), CCICR (Certified in Clinical Integrative Canine Rehabilitation)
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. Alexina has completed her Certification in Clinical Integrative Canine Rehabilitation through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT). In her spare time, Alexina enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and travelling.
Secret Aspiration: To be Taylor Swift’s best friend
Corben - Veterinarian
BSc (Bachelor of Science), DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), CTMT (Canine Therapeutic Massage Therapist), CCICR in Progress (Certificate Clinical Integrative Canine Rehabilitation)
Dr. Corben 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 she 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 and massage therapy. She is particularly fond of giant breed dogs! Outside of the veterinary clinic, Corben enjoys the outdoors, staying physically active and reading fantasy novels.
Secret aspiration: Disneyworld frequent flyer!
Kabrina - Registered Veterinary Technologist
RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist), CCICR (Certificate Clinical Integrative Canine Rehabilitation)
Kabrina grew up on an acreage outside of Saskatoon, near Vanscoy SK. She had a passion for animals from a young age (especially dogs) and graduated from SaskPolytech with a diploma in Veterinary Technology in June of 2019. She joined the Veterinary Mobility Center shortly after in July of 2019 and it was the perfect fit. She always had a strong interest in physical rehabilitation - particularly learning how the body moves, relieving pain and improving overall function. She has now completed her Certification in Clinical Integrative Canine Rehabilitation through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT). She loves being a part of such an integrative clinic and the ability to combine her role as a tech and all of the components of rehabilitation the clinic has to offer. She looks forward to continuing a diverse career filled with people devoted to bettering the lives of animals. At home, Kabrina is kept busy by her spunky Rottweiler mix Kyro who she adopted from CCRezQs in fall of 2019.
Secret Aspiration - To win World of Dance and go on a live dance tour worldwide.
Tanya - Registered Veterinary Technologist
BSc (Bachelor of Science) , RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist)
Tanya was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She obtained her Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology at the University of Regina 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. Tanya loves travelling and experiencing other cultures, camping and developing her skills and self-knowledge.
Secret Aspiration: To operate a huge animal sanctuary on an acreage where dogs and cats could live out their lives or get adopted. The sanctuary would have it's own vet clinic and staff, volunteers to play with the animals and multiple spacious housing options. No more euthanizing unwanted animals and over full rescue fosters!
Carlie Henheffer - Registered Veterinary Technologist
RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist)
Carlie graduated as a veterinary technologist a few years ago and immediately practiced mixed animal medicine for 1-2 years before joint us fall 2021. Carlie brings her excitement and love for animals and their care every day to our clinic where she works primarily as veterinary surgery technician. Assisting preoperative, operative and post care for all surgical patients takes dedication and high level care which Carlie exemplifies on a daily basis.
Kristen - Canine Rehab Practitioner
BSC Kin (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, MPT (Masters in Physical Therapy), Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation
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 has two dogs, who accompany 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.
Secret Aspiration: To be a world class violin player.
Cherise - Clinic Manager, OrthoPets case manager
Cherise grew up in Saskatoon but moved to Regina after high school to be closer to family. She has always had a love for learning and animals and feels she has her dream job working at the Veterinary Mobility Center, where she is constantly learning as much as she can about the field of canine rehabilitation. Cherise enjoys the team atmosphere here at Veterinary Mobility Center, as well as the relationships she forms with the clients and patients. She is our OrthoPets Case Manager and is happy to answer any inquiries about the different braces we can offer. She also helps assist with treatments such as laser, underwater treadmill, and exercise sessions. Cherise is interested in learning how the body functions and seeing the progression of each individual case. In her free time she loves hiking with her dogs, being active outdoors (especially while playing ultimate frisbee!), reading and road trips.
Secret Aspiration: To hike the Pacific Crest Trail!
Stephanie - HR/Business Manager
Human Resource Manager
Stephanie joined the team in November of 2020 after a 25 year career in Human Resources. She has known Dr. Hudye for many many years as a pet owner and always joked that her dream job in retirement would be to work VMC! She works behind the scenes on the business side of VMC and is here to provide support to the VMC team. From time to time you may see her helping out at reception or with your pets in their appointments. Stephanie lives in Regina with her husband and three cats - Sammy, Finnegan and Jazzmin (who at 22+ years old is the practice's oldest patient!).
Secret Aspiration: To compete on a cooking show on Food Network Canada!
Trinity - Receptionist
Trinity was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. As she was finishing high school, she knew she wanted to work with animals but wasn't sure in what capacity. Over the years, she worked a variety of administrative jobs, eventually settling as a receptionist at a local veterinary clinic in 2015. She can't imagine working in any other field as this combines her love of animals and people. She lives here in the city with her husband of 15 years, their 11 year old daughter and two dogs - Ghost and Titus. Trinity jokes that starting to work at VMC was one of the only good things to come out of 2020! Since starting here, she loves seeing what is possible through rehabilitation and enjoys watching the animals progress.
Secret Aspiration: To sing/dance/perform on stage!
Amanda - Vet Assistant & Reception
BSA (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture)
Amanda grew up in a small farming community east of Saskatoon, until her family moved to Warman. Growing up around animals infused a love and passion for animals. This led Amanda to the University of Saskatchewan where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science in 2016. After graduation, she continued to work full time at a dairy barn near Warman. Amanda moved to Weyburn for a brief time and then moved to Regina where she joined the VMC team in October of 2020. Amanda lives with her dog, Mae. She enjoys travelling, staying active and baking.
Secret Aspiration: To master speaking in different accents! (fueled by her love of travel!)
Kirby - Vet Assistant & Reception
Kirby grew up on a farm outside of Regina and started working with animals at a young age - from helping out on the farm and being an active member in the local 4-H Beef Club. Her love for animals led her to working with the Regina Humane Society for ten years in various roles, but her favourite by far would be that of a foster parent for animals recovering from injuries. Now joining the VMC team, Kirby looks forward to being able to help animals in an even greater capacity.
Secret Aspiration: To be a landscape photographer!
Mychaela Giesbrecht - Vet Assistant & Reception
Mychaela was born and raised in Regina. She volunteered at the humane society throughout her 4 years in high school. She has always had a love for animals, but didn’t start working with them until she was 18, at a local pet store. She is a sucker for small animals and exotics, but her heart belongs to dogs. She is a certified professional dog groomer, but left that field because she wanted to expand her knowledge in the veterinary field and experience everything medicine has to offer. She has been in the veterinary field for almost 4 years now, and it’s nothing short of her passion and purpose. She loves VMC because she can really see the progress when she is helping these animals . She loves how much she has learned about the body just by learning how to do laser therapy. In the near future, she would love to take the hydro therapy course, offering more opportunities for the clinic to help even more patients! When she is not at work, she likes to be outdoors with her 5 rescue dogs and amazing boyfriend - taking road trips, camping, hiking and exploring our beautiful province. Mychaela likes to think of herself as an amateur photographer, and really enjoys getting great nature shots. She also has 3 cats, and 1 rabbit! When not outdoors, she loves to spend her time cooking and watching movies!
Rhyan - Kennel Assistant
Rhyan is a Grade 10 student at Martin Collegiate. She plays many sports including softball and hockey. She lives in Lumsden, Saskatchewan with her parents and one brother and one sister. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats. When she is older, she would like to do something in the medical field. Rhyan really likes seeing and interacting with all the animals at the clinic.
Secret Aspiration: To fly an airplane!
Lauren - Kennel Assistant
Lauren was born and raised outside of Regina. She currently is enrolled in the University of Regina obtaining her classes needed to achieve her ultimate goal of studying veterinary medicine. While attending university, she is also a member of the Univ. of Regina Cougars Basketball team.